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Old 12th June 2011, 22:13   #61
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Nice & detailed review, Tejas.

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Didn't get rear-ended though, dad reversed into a wall.
I remember you mentioning in some other thread that the i10-AT does not indicate the currently slotted gear (N/D/R etc) in the display, unlike other automatics. I guess if it had this feature, maybe the accident could have been averted because your Dad would have noticed that he is in R, instead of the D that he assumed the car to be in.

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So in the morning when my dad sat in the car, out of habit, he shifted one step down and engaged 'R' instead of 'D' (which he assumed) and slammed the accelerator. Result: banged into the wall behind.
One of my peeves with the gear-order in Automatics is that they have it as P->R->N->D, which means even when you are moving forward from stationary (like your Dad), you need to go via the Reverse gear. Having this as R->P->N->D makes more sense to me.

BTW, for calculating the i10's FE, you don't need to go the Fulltank-To-Fulltank (FTF) route, when you have a much easier/accurate method available on the i10. On the i10 just use the yellow-light that comes up indicating that you need to refuel. When the light comes up, set tripmeter to zero. When you next fill fuel, fill for a known quantity say 10litres and keep driving. When the light comes up next, check tripmeter reading (let's say it shows 110kms) and divide it by last fuelled quantity (10 in this case) and you get the FE (110/10 = 11kmpl). As simple as that.

While FTF is generally considered one of the most reliable ways to measure FE, it is not without its share of errors, even when you do FTF from same-pump-same-nozzle. My assumption here is that the yellow-light on the i10 always comes up when the fuel in tank reaches a certain level.

There are not many things I admire in Korean cars, but I so wish my Jap cars had this feature - would have made measuring FE as simple as the reserve-to-reserve way we use on bikes. I use a variation of this on our A*-AT - it's digital fuel-gauge has 10 blocks when tank is full and the last block starts blinking indicating that it is time to refuel - I just substitute the yellow-light with the blinking in the method I mentioned above.

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Car's now 2 years old and just done ~8000kms. FE still bad at around 7kmpl.

Plan to get it checked out at an independent workshop. Hyundai guys are of no help.
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Car's now 2 years old and just done ~8000kms. FE still bad at around 7kmpl.

Plan to get it checked out at an independent workshop. Hyundai guys are of no help.
If you like you can get one of these and monitor for a while -

Amazon.com: ScanGauge II Ultra Compact 3-in-1 Automotive Computer with Customizable Real-Time Fuel Economy Digital Gauges: Automotive
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i am keen to know your mileage of the car. i am getting 300kms out of a full tank. normal driving. the sunroof is nice . i use it like 3 times a day. in the nights gf and her friends like popping out of it.
Hi jassi,
Has your mileage increased till now.
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