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Old 14th December 2005, 17:12   #31
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Zappo, I liked your signoff slogan 'Leave Early, Reach in Peace'. In the Indian traffic conditions, this should be practised religiously....
Thank u Finneyp. Actually looking at the everyday traffic scenario I feel this holds very good. Everyday I see so many maniacs with those moded bikes and cars zipping by, crazily swerving and cutting across lanes, jeopardizing their as well as others safety. I just let these guys go past the moment I see them in the rear view, and yet they go nowhere. I keep meeting them (basically catch up with them) at every signal. So they are not going anywhere in a hurry but only risking lives.
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Old 22nd June 2006, 00:57   #32
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Just Bought a Santro ERLX XL..Upgradd to 165/65 R 13 Goodyear Eagle GA + tyres..
I also own a Baleno Lxi....must add that the Santro is the more driveable of teh two in the city...you really get an instant shove in the back once you tap the acclerator....or course never revved up the engine since it is only 240 kms old yet....
more to come as I measure the mileage that I am actually getting out of it.. AC seems OK but not in the same league as Baleno...and thr ride is quite bouncy compared to the Baleno

all in all...a good city car which you can use for the occassional highway run in spirited cornering is not on the agenda
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Old 22nd June 2006, 09:39   #33
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Zappo, I liked your signoff slogan 'Leave Early, Reach in Peace'. In the Indian traffic conditions, this should be practised religiously....
If everyone practices it religiously, then you have to leave either in midnight or early morning..
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if u go for cutting the traffic laden roads then the santro is the best. good power decent economy good handling et al. but baleno is sheer power in everything. the ac is just too cool.amazing for long distance drives.you actually feel the power there.plus it gives a good feel of a decent indian sedan.
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Old 27th June 2006, 00:48   #35
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Just an update... the first tankful to tankful FE was a bit of a pleasant surprise....with the AC on most of the time and couple of trips to the crowded part of the city....it tok in 30.1 litres for 454 kms.... thats 15kmpl.... astonishing since this is even before the first service..
PS: I generally get 11.5-13.5 in my Baleno that is now close to 20k km old.
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Well if you are getting 13.5 in a Baleno, then your route and driving style is FE friendly....so 15 is expected.
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yup...it is.... my general avg in the Baleno though hovers around 12-12.5.... (Range is 11.5-13.5)... so 15 on the first tankful was really pleasant
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Santro XS was a feature rich top version of Hyundai santro Xing. It is unfortunate that Hyundai discontinued it in september 2005 and came up with XO which is no patch on XS.
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Can someone comment on the actual FE in city with the A/C on !! ??
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Can someone comment on the actual FE in city with the A/C on !! ??
am getting 10 to 11 with AC on in the city... mine is an 4 months old car

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My Santro is giving around 13.5-14 with AC in city.
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can i expect better FE after the second service????
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it should improve after the second service. So You should get 12.5-13 even in worst traffic condition. 10-11 is on the lower side.
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I routinely get 17-18 kmpl on my santro with AC (March 2006 model) ... using IOC Xtra premium petrol ... measured by 1st cut to 1st cut for tankfuls

I agree with Rohit the worst figure you should get is 14 kmpl...

Pls use the low end torque properly and don't revv the engine too high ... it is capable of returning even 20+ kmpl ... although u will have to drive very carefully for that

Drive something like
1st gear - 0-10 kmph
2nd gear - 10-20 kmph
3rd gear - 20-40 kmph
4th gear - 40-50 kmph
5th gear - 50-80 kmph

don't drive beyond 80 the car becomes slightly unstable (i used to drive a zen carb before this hence could be biased) ... I haven't taken the car beyond 120 kmph (i used to max the zen at 140+ kmph quite often) although it is more than a year and 14,000 Kms old
plus in Delhi NCR u can get caught for speeding and get fined :-)
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