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Old 24th March 2010, 07:34   #61
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If Nano delivers 18+ kmpl after 1st service then it's good, will check the mileage after the 1st service. Thanks Guys.
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Old 24th March 2010, 12:53   #62
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The temperature in Delhi has increased significantly over the last week resulting in full duty for the Air Con. Although the cooling is satisfactory but mileage has dropped to around 14-15KM/ltr with 70% of A C usage. I expected a bit more than that.

Vikram is surely feeling the heat and the famous Delhi summers of June with 100% humidity is still to come. My fingers are crossed.
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Old 26th March 2010, 20:03   #63
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how much you are getting.
Got 22kmpl after 1st service. Last 350kms inside nilgiri range gave 16kmpl with lot of 1 and 2nd gear reving.
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From what I have learnt(from a nano owner) it stays below 15kmpl before the 1st service.
Sad to know that.see above.
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Hi,

My friend's Nano disappointed him with a AC mileage of 13.5 kpl in city conditions. He also was suggested to wait for at least first service.

But his highway runs have given him 18.2 and 19.3 kpl with AC on throughout.
Hmm. Hope it gets better.
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If Nano delivers 18+ kmpl after 1st service then it's good, will check the mileage after the 1st service. Thanks Guys.
Keep us updated.
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Old 26th March 2010, 23:17   #64
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[quote=trrk;1799777]Hi,

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My friend's Nano disappointed him with a AC mileage of 13.5 kpl in city conditions. He also was suggested to wait for at least first service.
Just got the tank filled upto the brim and the average i got is !3.46km/ltr. ( Total of 175 kms in 13.3 ltrs). And my first average is already done. The average is with 50% AC usage. This is worrysome as it has dropped alot.Last time i got around 16 kmpl. What could be the reason??
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Just back from a 4day drive. Bangy-Ooty-Bangy.

735Kms road trip and lots of fun with the nano.

Last tankful gave the highest I have ever got. 24.6Kmpl (384Km/15.6Lts).

Interestingly this tankful was a mix of 140Kms in the ghats, rest in highway but lots of high revving at 80-90 (yeah, its HIGH for this tiny motor). I did Ooty-bangy in 4hours 30 minutes flat non stop.

Car did amazingly well for this adventure trip. Coz, I had no idea how this would perform in the Ghats. It strained to climb the masinagudi 36-killer hairpins. But, rest was a breeze.

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Odo reads 2387Kms in 34 days of ownership

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Just got the tank filled upto the brim and the average i got is !3.46km/ltr.
Is there any problem in filling it to the brim?

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Last tankful gave the highest I have ever got. 24.6Kmpl (384Km/15.6Lts).
Enjoying yourself? With AC? Excellent mileage!
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Just back from a 4day drive. Bangy-Ooty-Bangy.

735Kms road trip and lots of fun with the nano.

Last tankful gave the highest I have ever got. 24.6Kmpl (384Km/15.6Lts).

Interestingly this tankful was a mix of 140Kms in the ghats, rest in highway but lots of high revving at 80-90 (yeah, its HIGH for this tiny motor). I did Ooty-bangy in 4hours 30 minutes flat non stop.

Car did amazingly well for this adventure trip. Coz, I had no idea how this would perform in the Ghats. It strained to climb the masinagudi 36-killer hairpins. But, rest was a breeze.

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Odo reads 2387Kms in 34 days of ownership
Wow! Fantastic mileage and glad to know that the car did well over the longer distances.
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Just back from a 4day drive. Bangy-Ooty-Bangy.

735Kms road trip and lots of fun with the nano.

Last tankful gave the highest I have ever got. 24.6Kmpl (384Km/15.6Lts).

Interestingly this tankful was a mix of 140Kms in the ghats, rest in highway but lots of high revving at 80-90 (yeah, its HIGH for this tiny motor). I did Ooty-bangy in 4hours 30 minutes flat non stop.

Car did amazingly well for this adventure trip. Coz, I had no idea how this would perform in the Ghats. It strained to climb the masinagudi 36-killer hairpins. But, rest was a breeze.

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Odo reads 2387Kms in 34 days of ownership
This is great. In fact, if NANO can handle the ghats even moderately well, it could turn out to be a good option for the narrow hill roads.

How many passengers were there for the trip? If the car can climb with 4 people, that is better than the expectations I guess (
Not to speak of the amazing mileage)
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Enjoying yourself? With AC? Excellent mileage!
yes Rajesh. 95% AC gave this result.

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Wow! Fantastic mileage and glad to know that the car did well over the longer distances.
thx...

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This is great. In fact, if NANO can handle the ghats even moderately well, it could turn out to be a good option for the narrow hill roads. How many passengers were there for the trip?...
You would be surprised to learn there are 4 nano's in Ooty. I saw 2 of them, 1 full RED and 1 the cute yellow.

There were 2 people in the car (me and wife). Luggage about 20Kgs MAX.

Read here for more

link (nanoLog® - Bangalore-Masinagudi-Ooty & Back with a different agenda...)

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I somehow feel the design of the car is strongly linked to its efficiency. I did the bangy-ooty trip with less than 20% AC. Didnt need it because of the early morning drive. But because of the 'window down' effect, the drag may have increased heavily.

The return run with AC and top speeds (of this car), gave a much better result.

Can anyone comment on this point?

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You would be surprised to learn there are 4 nano's in Ooty. I saw 2 of them, 1 full RED and 1 the cute yellow.

There were 2 people in the car (me and wife). Luggage about 20Kgs MAX.

Read here for more

link (nanoLog® - Bangalore-Masinagudi-Ooty & Back with a different agenda...)

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I somehow feel the design of the car is strongly linked to its efficiency. I did the bangy-ooty trip with less than 20% AC. Didnt need it because of the early morning drive. But because of the 'window down' effect, the drag may have increased heavily.

The return run with AC and top speeds (of this car), gave a much better result.

Can anyone comment on this point?
I agree that this car is built with very low expectations on the user maintaining it well. Probably it is sturdier than old gen indica and indigo. I'll take your word on that one

I guess soon there will be lot many nanos in Ooty given its unique features.

I also read your travelogue a little bit - what about them brakes?
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Brakes fade since they are all drum. The masinagudi ghats decline is VERY demanding on brakes. After 2-3 slopes continous, I felt the braking distance increasing. So I had to ditch the 2nd and keep coming down in 1st gear more often.

If you have done this route to&fro once you can understand how demanding this strech is on any vehicle.
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I agree to svsantosh here, When I had gone to Ooty via Masinagudi in October, I had to stop midway while descending and cool off the breaks of my WagonR, After stopping, I could see smoke/heat emitting from the front two tyres, hopefully, two 2 ltr bottles of water cooled the tyres and the brakes quickly,

Yes, the Masinagudi stretch is a bit demanding for brakes, however, the scenic beauty enroute is just too exciting and good to miss,
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Guys, its very important to use engine braking on declines, whatever the car.

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After stopping, I could see smoke/heat emitting from the front two tyres, hopefully, two 2 ltr bottles of water cooled the tyres and the brakes quickly,
Don't ever throw water on hot brakes. You can damage your discs!
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.. two 2 ltr bottles of water cooled the tyres and the brakes quickly..
Ok if your car survived this attempt. Dont repeat, else you can easily crackup a very hot disc or the pad.

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Guys, its very important to use engine braking on declines, whatever the car.
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Don't ever throw water on hot brakes. You can damage your discs!
Yes Rush, in this already under-powered brake wise' car, the need for 1st was more than the 2nd. It just wouldnt stop safely in 2nd gear inclines!! I couldnt ride the brakes for long. Instead kept doing 0-10-20-25 max (1st gear full revs) - then braked completely to ~0, then started the cycle again for nearly 5kms of the steepest declines. Holding onto the brakes thru the incline only meant the fade was getting bigger and bigger.
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Its a BS-II and can be sold in every city?
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