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Old 30th June 2010, 22:12   #61
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There is another black ANHC done 10000km at nandi toyota used car dealership. quote is 9 lacs. if anyone wants ping them soon.
I very narrowly missed an excellent offer on another ANHC, 11 months old and run only 5400 KM. I had fixed an appointment to meet the seller in the afternoon, but got an SMS from him before leaving saying that it was sold. :-( The asking price was 8.75. It is an S MT variant.
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I very narrowly missed an excellent offer on another ANHC, 11 months old and run only 5400 KM. I had fixed an appointment to meet the seller in the afternoon, but got an SMS from him before leaving saying that it was sold. :-( The asking price was 8.75. It is an S MT variant.
Gee phantom that's quite unfortunate I'd say!!
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Thumbs up Mileage update - 14kmpl !!

I had forgotten to reset the trip count, so i did that today and tried home to office at 730am, relatively free time with no bumper to bumper. I managed an actual of a little over 14kmpl on the same route that gives me 9.5kmpl usually.

Trick was to bring car to higher gears quickly, and in those gears let it use inertial force to go forward than any pedal press as such beyond a point. This is not a usually scenario since this kind of driving requires calculation dedication and perhaps coming early to office early to save fuel :-)

nevertheless, atleast i now know what makes this car give me a great return on mileage. That said, it only shows how congested the same route has become since ten years!
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real good figures. I've heard it could go upto 16-17 on highways. Good to know that you are really enjoying sitting in a silent car.


OT: I really like people who love a car for what it is but have the sense to speak out on what it is not. Believe me its hard to find such people.
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I had forgotten to reset the trip count, so i did that today and tried home to office at 730am, relatively free time with no bumper to bumper. I managed an actual of a little over 14kmpl on the same route that gives me 9.5kmpl usually.

Trick was to bring car to higher gears quickly, and in those gears let it use inertial force to go forward than any pedal press as such beyond a point. This is not a usually scenario since this kind of driving requires calculation dedication and perhaps coming early to office early to save fuel :-)

nevertheless, atleast i now know what makes this car give me a great return on mileage. That said, it only shows how congested the same route has become since ten years!
Also try to put the gear to neutral, let the momentum carry forward on open roads, for instance, foresee the signal in the front well in advance, put to neutral and let it go and remember to switch off in signal, you will see the realtime mileage indicator touches all the way up to 40. I use this method effectively, even in B2B traffic i get about 12kmpl. On highways I usually get in the range of 19-21.

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Also try to put the gear to neutral, let the momentum carry forward on open roads, for instance, foresee the signal in the front well in advance, put to neutral and let it go and remember to switch off in signal, you will see the realtime mileage indicator touches all the way up to 40. I use this method effectively, even in B2B traffic i get about 12kmpl. On highways I usually get in the range of 19-21.
What speed do you drive on the highway? That is a very interesting mileage figure.
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he must be driving between 60-80kmpl and mostly in fifth gear. thats the only way to achieve that mileage!
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he must be driving between 60-80kmpl and mostly in fifth gear. thats the only way to achieve that mileage!
Well no no no..thatz what makes the city a winner in that front. I have maintained speeds between 80-120. As far as I know it's probably one of the few cars which can give such a good mileage in those average speeds. Any ANHCians to agree with me on this?
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Also try to put the gear to neutral, let the momentum carry forward on open roads, for instance, foresee the signal in the front well in advance, put to neutral and let it go and remember to switch off in signal, you will see the realtime mileage indicator touches all the way up to 40. I use this method effectively, even in B2B traffic i get about 12kmpl. On highways I usually get in the range of 19-21.

You should never run with the gear in neutral. Such a practice should be avoided. This can cause you more if done when climbing down the hills. Usually some people have a habit of doing this which should never be done. You will lose the engine braking in doing so and thus can loose your control over the car or your calculation of slowing/stopping the vehicle.
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You should never run with the gear in neutral. Such a practice should be avoided. This can cause you more if done when climbing down the hills. Usually some people have a habit of doing this which should never be done. You will lose the engine braking in doing so and thus can loose your control over the car or your calculation of slowing/stopping the vehicle.
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Please read the context in which I have suggested. It is purely on city traffic conditions and I will be surprised to find a hill type conditions in Bangalore traffic.
Also, I agree that one should not run the car down the hill in neutral
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The prices of the city car seem to have gone up quite a bit. I remember having purchased my SMT @ 9.50 OTR in Jan 2010 Mumbai.
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Please read the context in which I have suggested. It is purely on city traffic conditions and I will be surprised to find a hill type conditions in Bangalore traffic.
Also, I agree that one should not run the car down the hill in neutral
I too feel so. I dont be on neutral at all, rather do a rev free push (inertial). One interesting thing about the meter that goes back and forth betwee 0 and 40 with 20 midway is that it helps you over a period of time to understand what is meant by fuel efficient driving. Unfortunately this only translates to the fact that such driving would mostly be mundane without the joys of revving. To get something you have to lose something right? especially when you pay for it ?

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The prices of the city car seem to have gone up quite a bit. I remember having purchased my SMT @ 9.50 OTR in Jan 2010 Mumbai.
Prices of everything has only one direction to go. UP NORTH. This is not because the government is increasing it. Its because of the fifty odd years of subsidied life we have been living - particularly in the context of those who could have afforded not to have a subsidy.
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Default A parting shot to my old car and my old house ......

This was one of the best shots of my old car of 3yrs and my old house of 30 yrs in its evening glory.
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Thumbs up 1km insane mileage for ANHC

I drove a stretch of 1 kilometer yesterday and achieved an insane mileage of 18kmpl within city with my city :-)

This was strictly under test conditions, if I may put it so, but just goes to show how frugal the car can get! Test conditions = little or no traffic on road, and at night 830 pm on friday.
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Congratz GeekS you have got a very good car, enjoy the honda! How about some bling alloys and tyres he he he
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