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Old 20th March 2023, 14:25   #1
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Are you driving a fuel guzzler? Share your guzzler's FE numbers here

Please post on this thread only if you are driving a guzzler with FE of <9 kmpl. On the other hand, if your car is very fuel-efficient, there are other threads to brag on .

Are you driving a guzzler? I got 3. Of course, I do have a car that delivers respectable FE numbers in the '97 Classic (10 - 11 kmpl) and one with stupendously high FE = the Sunny (15 kmpl in the city & 20+ kmpl on the highway).

But my most frequently used cars are all guzzlers.

- 530d. 6.5 - 7 kmpl in the city. Reasons for guzzling = my heavy right foot, 6-cylinder engines are inherently thirsty, lots of power & torque, 300 BHP remap, weight, fat tyres, the typical one-way drive in Bombay is just 5 - 10 km (short trips). In a typical 5 km drive to Bandra or Worli, the engine drives below the optimal temperature for 50% of the way.

- Thar Petrol AT. 6 kmpl in the city. Reasons for guzzling = my heavy right foot, 150 horses, 1700 kilo weight, torque-converter AT tuned for driveability (which I appreciate)...

- Superb L&K. ~7 kmpl in the city. Reasons for guzzling = 2-liter turbo petrol, power on tap, short commutes of my brother (typically 4 - 5 km one way trips).

From the above list, the 530d & Superb are reasonably fuel-efficient on the highway, but the Thar is a guzzler, whatever the driving condition. It's the only car I've owned that required a 2nd fuel pitstop in a Bombay-Pawna round trip.

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Old 20th March 2023, 14:30   #2
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Thar Petrol AT- Around 7. I drive with a normal foot now. It's my Daily Drive. Highways too it just goes up to 8. But that's it. I prefer taking an Innova Crysta Cab on the highway runs. Turns out to be nearly same expense :P

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Hyundai Grand I10 Petrol AT. In city with office commute to ORR Bangalore, gives around 9 to 10 however figures on highway are decent I.e. 12 to 14. Reason for poor mileage is 1.2L + AT is a fuel guzzler and not to forget Namma Bangalore traffic
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My Hexa automatic gives 9kmpl in city traffic and 11-12 on highways, going up to 14kmpl on lazy cruises. I find it fairly acceptable for the kind of car.

Compass diesel manual is pretty fuel efficient, at about 13-15odd in city conditions and 19-20kmpl on highways. Very good for the kind of performance on offer. Cruising at 100kmph means 20kmpl, easy.

The ageing City, again diesel manual, gives 15-18km in city traffic. We don’t take it out on highways anymore.

Jazz petrol manual, well, FE was never the strong suit. 10-12kmpl in city and 15-17 on highways. Tall gearing + small and weedy engine means you really need to make the engine work in first and second gears in city, and in third and fourth gears on highways.

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Ford EcoSport 1.5 petrol "Dragon" mated with TC AT. Returns 8 to 10 kmpl with AC on. Happy to certify it as a confirmed gas guzzler.

Fantastic car to drive and high on safety however.
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Had only one fuel guzzler in life, the Hyundai Accent 1.5 petrol. Why ? Poor engine performance across bottom-mid-high ends (amplified by rather tall gearing), so the right foot had to be heavy to extract any (if at all) performance out of the car. Delivered 8-9 kmpl typically on the Kerala roads. I echoed the American sentiments- "Hope You Understand Nothing's Drivable And Inexpensive".

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I have a Hyundai Venue 1.0 Turbo DCT, 3 years old (Using Shell V Power ever since) gives only 6-7 in bumper to bumper traffic.
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Triber AMT

City Driving AMT Mode - 9 kmpl
High Way Driving AMT Mode - 18 kmpl

I always drive with a light foot.

Triber has 1L engine with 76 PS. To compensate for the low power, Triber AMT is programmed to shift gear at a high rpm above 2500 rpm. As a result of this, the engine always runs at higher rpm in the power band, resulting in poor mileage in the city. It is also very loud.

1 ~ 2 gear shifts at the speed 16 kmph
2 ~ 3 at 26 kmph
3 ~ 4 shifts at 38 kmph
4 ~ 5 shifts at 60 kmph

High way mileage is around 18, when driven around 80 ~ 90 steadily.
Renault could have very well avoided this poor mileage in the City Driving, by proving a CITY mode in Triber AMT ( even through it is a budget car ), which can shift as a relatively lower RPM.

Small engines are NOT always fuel efficient.
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Never checked fuel efficiency in my life, whatís the point Sometimes I look at the on screen information while on a highway drive out of curiosity.

While buying whatever vehicle I have bought I would know the ball park of what to expect, beyond that I find this exercise pointless. You have bought a vehicle, you should know what to expect and anyways you have to fill fuel when itís low. That should be that.

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Well, who would've thought? Our humble Hyundai. An i20 Active. With a "just adequate" heart measuring 1200 cubic centimetres guzzling on the "more" expensive black gold. Did I tell you, it requires 3 pedals to press, not just two. Not even a bargain for that expenses.

This baby runs just 8kms on every 1L if I'm running between the city lights. The best frugality this has showed me was around 14kmpl with a mix of twisties and fast straight tarmacs.

Who to blame? Probably my father's super short dashes to his boss erm... Office, & our heavy foots who refuse to reduce weights.

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There she is! 32k and 6 years old. Still purrs like a newborn kitten, just the milk has gotten eye watering expensive.

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Never checked fuel efficiency in my life, what’s the point ...
While buying whatever vehicle I have bought I would know the ball park of what to expect, beyond that I find this exercise pointless.
I agree, no one in TBHP will go for a car on the basis of FE alone. But the discussion is very relevant and important IMHO. One can add any number of reasons be it political, economic or scientific. Just my 2c, Cheers.

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I have two guzzlers. My 2002 Jaguar XJR will do about 8,5 Kmpl. That is, if I control my right foot. With 400 HP from a 4.0L supercharged V8 this car is ferociously fast.

My other guzzler is my 1998 Jeep Cherokee XJ. A 6 cylinder inline producing only about 170HP. But plenty of torque, 4x4 capabilities and a more or less bomb proof mechanical design. I usually get just below 8 Kmpl.

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2021 MG Hector Sharp CVT
9-11 kmpl in the city
11-13 kmpl on highways
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Mitsubishi Pajero 2800 SFX InterCooler
Mileage is ~6 km/l in City and Highway

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I would say everyone on the mStallion petrol engine from Mahindra is driving a fuel guzzler, as per the feedback I received from my colleagues and friends who own the Petrol Scorpio/XUV700 and Thar in Delhi-NCR.

The range of FE figures are somewhere between 5.5kmpl to 8 kmpl.

Infact this is one of the most overlooked fact by car buyers in Delhi-NCR, since the preference is for Petrol vehicle but some of them did not take into account the TCO (Total cost of owenership), specially those with high running, with the petrol prices touching 100Rs and abysmal FE figures from the mStallion, there are lots of petrol XUV700s in the second hand car market already !
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