Our 1996 Esteem Vxi has been giving us a really low FE of ~5-7Kmpl with the AC on 100% in city driving. We never take it on highways. It gets its regular oil change and servicing doing. However, the FE still remains low. Any suggestion to increase the FE welcome. BTW the car is pure stock(no mods of any kind).
Is there any thread which tells us how to get an accurate measure of fuel efficiency?
What I did was fill up the tank, note down the litres of petrol going in and drive on till the needle touched the red line, then fill tank again to see how many litres go in. I got a reading of 16.94 for my Alto (100% AC driving on Bombay roads)
Is there any other way of getting a more accurate reading?
That's very good FE, you really sure it's that much within city with 100% AC.
Yes sure, unless you would consider travelling to gurgaon a highway travel. I get average speed of 29km/h, so much for the expressway. I have been driving around 70kms a day. AND I did not drive with a very light foot, of course, didn't drive crazy.
My wagonR gave me 12-13km/l on the same route, with ac.
Have managed a maximum of 18km/l from the wagonR, when driving without ac [in winters] and with a very light foot. [sort of a economy run i did]