Well, I've never tracked mileage seriously before, but had a feeling that
it was not less than 12. Now that I've tried to track for two tankfulls, here
are the results (post 3rd service):
Approx mileage : 16 km/l , "city" driving with AC off.
Fuel : regular BP/ Shell (auto cut-off)
Car : Baleno Lxi stock.
I try to avoid peak hours (definitely in the morning)
Driving style will bore enthusiasts : almost never beyond 2000 rpm
(this is not necessarily by choice), mostly around 1500.
I guess with AC on, I'll get something similar to rjstyles69.
Well, I can legally claim Bangalore city driving, but I don't face nearly as
bad traffic condition as most Bangaloreans, thanks to mostly off-peak
hours, and also partly to the new, wider Bellary road. So what the mileage
really shows is close to the potential, -- Maruti may love it ! On the other
hand, I don't really drive with mileage in mind, just whatever feels
comfortable (as opposed to whatever thrills :-)).
Maruti Alto 2006: City 12 Highway still to see (My current car bought 2 weeks back)
Nissan Almera 2005: City 9 Highway 13 -14 (I was driving it in South Africa)
Maruti 800 (without AC) 2000: City 14 Highway 18 (My first car)
Yamaha RX 135 1997: City 40 Highway 45 (used to drive it almost 100 kms on highway at 80 +)
Yamaha RX 100 1990: City 35 Highway 40 (My college buddy got stolen. I used to take it 100 -120 KPH and it used to hmm)
This is my latest reading from trip to Sringeri
-- Blr To Sringeri (kms=349/fuel=14.77lt) -- 23.63KMPL
-- From Sringeri to B'lore (kms = 352/fuel=14.51) 24.26 KMPL
[70% Night driving ]
-- 100% B'lore city driving (kms = 351/fuel=23.58) 14.89KMPL
Am kind of surprised since first time am getting above 22. All above is after recent Service+oilchange.
M800 5Speed. Shell normal petrol is giving me excellent results.
I drive a minimum of 50+ kms in the city everyday and my 1998 OHC gives me a mileage of 12-14 kmpl with the A/C on and about 14-15 with the A/C off.
I used to have a FLAT 15+ kmpl mileage with he A/C in the city before I got a conical filter and intake pipes, without A/C used to be over 16+ :(
Do you guys think this is allright? I don't have a K&N but something called a Power Flow Filter (its like a Short RAM intake) with a wire-mesh filter and rubber intake pipe. Will posting a picture help to solve any problem?