Very soon Petrol’s price gonna touch the Rs.80/ltr mark & if Diesel’s price still remains at Rs.40/ltr at that time then this claim will be more justified. And if it materialises then very soon we are gonna see scores & scores of Diesel hatches, sedans & SUVs instead of the Bikes thereby resulting in Excessive Traffic Jams & Pollution!!
Low maintenance and spare part rates are key factors for which Diesel cars.
Agreed that abject running costs might be lower for certain diesel cars, but if you factor in sticker price, maintenance etc, the car is always more expensive. I am curious about the Nano diesel. With a sticker price of, say, 1.5 lakh for the base version, we will have a 28 kpl of diesel Nano versus an RE Classic 500 costing around the same with…[Read more]
Sid you should have done this comparison with Pulsar 150CC and 180 and not the top end bikes..
I always follow these rules.. and the result is that I can get mileage upto 21KM/Ltr of Petrol some times…..on my HONDA CITY i-VTEC…..
I will try and follow as much as I can thanks dws auto for this.
over and above these tips, try and use car pool, it will save you some petrol cost…
WHEN U THOUGHT U KNEW EVERYTHING!
Thanks! I’m going to follow this & see how much my Fiesta gives me!
abhijeet first time hearing dat honda city is givin avg of 21km/ltr
tnxx dws for providing us with such good tips.
“smartly use the AC”.
Can anyone elaborate on this?
awesome tips…. m going to try it out……
it shud be 21km per 2 litres of petrol!
GREAT….I WILL PUT DOWN TO USE RIGHT AWAY?
well dnt purchase ant vehicle u will save a lot of money for your bright and better future…………as fuel prices r hikihing vehciles r nt affordable also cng/lpg prices may hike……vehicle maintance, parking charges, toll nakas, traffic, pollution……..lots of money u can save if u will not purchase any vehicles…..
Hrishi Acharya : I totally agree with you..
Sirji, mistake se space aagya CARPOOL !!!
I follow most of this, and I get around 18-20 for my ritz diesil in city..
yes good one!
so bye using this I can reduce my car petrol bill.
i will follow ji heeeeeee.
Switch off the AC button when the car is cool enough. This applies to cars without climate control. If the car is equipped with automatic climate control, set the car to optimum temperatures to prevent the compressor from running for a long time
Amruth Ganesh LOL Even the ARAI certified mileage is lesser than that
what’s the meaning of carpool?
Akash Shetty go google it
Smartly use the AC means we should avoid keeping AC ON on signals,you can also keep AC power at min here… lower rpm lower AC…at higher rpm it doesn’t matter
thanks DWS for nice tips.
Even Better, Keep the Damn Rickshaws off the road, No congestion, No road rage, No frustrated Drivers, No Bottle necks, even the BEST drivers are very calm and better fuel average, I realised our problem really is Very High percentage of Idiots on the Street, and not an inadequate road infrastructure.
I try to switch off engine when stopping at a light or when not in use for more than 1 min. I try to avoid minimum use of AC. This can also help in saving some amount of fuel.
gud thinking g.
MY CITY GIVES 17-18 AVERAGE….
Bye Bicycle…. good exercise…. no petrol… no toll… no pollution…. no parking charges…
please give some tips for byke riders also…………………….
@ bicycle. Gud idea.
Abhi Jeet Yes… DEAR Abhi… Its100% True FACT!!!
I inform the Same Fact to My HONDA CITY Dealer…he also shocked….
Alsofrom My HONDA CITY , i got average of 19Km/Ltr for 750 Km of Run from PUNE to NAGPUR in HOT weather of MAY 2010.
But it can happen only if you
(1)put soft pressure on Accelerator.. pressurize the accelerator only…[Read more]
a fuel and money consuming honda is a myth!!! my city needs a servicing after 10000 kms and it cost less than my santro!!! and its a fact!!
same experience here…
My Honda City 2010 is more efficient than my Hyundai I10 (1.2 kappa) 2009…
From i10 i can get max. 17 km/ltr (with WIDER TYRE set)..
Its all depends upon the Engine’s Power to Weight Ratio, Tyres, Gear ratio, Aerodynamics, Suspensions etc. etc.
@Abhi Jeet,@Amruth Ganesh,@Ajay Srinivas Raghavan…
Did YOU ever have a chance to drive HONDA CITY i-vetec (NEW model)??
Dont confuse between Honda CITY and Honda CIVIC…
ARAI approved CITY for 16.6 Km/ltr
and CIVIC for 11.2 KM/Ltr.
And for your KIND INFORMATION, i will soon upload the Photo of my HONDA City’s Digital meter showing more…[Read more]
Carpool: if more than one persons daily travelling from same way than instead of using separate vehicle use one
interesting to read but very difficult to follow.
thanxs nice tips.
let me follow it……….
Best useful Tips.
I too get 17.5 kmpl sometimes from my honda city iv tec.
drivin at de speed of 40-50 wil give u gr8 milage…
Alto k10 owners are still, least worried..!!!
Hey… for bike owners… use better engine oils… timely change the oils and use high performance oils… they improve performance and better accelaration…. Maitain an optimum speed always while riding, for eg: for FZ or Fazer, you get 40+ only if u control and ride at speeds of 45 and 50…. 60 and above dips the efficiency….
And better, dont use performance kits and filters… they can drink the petrol sometimes that when you sometimes hit above 90 or above, the efficiency might be way below 20 sometimes…
24.6 kmpl on verna crdi 1.6- highway
29.3 kmpl on highway for my new Dzire VDi & 25.7 kmpl in city driving… following all the tips for fuel efficiency. Never drive above 80kmph.
Could u give me an idea about fuel injector cleaners. How to use them and their price?. Thanks in advance.
?Volkswagen Polo tdi is better then fabia tdi.first of all is maintainess is less in polo then fabia. in each services there will be cost near about 7-8 thousand in fabia becoz they use synthetic engine oil. n that oil’s cost neat about 4-5 thousand . n in volkswagen polo they give option u wanna use synthetic oil n normal oil. n second thing is…[Read more]
dude dey gotta same diesel.infact fabia z more/refined
Both the Hatchbacks Shares the same engine,So For Driving pleasure and Brand image,Polo is good.If you need more of comfort even in the legroom then Fabia is good
Polo is a good option if we also consider fuel efficiency
same engine in both but fabia is cheaper
Polo service network is good where as Skoda service is very bad
Just to update people, though TATAs have a bad service repo coz of d past but they are continuously improving and at least in garhwal where tata cars sell in handsome commercial numbers coz f heavy tourism business the tata has a widespread service network plus the recently started flying service in case of vehicle emergencies is offering good…[Read more]
I PICK SX4 N FORD FIESTA…BOTH R COMFORTABLE CARS FIESTA IS BETTER BUT FORD SERVICE IS NOT THAT GUD WHERE IS MARUTI …THERE R MANY GUD SERVICE STATION N SX4 GIVES GUD MILEAGE …..
Fiesta and SX-4 would be great to drive in cities as the power is not an issue.Verna though looks good in performance will be better in highways.@Pranay Linea is also good but now the three killers murdered it
Hyundai Verna fludic.
Fluidic Verna The Best.
Ermm… I want SX4.. only coz it can negotiate potholes better
Fluidic Verna as no other car offers so many features.
My Choice is:-
1. Fluidic Verna CRDi.
2. SX4 DDiS.
3. Honda City iVTEC.
4. New Fiesta TDCi.
what about toyata-etios…
I prefer a strong and lower maintenance car…for me Maruti Sx4 Diesel tops the list. I would not go for style only..performance is my prime criteria.
SX4 is bst in diesal.
wish verna was from maruti ) in the end maintenance/spares cost is what will burn holes in the pocket.
I think verna top in the list…beauty meets quality…
I would close my eyes & pick all new verna.
Think of vento
new verna !!
my choice is Hyundai Vernaaaaaaaaa.
SX4… coz I thnk it would also offer better resale value.
Obviously the Fiesta should be in the 1st list. Ford engines are considered much more efficient than any other. comparatively the features and prices are also acceptable.
bt it has mearlt 1.3 engine same as dezire….
But SX4 uses a variable geometry turbocharger and this makes a lot of difference.
No Doctor..m a die hard brand loyal to Maruti Suzuki…n over the years i have not been proven wrong that Maruti Cars are the Best cars made for Indian Roads after Fiat and the gr8 Ambi. Vento coming from Volkswagen..is hard on the pocket where spares are concerned..plus after sales service are rare as there service backup is nothing compared to…[Read more]
Verna rocks al the time, fiest looks like frog… worst exterior… old version is better than the new. SX 4 is not at al comparable with verna…..
Maruti SX4 diesel for its service backing and lower parts cost.
what abt Sunny diesel & Rapid….
Swift stands here
Well, we have a Maruti Suzuki Zen VX of 2001 model. It’s a petrol hatch, gives a reasonable mileage of 15km/ltr in the city & 2-3km/ltr in excess on the highway when driven at an economic speed of 70-80km/hr. We are desperately looking for a good fuel efficient diesel hatch as our car too has grown old & petrol prices are sky rocketting day by…[Read more]
Tata sierra 11 kmpl, Swift Dzire 18 to 19 kmpl, Ritz 18 to 19 kmpl
Yes Indica did it! The next would be The beat
Yes true a person from Coimbatore did it and it gave 46kmpl! which he rode 72km stretch
@Himanshu Do you the how much of Tata Cars are running in our country? They are a lot when compared to Western Car Makers in India,It is only for the people who actually knew it and not the people who just comment on what they hear.Many people who buy these cars wont maintan them so they write up bad report.
Most fuel-efficient diesel small cars in India!
these figures of mileage are of ARA I, what’s the real mileage that these cars offer.please make your statements more clear, on over all comfort, Value for money etc.it must be guide which a buyer could depend.
I hopeonly maruthi is the perfect answer.
small but sweet car & save money! what n good idea sirji.
the swift the king and beast of all cars.
Maruti and Hyundai are the best brands to own in INDIA.
beet is worth.
ford figo the best! 1
volkswagen the german technology is awesome……..
mileage depends on the body weignt of cars… as for ne swift is not a better choice coz of its poor built quality. a hand punch can cause severe dents on it. A car should not only be economical bt it should safe as well. acc to me punto,polo and i20 r the better choices. the have better tuned engines with superior driveability and powerful…[Read more]
The VW diesel engine is nothing great compared to the Fiat. This has been proven among all forums worldwide. Suzuki didn’t turn down their deal with VW for Fiat engines for their small cars just like dat. VW in case of their engines, are just hatching their brand name in India. Their best is actually yet to come.