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Re: Actual Fuel Consumption in km/L

 


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:42 pm
Max. 1 liter per 20.7 km
Average 1 liter per 14.7 km
Heavy Traffic/ short travel <5km 1 liter per 10-11 km

for your reference http://youtu.be/kn7ROKwLA9U

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:58 am
Hi

Im in South Africa with a 2010 1.2LS.
I get 17.5KM\L...which is pretty good as its only city driving.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:39 pm
Mine is a bit disappointing on the consumption @ 7km/L. I have a 1.0L AT Spark. Is there a way to improve this?

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Location: Grand Forks
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:54 pm
* Shift early to keep the rpm low if possible. (unfortunately not possible for you)
* If traffic is light try to coast into lights and time them so you do not need to come to a full stop
* Try not to use all the power the car has :D (probably not easy with a 1.0 normally aspirated engine.)

You should be able to swing your mileage by about 30-40%

on my protege5 I just got 22mpg the last fill. I have been driving hard around town. Typically I get about 30-32.

My WRX gets about 40-60mpg when I dive 30mph in 5th gear (>1500rmp). as soon as you get up around 2000 rmp it drops into the ~30mpg anything over 3000rmp and the 20-25mpg.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:12 am
Moto wrote:* Shift early to keep the rpm low if possible. (unfortunately not possible for you)
* If traffic is light try to coast into lights and time them so you do not need to come to a full stop
* Try not to use all the power the car has :D (probably not easy with a 1.0 normally aspirated engine.)

You should be able to swing your mileage by about 30-40%

on my protege5 I just got 22mpg the last fill. I have been driving hard around town. Typically I get about 30-32.

My WRX gets about 40-60mpg when I dive 30mph in 5th gear (>1500rmp). as soon as you get up around 2000 rmp it drops into the ~30mpg anything over 3000rmp and the 20-25mpg.



Yep... the only thing I can think of to save fuel is to take advantage of the downsloped roads and put my gear to neutral (hoping this is ok for the Automatic transmission) and have a light foot on the pedal and not accelerate forcefully. Hope there will be more tips coming from the AT users.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:10 am
It is illegal in some states and I think the spark still uses and old school trany setup so it probably freewheels down hill anyway. Neutral probably won't do you much good.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:37 pm
First of all in 1.2cc lt i have counted with klm and with OBD, car working on 3000rpm per gear (couple rounds with more rpm :P) i go 200klm with 20euros the gas prize here is 1,69 per litre.
Second dont mix the rpm with the speed. For example: if you go 70klm with 5th gear and the road goes up the car doesnt have power (HP) to go up with 5th gear so it gives more gas so you have more consuption with no reason whereas you could go with 4th gear and higher rmp with saves more gas to the up. Consumption depends from many things....such as weight how many people are on each time how the road is so there is not standar speed or rpm. You must understand how rpm work how the engine work and how you want to go and drive properly in each case.

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