For some reason, I am not getting better FE both in City and Highway drives. City figures are acceptable to a limit considering the driving conditions in Bangalore, but Highway?
Normally in City varies between 12 - 14 KMPL, very rarely 15.
Highway drives yields about 16 - 17 KMPL with average speed of 100-120 KMPH. Last weekend, been to Mantralayam and the entire drive of 800 KMs was in good roads cruising @ 80 - 120 in NH and 60 - 90 in SH. No in city drive at all. 2 Adults + 1 Kid and very minimal luggage. The FE for onward was 17.5 & return was 17.8. I don't think these are acceptable figures for this kind of drive.
Moreover, the car is wearing brand new Apollo Acceleres too.
Note: The ODO is now 40K and due for service this week. However, this is just not now. The figures aren't impressive (as claimed by fellow Figoians) anytime, except for once in a drive Pune - Mumbai - Pune which gave 22.5. I was alone in that trip, but was doing about 120 KMPH and 140 at times.
Am I missing something here? Any suggestions? BTW
, DTE is always between 550 - 620 depending on past driving patterns and it reduces drastically for every drive... Say, for a drive of 13 KMs it reduces by 15 - 25 depending on conditions. However, when the Tank is just a little less than full, the DTE stops for about 50 - 100 KMs and then restarts it's count down again. And thereafter, it wound reduce more than what you will expect. By the first 2 - 3 KMs, it would move down by 6 - 7 KMs and then 1:1 or similar.
I am not taking DTE for calculations and always do Tank - to - Tank and maintain a Excel Sheet for the past 2 years right from the 1st Tank Up
. Never missed even one till date. Yet, the DTE figures aren't much different with the Tank-to-Tank calculations, perhaps, a little.