Originally Posted by pankajdude
How is your experience with A-Star in terms of maintenance, FE, highway performance, Please share (as both have same engine)
I brought my car A-star Vxi in 2009 April So its going to be 5years old in a couple of months.
Talking about Maintenance
*Running with the stock battery.(With 100/90watts H/L and 55Watts FogLamp)
*During 30k kms regular service, did steering overhaul as an extra work.(it costed approx 1k extra)
*My IAC valve got complaint. It was after the engine cabin wash by MASS @ 30k regular service. So I strongly suspect its because their mistake. But still it costs me Rs. 2.8k for replacing it.
*Yearly regular service charges use to be around Rs.4k. FE
Initially I had problems with my cars FE. I use to get only about 13kmpl.
(But later understood this car should be revved for the better performance and mileage)
*Now my average petrol mileage is around 15.8-17.7kmpl (Mostly 60%city+40%Highway+40%AC)
*Highway mileage with 3 people on board without AC got 22+Kmpl. Highway Performances
*Very Sporty. 70-120kmph This is the speed region where I always use to be in highways depending up on the traffic. Good handling, very peppy and very confident zone. Beyond 120 I feel brakes are not that great.
*I pushed a maximum of 140kmph when it was a complete stock car in a fine early morning on an empty road. It will go even more but I myself slowed it down. Upgrades
* NGK Iridium Plugs
* K&N Stock replacement Filter.
* Mobil1 Fully Synthetic engine oil 5W-30
* Michelin Tyre 175/70/R13 (changing to wider tyres gives better handling and stabilty)