I am having a Brio EX MT model and have just completed my 2nd free service which is done at 6 months. My car so far has just done 1000 kms (i know thats pretty low) but since my office is quite far (and cos of heavy Mumbai traffic), i do not use it to commute to office and use the car only on weekends and that too for going to nearby places within the city.
My problem is that I am getting a very bad mileage of 8 to 9 Kmpl in my car, the reasons of which can be attributed to the factors:
1. Engine has not opened up yet
2. Driving on internal roads (mostly in 3rd gear with AC on most of the times)
But even with the above reasons, can the mileage be so low? I initially thought that the mileage will improve after the free services are done but it hasnt shown any improvements at all. The service centre guy too told me the same thing that with more usage the mileage will relatively get better. And all this when i try to follow the rules of the run-in period and also drive the car in proper gears (0-10 1st gear, 10-20 - 2nd gear, 20-35 - 3rd gear, 35-50 - 4th gear, 50+ - 5th gear)
So i want to ask other experienced members of this forum if this is normal because this is my first car and i do not have much driving experience either. But i have never seen any members posting such low mileage figures on this forum
Any other steps can i take to improve the mileage of the car?