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    Default Honda City A/T, just got crossed 10K, getting ridiculously low fuel average - HELP!

    Hello everyone.

    I got my Honda City in November 2011 It's not finally crossed the 10,000km mark but my fuel average remains really low without any improvement.

    The meter gauge shows the average around 8.8-9.2km/litre.

    I have the original stock tyres. Nothing has been modified and it's been running as it came from the factory. I'm the only one who drives it normally. Occasionally, my brother or my driver will drive it and I'm pretty sure they drive it really fast. Nonetheless, I have sent it to Honda for servicing on two occasions with my driver. However, upon a friend's recommendation, I sent it to this other place for the last servicing on Sh. Faisal and my driver said that place was much more efficient and thorough as opposed to the Honda people. So I don't know. I am too busy and do not get time to go for these things myself.

    As I'm working on I.I. Chundrigar Road, I have to drive in heavy traffic, which I suppose has an effect on the fuel average. But apart from that I'm careful. I'm a calm driver and don't drive too fast.

    Since I started driving the car, the meter gauge would show the average as 11.5 the first few weeks and since then the average has been going down.

    So please please someone tell me what to do about the high fuel consumption!!! I have no idea what to do and filling up on petrol is costing me an arm and a leg.

    Help a noob out!!

    Thanks!!!

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    City A/T has been known to be quite heavy on fuel, well at least that's what I've heard from a few relatives who own the A/T version.

    Post this question in the Honda City Fan Club, will get more answers to your queries or wait for ahmadbila and other Honda City owners to respond to your query.

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    Just a heads up, I own a Manual version and mine easily gives 14km/l with AC ON in the city.

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    pls check the condition of ur cars air filter
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    my 2011 auto also averages 8.5 to 8.9 on ac. done 15000km. i did change the rims and tyres but r of 15 inch
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    I guess its quite normal for auto city. Auto transmission cars are quite heavy on fuel.
    Only CVT transmission is known for its excellent mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CutePoison View Post
    I guess its quite normal for auto city. Auto transmission cars are quite heavy on fuel.
    Only CVT transmission is known for its excellent mileage.
    Naa bro, I have city 06 AT (Vario) Its CVT, and it hardly gives 11km/ltr, but as Manual city easily gives 14km/ltr in city. CVT transmission average sucks, my car is 8 Valves not even 16 valves, no performance high fuel consumption. Ill b goin for Altis 1.8 07 model soon INSHALLAH. At lease driving a 1.8 is a pleasure :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunjafarishta View Post

    Since I started driving the car, the meter gauge would show the average as 11.5 the first few weeks and since then the average has been going down.
    hook a scanner with ur car, and check the oxygen sensor output, fuel injection duty width and engine load. ur oxygen sensor is direct feed back for controlling the fuel injection most of time, especially when u r driving mildly , and not hard on pedal ...

    May b they r using Chinese cheap sensors and electronics in local hondas ... give it a try ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahrukhali View Post
    but as Manual city easily gives 14km/ltr in city.
    14-15 per liter is the average of honda city on highway ,,, In my office there r 4 users of city's , and none has claimed beyond 15 on high way... which any stock 1.8 car can also do close to 13-14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asimsaim View Post
    14-15 per liter is the average of honda city on highway ,,, In my office there r 4 users of city's , and none has claimed beyond 15 on high way... which any stock 1.8 car can also do close to 13-14.
    Wrong. I've been using city for 2 years. I'm getting 14-15km/l with full time AC on.
    on motorway. Speed near 100 - 120 -140. I get 17km/l with AC and 4 passengers on board. If I drive it on 80-100km/h. average increases to 20km/l.
    and I'm using 205/60/r15 tyre profile. Still I'm getting good mileage Alhamdulillah.

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    The average is correct as per karachi traffic. My auto city 2011 gves 9, and maximum 9.5 with very light foot. so no need to worry.

    @SKkingpin: Yours is improved due to islamabad low traffic

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    U hv to remember tt in auto tranny the gear changes occur after 3k rpm, so lower fuel avg but in manuals we can change gears early so it gives a better milage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk_KingpiN View Post
    Wrong. I've been using city for 2 years. I'm getting 14-15km/l with full time AC on.
    on motorway. Speed near 100 - 120 -140. I get 17km/l with AC and 4 passengers on board. If I drive it on 80-100km/h. average increases to 20km/l.
    and I'm using 205/60/r15 tyre profile. Still I'm getting good mileage Alhamdulillah.
    thanks for sharing the secret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asimsaim View Post
    hook a scanner with ur car, and check the oxygen sensor output, fuel injection duty width and engine load. ur oxygen sensor is direct feed back for controlling the fuel injection most of time, especially when u r driving mildly , and not hard on pedal ...

    May b they r using Chinese cheap sensors and electronics in local hondas ... give it a try ...
    LOL. What?

    I did not understand anything. What scanner? Where is the oxygen sensor output?

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    it may be a stupid comment but have u ever reset the average.....
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    So, I'm going to get the air filter changed I guess. Haven't checked it. Tried to be a hero to see for myself. Popped open the hood but couldn't find it. Yeah. I'm pretty lame. But from what I know the air filter hasn't been changed yet. I supposed it's time now. Are there any other things I should check? Oil changes have been done already.

    Also, can anyone tell me what should the air pressure be for the tyres? Is it 32 for the front and 30 for the rear? I hear that also has an effect on mileage.

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    then apparently, my average is normal for Karachi traffic. This sucks.

    EDIT: Also, I am so jealous of Sk_KingpiN's average. Why can't I get the same fuel average?



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    Quote Originally Posted by zassh View Post
    it may be a stupid comment but have u ever reset the average.....
    By resetting the average, you mean resetting the meter every time I fill up? If so, yes, I do that every time.

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    I think Sk_KingpiN is talking about manual city, so it could go 14-15kmpl. But for Auto tranny, I doubt these figures.
    Lets Sk_KingpiN clarify about manual or AT.

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    10 is good enough mileage for any car with Ac in city. rest depends on how you drive, max speed 80 and gear should change around 2.5rpm and No idling with Ac. then maybe it will do 12 13.
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    the meter is not accurate, fill the tank and see how much km it does in full tank(this also goes for Bhai sahab who is getting 15)
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