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    Default Honda City Steermatic Fuel Performance on Motorway

    I have noticed that after 15000km service my Honda City Steermatic has been giving me extraordinary fuel performance while traveling between Lhr-ISb-Lhr on the motorway.

    Sharing the experience with Pak wheelers

    Vehicle specs
    Honda City Steermatic - standard no CNG
    Fuel - Shell fuel, not hi octane
    Tyres - Standard - Rear 31psi, front 29psi

    Journey - average speed 120kms @ 2800rpm (maintained under 3000 rpms)

    I did 198 kms without the fuel gauge budging from the full mark. After 211 kms the needle start to move downwards, at Lahore toll plaza the gauge was still above the half tank mark, that is to say I did approx 400 kms at half a tank. At Honda City in Lahore we calculated that the vehicle did 18kms to 1 ltr, which I think is amazing for 1.5 ltr vehicle, as for all the people selling their city steermatic because of fuel consumption they should check their driving skills and car maintenance.

    I am adding pics of the fuel gauge for reference

    Anyone out there with similar experience????? would love to hear what other steermatic owners are experiencing.


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    Thanks for sharing the info.

    The average is pretty good. But it could get much better if you reduce the speed to around 100.

    My 96 Civic EXI gets close to 14km/ltr driving at 120km/hr but I can get upto 18km/ltr if I drive between 80-90km/hr.
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    I cant guess what the average would be at 90kms steady, prob better than what I got at 120 average I guess. BTW no fun to drive on motorway at that speed, rather do the trips on GT road, prob get even better mileage due to less distance, i understand Motorway adds 100kms to the trip b/w Lhr-Isb.

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    dude i experienced the same thing a while back, my fuel needle started to drop after 140km and i was convinced that the fuel guage has malfunctioned and was about to take time with Honda 3S.

    i refulled and the needle was like at 60 % from full and milage was 325km!!!!

    and i drove within city=dont know why it happened coz after that in later refills it is behaving like usual
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    I have spoken to Honda ppl and asked them to tell me how this was possible they did not have an answer, what I wanted was to identify the exact setting the car had so that the fuel economy can be maintained on permanent basis. They still have to respond back to me with an answer. Maybe we should make a personal visit to their factory in Manga Mandi!!


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    amazing
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    Thats good, but the tyre pressure you have stated is abnormal, it should be 32 PSI in the front and 30 PSI in the back.
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    city fuel guage is not linear.
    the first half has about 2/3rd of the total petrol in my case.
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    very logical..because this is what the steermatic is designed for...

    CVT with 1.5 liter vtec engine with only 18% powerlossess compared to other cars coz it has EPS and a light torque converter
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    Nice.

    Btw the fuel gauge is not directly propotional to volume of fuel in tank, as said above its not linear .
    Its not a faulty guage but its designed and calibrated this way because u can a better idea when is low , means more defelection on low volume of fuel in tank.
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    @jehania
    As a general rule, most cars attain maximum fuel efficiency at speeds ranging between 70-100. Above these speeds you get too much drag, because of the wind, hence fuel efficiency reduces.
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    Thanks for the valuable comments, now only if I can get Honda ppl to say something as well!!!


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    My Steermatic does 250km in half the tank. The avg. comes out to be 11.5 l/km. Which is mashallah impressive for a 1.5L car in Khi traffic.
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    This is wat mine does. Although the needle started to move at 210 kms but dont have a pic of it yet.


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    @jehania
    that's excellent fuel perfomance for your steermatic sir.
    but like u said there has to be a discplined driving routine for such an extraordinary fuel economy.
    frankly speaking its hard to control myself if i had 1.5ltr car which produces more than 100BHP
    so i'm pretty sure that i wont get such a fuel economy even if i drive ur car on a motorway
    cheers and enjoy your Steermatic

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    Thats excellent, rock on Honda !

    By the way, is it possible the meter is malfunctioning, showing full when theres only 70% left? Possible cause it shows no budge at 1894km, but suddenly 3756 shows a 40% drop. I think after the first 2000, the meter should have fallen at least 15% ?
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    good yar. i am impressed to see this
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    islmbd se full kra k niklo, lhr akr dobara full krao get the exact number of litres consumed needle k chkr a kio prte ho....16-17 de reai hgi.

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    another massive dig...
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    Want to buy Steermatic 2006/7. Car must be on petrol from starting and max 50000 km mileage. And car must be in Almost Original Condition. If anyone want to sell his steermatic, then contact me at: 03312479197.

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