Thanks people for all of your replies. Judging by the fuel consumption you people are getting, I think my City is not working well. People I really needed more replies for AUTOMATICS and there were none!
Do you'll really think the fuel consumption I am getting is OK?
I am worried my engine may not have broken-in properly (revving up too high in the initial 1000 KM - can that cause bad fuel economy?).
Or are AUTOMATICS usually around 9.5 to 10 KM/L mark? Is it OK if I am getting this?
I try to keep engine speed below 3000 rpm, or at most 3500 rpm, most of the time.
The problem might be that I rarely get clear stretches of roads where I can drive smooth and go beyond speeds like 60 KM/H. I usually drive below this speed because of the traffic situation, i.e. between 0 KM/H to 40 KM/H.
- CITY DRIVING (heavy traffic 50% of the time, light traffic 50% of the time)
- AC ON (70% of the time)
- SAADA PETROL
- 334/35 = 9.54 KM/L
- YES - FIRST OIL CHANGED AT 2200 KM TO HONDA SYNTHETIC "5W-something"; 3500 KM DONE UNTIL NOW IN TOTAL
- NO MODIFICATIONS
Also, I would like to add that after the oil change, the car became very smooth, and I rarely need to rev-up too high to reach a certain speed. Before the oil change, I needed to press hard the accelerator to obtain to good speeds, now just a touch to the accelerator will be enough! no need to press the accelerator harshly now.
Also, the fuel consumption improved a little bit - before oil change it used to around 8 to 9 KM/L - now it is around 9.5 to 10 KM/L.