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12.26km per litre! :O

April 15th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

I am ashamed to say that's how much my car does.
I mentioned it to DF's BIL and he said 'that's actually... not that great...' to which DF overheard and replies: 'it's great considering how whitestripe drives'
(!!!) Frown

Lets go, pedal to the metal!

So DebtFreeMe was the closest guess, at 22km a litre.

Now I have made it a goal of reducing that by nanny-driving (driving like your grandmother is in the back seat).

I will be filling the tank up on the way home from work today. Let's see how THAT goes!

12 Responses to “12.26km per litre! :O”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I have always been a "nanny driver" That is how my mother taught me. We have 4 very fast cars (three corvettes and a hot rod) and I never drive over 50 mph.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    here you can get a ticket for driving too far under the speed limit.

  3. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    That really is a shockingly poor kms per litre - by European standards....

    I take it that Australian cars follow the lead of American cars in not being very efficient ?

    My small family car does between 64kms per litre (heavy traffic town driving) and up to 91 kms per litre on a motorway (driving at 90 kms per hour). It really sips like a itty bitty kitty kat !! :-)

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Have you had a tune up recently? Sometimes that helps the gas mileage. Also, do you keep your trunk fairly empty/the rest of your car? The less weight in the car, the better.

    You wouldn't necessarily need to nanny drive - maybe just try shaving 5 - 10 miles/hr (sorry have no idea of the conversion to km) of your normal speeds, use down hills to your advantage (i.e. coasting when possible.) Use the ac only when traveling at high speeds (above 55 mph) otherwise use the window down method ...

  5. whitestripe Says:

    window down method? i've never heard of that. the only thing i have heard of windows is that you should keep them up!

    and it's a nissan pulsar, so it was made in japan.

    on second thoughts, there are some things that i could do to make it better, maybe i should do an additional experiment. this week has been hot and cold, so some days i have used the heater and other days the aircon, and i have had to do a lot of driving up hills. and also i normally use E10 fuel, so i guess if i bite the bullet and put premium in my car it might be a bit more fuel efficient. so i will do those things and see how i go!

  6. north georgia gal Says:

    Good luck on your experiment! My mom used to tell me all the time that if you take your foot off the gas and coast to the red light, etc, you save gas. Otherwise, you just wasted all the gas that your forced into the engine. Never believe her until lately!

  7. whitestripe Says:

    oh and i do 'coast' down hills and to the lights and stuff already Smile

  8. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Good Luck !

    Some small tips:

    Drive in as high a gear as possible - if your car is a manual. If its an automatic, there may not much you can do - I think automatics are harder on fuel.

    Accelerate to cruising speed quickly. Cruise at a rpm thats comfortable for the engine - don't work the engine too hard - you can tell by listening to it..

    Try not to stop and start too much... you can do this by keeping your distance from the car in front so you don't have to break hard if they suddenly slow down.... Try to "time" traffic lights while you're s good distance away from them... etc

    I'm sure you'll find more tips of your own !!

  9. whitestripe Says:

    apprentice: thanks for the tips - i usually do all these things you mentioned anyway - and my car is an automatic so there isnt much i can do about that

  10. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Correction !!

    I get 64 kms to 91 kms per gallon

    which is

    14.2 kms to 20.2 kms per litre....

    Copped it today while driving....

    So... your 12.26 per litre is not that bad after all !! :-)

    In fact it sounds about right since the Pulsar would be substantial bigger than my car....probably has a bigger engine too... (this may actually be more efficient than a smaller engine coz it will take less work to move the car).

    Anyways... don't you have to love Japanese Cars !! hehe

  11. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Just looked up a pic of a Pulsar and it isn't really that much bigger than my car....

    Nice looking car !

  12. whitestripe Says:

    apprentice: thanks Smile i like it too. it is fun to drive.
    and working out all these things is sooo tricky! i have done it on my most recent post - and i got nearly an extra kilometre per litre too!

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