Kitna Deti Hai? A question, almost all of us have asked the showroom salespersons before buying our new car! Good fuel mileage is what every one of us needs from our car but how we define good mileage might differ depending upon various factors. In this article, we are going to discuss what actually good mileage means for different car customers. Read on to find out what good mileage means to a different set of audiences.

  • Fuel Mileage With Performance (13-14kmpl)

    Volkswagen Polo Comfortline
    Volkswagen Polo Comfortline

    Now that we are talking of mileage, some of us look for a car that delivers good performance. Keeping mileage as a secondary factor, if you decide to go for a car that delivers good performance, you will not get a ‘great’ mileage but you will get a good considerable mileage for sure. This is the best of both worlds as cars like Polo can deliver good performance and a considerable mileage at the same time.

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  • High Fuel Mileage with Low Performance (Over 20kmpl)

    WagonR 2013
    WagonR 2013

    Moving on, let’s talk about those who use their cars daily for long distance travels. We know driving Polo or such similar cars can give you a good drive but what if you need to travel over 70-80kms daily? Will that driving pleasure still be good after seeing your fuel bills if you travel this much? We guess no! Considering fuel mileage over anything if you commute daily would be a sensible decision considering the growing fuel prices.

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  •  Manual vs Automatic (Clutch Over Mileage?)

    What fuel mileage is a good fuel mileage? Well, if you are the one who goes through dense traffic while travelling. Are you an automatic lover? Well, if you drive an automatic car, be ready to put in more fuel in comparison to a manual car. Although auto brands have worked on making automatic cars more fuel efficient but not every one of them has succeeded. Manual cars still have a better mileage if we consider them on a mass level! If you give up on the clutch, be ready to give up a little on the mileage too!

  • Spirited Driving (Racing Down the Streets!)

    Engine stalling at high RPM
    Engine stalling at high RPM

    Here, we will be talking about the people who like to live on the higher RPM range! If you are the one who drives on lower gears and higher RPMs, know the fact the your car’s mileage depends a lot on how you drive. Your driving habits can affect your car’s mileage by a lot! If you drive at a medium RPM range, you can get a good fuel mileage. But if you drive at a higher RPM range and are ready to overtake each and everyone ahead, forget about good fuel mileage. Concluding, driving habits can matter a lot in terms of mileage.

  • Diesel vs Petrol (The Toughest Choice?)

    Diesel prices in Delhi hiked
    Diesel prices in Delhi hiked

    Last but not least, people are confused about choosing between diesel and petrol. just to let you know, a diesel engine will give you a better mileage in comparison to a petrol engine. This is basic technical stuff and we don’t want you to study engines here! Well, we have already told you the conclusion that diesel will give you more kilometres per litre of fuel.

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So these were the 5 factors we think that affect mileage. How much fuel mileage is good, depends upon what you expect from your car. Buying a new car can be dependant on various factors for various people. Do let us know in the comments section below on which scenario out of the above 5 would suit you the best as a buyer! Have any other factor in mind that can help decide how much efficiency is good? We are open for discussion! The comments section is all yours.

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