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    Think a new thread should be started in order to discuss road hogging.

    That topic alone will result in many many posts and we shouldn't do this here

    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    just OT abit...

    u guys doing FC drive on lane 1? cos i find that nowadays alot of jokers driving 70-80km/hr on lane 1 on expressway and i blink them and they still dun give way... force me to overtake them from left. Wanna save on FC, please stick to slow lanes... thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    If it comes down to these following models, which would you guys choose?

    1. Honda Fit or Jazz
    2. Kia Rio
    3. Mitsubishi Colt
    4. Suzuki Swift
    5. Hyundai Getz

    All are hatchback cars
    Just saw in sgcarmart that the Colt 1.5(M) is selling only for $45000! U might want to grab it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    Just saw in sgcarmart that the Colt 1.5(M) is selling only for $45000! U might want to grab it.
    http://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/ne...ake=Mitsubishi
    Yup, thats why its in my list too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Otherwise Nissan Latio isn't too bad for family and fuel economy also. Inside is spacious. I initially wrote that off considering that Sunny has poor FC, so I was looking at Vios and City, but after checking out some specs, FC for Latio is comparable to Vios. After seeing the interior, I was sold.. so much more spacious than Vios for about the same price! I'm clocking better than 15km/l 90% expressway, trying to see if I can hit 16.. I'm driving the sedan but you can check out the hatch/sports. The Latio body has a low drag coefficient and that may be the reason for the good FC.

    Anyone has FC figures for the new Fit 1.5l?
    15km/l for Latio? dang!! that's impressive!! The first gen vios can do 15-16km/L on their auto tranny, so i think manual shd be able to get 18km/l.

    I think besides low drag coefficient, i think the CVT also should play a part.. it keeps the engine in it's sweet spot, i.e good torque but not too high revs.

    but the king of FC should be the i-dsi jazz.. that one is fantastic and the 2008 jazz with i-vtec should be even better!

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    I forgotten whats the fuel efficient number. But I saw on Car forum that Kia Rio is very impressive for petrol...

    Latio.. Nice..

    Does anyone know about the FC of Chevrolet?

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    Getz ^^

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    Toyota VIOS.

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    There are indeed many Hatch model to choose from.

    But if you want fuel economical car, then go Jap cars.

    The following were some of my considerations :-

    1. Honda Jazz 1.4m or Fit 1.3m - FC=16kmpl
    2. Toyota Vios 1.5a (non-hatch) - FC=15kmpl
    3. Honda City iDSI (non-hatch) - FC=14kmpl
    4. Colt Plus 1.5a - FC=14kmpl
    5. Kia Rio 1.4m - FC=13kmpl

    Personally, I've driven a Kia Rio 1.4m which gives good FC if you are a gentle driver.

    And now I'm a owner of a Colt Plus 1.5a, which has much better comfort than the Rio and better FC. And much bigger boot space at the back.

    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    Hi all

    Gonna get a car soon but too many models to choose from. I was wondering if you guys can recommend for a first-time driver.

    Basically need a car which is fuel-ecomonical, suitable for my family. Don't have to be sporty type but would prefer a hatchback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chantyeroop View Post
    There are indeed many Hatch model to choose from.

    But if you want fuel economical car, then go Jap cars.

    The following were some of my considerations :-

    1. Honda Jazz 1.4m or Fit 1.3m - FC=16kmpl
    2. Toyota Vios 1.5a (non-hatch) - FC=15kmpl
    3. Honda City iDSI (non-hatch) - FC=14kmpl
    4. Colt Plus 1.5a - FC=14kmpl
    5. Kia Rio 1.4m - FC=13kmpl

    Personally, I've driven a Kia Rio 1.4m which gives good FC if you are a gentle driver.

    And now I'm a owner of a Colt Plus 1.5a, which has much better comfort than the Rio and better FC. And much bigger boot space at the back.
    This is good info, thanks.

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    ...and don't forget the all new Mazda 2, which has just been awarded car of the year 2008 and 5* euro crash test award. Best of all, it is priced around 52k++.
    http://www.andhranews.net/Technology...orld-38353.asp
    http://www.euroncap.com/tests/mazda_2_2007/306.aspx
    http://www.mazda.com.sg/HomePage/index.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    Hi all

    Gonna get a car soon but too many models to choose from. I was wondering if you guys can recommend for a first-time driver.

    Basically need a car which is fuel-ecomonical, suitable for my family. Don't have to be sporty type but would prefer a hatchback.
    wats your budget???

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    Saw many Suzuki Swifts on the road, I think their boxy design looks very nice... suits a young, trendy and hip person. Have a Sporty version too.

    ../azul123

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    Suzuki Swift Sport Manual Warm hatch with respectable speed. 0-100km/h in 8.9 secs, 200km/h top speed all seem very enticing for a first new car, to me at least.

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    Maybe can also include Produa Kelisa? its a 1ltr car,hatchback...i'm sure the fc is good,though i dont have records of it...

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    I would advise the Honda Fit 08 cuz i'm driving one. Ha! Seriously the FC is pretty good. I'm getting about 15km/l now. Still running in so should get better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutecdo View Post
    I would advise the Honda Fit 08 cuz i'm driving one. Ha! Seriously the FC is pretty good. I'm getting about 15km/l now. Still running in so should get better!
    Thats good to know.

    Just a quick question, new cars still have to run-in. Thought its already runned-in. Always saw the convoys of funny-looking new cars on the roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    Just a quick question, new cars still have to run-in. Thought its already runned-in.
    Yeah, I would also like to know. Do new cars now need to be 'run-in'?

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    That's what everyone says.

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    My take is..

    If your 1st due servicing is 1000km then you need to run in your car. I am no mechanic but this is just my thoughts on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helmiz View Post
    Thats good to know.

    Just a quick question, new cars still have to run-in. Thought its already runned-in. Always saw the convoys of funny-looking new cars on the roads.
    Think about it. When car manufacturers test their cars after assembly do you think they gently drive the car?

    Most probably your new car would have already gone through hi revs (maybe 6k to 8k RPMs) during testing. So IMO, running-in the engine is "nonsense" so to speak.

    I've owned 3 cars so far and I've never ran in the new engines and all were still in perfect condition when I sold them.

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