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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTech View Post
    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.
    ya, and i doubt most people would still have their car to see the effects of not running in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    ya, and i doubt most people would still have their car to see the effects of not running in...
    Yeah. Even my dad who did not run in the engine of his 1990 Honda Civic had no problems with the car until he scrapped it in 2007.

    So running in?? Doesn't work for me.

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    You can also try Mitzubisi EX

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    at least for my car manual, it states to run in for the first 1000km. so i just follow accordingly loh .... no harm trying to run in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    ya, and i doubt most people would still have their car to see the effects of not running in...
    Quote Originally Posted by silver.wolf View Post
    at least for my car manual, it states to run in for the first 1000km. so i just follow accordingly loh .... no harm trying to run in
    i ever did partime driving cars(brand new/used) from vessel to the carparks at PSA and if anyone of you manage to see how we drive,i doubt u all want to buy new cars or even bother to do a running-in for your cars.....i've ever 'test driven' BMWs,Jaguars,Saab,Volvos,Opel and many Korean cars during that time... running-in is good lah...especially if its auto cars...you can speed( highway limits) but just do not accelerate too fast or stop suddenly during the 1st 1000km...that might jam the new machenical parts...thats wht i think lah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roDz View Post
    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...
    FC has nothing to do with engine capacity. It has to do with the weight of the car, the aerodynamics, the efficiency of the transmission and engine, ECU program, fuel and how you drive. 1 litre so what? No power you will still rev it, and that's when it will consume more petrol than higher capacity engine running at the most fuel efficient rpm to give you that same power.
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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.
    Latio Sedan on paper, FC=15.7km/l, that's why I took a second look.

    Anyway, I'm hitting 15.2km/l 90% highway using Esso Synergy 5000 (RON95). Only got 14.5km/l with SPC 95 previously.
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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!
    Wah!! 15km/l when new is pretty good!! It could probably go up to 16-17 when you're more used to the accelerator mapping, 1000/5000km oil change and the petrol to use. What's the engine capacity they brought in for this one?
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    any opinions on chery qq?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    any opinions on chery qq?
    Come on... your life is worth more than that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Come on... your life is worth more than that!!
    Lol !

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    Hi all, whats your average FC every 1 litre ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayschampion View Post
    Lol !
    You just need to look at the crash test reports and you'll never buy a Chery, Geely, (add your MiC brand car here..), etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayschampion View Post
    Hi all, whats your average FC every 1 litre ?
    Brand/Model, Transmission, FC, Usage, Fuel.
    Nissan/Latio Sedan, Auto, 15.2km/l, 90% highway, Esso Synergy 5000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Come on... your life is worth more than that!!
    aww man serious?! it which areas does it fail ? handling ah. like driving half way suddenly EEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAHHH *bang* ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    FC has nothing to do with engine capacity. It has to do with the weight of the car, the aerodynamics, the efficiency of the transmission and engine, ECU program, fuel and how you drive. 1 litre so what? No power you will still rev it, and that's when it will consume more petrol than higher capacity engine running at the most fuel efficient rpm to give you that same power.
    a fren of mine own one and he mentioned he managed to get 14/ltr,its not that bad...how often does everyone drives with the car full load of people rite? anyway its just a suggestion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liionel View Post
    aww man serious?! it which areas does it fail ? handling ah. like driving half way suddenly EEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAHHH *bang* ?
    Of course not lah, then it's not road worthy at all.. You can always control not to crash but you cannot control whether others are going to crash into you or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roDz View Post
    a fren of mine own one and he mentioned he managed to get 14/ltr,its not that bad...how often does everyone drives with the car full load of people rite? anyway its just a suggestion...
    At least better than MiC cars. It even got a slot with Jeremy Clarkson in Top Gear.

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    Maybe you can try KIA picanto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Latio Sedan on paper, FC=15.7km/l, that's why I took a second look.

    Anyway, I'm hitting 15.2km/l 90% highway using Esso Synergy 5000 (RON95). Only got 14.5km/l with SPC 95 previously.
    In fact, Latio Sedan was on my list, until wif said not nice lah. If not I would have got it!

    Do you travel 90% highway all the time? My colleague's Latio managed only about 12km/l, sometimes worse than 12km/l. Think must be his leg feeling itchy all the time.

    Think I got to try Synergy 5000 on my Colt Plus to see if it can better the FC to 15km/l.

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