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goo5257
post Jan 15 2012, 01:17 AM


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Hi everyone,

Please provide me information about suzuki swift 1.5GL fuel consumption here for those who own a suzuki or not.

I have drove my suzuki swift for about 1 week only. I found that the fuel consumption is crazy!!!

My fuel consumption is 9km/l at this moment. I use RON95. It is about RM0.20 per km... What the hack? I dint drive fast or what. I just drive it normally and jz traffic jam for some times. RM 40 RON 95 petrol finish in around 200km... It is too few... Is it related with the first service? My car haven done the first service yet. Anyone have idea? Suzuki swift also have vvt engine which is fuel consumption saving engine. I dont expect too much. But at least should have 15km/l fuel consumption.

Please share here.Thanks...


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post Jan 15 2012, 07:54 AM


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That's normal. I got worse with my driving, easily 7.x-8 km/l in the city.

Highway you can go up to about 16-17 with some super light footing.


Added on January 15, 2012, 8:01 amThe problem with the car is there is no torque at low RPM, so before 3k RPM, you will feel the car like a heavy turtle. That's why its not really suited for city stop and go driving.

But performance wise, above 3k RPM, I have no complains.

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post Jan 15 2012, 09:54 AM


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QUOTE(GEFORCEXTREME @ Jan 15 2012, 07:54 AM)
That's normal. I got worse with my driving, easily 7.x-8 km/l in the city.

Highway you can go up to about 16-17 with some super light footing.


Added on January 15, 2012, 8:01 amThe problem with the car is there is no torque at low RPM, so before 3k RPM, you will feel the car like a heavy turtle. That's why its not really suited for city stop and go driving.

But performance wise, above 3k RPM, I have no complains.
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Omg... U mean even after first service also the same?How come they call it as vvt engine?Of course most of the time was driving in city...So the fuel consumption low only on highway is not user friendly at all.
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:23 AM


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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 09:54 AM)
Omg... U mean even after first service also the same?How come they call it as vvt engine?Of course most of the time was driving in city...So the fuel consumption low only on highway is not user friendly at all.
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:47 AM


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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 09:54 AM)
Omg... U mean even after first service also the same?How come they call it as vvt engine?Of course most of the time was driving in city...So the fuel consumption low only on highway is not user friendly at all.
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You got your point, but I really don't know how to answer this. It's the characteristic of the engine.
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post Jan 15 2012, 02:07 PM


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i;d suggest you drive it normally first and let the engine run in, let the piston rings bed in. The car's consumption should be better after some time, looking at maybe 17sen/km?
Worse come to worse, you can try to save fuel by adding friction reducers in the engine oil as the service centre uses only normal engine oil
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post Jan 15 2012, 10:44 PM


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QUOTE(zeone @ Jan 15 2012, 11:23 AM)
Alwaz chk out true car info properly b4 buying! Prioritise yr preferences in car selection...NVR believe sales talk lo!
Car purchase is HUGE investments...unless one is loaded!! whistling.gif
Then no regrets after purchase! tongue.gif
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I no regret to buy this car at all. It is a good car until this moment. Just the fuel consumption ... But I survey before many users say this car is really save fuel which can reach 15km/l. So I only dare to buy this car. By the way, I like this car so much... ^^


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i;d suggest you drive it normally first and let the engine run in, let the piston rings bed in. The car's consumption should be better after some time, looking at maybe 17sen/km?
Worse come to worse, you can try to save fuel by adding friction reducers in the engine oil as the service centre uses only normal engine oil
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I also think that may be the engine piston not yet smooth enough. So ask more suzuki swift user here see whether face the same condition. Just to relief myself. Hehe...
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:02 PM


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The problem is diff ppl diff driving style. I personally cannot make it go 15 km/l in city driving. But highway its reachable.
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:13 PM


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QUOTE(GEFORCEXTREME @ Jan 15 2012, 11:02 PM)
The problem is diff ppl diff driving style. I personally cannot make it go 15 km/l in city driving. But highway its reachable.
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Totally agree with me. I share my style with u. Normally I will change to N already and let the car move itself until it stop Or I brake. So I will keep changing gear from N to D or D to N instead of always at D with pressing Brake. I am not sure this will consume more fuel or save. But at common sense, this should save more fuel right? And I dun pick up normally. I slowly increase speed to avoid consume a lot of fuel during pick up. Do you think this driving style will consume more fuel? I don't think so... Hehe...
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post Jan 15 2012, 11:19 PM


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Swift user here, my average FC is 11km/l. City driving mostly. wink.gif

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post Jan 15 2012, 11:35 PM


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QUOTE(Sichiri @ Jan 15 2012, 11:19 PM)
Swift user here, my average FC is 11km/l. City driving mostly. wink.gif
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New car? After first service already?
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post Jan 16 2012, 12:26 PM


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swift user also. already 2 years plus. im getting 10.6-11km/l only. on highway i got it up to 14km/l.

either way. it sux. using 5w-30 eneos engine oil. before this using 10w-40 and it got my 8-9km/l. which sux even more.

maybe gonna change to 0w-20 during next service.
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post Jan 16 2012, 02:16 PM


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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 11:35 PM)
New car? After first service already?
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6 months old car under 10,000km smile.gif

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post Jan 17 2012, 12:00 AM


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Ur FC is ok la. Same as my 1.5 wira
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post Jan 18 2012, 01:57 PM


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when i got my swift the agent told me full tank 97 can go till 500KM. alas dat never happen to me. So i asked around, found out this only work if you stay at klang and work at KL cuz of the long highway.

i stay PJ work KL, so my best FC is full tank = 350KM, around 90 with 97 and 65-70 with 95.

but i still love this car
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post Feb 11 2012, 12:25 PM


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TS, it's just only beginning. After 10K service, your Swift FC would be slightly better. I suggest to choose Motul H-Tech 100Plus 5w30 (RM165) or Torco SR1 5w30 (RM240) engine oil for 10K service.

I'm getting 11.5KM/L city and 15KM/L highway for my 2 years old Swift. Full tank RON95 highway 450-500+KM and city 380-420km depends on my right foot and mood. biggrin.gif
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post Feb 12 2012, 09:18 PM


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11+ litres per 100km (about 9km/l) is what is I get when I drive sanely and I run a 2.0T. If it's an Auto then the auto could explain it as it has 10 to 12 percent less fuel efficiency than the manual version.

But you should definitely check a few things if it doesn't get better after the initial run in period,

1) Tyre pressure. Follow the door specs.
2) Your O2 sensor (sometimes you get a bad one from the factory. Shit happens)

As your engine is still probably fresh off the factory floor, the drive after your first servicing can be 10 to 15 percent better as you've gotten rid of all that bad run in oil.
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post Feb 5 2013, 02:58 PM


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Anyone has reflashed the ECu before?

Apparently will it reduce the fuel consumption?


http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...&hl=reflash+ecu
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post Feb 5 2013, 03:00 PM


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2 things. Heavy body and lousy 4 speed auto gearbox.
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post Feb 5 2013, 03:43 PM


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How much can you save with all the calculation of fuel consumption? Driving itself should be an enjoyable experience not constantly thinking of how much fuel the engine is burning.

Think of something else to save on like not buying branded goods all the time etc


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post Feb 5 2013, 03:48 PM


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QUOTE(acbc @ Feb 5 2013, 03:00 PM)
2 things. Heavy body and lousy 4 speed auto gearbox.
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u sure heavy? 1050 kg only..
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post Feb 5 2013, 03:49 PM


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QUOTE(lowyatla @ Feb 5 2013, 03:43 PM)
How much can you save with all the calculation of fuel consumption? Driving itself should be an enjoyable experience not constantly thinking of how much fuel the engine is burning.

Think of something else to save on like not buying branded goods all the time etc
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If driving 20-30km per-day that no significant on $$$ saving
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post Feb 5 2013, 04:42 PM


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QUOTE(Shawnzz @ Feb 5 2013, 03:48 PM)
u sure heavy? 1050 kg only..
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What about actual weight with driver, passengers, cargo and fuel? Do u know how heavy is a full 40L tank with a 80kg driver? These figures will contribute to FC. Some owners kept 60kg of junk in the rear boot. This also affect FC.
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post Feb 5 2013, 04:45 PM


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Still with FC FC FC, unless comparing something like evo with kelisa okay la.
Your average 1.5, 1.6 gonna have more or less the same FC.
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QUOTE(acbc @ Feb 5 2013, 04:42 PM)
What about actual weight with driver, passengers, cargo and fuel? Do u know how heavy is a full 40L tank with a 80kg driver? These figures will contribute to FC. Some owners kept 60kg of junk in the rear boot. This also affect FC.
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then you say body heavy... doh.gif

if u consider all the petrol+driver... dont we need to consider this in other car oso?
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QUOTE(Shawnzz @ Feb 5 2013, 04:57 PM)
then you say body heavy...  doh.gif 

if u consider all the petrol+driver... dont we need to consider this in other car oso?
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1050kg for 1500cc hot hatch is consider heavy to me. My smart forfour only weight 965kg empty. Both also have 4 doors and both also have 1500cc engine.
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post Feb 5 2013, 05:25 PM


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True that swift fc is quiet bad with that little body the fc is around the same with my 2.0L suv which was bought around the same time with the swift. Vios and City FC pawn Swift anytime eventho with much bigger body.
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QUOTE(lowyatla @ Feb 5 2013, 03:43 PM)
How much can you save with all the calculation of fuel consumption? Driving itself should be an enjoyable experience not constantly thinking of how much fuel the engine is burning.

Think of something else to save on like not buying branded goods all the time etc
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True +1

For my car

70% city, 30% highway

1)Swift=RM65=420km+-

2)Fiesta HB=RM75=470km+-

So in the end no significant different at all

Only Vios is the real Fuel Saver other brands not likely
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probably power to weight ratio important, but not the driver's weight..the things kept in the boot..etc.etc...if really like the car,,can consider weight reduction..change all window to perspex or acrylic...add in carbon fiber bonnet..voila = lighter car...save fuel...better torque too..
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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 01:17 AM)
Hi everyone,

Please provide me information about suzuki swift 1.5GL fuel consumption here for those who own a suzuki or not.

I have drove my suzuki swift for about 1 week only. I found that the fuel consumption is crazy!!!

My fuel consumption is 9km/l at this moment. I use RON95. It is about RM0.20 per km... What the hack? I dint drive fast or what. I just drive it normally and jz traffic jam for some times. RM 40 RON 95 petrol finish in around 200km... It is too few... Is it related with the first service? My car haven done the first service yet. Anyone have idea? Suzuki swift also have vvt engine which is fuel consumption saving engine. I dont expect too much. But at least should have 15km/l fuel consumption.

Please share here.Thanks...
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Dear TS,

Read it in bold.

1) Your car haven't reached 1000KM, so it is perfectly normal that it has insane FC, because your engine is still very much virgin.
Think of it as though your first time you wanna bang a virgin girl for the first time. Obviously it's tight down there. She needs time.

2) Once reach 2000KM or 5000KM then only start measuring the real FC. No point measure now when its below 1000KM and make you have sleepless nights.

If you are expecting 15Km/L FC.

1) Run in your car first. Meaning, your mileage should be around 2000KM.
2) After 2000KM drive like a granny on a Sunday morning in Monday morning peak hours traffic.
3) Do not race your car like 2Fast 2Furious. Drive and pretend as though you're driving a Hybrid.
4) Feather your accelerator pedal as light as possible but Monday morning drivers will swear at you.
5) Use Kancil/low viscosity oil such as 10W-30.

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post Feb 6 2013, 08:40 AM


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You think Swift is bad....try the 308T $$ucks petrol like crazy in the Town and Taman road....

But most of us by these cars because we enjoy driving it, right?
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Mine is 12.5km/l and dropping.. cause change location of work.. last time everyday can cruise smooth is 13.8km/l... now jam 3 hours go and back work... T.T

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Normal driving around 90km/h, I get 6-7 liter/100km.... Sometimes i can reach 300km when the fuel meter at half (from full tank)...
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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 11:13 PM)
Totally agree with me. I share my style with u. Normally I will change to N already and let the car move itself until it stop Or I brake. So I will keep changing gear from N to D or D to N instead of always at D with pressing Brake. I am not sure this will consume more fuel or save. But at common sense, this should save more fuel right? And I dun pick up normally. I slowly increase speed to avoid consume a lot of fuel during pick up. Do you think this driving style will consume more fuel? I don't think so... Hehe...
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I'm not sure about saving fuel but changing from D to N while moving is bad for the gearbox. I made a research back in uni days last time. I'll try to get source later.
Only change to N once you've stopped. Like at a red light.
The general rule is only change to N if you're going to idle for minimum 1min. If less better not change. The saving you do might not compensate for gearbox wear & tear.
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post Feb 6 2013, 01:46 PM


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QUOTE(kailord @ Feb 6 2013, 01:30 PM)
The general rule is only change to N if you're going to idle for minimum 1min. If less better not change. The saving you do might not compensate for gearbox wear & tear.
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isnt it always good to change N whenever car is stopped more than a few seconds?

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QUOTE(goo5257 @ Jan 15 2012, 02:17 AM)
Hi everyone,

Please provide me information about suzuki swift 1.5GL fuel consumption here for those who own a suzuki or not.

I have drove my suzuki swift for about 1 week only. I found that the fuel consumption is crazy!!!

My fuel consumption is 9km/l at this moment. I use RON95. It is about RM0.20 per km... What the hack? I dint drive fast or what. I just drive it normally and jz traffic jam for some times. RM 40 RON 95 petrol finish in around 200km... It is too few... Is it related with the first service? My car haven done the first service yet. Anyone have idea? Suzuki swift also have vvt engine which is fuel consumption saving engine. I dont expect too much. But at least should have 15km/l fuel consumption.

Please share here.Thanks...
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It's like dat one, thats why swift rarely get stolen by car thieves.
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QUOTE(durianpuff @ Feb 6 2013, 01:46 PM)
isnt it always good to change N whenever car is stopped more than a few seconds?
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The extensive research suggests that the cost of wear & tear of frequently changing gears is more than the cost of fuel saved. This is of course in the very long run. But still, most of us use our car for so many years. So it does count in some sense.
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Not related but this car is as expensive as B-segment. Tell me why this car over Vios, or Honda city/ the likes
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QUOTE(kailord @ Feb 6 2013, 08:21 PM)
The extensive research suggests that the cost of wear & tear of frequently changing gears is more than the cost of fuel saved. This is of course in the very long run. But still, most of us use our car for so many years. So it does count in some sense.
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Actually I'm not so concerned about fuel saving. I just wish to know which is the best practise for AT cars, when we stopped only for 30 secs? example la
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