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Old 01-04-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Low fuel economy fro my suzuki XL7

hi I have a suzuki XL7 2008 model. Its has 130,000 clicks on it.
It has a very low fuel economy.. 4.1km/l (all city driving. I am from saskatoon, canada and the average temperature is -25.. so is the fuel economy low because of the cold or there may be something wrong with the car. It a AWD.
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:02 AM   #2
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A big engine with an auto transmission, driven in the city in sub-zero temperatures is never going to get great economy. However like you say, that does seem exceptionally low! Has the car been serviced regularly?
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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yup serviced regularly, got a fuel change done last week. the mechanic said engine is good and has no issues.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:54 PM   #4
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Have you used the car on long distance journeys to compare the economy? If you get bad economy on a long steady highway run aswell as in the city, then you know there must be something wrong with the car. Other than that, it just sounds like the car isn't getting up to temperature and is running on cold idle as you have extremely cold temperatures, and use the car for sort city runs.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:13 AM   #5
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Just checked your fuel logs, as you've only entered 2. Are you calculating your own figures or using fuelly? I think you've fuelled up wrong, as you first fuel up suggests you've used fuel but travelled 0 km, thus skewing all fuel ups there after.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:29 PM   #6
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i recently bought the car, so have jus got two fuel-ups done till now. My car meter says 21.0L/100km. I am waiting for my fuel tank to go low and then thinking of getting fuel from shell as currently am using a cheap 10% ethanol blend.
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Old 01-07-2015, 12:01 AM   #7
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Was you 2nd fuel up a partial fuel up? Are you sure you haven't entered an error, as on my screen it says you used 27 litres to go just 70 miles, which seems very excessive like you say.
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