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  Reply # 1097778 29-Jul-2014 11:08
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Krishant007: I should note - I do regular maintenance on the car.. but regular I mean, i grab one of those daily deal vouchers (for about 50 bucks) for servicing every 6 months or so to get all fluids topped up and everything checked. Those vouchers usually include WOF as well so its kind of a good deal.

I bought the car second hand from Trademe (NZ New) and it had run 85k km. But ya, no regrets on the buy and I intend to keep it at least another 2 years. 


What I'm getting is they are both about as cheap to run

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  Reply # 1097783 29-Jul-2014 11:18
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joker97: Yes they do. That's why they're there, to keep the engine in the optimal torque band at all times. I hate it.


Because a CVT keeps the revs at the optimal power band the vehicle runs more efficiently, one of the main issues I see with CVT's is that people think conventional and try to keep the revs down and that stops it from doing its job properly. In my wife's Swift we can go to Napier and back to wellington on one tank of gas easily. 

A car uses more gas going from 1,300rpm to 3,000rpm, again and again and again  than a CVT steady at 2500 RPM. My wife can hit the Rimutaka and climb to the top with minimal rev changing thus far more efficient use of fuel and power. 




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  Reply # 1097784 29-Jul-2014 11:18
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Suzuki Swift in my opinion. The Honda would probably be better kitted out. Swifts seem to be available everywhere and a bit cheaper than a few years back as there are so many around. My Dads wife has a Swift 1.6 and its still gutless. Seems to get decent mileage around town. But same with the BMW on the highway, Around 9-10l per 100km.



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  Reply # 1097785 29-Jul-2014 11:20
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If your dad's swift does 9L per 100k on the open road there is something seriously wrong!

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  Reply # 1097786 29-Jul-2014 11:22
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joker97: If your dad's swift does 9L per 100k on the open road there is something seriously wrong!


Thats my BMW. The swift seems to get hungry at 100kph



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  Reply # 1097787 29-Jul-2014 11:26
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My 300hp subaru sti 4wd does 9/100ks on the open road. So does my container box x trail 2012 cvt. So does my diamante 3L guzzler.
I hope the swift doesn't!



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  Reply # 1097788 29-Jul-2014 11:27
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Actually no the stupid xtrail does between 10 and 11. Worst car ever.

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  Reply # 1097789 29-Jul-2014 11:27
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joker97: My 300hp subaru sti 4wd does 9/100ks on the open road. So does my container box x trail 2012 cvt. So does my diamante 3L guzzler.
I hope the swift doesn't!


300hp bleh subaru meh sti woosh flutter flutter flutter.



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  Reply # 1097790 29-Jul-2014 11:28
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Sold it. Been sobbing for the last two weeks. No actually weeping.

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joker97: Actually no the stupid xtrail does between 10 and 11. Worst car ever.

"Suzuki claims a figure of 3.6 litres/100 km "

Pfffft. Its more like 5-7

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Sold it. Been sobbing for the last two weeks. No actually weeping.

 

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  Reply # 1097795 29-Jul-2014 11:33
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No, I wasn't using much more than 100hp from that thing so I thought of relinquishing it for a newer something

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  Reply # 1097796 29-Jul-2014 11:35
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TimA:
joker97: Actually no the stupid xtrail does between 10 and 11. Worst car ever.

"Suzuki claims a figure of 3.6 litres/100 km "

Pfffft. Its more like 5-7

joker97: Sold it. Been sobbing for the last two weeks. No actually weeping.
Stolen? wink



Its near impossible for anyone to achieve claimed fuel figures for any car, as soon as you get on the open road there are too many variables. Also people use their cars as traveling storage containers, forget to turn off Aircon when not needed, seldom check tyre pressure, drive with windows open, and generally drive the car inefficiently.




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KiwiNZ:
TimA:
joker97: Actually no the stupid xtrail does between 10 and 11. Worst car ever.

"Suzuki claims a figure of 3.6 litres/100 km "

Pfffft. Its more like 5-7

joker97: Sold it. Been sobbing for the last two weeks. No actually weeping.
Stolen? wink



Its near impossible for anyone to achieve claimed fuel figures for any car, as soon as you get on the open road there are too many variables. Also people use their cars as traveling storage containers, forget to turn off Aircon when not needed, seldom check tyre pressure, drive with windows open, and generally drive the car inefficiently.


Drive like a bus driver. Hard on throttle and when going 5km above speed limit brake hard to 5 km under speed limit. Repeat process indefinitely.

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I get between 6-7.5L per 100km consumption on my Jazz. I can easily stretch about 650km out of 40L of fuel (tank capacity is 50L). I have mixed driving - in traffic, motorway, suburban. Hope that helps :). 

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  Reply # 1097804 29-Jul-2014 11:53
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two things the Jazz does have are ....

The most versatile seat configurations of any small car and Hondas excellent resale value.




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