Last post on Jun 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM
You are in the Kia Rondo
What is this discussion about?
#41 of 44 Re: Suggested improvements [bgw]
Jun 17, 2011 (2:25 am)
Never got what I would call good fuel economy. At least not what the Rondo was advertised as getting. I have a 2007 EX V6. Right from the beginning I was getting in the mid teens city & upper teens/low 20's hwy.
I'm not a hyper-miler but I try to take it easy. I put in a K&N air filter, synthetic oil, etc., etc. It wasn't until about 9,000 miles that I saw an improvement. Now get upper teens city & mid twenties hwy. Most of my driving is city. I guess the car's computer adapts to one's particular driving habits.
Been on this post for a few years now and noticed other owners situations vary widely.
#42 of 44 Re: Suggested improvements [tsm280z]
Jun 17, 2011 (3:12 am)
I always found that our trip computer was optimistic. I kept my own log that I calculated myself, and the computer was usually off by .2 to .3 litres/100km (not much really, maybe 1/2 mpg?).
Our 2007 V6 was never hyper-miled, and 33 mpg Imperial was a number that we repeatedly obtained on the highway. If had I slowed to the speed limit, then I would likely have gotten more. As for around town, I admit that we live in a small town (10,000) so it can't really be considered urban.
I never changed the air filter (only had to clean it once) and used normal engine oil. I did keep all tires 2 psi above the door jamb rating, since I find that all my cars respond better to steering input that way. 2psi isn't much, not enough to firm up the ride to an uncomfortable level.
I wonder if you had the CPU reflashed, if that would affect your low mpg's? It did wonders for my 2002 PT Cruiser, which had a number of driveability problems until the CPU was reflashed (cost me about $60) at the dealer. It certainly increased the car's fuel economy.
#43 of 44 Re: Suggested improvements [bgw]
Jun 17, 2011 (8:02 am)
Thanks BGW. I'll see if the cpu "reflashing" makes a difference.