vr.46

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  1. New Koleos

    Even when the koleos was launched it was like 30 lakhs on road because of high import content. Now it seems pointless to buy something costing more than 30 big ones for something which has interior bits of a duster and a low quality plastic dash. This will mostly go the Chevrolet forester way.
  2. Homepage extremely slow

    Nobody's noticed yet. www.autocarindia.com taking very long to load. From today.
  3. Homepage extremely slow

    Still very slow.
  4. Did it ride like a boat?
  5. No way this is coming before diwali. Maruti would have 100% percent done a teaser if it was going to be launched anywhere this year or early 2014. Even an early 2014 launch is unlikely as Indian financial year would start from April 2014 onwards. A good guess would be Mid 2014 in my opinion.
  6. Honda Urban SUV first spy pics

    Wish Honda can price it sensibly at launch in the indian market. C+ segment sedans will face a tough future as every global manufacturer is working on Mini suv's. Station wagons can be bid goodbye. Time for Vw to bring in the Tiguan and Skoda to lower the prices for the Yeti. Rav4 , Hyundai mini suv, maruti xa alpha all can and will gate crash into the party in the next 2 years. Who will trump the sales charts in this segment will be very interesting to watch once all launches and market consolidation takes place
  7. I feel it has nothing to do with weight of these modern aluminium engines (as against old school cast iron petrol engines). Failure i guess is more out of the engine/cylinders fiddled with all sorts of sensors to match emissions leading to more loss than gain. Modern fuel pumps and new gen scroll type turbochargers have fine tolerance levels and using them beyond their scope (vis a vis a N.A engine) i;e; not following what the car manual says very strictly like idling time, service intervals etc is what makes them more vulnerable to failure IMHO. For eg the oil heating up in the Dsg's of Vw & Skoda due to our humid&hot operating temperatures and also because the aam junta/drivers would never actually follow what the manual says leading to premature wear and tear of mechanical parts.
  8. I guess indirect injection & natural aspiration do have their benefits as can be observed from contemporary japanese petrol engined cars. Although direct injection has been adopted off late by honda and toyota it remains to be seen if DSG's gear boxes and turbo charging would be implemented or not.
  9. Hope Lambo have sorted out the suspension which was criticised by everybody including Lamborghini. Does Audi do the ride & handling compeletely or does Lambo have a say in that considering that Audi says "Gallardo needs quattro cuz it cant match a slick rwd ferrari/mclaren"?
  10. Looks good. Maruti musn't screw this launch with some odd "men are back" sort of stuff.
  11. Honda Civic. Why was it discontinued?

    Civic is dead and gone. Lets not create pointless threads like this. It's like creating a thread which asks "how come the corolla is still around" or "how come hyundai launched the new elantra when it was written off in 2008" I only hope Honda doesn't bring in older platforms like the etios etc just to have a presence in India (forget about market share). That would seriously hurt the brand image of Honda.
  12. Ford Figo - Steering Rack Damage

    I own 2 fords. 1.6 Ikon nxt 2003. 1.6 Fiesta Duratec 2007. 2003 had same steering rack failure within 2 months of ownership. 2009 1.6 Fiesta had it within 1 yr. I have seen many Figos, Fusions and the new fiesta as well with the steering rack issue. It is a common problem for these fords and it doesn't make sense. All these car's including mine have been bone stock. Ford never addressed this issue and I have proof of it with multiple owners complaining about as well as 2 invoices with me which contain the details of the replaced steering rack for free (after throwing a fit at the dealership.)
  13. All-new Skoda Fabia to be unveiled in 2014

    But I feel the 1.2 tdi cr is quite good for the fabia. Has good grunt to reach 60-80 kph in city with a/c & occupants. Atleast this is what i experience when i drive my friends example. Even beyond 80 it decently moves up to 140 on the highways (good speed for indian highways), ofcourse with a little bit of rowing the gear box. Are you referring to the older 1.2 tdi pd? Did the fabia come with 1.2 tdi pd at all? Afaik it earlier had a non responsive 1.4 tdi pd (which even you owned recently), and then that was discontinued & 1.2 tdi cr was bought in.
  14. How sure are you about this. AFAIK the same 7 speed DSG is being launched. Volumes may be low to justify bringing in another DSG just for the polo.
  15. Honda AMAZE i-DTEC First Drive

    So no more start and go for this Honda diesel unlike all their petrol counterparts. Start idle go slow for engine upkeep, finish journey idle turbo then feel the earth shake. Not impressive honda.
  16. 2015 Chevrolet Cruze is getting ready!

    Wish they stop getting engineered cars from Daewoo and ask Opel to make something for this platform. The Cruze simply cannot rival any german/European C+/D Segment passenger car. Sure the diesel is the only thing they get right, but once you "sit" in the car you'l immediately realise it's an Asian car (not even close to Japs build quality). Far from the Impala it looks like a toyota prius from the back.
  17. It's output is very good, something like the porsche carrera's. I guess 97 octane should be used to prevent problems in the future. Or probably it would not matter if you will sell the car within a years time. Enjoy.
  18. Interior pictures please. Do you use 97 octane ?
  19. TOYOTA will soon be Next SKODA

    Why single out toyota? Every thing on the market post the millenium is designed to fail after it's warranty is over. Why? Then how else would companies be in business if everything worked hunky dory for a very long time. Electronics, automobiles, generators you name it. Not one company makes something like our old household japanese transistors which even today work brilliantly.
  20. The D series is a bullet proof old school engine. nice car. Do you have overdrive capability?
  21. Why continue outdated products. Maruti is a maruti & it can afford to do the same. Chevrolet is not perceived as a maruti. Like wise Tata will always be sponsored by cabbies so they don't have to worry about old products. The etios looks outdated but its not outdated.
  22. new lineup from YAMAHA

    Yamaha's new ray scooter was the exact same thing i spotted 2 years ago. That was the test mule with the R15 engine. Now it's 100 cc.
  23. Honda Civic production in India to stop

    Well if you can't keep up with market needs, why compete at all. Good move by Honda. Now get the diesel in the next gen civic & see your loyalists making a bee line.
  24. Your worst car driven yet

    Hindustan ambassador. Nothing other than the bucket seats can be appreciated about this car. It feels like a pre historic cave. Steers worse than a skateboard and has a million blind spots.