LeoRahi

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  1. So I broke this thing few days back called the plastic belly pan (Not sure though) but it's on the bottom of the front end, on the bottom - between the engine and radiator. I have just fixed it in it's place with a stick temporarily. Called in a mechanic and he said it will cost around 12K. Attached some pics to give some idea of what it really is. Just wanted to know the name of the part and the cost to fix this thing. Any help is appreciated.
  2. Hyundai i20 Active - Diesel/Petrol

    Your usage is less than 1.5K on average. I'd definitely suggest you go for the Petrol version and don't worry about the engine, it won't be a problem.
  3. Tata Tiago - Hitting the right notes

    This could be TATA's resurge to this segment. This definitely looks fantastico! The strategy is good this time. Let's see how it unfolds
  4. The Auto Expo 2016 Discussion Thread

    Jaguar XE looks striking. I liked the Hyundai Tucson as well. The Renegade Cruiser looks sporty and rugged at the same time.
  5. The dealership dilemma - NEXA and Maruti Suzuki

    Good point by Librankur there. It seema more of a business strategy than thia "premium offering" thing.
  6. The Maruti Vitara Breeza Discussion Thread

    This looks good and the specs as listed by cars4life are great as well. Tough competition for Ecosport ahead (?)
  7. KUV1OO - Quirky / Bold / Beautiful / Macho / Ugly ???

    I'd rather prefer the Rio than this ugly, quirky and what not. I just don't seem to get the idea behind the sub 4m SUV/MUV or whatever you call it.
  8. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    Need to get a new phone on a tight budget of 18K. Should have good camera, performance, good battery life. Please put in your suggestions.
  9. I'm all for preventive measures but they should be realistic and conventional. Not sure if the Odd-Even formula can be implemented in Delhi. This was tried before in many places and it failed miserably.
  10. Hi there ACians. I’m going to write down a bit as to how we zeroed onto buying the Hyundai i20. I’ll go on step by step highlighting all the things happened while buying our i20. I will try my best to make it interesting and keep it short. OUR DECISION TO BUY A NEW CAR It’s around Mid 2011, Our previous cars served us well for about 10 years. But we all felt that it’s was the time we should buy a new car. The oldies were showing their age. OUR PRIORITIES • Space to accommodate 5 passengers easily with a big luggage bay • Looks, it mattered to me. I wanted a car which could turn heads • Decent FE, Every owners priority (AFAIK) • Safety, though can live without it as our most driving is going to be in city • Features, Wanted a car with some good features • Easy driving, Much needed in city traffic • Last but not the least, Has to be within our Budget of 6L THE RESEARCH This step is the most boring and lengthy thing every buyer goes through (IMO). I and my Dad went on to shortlist some cars fitting within our budget and priorities. We had to keep the budget in mind while selecting a car. We went to many forums, asking questions. Some were helpful and some not. After lots of researching, we shortlisted some cars and went on checking them... THE SHORTLIST Maruti Swift – OK, It’s a great car but I was never a guy who liked its Froggy front face. Hyundai i20 – This is the car which strikes, the styling, so many features, space, good maintenance, Decent FE. Probably the best car for city in its class. I was always biased towards it Ford Figo – Liked it, great VFM, Good ride and handling. Maintenance is a tad too high. Nissan Micra – Good looks, Has good features, nice ride and handling. Though not of my taste Renault Pulse – It’s a new car then, so, wasn’t sure about it to make an impact and that has happened. So, the cars passed our needs are Hyundai i20 and ford Figo. I even booked the Figo but then my dad’s colleagues said not to go with it, has some defects, FE wasn’t good and that maintenance stuff blah blah..! So cancelled it. The car left was the i20! THE BOOKING It’s was a hell of a hot day, mid July 2012 . Went to the Hyundai Showroom, 2kms from our home. The showroom manager greeted us well. He respected our decision. It always feels good when you get respect from someone; the Ford Guy wasn’t that cool! Then some formalities and the car was BOOKED! THE WAIT AND THE DELIVERY! Just 4 days of waiting and it felt like years. Anyways, I woke up early that morn the showroom guy phoned me at 10, told that the car is ready to be delivered! And I was like jumping and dancing full of joy. We went to the Showroom, the car was on display. Again formalities there and I was like WTF? I was waiting sitting there looking at the car for two hours. OK, formalities done! Offered some freebies and 10 litres of petrol . Got the keys and just didn’t wait for a second, started it and just zoomed off! THE DRIVING EXPERIENCE The i20 no doubt works best as a city car. The clutch is superlight and smooth, so as the steering. The ride is good, the rear seats are very comfortable. The handling not that good as you would have expected from a car like this, the highway manners are not that good, after crossing 100kmh the handling is a bit unstable. Though if you are gonna keep it below 90 it handles fine. The interior are classy, the plastics used are of high quality. The centre console looks awesome. The audio works fine, the AC seems to cool a bit slow, takes about 5mins in a very hot day. The interiors are spacy can easily accommodate 5 peoples. The boot is a very big one, very useful on long trips. THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE My experience with the i20 is so far great. I've never felt that I've done wrong to buy the i20. The maintenance is good, the customer care is awesome. The driving experience overall is good. I've clocked 14000+ kms in it and I'm happy with it. CONCLUSION Well the i20 is a good city car. But overall not a driver’s car for sure but if you’re a docile driver who just wants a car to be comfortable in & won’t be crossing 100 often then it’s the way to go. Steering feedback & confidence is pretty depressing on this car but should keep you very happy in traffic & parking as it goes very free when your parking that I often steer with one finger. Sorry If I posted too much smileys, just wanted to make it a bit interesting Time for the teaser..!
  11. 3rd Year service done. First Non-Free service. Service included change/checking of Oil Filter, Engine Oil, Coolant, Brakes and plugs cleaning, Washing/cleaning. Everything costed Rs. 2000 + Labour Charges Rs. 1000 and the total was Rs. 3000 approx. Changed the service centre this time and it was a much better experience, probably also because it was a new service centre.
  12. 3 Years Done! I should have went for the 3 Year service in August but just couldn't take it for the yearly service due to some very busy days. Going in for the service within a week, surely!
  13. VW emission scandal

    This is a huge scandal, the company might go bankrupt and I'll be more than happy if it does.
  14. Diwali Wishes

    HAPPY DIWALI ACI members! Have a safe and prosperous Diwali!
  15. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    3rd Gen Moto G is gold! Such a smooth performer and looks are much much better.
  16. Pics: Weird and wacky modified bikes

    Weird peoples LOL .. why would someone have that many lights
  17. Great attention to detail, really amazing work, bro
  18. Good to hear you are going good with the Classic. It's really a great car, Neeraj, may not stand out but it's a winner! Ticks all the boxes.
  19. NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM www.TYREONWHEELS.COM

    Sorry to hear that Rameshbabu. I think filing a police complain should do it. And thanks for the heads up.
  20. Google Search

    I thought I was the only one having this problem.
  21. Pics: India's first Ferrari 458 Speciale

    What a beauty of a car, man
  22. Why don't we have an app for the forum or atleast make it available in Tapatalk, it's plain simple to enable tapatalk for a forum. It's a real pain in the *** to surf the forum on mobile. Please look into this.
  23. Skoda Octavia should be your first choice, IMO. Corolla in there next. TD both and decide.
  24. I'm ROFLing at this one
  25. The "Movies" thread

    Since there's no thread about movies, I thought of creating one. As a big movie buff, I see a lot of movies whenever I get time. My list of movies is endless. Not gonna mention all but - The Godfather II, Scarface, LOTR - The lord of the rings, Hobbit I and II, Shawshank Redemption, Heat (1995) are a few. From Bollywood, there are many, Better not mention them. The Actor I admire are, Al Pacino, Day Lewis, DeNiro, Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson and Amir Khan from Bollywood are to name a few. I would like all movie buffs to share their fav movies/actor/actresses. Cheers!