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  1. Please Guide

    Budget up-to 6 lacks (6,00000) Priority Preference : 1. Safety 2. Comfort 3. Design Please guide...
  2. Had a lot of free time on Sundays, so decided to do something creative and ended up deciding to paint the engine cover of my '07 Honda Civic 1.8V. Took me around an hour and is a totally DIY job with no expertise. Step 1: Remove the engine cover from your car (mostly a couple of screws hold it there). Step 2: Mask off or remove any decal and logos that are there on the engine cover. Step 3: Use a glossy or matt rattle can spray paint (I preferred a gloss red). Step 4: Spread a sheet of old newspaper and put the cover on it (you don't want to spoil your floor). Step 5: Heat the rattle can with a hair drier so that the flow is even and no clotting takes place. Step 6: Evenly spray a coat of spray paint and it let it dry in fan for about half an hour. Step 7: Spray a second coat of paint and let it fully dry. Step 8: After the paint has dried, carefully unmask or put back any decals or logos that you had removed earlier. Step 9: Put the engine cover back in the car, and you're done. I was liking the red engine cover so ended up painting the compressor head and the hose also in red colour.
  3. Guys, I am planning to buy a change for the Koleos. Looking at a price range of 50 - 55 lac(55 being max i can stretch) Usage will be around 1500 kms a month. Occasional highway trips. Looking at both petrol and diesel options. As of now havent short-listed any. What would youll suggest ?
  4. Guys, I am planning to buy a new car, changing the Koleos. Budget - 50 - 55 Lac. 55 is max, putting the extra five over 50 is also stretching it a bit too much. Looking for a sedan this time round. Self driven. About 1500kms a month. Once a month used on the highways. Looking for - Driving dynamics, Engine, Handling. Not shortlisted any as of now, but I am pretty interested in the New C class(both petrol and Diesel). What else can you'll suggest ?
  5. Introduction Its been just over 2 months since I bought the Tata Aria. It was a tough decision since there were so many options in the market one will be spoilt for choice. I still did some research and narrowed down to six cars with Tata Aria, MS Ertiga, Toyota Innova, 2014 Mahindra Scorpio, Chevy Enjoy, Safari Storme. I expelled the Enjoy for its dated cabin and poor quality, next to go was the Storme just because it was so similar to the old safari, next in line to go was the Innova for its taxi image. I narrowed down to 3 options and then deducted the Scorpio because I already owned a 2012 Scorpio and this one was too similar. With the last 2 contender the Tata Aria seemed to be a better contender on parameter of space, practicality and goods on offer in the car. Exterior One would be amazed by looking at its gigantic proportions with a close to 5 meters of length its definitely long. From the front you see a resemblance to other Tata products with vertically slotted sharp headlamps and the smiling grill being the prominent features in the front. Move on to the side and you’re bound to notice the huge proportions of the vehicle. Although the side is pretty much plain you have some design cues such as blacked out B & C pillars and Aria decal running on the side of the car. On the rear it’s the same familiar Tata look with vertical pillar stacked tail lamps with clear lenses. I would like to mention that the panel gaps are prominent in this car although not as drastic and one will be finding these in the bonnet shut lines and the hatch shut lining in the rear, all the other places have almost no panel gaps. The car is quite high and moving in and out of the car is a bit of a task. Also the ORVM are awkwardly designed and are about a feet excess to the car's width. Interior Interior quality is decent but not upto the mark of say a Toyota Innova. One can find some panel gaps although have to mention that the fit and finish is decent and you get a faint resemblance of a range rover dashboard. You get a lot of kit with the car as seen in the pictures which include one touch power down on all windows, Leather upholstery, 3 Rows of AC with independent controls, etc. One thing that might be a sore eye are the ergonomics of the car. For example, there are almost no cubby holes in the car, the twin glove boxes are so shallow that they cant even house the cars own user manual, front passenger footwell is intruded by the 4X4 transfer box, cup holders on the center stack are practically useless as you end up spilling coffee on your gear knob. One saving grace is the size of door pockets which are big enough to have a 2 litre bottle in them and even then have enough space for a harry potter book. Also the bolstering on these seats are not the most efficient and broad frame people will have a problem fitting in them. Middle row is very comfortable with good underthigh support and a reclining backrest and 4 AC vents to keep you cool. Last row is miserable with not enough space for even 5 footer although you have 2 AC vents and enough space for nic nacks. The rear hatch door houses a dedicated subwoofer housing with bracket and boot has an amplifier housing although it’s small, this housing can also be utilized to keep small but necessary things. AC vents are one thing that are in abundance and hence you get 10 AC vents. The armrest does not come in the base model and the one here is a custom made one. Performance and Ride Quality Tata tweaked the engine to make it more refine and up the power to 150 PS and so it’s a good cruiser. The power is there when you want if you keep it in 1500 – 3000 RPM range. Although in lower RPM it showcases a turbo lag. The NVH level of the car are decent considering it to be a single mass flywheel although higher models have a very good NVH level with a dual mass flywheel. The car gives a mileage of 13 in city with AC and 17 on highways with AC and these are good enough for a car in Mumbai. It cruises in peace at about 120Kmph but feels out of place and pushed hard at over 120Kmph. The ride is very leveled with only crater sized potholes filtering into the cabin. It feels at home on highways because car is about 2.5 tonnes it sticks to the tarmac on high speeds and does not wobble. Its sometimes strange to drive of these enormous proportions with this ease. Verdict Many said that I was taking a wrong step in going for a Tata but it was a heart over mind decision and I don’t regret it, although the after sales are very poor and unpremium and regular services take a lifetime to get done let alone the change of parts and Tata is synonymous with poor reliability, but in all due respect I shall say that I will wait and see it for myself how this Tata delivers. Let’s just hope for good, Fingers Crossed.
  6. I recently bought a new Tata Aria as I posted earlier and, it had a temporary registration when it came, now since the car has to get a registration the dealer which is called as Wasan Motors is demanding Rs.8000 as adjustment charges to the RTO. As my proof I have submitted- 1. Latest electricity bill 2. Latest property tax reciept 3. House Agreement 4. Posession Letter The reason he said for the same is that electricity bill as an address proof wont do the whole job so I need to give some adjustment charges. Please Advice that is it necessary to give such charges.
  7. Want to buy a new car, please advice

    I am looking for a MUV/SUV and have finally bought down my choice to Tata Aria in Pure LX guise and wanted to know if its a good buy or not or should I wait for any new launches. My budget is quite strict at under 10 lacs.
  8. Hey guys I am an employee of Bespoke Digital Media I just want to know which car is best for me SUV or luxury as I have 4 members in my family please let me know as I am too confused
  9. Hello friends and fellow members. This is my first post in this forum (not considering the introduction post). Please help me to choose. Whats your Budget - Rs 03.50L Kms driven monthly - 1000 kms Bodyshell - Hatch City/Highway split - 75:25 Max No.of Passangers - ___3___ most of the time (max 5) Boot space Importance - ______ Medium Usage by - __________________normal Ownership - _________________City Safety - _____________________anything Prime requirement - FE/Maitenance cost/Resale/Passenger Comfort Softcorner'd Manufacturer - Maruti Suzuki I am going to buy a car for the first time and I am from Kolkata. I intend to drive the car myself (I am learning to drive). It would bedriven mostly within city but I may take it occassionally out. After a lot of deliberation, I have short listed the following: Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXi Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Vxi Tata Nano Twist Considering the poor feedback I received and low power engine and the price comparison with the other two, I have almost ruled it out. So please help me with the following: 1. Am I right to rule out Nano Twist? 2. Should I go for Alto 800 VXi version instead of LXi for 15k extra? The dealers are really pushing me hard to buy the LXi version and then add a third party music system. 3. What accessories are important to have? I really like the "Parking assistance" with camera- is this a worth buy? (price about 10k). Please help me out. Thank you.
  10. Honda Amaze versus Swift Dzire

    The new Honda Amaze takes on Maruti Suzuki Dzire in the latest battle budding within the automobile industry. Priced nearly alike and from the same segment, choosing between Amaze and Dzire is a smart consumer’s nightmare. To begin with, Amaze contains a 1498cc engine in its diesel variant, while Dzire comprises of a 1248cc engine. Dzire provides a mileage of 23.4kmpl, whereas, Amaze dominates the segment with a mileage of 25.8kmpl. Diesel version of Amaze consists of an i-DTEC engine, which generates more power than the Dzire compatriot. So, if power is what you look for in a car, choose Honda Amaze. Now, for those who consider looks to be a make or break deal. Being a fan of the older version of Dzire, I believe that Maruti Suzuki could have done better with the redesigning. Please note that I do not have any problems with the front looks of Dzire, it is the back where the problem lies. Back of the Dzire is way too flat for a sedan. Amaze, on the other hand, looks stunning up ahead and decent at the back. When you stand beside it, you can also admire the ‘sedan’ in the car. Having spoken about the exteriors, we now step inside the car. Interiors for Dzire can be summed up in two words, ‘simple and classy’. Maruti Suzuki are spot on with the interiors. They look good, enable easy functioning, clear and direct. Amaze loses the interior fight because of its cluttered presentation on the inside. It often looks like some buttons and air conditioning vents put together in random fashion just because the deadline was nearby and the interiors had not been designed yet. Now, we will discuss about the space. Amaze again comes out on top in terms of in-car space. Better leg room, more boot-space and sufficient breathing space, Amaze provides comfort over long drives for all its occupants, be it on the front seat or the back. Dzire, on the other hand, provides good leg space for the people in front, but could use some more for the people in the back. Boot-space has been compromised from the previous version of Dzire . That is all about the cars, now, in a brief we will discuss about their manufacturers. While Maruti Suzuki is an established brand and is one of the big guns in India, Honda is not far behind. Honda, with its effective after sale service, has climbed the ladder as India’s most trusted brands and continues to rise. Sure, it’s a bit more expensive than Maruti Suzuki, but it is in a different league, a better league. With all that we have discussed here, Amaze seems to be the obvious choice, unless you are a big fan of pretty interiors.
  11. Bangalore is all set to get a new car rental service with a unique format. American entrepreneurs Greg Moran and David Back have founded Zoom Cars, a membership-based, self-drive service that allows customers to hire cars on an hourly or daily basis. The company’s seven-car fleet includes Ford Figos and Mahindra Scorpios that have all-India permits. Only manual transmission cars are on offer. Anyone with a valid Indian driving license or an International Driving Permit (IDP) can register online to avail of the service. The company has claimed that it’ll add BMWs and electric vehicles to its ranks soon.
  12. Looks like the hatch market will see another addition soon South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor will be launching an all-new compact car in India to take on Maruti Suzuki's Ritz and Swift, Codenamed BA, the new small car will come in its highly accepted fluidic design language and will be positioned between i10 and i20, as against the notion that it will replace the i10. Four people close to the developmentsaid that the new car will co-exist with the i10 in India and will be powered by a 1.1-litre diesel engine and 1.2-litre petrol engine. The project has been developed out of South Korea and over 100 Indian engineers have visited the R&D centre to work on this project. The car is currently undergoing testing in South Korea and is likely to hit the market just ahead of the festive season this year. The new small car is expected to have peak annual volumes of 1.5 lakh units within two years. Rakesh Srivastava, VP- sales & marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd, said, "As part of our corporate policy, we do not comment on speculation on future products Source:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/auto/automobiles/hyundai-to-drive-in-new-compact-car-ba-to-take-on-maruti-suzukis-ritz-swift/articleshow/18263737.cms
  13. Chevrolet is all set to debut the new Corvette C7 on January 13th. After many spy spy shots here are some renderings which show what the real thing would look like probably. The Vette will be powered 6.2 liter V8 direct injection engine with approx 450 bhp and 609 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 kph is claimed to come under 4 seconds. Ive always been a Corvette fan. and the new car does look promising. What do you think? Source: worldcarfans
  14. Hello Everyone, I am new on this forum so first hello to all. And Please someone suggest me that which is the better car between Alto 800 and EON magna. Please do share your views. Actually I going to buy a car and budget is 3,60,000 rupees. So I am getting confused. Plz Plz Plz i need your suggestion. Thanks in advance
  15. Car sales at 11-yr low ,

    SIAM CUTS CAR SALES TARGET TO 1-3% FROM 9-11% Domestic passenger car sales in September grew the slowest in 11 years. Though Utility Vehicle sales continued to zoom, sales of hatchbacks and sedans were in a slow lane. In September, domestic sales fell 5.4%, the second consecutive monthly decline, while motorcycle segment dipped 18.85%. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) cuts future targets drastically. Now, passenger cars would grow by as low as 1-3%, a huge drop from July's forecast of 9-11% and the total market growth is pegged at 8-10% as against previous forecast of 11-13%. SIAM also said that as of now the industry is short of a whopping $34 billion of its 2016 target of $145 bn. Source : First Post Read more here: http://www.firstpost...ain-485972.html