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    Chevy Beat deisel service issue!

    Recently I touched 30000 Kms (in one and a half years) in my chevy Beat deisel and took it for service at Autovikas, Delhi. The service guy there made a service estimate of whopping Rs.13000 giving explanation of oils and parts being changed from A to B which is mandatory. We have owned more costlier car but never paid so much at 30000 kms. I want to know is it genuine or I've been ripped off?
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    Whats your Budget - INR 6 TO 7.5 lac Kms driven monthly - 600-700kms Bodyshell - Hatch City/Highway split - both equal Max No.of Passangers - 5 most of the time -2 Boot space Importance - ______ Medium Usage by - __________________normal Passenger cmfort/space: Prime importance Ownership - Mumbai City Safety - Medium Prime requirement - Looks>Passenger Comfort>Ride>Handling> Hi Guys. This is my first post on this forum. I am planning to buy a premium hatchback within a budget of 6 to 7.5 lac (Flexible as I havent decided on diesel or petrol). I have read almost all reviews on these cars and pretty know the merits and demeits of both. The space (or the lack of it) on the swift was a big downer. My height is 5 ft 11 in. I found it difficult to sit on the steering seat.It looked cramped. Hardly any leg space. I would have gone for i20 blindly but these two things are holding me. 1. The underpowered petrol engine. Have read in almost all reviews that the engine is underpowered. My question is, is it so underpowered that it should prevent me from buying it? I am 30 but havent driven around a lot over the years as we have an Innova and usually my dad drives it. This car is a pleasure to drive. I do reach maximum speeds of 130-140 kph. Dont ever recall going above these speeds. But I do like speeing up on highways. Should I consider going for a diesel? the salesperson said that If i dont used diesel car on a regular basis the maintainence cost rises. Is it true? And also How much mileage would I get in petrol version? 2. The ride quality. Most of the reviews said that it really gets bumpy at high speeds and feel like we are riding a boat. It is that bad? Please help.
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    Right time for ICE Upgrade

    My Optra Magnum turned 5 months old recently. I was thinking of upgrading the ICE of my car. Should I wait for the warranty period to expire or go for the upgrade now?
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    swift suspension change

    I have a maruti suzuki swift VDi 2010 model. I wanted to ask when its suspension should be changed as te company is demanding a change of suspension at 60000 km. My car is in the best condition a three yr old car can be and the service done is always from maruti authorized service centres. please do reply as soon as possible.
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    I am looking to buy a hatchback with price<5.5 lacs. I have zeroed in on the following three options new hyundai i20 magna (petrol),ford figo petrol and hyundai i10 sportz (petrol). Which among these three will be the best option considering that I need the car mainly for city driving and occassional highway driving.
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    Hatch to SUV....A big step...

    Hello, I have been driving a i10 for the last 3 1/2 yrs and had a hatch before that for 3 yrs as well. Now I guess its time for me to take the leap, move to a SUV and this time not selling the current hatch for small errands and city use. Apart from driving a Innova a few hundred kms on several trips, I have no experience of driving a hatch and so when i decided to buy one for our small family I though it was best to ask the experts for advise. My budget is in the range of 22-25L and I am looking for something with good interiors, a decent list of gadgets and features. I wont be off roading, so I am not looking for a monster, but good/large interiors would be of help. I wont be loading 7 people always when we travel, but a good 3rd row will help for extra space and stuff to carry. I would like to buy in around Mar/April '13 on one of the festive ocassions. No other stringent requirements, so please help me decide what options should i start looking at, cos the list of available SUVs in the market is just confusing the hell out of me. I am keen to hear from one and all..and if you also went through a shortlisting & decision cycle to shortlist your SUV, then please share that, so it may b just help me align my thoughts as well. I appreciate the help ..all fellow car enthusiasts and experts. Ash
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    Special License

    Hello all, The Autocar Forum is growing by leaps and bounds since it started. I've always said that the forum is as good as the quality of its members and you are responsible for what we are today, so as a token of gratitude, I have created a special category for forum members who have provided us with brilliant posts and helped out many members with their problems. These select few members will now have a 'Special License' tag to their profile. They will have access to seperate section of the forum called 'Special License Holders Discussion Board' where they can exclusively have discussions. They will also be able to upload images and files directly to the forum and not via imageshack. The members who have been awarded the Special License are: durango_dude, anjan_c2007, 5u3zEr0 and speed. Cheers, FRGBornFree2012-05-22 09:57:53
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    Forum Downtime

    Dear Users, You may have noticed the forum and the autocar website was not functioning for the past few days. We were facing some server difficulties and were working to fix the issues. As of now, the problems seem to have been sorted out. We regret the inconvinience caused. The support staff can be contacted anytime at forum@autocarindia.com. Regards, FRG FuelRunGod2007-12-03 14:35:38