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  1. 11 points
    Ajit car crazy

    help on the new Audi Q7

    hajo guys, its been a long time i'm talking here.well,finally I've bought a suv, booked it on my birthday 28th May,finance and paperworks are done. Usually finances are handled by my dad. He told me its almost ready, we paid our 20.5 lacs, the rest amount the financer pay will pay by 2mrw or soon I guess. Well,I never even thought of this car when I walked to Audi Kolkata. They instantly made me comfy there and my dad after test driving at the very moment decided to get the Q7 without thinking. Also he gifted me that car on my bday. It is the top end cbu unit Navi pack+sunroof. Audi Kolkata has a special thing with us so me managed some huge discounts too. Now the queries. Hope to get the delivery within next month. 1. I heard somewhere Q7 had headlamp issues. They were insufficient for car this big. Dealer told me its sorted out and now the facelifted unit comes with adaptive headlamp. Is it so? 2. Is there any reliability issue? 3. What is top speed possible by this car? Spec sheet says 218kmph,but my friend in bombay drove it upto 230 almost. What is the exact thing?
  2. 9 points


    Hello everyone, I am Mahesh. I am an assistant manager in Max Life Insurance. I am not that smart about cars but I surely love to test drive new ones and like to know more about them. That is why I signed in here. Looking forward to a nice time in this forum.
  3. 7 points

    honda dio

    i would like to know whether honda dio (the relaunched version) is worth buying for budget of 55k what is its mileage, engine,service, resale value ?
  4. 7 points

    Renault Duster or Ford Ecosport??

    Hi, I am looking to buy an SUV and have a budget of around 8-9 lacs. I had almost finalised buying a Duster owing to its proven performance and a number of awards but the imminent launch of Ford Ecosport has now confused me. On researching, I have found a number of pros and cons but I am not sure on which car to finalise. Here are my observations: Ford: The Ecosport boosts of an award winning petrol Ecoboost engine. But if I am getting an SUV, I should get a diesel engine, right? (My daily commute is around 40-45 km). The Ford does boast of a number of gadgets and a fresh design... Duster: Duster has a proved performance record and is capable of delivering. It has a wider rear space and more boot space (which is essential for my wife ). It has a classic and rugged look rather than the different Ford design.I have also read in a review that the diesel engine of the Duster is much better than the diesel one in Ecosport. I am a bit inclined towards buying Duster as a bigger rear space is more important to me. However, I would love to hear your suggestions / opinions and take an informed decision. Also, are the above observations correct? What other factors should I consider? Thanks.
  5. 7 points
    New bumper and bonnet design, rear bumper and integrated exhaust adds to muscles for E-Class.
  6. 7 points

    Great to be part of AUTOCAR

    Hi everyone, I am Rahul Pillai. I am a bit of a noob when it comes to cars and am hoping to buy a car a few days down the line... Hoping to get guidance from your eperience. Do forgive my noob-ish or annoying questions - I will have a lot of them! Great to know you guys!
  7. 5 points

    2014 Indica Vista Facelift

    The rendered image of the 2014 Indica Vista facelift is doing the rounds on the net. Here is one of the pictures I found on a popular forum on the internet. Here is the link to the entire article ---> http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian-car-scene/137563-team-bhp-exclusive-2014-tata-indica-vista-facelift-rendered.html What do you guys think ?
  8. 5 points
    Now, Honda is trying to enter and attack the ever ladies choice Scooty & now super successful Yamaha Ray in its turf. Priced at 44,200, its now the cheapest Honda Scooter and weights just 103kg. Engine is a straight lift from Activa slightly modified to provide 60KMPL. All in All, this looks like a Honda's version of Hero Honda Pleasure. Beige Metallic, Pearl Sunbeam White, Alpha Red Metallic and Purple Metallic. Now its pretty clear that TVS is not only sleeping in bike segment, but also in Scooter segment. They should have woken up at Ray's entry, but they are yet to comeout with a powerful, all metal, compact scooter. http://www.autocarindia.com/News/346486,honda-launches-activa-i-scooter.aspx/2
  9. 5 points

    Is this RX100 a worthy buy?

    Recently came across a decent RX100, 93 made. Asking rate is 38k. The bike is good in condition, can be used as it is. I almost fell for it, but most of my friends are saying its too costly. The bike will be FC on me paying the money. No comments on kms run, since we all know how easy it is to tamper with. I was on the outlook for a decent RX, but can't find anything decent, so really confused.
  10. 5 points

    Tyre upgrade for swift vdi.

    Hey guys! Need your help with the perfect tyre upsize for my new swift vdi. A friend of mine suggested that 195/65R15 is the ideal upsize for swift. The stock tyres have done 2k Kms. Also pls suggest a reliable dealer in delhi where i can exchange these.
  11. 4 points

    Travelogue - Nawab-e-Shanti.

    ..this time it was planned. Dad was ready with some plan which I was completely unaware of. With 15 days left of my going back to Hyderabad and with the welcome shower of monsoon, we are out on roads, again. I was told that some sort of resort was pre booked in my absence and dad promised that it will be an experience that I never had. The packing started a day before and cameras were the top priority as we will experience a village like a village. So a village it was. Where? "About 150kms" How do we go ? "Easy, NH2 till Burdwan, then to a place called Bolpur" But we have already been to Bolpur !! "No, this isnt the Bolpur everyone visits, its beyond the reach of "Tagore" This was not the end of the trip. The plan was to reach a place called Murshidabad about 120km more from Bolpur where the last of the nawabs ruled in Bengal just before the British took control over bengal. (Yon can read about Bolpur and Murshidabad here http://www.bolpur-santiniketan.com/ and http://murshidabad.net/ )
  12. 2 points
    Honda Jazz will get relaunched late this or early next year and fill in the void which it has left. Old Honda Jazz was the best hatch in its time(must say much ahead of its time) was overpriced initially & lacked diesel. The Upcoming Jazz will be priced competively (Honda should have learnt its lesson by now), get 1.5 powerful & Efficient Diesel Engine and has got excellent CRV like front looks. So all in all, The most Spacious Hatch, The most FE Hatch(in its segment) The most Powerful Hatch(again in its segment) The most Sexy looking hatch. We can expect a SUV out of this Jazz anytime after its launch. All in all, I see a true Swift beater in this Jazz
  13. 2 points
    I know..Fabia production has been stopped in India by Skoda......a sad end to a wonderful and highly underrated car.(A bit like the palio).Still thought i'd post an ownership review!!!! It was in August 2011,My family's 800 was over 6 years old and the new Swift was just about to launch.It was time for a new addition in My Family!!! I went to a Maruti Dealership and test drove the new swift and boy i was spell bound until the point when the Dealer said the Waiting period for a petrol one would be almost 6 months.Also the price they quoted for my 800 was far too less than which i expected considering the fantastic condition it was in. And then one of my friends suggested me a SKODA.I laughed it off saying it would be way over budget for me(Was also skeptical after the things i had heard about ASS and costly spares).But he insisted i contact a skoda dealer and check out the fabia.My life was about to take a turn!!!! I called the dealer up and he was immediately ready to get the test drive car at my place.The test drive felt great...it was the first time i had driven a european car(My earlier exploits were limited to only Maruti,Hyundai and Tata) and boy it felt good.Then came the price. The price quoted to me for the Skoda Fabia Ambiente was lesser than the Swift Vxi. On enquiring about after sales service and price of parts the sales guy was pretty straightforward and told me there is no auto maker that can match the service made by Maruti but SKoda is trying to improve on its A.S.S After discussion with my Family (And going by my instinct...had fallen for this fabia and inspite of having heard a lot about poor A.S.S and other negative reviews about skoda) we decided this is the car best suited to our needs. I also considered i20/punto/polo before deciding on Fabia. In a few days i would be the Proud owner of a SKODA!!!! I sold my Maruti 800 individually at a price lesser than what i expected but better than what dealers quoted.It was with a Heavy heart that i parted with my First Love.... And then SKODA FABIA came into my life!!!!! My choice was the Ambiente 1.2 HTP petrol.THe reason for not choosing a diesel being my Running is not very high and diesel didnt make sense for a person with my type of usage.Another couple of things considered while buying Fabia was the comfort of getting in and out of vehicle (for my parents specially my dad having knee problems used to have a hard time getting in and out of the 800),Premium feel of vehicle(Seems to be a vehicle a segment above),Roomy and spacious interiors,Decent Boot Space and Fantastic to Drive(Guess all European cars are Driver's cars.) Now iv been driving Fabia since year or so and have clocked over 6800 kms on the Odo and so far its been good. Coming to the Specifications of Ambiente1.2 Engine Type:1.2 Petrol 3 cylinder engine. Max Power:75 PS Max Torque:110 @ 3750 rpm Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 ltrs Tyres: 175/70 R14 Apollo Acelere with Wheel caps Other Features Include:- Driver and Passenger Airbags(This feature has been discontinued by skoda for lower end models and is now present only on top of line variant) Front driver and passenger door Power Windows Illuminated glove box Height adjustment for Driver seat Four Speakers(2 front door and 2 tweeters) Rear air conditioning vents under front passenger seats Illuminated luggage compartment Height and Length adjustable steering wheel Height adjustable front seat belts. MY EXPERIENCE SO FAR... Exteriors & Design: No complaints really except for the lack of a defogger and rear washer/wiper.The skoda logo and grille looks dashing and car is really very well built.Personally i love the way the doors shut with a sweet thud!!. Interiors and Features:The interiors are very simple but functional.The quality of plastics on the dashboard are excellent and comparable to the ones used in SUPERB.It has what skoda calls onyx interiors which has beige interiors.It has got lots of cubby holes,cup holders in front as well as rear where you can keep your knick knacks. The illuminated glove-box feels nice and there is a storage compartment as well on dashboard which can be closed The gear knobs is one of my personal favorites. The boot space is one of the prime reasons for me to have chosen this car with 315 litres of boot space is one of the best in class. It also has a removable rear parcel tray with twin level adjustment.Leg space for rear passengers is decent. The height adjustable driver seat is also a nice feature.The positioning of the controls for headlights,wipers and indicators might take time getting used to considering they are place in a manner opposite to those generally found on Indian cars i.e. indicators,dipper on left and wiper controls on right which is vice versa on Marutis,Tatas etc.Engaging in reverse gear requires one to push the gear stalk down and slot it into first.(Felt a little awkward initially) Engine and Performance:The engine is a 3 pot ,1.2 litre petrol which is shared with the Polo.It has a75 PS power output which kinda feels low if you compare it with cars like Swift which has 87 Bhp.Torque is decent and can easily pull over steep inclines. On pressing the ignition the engine quite literally ROARS to life and sometimes the sound makes you wonder if this is a petrol or diesel.(If you ask me i just love this sound ....gives me an Adrenalin Rush!!!!) Engine is pretty responsive,Gear shift is slick and slots perfectly like a hot knife through butter Fuel efficiency: SO far on city gives me around 10-11 km with air con on and highways performance improves to around 15-16 Kmpl. Ride And Handling:Ride and handling is excellent.The car feels very heavy and is very stable and gives you a sense of confidence at high speeds.Car does well while navigating through corners as well.Suspension is also decent although horrible roads and mumbai potholes sometimes gets to you(Cant really blame the car for this!!!) After Sales Service: This is one area im sure everyone wants to know. Personally so far its been a pretty decent Experience for me.Had the initial 6 month warranty checkup done at Autobahn's service centre at Sewri.This centre is really small and you can have problems finding place to park and in general the space was really cramped.Customer lounge can be improved.In this checkup a normal checkup of oil levels were done. Also i had found that the car does not lock automatically after going over 20 km/h.I pointed this out to the service guy and he activated this setting for my car.No costs were incurred in this checkup. RATING 7/10 The first scheduled service was done a year after the purchase.This time i visited the state of art service centre at kurla as claimed by skoda.This was better than the sewri workshop with an improved customer lounge.You could see from the glass enclosure the work being carried out on your vehicle. This service involved Oil change for engine,Brake testing,servicing,Wheel alignment and balancing.The total cost of which came to around 8000/- RATING 7/10 (This could have been better if they had given me the car in time.Before reaching i had confirmed with service personnel that i would be waiting till service was complete and would be driving it away personally.I reached there around 11 am and was told i would get the car back by 5pm but it wasn't until 7:30 pm that i got back delivery. ) GOOD BITS: Illuminated Glove box useful to find things in dark. 315 litres of boot space(The new Dzire has 316 litres so not bad for a hatchback) Excellent Quality interiors,Spacious and Comfortable BAD BITS: Overdose of Beige(This is just another of my personal opinions ) and tends to get very dirty...Reason why i chose a darker shade for my seat covers. Engine is a bit noisy especially if you drive with the windows rolled down. The bonnet release lever is present on the passenger side..ideally it should be on driver's side(Once nearly had the panel below dashboard ripped off by a passenger when i asked for opening bonnet during a security check somewhere...guy mistook panel for bonnet release!!! ) Fuel efficiency could have been better(If you compare it with competitors) Accessories which are costly(Eg a single wiper blade cost me 500Rs!!! if you compare i used to get a pair for 300 for my 800...Well maybe im a little harsh here but still...... Power Windows button has come off on the passenger side. FINAL REVIEW. Overall it has been a good journey so far and hope it continues the way it is. Hope folks find this review helpful.Let me know your feedback on the
  14. 2 points

    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
  15. 2 points

    New Section - The Workshop

    Hello everyone, In light of increasing posts on queries about car problems, we've created a new section called 'The Workshop'. Here you can get all the answers to your car troubles and also general advice on upkeep and maintenance of your car. For car buying queries please use the AAA section. This move will make it easier to get the information the users might be looking for. Happy posting. FRG FuelRunGod2009-11-27 17:35:29
  16. 2 points

    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
  17. 2 points
    Here is a brief guide which explains the basic functions and features of the Autocar India Forum. Active Topics You can view the latest topics which are in discussion by clicking on the Active Topics link located under the main header on the main page. After clicking on the active topics link, you can choose to view active topics based on a timeline which means that you can choose to view topics which have been active in the last hour, two hours and so on. Alternatively you can scroll to the bottom of the main page to view a rolling list of the latest topics. Posting New Topic/Poll You can find the New Topic & New Poll button at the bottom right corner of each index page of every category. However, users with a Learner License can not post in the market place section. They acquire that right once they cross 50 posts and acquire an Intermediate License. Posting Pictures You can use services like imageshack.us to post pictures on the forum. Kindly use thumbnails as not all users have broadband. 1. Go to imageshack.us. 2. Use the browse button to select the photo. 3. Check option to resize, use resize 320x240(for websites and email) 4. Click on Upload. 5. After uploading, you will get a set of links. Use the last link - Direct Link To Image. 6. Copy the link and paste in your post with the tag. 7. It should be entered as follows (remove the space in img and **) [ img ]**Direct Link To Image From Imageshack**[ /img ] Contact Us In case you are facing issues with the forum. Feel free to mail us at forum@autocarindia.com and we will be glad to assist you. Best regards, Autocar India Forum SupportFuelRunGod2009-03-28 14:21:44
  18. 1 point
    The A1 effect it seems but wasnt the Audi CEO confident when he said that who will buy an A1 when Q3 is already available . Time to bite the bullet it seems.
  19. 1 point
    Hey Im Jarnail Singh from Jammu and working in Mumbai as a watchman. I need some help for my electric motor vehicle
  20. 1 point
    Shubham Sharma

    Hi everyone !!

    Hi guys, I am Shubham from Delhi. Working as an Software Developer, but I love Cars,It feels really good to be here. Read a lot , now I would like to share as well. Cars that I drove in chronological order Maruti 800 -> Wagon R (CNG) -> And the latest Ford Figo (Nov 2012) TDCI Titanium
  21. 1 point

    Recognised Contributors

    Yes. The new tag is in recognition of your continued support for the Autocar Forum and the value your posts add to the ever growing knowledge of the members. Keep up the great work guys. More of you will be added to this elite group every now and then. So keep posting and congratulations! PS: We've crossed 100,000 posts. Congratulations to everyone and a big thank you from the Support Team. FRGFuelRunGod2010-01-24 09:23:09
  22. 1 point

    Member Posts & Threads

    Of late I've been noticing, the forum is being flooded with a lot of frivilous posts and threads. And it is not only the new members but many active and old members who are also responsible. The least I expect from the members is to atleast do a search before they post up. There are so many similar threads and posts floating about the forum which makes the task of the support team harder everyday. Members are creating threads without even thinking. How does a car query end up in the bikes section is beyond me. I urge all the members to take time out before posting and creating new threads. From now on, please be informed, I will personally delete any post which I find unfit and non-value adding without any prior warning. Similar threads will not be merged, but deleted. Please help us keep this community clean and user friendly. Thanks. Regards, Autocar Forum Support TeamFuelRunGod2008-10-15 12:52:12