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  1. Thread closed. Please search the forum. This has been discussed many times. Do not start threads unnecessarily. MODSsgiitk2011-05-29 04:03:45
  2. Most modern designs to be rounded edge. As you go round a corner the edge and a ltlle beyond may come into contact with the road. Rounded are better in this regard. sgiitk2011-05-29 03:59:32
  3. We have had all this talk, with nobody checking as to how must he expects to drive in a year. Please search - there are plenty of old threads on the Diesel v Petrol issue.
  4. Good to see a market for our oldies. I will love to see the Amby in China!
  5. The rear visibility of both the City and Civic, like most modern day cars, is bad - a trait common these days, thanks to the high waistline. I have reversing sensors in my Civic and they are fine. Also, Honda are finicky about aftermarket fitments wrt warranty. I agree with @TSiVipul abd go for the sensors.
  6. The dies, body panels,e tc. must all be in the junk heap, so this is not going to be possible.
  7. The Hitachi RAV518ERD list is 29,990! One notch down RAV418ERD is 27,880. Yes, there are cheaper models, even Hitachi has Kaze, Quadricool, etc. Past experience suggests that Window units last well over a decade, and electricity is not getting any cheaper. Splits are not that maintenance free. I wanted Window only! Next year when I replace my bedroom unit (split) it will be another split. sgiitk2011-05-25 08:55:57
  8. I am old fashioned. Window units are easier to maintain. Also, actually it is a two way movement. The children's (if you can call two docs, an LLM and an MBA that!) room has a Videocon 1.5TR unit. This goes into the guest room (replacing the 1.5TR assembled window), and they kids room gets the new one.
  9. I will also like a coupe- but it is just a fond hope. One advantage of coupe design - wider doors.
  10. I do it by hand. A sponge to spread it (incidentally it came with Formula 1). Allow it to dry (you get a white film on the car), and then polish with the microfibre. Total time about 45 minutes. First time round it is takes longer, since the sponge does not 'flow'. Do not polish too hard and you can expect about three months out of it. My test is that it should 'bead', i.e. repel water.
  11. Got a Hitachi 1.5TR 5 star window AC for 29,500 last evening. Will be delivered today
  12. So the remap must be under test. I will wait for it. Putting in the RS box is a non-no. So sound advice.
  13. Already the truckers are threatening strikes if diesel goes up. Agreed diesel will (unfortunately imho) remain cheaper than petrol for the foreseeable future. If you price fuel on calorific content then diesel should be more expensive. It is costlier in Germany, UK, US, but not in France (farmers + truckers lobbies). I will go for the i10 Kappa with my eyes shut. sgiitk2011-05-25 04:03:05
  14. I had an argument with a cow returning from Lucknow. The mirror came loose (the bottom clips). I did not push it back hard enough - needs a real good shove.So it popped again, and then fell and broke. I am not sure whether they have just changed the glass or the glass and holder. I suspect the latter, since more often than not the holder loses one or more of the clips. The mirror is fixed inside this carrier with double sided tape. This this is clipped into the mirror housing (two hooks at top, and two clips at the bottom). Smart arrangement since the full mirror assembly with the repeaters, power movement, etc. must cost a bomb. Gave it the Collinite treatment this morning, after returning from my walk. sgiitk2011-05-25 03:55:37
  15. @BF; This time I think I will got for the Idemitsu 0W30 synth from Honda. I pay only for the 3,67 litres I use, and that too at under 1k/litre. At present I am on Mobil 1. I agree most things are distance dependent but in many matters time may over ride - like brake fluid 2-33 years, coolant 2 years (normally, I do not know what fluid Honda uses, but they talk of 10 years/200,000km). BornFree2011-05-25 03:30:07
  16. Yes it is under 10k. There was a totalling error in the mirror - Actually Rs.516! I remember about two and a half years ago I had to get the mirror insert of my Accent - cost about 400-450. Also, as I had put in synth at the last service there was no oil change. Next (20k) service will involve oil change as well as air cleaner change. I am attaching the invoice sgiitk2011-05-24 10:34:44
  17. Having owned the Accent and still having the Santro (i10 precursor) and a whole series of Maruti cars since 1987 till 2005 I will say that Hyundai cars though more conservative have a definite edge in absence of rattles and minor gripes. Of course every car (even a Rolls) needs periodic care. My experience is that Hyundais are as inexpensive as equivaltnt Maruti's to maintain, and are far less of a hassle.
  18. Just got the fourth (first paid) service. Total damages 1453 incl 566 for replacement LH door mirror insert. Distance since last service (Nov 2010) 2569. Average 11.08 kpl. Excellent job - took all of 2:30 in the workshop. sgiitk2011-05-24 08:57:28
  19. @nishu; Rs.4 on the cards for diesel. Sooner or later they will have to deonctrol fuels. Deficit in budget will force then. At present 15% of GDP is going into subsidies. sgiitk2011-05-24 04:38:31
  20. Good idea. Will the Kremlin opine on it?
  21. Now Google wants to fix the android owners.Started tor estrict somefacilities to custom ROM users, also heard that Gingerbread may try to lock out rooting.
  22. I am afraid the Camry in India has fallen by the wayside as it is a CBU as against Accord, etc. Incidentally, over 90% of the taxis in Dubai are Camry's so must be reliable.
  23. There was a box for the RS. They (used to) do petrols as well, as long as they are blown. Check the Belgium parent site.Otherwise, check the competition! There are some add ons and some chip jobs. Take your pick. sgiitk2011-05-23 08:50:36
  24. C R A C K D O W N In future any post with sms spelling and improper capitalization will be deleted. This is all given in the rules and regulations and no further infarctions will be tolerated. MODS