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Everything posted by AdityaM

  1. Sluggish wrt to throttle response. Absolutely, till I discovered that the way to drive it was to drop a gear before even thinking up accelerating.
  2. I have found the perfect way to get it to rain torrentially. All I need to do is clean up my car. Works much better than a rain dance!!!
  3. I know. It is supposed to be the best feature of the top variant!! Anyways, pleasantly surprised with the positive reaction of the dealership.
  4. I guess it has to do with the perception that diesels with their rattle is harsher on the body, and also the perception that a diesel, as it gets older gets costlier and costlier to maintain. May not be true for the newer oil burners, but our used car prices do derive some basis from perception also.
  5. Maybe the ZXi, since it has 185s. But since I have not driven the same to any great extent, I cant comment.
  6. So basically it is a shade of blue?!! I can't think past 8 colours!!
  7. Look at it this way. LPG costs you about 3 rupees a km or maybe more in a 1 lit engine. . My CNG Alto used to cost me about 75 paise a km. If that is not due to the benevolence of the Petroleum ministry, I don't know what it is!!
  8. That would depend on the size of your shoe! What I mean is, it is not difficult to handle the surge, once you know it is coming, and the surge is not so bad that you need to be left-foot braking all the time.
  9. Any particular reason you want to saddled with a headache? Or maybe just a suicide wish?
  10. That is a nice bit of advice!!
  11. Real nice article. Thanks for the link.
  12. In stop go traffic, you rarely hit the rpm at which the Turbo kicks in!! Had the vehicle for a good six months, and was in love with every nut and bolt on it. Have transferred my affections to the Fabia now!!
  13. And incidentally subsidizing CNG too!!
  14. Maybe the JLR effect will bring in some improvement!!
  15. Can someone tell me what colour turquoise is?!!!
  16. Problem is, unless the subsidy on Kerosene is also not done away with, we will end up with higher and higher quantities of Kerosene in Diesel, and Petrol too. That would be hell for most vehicles (Except the Yezdi!!)
  17. It is amazing how a bike of a generation nearly gone by can still keep up with most of the new gen offerings! If there is a fan club for the RX100 on this forum, count me in!!
  18. The sudden surge after the turbo kicked in was one of the quirky things in the Swift Diesel that I loved!!
  19. Well, I guess the road behaviour could be a result of the shoes the Fabia sports. In the interests of cost control, the Diesel sported the skinnier 165s, and that in comparision to the lower profile 185s on the Fabia does make a difference. I do no it because I did manage to check out the envelopes on both, (not entirely on purpose!!) and the Fabia came out better.
  20. Welcome Abroad!! I have real fond memories of the RX100, which I had in college and the first few years in my career. You are a lucky guy to be still holding on to one!!
  21. Congratulations!! Many miles of happy driving!!
  22. Looks like you had a great time!! Looking forward to more snaps.
  23. Is the GC all that bad? I have never had a problem yet.