octane_100

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  1. With all due respect, you have none but yourselves to blame! Who stopped you from having a test drive before buying it? It's a known character of the vehicle and not a defect per se. Hence it would be better if you can sell it off and buy something with a more pliant ride.

    Endeavour is based on a pick up truck and hence the leaf spring suspension. It's better if Ford replaces this with a better vehicle with proper coil springs, sooner the better since Fortuner is on its way!


  2. Apart from the space and the seats themselves, there is nothing much to write about this ugly looking contraption. Innova looks elegant in comparison to Xylo!!!  I definitely doubt if people in urban areas would prefer to have such a lousy piece of  """engineering""" as their personal transport. M&M will get decent numbers only because of rural and taxi folks which will make sure that

    the era of M&M brand is well and truly.... OVER!!!


  3. In petrol, go either for the Getz1.1 or the UVA.  And go for a Vista/Palio or CS if it has to be a diesel.

    On the whole i would suggest go for the Vista Quadrajet. It's contemporary, spacious, comfortable and cheap to run.

    Swift D would have made a good option too but i don't think it can seat 5 comfortably and also i am not sure how fresh you and your family would be after a 1200 km round trip in a swift. The same applies for i10 and A-Star as well.


  4. @Elantraboi,

    Go ahead with buying your Elantra CRDI. I own one and have done 60K clicks in last 2 years and till date i have had ZERO problems. It has undergone only routine servicing. The car still performs like new, returns good efficiency(not in the league of fiestas and the vernas though.... remember this is a 2L engine and first gen crdi) and is a stonker of a performer. You will be never left wanting in terms of performance and comfort. It's got great high speed stability as well.

    I am unaware of any reliability issues wrt Elantra. The issues AFAIK were only with the Accent CRDI which had a 3 cyl engine.

    So if the car in question is a top of the line diesel, then 4 lakhs is a pretty good deal since you know the owner and history of the car.

  5. AFAIK,

    i30 is produced only as a hatch and a station wagon. There is no saloon version on i30.

    i30 and Elantra are two different models. I wish they bring in the i30 rather than the elantra.

    2009 Sonata will most probably be called i40 in European markets


  6. I drove a friend's Fabia 1.2 Classic a week back and i must say i was pretty impressed. Call it High Torque or smart gearing, i didn't feel the power deficit in the city and it can easily touch the 100-110 kmph mark with out letting you feel that there are just 60 czech horses under the hood.

    And the equipment list was on par for the course with dual airbags, 6CD changer, heated mirrors and more than adequate space. It handled well and high speed ride was good but at low speeds it was a bit stiff.

    overall i think it's decent value for money.

  7. the manual model doesnt have HID lights with washers...its bad...

    they should have fully loaded Manual model also..

     

    There IS a fully loaded manual version. If you observe, there are three columns; the first two are manuals and the last one is the automatic. It's a complete let down that they are still offering a 4 speed auto tranny for a 11 lakh car smiley7.gif

  8. Here is the specs for Corolla Altis:

    Grade:

    1.8G

    1.8V

    L

    L
    Transmission Type

    5-Speed Manual

    4-Speed Automatic with super ECT
    DIMENSIONS

    Overall Length x Width x Height

    4540 mm x 1760 mm x 1480 mm
    Wheelbase

    2600 mm
    Tread front/rear

    1530/1535 mm
    Ground Clearance

    176 mm
    Min. Turning Radius

    5.3 m
    Fuel Tank Capacity

    55 ltrs
    Boot Space

    0.475 m3 (475 ltrs)
    WEIGHTS:  
    Kerb Weight/Gross Vehicle Weight

    1200/1615 kg

    1215/1615 kg

    1235/1635 kg
    ENGINE:  
    Type

    1ZZ-FE, Gasoline, 4 cylinder inline
    Valve Train

    16 Valve, DOHC, VVT-i (Variable Valve Timing - intelligent)
    Displacement

    1794 cm3 (cc)
    Fuel Supply System

    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    Max. Output

    97 kW @ 6000 rpm/132 PS @ 6000 rpm
    Max.Torque

    170 Nm @ 4200 rpm/17.3kg-m @ 4200 rpm
    CHASSIS:  
    Suspension Front/Rear

    MacPherson Strut/Torsion Beam
    Brakes Front/Rear

    Ventilated Disc/Solid Disc
    Tyres

    195/65 R15 Tubeless Radials
    SAFETY & SECURITY

    SRS Air Bags (Driver + Passenger)

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    HID Headlamps with Retractable Washers

    no.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Headlamp Levelling System Manual

    Auto

    Auto
    Front Fog Lamps yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Seat Belt Warning (D+P) yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Auto Antiglare Inner Rear View Mirror (EC Mirror) yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    ABS With EBD yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Whiplash Injury Lessening Seats (Driver Side) no.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Seat Security Lock yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Keyless Entry with Alarm System yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Driver Side One Touch Up/Down with Jam Protection yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    EXTERIOR      
    Outside Rear View Mirror Electrically Adjustable + Retractable

    Electrically Adjustable + Retractable

    Electrically Adjustable + Retractable

    Outside Rear View Mirror with Turn Signal yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    7-Spoke Alloy Wheel yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Printed Antenna yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    INTERIOR      
    In-Dash 6 CD Player with MP3/AM/FM/Aux-in

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    Audio Controls & MID Switch on Steering Wheel

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Wireless Audio Remote

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Speakers

    6

    6

    6
    Seat Material

    Fabric High

    Leather

    Leather
    4 - Spoke Steering Wheel

    Leather

    Leather + Wood Finish Combination

    Leather + Wood Finish Combination
    2 Stage Glove Box

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Wood Finish on Centre Cluster & Door Armrsets

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Shift Lever & Knob

    Leather + Silver Finish

    Leather + Silver Finish

    Leather + Wood Finish with Sequential Shift
    COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

    Air Conditioner with Heater

    Automatic

    Automatic

    Automatic
    8-Way Power Driver Seat

    no.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Cruise Control

    no.gif

    no.gif

    yes.gif
    Door Courtesy Lamp (Front Only)

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Sunglass Holder

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Combination Meter

    Optitron (3D)

    Optitron (3D)

    Optitron (3D)
    Tilt + Telescope Steering

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    MID (Multi Information Display)

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Electric Power Steering

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Driver Seat Lumbar Support

    no.gif

    Electrically Powered

    Electrically Powered
    Automatic Head Lamps

    no.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Glove Box Lamp

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Rear Sunshade

    no.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Driver Seat Height Adjustment

    Manual

    Electrically Powered

    Electrically Powered
    Rare Seat Split Foldable

    60 : 40

    60 : 40

    60 : 40
    Power Window & Door Locks

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif
    Sliding Front Armrest

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

    yes.gif

  9. There is neither ABS nor Airbagssmiley3.gifsmiley3.gif!!! Not even as an option smiley7.gif

    What's TATA thinking(if at all it is....)???

     

    Maybe, if we need safety we need to buy their Jag or Land Rover!!

     

    EDIT:------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

    Just noticed the placement of door handles inside; think it's too much in front... close to the dash.
    octane_1002008-08-21 03:08:10

  10. This suggestion was brought up before as well but i think this is feasible now since we have a more active mod in Cyrus.

    Can the first 20-30 posts of a member be moderated so that they don't just post something irrelevant, open already existing threads and in some cases which have happened before create just nuisance?

  11. Archit, what are your exact requirements? You can't go on asking "how about this and how about that?"

    At your budget you can get these cars:

     

    Fiesta 1.6: Great handling and a peppy powerful engine let down by A_S_S and spares pricing.

     

    SX4: Nice looks, huge list of equipments, competent chasis, peace of mind; let down by poor build and engine doesn't have usual "maruti efficiency"

     

    City: Nice interiors, peace of mind buy; let down by dull handling, not much features and in for a model change soon.

     

    Verna(D): Blast of an engine, decent list of features, decent A_S_S but chasis doesn't match up to the engine. However, heard the latest Vernas come with updated suspension settings with new dampers.

     

    Cedia: Same as that of fiesta; don't know much abt the features on the offing

     

    Magnum(Diesel): out of your budget; best buy

     

    But let me tell you, none of these cars can cope up with your uncle's style of maintenance. i.e, "no maintenance" for 5 years!!!!!!smiley3.gif