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  1. I am shocked to note Maruti's Mr.Rao's comments, what does he mean when he says the cars are not designed for such kind of tests, you design cars for people to drive in safety the test results come later. It was always know that Suzuki has cut corners in India when they sell their cars and this is going to make a huge impact on them over time I am sure. Others are equally to be blamed, just because the demand for cheaper cars is higher does not mean that you can play around with the lives of aam aadmi. He is becoming more assertive so all the manufacturers should "mind it".
  2. Tire upsizing needs to be planned carefully if your car is running EBD, ABS, going for a wider foot print keeping wheel rim and tire aspect ratio same is the safest bet.
  3. Tire upsizing needs to be planned carefully if your car is running ABS and EBD, in such a case the calibration can go haywire and hence upsizing of tire without upsizing on wheel rim is the best bet. That is keeping the rim dia same keep the tire aspect ratio same only go for wider foot print. This will not change the over all dia of the wheel nd tire.
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    Speedometers are electonic units these days, earlier speedos were analog units i.e. the speedo cable was connected to a gear assembly within the unit with a oil damper for the indicator needle, these readouts were always with a margin of error, the units are expensive to make and hence I guess each manufacturer would be ordering a unit specific for that engine car configuration and with every new model of that engine car configuration rather that going for a complete new unit the calibrated face and external design may be changed while the expensive parts remain the same, in my view this may be the reason for the extensively calibarated speedos.
  5. Are you a engineer? If not it would not be easy to explain your question easily, however in lay man words I will try - Force when acted on a object is measured in Newton meters or Kgm the Force when applied to this object when moves the object in case of engines a axle which rotates and causes wheels to rotate is called torque. Obviously the larger the object weight more is the force required. Peak power generated at a particular RPM is mentioned, this not necessarly would be max RPM, in many cases the peak torque is generated at say 3000 RPM however the max RPM could be 4500, which means after 3000 RPM the torque would tapper off. the particular torque chart for the compelte power band of a car is not generally mentioned in car brochures, but available with the service center and other publishing mediums, even on the internet. I take it that you are a car sales man I am wondering if the dealer ship at which you work provides your training on such basic aspects, which manufacturer do you represent?
  6. The SUV is a good beginning for Mahindra, seems they have learned the hard way after the Logan debacle. They seem to have now fallen in line with people's expectation of pricing for a home grown product, mind you the Logan even if it was not a home grown product was inherently a cheap product for the eastern european markets which Mahindra in India wanted to pan it as a permium product!! It seems overall suprising people even if they are no experts in automobiles seemed to understand what was being offered to them, Hats off!! people. But Mahindra has to learn or change their advertising strategy, I had commented here earlier about the wrong advt focus of the Scorpio competing against a car- wrong segment!! They have gone and done it against relating the XUV 500 a 2000 Kg SUV to a nimble, sleek and fast cheetah the wild cat of the African plains!! The ideal comparision, (if you want to do so with a wild animal, I would be totally against it) would be with a Leopard a strong flexible and powerful wild cat and a natural habitant of India, by the way. In advertising I find VW, BMW, Audi, even TATA to be good, however they should focus on the unique pluses of the car rather that show off external form factor. The Safari DICOR shot wading through water and apparent heavy foliage looks apt. So much for advertisers and their ideas!!
  7. @ Sarabjit, There are specific salvage buyers in the market for these cars, however converting a LHD to a RHD is not a easy job I don't think it can be reliable! and you cannot register a LHD in India.
  8. Usually cars for the export market manufactured in India damaged during transit to port are scrapped even for small dents and breakages and these are then sold to salvage buyers in India, these cars are repaired and resold in the market, however they do not carry the company warranty, There are ways these cars can be bought, ofcourse the cars specs are different and they go substantially cheap!!!
  9. Some of the best rated cars in the world are diesels, if you are fed the petrol diet it would be very difficult for you to change. Me feels that Technologywise and power wise the diesels are up there if not better. Refinement is a variable, what is still noisy to some would be no issue for another. However Diesel will soon come at par with Petrol in the days to come, with such a massive difference in the rate the market has already started getting skewed. But the worst part for you and me are the taxes and duties, they bloody well should come down by half and match international standards!!!
  10. If my information is correct, Honda has come up against overheating problems on the bike in India and the Engineers are struggling to come up with some solutions fast for this, this checks out with the delay in the launch, there is no nation wide launch, the soft launch in cities like Pune is to get feedback from select users on the bike and right away this problem has blown up on them. They better tighten their belts and come up with the solution fast since I have already booked one in Feb and yet to hear from Honda!
  11. The first lot is already underway to be shipped from S.Korea in CKD and will be arriving in Feb 2011 and the bikes will be launched in March 2011. The show room for the bikes is being prepared at at furious pace here at Pune, I don't know how they plan the ASS at 4.8 lacs for the sports it sure is going to be pricy, for a S.Korean model with hardly any brand image like a Honda I wonder how some one is going to sink 4.8 lacs for the bike in my view 2.5 lacs would have been a ideal starting price.
  12. Frankly if this was to be a advertisment/media blitz they should have atleast created a better design for the Mojo, the designing team has created a disaster. The rake angle seems too much, the engine may be used as a stress member, the gap inbetween however the tank and to seat and rear egronomics seem totally out of sync.
  13. It is easy to identify impact on glass if you see the picture the point of origin of the crack/s is from the bottom of the windscreen going upwards and sideways. Either some object has pressed hard against the glass while the boot was being opened or some hard oject has stuck the glass very hard.
  14. I don't know why you want to go in for HID's on a i10 the top speed of the car is 150 Kmph HID's are good for car's which have speeds 200 Kmph and above, since the throw of HID's is far more than a Xenon, hence the better driver response to obstructions on the road at such speeds. I have Philips RALLY 90/100 on my CS and they have a fantastic throw even when I am crusing at 140 Kmph, now I prefer driving in the night, just did a 300 Kms night drive from Goa to Kholhapur via Amboli aleft at 1900 Hrs and reached at 2200 Hrs absoultely brilliant lighting.
  15. HA! I have a particular painful experience of so called women drivers. This woman is entering the parking lot of our office building and I am waiting behind for her to take what ever decision she had mulling in her mind. Mind you she has a brand new Punto with reversing proximity sensors. So she looks back to her right and fails to check her left rear and the proximity sensor on board and KO's in to the front bumper of my CS. God!!! women drivers BAN THEM! My wife is wise she knows her limits hence does not veture behind the wheel!! anijog2010-05-24 14:05:04