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  1. I have tried and failed trying to upload the sheet. I am making an attempt to paste the sheet in word format ....hope this helps. All calculations are based on Delhi Prices Assume you are making the complete down payment for the car. Otherwise the Interest price for I lac differential could be around 25K approx. Linea Diesel(INR) Patrol (INR) Base car Price ? 814533.00 702439.00 Registration ? 40601.00 36118.00 Insurance charges First year 29864.00 25936.00 Insurance charges second year 26877.60 23342.40 Insurance charges third year 24189.84 21008.16 Insurance charges fourth year 21770.86 18907.34 Insurance charges fifth year 19593.77 17016.61 Fuel Cost for 100000 KM 181529.41 291857.14 Services charges over 5yrs 75000.00 50000.00 TCO over 100000 KM 1233959.48 1186624.66 Advantage: Patrol car owners end up saving INR 47334.82 Patrol Diesel KM ? 100000.00 100000.00 Fuel Economy(KM/Lt) 14.00 17.00 Fuel Required (Liter) 7142.86 5882.35 Patrol Price 40.86 30.86 Total Fuel price 291857.14 181529.41 viveksonkhla2009-02-20 10:39:07
  2. Hi Bala, I tried doing that.....but the entire sheet got converted to paragraph...and lost meaning. Anyways let me try something else.
  3. Whats it about diesel cars that make everyone shell out more money? You save a lot of money on fuel cost. This seems to be and obvious and common answer. But has anyone ever tried to figure out how much money do you save when you won a diesel car and compare it with the cost of owning a patrol car. Well, I decided to do some lay man calculations and compared cost of ownerships of both diesel and Patrol cars . For this purpose I chose Diesel and Patrol Variants of our recent favorite "Fiat Linea" and guess what who turns out to be a winner when it comes to cost of ownership for five years and One lac KM. Against all the marketing gimmicks and common believes The patrol car turns out to be cheaper as compared to the hot favorite Diesels. I know most of you would want to bash for me for making such a statement. But its not me who is declaring the petrol cars a winner ......numbers do the job for me..... I would love to share the calculations with you guys ....if someone can tell me how to share an excell sheet over this forum. viveksonkhla2009-02-20 08:23:14
  4. Try this link
  5. Think about what happens to a car in a sharp turn. If you are inside the car, you know that your body gets pulled toward the outside of the turn. The same thing is happening to all the parts of the car. So the part of the car on the outside of the turn gets pushed down toward the road and the part of the car on the inside of the turn rises up. In other words, the body of the car "rolls" 10 or 20 or 30 degrees toward the outside of the turn. If you take a turn fast enough, the tires on the inside of the turn actually rise off the road and the car flips over.
  6. There are different number plates based on the nature of the usage of the vehicle.... In India as far as I know..we have following catagories: 1. Private number plates 2. Commercial number plates(for Taxis, Buses, Trucks and all sorts of commercial vehicles) 3. Number plates for Defence and allied forces(did you ever notice strange numbers mentioned or army/navy/air force vehicles) 3. Diplomatic number plates(for Foreign missions/UN Missions)
  7. These kind of number plates are allotted to Foreign Missions or Embassy. They are also referred to as diplomatic number plates.
  8. I am not sure where to put this link. So I am taking my chances here. This is an interesting read.... viveksonkhla2009-02-05 09:47:23
  9. This in interesting: In 2007, over 10,00,000 cars were sold in India. In Delhi alone, 3,00,000 cars were registered. Every year the number is increasing by over 15 per cent. But still the number of cars per thousand people is very small as compared to world standards
  10. Hi Guys, Just doing a number churning exercise. need some help from all of you. Please provide some numbers along with a reliable source
  11. I will suggest a better option, considering that you might be looking forward to invest into a 3 box car. Take a look at Fiat Linea....and see if you can upgrade to it using buy back options from any fiat dealer......
  12. Hey Vibhor, Thanks a ton for a great informative post buddy. Any Idea on Prices? Cheers VS
  13. The IDV of the car is calculated on the basis of showroom price of the same or similar model right now and then the depreciation is charged at 10% or Higher for every year. Since yours is a 2003 model, find out the current showroom price from the dealer and then ask the rate of depreciation from the insurance company...that should give you this figure. Hope this helps.
  14. You r welcome... I just got my car's Insurance renewed from ICICI documentation to be submitted and they offer interest free emi option for 3 to 6 months if you pay by Credit card. I took out a print out of the cover note in a minute and emailed it to my id just like that.... Try that...
  15. Thanks a ton guys.... Took the car to SC. They replaced the Boot cover of the Shock absorber and now the noise is gone. Wish me happy driving...... Cheers
  16. Check your Coolant reservoir....there may be a small crack.....and sucking up air...
  17. Hi Folks, A call for some help, the front right shock absorber of my Fiat Palio 1.2 NV ELX gives a knocking sound every time I hit a pothole or a speed breaker at whatever speed. Earlier the problem existed on right side , so I got the front Shock-Absorbers replaced(couple of weeks back).... and that took care of the right side... but after driving for 1000 KM on new SA assembly this problem has cropped up in the left. This time its worst....the noise comes even if I press the front left side of my car. Ont unique this I noted is., the sound only comes when the car is released and moves upwards. Please suggest.
  18. I agree speed, but its the way you want to look at it.... They sure seem funny to me...
  19. Goodmorning, Here are few steps to refill your car coolant. 1. Unscrew the outlet on the top left of the radiator. 2. Drain the coolant completely, use air pressure if thats available or you might use your lung power. 3. After making sure that the coolant is drained out. Close the outlet, but not completely just leave it slightly open for air outlet. 4. Pour the specified coolant into the coolant reservoir, but don't pour the entire quantity in one go. 5. Start your engine and let the coolant circulate in the system and then pour the entire coolant thats left. 6. Close the coolant reservoir lid, let the engine run for some time with the outlet slightly unscrewed(from step 1) 7. Keep the engine running till the time the radiator fan starts running at full speed.(A radiator fan generally has 2 speeds). 8. You will see air bubbles coming out of the outlet. Keep it open till the time there are no more air bubbles. 9 Close the outlet tightly after making sure that all the air has escaped. I think this should do.
  20. Could you please hold on for tonight ...I will post a detailed procedure tomorrow. Rgds Vivek
  21. There's no visible "leak" anywhere (water pump' date=' radiator, heater core, hose pipes, engine block) but it sometime starts bubbling out from the coolant resorvoir on the side. I can see coolant drops on the battery and the underside of the bonnet. [/quote'] Possible scenarios: 1. During the last coolant change your mechanic left air inside the cooling system. This caused excessive pressure in the system when the car started and because the air expands more as compared to coolant liquid it damaged some component of the cooling system like some stoppers and some joints. This is causing leakage in the cooling system and the leakage point is close to your battery so look carefully and replace the part that has been damaged. 2. Some components of the cooling systems are worn out and are causing leakage and thus reducing the pressure in the cooling system. check for that and replace.