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  1. Hello, I am in the process of purchasing Tata Tigor XZA from Hyderabad, have taken quotations from Concorde, Venkataramana & Tejaswi motors and every one is charging 6500/- towards Handling Charges. Aren't these charges illegal to take? When I asked sales rep about this, he said these are towards shipping, handling & PDI charges and cannot be removed. I read on many online forums that as per Supreme Court order, dealer should not be charging these to the Buyers. AM I RIGHT? Need your guidance on how to avoid these. I have also taken quotations for Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai & Honda for other cars in this segment but no one is forcing such Handling Charges. PLEASE HELP.
  2. Royal Enfield Classic 350 - Initial check up

    Hi, I have taken delivery of RE Classic 350 in April & here are the things i checked. - Documentation(Sale copy, Insurance Original, Form 21, 22 etc - which are needed for Registration) - Engine, chasis number mentioned on documents matching with numbers on Bike. - Electricals, Battery(self start), Lights, Indicators - Fuel ( they will surely say fuel is already added - sometimes they don't, make sure there is enough fuel to reach nearby station) - Tyres (no mud, no marks etc) - Body panels, make sure there are no scratches etc) - Additional fittings (crash guard, saree guard, side handle & others as promised) These are pretty much up. Happy thumping.
  3. Which car after i10...?

    Duster or XUV 5OO should be a very good option for you.
  4. The Renault which released the Captur a few days ago comes back with yet another crossover in the form of the Scenic XMOD. Seen as a replacement to the Scenic MPV which released last year, Renault has made some jazzy changes to it with new bumpers, still guards and new alloy wheels. It is easily be touted as one of the best designed off roaders in India. The new Scenic XMOD combines the specialization of the MPV and the intricate design of an off road. The XMOD has an expressive cross-over inspired design with more ground clearance than the Scenic MPV. It also has special alloy wheels with a well designed front and rear bumpers, still guards and chrome finish roof bars. The front as I have mentioned earlier has a sporty and elegant design. The new Scenic XMOD has the new Renault design identity with a gloss background that highlights the new grille. Overall it gives a dynamic and family oriented feel. The interiors have been carefully designed ergonomics, including a fixed centre console. In addition to that, it also features Grip Xtend traction control system, a multi directional joystick, a customizable TFT digital display which is fully connected to Renaults R-link touch screen multimedia system. Overall, the interiors of the XMOD are better than that of the earlier Scenic. The new Renault Scenic XMOD has a new engine with the energy Tce 130 stop & start introduced for the first time. It is a 4 cylinder engine making 96 KW and is more efficient than before.The Boot capacity of the XMod has increased from 522 litres to 555 litres. The pricing is still in speculation But we might see it by the end of this year. (SOURCE: Mouthshut)
  5. Hello Guys, I know how funny or rather stupid my question is, but let me ask it. I am planning to ICE my i10 magna and have few quotes from the audio shoppes. - Pioneer 2-Din HU + JBL/Infinity Component speakers in front & rear doors. During a family outing my little cousin(6yrs old) asked me; why cant i connect TAB to car speakers? Is there a way to connect Tab with speakers, without having any HU? I have a Samsung Tab, which im nt using it very regularly, so thinking if i can do something abt it. Any comments or suggestions for the setup?
  6. thanks for all your comments & suggestions guys.. Please note that i want to avoid HU & put Tab in the place of HU (i still need to figure-out a way to do it) as i understand correctly... i must have an AMP to give the necessary power boost to the Speakers from Tab. ok, so with the below configuration 1. Tab 2. JBL/Infinity Component speakers on 4 doors (any other suggestions) 3. Pioneer/JBL AMP 4-channel (any other suggestions) Am i good to go? Can someone suggest price for the above configuration other than TAB I need to approach some Car Audio guys over this or next couple of weekends. Hope they can fit it. Thanks again! Sanzz
  7. thank you creativebala & rssh. but i cannot fix Tab in place of 2-Din dash if i get any HU even 1-din. So is there a way i can directly mount Tab and connect speakers to it? i was going through youtube & found few videos. however i am not knowledgeable enough to do it on my own. ill check with few audio shoppes this weekend, lets see if smeone can try it for me. more suggestions are always welcomed. ..
  8. Please help me in finding out the details for my Hyundai i10 VIN: MALAM51DLCM148932 I can see the 10th character as 'C'. Since A is 2010, i am assuming C is 2012 Where is 19th character?
  9. I agree with you w.r.t Vista 90, but somehow i think Tata should think of tweaking the exterior design as well. Many prospect buyers(including me) are backing purely because of its Indica'ish look. I dont want people waving hand at me(to stop) near all the Bus Stops
  10. i voted for 3 hatchbacks for the following reason(purely personal opinion since i fall in this same age group). (< 30 years >) practically look in to the all the possible things like; Exterior design, Interior styling, Features offered, Mileage & Maintenance. 1. Hyundai i20 Diesel :- i like the new looks and features this car has. Really a BIG Hatchback & Suits best for a 30 year young 2. Hyundai i10 :- One of the best small cars which is easy for city driving & longdrives too. 5 decent sized adults can easily fit in this car. Offers LPG for low emissions & of course less monthly fuels bills. I bought I10 LPG Magna last month & i simply love this car. 3. Chevy BEAT :- Best car w.r.t features it offers & 3 years Chevy promise of free maintenance. Offers LPG for low emissions & of course less monthly fuels bills.
  11. Hyundai i20 petrol or diesel???

    Out of our experiences, I would not suggest a Petrol i20 mainly because it is surely an underpowered car with 1.2 Kappa engine which also runs in i10. Trust me my close friend bought i20 petrol & he is getting a mileage <10kmpl, he is suffering for his bad decision. i20 Diesel is a wonderful car. I would suggest you to go for i20 Magna (O) 661,772 ex showroom price Ex-Showroom Price for HYDERABAD Model (Petrol) Ex showroom price (Rs) i20 Era 481,816 i20 Magna 506,151 i20 Magna(O) 536,652 i20 Sportz 585,474 i20 Asta 632,124 i20 1.2L Asta (O) With Sunroof 677,733 i20 Sportz AT 781,048 Model (Diesel) Ex showroom price (Rs) i20 1.4L Era 606,936 i20 1.4L Magna 631,269 i20 Magna (O) 661,772 i20 1.4L Sportz 710,595 i20 1.4 Asta 757,239
  12. NEW DELHI: Diesel prices may be hiked after presidential elections on July 19 as the government plans to take bold measures to rein in run-away fiscal deficit. "Price increase is inevitable. But date and time, nobody can say," a top oil ministry source said. Diesel prices have not been raised since June 25 last year, and state-owned oil firms sell the fuel at a loss of Rs 10.33 a litre. Source: TOI http://timesofindia....ow/14847919.cms
  13. It all started when the cute Chevy Beat was launched, the desire in me to own a new car woke up & dint let me sleep. Immediately i did a TD of Chevy Beat and i was blasted with the features & interiors. Wifee(my GF in that year) ordered "IF I BUY A CAR THAT SHOULD BE CHEVY BEAT" Next day i thought of booking the vehicle but something did not let me book it on-time. So plan delayed...or rather changed... Again the hunt for my own car started in March 2012. That complete week i searched internet left-right-center: bookmarked all the possible sources, read all the test drive reviews, comparisions reviews, ownership reviews, bugged good friends of mine blah blah blah... I felt.... aaaah! i am loaded with full information but the fact is i was confused to the core The best suggestion i got from our ACIan was to do a TD of all the vehicles in my budget. I am technically challenged w.r.t Cars, so please do not expect hi-fi/charming words below. My Place : Hyderabad/Secunderabad Existing car : Maruti 800 My budget : 5-6lakhs My Usage : 80% City traffic Monthly Use : 20kms a day for office, may be few weekend trips around Hyd (~700-800kms) Fuel Type : Not fixed at that time My list Chevy Beat (remember above order from my GF) Hyundai I10 ( always better than Maruti) Ford Figo Maruthi(dad & wifee said no maruthi please) So obviously our First TD was with Chevy Beat, hope you know what will happen otherwise Test Drive of Chevy Beat: Booked a TD on Chevy website & dealer called the next day. Took an appointment for the weekend & our family was ready for the TD. SA got the vehicle to our home around 2pm. A top-end Green Chevy Beat Diesel LT landed in front of our house. Looked awesome & we could see the glow in my wifees face. SA gave a very nice demo of the car exteriors & interiors and handed over the keys to me. Got in to the car with my wife in the passenger seat, dad & SA were in rear seats. My god! it was tough for me to see atleast 1-2 meters of the road infront of me. Started the engine & we were able to hear the murmur of the engine which i did not like. I want my car to be as silent as possible. Anyways... Drove the car for 3-4kms & overall drive was good. Rear seat was crap & my dad did not like it. 3 adults CANNOT sit. Boot was very small. Checked the On road price & its 6.8l for LT, Asked for LPG & its costing 5.7lakhs for LT Pros(what i observed): Best interiors & rich in features LPG is little above my Budget Service Center is around 5-7kms from my place Ride quality was good Front seats were good Cons(what i observed): Rear seats are pathetic No under-thigh support Front visibility was very poor (i am 5ft11 & it needs a lot of analysis during bumper-bumper driving) It cannot take rough roads easily, we could hear thud thud on all the bumps/uneven roads. May be that TD car was used to the max & suspension were gone. Next was Ford Figo: Somehow i did not show much interest in Ford, because by that time i realized that i cant afford a Diesel vehicle because of my budget constraints. Still i was not loosing anything for a TD, so booked a TD of Ford Figo Diesel Titanium. Oh God! Even this was a green car. I hate such color, they look so girlish. This time SA was not so knowledgeable, he gave a crisp demo on exteriors & interiors of what all he could see in the car. Engine isstart: Low level of noise inside he cabin, may be its not that much driven when compared to Beat. My cousin & Dad found hard to get in to the Rear seats. My cousin is 6.2" & i took my revenge on him by banging his head to the roof many times. No head room, Big minus point. Whats wrong with this car, indicators are to the Left side!!! Many times i started the Wiper during tunings & once i almost hit a two wheeler in confusion. Now brakes were good! Pros(what i observed): Drive was smooth & stead Drivers view was excellent AC is a chiller-killer, TD was in mid summer and AC saved us. Cons(what i observed): Price(for me price was a cutoff point) Rear headroom oh yes, rear mirrors wont go down completely - may be very nice feature Meanwhile i read few interesting topics from Major Car forums including ACI & somehow inclined towards I10. Final TD Hyundai I10: Hyundai cars are well known for their Drive, Fit, Finish & Features and thanks to SRK for his ads. But actually they are best compared to Marutis w.r.t Drive, Fit, Finish & Features. isn't it?? Again booked TD on website, next day SA called up and fixed the appointment for weekend. A day before SA called & informed that he would be getting a Kappa2 I10 for the TD. I said "NO" Since i want to purchase an LPG variant, i want to TD the same model. Call me when you have LPG available for TD. With Beat LPG at the back of our minds, we eagerly wanted to TD I10. In my budget of 5-6lakhs Beat LPG LT & Hyundai I10 LPG Magna were the only sensible options for me. I am not sure if they belong to same segment, because as part of my car deal finalization i told Chevy SA about I10 Magna & the price difference between them. SA said 'saar! you are comparing vehicles from different segments' i was shocked! Where is Beat, where is I10 saar! Finally SA called the next week & he got a Dark Grey I10 LPG for the TD. Stockyard for KUN Hyundai is nearby my house so he could manage to get an LPG for the TD. My TD with Hyundai I10 LPG along with family: 5 people in car! Yes 5 people. SA in front passenger seat, Wifee, Dad & Mom in the rear seats. I want to do a full & final TD with an intention of clearing all my doubts w.r.t Drive, Space, Comfort, Power, Ride in City traffic, Interiors, Exteriors, etc etc... Drive was excellent, i dint knew that i was actually driving the car in Gas. I did not feel many jerks/power loss through out my 5kms drive. However 2nd gear is bit weak, it wont pull the car if loaded with more people. Thanks to Gear-Shift Indicator - Suuuper like for this feature. Anyways... Interiors feel good, dual color is attractive, Seating was good, road visibility was excellent. suspension was a bit stiff, we could feel the thuds over bumps when driven carelessly, turning radius was cool. i was able to take a sharp u-turn without reversing. Everybody in my family liked the car because of the below pros: Drive was smooth Looks very cute after the facelift with nice headlamps & tail lamps Twin-Colored Dash board is neat & beige interiors feels great. Boot space was good compared to Beat Rear seats are really good. It accommodates 3 adults in the rear seats(however little squeeze for person sitting in middle) compared to Beat. Gear shifting was excellent & it is little above than usual(very comfortable for everyone) Price in Hyderabad is 5.24l - 5.28lakhs OTR price Service centers are just in my surrounding areas. No problem for Services. SA was very knowledgeable & he was very active through out the drive. He asked us to visit the showroom to see the choice of color. We went to the near by KUN Showroom & we were taken to the stockyard to finalize the color. Wifee says White! Mom says Light Blue! Dad says Grey! Dark Grey & White were the contenders: so thought of taking the decision in a day or two. - Saturday & Sunday we all went around city to figure out which color I10's are more in city We say around 80% are Grey & other colors, so the decision was very simple - WHITE Yaaay! Car is almost finalized Wait, there are few cons as well Mileage? kitna deti hai? arry bhai bahut kam deti hai!! Since it is an LPG variant, luggage boot space is not much(however better than Beat LPG) Suspension was stiff(TD car which we got was 100kms driven, SA told since the car is new suspension must be bit stiff) - is that so? Offer on Table: Since I10 White is the Final choice, 5.24lakhs was the OTR price. 50% off on Life Tax+3000 corp disc 54000/2+3000=30000 cash off. 14,400 rs worth accessories free free free...(Remote Locking, 3M Sun Film, Seat Covers, Anti Rust Coating, Body Cover, Leather Steering Cover, Mudflaps, Matting, Teflon Coating etc etc...) Rear Spoiler+Registration was offered at 5000. Hmm... I know there is something fishy with the offer! they want to clear off the cars may be there is something coming in near future! May be a Diesel I10 in few months? Who cares, i need a car now & i am getting a bumper offer now. Deal done, car delivered on 16th June 2012 without much hassles. Monsoon in Hyderabad welcomed our new car with showers during our first drive. I will surely update with pics & initial drive experience.
  14. thanks rssh Both Plan 1 & 2 is with Pioneer HU. My actual concern/query is "if i should go for 4-channel Amlifier + Woofers"? Since my car has less boot space, i dont want to fit additional woofers. Are you suggesting me to go for 'speakers+4- channel amplifier?', what type of speakers are you suggesting here? Normal speakers or Component speakers?
  15. Hello Champs, Yesterday i visited Stunnerz/Xenex for checking a deal w.r.t Music system for my car. I10 LPG will have a spare wheel attached to the rear seat in the boot. So i cannot got for subwoofers. So want to fix ~THE BEST speakers on 4 doors :-p Need your help in planning & executing the same my budget is 40k and i am looking for a 2-Din HU. Plan 1: Pioneer HU AVH2490BT - 24k (or) JVC KW AV50 - 20k Infinity/JBL Component speakers on 4 doors Plan 2: Pioneer HU AVH2490BT - 24k (or) JVC KW AV50 - 20k Normal speakers on Front doors Infinity or JBL component speakers on Rear door One Amplifier with some Caska subwoofer in the boot(dettachable) with Amplifier Im totally new to this stuff & unable to take any decision. New plans along with prices are always welcome if its not exceeding my budget
  16. Renault Duster is sold in the following colours in India. Metallic Woodland Brown Metallic Fiery Red Pearl Supreme White Metallic Moonlight Silver Pearl Galaxy Black Metallic Graphite Grey
  17. The TV Ads of Cars - Love it , Hate it

    I simply love the Tata Nano Ad, isn't it so cute... also the Chevy Beat Ad especially the song "Here comes the sunshine..." couldn't find the ad though...
  18. Hello guys! Today i saw a I10 Sportz CNG vehicle in Hyderabad. I am just wondering if Kappa engine(1.2) can really run on CNG? any comments on this...
  19. NEW DELHI: Petrol price was cut today by Rs 2.46 per litre, the second reduction this month. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 67.78 a litre with effect from midnight as against Rs 70.24 a litre, three oil marketing companies announced today. State-owned oil firms, which had last month hiked petrol price by a massive Rs 7.54 a litre, had on June 3 cut rates by Rs 2.02 per litre. --- source: TOI
  20. somehow it feels like a calmness before a big tsunami, it wont be a big surprise if the prteol price goes up by 7-10rs by 2-3months...
  21. My new car: VW Polo 1.6.

    thats really bad to see a lovely car in that situation! by the way... 8500 for first service? OMG! isn't that a huge price?
  22. Thank you 'winner48' @ rssh: thank you for the usefull info, I got Teflon & Anti Rust as part of the car deal. i dont think they have used a certified Teflon mechanism. however... 'Anti Rust' i was able to see some black/dark paint coated underneath the body. I think this is very much usefull for me during these monsoon days in Hyd.
  23. My New Ride: Hyundai i10 Magna Blue Drive in Crystal White color Date of Purchase: 15 June 2012 Kms done: 492kms Fuel burnt: 15Lts of Petrol, 30Lts of Gas so far. (filled in 20Lts of Gas this morning with approx 2Lts of Petrol leftout) 100% City traffic with 70% AC List of goodies: Remote Central Locking, SunFilm, Car Cover, Seat Covers, Leather Steering Cover Pending add-ons: Music system with GPS & Reverse Camera (suggestions are most welcomed) I should say, I am one happy customer of I10(touch wood), enjoying the drives to the fullest.
  24. Best hatchback below Rs 4.5 lakh

    Hyundai EON looks to be a better option for you. If you want to ride something with new looks & good features all together a good VFM. Alto is a gem of a car, but looks ordinary.
  25. OMG! its really tough to maintain a White Car! Already cleaned twice in the morning & my sweetheart is ready to be cleaned again