Gurkha

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  1. Don't bother, get yourself Yokohama Avid or Advan and you will realize the true potential of the Civic which in stock form is an excellent handling car for a FWD. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=ADVAN+S.4.&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=145WR7ADS4&fromCompare1=yes&place=0&speed_rating=H&speed_rating=V&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=H http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Yokohama&tireModel=AVID+W4S&vehicleSearch=true&partnum=145WR7W4SXL&fromCompare1=yes&place=1&speed_rating=H&speed_rating=V&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=H Gurkha2008-01-04 13:20:07
  2. Gurkha

    Scorpio Woes

    The Innova ratios are perfect, with a family of six which included 3 mega sized adult male and rest were normal sized females, it climed the hills of Himachal quite well with minimal shifting. The Innova had 150,000km on clock, my family's Innova has around 60,000km.
  3. Original parts can only be procured from abroad. Either the factory or some RD tuners in Europe and US. These are the sources for most of the enthisiasts at Club RPM who own the RD350
  4. http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/autoshows/sema/2006/2008hondacivicmugensisedan.html This one promises to be a scorcher.
  5. My choice would be for Verna, the engine is quite peppy and its a pleasure to drive. The Fusion is built much lightly and the Verna will hold up better over the long run as well.
  6. Gurkha

    AUTOMATICS

    170,000 km here on Jonga, original clutch, 110,000km on Gurkha, original clutch, the Accord got a Centerforce Racing clutch which has done 240,000 miles and the MB has 160,000 miles on original clutch. All these vehicles have seen city and the 4WD have seen severe off road use. The MB and Accord has been driven in NYC where the traffic conditions are not any better than our major cities here so I wonder why the clutches in India are only lasting 50,000km or so. The friction material used today in modern clutches are quite advanced, some of them use carbon fiber plates as well and others use some real exotic composites so I wonder.
  7. Not interested, known fact that Scorpio returns less KMPL than Innova, no sense in worthless debate. With shorter gearing and lower RPMs, the Scorpio runs out of breath before the Innova and on top of that, the Innova stays composed at high RPMs unlike the I am going to self destruct engine of Scorpio.Gurkha2008-01-04 06:05:08
  8. You dont have any Innova or you probably don't know how to drive. How much do you get in your Scorpio, don't tell me 12 cause none get over 8-9. Tavera is junk as compared to Innova but when compared to Scorpio and Sumo, it fares reasonably better.
  9. The Innova in my family returns 16kmpl on hwy, most of my friends with Innova get no less than 15kmpl and some manage 16kmpl as well. Thats pretty decent as compared to the Tavera which is crude in every sense. The engine is noisier, the ride is bad. So surprising to see that the old Qualis with same leaf springs and smaller 14" tires managed better ride and performance even with less bhp than Tavera.
  10. Gurkha

    AUTOMATICS

    Clutches aside, autos don't last, even Honda and Mercedes ZF autos last for 100,000 miles normally.
  11. Thanks for the heads up, the best keeps getting better and maturer like fine good wine.
  12. Gurkha

    priority

    Palio is Fix It Again Tony, far from good build quality in any sense, among the most unreliable cars as rated across the globe.
  13. Gurkha

    priority

    Good build quality is what the Japanese specialize in and that too at an affordable price. This is what has made them the darling of auto owners globally.
  14. Gurkha

    Scorpio Woes

    You stop your blatant Scorpio peddling.
  15. Innova comes close to perfection for its intended purpose.
  16. Hear... hear... The Golden Verdict...
  17. Gurkha

    Scorpio Woes

    Innova is a international product and passes all the major safety requirments in the market its sold compared to Scorpio. The Scorpio is highly unstable at speed and the braking is a veritable nightmare.
  18. Recently I went to Shimla in a Innova with 150,000km on clock and the ride was impeccable compared to the one I had in Kolkatta in a brand new so called Lotus tuned Scorpio. The Innova had far less body lean on the hills of HP and felt taut and controlled everywhere. The Tavera shows its poorly designed aged leaf spring heritage.
  19. Gurkha

    Scorpio Woes

    http://shekardattatri.blogspot.com/search/label/My%20Mahindra%20Scorpio True account of what poor quality control combined with slick marketing is all about.
  20. In the Endeavour's defence, it can be taken off the road for moderate environments as long as one has the 4WD version with proper H/T or AT off road tires. I seriously doubt that ability in the Captiva.
  21. Yep and when one is asked for mo more PMs, one should be civil and comply or else face the wraith which then is totally justified in that case.
  22. Indeed, we are free to voice our opinion and counterpoints based on our experience, preferences, likes and dislikes. Otherwise this wouldn't be a forum. Point being that if one doesn't like the general consensus on a partucular subject or thread, its better to leave rather than be uncivil and tell members not to post their opinion.