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  1. Its even cheaper today.

    77.80 which almost the same as PSU pumps.


    ?In shell' date=' we get good Quality/Quantity Fuel, along with excellent service and Free Air/ Windshield cleaning.


    I still wonder why?many don't fill up here.

    Since you do advocate Shell petrol so much i assume your swift and spark petrols are filled up at Shell?

    What is the extra fuel efficiency your vehicles deliver compared to regular 91 octane of PSU?

    My 1.6 Ikon delivers .5 - 1 Kmpl less when i use shell. It's not due to the "cleaning process" as claimed by shell as I have done many tank fulls. Only advantage is engine is a little smoother. I have used System G as recommended by ford from 2003 and injector cleaning done too on my request (injectors were any way clean due to System G usage, so no gum deposits, blocked lines etc). Many shell petrol and diesel users say their FE decreases.

    How is it in your case?

    vr.462012-06-01 17:03:51

  2. I believe this would be a negative step. Already Honda brio is used by Honda lovers who love petrol engines. Don't believe me? I know of 3 guys who dropped their jazz,city, and Civic bookings for the sweet brio.

    Cute design and good quality has lead to Honda acquiring quality conscious customers and also teenage college students.

    A diesel in this would be great for market share and all but the exclusivity of the vehicle regards to it's image in the market may not necessarily be a good thing for Honda. Instead Honda should bring out the city diesel and convince customers of a robust product and then gauge market response for a smaller diesel engine.

    Janta products like swift sell good numbers in petrol and diesel because it's USP is different. As of now Brio has a different set of customers who could have very well gone in for better hatches.

  3. Toyota is not even competing in this segment. The previous camry is enough proof.

    But in case they change their mind, they have superb competition in the Skoda superb and ofcourse the accord.

    Give it a diesel and see the death knell for accord, new sonata, jetta, superb.

  4. So this is what happens if you redline an engine for 2 minutes. Bus 2 minute and you can make "maggi" out of the engine. I found this video in pakwheels. You can hear the people surrounding the car goading the driver to give it the stick, and eventually the engine dies. There is black smoke from the beginning, indicating that some sort of problem existed.

    vr.462012-03-19 13:53:29

  5. Did RE just dig up some ancient relic from their chennai factory and ship it to Gujrat?

    The entire handle bar and shock absorber assembly is rusted.

    The same greaves engine was on those diesel enfields way back in the early 90's. Whatever this monstrocity is.. it'l end up in Koyambedu area of Chennai sooner or later.

  6. @bornfree

    Lousy policy? I beg to differ. Mahindra sure damn well knows that the demand for this vehicle is equally high from "lousy" cities and hence the policy of "ignoring" major markets.

    I mean common big metro's have always enjoyed SUV's sedans due to earlier delivery dates. In this case ignoring a few hundred customers in a major city is better. Eventually in our country where buyers buy a car in one region and drive down to another region to register it will continue here as well. It's a win-win situation.

    vr.462012-01-14 17:56:15

  7. Damn... Is every mid segment car on the road a diesel now. Hope GOI finishes those diesel subsidies. No where in the world there exists such a skewed and biased demand for diesel driven things as seen in India for the past 5 years. A petrol sedan/hatch/ driven with a light foot without blocking others is my answer to a diesel driven alternative. It may require extra gear changes but it drastically improves mileage.

  8. The one thing Fiat has not been able to understand till now, is that no matter

    how much their brand is loved, Fiat never reciprocates that "love" back.


    1. Tata obsessed dealers who favour a tata instead of a fiat being sold.

    2. Service guys wantedly changing parts which can last longer.

    3. & Fiats faint attempt at communicating to their buyers through TV ads which just talk about the vehicle but does not strike a " Wow what a car" kind of response from the viewers.


    I seriously feel the Bravo had a segment of its own in the indian market. Now that its not coming, what else will Fiat lauch? An estate Linea, or a smaller entry level car. Palio new model would mean nothing to an Indian buyer who would end up getting up confused why a better hatchback exists in the form of a punto. Unless fiat really differentiates its model range i feel even the existing range would fade away from the minds of new car buyers.