Durango Dude

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  1. Interesting video's thread

    Watch this for a start and contribute.
  2. Pics: India bound Nissan Kicks crossover

    Bringing in the New Micra would do wonders to Nissan's fortune in India!
  3. Pics: Honda City facelift in 2017. Could look like this

    Had they brought in the Chinese iteration ACI could have titled the first drive as the " Greiz Lightning"! Oh, what a missed opportunity, Honda India! ???
  4. Pics: Honda City facelift in 2017. Could look like this

    The Honda Griez looks a lot sharper, than the watered down version we're going get. The taillights of the Griez look great. Indian version looks like a 'nose job' only!
  5. New Honda Jazz spotted in India; Now Launched

    Interior's are the talking point here. The dash is real cool! Hope it makes it to our shores.
  6. Pics: Maruti Baleno RS spied testing

    Some thing tells me this car is also going to sprout a boot and become a sedan in the not too distant future!
  7. Skoda Rapid Facelift - The Game Changer for Skoda India

    Their DSG is a special bag of worms, never go for it.
  8. Surviving EuropeanLuxury cars Costs

    If you have deep pockets then it will give you pleasure. If it's going to be a stretch just to buy, it's better not to buy a German, at all.
  9. The dealership dilemma - NEXA and Maruti Suzuki

    There aren't any premium products for Maruti to sell through NEXA. Maruti is basically testing the waters with NEXA, I pity those guys who own this franchise and don't know how they'll be compensated. Peddling a product through NEXA means automatically lesser numbers as there are lesser showrooms, if you peg the price high then it's brought down by the market forces as a downward revision (S-Cross). I think Maruti needs to concentrate on getting the interiors right, like they have done in the Ciaz and this is sold through the regular dealerships. You can't pass off a funeral black or grey interior as premium in India. Ideal product would be the Swift Sport to start with. Then may be the full fat Kizashi relaunched with all the bells and whistles.
  10. Skoda Rapid Facelift - The Game Changer for Skoda India

    True game changer for Skoda would be a sincere and wallet friendly ASS! They are loosing customers not coz of their car's but coz of their absolutely scary after sales service!
  11. ALTIS Brake pads an Disc

    Depends on whether you're going to keep the car or going to sell it. Brakes are an absolute essential, never leave home without it! If it's for keeps then get it replaced or sell it.
  12. Maruti Baleno or Hyundai Elite i20

    I think you should do a test drive of both and decide, it would be in your best interests to do that.
  13. KUV1OO - Quirky / Bold / Beautiful / Macho / Ugly ???

    Looks like the chaat wala designed this car. It looks like a perfect Golgappa! Interiors are good and funky! Exterior is too funky for my taste!
  14. Pictures snapped by ACi'ans.

    Thank you! Thank you, BonFre!
  15. Pictures snapped by ACi'ans.

    Thank you, BonFre, how are things with you and the forum?
  16. Pictures snapped by ACi'ans.

    Some images after a long time! All from Singapore.
  17. Honda City or Maruti Ciaz. Which would you buy?

    Ciaz's front borrows heavily from the Kizashi and rear from the Honda City, side is a combination of both. Maruti has never made it big in the 3 box category after the Esteem. Perception also goes against it as a 'hatch-maker'. Honda on the other hand is the 'boss'. Ciaz must be priced not just right but real 'tight' for it to succeed, and it should perform real well in order to succeed. Ciaz has to deliver on these 3 fronts in order to succeed: tight pricing, fuel efficiency and performance. I'd choose a City any day.
  18. Petrol Hatchback under 6.5 lacs

    Best compromise, even if you aren't considering, is the Swift petrol. I drove a Swift petrol old gen second hand car from Salem to Chennai recently, it was sweet. 'Fun to Drive' is a relative term; surprised you seem to have dismissed all cars in the list as NOT fun to drive. I feel Swift even after all these years is fun enough and also value for money.
  19. Toyota Fortuner: Now Launched

    < id=_ctl0 name=_ctl0 =upcomingcars.aspx?id=10&_kk=toyota%20fortuner%20india&_kt=326d4ee6-b8d0-43fd-8402-86ede318d4e7&gclid=CPGDwrCmxpUCFQonewodpV7YiA method=post> < ="/ajax/common.ashx" =text/> < ="/ajax/Vspl.Common.Ajaxs,Carwale.Common.ashx" =text/> Toyota Fortuner Coming in Early 2009 Toyota Fortuner Expected in Early 2009 Estimated price: 16-18 Lakh The Land Cruiser is celebrated for being one of the very established genuine off-road vehicles the world has ever seen. And it still is. But this mean, mad machine will be yours only if you have pockets deep enough to shell out over 40 lakh of green paper, and that makes it out of reach of many. Oh, lest I forget, then there is the fuel efficiency, which at 6kmpl does not read very encouraging, does it? So what
  20. Pictures snapped by ACi'ans.

    Thank you. I have lost touch with the automotive world. Have taken a liking to photography. Thank you, Subhadeep, I have the Nikon D3200. This long exposure is using the Tokina 11-16mm DXII. I still have it after more than 8 years and still is giving me good service.
  21. Pictures snapped by ACi'ans.

    Posting after 'eons'! My trusted '05 Elantra long exposure at Elliot's beach, Chennai!
  22. All new logan will it be for india?

    Logan will fall flat on it's face.
  23. New fluidic Hyundai Elantra: Bookings Open

    With the Cruze churning out 164 Ps wouldn't it be a little too much if the Elantra were to come out with just a 126 PS. I feel it must have received a larger diesel heart. May be they are aiming at the FE conscious. Lets see how this Hyundai D Segmenter does. It would be difficult to convince people to opt for this in place of the top end Diesel Verna.
  24. Most preferred hatch for the Young & Restless (Age : Below 30)

    Swift ticks all the right boxes. What ever be the age or sex.
  25. Isle of Man unveils Top Gear postage stamps By Jonathon Ramsey RSS feed Posted Oct 11th 2011 9:30AM 146 Comments 4 The Isle of Man, probably best known for the Isle of Man TT motorcycle race, is producing a series of stamps celebrating another well-known wheeled effort: Top Gear. There are six stamps in the collection, each "lavishly tooled" with an image of a Top Gear creation, such as the homemade electric car or the much-modified Toyota pickup from Iceland built to tackle the North Pole. It isn't the Isle's first stab at commemorative, vehicular-themed stamps: earlier this year it produced a set for the of Isle of Man TT, and sold chunks of the tarmac course to go with it. If you're keen to lick the backs of Top Gear challengers, follow the jump for the press release on the new postage. Continue Reading A? News Source: Isle of Man, Isle of Man, BBC