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  1. I would consider the Terrano if it had a super light clutch, like the VIBE or even the Safari Storm. Will make an ideal city car for potholed roads. Nissan, are you listening ?
  2. I agree with SID Safari. Karizma ZMR it has to be for long distance rides. Superb engine, excellent riding posture and if you are of an average Indian height say 5.6 or 5.7, The NS will just about have your toes touching the ground against the entire foot in the ZMR. This factor could change the confidence of riding the bike quite a bit in the city. Cheers.
  3. Mitsubishi is a brand which is 'DONE' in India. Past is proof that Mitsubishi has not taken India one bit seriously. Customers suffered lack of after sales support for their vehicles. Secondly products like the EVO, although good in every shape and form had Pathetic warranty clauses. For example: warranty for one year or 10 thousand KM. LIKE SERIOUSLY ? I ll take divine intervention for these guys to succeed EVER in India.
  4. Well, I don't know if this is widely publicized and the common man knows about the production stop, but either ways this could be BAD PR for Chevrolet when it comes to selling these vehicles again.
  5. People in India crib if the Diesel is priced more than 80 K than the petrol and here is Toyota raking the stakes even higher with a Hybrid Camry. I think, it will flop faster than you can write the word FLOP.
  6. I hope the DRL's are not as bright as the I20's. The I20's are an irritant because of their brightness
  7. + 1 to that. New Dzire or an I 20, A Dzire VDI if you can push the budget a bit.
  8. Aria can work only if launched at an extremely competitive price and with the first batch of Aria's having absolutely no quality defects nor par failures. The Automatic Aria sure will start a new trend as people 'want' a reliable automatic in that range which none of the manufacturers offer. A reliable automatic Aria with an attractive price tag will set the ball rolling for Tata again. Never the less, this is too much to ask from Tata but you never know.
  9. The rendered image of the 2014 Indica Vista facelift is doing the rounds on the net. Here is one of the pictures I found on a popular forum on the internet. Here is the link to the entire article ---> What do you guys think ?
  10. It would be interesting to see if someone has tried to start the Honda Amaze Diesel from a steep up slope with a full compliment of passengers with the 2000 rpm lock making sure the engine stalls and there is a NO GO.
  11. That's not what I meant. A Maruti 800 is not a family mover or a family vacation vehicle ( Most of the times), the Ertiga is. People travel distances in the Ertiga with the family and having a cylinder in the already small boot can be a tedious exercise making Ertiga a 5 seater rather than a 7 seater.
  12. Whats the point in all this hoopla when at the end of the day you are going to have tears of blood when you enter the service station. A car is only as good as its after sales. Making amazing cars and burning a hole in the heart as well as the pocket when time comes for service is not my definition of a 'peaceful ownership' experience.
  13. Hahaha, A Quanto 4 X 4. A 4 X 4 market is even smaller as compared to the normal 2 wheel drive market, first they need to learn how to sell the Quanto in its current form before spending dough on these kind of upgrades. I think this is a failure right before the word Go.
  14. A Polo at 10 lakhs would sell lesser than the worst Pizza available in Mumbai. If it comes with DSG, ESP and all the other goodies at an on road price of around 9.5 to 10, it stands a fair chance as that will be a first in India and what a convenience that would be and of course a great selling point, but otherwise NO CHANCE VW.
  15. I would, even consider buying one the first week if it was launched if they did something about the heavy clutch. Its just not practical to be driven on the city roads in day to day traffic. A hydraulic release bearing in the clutch with a slave and master cylinder is all it takes to make it feather light, what is taking Renault all this while to incorporate is beyond me. I hope Nissan takes some 'people's reviews' and does the needful.
  16. Maruti will have something up its sleeve too to counter this . I am sure a 1.3 DDIS in the 90 bhp form would be a killer. A car selling 17 K units a month takes a lot to be given a push by anyone and for that Honda needs to do something so out of the box that the consumer is forced to look somewhere other than a maruti.
  17. I would say, go for 185/65/ R15 if you must upgrade to 15 inch rims as like others said, you will not void a warranty with this which is an essential thing to have in a car like the swift as there have been lot of complaints of steering making a noise which they company has replaced under warranty. The dreaded steering damper noise is not something you want to have in a maruti minus a warranty as getting rid of it involves 2 options. Tighten the damper, which will tighten the steering up too or the other option is replacement which if done minus a warranty will set you back by 27 K. Otherwise if you want to stick to 14 inchers, then 185/70/R14. If you want to stick to stock steel rims that came with the car then 185/70/R14 as that is the maximum that rim size can take. Hope this is helpful.
  18. Baba, I dont get one thing, when your car is out of warranty and Toyota is not helping anyone with your problem, why not go to an independent A/C mechanic. I am sure he can find a work around the Rs problem. Sometimes, these guys are more innovative than the entire R & D center of Toyota put together.
  19. Would be interesting to see where this CNG tanks find itself as the Ertiga already lacks any luggage space with all seats occupied.
  20. Really well deserved. If I were Maruti, I would make a test drive Amaze available at every Maruti Showroom for the customer to test drive and see for themselves that printing "100" bhp on paper does not make a car fast or refined. The Dzire murders the Amaze when it come to NVH, not to mention the 140 kmph speed limit which will see K10 Altos and Wagon R's fly past you even when you are in the mood to give your some stick. One more thing which is worthy of adding a stain to amaze is the 2000 rpm lock in neutral or when the clutch is pressed in any gear, I MEAN WHY ? Aren't we old enough to know how to rev and when to rev ? Imagine climbing Zozila pass and suddenly realizing that you need to rev dump the clutch for you to go any further and the knight more would be further redefined when you realise you are in a Diesel Amaze.
  21. As they say, there is no replacement for displacement. Try 90/100 ones, they don't cost more than 200 rupees a pop and really change the way the world looks in the front at night. Get a relay kit along with it which is a direct plug and play. 100/130 will blacken the headlight reflectors in the long run due to the intense heat they produce.
  22. Firstly the stats, the torque of the Swift D is 190 Nm and not 170 Nm as stated in the opening post. Secondly to harness the power on the highway, you need good vehicle dynamics which the I 20 clearly lacks, so I would say the superior power and torque figures of the I 20 against the Swift D are not going to cut much when it comes to having fun while on the roll during long distances.