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  1. Dust is a major issue and when combines with smoke it becomes worse. What the government should do is to improve drainage system, as even after rains , debris still stays on the roads. I feel this us in all major NI cities. Adulteration of the fuel also a major problem. Without doing a proper job, why the Govt. is imposing burden on common man. Hybrid vehicles helps in noise pollution rather than air pollution, as during the manufacturing, recycling, charging, disposing etc, a huge amount if air pollution it will make, Globally. We all know how a green card is made.
  2. @ Librankur. Do you have thought about the fate of the customers. It will be a Himalayan mistake if Govt will ban VW or any other manufacturers for such a crime. This is not so life threatening as air bag issue, braking issue and other major life threatening or dangerous faults. I consider those coders really intelligent, but such abilities should be used for good purpose only. They did their job, as their bosses said.
  3. This is an excellent pricing for etios. I will suggest real spoiler and side and bumper beadings as accessories (immediate after purchase). Take a test drive on a rough and clutter road for both the cars and then decide. Of course etios looks great compared with Dzire
  4. I don't suggest etios, unless for the purpose of taxi. Wait for December/January , you may get good offers
  5. librankur said the right thing. To recover approx extra 1 lakhs while buying Diesel car, it may take you approx 7-8 years. But chances are there, before that we will go for a new car. Petrol cars also start polluting heavily after approx 8-9 years. Other that Maruti and Honda, which petrol car gives good FE ?
  6. I feel Dzire a little out dated. Try scross or baleno.
  7. What about the customers of these cars. Major Asian cars use Takata
  8. I agree with reddy.The VW and Skoda dealers, heavily charge their customers and insurance company, like saying the part is imported from Germany, have to remove the complete panel and will be completely repainted after treatment, superior oil, 3m polishing etc etc. @anirudh, by saying so, you will be hurting others feelings, which you may not have intended. Maruti cars are fairly optimized for Indian market. Body gauge adds to safety, but in minor damages, it don't affect . Paints of Maruti is less costly compared to others, color matching easily available, even with small roadside garages. Thin sheets are easily bendable and even after makeups, dents may be visible
  9. Now I don't possess Punto. I sold it to buy Rapid. Go for exchange offer or put in olx/quickr
  10. Mine was without ABS and petrol and Braking was a little spongy. But now with ABS it is fine. Diesel engines are better compared to petrol version. The same MJD is used in Marutis. go for 90 bhp only.
  11. If you have proper service in your location and also your job is non transferable, Punto is a very good option. My first car was Punto. Except service, the car was excellent. Now the interior quality also has improved. Dzire is also good, and having the same engine. For Punto you have more options to select engine
  12. Hi Librankur I agree. Whatever VW have done is too low. Let us wait and see further developments
  13. Hi librankur, good day wishes, How can ban VW without doing trustful testing. only US has found this scandal. More polluting vehicles are here in India already. Only Govt. can put penalty. What about road side samosa and kachori and other snacks at stalls, comparing with Maggi. Are they free from lead, oxidants and carcinogens. Nestle is food giant and the Govt. has taken action against it and it is a bold and model step for improving packed food quality in India. I have read that Got had already asked explanation to VW
  14. hi vikky Battery tester is ok. it is simple. For analyzing the performance of battery; life and consistency in Ah. you will need to check differently. And battery tester may drain your battery. For occasional testing battery tester is fine bye.
  15. Fiat has some AS&S issues I agree. But the service cost is much closer to Maruti .I suggest you to take test drive of Figo Aspire, Skoda Rapid, Linea, and Ciaz . Skoda parts are too costly and parts may not be easily available and dealer will surely exploit. But car is very good. City will not come in this budget. For time sake, forget about ground clearance Good luck
  16. Hi Vikky, DC clamp meters are also available.
  17. Is VW planning to recall vehicles in India
  18. yes !. Clamp meter works with AC only. But while ignition we may get a reading. it will be an experiment. Can you give more details of this battery tester, if possible.
  19. As all you know, Abarth Punto launch expected on 19th. What are your comments and how do you plan to welcome. Your expectations about the car and manufacturer.
  20. Hi After changing the housing of gearbox, clutch assembly, engine sump, what all things one should monitor daily. Like gear smoothness, fuel efficiency, oil leakage, etc. Do any have some suggestions
  21. Testing a car battery. Good idea.May I suggest one method. Read the car's manual to get the ratings of the battery Hire a low range clamp ampere meter and a good volt meter from an electrical contractor. Open the bonnet and clamp the clamp meter it around the +ve terminal wire, and connect volt meter across battery terminals in correct polarity Keep the bonnet open and hold the meter in your own hand, and place voltmeter some where so that you can see the meter reading . Tell your friend or any one to start the car ( keep sure gear is on neutral or else..(joke)) Note initial readings of both the meters Note the maximum ampere reading and also the corresponding voltage reading,when the engine is turned on. note down both the readings turn off the engine and wait for say 2 minutes and again turn on, take the readings and compare with the previous reading and note the date. Then after using the car, say, 6 months or so, again do the same testing and compare the reading with previous testing data Compare the values and see, when the car starts, the voltage and current is same as that of the previous date. If the voltage drops and current is showing almost same, that means the battery needs servicing. And if voltage drops and current taken is much higher, check if head lights or other electrical systems are on, if all electrical systems are off, check up with service center. Make sure that the meters are all well calibrated. Seems that this is tough job to me too. But this test can be done simply, if we have these meters. If you try this, please post the results. Bye
  22. Congrats. But Ciaz is a real beauty. Now love your car, handle it properly and drive safely. You made me smile, when I remembered an ad showing 4 people holding frame of Etios. The ad may have meant something else!!. An accident at 100 km/h will save nothing even a lorry. all the safety rating tests are done at much lower speed ~60km/h. You will benefited by easy availability of spares and many other benefits with Maruti. Wishing you a Happy and Safe Drive