rugs_tachy

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  1. Hi Rajeev, nice post on the hogenekkal trip. I do agree, Zen can very comfortably do a 120 Km/hr. I have a 01 Zen (MPFI) i am still able to do 140 Km/hr easily. Infact a year back i did a 160 Km/hr on the NICE Highway in Bangalore.
  2. Yes, the Rhino comes only with a Diesel Engine. The company is called ICML (International Cars & Motors Ltd) promoted by Sonalika Group. The Sonalika group is famous for their tractors. Basically the rhino was pitched in to create the vaccum for the Qualis. Infact in Bangalore i have seen many Call Center Cabs using this. The only issue is the service & spare availability. With their new version of BS-III, the quality of interiors are much better than the earlier ones.
  3. Hi. I also have a 2001 Zen with 12" inch rims. The stock had a 145/80 spec rubber. I recently upgraded to apollo 155/70 R 12 Tubeless. The handling is excellent. But had to compromise on Ground clearance.
  4. Hi Rajeev, i have a 2001 model Zen (MPFI)... the same thing happens to me as described by you... u should heat the engine up a little say 2 minutes at idle... and see the temperature metre once the metre nears the C mark.... u will notice u sudden change in the RPM of the engine in idle... then is the best time to move the car forward.... if you move the car without warming up ...i think it might lead to some engine damage...
  5. yes there is... look at the last picture, the helicopter is parked on the Helipad at the rear end of the car....
  6. If i remember correctly, this limo also has Helipad at the rear....
  7. I have a 2001 Zen, it came with the JK Tyres 145/80 R 12 (tube type). They lasted for 36000 Kms and then i had to change it since the tyre walls got weak... i have heard a lot of quality issues in JK Tyres... now i changed them to Apollo 155/70 R 12 (Tubeless)... believe me guyz its done 10000 Kms and provides an amazing grip, the tubeless feels much lighter and the certainly driveability has improved. Will definately recommend Apollo.
  8. 162 Km/hr on Zen 2001 Model 105 Km/hr on Caliber 2001 Model (solo) 100 Km/hr on Caliber 2001 Model (with pillion) 170 Km/hr on Tata Indigo Tdi 2005 Model 100 Km/hr on RE Thunderbird
  9. May be Tata Sierra was exported to some europe and african countries... Even i m not aware of any problems with rear glass we had the Sierra for nearly 4 years she ran for 1,45,000. After which it went for a overhaul... But a lovely and sexy piece of machine... i still love tht baby....
  10. Infact i learned Driving on Tata Sierra and Padmini
  11. Hey guyz... i had pleasure to ride the Tata Sierra.... i still love that baby.... we had the first Tata Sierra at Bangalore way back in 1994. It was a Silver and boy oh boy it was a real mile muncher atleast during that period. We used to do often Bangalore - Hyderabad in 9 hours during 94 -95 period it used to do 140 Km/hr easuily. I would love to see the Sierra back. Infact i believe it was the first SUV or MUV whichever you may call it with real features like Tilt Steering, Power Windows etc during that time and set the benchmark... and during that time it was a real eye popper....
  12. and yes as FRG stated that's 51845 Kms on the Meter....
  13. ganpatiphule is a gr8 place... i had been there almost 6 years back... nice and clean beaches... very calm and relaxing considering accomodation prices and crowd... definately a good place for a nice weekend get away
  14. hi raman... Apache RTR is good... you can also have a look at the Bajaj Avenger 200... its good too...
  15. Hi @RamanGoyal... Welcome to ACI.... Well there are host of Bikes in this Category which can be suggested by forum members.... But before we suggest any bike, could give us your Criteria's for Purchasing the bike.. like price, mileage etc.... This would help us suggesting the desired bike by you....
  16. Hey, just got a news (unconfirmed), that Mahindra in tie up with Renault will be launching their Rs 1.3 Lacs Car. The Car is Called Renault Yeni. Do you guyz have any info. I have got the pics but dont know how to load them.... and by the way the pics of this car is really good, but i suspect this car being priced for Rs 1.3 Lacs....
  17. @sgiitk.... Yes agree with you. I have seen some variation as you mentioned... But alteast it gives us a pretty fair idea of the mileage. Given to understand that we as normal road users do not have equipments to test mileage. So therefore under these circumstances a tank full to full method gives a decent idea of the mileage (Roughly as we as say).... But i could not understand the last line of urs...
  18. Yes, do these things to check mileage. Tank up ur car fully and then test the mileage of the car using A/C all the time. Reset your trip meter to 0. After the petrol gets empty and u go back again for tanking up record the Kms it has clogged in the trip meter. Tank up the petrol again and see how many litres it takes. Then simply take the Kms in the trip meter and divide it by the number of litres it has take. After arriving at the mileage. Reset your trip meter to 0 and run the car without A/C for the full period and see the mileage.
  19. As of now, there is a 350 CC Twin Spark Plug for Thunder Bird which will come up. I dont think the 500 CC Twin Spark Plug will come that soon...
  20. Thank you forum members. As wanted i asked my friend about his monthly running. His monthly running would be 1500 Kms.
  21. Hi Forum Members. My Friend is looking out for a Sedan. He is looking for a car within Rs 6 Lacs Budget (On Road). Preferably a Diesel Car. His Criteria's are: 1) Styling 2) Good Pick Up & Mileage 3) Good Interior Space & Boot 4) Low Maintainence He has had a look at the Indigo CS LS Model, Although he is not very happy with the initial pick up i.e. in the first and the 2nd gears. He felt the rest of the things are fine in this model. I thought incase you guyz can provide some more models which can fit in this range/criteria's and also your comments/suggesstions for the Indigo CS.
  22. Will surely do that and get back... Thanks
  23. yes by better models, better features, yes may be to an extent. But what about after sales services, spares and its quality etc. These are prime most things which are considered and with the way of service at Tata i am a little apprehensive. Fiat has good cars but needs to be backed by the above criteria's.
  24. What about the compression. I feel that the tappets needs to be set. I am new to bangalore, and therefore do not know which service centre to give. I have also noticed while i was in Pune, most of the Bajaj Service Centres do not do proper tappet setting. Incase you guyz know any good bajaj service centres in bangalore, please do let me know.