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  1. The brakes booster is the same in all diesel and petrol variants. Only the pads vary.
  2. Wait for the new swift. If its anything like it sibling then it will definitely be a best seller.
  3. @ ankur: Does the music system come standard in all versions. How many pre-outs does it have. I have a Swift Dzire at the moment, want to upgrade to an SX4. But after driving the SX4 I felt the handling in the Swift is a notch above as compared to the SX4, what do you think about its handling? Please share your views regarding braking at high speeds? Is it stable? Also i felt the suspension was very stiff.
  4. Hi did anyone of you drive it as yet? wats the price in kerala/ karnataka for the diesel car...any idea? If its in the range of 8-10, I may sell off the dzire go for it. Heard its out with a 1.3L CRDi unit, and also 1.6L. Any idea on the price guys?
  5. This car is something I eyed for so long. I loved the drive in the old Tata Dicor 2.2L, but the quality of the interiors were a big let down. I hope they address this aspect in the present model. Yes Merlin sounds odd, when it comes to naming an SUV, too girlish for me. Why can't Tata improve the quality of their After Sales Service??? Their ASS is the worst at the moment.
  6. None of the cars you have listed are built strong enough to withstand a crash. The strongest hatch we have is the Grande punto, next is the Polo. But the Punto comes backed by Tata terribly acclaimed Service. VW as you know is expensive both in spares and in service. Best hatch by far is the Ritz. You can shut your eyes and buy it. I have purchased an LDi. its driven 7800km so far. I drive everywhere highways, ghats, forests. It handles everything perfectly well. The ground clearance is great. The Figo is good car, but off late I have heard a lot of horror stories regarding it. The handling of the figo is sublime. None of the hatches can match it, but the ground clearance is bad. Try driving a Figo with 4 passengers leave alone 5 over a speed breaker. The best hatch in your budget is the Ford Fiesta. The old fiesta was a fantastic driver's car. The new one is bound to be better. Leave out the verna. I never liked the handling in old one. The new one looks kind of odd. The City what I feel is very "over hyped " car at its price. Sorry I beg to differ to what others claim. The drive and the handling did not impress me. The Low ground clearance only made things worst. After the Fiesta the next best is the SX4. The car is a real treat to drive. Try it out. And please don't make the mistake of considering the Etios. The quality of the plastics is pathetic.
  7. whats the expected price for the Fiesta diesel?
  8. I was one of those who was keen on buying the hatchback version of the Etios Diesel. But learnt that it would be launched only in april or may. Due to the huge waiting list you can except a premium to be charged by the dealers. Thanks to you guys here, and to good discount that i got from maruti, immediately went for the Ritz diesel. Must say that I'm pretty pleased with it.
  9. I hope this isn't some chinese engine now being 'made in India'. Do you think this new engine will change Beats fortune? I'm afraid but no. The die is already cast.
  10. Even if it gives half as much of that its enough for me
  11. Hi guys, need some help on this one. I've had problems with the brakes in my swift Dzire Ldi. I have complained to Mandovi and Maruti on 2 occasions. There is a new brake cylinder which is fitted in post april 2010 swifts, and the braking distance is now much reduced, but they are not willing to fit it, saying that my car brakes are perfect. I usually drive on the highways, and early mornings at good speed av. 120 kmph. So they tested my car, at speed of 100-110kmph the braking distance was 67 metres acc to them. Is that normal braking distance? what should i do? The new brake booster cylinder assembly costs 4k including labour, but my car is in warranty and I'm claiming for it. Don't use the Dzire nowadays, its parked in my garage at bangalore. Should i go for the new brake cylinder or just lodge another protest? Acc. to them they wont change. The regional manager is real
  12. I found sony crap. JBL are too bright. Accessory shops suggest Sony/jbl because of the margin they make. Even i made the mistake of buying Xplode once long back until i heard infinity. If you want SQ go for infinity reference components, Focal polyglass or even better Rainbow reference series. Infinity components will cost 6.5k., focal 13k, rainbow are a bit expensive.
  13. First of all Toyota has come up with the Etios and the Liva with a clear cut objective- they want to snatch the market share from Maruti which Dzire and Swift command at the moment. They know in India people are "brand" conscious. The other day I had a client of mine telling me that he had booked a Etios. I asked him whether he took a test drive. He said its a TOYOTA car, has to be good. So you see. He also said that there is a ON rate of 40k for the car at the moment if you want it fast. Can you believe that? So Toyota has managed to achieve their initial objective quite successfully. The car has very bland exteriors and poor plastic which make it look like a cheap chinese car. Qualis also looked horrrible, but it was a best seller. I agree the quality of the plastics are much better than the Etios. Please don't compare the Etios with the Camry. What I'm waiting to see is How does Toyota ASS match up with this huge spurt of cars now. I dont know about the engine, but it looks like an old powerhorse. But I'm pretty sure Toyota will relaunch the car next year with the 1.2 L engine which they are planning for the Liva.
  14. I hope the A-star comes back as a shining star.