karanmods

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  1. Hi Guys,

    @Pranab Thanks man ,for the information and suggestions.I test drove the fluence,but did not come out satisfied(not that its a bad car ,it just does not meet my requirement of a powerful car,Arias too big,civics petrol and yeti only comes in manual.I did consider all these cars though.thanks again.

    @The Speedman suggestion taken !

    For two whole days I have been searching the internet for answers.Now I have come across more than one horror story of accidents about to take place because of mechatronics(DSG) failure.The links can be provided if anyone needs them.

    At the same time I found out That the Cruze is not as much fun to drive with its hydramatic torque converter,but its not all that bad.Plus its reliable and has minimal issues.

    I have heard the new 163 bhp version is being launched soon in India,When I don't know .If anyone can through more light on this then I will be very grateful.Thanks all.

    Regards


  2. Hi everyone ,Thanks for the inputs.

    @Dr. Nishu,I already have a Honda city automatic,and I did not consider the Civic because the CVT saps a lot of power.Besides I do need a diesel car cause my running is close to 2500 kms a month.Your inputs are greatly appreciated.smiley1.gif

    @rsss ,there is no car like the laura DSG.It drives like a dream.Cruze is good too but not as much fun.I had decided on the Laura with the Skoda shield package .Even after the horror stories that I had read.But Then I came across this one person who had written that he escaped a major accident because the Dsg failed while driving at high speed.The whole car go jammed.I just dont know what to do .My hart says Laura but my mind is saying Cruze now   smiley5.gif


  3. Thanks Pranab and rssh for your valuable inputs.And mostly Thanks to Durango Dude..... Sir I went through the link you sent me and was I shocked to see that so many people are dissatisfied with their DSG gear boxes .And not just in India but also in Europe and the UK.

    I was very interested in the laura dsg but now I think I shall consider the Cruze automatic.

    please some one tell me how is it to drive? Is it a fast and peppy car with a trouble free gearbox?

    Also please let me know when is the new 163 bhp version coming out? Thanks again for the inputs.


  4. Hi everyone ,I am looking for a good automatic diesel saloon for myself for about 16 lakhs. I recently visited the Volkswagen showroom in Chandigarh and saw the new Jetta which I was waiting for for over six months .I was disappointed   to see how much it resembles the vento.That was a big let down because I had been waiting so long to buy this car.Now due to this identical look i have taken it out of my list,besides the automatic variant costed almost 19 lakhs on road(totally out of my budget of 16-17 lakhs).Now I needed help on deciding between the two choices that are left with me....The Skoda Laura Ambiente DSG and the Cruze Auto......Now laura is a great car with the DSG ,really responsive its just the downshift that takes a little bit of time....But the ambiente comes with no goodies at all.Not even leather seats.The cruze has all the goodies but I did not enjoy driving the auto Cruze very much(maybe because I could just manage a small round in it)Now my questions:

    1. Which car is better in terms of performance and drive ability ?(I have pondered over this for days ultimately I need your advice)

    2. When is the new 163 Bhp Cruze arriving?Is its automatic version worth waiting for?

    3. If I buy the Laura now will it be replaced soon?

    4. Can I get wood interiors for the Laura ambiente as in the elegance and L&K from the market?

    Thanks for the help.


  5. I want to buy a diesel automatic in the range of 14-18 lakhs .But I am in a dilemma .Firstly I want a great automatic transmission.And then a powerful engine.I am confused between the Laura 2.0 tdi and Cruze LTZ AT.Which car has a better automatic transmission and performance.The new Jetta seems to be around the corner.Should I wait for that?I even heard the cruze was coming up with a new model....is that worth waiting for.Please advise. Thanks.

     

     

     

     

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  6. @Sarabjeet......thanks for the reply,You said that the Skoda Laura is good with a petes box,but you also said that there may be some problems with the tubocharger of the laura.Did you mean that the pete's box or any other performance box causes the turbocharger problem or is it a general problem with most Lauras.Please elaborate.

     

    Thanks

  7. I have a Skoda Laura pump duse 105 bhp model.I wanted to install a Pete's Box
    in it to increase its power cause I feel it is a bit under powered.My question to you was that
    what bad effects does this box have on the E.C.U and the engine of the car(short term and long term)?
    Is it advisable to install in this particular model and what would be the increase in power?
    Thankyou so much for your help.

     

     

     

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    BornFree2010-10-13 16:16:31

  8. Hello everyone,

    I have heard a lot about performance boxes for diesel engines.

    According to what I have read and found out,these boxes lead to a substantial increase in the power of the diesel car without compromising on fuel economy.

     

    What I wanted to know was that how successful are these boxes on our cars?

    Even if they lead to a performance increase how safe are they for the engine and most importantly the E.C.U of the car.(In the short and long term)Does'nt the life of the car' engine get effected?

     

    If these boxes are so good why dont the orignal car manufacturers use them?

     

    Thanks.