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  1. On 8th January,my Innova is going to be four years old.Since,on every birthday of her I get some mods for her.Here are some examples: On first birthday,new leather seat covers. On second birthday,ICE. On third birthday,full suspension transplant. On this birthday,I am planning to get a new ICE,full scratch removal,some small engine mods,a new exhaust(high flow type) and body kit upgrade to the new version(already done). Budget:Firstly it was 60k,but after new tyres,body kit upgrade 38k is left with me,now I am in a state of confusion about what to get and from where? Here are my plans: ICE-Sony Xplod full set @19700+reversing camera being installed. Front and rear bull bars,both black in color as my Innova is black. BUT I DON'T KNOW ABOUT WHICH ENGINE MODS,WHICH EXHAUST AND WHICH SYNTHETIC MOBIL OIL IS BEST FOR INNOVA? Help needed the driver2011-01-06 06:02:01
  2. Yeah,we are offroaders!! And I feel that its our duty to respect the feelings of others too,and its a fact that for me:- A GYPSY A DAY,KEEPS EVERYTHING
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  4. @Tejasmehta990 I think here you have hit the SWEET SPOT,I agree,this time Skoda is going to play safe in every term.
  5. @getmikeeboy oops,sorry friend if you feel bad for any action of mine.
  6. @Sgiitk Sir,I am just thinking,why government don't employ speed limiters in buses,and about our cars.....mmmmmmm 80kmph is just slow for highways.
  7. @Sarabjeet: You may be true,because I have not at all any idea about the real game behind the screen.
  8. @Sarabjeet Friend,you have simply dug out my ailing part,it was an year ago that I found a used Yamaha R-1 for just Rs 5 lacs,and what I got was an I-10 kappa...LOL
  9. There may be one diesel variant too,sporting a 1.6 engine,specs. as follows:- VEHICLE SUMMARY Name:Fiesta 1.6 Diesel Car Body Type:Sedan Segment:C Segment VERDICT FOR: Has very refined engine Good ride and handling Superb mileage AGAINST: Lacks styling Diesel version lacks top end performance ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement:1600cc Engine Type:Diesel Maximum Power:113bhp Maximum Torque:? DIMENSIONS Length:4282 mm Width:1686 mm Height:1444 mm OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Seating Capacity:5 Steering:Tilt Brakes:Front Disk, Rear Drum Gears:5 Manual for more details: HERE I FIND THE DIESEL PACKAGE AS MOUTH WATERING ONE.. Ford's complete line-up and future plans can be found here:-
  10. This is a fantastic news,any more details?? The pics look great,and I too have read at many places that the same version is going to be launched here in India too.IT HAS GOT A SUNROOF TOO. Here are some more details,not sure about the exact specs:- VEHICLE SUMMARY Name:New Fiesta Model:1.6 GXi Car Body Type:Sedan Segment:C Segment Top Speed:164 Fuel Consumption: Highway 17.00 kmpl,City 12.00 kmpl. Warranty:NA ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS Displacement:1596cc, 4 Cylinder, DOHC Engine Type:Petrol Maximum Power:101 Bhp @ 6500 rpm Maximum Torque:146 Nm @ 3400 rpm DIMENSIONS Length:4282 mm Width:1686 mm Height:1468 mm OTHER SPECIFICATIONS Seating Capacity:5 Tyre Size:175/65R 14 Suspension:Independent McPherson strut, Semi-independent Turning Circle:4.90 mtrs. Boot Space:430.00 ltrs. Steering:Tilt Brakes:Front Ventilated, Rear Disk Gears:5 Manual Ground Clearance:168.00 mm Kerb Weight:1150.00 kgs. Fuel Tank:45.00 For more details,go to the link:
  11. @Sarabjeet I too agree with you,there may be a 1.6 unit,but there is one doubt too,can't it may be a detuned version of the 1.8 TSi?as the above spec. sheet shows. @Rahul 1810 I am also feeling the same,a Fabia with an extended boot!! the driver2011-01-06 02:45:15
  12. @Sarabjeet My previous ownership experience of a 4X4 Safari vtt EX,made me to sell her off after just one trip of jaisalmer where I made it to run on some sand dunes,I don't like the massive body roll on offer.But its a fact that Safari is a hardcore off-roader,only problem is that GYPSY IS BETTER.
  13. @durango dude The laughing smily is representing my situation at the time I tried to start my car and it was working as before,so I thought ,the engine was feeling even more peppier at that time with me feeling the real driving thrills .Who is thinking of insurance?Those insurance guys will look at it themselves(especially when both of them are paid 3000 each-bribe,my own way of dealing) ,mine is from HDFC so its easier than those government companies. Rest I will make the chartered bus owner to pay even a single penny,he may be a goon,but then WHO IS THE BIGGER GOON THAN WE HIGHWAY CONTRACTORS?? Everyone knows this. @dineshamza: Thanks for the advice,but I strictly follow my own speed limit of 130kmph,its seldom that I do exceed it,but this time the bus drivers were faster than me(I was 70kph,but they both were about 80-90kph),and I was shocked to find that the driver on my left had ignored even the HAND INDICATOR.Its a fact that they were just racing to pick up more people,but now they both are getting some really heavy doses for that,you won't believe but even the owner of the chartered bus and an officer of Uttarakhand Transport Corp. have got some tight slaps last night for the same cause,uncontrolled driving of their men.YOU ALSO SEEMS TO BE AN EXPERIENCE HOLDER LIKE I AM. the driver2011-01-06 02:28:53
  14. One hour before came the worst news,front suspension(on left) is out of business,and all four doors and bootlid will be replaced,in short including all the expenses the Hyundai guy told me about a 50-60K expense(including the insurance claim). Now the question arises that what to do with the drivers,mainly the one of the Uttarakhand roadways bus.Already I have nicely broken both of them specially the Uttrakhand one again,but even now I am nott satisfied,I just want to make a good example to teach their complete department a lesson.But now I am also feeling like they have already got a harsh punishment.Confused!!!! Rest the drivers and the chartered bus owner will be forced to pay all the money apart the insurance claim.
  15. @gurrala74 You are right,but I am sure you have not yet took a test drive of the baby Toyota(I mean Etios). 1)I agree that there is nothing even great in the car,but then there is a perfect balance between everything. 2)Again I agree that its better to go for a Vento,Honda City,Fiesta or SX4.But then where are Swift Dzire and Indigo Manza?And how to justify that 3-4 lac price difference between these cars and if this price difference doesn't matter then why City or Vento,why not Altis or Civic or Cruze,or upgrade even to Passat. 3)Considering Fiesta is right,and its a fact that Fiesta-S simply blows away the Etios,but in the segment only handling and performance are not enough.And its a fact that Etios is blown away by fiesta in terms of handling,but performance front says something else,even acceleration and top speed both are in Etios's side. I mean Etios has a well balance of everything in its arsenal. 4)Again I agree with you,actually its the Toyota badge thats most interesting part of Etios,and its also a fact that this badge is the only part that gives us PEACE OF MIND AT OWNERSHIP.