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  1. Though the engine output sounds good, lets see how it performs when it comes out.
  2. I saw a silver colored Hyundai Eon near Poonamallee running with white on red registration plates. There was also a blue drive decal on the driver side door. It also had black colored knob like thing (Is it the gas filler) which I used to see on other LPG vehicles. I was driving on the opposite way and so I was not able to capture a pic of it. It had no camouflage on it.Any news about the Hyundai Eon Blue Drive? ragav206932011-11-25 15:37:39
  3. The exterior looks neat while the interior is filled with hard cheapy plastics. It think they are using 10 year old interior designs. This car competes with the Hyundai Accent(Verna) ,Ford Fiesta,Honda Fit(Jazz) and is essentially the price leader in the segment. The $10 K price is without AC and even radios . The model equipped with Ac,radio ,auto transmission goes for $13-14 k. But a base model accent and fiesta go for $ 13-14 k with AC,auto , radio and power accessories. Hell, the Chevy Sonic(Aveo) is going to offer even alloy wheels standard for $13 k and they all have interiors that are worlds better. Nissan over the years has been putting 2-3 k incentives on the hood which is terrible and is the only factor which makes the Versa sell. The Toyota Etios looks like a luxury car compared to this car's interior.ragav206932011-07-30 13:10:50
  4. Its a real shame that they even offer a 201 hp engine in the S-Class. It removes any exclusivity the car has.
  5. Hope u have a speedy recovery tsivipul. One more sad part about India which u went over but didn't mention is that journalists were whisked away and were warned not to report that the driver was drunk. Gross violation of the freedom of press by intimidating journalists.
  6. Does it have a multi-link rear suspension or a torsion bar one? The European version uses a multi-link while the American version is content with a torsion beam.
  7. I am just an avid of user of both social networking and car forums. I think my time is evenly split between two. BTW, I do read,ACI, the truth about cars,motortrend,autoblog,edmunds,car and driver regularly and team bhp occasionally.
  8. Here starts the competition. Honda Jazz is far superior than the VW Polo, Hyundai i20 and Fiat Punto unlike Honda City which is outgunned on atleast certain aspects by Hyundai Verna ,Fiat Linea and VW Vento. The Honda City is competitive but the Honda Jazz simply blows away the competition. How were they able to make a cut of 175,000? Did they do some decontenting?
  9. Track test each and every car available.Post 0-100 kmph times, average g's, lateral g's the car delivers. Put the car through the cones and report th handling results. The results should be objective and not subjective.
  10. Source: www.thetruthaboutcars.com Author: Bertel Schmitt Things are not going well between Volkswagen and Suzuki. In 2009, Volkswagen invested $2.5 billion for a 19.9 percent share in Suzuki. Suzuki sent $1.13 billion back and bought 2.5 percent of Volkswagen. Suzuki netted $1.37 billion, domo arigatou gozaimasu, but then nothing happened. End of last year, Ferdinand Piech became impatient. Volkswagen stockholders asked discomforting questions at the annual meeting. Now, it turned into a war of the words. Volkswagen uses old media. The octogenarian Osamu Suzuki drops a massive blog bomb on Wolfsburg. A month ago, Volkswagen leaked to Der Spiegel that the German-Nipponese axis is
  11. There's plenty of room to get lost in the Volkswagen Group. In addition to the VW brand, the group controls Skoda, Seat, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti. But we can't forget its truck divisions. In addition to being Europe's largest automaker, VW is also one of its largest producer of trucks as well, producing VW commercial vehicles while holding nearly three-quarters of the shares in Swedish truckmaker Scania and a significant stake in MAN as well. That's last bit's about to increase, though, as a new deal in progress will see Volkswagen increase its holdings in MAN SE from 30.5 percent to 55.9 percent. According to Bloomberg, the deal is still pending regulatory approval, but is expected to lead to increased cooperation between Scania and MAN, helping both companies reduce overhead. The latest move in Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech's expansion plan, the takeover will make the German industrial giant that much bigger. Both Volvo (which also produces Mack and Renault trucks) and Daimler (which owns Freightliner, Mitsubishi Fuso, Thomas, Sterling and Mercedes-Benz trucks), each hold about 21 percent of the European truck market. But because MAN and Scania together account for some 30 percent of European heavy-duty truck sales, the acquisition is expected to catapult VW into position as the largest truckmaker in Europe. Source:Bloomberg ragav206932011-07-08 15:09:02
  12. They should offer an automatic variant right at the time of launch. I also read somewhere that the metal casing of the radiator was discarded i favor of a plastic one saving 1.5 kgs. It seems that they have worked very hard in reducing the weight which is a very good thing because cars are getting fatter and heavier with every new gen model. Interiors are OK for the price ,nothing ground breaking. However, if the white colored plastic is replaced with a black one thus rendering the interior all black= classy, yummy!
  13. It will give great competition to non-premium cars carrying premium prices like the Honda Accord, Skoda Superb,VW Jetta,Toyota Camry . The sheer difference in quality and brand equity will drive people towards the BMW 1-Series even though the car may be smaller. Since BMW X1 prices start at 2,250,000, it makes no sense to buy non-premium SUV's like Honda CRV,Mitsu Outlander and the Chevrolet Captiva. So,buyers looking for SUV's in 20 lakh category have shifted in droves to the BMW X1. Similar thing will happen even in the case of 1-Series.ragav206932011-07-08 14:37:10
  14. Ford Focus 1.6 Ecoboostragav206932011-07-07 10:09:35
  15. I have to say that I did like the partial power steering thing in the Nano. Innovative yet cheap. Audi is s a subsidiary of VW and VW has a 20% stake in Suzuki and is its partner. Thread moved. BornFree2011-07-21 17:58:20