opendro

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  1. rear wheel drive

    And Toyota Innova
  2. Fiat Linea Test Drive Report

    Doesn't Tata Safari have 15Mm (15000Km) as service period? I'm not sure though. opendro2009-01-09 08:13:09
  3. Fiat Linea Test Drive Report

    Hi FRG, just wondering why ACI managed Linea MJD to do 0-100 in more than 15 secs. ACI reports 6.1 secs for 0-60. Then 9 secs from 60-100 or almost 5 seconds from 80-100 is poor driving according to me. ACI reports that Linea MJD would pull strongly to 5000rpm in first and second gear, which means, it is very quick upto 63.8 (= 12.76 * 5) kmph. At 63.8kmph, the rpm if we have to shift to third gear will be 3236rpm (= 63.8 / 19.72). Linea MJD torque falls to half of the peak by 4750rpm and there is hardly any rpm left after 3236rpm and not a good gear if racing till 100. Moreover, Linea MJD's 4th gear ratio is so close to the third and at 63.8kmph, the engine torque in 4th gear would be almost 200Nm at 2300rpm (= 63.8 / 27.75). In fact, Linea would accelerate better in 4th gear than 3rd gear if the third gear is going beyond 4250rpm, because the loss in engine torque in 3rd gear is so much compared to the gear ratio in 4th gear and corresponding engine torque in the 4th gear. In other words, beyond 83kmph, 4th gear would accelerate better than 3rd gear in Linea. If there is any benefit of acceleration time in third gear from 64-83kmph, that benefit would be lost to an imminent gear change to 4th gear after 83kmph. The best 0-100 or 0-120 in Linea MJD should be done in this fashion: 1st gear till 4750rpm i.e. till 32kmph 2nd gear till 4750rpm i.e. till 61kmph 4th gear upto 130kmph for best 0-130 timing for best 0-X, where X > 130, shift to 5th gear earlier at 115kmph (i.e. at around 4300rpm), because 5th gear is also very close to 4th gear ratio and we don't have another 6th gear to jump from the 4th gear red line.
  4. Checklist of an Indian car buyer

    1. How many people can be seated? Can three be seated in the back? 2. What is the boot space? Will my big suitcase (read as the one Indians take to US ) fit in? 3. What is the ground clearance? Very important for our roads and bumps.
  5. diesel car buy

  6. Hyundai's New Engine

    ... CRDI was not Hyundai's own product! Exactly. Modern common rail diesel engines were a result of research by Fiat Group and later bought and patented by Robert Bosch. The rests are alterations and different names.
  7. Best 125 cc bike

    Why do you rely so much on such poll results when one can vote innumerable times? I can go and submit N number of times.
  8. Fiat: Blue & Me

    To my knowledge, the only extra thing that ANHC could have is the trip computer. But I heard from different rumors that Linea will also have a trip computer. Other than trip computer, Linea has far more features than ANHC.
  9. Automatic cars are not popular in India because in India people pay per kilo or per feet length So, for the same car (meaning dimensions and brand), people will not be willing to pay for a technology that adds up cost (diesel engine being exception because of subsidized diesel price). Things are changing though.
  10. want a diesel car

    You need to be more specific to "what advantage" are you talking about? Some dumb people have this habit of coming up with minimum kilometers to be run to own a diesel car, without even knowing what is the highest priority of the buyer. If the priority of the buyer is low running cost, then only this minimum kilometers come into picture. I agree that many people buy diesel car for this reason alone, but too much of assuming is not correct in such technical auto forums. People buy diesel cars for other reasons. For example, if I were to prefer Verna diesel to petrol diesel, it would be high torque, modifiable engine (digital tuning, Petes box, etc.), low running cost (as many other would). When I say, low running cost, it is just not the subsidized diesel, but also the fuel efficiency of diesel engines even when driven hard. If I were to buy a petrol, it could be because of smoother drive (in term of NVH), better power band (if not worried about fuel bill), cheaper initial cost, etc.
  11. Chevy Cruze: Put on the back burner.

    I remember reading that Chevrolet Cruze will be named Cruze only throughout the world. If it is named differently in Korea, it is surprising.
  12. Fiat: Blue & Me