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  1. Thanks for your comments rameshbabu.n and sb-alto... will update the drive exp at 500 kms.. Will also post some more photos.. As of now the more of drive "Silvino" more I fall in with her... It is a amazingly built car.. I am getting a mileage of 15/16 KMPL as per the avg FE meter.. Have also noticed that when I at 5th Gear and at constant 70-80.. the instant FE meter shows around 22 KMPL... which is awesome...
  2. gmachingal

    Hello All

    Welcome to the forum..
  3. gmachingal


    Welcome to the forum...
  4. Yep that is Pondy by the beach.. really nice location.
  5. Photo of Silvino gmachingal2011-08-29 14:03:39
  6. Why a New car? My first car was a Maruthi 800 bought in Jun-1998 and I sold it in Mar-2003 when my son turned one year old. I had to get a bigger car which was bit more safer than 800 as we used to travel from Bangalore to Palaghat on a regular basis.. So we bought Accent Viva - Petrol in Nov -2003. The Viva was a good car to drive on the Highway.. very peppy and had good handling. With time as with all car it started giving signs of ageing.. So started the process of shortlisting the new car of the family... What Car? Considering the fact that the family had gone up from 3 to 4, with the addition of my daughter.. and also that my son was growing fast (man the kids these days grow up really fast)... we wanted a bigger car which had enough leg room at the back and also had all the safety features and has better highway manners, we really travel a lot on the highway to our native in palaghat.. I then started to chalk down my requisites, it became very evident that I needed a car which is fun and safe to drive and of course petrol/diesel was not in question. Test Drive Ford Fiesta - 1.6 Duratech SXi (Petrol) What I liked: Good Powerful engine The Steering felt very solid. What I didn't like: Fit and Finish. Heard from my friends that the after sales service is not good.. and spares are very pricey.. Honda Jazz What I liked: Very Roomy interiors. Good build quality, I was dumb struck when I sat inside. Magic Seats - It is very cool.. Good Honda Engine, especially after the torque kicks in Beautiful looks What I didn't like: It's too pricey for a hatch.. this was before the price cut.. A noisy engine during low revs Very short equipment list for the price. SX4 What I liked: GC Is really good.. Good engine... What I didn't Like: uncomfortable back-seat ride (Important because I need to drive with 4/5 people consistently) Overall not plush Ride looks doesn
  7. Would suggest Honda City SMT if it is sedan.. if it is Hatch back would suggest Honda Jazz... Reasons Stress free ownership.. Good FE in both the Models Honda Engine.. absolutely a gem..
  8. The Same problem with my Hyundai Accent... The problem with my accent was with the Coolant pump.. once it was replaced it was working good..
  9. Voted as No.. as Anirudh quoted Samsung is known more for electronic gadget and might not get same response in automobile industry...
  10. Hi, I just bought a Honda City.. Got the delivery on Friday.. I did check with the dealer if there is going to be a face lift version coming out this year.. as per them the face lift will come around Dec 2011 -Jan 2012.. But they where not very sure.. My guess is Honda will have a face lift version soon based on the sort of discounts that they are giving on the current City.. I got around 62000 cash discount and also a some Accessories like Reverse sensors, art leather seats, 3M paint protector, 3M sun films from the dealer (Capital Honda)... Hope this helps..
  11. Thanks.. Will update the ownership report.. still getting used to the car... Will also read the Announcement Section..