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  1. Saw interiors on NDTV...looked OK but no aircon!!
  2. IMHO Lemons are everywhere - be it Toyota, Honda or any other manufacturer. Its more of a luck/chance thing - whether you end up with one or not! Just that good manufacturers have a low lemon:good car ratio than ordinary & bad ones.
  3. i say buy this only if you really miss the airline economy class seating - cramped & overpriced!
  4. @Sgiitk: not taking into account body repairs & Mobil1...I'll upload the charges shortly.
  5. @sgiitk Looking at your expenses my Altis has been far cheaper to run and maintain. Just 1 service in 1 year. (except the first service done within 1month of sale) almost 5000kms done. very satisfied with the car. Approx money spent on it Rs14-1500 (will give an exact fig later)
  6. Ive got two words - claustrophobic rear! imagine peeping out of the rear windows!
  7. @goenkakushal: mine's pretty low 5000 odd kms in 1 year!!lol
  8. Brake pad wear depends on use too, i.e, how fast you drive and how you brake!
  9. Tested the vehicle today, there were issues with 4x4, wasnt engaging properly. Had it checked at MASS and they advised against buying the vehicle!!
  10. @rameshbabu: spares wont be an issue as Gypsies are in production for the Army. @sarabjeet: have checked, no issues in transfer. Mechanicals are yet to be checked though the person selling it is my mechanic who works on the Fiat 1100. I also checked with the car-bazaar guy who rotates the staff cars for us, he suggested around 65k.
  11. Its 1000cc (MG410) presume MG410W was the 1.3
  12. @sgiitk: what about the asking price? I think should be around 50k?
  13. There's a 1990 MG410 with 85000kms for sale; the vendor is asking for 1,00,000. Tyres are bald. Body looks decent. Paint is original and all monograms are intact (though dull). Govt vehicle - Ex-Soldier Welfare Dept or something like that. This evening Im will inspect the mechanicals. Look at inputs from members. Thanks.
  14. @atulhost & dr_nishu: AFAICU, Winner48 wanted to know which TypeR honda's planning on introducing in India!
  15. AFAIK, it'll be a hatch. According to the source this information has been communicated to dealers, so hoping soon means in the coming 6-12 months!!
  16. Ive heard from very reliable Honda source that the Civic Type R might be here soon at 18Lac range!!
  17. Exactly Chevy cars are not tomatoes which make good curry but lemons which cant make good lemonade!!
  18. Kinshuk

    Lemons of India

    @maximas007: well any car or for that matter anything which you buy and are stuck with it for bad service or workmanship can be construed to be a lemon! Fiat handed everyone lemons back then and the poor folk werent even able to make lemonade! In other words Fiat took the mickey out of its customers!Kinshuk2010-07-16 12:04:42
  19. Kinshuk

    Lemons of India

    Fiat UNO Chevy UVA Chevy SRV Ford Fusion (in case its not listed above)Kinshuk2010-07-16 10:23:06
  20. @goenkakushal: Maybe a heat/humidity issue - you can get this re-programmed at the service centre in a couple of mins. If remember correctly, the manual says one can get the entire locking system reprogrammed as per one's preference - so if you dont like the 5min delay, can get it turned off or 5mins delay changed to 2mins or something!!
  21. It's Fiat Punto or try to smuggle a Peugeot from Sri Lanka! Slightly off topic: 08:53:25
  22. @sgiitk: LOL these guys are hilariously stupid!
  23. @dtandon: Well I haven't personally visited Maruti - driver does that. We've been getting washing done at Ranjan & regular running repairs by the same workshop which takes care of my Fiat and is bang opposite my house. Chevy was with Gemini which shut shop and now is with an unknown entity. Tata is Tata - no comments. As for now have had a good experience with Toyota.Kinshuk2010-06-19 17:19:48
  24. @subzero: as Dr Gupta said the problem was due to faulty installation of the door sills - a single person's inability to solve a problem and another single person's inability to carry out the installation - Whilst solving a problem one should start from the point when there was no problem and then move to the point when the problem came up and look at what all happened between this period to reach the cause of the problem. Anyone at the service centre with sound problem solving skills would have pointed this out in no time. Also, I disagree with you on the UP Bihar comment, not because I belong to this region, but because A.S.S varies from dealer to dealer all over India. I had my NHC serviced at Delhi after a good soaking in rain and puddle water last year - not a very good experience! Lucknow Honda Service centers (there are 2) are delivering way better service. I have personal experience of visiting one for more than 10 years - had accidental repairs done on my OHC and running maintenance on NHC and can vouch for the service response/ Service Advisor:Customer relationship at Fortune Honda. Kinshuk2010-06-19 12:41:56