The VTEC guy

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  1. I don't expect 5 lakh pricing for Polo. Will definetly be priced more than Fabia. Expect a price range of 6 - 8 lakh (i20 and Jazz range)
  2. At first I was like WTF. Then went through entire history of Daimler brand and it was interesting to know the facts. Its funny to know that the company that builts Mercedes cacrs doesn't even have the exclusive rights to Daimler name.
  3. I wonder what the Indica owner must have felt after returning to his/her car. it is pathetic. just shows what the cops can do to fulfill there daily "quota"
  4. my opinion - this is as bad as its predecesor. just as ugly. i really wonder why maruti suzuki need to offer soooooo many hatch backs in the market. swift, ritz, wagon R, estilo... and so on.
  5. Toyota bharat wesite says this - 3L crdi, 17" alloys, 7 seats and Multi information Display. diesel with 7 seats is really what would attract customers. People buying pajero and endeavor will move to fortuner for sure.
  6. front looks gorgeous. whats the black stuff on the rear windscreen. that is kinda out of place. also unusual placement of rear door handle into the rear door quarter glass
  7. Cyrus may be someone from JLR/Tata will congratulate her if you buy the jag :-). Read similar experience of Jag dealership at TBHP and looks they sure have tried to make the first impression right.
  8. CRV diesel is available in other countries and there were pictures I guess during oct/nov 2008 about crv diesel being tested in India. its almost a year now with no further news and I guess same will continue.
  9. No surprise. They do make sensible cars that attract a lot of customers. Plus a 10 years 100000 miles standard warranty in US you have a great advantage. For customers who are looking for a great daily car to commute and are not concerned with image and when you get quality comparable to the japanese automakers this is bound to happen. some of there sedans sale for less than 10k$ in US after discounts.
  10. xylo for sure is one ugly vehicle. also from the older vehicles I didn't much like the qualis and the zen classic.
  11. thats tooo optimistic. I don't see anything less than 7 lakh for base. It will be targeted against Jazz if and when it comes.
  12. I would advise for AT. there will be marginal drop in mileage however I think convienience of AT would compensate that. generally every one tries to put the mileage drop in % but personally I really don't buy that until someone has really tested the difference between MT and AT version of same car and has posted some solid numbers. (@FRG may be this can be a topic for upcoming issue of ACI) Also from the performance (pickup) point of view unless you are going to race your car I don't see a reason why you should not go for AT. again i expect only marginal drop. in normal driving conditions one would not be able to clearly differentiate on pickup of MT vs AT. @laveen - have you taken test drives for both the cars? that may further help you to decide.
  13. spur gears - gears are cut straight or have straight teeth. very basic gears. most commonly found. easy to manufacture and less costly. All bajaj scooters had spur gears. (know that for sure since I worked for 1 year at bajaj akurdi plant as part of curriculum) Helical gears are cut at an angle - immediate advantage helical gears provide is more contact surface for same thickness of forged gear blank as against the spur gear. heavy load applications, high speed engines typically use them. Also provide smoother transmission. difficult to manufacture and costly. Since reverse gear very has less usage compared to forward gears it makes sense to use spur gear for reverse and reduce cost. this link will also be useful - http://science.howstuffworks.com/gear2.htm Also see this link on how manual transmission work. it shows use of spur gear for reverse aswell - http://auto.howstuffworks.com/transmission3.htm The VTEC guy2009-08-05 22:37:58
  14. @ rugs and hdhakaita. Nice bikes. I did ride this bike when it was under testing 4/5 years back. During 2004 Rider mania Sidharth Lal had joined Roadshakers for ride from Pune to Goa. He was riding this bike along with us. and since ceo was driving it it was tuned and serviced very well. Very smooth. Had immediately recognised huge difference in torque compared to my TB. Great "investment"
  15. Source - NDTV In a tragic accident in Ahemdabad, four people were burnt to death as the BMW they were travelling in, caught fire. The four people, reportedly all mechanics of BMW, had taken a new car for a test drive when it caught fire after ramming into a trailer. It appears the car's central locking system failed and all four got trapped inside the car. Three hours of operation by a large team of fire officials finally managed to take out the charred remains of the four people. The police are investigating the reason for the fire. BMW officials say that they have never heard of any BMW go up in flames like this. http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/bmw_catches_fire_in_ahmedabad_four_die.php
  16. I hope I can see this race. After coming to US have not been able to see the F1. Just 3 races covered for entire season.
  17. side profile kinda reminds me of the Enzo profile.
  18. congratulations. Welcome to the VTEC club!