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  1. Hey man, If you have made up your mind for the getz crdi, then go for it. Hyundai are known for a decent build quality, good sales and services will have you a peace of mind for the 4 to 5 years you intend to keep the car.... Enjoy....
  2. Hey highflier, You are asking for a good highway car for high speed runs of about 120 - 140 km/hr. i own an accent crdi in which i do comfortably 140 kmph and i have driven a scorpio, so i would say an SUV for a high speed highway run is an absolute NO unless you are buying a honda CRV . so first it should be a sedan and a diesel since long highway runs would be lighter on pocket . In your budget i would say go in for the optra as it is extremely comfortable for long highway runs and i dont think indian operations of GM should be affected as they have invested in a brand new factory and new brands are in pipeline (you can wait for the cruize also). If not then the fiat linea fits the bill to the T
  3. Hey KK, i don't think anything is wrong with your car's engine man. Now a days the engine's cooling system are quite advanced. They are designed to keep your engine cool (remember the times when we used to see old amby's and fiat's with their bonnets open standing in front of a dhaba after about just 100 kms of runnimg). You should be worrying if the engine overheats and not when its running cool. By the way do check whether your temperature gauge is working!!!!
  4. Engine swap is a very bad idea, you may never get it right and the car may spend more time in garage than on the road. Other than engine it might even require a gear box change as this gear box will be optimized for the high torque nature of the engine. By the way you have not mentioned what is exactly wrong with the engine, black smoke is very vague. what is the service saying exactly what is wrong with it? cos looking at your problem i am also a bit worried as i too own an accent CRDI which is 6 years old and has 55000 on the odo....
  5. Wait for the upgraded version of 220.....
  6. Hey harsha, Well i own a R15, as you are 5'10" , it would be not be good idea to go in for the R15 as you will be really uncomfortable on it as its very low, the handle bars will definitely touch your knee. i would say go in for the 220, as you would be more comfortable on it (220 upgrade is round the corner, wait for it though). If you are concerned with the quality of bajaj, then check out FZ.....
  7. This will be just another cosmetic upgrade the FZ, but still be a head turner.............
  8. Hey go with the unicorn man, it will more reliable of the two, will be stress free due to a very smooth and silent engine but don't forget a good helmet and a riding gear. Regarding tyre punctures, if the tyres and the rims are in good condition, a normal tyre pressure check before starting the journey should be fine, try to plan the route in such a way that you use the good roads with decent traffic as good roads means no puncture and decent traffic means you will get a puncture repair shop at a fairly regular interval. ENOY YOUR RIDE!!!
  9. Hey man, Prioritize what you want from your bike other than looks, decent mileage (these are ones which everybody wants!!), as a proud owner of a 5 month old R15, i would say if you like it go for it. For any new bike you have to get used to its new riding position, handling of the bike etc. cos no 2 bikes are the same. Initially i used Kinetic GF-125 (which was styled like a cruiser) and then a CBZ. it took me a week to get used to its low and sporty riding posture but now extremely comfortable with it . i have used it both city and highway runs (done about 500kms in a day) comfortably. I would say go to the showroom, ask for a test ride if possible and then decide. ALL THE BEST!!!!!
  10. Hi guys.... I own a yamaha R15 which is about 3 months old and has done 4800 kms to date, its a fabulous bike. Today accidentally i noticed that the rear disc was hot (not warm) after a drive of about 5 kms at a sedate speed. To confirm later again after some 4 hours or so i rode the bike for some 2 kms for speeds not crossing 40 km/hr. But still the rear brake disc was hot. There is not brake fade nor the wheel is jamming. Is it the heat of the silencer (its damn hot here, ambient temperature is itself around 40 celsius) bouncing of the disc or is something wrong? A bit worried, any answer to my problem people?!!
  11. i am thinking about the tuning box for some time now......
  12. ya you can check out the RTR Fi.... but i guess other than the fuel injection, and the rear disc brakes you dont get anything more... ya.... no increase in horse power nor the engine gets bigger... its the same 160cc.....
  13. and i agree that regular maintaince and a decent fuel station is the order of the day for not just accent but any car for that matter.... my accent is running without a hitch and has clocked 40 k on the odo.............
  14. nice review man, i too own a accent crdi a maroon 2005 model and no doubt its a damn good car, it goes good with my professional image as i am a surgeon and as i love to drive i regularly see 150 km/hr on the speedometer!!!!... even after such fast driving i get an average of about 17 per liter.... i just love my accent... sad the company phased it.....
  15. hi vinnet.... you really do need to take up the matter to toyota and their dealer, if the dealer does not respond you can take up the case to consumer court ad sont forget to write to autocar india helpline. i am sure they will help you out with this..... do keep posted.........