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  1. Alternators do most of the job once the car is started so it is a very important part of a car. And man, I don't know where I would go without an alternator for my ICE! In may cars the alternators get abused.
  2. I believe it does because for my earlier Palio, I was asked to do it by service technicians to reset the ECU. I also found out that after resetting the ECU, if you drive hard for a few kilometres, the ECU alters itself to that kind of driving and the vice versa. I am not sure about how far this is true. @ nishu: 1 & 2 in an automatic transmission is basically used as a manual. If you select 1 or 2 the engine won't upshift itself to 2nd or 3rd gear, so you can hold that gear for more power. 5u3zEr02010-07-24 12:34:05
  3. We have a Spark in the family, which is two years old now. It was bought for my brother but it is also used by others as it is convenient to go into the city centre with parking hassles. Brother bought it mainly for the three years free maintenance and we have hardly spent anything on it till now. I rarely drive it because it feels pathetic to drive and is completey lifeless. But the a/c is fantastic and for the savings in terms of zero maintenance I think it is a good buy. Oh this I forgot, that the silencer started rusting a few months back and was replaced the second time we sent it to get it fixed as the frst time they did not have stock of it. Its done close to 25,000 kms in two years.
  4. The pricing looks steep to me and with a lakh more you could buy the Linea emotion. I don't think majority of the Indians are ready to pay so much for a "performance" diesel hatch with just "90bhp". Fiat should have gone the whole hog and given a more powerful version.
  5. Ritz looks like it doing great sales, they are everywhere on the road here in Madras. My neighbour just chose Ritz over Swift for his next car and I don't think it will ever be sold for the taxi market.
  6. I think that's an apt ad campaign for selling cars for India though I am reading it here for the first time. MS has done its homework right as according to me 99% of Indian customers are like that. Personally I detest that question when it comes to a car.
  7. There are quite a few Cayenne V6 and the S in Madras but this was the first GTS I saw and thats why I got excited. Come on Cyrus, Bombay will obviously have all of them and many of them with the kind of money there. Yeah DD, Madras is now teeming with all these "regular" luxury cars so I don't get hyper seeing those cars you mentioned. Even the X6 is now becoming a little common but do you know that there are supposedly two Panamera's, two Jaguars XK if I am not wrong (both I saw) and 4/5 Gallardo's in Madras!
  8. As you have just got the alloy wheels, you should have got the wheels balanced before mounting them on the car. Whenever you change a wheel rim (steel or alloy) its better you get it balance. Alignment is not necassary immediately but can be done if you want to just be sure. I don't do it for my cars unless a problem crops up. You need wheel alignment normally, if your steering wheel wobbles/vibrates while driving.
  9. What is collinite 845?? I use 3M rub in polish to clean out the surface scratches and impurities. Works very well.
  10. This beauty in Burgundy was parked at a complex where we went for lunch on a Sunday. This is the first time I saw a Cayenne GTS in India and the first time I saw a burgundy Cayenne and it looked Va va voom to me. Couldn't resist taking photo's of it. Obviously had a special number and ultra dark sun film on it.
  11. THAT is not a CAR!! It looks absolutely pathetic.
  12. @ Cyrus: you hit it at the nail with that statement. Its shape is just too feminine, I agree EDIT: The all black interiors look much better than the grey. 5u3zEr02010-07-14 12:36:06
  13. Nice snaps DD, that Murcielago is the best of the lot. The CLS 350 is trying to be an AMG by just sticking that AMG badge on it, it's no AMG! Singapore has a lot of exotics when compared to Malaysia, Malaysia just has the run of the mill expensive cars but thats becuase it is a poorer country and it shows on their roads. Though I like Malaysia much better than over disciplined Singapore.
  14. Thanks guys and yes I am lucky, all thanks to the Almighty! @ arkboypunk: Sedans are the most popular by far and then there is a little bit of everything SUV's, Hatches and convertibles too. By the VW Gti is quite popular there too. And about the Sportsline, though I would love to see it sold here, I don't think it will ever come to India. 99% of Indians don't give much importance to power in a car, it the FE which counts unfortunately. There is quite a bit of poverty there and poor people abound as I saw during my drive to the country side. And not to forget, the crime rate there is incredibly high in the big cities. Anyways I loved the place and would love to settle down in Durban if given a choice!
  15. Here are some picture of neat cars in South Africa which I took during my visit last year. Must mention that I have never seen so many AMG's and M's anywhere else but here. A lot of sports tuned cars abound and you can always hear a exhaust on the roads. Nice place and cars are cheap! Hope you guys like the cars. An E 500 (yes it is a E500!) and this is the first new E I ever laid my eye's on and this snap is a year old. New cars are launched there immediately. An Audi A5, the first time I ever saw one: A VW Jetta 2.0T Fsi Sportline: Spent two days in this car and it was fantastic. 200bhp, DSG, stiffened suspension, 17" rims and whoa what pull! An E 63 AMG: 5u3zEr02010-07-13 11:10:14
  16. @ SGiitk: Thats very true, I just need an excuse to drive this car and don't mind taking the longer way home. The steering response was decent but I did not find it much differnt to my earlier Palio. @ Anjan: Thanks very much Anjan and nice to read that you like the alloys. Got a bill for 3200 (excluding engine oil) for the 45000 kms service from a private garage. The LH drive shaft boot had a tear and was throwing grease all over my left wheel, so got it replaced and it costed 900 (450 + 450) with labour.
  17. I got pulled over last to last Friday for my Xenon's!! I was waiting at a signal and a constable pulled me over and then the inspector came up to me, requested me to get down and told me that my lights were illegal. I said these lamps come OE on most high end cars nowadays and I am sure that they are not illegal. After a debate he let me go and asked me to fix the bulls eye stickers on the head lamp. Which I told him I would soon. The above list does not mention a fine for illegal head lamps, is there one?
  18. The car looks well built with funky looking interiors which may not go down well with everyone. I am surprised to see just a three cylinder engine but it seems powerful enough as per the article and anyway in this category I don't htink anybody would be bothered about power. Doesn't look as good in the snap as it does in the flesh.
  19. The car looks nice with clean lines and the interiors look really plush but less on space. Has the classic German looks and VW have done good by giving it decent power engines.
  20. I read some where that the HU's cannot get infected with virus's. I don't know how far it is true but it made sense to me. Try another USB drive on your HU and see how it works before you decide. I think the problem is with the USB drive or another option is to format the pen drive, scan it for viruses and try it.
  21. Rssh: your car looks great, two hours of your hardwork clearly shows. The car looks brand new and the paint shade is super. Nice clean sticker less look except for the polluting vehicle sticker on the front windscreen, TAKE IT OUT! You have just done 5800 kms in nine months thats quite low after buying a diesel. BTW, what is the redline of your car and have you redlined it yet?
  22. @ sgiitk: Just read through it quickly but I got the message that this engine is quite a step forward from the old one D17A. Will read it at leisure again to understand it as it is quite technical. EDIT : Thanks for the link to the article! Not saying this beacuse I now own this car, but now I know why Honda engines are so revered. The engine is so silky smooth and loved to be revved. Just drove it today to work after a four day break (I was travelling and had sent if for its 45,000 kms service) and man, it brought a big grin to my face when I floored it in second . By the way last sunday my car completed one year with me and 11,800 kms to be precise! 5u3zEr02010-07-10 12:25:09
  23. I will soon take snaps of my ICE and then post them. In the mean time here are the close ups of the wheels and the painted calipers. I painted them blue this time, as I had already painted the calipers Red and Yellow in my earlier car. The other shade was a goldish orange but I decided over it and will do it for the next one.