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What are the most required safety features and equipments and when are these required ? Other optional safety features and benefits and how to use ? How much these are effective in Indian roads ? Do you believe Indian cars lacks in safety features and why ? Do the road safety lie only in the hands of car driver and car manufacturer ? (?? RTO) Kindly answer honestly. This will help me to decide my new car regards Images source: Google
Dear All, I am planning to a Diesel Powered 3 Box Sedan in the price category of equal or less than Rs.10.5 Lakhs. For me initial investment is not a major concern whereas yes i am concerned about the recurring cost for the car. I have shortlisted some options such as Toyota Etios VXD (SP) / Skoda Rapid Elegance TDI / Volkswagon Vento HL / Honda Amaze Top End Diesel Version. 1. Though, Etios looks to be VFM; but i am concerned about the Safety Aspect in this car as the steel used is apparently very light; if one kneels on the door, it tends to bent and i am also worried since the vehicle will be driven in Delhi NCR, some touch here and there between vehicles are bound to happen day in and day out, so will etios bear this. 2. Secondly, i am just thinking as to in case i want to spend around Rs.9 lacs worth of my hard earned money, will spending in etios be justified as the vehicle does not looks to be classy vis a vis other cars i mentioned above. 3. Also, why did toyota even after relaunching etios have failed to provide speakers in the rear of the car (though they have put four speakers that too all in front), automatic / electrical adjustment of ORVMs, no arm rest with driver or with rear sitting passengers. 4. How good is 68 ps of etios power vis a vis 100 ps of honda amaze / 105 ps of vento and rapid. What difference would it make to day to day driving. Will the car loose power in case of full occupancy of passengers or on hills. 5. While making the decision to buy, is it the right time to buy a car or should i wait for Seotember offers or Navratra - Diwali Offers. On the other hand, the positive aspects of Toyota Etios which i found was low maintainence cost vehicle, low initial investment, good engine life, easy and comfortable spacing, easy to drive, low on noise, smooth drive. I would request my fellow forum members to please reply asap, as i want to decide in a day or two.
I am interested in installing DRLs in my ride. Would like you all to guide me to the best available after market DRLs available in India , which are completely kitted so that that no wire stripping takes place. Also which ones are the real DRLs , i recently visited a LOCAL Accessories dealer today and he showed me a couple of them all chinese or imports and none had any relay or proper connectors , these were just LIGHTS with two stripped wire ends and were being passed off as the real thing. I really like the ones that are supplied on the MERC (not that i have one), the thing is that these DRLs on the MERC are not built into the main headlights cluster and thus there is a possiblity that they can be got from a Mercedes Spare counter , thus i was more inclined on getting one of those. Your inputs are awaited.Dont be specific to a particular vehicle , i will find a way to fit it anyway if i get the real ones.
Nissan today launched the Nissan Safety Driving Forum in India. This is to create awareness for road safety and educate people on the importance of safety features in cars today. The event was launched in Mumbai today in the parking lot of InOrbit Mall Malad, Mumbai, where it will go on for the 16th and 17th of February 2013. The event is open for general public. This will be followed by events in Delhi and Chennai as well. Mr Takayuki Ishida, the M.D. and CEO of Nissan India and Mr Nitish Tipnis Director Sales and Marketing for Hover Automotive were present at the event. Mr Tipnis made it clear that there will be no compromise on safety in any of Nissan’s models or variant and that even the entry level base models will come with important safety features. There were 3 simulators that were kept at the event for every one to try. One specific one I would to mention is the simulator to emphasize seat belt importance where you would sit in a Nissan Micra and it would be flipped 360 degrees of course in slow motion thus illustrating how important belting up is today in the event of a rollover. Apart from that there were displays on road safety as well as the body shell of a Nissan Micra as well. Simulators focusing on Airbags and Braking systems were also seen. I did try the simulators myself and found them quite interesting In my opinion, this is an excellent initiative by Nissan. There should be more such event by manufacturers in the future More pictures in the next post