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Old 7th April 2009, 16:17   #16
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@Frank, very nice thread.

I'd vote for the i20 first, and the Getz next. If you absolutely have to go for a sedan, a Verna would be the first choice.

All these cars need minimal damping & have excellent plastics and metal. The windshield is pretty deep enough. All these will take 6.5" midbasses up front.

For ICE, go for a hatch. Since engine-vengine is irrelevant, go for the i20.
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just curious.In general, do subs perform better in hatches or sedans ?
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I guess the Getz CRDi or the Hyundai I20 should be the best bet as of now.
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I'd humbly suggest -
Hatch - Grand Punto if you can wait till the 3rd quarter, i20 in second place

Sedan - Optra would be my first choice, Linea a close second

Other - Safari I've heard some great setups in safaris and all the space means you can load her up, hell with "front" soundstage, the entire car will be your stage for sound...
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just curious.In general, do subs perform better in hatches or sedans ?
They definitely sound better in Hatches.
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Old 7th April 2009, 16:49   #21
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just curious.In general, do subs perform better in hatches or sedans ?
The hatches.
Due to nothing being present between the cabin and the boot.
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The hatches.
Due to nothing being present between the cabin and the boot.
what if we mount the sub at the back of the back seet.
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I love where this thread is going. So informative. I'm in the clinic. I shall reply to everyone in multiquotes at night. Great going guys. This is good information. Also discuss stock locations pls. Imaging is important for peoply who don't have ta(i will, for sure, but for the others who might not)
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@frank go for Optra Magnum Max (Diesel) varient or the petrol varients, all are under 9lac OTR price range. plust internal dynamics of Optra generates / supports great sound effect. IMHO

Above all, i understand that you do not have any criteria for car this time, but you will get a good car to drive as a by product of your intitiative.

And needless to say insulation in Optra is really good. Absolutely no noise from outside.

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verna or optra for a sedan and i20 for a hatch (wait for the 1.4petrol or 1.4diesel, that way even your engine would be set )
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Safari I've heard some great setups in safaris and all the space means you can load her up, hell with "front" soundstage, the entire car will be your stage for sound...
I also like the safari setups. My friend (A tbhpian - vedagiri1983) always talks about his ICE in car. He says "It sounds as though i am playing something in a big room". May because of the space. But I never felt the same in a scorpio or any other car in the same category.

But if you against the safari. My suggestion to you is a hatch i.e the getz or i20. I am also upgrading the car keeping ICE in mind thought my ICE is not high funda.
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Is there a getz crdi automatic? Sounds like the recipe for a locomotive with Pete's tuning box. Any news on the i20 diesel automatic? Verna i don't like. Optra is an old platform. Anyone iced the anhc of late? How about the i10 auto? I like Tejas's top of the line asta kappa with a sunroof and abs and airbags

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the i10 auto will be a good option too. Its small its hassle free.
Its a hatch and its a very ice friendly car.
You'll need Damping though to make your luccents calm
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the i10 auto will be a good option too. Its small its hassle free.
Its a hatch and its a very ice friendly car.
You'll need Damping though to make your luccents calm
lol yes warna khadak jaegi gaadi
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How about the Cedia? Slightly above 9L, but has great interiors, solid build and is a great car to ICE. The build quality of the door panels, plastics etc are top notch. I've heard a couple of Cedia setups, and was thoroughly impressed!
You could also look at a second hand Cedia - this is a great time to pick up a good used car cheap, and the Cedia depreciates quickly anyway. Use the money saved to get those Carbons
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