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Old 14th October 2005, 17:04   #16
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I think they are pretty cool - decent driver comfort and the ones on the road are driven in a civilized fashion - no brute Tempo power but enough to "make progress". Three wheelers have terrible diesel engines and struggle all the time in my opinion

They are way better than 3 wheelers.
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doesn't look proprtional (i haven't seen one other than the picture posted here).
the wheels look puny and it seems like the wheel arches can accomodate larger rim sizes.
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That engine is way too noisy. Like those Diesel 3 wheeler engines that make a friggin racket (but don't really go anywhere quick). As these are mainly for use within city limits, I feel they should be made to meet the same noise levels as set for pasenger vehicles.

On the plus side though is the cabin and extra safety and payload that comes with the extra wheel.
its not that noisy
& it is reasonably quick
the quality of interiors is very nice compared to vechical that type

I have driven it
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I have driven it
Wasnt it fun?


I drove my neighbour's when his driver didnt turn up one day, and picked up a load of vegetables for delivery at the market in my hometown...the return trip was good fun!
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ya i've spotted one in mumbai they have given only 2 cylinders... in comparison of the pay load space its too low also dont you think the wheels are too tiny it looks like borrowed from an auto but they have very less competitors for this one
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Maruti has the ammunition to attack this market segment. Pickup version of the Omni van can be competetive on price. No diesel option but LNG version could be competetive.
This model is currently sold in Pakistan as the Ravi.

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@ Mpower: Originally the Van (Omni) is what you see in the picture. It was made a peoples carrier for India by adding the rear.
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I am not sure if Petrol goods carrier makes sense. LPG is fine for economy, but you need lot of torque to pull a loaded goods carrier, which would be lacking in a Omni.
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I am not sure if Petrol goods carrier makes sense. LPG is fine for economy, but you need lot of torque to pull a loaded goods carrier, which would be lacking in a Omni.
Omni makes more torque than the Ace, 60 Nm vs 38 Nm. Horsepower is more than double that of the Ace. 30 vs 16! Heck Ace make less power than a karizma. Sooo pulling power should be A.o.k!
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@ Mpower: Originally the Van (Omni) is what you see in the picture. It was made a peoples carrier for India by adding the rear.
Youre right. It was called Carry or Every or something like that. Now
lets see if Tata can make an Omni out of the Ace and vice versa.
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Don't you think the Ace front suspension is too antediluvian for a Omni-like van?
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Omni makes more torque than the Ace, 60 Nm vs 38 Nm. Horsepower is more than double that of the Ace. 30 vs 16! Heck Ace make less power than a karizma. Sooo pulling power should be A.o.k!
But not the running costs...remember this is a commercial vehicle!
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LPG Omni vs Diesel-Ace
How do they stack up? Anybody have numbers for the Ace?
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LPG Omni vs Diesel-Ace
How do they stack up? Anybody have numbers for the Ace?
http://ace.tatamotors.com/specifications.html
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Omni makes more torque than the Ace, 60 Nm vs 38 Nm. Horsepower is more than double that of the Ace. 30 vs 16! Heck Ace make less power than a karizma. Sooo pulling power should be A.o.k!
Yep, but then the engine is only 700cc and that too NA Diesel. It's purpose is goods carrier, so doesn't need to care for high top speed. It makes that torque at low RPM being a diesel and with proper gearing, it will be equal to (or better than?) Omni for load carrying.

Edit Note: just checked specs of Omni LPG and CNG, they look quite good as well. But, Omni is probably better suited for light loads rather than rugged Ace.

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