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Old 28th February 2007, 13:26   #16
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The diesel swift has a Fiat engine right?
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Old 28th February 2007, 19:48   #17
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Yes. It has a Fiat engine and Fiat is planning to use it for Palio as well. But not sure how soon?
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Old 28th February 2007, 19:59   #18
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the same fiat engine would be coming probably in the aveo, fiat and tata cars
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the same fiat engine would be coming probably in the aveo, fiat and tata cars
Not sure about the Aveo 3-box but rumours are that it will make its way into the U-VA hatch.
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Does that mean like the Palio 1.9D Engine is going to be pulled out?
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Does that mean like the Palio 1.9D Engine is going to be pulled out?
I feel they should withdraw the 1.9D since other manufacturers have already moved to Common Rail.
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The 1.9D i feel is more refined and silent than any other CRDi versions available here. I basically dont prefer the CRDi versions since the Diesel quality is required to be of a consistent quality whereas Diesel is one of the most unreliable fuel sources in our country. This fuel can easily spoil the fuel pump that is used in the CRDi engines(which i heard is expensive). Correct me if i am wrong.

I had driven the 1.9D which was a 3years old car; i was surprised with the silent and well refined response of the engine.
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I strongly suggest u go for a Swift. these Fiat guys don't know what they are doing. They killed the Palio and will do it with Punto...
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The 1.9D i feel is more refined and silent than any other CRDi versions available here. I basically dont prefer the CRDi versions since the Diesel quality is required to be of a consistent quality whereas Diesel is one of the most unreliable fuel sources in our country. This fuel can easily spoil the fuel pump that is used in the CRDi engines(which i heard is expensive). Correct me if i am wrong.

I had driven the 1.9D which was a 3years old car; i was surprised with the silent and well refined response of the engine.
And so is the Palio Diesel. Their diesel pumps are sensitive to the quality of fuel and replacements are expensive. It is a refined engine but it needs more power. They cannot survive with a meagre 68 bhp when the market is getting 102 bhp and a boot for about 2 lakhs more. And people like me tend to forget that bhp is just a selling factor, the diesels are made to enjoy the torque!
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Old 1st March 2007, 20:50   #25
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I strongly suggest u go for a Swift. these Fiat guys don't know what they are doing. They killed the Palio and will do it with Punto...
Yes. SWIFT is always a reliable car because MARUTI has big plans for SWIFT brand and it will be churning out exciting variants from time to time.
But, IMO SWIFT D is overpriced and definately not justifiable for a small car.
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A Palio 1.6 can put bigger cars to shame.
A Swift can be very unpredictable on Highways, and if you are driving a Swift on Hill Stations, you better be really careful, you can be off the road because of projected tyres.
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A Palio 1.6 can put bigger cars to shame.
A Swift can be very unpredictable on Highways, and if you are driving a Swift on Hill Stations, you better be really careful, you can be off the road because of projected tyres.
I appreciate the good things about the Palio 1.6 but I am hearing about the unpredictability of the Swift on a Highways and the issue of the projected tyres for the first time. Could you please elaborate on this? I would really appreciate you substantiating your statement.
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Old 10th March 2007, 22:37   #28
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As the owner of a Swift Zxi, I will happily point you towards the Palio 1.6. Thats the car I wish I was driving. Amazingly fast, great dynamics and fantastic build quality. Buy it immediately if its available.

Only aspects in which a Swift Zxi is superior.. safety (because of Airbags and ABS), after sales service and perhaps fuel efficiency.
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1.6 palio rockz... it is bigger n faster...
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A Palio 1.6 can put bigger cars to shame.
A Swift can be very unpredictable on Highways, and if you are driving a Swift on Hill Stations, you better be really careful, you can be off the road because of projected tyres.
yes even i would like to know about projected tyres??? why is it unpredictable on the highway?
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