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Old 29th November 2008, 13:38   #16
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Originally Posted by phamilyman View Post
Its horrible.

In alto/Xeta, at 120, when I'd brake, I'd just bloody SLAM the brakes, and the car would shudder/slow down to even 30-40.

In VDi, at 60-70ish, the low end torque kicks in, and starts resisting the brakes - its no different from how it purrs along at idle in any gear. Do it in the middle of an expressway at 120, and you have a dangerous cocktail. Plus unlike how my mom's clutched her way across hte m800 - think starting from red light in third gear - this beast just shudders/dies if for eg I come to halt (without clutch) in fourt gear itself - a petrol is a lot more well behaved than that.
Dont you downshift while braking?
and also- should'nt you be using the clutch when the engine is about to die?
I agree with the low end torque pulling the car forward close to idling rpms while braking, but it wouldnt be a problem if the clutch is used/right gear is chosen.
BTW,Are you on stock tyres? they are deathtraps!

I would say go for the Diesel- no modifications required, great turbo kick, sturdier suspension than the petrol, great driveability, nice mileage. Cheeeeeap thrills!
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Old 29th November 2008, 14:33   #17
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Originally Posted by faithless_1984 View Post
Ummm is a monthly running of 2k kms enough to go for a diesel car (Ldi) ?
Asking on behalf of a friend ,he plans on keeping the car for atleast 3 years.
u can go for diesels blindly if you run at least 900-1000 kms a month.

2K kms a month on a petrol vehicle will drain the bank account.
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Old 29th November 2008, 23:54   #18
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Since you reside in delhi, and go through bumper-to-bumper traffic regularly, the swift diesel makes more sense as u get the advantage of low-end torque which sets in at just 2000 rpm.
CNG is likely to cut your petrol bills by 70% but the power will go down tremendously.
DDIS is the best option!! VDi
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