Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > What Car? > Hatchbacks


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 13th February 2009, 13:29   #31
Senior - BHPian
 
gemithomas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 2,364
Thanked: 136 Times
Default

Great Choice. All the very best and keep the PDI checklist with you while inspecting.
gemithomas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th February 2009, 21:38   #32
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default Vista or Getz CRDi

Quote:
Originally Posted by extreme_torque View Post
Good choice... but I am a bit stumped here... far superior and you didnt even drive the Getz. While it 'may' be better, its not far superior.
When I said that the Fit and finish is far superior -I was comparing it with the old Tata Indica that we owned. This was one of the reasons why Dad wanted to go with Indica.

I was not comparing it with Getz. Getz is any day better than Vista. I personally would have loved it if he would have chosen the Getz CRDi. Hope this clears your question.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gemithomas View Post
Great Choice. All the very best and keep the PDI checklist with you while inspecting.
Thanks a lot and yes the PDI checklist was the first thing that I had taken a printout of. This really helps.
Quote:
Originally Posted by safari_lover View Post
Congratulations, kailashkunj! The Indica Vista is really a beautiful car.

I think the Grey color suits the Vista very well. I saw one here in Kolkata and it did turn my head.
Grey really looks stunning. I think the Vista Grey and Swift Grey look somewhat similar. But yes the car is really good in that colour.

I had been to the stock yard today in the morning and the first thing that I did was check all the cars available. I have taken pictures of the car that I have selected for my self and am attaching them below. Apologies for the quality of pictures as these are mobile phone camera pictures.

Planned upgrades:-
1. Alloys and new Tyres. Probably 195/60 14 Yokohama tyres or 185/65 bridgestones Potenza GIII. What sizes do the GURUs recommend for the Vista.
2. Autocop
3. Parking sensors
4. Cotton CAI upgrade
5. Petes if vitamin M permits.

Lets see if I am able to get all the upgrades done. By the way - does tyre upsize void the warranty ?

Regards,
Kailash
Attached Thumbnails
Indica Vista Anniversary or Getz CRDi-imag0002.jpg  

Indica Vista Anniversary or Getz CRDi-imag0003.jpg  

kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2009, 03:02   #33
Senior - BHPian
 
kpzen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Faridabad
Posts: 5,545
Thanked: 1,598 Times
Default

Congrats Kailash !
You did the right thing by choosing a car after TD.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kailashnj View Post
Planned upgrades:-
1. Alloys and new Tyres. Probably 195/60 14 Yokohama tyres or 185/65 bridgestones Potenza GIII. What sizes do the GURUs recommend for the Vista.
2. Autocop
3. Parking sensors
4. Cotton CAI upgrade
5. Petes if vitamin M permits.
Get 185/60-14 Yoko A drives or Michelin XM1. Avoid GIIIs and 195/60-14.

Put Petes after 10k kms.
kpzen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2009, 07:44   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
greenhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: TN-14
Posts: 6,833
Thanked: 1,309 Times
Default

and remember to check the car's manufacturing date from the chasis number
greenhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2009, 12:45   #35
BHPian
 
BloodHound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: KL01
Posts: 35
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

@kailashnj - Tyre upsize DOES VOID WARRANTY. I would suggest you stick on to stock or change to a michelin XM1 or yoko of the same size, as the whole of the suspension's warranty would be void.

And BTW which colour did you take in the end?
BloodHound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2009, 13:48   #36
BHPian
 
mustang89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: new delhi
Posts: 348
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

congrats kailash..imo you made the right decision.vista is a fresh car and it is a beauty.plus the space it offers makes it ideal for a family car..
mustang89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2009, 17:20   #37
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default Vista or Getz CRDi

Quote:
Originally Posted by BloodHound View Post
@kailashnj - Tyre upsize DOES VOID WARRANTY. I would suggest you stick on to stock or change to a michelin XM1 or yoko of the same size, as the whole of the suspension's warranty would be void.

And BTW which colour did you take in the end?
I got a confirmation from the dealer on Tyre Upsize and yes that does void warranty. I have hence thought of sticking to the stock size but with Michelin XM1, have experienced them before and are very decent tyres.

Colour that we chose is Cavern Grey, which in my opinion is the best colour on vista.

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenhorn View Post
and remember to check the car's manufacturing date from the chasis number
The reason when I went to the stockyard was to check on the manufacturing defects and date of the car. It is indeed 2009 car.

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpzen View Post
Congrats Kailash !
You did the right thing by choosing a car after TD.


Get 185/60-14 Yoko A drives or Michelin XM1. Avoid GIIIs and 195/60-14.

Put Petes after 10k kms.
Petes and CAI is planned after 15k as I expect to save that much money by then to afford it.

Thanks a lot for all your help and suggestions again. Awaiting delivery with crossed fingers, after going through all the problems faced by other members during the initial phase of ownership.

Regards,
Kailash
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th February 2009, 21:18   #38
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default

Hi Guys,

Can you please tell me where can I find the soft copy of Indica Vista Quadrajet Aura. I want a soft copy as its easier to find anything inside it.

Regards,
Kailash
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2009, 11:22   #39
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 508
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kailashnj View Post
Petes and CAI is planned after 15k as I expect to save that much money by then to afford it.
What's this CAI - I am curious to know; could you please let me know?
manish7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th February 2009, 22:27   #40
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default

CAI is Cotton Airfilter with Induction kit - the same one available at the petes.

Sorry for the mistake above - I need soft copy of the user manual of Vista Quadrajet.

Regards,
Kailash
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2009, 00:27   #41
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default

Hi Guys,

Took delivery of my Indica Vista on Saturday. Additional fittings done

Changed to Alloys
Changed Goodyear GT3 to Bridgestone tyres (same size) Turanza
Under body coating done
Clear coat done

Planned
Seat covers - art leather
Mud flaps
Leather steering wheel cover

The car is really awesome. In 1 day I have already driven approximately 123kms.

Will start a thread for Initial ownership soon.

Guys I had a question.

In the central dash, I see a light blinking. The signal light that keeps on blinking, looks like car with a lock. I want to know if this is normal for everyone or is it only for my car. Other Vista owner, can you please confirm.

Regards,
Kailash
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2009, 10:03   #42
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Kollam, Kerala
Posts: 368
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kailashnj View Post
Hi Guys,

In the central dash, I see a light blinking. The signal light that keeps on blinking, looks like car with a lock. I want to know if this is normal for everyone or is it only for my car. Other Vista owner, can you please confirm.

Regards,
Kailash
It is the Immobilizer indicator. It just warns that the car can be unlocked and engine started only with the original key. AFAIK, the key has some microchip like RFID and its identification key is sensed when inserted. Refer to page 58 of the user manual for details.
janitha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd February 2009, 17:29   #43
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 344
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Congrats Kailash!
That is a great car with a good engine. It is a good thing you took a test drive and frankly that multijet engine is a good engine considering the success of the palio and the swift D, also having good VFM. I love the car's headlight at the the night. It is a stunner . All the best and safe drive too.
ShyamSCrdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th February 2009, 11:58   #44
BHPian
 
kailashnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 887
Thanked: 275 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by janitha View Post
It is the Immobilizer indicator. It just warns that the car can be unlocked and engine started only with the original key. AFAIK, the key has some microchip like RFID and its identification key is sensed when inserted. Refer to page 58 of the user manual for details.
Thanks a lot for the info. That was a relief.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShyamSCrdi View Post
Congrats Kailash!
That is a great car with a good engine. It is a good thing you took a test drive and frankly that multijet engine is a good engine considering the success of the palio and the swift D, also having good VFM. I love the car's headlight at the the night. It is a stunner . All the best and safe drive too.
Thanks a lot Shyam.
kailashnj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th February 2009, 10:32   #45
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 344
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

@Kailash - How is the handling characteristics of the car and what is the milage you are getting.
ShyamSCrdi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Required Indica Vista Safire or Indica Vista TDI Logical Hatchbacks 63 30th October 2011 08:57
Verna Crdi Vs GetZ Crdi. EDIT : Finalising on Getz! aks_karthik Hatchbacks 74 17th May 2009 10:22
Getz CRDi or Indica VIsta svdath Hatchbacks 7 24th April 2009 14:10
Indica Vista Anniversary Edition Vs Ford Icon? satish_appasani Sedans 63 2nd March 2009 11:33
Getz CRDI v/s Indica Vista tez Hatchbacks 61 26th February 2009 19:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:56.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks