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Old 28th March 2009, 06:24   #31
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There's no reason for you to use premium diesel unless the manual specifically recommends a higher octane fuel.
Octane rating of diesel is meaningless unless you are planning to use diesel in a petrol engine.

The term you are looking for is "cetane rating".

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Race cars need it because lower octane fuel tends to (blow up??) at extreme conditions...
Again, I am not sure this is true.
Race cars use high octane petrol because their cars are designed for high octane petrol.
If a car designed for higher octane rating petrol uses lower octane one, it will start knocking.

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@nukeblitz and carboy: I think it depends on a car's compression ration. I think the higher the compression, more the power. Thats the reason many cars are detuned for indian fuel.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Congrats on the buy! Please put up some photos of her and a review as the miles come in.
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When would you advise an oil change?
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Old 31st March 2009, 23:13   #34
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My coupn says 10000-10500 Km (weird) or 12 months. The coupons are like these pieces of paper, photostat or at most inkjet printed. Is it the same for you?

Ya the coupons are like pieces of paper stapled to the manual, really shabby, my pulsar service coupons were better. The 10000-10500 Km or 12 months is the 3rd service coupon. You should be having a 5000-5500 or 6 months which is the 2nd service coupon.

Regarding oil change, worst case scenario, follow the frequencies in the manual. But, if you are really into your car you could do it earlier i.e. change the oil during 1st service and the every 5000 kms after that.

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The person at ASC said that it wsnt allowed by the TATA people and he wont change the oil on the first service.
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Should i get it done from a non authorised center?
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@travelex

Where are the pics and the details of the deal? Everyone is eagerly waiting for them. Please post them soon.
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Here are the figures
Price 477485
Regn 9950
Insu 11200
Ext warranty 4725
Total 503360
Got mats and mud flaps in this price.
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Travelex - Quick question

I own Swift VDI and last week bought Vista Quadrajet Aqua. I find the Vista Steering to be a bid hard relatively. Do you also find the steering to be hard?

Btn - Vista Quadra is a good buy, VFM. Yes, you do have to live with poor plastics, shakey un/lock levers, Hand brake levers and Huge gaps.

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I have driven Swift vxi which would be comparable to Vdi i guess. I dont think the steering is any heavier. On the contrary, at high speeds I wish it were a bit heavier.
And I do agree that plastics and a couple of other things could have been much better than they are.
Overall though I am quite satisfied.
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I think I was not clear. I was referring to Vista Steering being hard and after a turn the wheel does not return to steady. Clutch is bit hard and I feel the "spring" .

Overall I am a satisfied Vista customer so far!
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Hi Treavelex- been driving an Vista Tdi Aqua for the past 6 months- the ASC of my dealer Lexus Motors,Calcutta has been good, contrary to popular notion on Tata ASC. There are regular phone calls from the Tatas in Pune on the qualkity of ASC I have received which has been failrly good. Most importantly the behaviour of th workshop mechanics has been extremely polite & helpful.

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More importantly I would be grateful if someone could recommend an ASC to me based on personal experience.
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I have a Vista Tdi Aqua and I feel the power steering to be very recpetive and stable even at high speeds of around 100kmph.

I don't agree with the 'poor plastics' comment- come on! we are not driving a BMW are we? Compared to the swift the twin toned plastic of Vista is much better and pleasing to the eye. Also the plastice has a more smotth finish. I find my hand brake to be working fine- is there any specific problem you are having with it?

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Travelex - Quick question

I own Swift VDI and last week bought Vista Quadrajet Aqua. I find the Vista Steering to be a bid hard relatively. Do you also find the steering to be hard?

Btn - Vista Quadra is a good buy, VFM. Yes, you do have to live with poor plastics, shakey un/lock levers, Hand brake levers and Huge gaps.

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travelex, congrats on your buy, where are the pics mate??
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Posting some pics. mind you, a couple of them were taken using my mobile and 2 using my digicam.
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Going in for a Vista Quadrajet. EDIT: Bought & 2.5k-km done!-dsc03051.jpg  

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Going in for a Vista Quadrajet. EDIT: Bought & 2.5k-km done!-image_183.jpg  

Going in for a Vista Quadrajet. EDIT: Bought & 2.5k-km done!-image_184.jpg  

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