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Old 13th June 2007, 14:34   #106
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Yes, just to confirm, ours is with ABS. Also immobiliser (ie the chip in the key).

At least, it has the letters A, B, and S on the back!!!!!

Actually there is also a sticker by the brake reservoir specifying the right fluid for ABS, so I guess it is true....
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6.04 includes Ex-Showroom price(around 5.24), Insurance, Road tax and Extended warranty for third year + Registration charges
5.76k + 23k for ABS I reckon... how much was the extended warranty? 4 -5k ?
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40 K more for an ABS is not worth it. over and above the price it is the wait time which is much higher. As a matter of fact ABS is useful only during rains when car is subject to Hydroplanning it doesn't increase the break effectiveness in normal conditions.

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ABS doesnt cost 40k extra
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Consider this - You are doing 80 kph or more(dry road) and suddenly, a cow appears out of nowhere in front of you. There is no way you can brake to a stop and avoid the cow, so you are going to hit it in a non-ABS car.

With an ABS car, you can at least try and steer away from the cow. Would you spend the additional 25k(it's not 40) now?

@s0uljah -Extended warranty for 3rd year was around 3k, I think. for 4th year, it will come to 5k.
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ABS will do absolutely nothing for a hydroplaning car.

Your wheels are not even touching the ground, neither the brakes nor the the steering will do anything until you make contact again.

Happened to me just once, so far --- on a British motorway in a flash storm at about 80 or 90 MPH (13-140k?). Middle lane, car either side, steering just went light. Just took my foot off the gas and had the sense not to touch the break. Car swerved very slightly --- all was well.

It doesn't do too much on ice either, not that I'm likely to worry about that here in Chennai. Or gravel. There are some surfaces that are just not tyre-friendly!

But if it gets me, even once, around kuttapan's cow, I'll be happy to have spent the money.
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Consider this - You are doing 80 kph or more(dry road) and suddenly, a cow appears out of nowhere in front of you. There is no way you can brake to a stop and avoid the cow, so you are going to hit it in a non-ABS car.

With an ABS car, you can at least try and steer away from the cow. Would you spend the additional 25k(it's not 40) now?

@s0uljah -Extended warranty for 3rd year was around 3k, I think. for 4th year, it will come to 5k.
I am not sure whether this situation can be handled more easily in a car with ABS than without ABS.

THAD : what I meant was "ABS helps in preventing/minimizing chances of Hydroplaning of car during rains by releasing /Applying breaks Automatically multiple times in a fraction of a second."
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Finally got my VDi yesterday.
It is just 9Km on the odo.

Dealership sales experience was not so great.
- They misplaced my payment receipt
- Folks do not know where to check for Engine no
- Did not give me the space fuses which should have been as per the check list
- Over all not a great sales experience at RNS Hosur road

I did not get any receipts for the payments made at RTO. I do not know whether this is normal. Road Tax and RC will come after 25 days it seems
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Finally got my VDi yesterday.
It is just 9Km on the odo.

Dealership sales experience was not so great.
- They misplaced my payment receipt
- Folks do not know where to check for Engine no
- Did not give me the space fuses which should have been as per the check list
- Over all not a great sales experience at RNS Hosur road

I did not get any receipts for the payments made at RTO. I do not know whether this is normal. Road Tax and RC will come after 25 days it seems
Two Spare Fuses should be provided. Insist on the same during 1st Service.
Road Tax paid reciept should be provided please collect the same from the dealer. That is the only proof you will have for your registration till you ge the RTO documents.
Insist on Payment receipt. They just claim to have misplaced but they do not prepare the same to avoid taxes and create some black money.
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ABS really should give you a chance of missing that cow. It is exactly what it is supposed to do; give you chance of steering because the wheels are not locked, whilst keeping the brakes at their most efficient point, which is just before lock-up.
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@blore buddy - Who was your Dealer?

Swift VDi(ABS) price breakup is as follows -

Car - 5.24
Road tax- 57k
Insurance - 16k
3rd yr warranty -2.5k
Handling charge -4k

Making the on -road price as 6.04 lakhs.


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Finally got my VDi yesterday.
It is just 9Km on the odo.

Dealership sales experience was not so great.
- They misplaced my payment receipt
- Folks do not know where to check for Engine no
- Did not give me the space fuses which should have been as per the check list
- Over all not a great sales experience at RNS Hosur road

I did not get any receipts for the payments made at RTO. I do not know whether this is normal. Road Tax and RC will come after 25 days it seems
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@blore buddy - Who was your Dealer?

Swift VDi(ABS) price breakup is as follows -

Car - 5.24
Road tax- 57k
Insurance - 16k
3rd yr warranty -2.5k
Handling charge -4k

Making the on -road price as 6.04 lakhs.
Sorry for the late response. My dealer is RNS, Hosur rd.
Mine is not ABS version. VDi without ABS.
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Old 28th June 2007, 18:55   #118
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I got mine too Vdi with ABS. The dealership sales experience (Pratham Motors - Bellandur) was great. Details here http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...oing-nuts.html
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kuttapan

if i am right they are not delivering with ABS nowadays, so i am wondering how you managed to get yours?

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They are not taking bookings now, probably my car was one of the last....Lucky me
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