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View Poll Results: Worst Indian Car?
San Storm 108 19.46%
Chinkara 37 6.67%
Ambassador 20 3.60%
Mahindra CL Series etc. 11 1.98%
Mahindra Scorpio 24 4.32%
Tata Sumo 46 8.29%
Maruti Omni 207 37.30%
Tempo Trax 37 6.67%
Fiat Palio Stile 1.1 23 4.14%
Other (Please specify) 42 7.57%
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Old 26th March 2010, 12:27   #136
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I suppose it has to be the Omni for being a soap box on wheels! I would have voted for the indica at number 2!
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Old 26th March 2010, 16:15   #137
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WagonR and Indica are the worst cars ive seen on indian roads. they suckbigtyme. Also are the Zen Estilo , Maruthi Ritz.most worst cars belong to maruthi i suppose.
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Old 26th March 2010, 16:57   #138
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Guys, i think these cars have to be added to the poll:

1. Daewoo Nexia
2. Standard 2000
3. Peugot 309
4. Mahindra Logan
5. Badaal
6. Dolphin
7. Sipani Rover Montego
8. Ford Escort 1.3
9. Tata Safari TCIC 2.0 (90 Bhp)
10. Mahindra Armada
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Old 27th March 2010, 12:48   #139
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Acidkill,

I'm going to have to disagree with two of your nominations

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4. Mahindra Logan
A good car, but at the wrong price. It's a cheap built-to-a-cost sedan that should wear a cut-price tag. If Mahindra had priced it a lakh cheaper at the time of launch, the Logan would make a strong case for itself.

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7. Sipani Rover Montego
This car was a ROCK STAR at the time! Again, poor price and shoddy organisation backing it, but the car itself was excellent. Brought previously unseen diesel performance to the country, well-equipped and good road manners.
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Old 27th March 2010, 13:27   #140
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The Omni might be low on safety standards but it scores very highly on affordability and utility ! And it definitely is safer than a two wheeler and most of the Omni customers are those who seek it's utility value and those who are upgrading from a commuter two wheeler. There have already been a lot of debates about this aspect right here in the forums, so even though I own one, that is not the reason for me in reiterating these points ! My vote will have to go to the Standard 2000, a lovely car in it's time but mated with a very poor engine, poor performance and horrible mileage.
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Old 27th March 2010, 16:11   #141
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WagonR and Indica are the worst cars ive seen on indian roads. they suckbigtyme. Also are the Zen Estilo , Maruthi Ritz.most worst cars belong to maruthi i suppose.

Cant agree with u more.

The Ritz has got the ugliest rear end in any car ive seen.

And the Estilio looks like the Wagon R's identical twin.

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Old 27th March 2010, 21:37   #142
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Guys, i think these cars have to be added to the poll:

1. Daewoo Nexia
2. Standard 2000
3. Peugot 309
4. Mahindra Logan
5. Badaal
6. Dolphin
7. Sipani Rover Montego
8. Ford Escort 1.3
9. Tata Safari TCIC 2.0 (90 Bhp)
10. Mahindra Armada
One more addition to the list - Sipani Montana
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Old 27th March 2010, 21:44   #143
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unless tata seriously does some thing about their poor QC, Few years down the line we may see another entry into this list, The Tata Nano.
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Old 29th March 2010, 13:39   #144
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Acidkill,

I'm going to have to disagree with two of your nominations



A good car, but at the wrong price. It's a cheap built-to-a-cost sedan that should wear a cut-price tag. If Mahindra had priced it a lakh cheaper at the time of launch, the Logan would make a strong case for itself.



This car was a ROCK STAR at the time! Again, poor price and shoddy organisation backing it, but the car itself was excellent. Brought previously unseen diesel performance to the country, well-equipped and good road manners.
Granted! But thats if your looking at the product alone!
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Old 24th September 2011, 23:41   #145
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Bet none of you guys have ever driven a Sipani D-1, I have lived with this "lemon" for almost 3 years. This car takes the cake as the worst car India has produced. Amby has no business being in this list here, my dad had an Amby for almost 3 decades and served us pretty well. I learnt to drive in an Amby in '88.
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Old 25th September 2011, 00:36   #146
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Amby has no business being in this list here, my dad had an Amby for almost 3 decades and served us pretty well. I learnt to drive in an Amby in '88.
I second that, one retired dentist I know boasted that he owned a well maintained Amby for 25 years.
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Old 25th September 2011, 07:53   #147
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surprised to see maruti omni in the list. It is a wonderful people mover. It was our first car back in 1989 and served us extremely well for more then a decade. My uncles in USA used to be surprised when all there jumbo sized suitcases used to fit in the back of my car and the middle seat still could be used for sitting. We infact named it "Basanti" ( from Sholay) . No other car in India till date offers you that much space and yes I have the Innova and still I am saying this. I have made innumerable highway trips on this car back in the 90s with 7-8 people plus luggage during most trips. Seriously what is the criterion that puts this car in that list? 20 years since its launch it still sells more then most of our modern hatches and sedans and MUV/SUVs.

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Old 25th September 2011, 08:17   #148
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Maruti Omni will not pass even basic safety requirement in any European state. Its just a box over wheels. I agree that it has been a good people mover, minimum fuss car, but that is strictly for the city. Bad roads and highway drives are a strict no-no.

BTW, what is the Palio doing in the list? If it was a Maruti badge car, then it could have outsold the WagonR.
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Old 25th September 2011, 12:07   #149
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I voted for (or was it against?) Omni. But trust me, I enjoyed driving an Omni, especially the first time, I drove it after I had been driving an Ikon 1.6. I can still recall the feeling of being seated above the "steering" wheels (I meant the front wheels). I don't know if you realise, but it was a funny feeling that you turn the steering first and then your wheels follow suit, behind your brain/bum. Whereas, in a car your wheels turn first and then your bum/brain follows. Very difficult to explain.

It is very hard to explain, but the feeling I had was very similar to first few games of sqaush.
But I rated it low, ONLY because, the OMNI has NOT moved on with the times/age. That's all. 20 years ago, I would have rated it to be DAMN good.

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7. Sipani Rover Montego
Boss, you're being very rude. I used to DROOL over the rear glass pane. God! That was Ms. Monroe in Seven Year Itch. Oh! So lovely.

BH.

P.S.: Look at the Montego Centerspreads here.

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Voted against the San Storm because of the quality and fit/finish, A.S.S. (or lack of it).

I agree that the Omni is not a good car, though it does have its uses. We had an Omni in the 90s (bubble roof - XL E), and in city it was unbeatable in maneuverability and FE. It also was able to carry 5 people in relative comfort. However anything above 50 used to be scary because its light weight, disconnect and lag in steering response and terrible brakes became a major problem.

Not sure about the Nexia? We had a Cielo GLE in the early '00s, which used to return 14+ in the city, 18+ on the highway, fairly well built, quiet and refined, and had a good number of features for the time. It was low and comfortable, had a pretty good and long-travel suspension, and handling was OK (though not near the Fiesta league). This was also the only car I have seen with genuine 3-stage bumpers (which also stuck out quite a bit, though). Only negative was the SUPER LIGHT steering at highway speeds where it was not recommended that one even twitch slightly for fear of the car taking off at a tangent.
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