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Old 13th April 2006, 13:37   #16
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The biggest radius radius has to be the Palio....Its absolutely pathetic. I have to think twice before taking a U turn!

Our Astra surprisingly has a small turning radius.
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Old 13th April 2006, 13:39   #17
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i think omni, the 800 and santro all have the same turning radius of 4.4m.followed by the alto,wagon r.
i remember the zen having 4.9.which according to me was too much for a small car.especially since i think the esteem has a smaller turning radius.
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Ever driven a Reva? I managed a U-turn while following an auto! It's that bloody tight in turns! Too bad it's just as tight inside.
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Old 13th April 2006, 14:50   #19
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Here is some of my experiences....I do not have numbers but the feel I got while driving these cars form my opinion..
Santro real good to get out tight parking spots..same exp with omni.
Ikon pretty decent could have been better....
E-class pretty good for its size....
Innova its pretty good when getting out of tight spots..or while avoiding potholes at the last minute, I guess the combination of good turning as well as good steering gives it an edge...
VW Jetta (owned perviously in the US) had a pretty good turning radius coupled with excellent handling.

Worst of turning radius' I have driven ...Amby, Endevour.
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I've heard that Omni is the vehicle with the lowest turning radius in India followed by Tatas vehicles. Is it true ?

Can someone please list out the vehicles with the lowest turning radius in India ?
Hey what about the Bajaj autorickshaws. I think they qualify as an answer to ur question becoz u have asked for the VEHICLE with the smallest turning radius in India. In 4 wheelers i presume it is the TATA ace.
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Old 13th April 2006, 18:33   #21
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The Octavia has an amazing turning radius for a car of its size, anyone notice this ? can someone let me know the figure ? I can take the tighest of u-turns in complete comfort.
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Matiz has smallest turning radius. Sadly its not in production.
Matiz turning radius is 4.5m
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Old 14th April 2006, 07:17   #23
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Why Omni is having the lowest turning radius ?

And what kind of design is incorporated in it for it's smaller turning radius ?


It's longer than a M800, then why it's having a smaller turning radius ?
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It's longer than a M800, then why it's having a smaller turning radius ?
Qualis is longer than palio (at least looks longer ) ... yet has a smaller turning radius.

I guess the wheels turn more... the wheel arches should be deeper and your driveshafts should be willing to turn that much!

Interesting point!... in rear wheel drives ... you don't have to bother about the driveshaft bending/turning!.... Omini and Qualis both rear wheel drive vehicles.
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Reva is the current winner in this category for cars (tbhp is for cars).
it has just 3.5m turning radius!

Omni has 4.1m turning radius.
M800 and Santro has the SAME radius of 4.4m!
zen has exactly 1m bigger diameter than santro's! thats 4.9m radius.
in M/SUVs, Sumo Victa has a radius of 4.9m only! thats same as of zen!
tata safari has a turning radius of huge 6m!!
esteem is having 4.8m, too big for its size!
ford fiesta has 4.95m turning radius.
chevy aveo has 5.03m, too big for such a sedan!
maruti swift has 4.7m turning radius.

as for omni and maruti800,
i guess only long body/chasis doesn't counts for the small turning radius.

omni is 3370mm long and has 1840mm long wheelbase.
whereas, maruti 800 is 3335mm long and has much longer wheelbase of 2175mm.

so omni is the obvious much better than m800!

moreover, imho, cars with wider front track and shorter rear track tends to be having a smaller turning radius than that of the other ones which have smaller front track and wider rear track.

(front track=distance between both front tyres)
(rear track= distance between both rear tyres)
(wheelbase= distance between a front and rear tyre)
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Old 14th April 2006, 09:23   #26
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The biggest radius radius has to be the Palio....Its absolutely pathetic. I have to think twice before taking a U turn!

Our Astra surprisingly has a small turning radius.
Very true man! i had a palio diesel & i took u turns the taxi driver style, by going a little left before the turn.But the steering is v precise & feels gud at high speeds.
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Worst of turning radius' I have driven ...Amby, Endevour.
Endeavour's is not that bad.....i wouldnt say its good but definatly not the worest around.
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The Palio's turning radius 10.2 m as per Autocar.
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The Palio's turning radius 10.2 m as per Autocar.
Thats the diameter... radius should be 5.1m.
I guess you can have a bus turn in a 10.2m radius.
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Old 14th April 2006, 20:18   #30
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The shortest turning dia for a car in the world as per Guinness book of records some time ago, was Dolphin made by Sipani Motors.

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