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Old 14th April 2006, 22:19   #31
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Thats a typo. Thanks for the correction.

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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, 22:37   #32
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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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Really? I wasnt aware of that, comes as a bit of a surprise, even though it sounds pretty logical....that car is as small (if not smaller) then an autorickshaw.
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Turning Radius of Premier PADMINI ???
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Old 21st July 2009, 20:13   #34
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Incidentally, I remember one of the Tempo (Force motors now) Traveller ads in the 90s advertising its turning radius as 5m, which is quite good for a vehicle its size IMHO!
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Incidentally, I remember one of the Tempo (Force motors now) Traveller ads in the 90s advertising its turning radius as 5m, which is quite good for a vehicle its size IMHO!
Indeed! Specially when you remember that the Gypsy has a turning circle diameter of TWELVE metres!!
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Cedia turning radius 4.9m
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Old 21st July 2009, 23:19   #37
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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.
For the Laura, the official turning radius is 5.425 M, not bad considering the car is 4.572 M long. It must be about the same for the Octy (you can check your owners manual).

On checking this thread, I realised how misleading figures can be. A Palio which has a 5.1 M turning radius on paper does not turn where a Laura with a 5.42 M radius on paper can!

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For the Laura, the official turning radius is 5.425 M, not bad considering the car is 4.572 M long. It must be about the same for the Octy (you can check your owners manual).

On checking this thread, I realised how misleading figures can be. A Palio which has a 5.1 M turning radius on paper does not turn where a Laura with a 5.42 M radius on paper can!

Cheers,
Ravveendrra, naughty you, have been using the hand brake a lot na???
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if we are going international with the discussion, i would like to put in the reliant robin.
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Can we also have some figure for TATA nano . I believe it must be less than 4.4.M. Can some mate confirm?
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as mentioned by others .. the palio has pathetic turning radius.
i have to some times take the path taken by big busses for turning the car in a u turn!!
and in bangalore they have made provisions for taking u turns very very narrow.Its hell for palio owners/
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Yes I had the Matiz and it had a very small turning radius. Gave me sterling service of nearly 10 years. Did not breakdown on road even once in covering more than 1 lac kms. More reliable than Mercedes and other German / premium brands.


My Altis also has a very small turning radius for a car of its size.
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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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+1 to that. I've driven one briefly and its a dream going around in circles where other cars needed a 3 point turn.
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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 ?
Being RWD helps.

Less biryani infront. (khichadi)
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Old 22nd July 2009, 09:42   #45
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According to TATA MOTORS the NANO turning radius is 4m.
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