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Old 30th April 2006, 19:42   #16
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If just one person is seated M800 has great power-to-weight ratio and that makes it GREAT-to-Drive in the city......of course once you cross 60 kmph its just OK.....but for city drive where the speed range is mostly 0 to 40 kmph, i loved my M800

i had an 800, drove it around 2--3 yrs.. it is great for city driving with one or two people considering the engine size..but the braking confidence reduces after crossing 60-65..Used to rev it hard and still gave me 15-17 kmpl. i loved my 800
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Old 30th April 2006, 20:39   #17
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The Omni is a rear wheel drive for Pete's sake. Driftinggggggg.
Pull a drift in an Omni and it could well be your last ever.
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Old 1st May 2006, 10:47   #18
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i was just gonna say that myself.
rear wheel drive it may be. but the only drifts that i have seen people pull on that was a special kinda drift ,
which was known for its driver daredevilry.
You start and then finish it by drifting using the roof of the car for your final sequence.
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2nd line I am speechless. if thast teh case then no car died
Yes Techno,

The Maruti 1000 had a heart transplant to a 1.3 litre engine and was re-badged the Esteem. People felt that the 1000 was sluggish with the a/c on and thus the transplant.
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Disagree with it. In traffic Omni is more fun to drive. Though it is longer than 800 the very fact that you can get very accurate judgment makes Omni more fun to drive.
Yes I agree ... Omni is more fun to drive and I have driven a lot of that car and also nearly killed me when the whole wheel came off.

If you are chasing a supercar, but in traffic, Omni is the best car to chase in... you can go right upto the rear of the supercar and boy if its a Ferrari ..........
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Hi i had a omni for a long time, when I used to live in a congested city called Kolkata. Let me assure you you could never beat my car??? VAN, in the narrow lanes and bylanes in the city, and yes it had the capability to get down from the main road and use the shoulder in traffic snarls.

But on highways it is a different ballgame. Man A truck passes in the opposite direction and you can feel that the van is trying to go up in the air, and land in some ditch. Thats really scarry. But to be truthfull it is a RWD and nothing can compare with the RWD fun.

Pity Maruti never positioned Versa as a natural upgrade to the OMNI.
When I feel it should have been a replacement for the OMNI.
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I'm just gonna pick a used omni for something else and am suddenly reading this review! Anyways, its a great vehicle for lugging loads and hence this decision. The TATA ace looks too close to the omni and shares the same handling character of the omni..
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Have had a maruti 800 since 93. still runs quite well...gives around 20kmpl...though i dont drive it often, i still love it. It still is the aam janatha car.
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guys do you remember the MPFI 4 valve per cylinder 800's which were introduced for a brief period ... they had 47.5 BHP and quite responsive as compared to any of the existing or previous 800's .. that batch was one of the most powerfull of the M800's ever.Too bad they discontinued those engines ...
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Yes those had 5 speed sticker on the back. They had the same engine whihc the Alto 800 has. Some say they were launched in the M800 for testing by company(may be for the yet to be launched Alto) & thats why there are only a limited number of them.
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The altura and the high roof maruti 800 are still avaliable ,but only against order ... . same is the case with gypsy . most of the delaers dont stock gypsy ,the high roof van or the altura .


Thats what I thought ,dunno if thats still true .
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[quote=greatmana2000]The altura and the high roof maruti 800 are still avaliable ,but only against order ... . quote]


Dude which model of M 800 are you talking about..
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