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Old 12th July 2007, 20:32   #31
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Well well well.......the San Storm is making a come back for sure, as I happen to know a gentleman from Mumbai who has been hired as their "consultant", I know for a fact that they are getting a much better engine which may not quite qualify as "SPORTS ENGINE" as in the terminology of Bhpians, but for a "man or woman on the street" who just wants something "different without spending a bomb it may work. I may be able to find out more when I meet this guy ...he is travelling right now, maybe I can post an update when I get a handle on some "inside info"

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I am one such "man on the street", but its not just the engine, its also the relaibility issues and maintenance. If they could address these both, YES i am one such to buy it.

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Old 13th July 2007, 03:18   #32
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I wouldn't bloody buy it even if it came with the E46 M3 engine
What a nice thought(of having a E46 M3)! In this case we can dump rest of the car and keep the engine!!!
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I recently saw a pretty big sized dealership for sanstorm in BHubaneshwar. they also had one on display and one for TD.
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Old 13th July 2007, 10:53   #34
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For those who arent familiar with the Storm yet:

Linky to San Storm test-drive
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Old 13th July 2007, 17:43   #35
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The review posted in 2004 is spot on. There is no denying that there have been issues with the "San Storm" - but from what I gather - they are making an effort at improving things & the 1.6 Ltr engine is a step in the right direction. I see no harm in that effort. Let us see what they offer in the improved version.
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1.6 ltr?

Am I missing something here?
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Methinks, its coming out of a Logan 1.6. Why import when its made locally.
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1.6 ltr?

Am I missing something here?
in that case.... do you plan to dump your lancer...
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The present engine with storm is ok though it is 1.1 litre. It gives excellent mileage and descent in gear acceleration. But to do justice to its sports car tag it should have a powerfull eengine. A balenos engine or 1.3 fiatall will serve it well. With a light ody it will have excellent pick up and mileage.
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The present engine with storm is ok though it is 1.1 litre. It gives excellent mileage and descent in gear acceleration. But to do justice to its sports car tag it should have a powerfull eengine. A balenos engine or 1.3 fiatall will serve it well. With a light ody it will have excellent pick up and mileage.
fiat 1.3 deisel would be make it a great package also they need to sort out the quality of the interiors and reliability issues.

For the bhp [SIZE=-1]aficionado[/SIZE]s, AFAIK the fiat's engine can also be coupled with a petes box and a FFE would do the trick.

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Why not get the 90bhp Fiat diesel engine then? But its a sports car and it ought to be a Petrol.
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in that case.... do you plan to dump your lancer...
That's the one car I am going to keep for some years to come.
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did see one yesterday after a long time on nh7 people were surrounding it went to see what was that.
Dont know about its performance , reliability or build quality !
But a looker it really is !!

I saw one at a resort on the outskirts of Bangalore. It seemed to be turbo charged,...heard the waste gate go off when reveed hard. The guy was pissed drunk, and was belting it on the highway with the top down with a PYT sitting on top of the seat with the wind in her face.
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Why not get the 90bhp Fiat diesel engine then? But its a sports car and it ought to be a Petrol.
why not???
i think the audi ran a diesel car in the lemans(ofcourse its not a production model).
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why not???
i think the audi ran a diesel car in the lemans(ofcourse its not a production model).
That engine was a high powered TDi, when you are selling a sports car, the buyer would surely want ot hi high revs not shift maximum at 5000RPM.

They should take Renaults 1.6L engines.
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