Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


View Poll Results: How would you define the San Storm? -
Indian sports car 0 0%
Indian convertible 31 75.61%
Indian convertible that's sporty 10 24.39%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 4th March 2004, 15:20   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Shan2nu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hubli - Karnata
Posts: 5,525
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

I think the San Storm can be defined as an Indian convertible, as it's performance is deplorable.

At 5+ lakhs it's neither worth the money, nor is it practical for Indian conditions.

Regards...
Shan2nu
Shan2nu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 15:41   #2
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,750
Thanked: 89,389 Times
Default

I agree, at 5 lacs San has outpriced the Storm. Its not really a sports car at all, coz I dont see one sport where it would be a worthy competitor - Not even street racing. For a lac less, you would get a Zen mpfi which would smoke the storms out of this car and for 50000 less you could get a Palio 1.6 GTX (Currently 4.5 lacs in Bombay after a lacs discount) which would be a much faster, quicker, better handler and would outlast 10 san storms.

I say outlast 10 san storms because I had seen one near the hinduja hospital petrol pump. Holy Cow, the fit and finish was so pathetic that it looked more like a product of the now infamous Sipani Motors. The body looked like its made out of water-bucket plactics, the dash seemed to be out of a carpenters workshop and body panel gaps were large enough to accomodate another renault engine in them!

The San Storm is just too overpriced, too slow and real badly put together. Its not Indias first convertible either...we have always had the Mahindra Classic and the Gypsy for ages now. Off-roaders yes, but convertibles too.

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 16:11   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Dippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 7,269
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

I never really liked the San Storm. Overpriced and dosent even look that great. Like GTO said a GTX Palio would leave it for dead. And the design is absolutely hideious. I remember a seaface episode once when this red San with its roof down and four guys in it were going around blasting music and showing it off to be a sportscar. About 10 min later came the mighty 355 full throttle and scared the pants off the puny San. After that the red San was never seen at seaface again

And I would not want to fit a Renault engine in the panel gaps ....

Cheers
Dippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 17:01   #4
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 7,313
Thanked: 23,882 Times
Default

If the San Storm is a sports car, then I'm Karl Benz!
It's gonna be priced at almost 5.5 lacs. For that sort of money, you can get a 1.6GTX or a well modified Zen. What the hell, you can even get a used City Vtec!
Aditya is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 17:21   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,892
Thanked: 9,729 Times
Default

Free funskool toy with MRF tyres
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 22:28   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
Shan2nu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hubli - Karnata
Posts: 5,525
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Oooooh I didn't expect anyone to take the 3rd option. Anyway, it's a poll and everyone has the right to make a choice.

Regards...
Shan2nu
Shan2nu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2004, 23:32   #7
v12
Distinguished - BHPian
 
v12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 5,883
Thanked: 3,268 Times
Default

hey shantanu ,
whats this??? even the electronic voting machines have a "None of the above" option.

The San shud have flown away when the 355 passed it. The San is, was and will forever be a flop. Till now I have seen only 2 San's in Mumbai. And I have seen more of Reva's than the San.
v12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2004, 01:06   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Dippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 7,269
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Ya V12 and I guess you must have seen those 2 Sans at HP petrol pumps

Cheers
Dippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2004, 01:10   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
Shan2nu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Hubli - Karnata
Posts: 5,525
Thanked: 87 Times
Default

Well i couldn't have put "None of the above" as there's no denying the fact that the Storm is a convertible.

Regards...
Shan2nu
Shan2nu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 00:36   #10
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 1,471
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

San Strom still sells: Ex-Showroom Price Mumbai is Rs.5,75,000
It runs on Renault D7F 1.2L SOHC, which generates 58BHP@5250rpm ! They claim its does 0~100 in under 15s !!
diabloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 00:39   #11
Distinguished - BHPian
 
CrAzY dRiVeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bangalore / TVM
Posts: 8,974
Thanked: 16,768 Times
Default

Never even seen one!

Sadly (?), no one has bought one down to kerala, i guess!
CrAzY dRiVeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 00:43   #12
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 1,471
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

It had recently made appearance in a movie song !
Watch it here:
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrAzY dRiVeR View Post
Never even seen one!

Sadly (?), no one has bought one down to kerala, i guess!
diabloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 01:23   #13
BHPian
 
sabret00the's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 686
Thanked: 43 Times
Default

I somehow feel the car looks very good...wish it came with a 1.6ltr engine that pumped out around 90+bhp and San provided reliable A.S.S then we could have had a winner in the San storm even though it comes with a fibreglass body...
sabret00the is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 02:55   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

I'd rate it 4/10. Its got potential to become a quality sports car - convertible/coupe.
Throw in a good engine (anything that puts out 120-145bhp) and improve the looks a tad bit.
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2008, 11:15   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Hyd
Posts: 1,235
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Though I voted for the convertible, I want fourth option "good donor car to plonk another engine for the SpeedRun / Drag race project"
kkr2k2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The storm is here.... (Purchased a San Storm!) lover_guy_001 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 50 3rd May 2011 00:11
What would you do if a vehicle hits you/you hit a vehicle! rajinibm Street Experiences 30 3rd June 2010 12:53
How do you define sound ? karankapoor In-Car Entertainment 11 18th March 2009 16:07
Your one word to define TB Revvmaster Shifting gears 33 8th April 2005 11:06


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:51.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks