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Old 30th May 2007, 13:33   #46
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I am thinking what to tell about my Indica. Will tell you guys as soon as I find something

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Old 30th May 2007, 18:08   #47
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I own the Fiesta Petrol and what I love about the car is the precise gear shift, excellent steering and slick clutch.
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Old 30th May 2007, 18:42   #48
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The thing I like best about the RS is the fact that even if I'm having a bad day, the second I floor the pedal, it just takes off. There is a connection with the tarmac and solid grip .. It kind of stumps the competition..
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Old 31st May 2007, 10:34   #49
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I am thinking what to tell about my Indica. Will tell you guys as soon as I find something

lol......
Well, it's not that bad I guess...only once I had a ride in Indica (backseat sadly) and I loved it's build quality over the potholes
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1.5 OHC Type 2:
Love the way it adapts to the way i want to drive it. If i want to zip through city traffic, its surprisingly nimble and if i want to cruise, then the amount of power available is very confidence inspiring.
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Old 31st May 2007, 14:29   #51
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Current car: Swift

Love the sound of the engine at 3000 rpm
Love the visibility through those monster ORVMs
Love how the silver paint looks under fluorescent lighting

Previous car: Zen carb

Loved the directness of the steering feedback
Loved the low driving position and visibility all round

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Old 31st May 2007, 14:39   #52
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AC in my alto.too good.
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Old 31st May 2007, 15:27   #53
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I am thinking what to tell about my Indica. Will tell you guys as soon as I find something
If its diesel then I can bet you love the part which comes after curising is done and time for refill. With its great FE it can compensate for lack of driving pleasure.

Another thing I recently realised from experience of friend when travelling on highway is Indica can take pretty much 1:1 concentration of diesel and adultration and still work with some drop in performance.

As for me when cruising I love Astra's comfortable seats and its unbelivebly smooth ride.
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I love the way my Indica can take abuse in the form of bad roads, no roads. The ride quality is great and the car is very comfortable over long distances. And the space and the spacious feeling.

I like the looks on peoples' faces when they realize mine is not a diesel.

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Old 31st May 2007, 21:15   #55
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Petra 1.6,
I like the curves of my car, true italian beauty.(specially in black colour)
Boot(500 litre), which I really find handy for my long drives.
Its stability on high speeds (above 120kmph).
Ride quality, It just glides on highways and also runs decently on rough surfaces.
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Regarding my Santro:
1. Great maneuverability. Cuts through traffic like hot knife through butter, whether on city roads or highway.
2. Legendary reliability. No breakdown in 50000 kms of (at times hard) driving; once silencer and tail pipe fell off, but that was due to my negligence; I ignored the exhaust leak (with increasingly loud sound) for months on end.
3. With alloys and tubeless tyres, handling at high speeds is excellent, provided the car is maintained well. Most people do not accept/believe this.

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Regarding my Santro:
2. Legendary reliability. No breakdown in 50000 kms of (at times hard) driving;
A funny thing happened yesterday night, immediately after I made this post. I wind up from my office at 11-00 PM, walk to the parking lot, get into my car, and ... no crank on starting, battery goes dead! Of course it is a 6.5 year-old battery, so the car is not at fault. Read about my experience at:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post454902
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Regarding my Santro 2006 model:

1) Great peppiness / throttle response
2) Amazing fuel efficiency
3) Very short turning radius
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Old 27th August 2007, 23:22   #59
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Smile Loving my Swift now....

Guys,

To be very honest, I was not very impressed with my new Swift when I got it in Dec 06. There were typical Swift issues like enigmatic noises from door panel, stiff suspension... etc.

All that have changed now. My car is silky smooth now.

I believe that new car should be "pickled" over a period of time, and then it will start showing it's true colors !!

I would ask all car lovers to be patient with their new car and let them pickle enough so that they taste great !

Cheers
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Well i agree with you, in the starting my VDi used to make quite a lot of noises but now with 7000kms on the odo they seem to be dissapearring.
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