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Old 23rd July 2007, 22:12   #1
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A long article so cant post the entire thing here but here's what the MD of maruti has to say with regards to the safety of the maruti 800 and the maruti van.The article also talks about the turnaround of maruti udyog Ltd.

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You said that road safety is an important part of your strategy but as an observer, one finds that Maruti 800 and Omni are probably two of the most unsafe cars with almost no safety features.
This is the difference between perception and reality. No car can run on the roads unless it meets the safety norms. Maruti 800, according to people who have studied, it is as safe as a Mercedes, if not safer. Some people said if Princess Diana was in an 800, she might have been saved.


And what if she was in an Omni van?
Same with the Omni.
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I guess Jagdish Khattar over estimates his car's build and Safety and undervalues FIAT...!
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Rahul,

I read that too. And its amazing to say that the Omni is as safe as a Mercedes Benz. And look at that foolish statement - Princess in the 800 might have survived !! i mean does he even know what speeds the car in which the Princess was , was doing ?

Grow up Mr J Khattar.
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Rahul,

I read that too. And its amazing to say that the Omni is as safe as a Mercedes Benz. And look at that foolish statement - Princess in the 800 might have survived !! i mean does he even know what speeds the car in which the Princess was , was doing ?

Grow up Mr J Khattar.

arre that's the point NC. she was in a merc and the car was doing those speeds. If it was the 800 it would have never reached those speeds.

Besides, I think he is on some medication or is smoking some stuff for sure.
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Yeah princess would have been safest in an egg in an egg crate!
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arre that's the point NC. she was in a merc and the car was doing those speeds. If it was the 800 it would have never reached those speeds.
Oh yeah - how dumb of me !!
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Joke of the year!
Imagine an Omni crashing at 200 kmph (If it can somehow take those speeds). M800 is a good car, but safety is not its strong point.
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I guess Jagdish Khattar over estimates his car's build and Safety and undervalues FIAT...!
Where did FIAT come into the picture?

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FIAT UNO was the one that rammed into Diana's ride that unfortunate night..!
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FIAT UNO was the one that rammed into Diana's ride that unfortunate night..!
I'm not sure where did the FIAT UNO come from, as far as I can remember the car hit a pillar and a wall inside a tunnel.
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Stay on the topic fellows. This is about 800/Omni v/s the Mercs. The 800/Omni combo will fight FIAT after its defeated the Mercs.
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I'm not sure where did the FIAT UNO come from, as far as I can remember the car hit a pillar and a wall inside a tunnel.
A Fiat Uno gave the car a nudge before it hit the pillar.
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That is all speculation,no one except a few close people know the truth.But she died mainly because she was not wearing the seatbelt,the bodyguard in the front seat was wearing one and was saved.
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A long article so cant post the entire thing here but here's what the MD of maruti has to say with regards to the safety of the maruti 800 and the maruti van.The article also talks about the turnaround of maruti udyog Ltd.

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"Some people said if Princess Diana was in an 800, she might have been saved."




on second thoughts.....whoever said this must be a genius........If Princess had been in a M800, that would have fooled the Paparazzi, none of them would have followed, and the accident wouldn't have happened. So the Princess would be saved

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Some people said if Princess Diana was in an 800, she might have been saved.
Undoubtedly. Saved for a more extensive post-mortem.
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oh so thats how the car crashed! investigators couldnt find out but team-bhp is always around!

we are so offtopic
maruti md stop maruti 800 and let the alto take its place also give it some airbags PLEASE!
and while your at it drop its price a lakh give it 13inch alloys, oh and yes please please bring 1.1 back
and ABS

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