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Old 17th August 2007, 13:21   #16
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Very soon the Wagon R will grow to be among the most hated vehicles on the roads, the same way as most people now view the Indicabs and Sumos.
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Old 17th August 2007, 13:26   #17
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Ben, the cabs we are referring to are the black & yellow's that roam the streets of Mumbai (mainly South Mumbai). Not the tourist taxi's that ply the highways.
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BTW, how much is the boot space in the Premier Taxi compared to the WagonR (p)? For reference, the boot space order among small cars (as per autocar) is as follows:
Palio>WagonR>Indica>Santro>Spark>Alto

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WagonR CNG is currently the brand new call center cab in Delhi. Similar ones would ply in Mumbai now - downside being zero boot space compared to Premier Padmini.

Indicab CNG has already been around. Had it worked to people's expectations, it would've already been the natural choice. Here, if Maruti does a deal with Shrimankar (or someone better) like Tata, that would be good.

Omni LPG can't be used as a taxi, because its anyways a horribly unsafe vehicle. Especially in the hands of the average taxi driver.

I hope they install digital tamper proof meters as well.
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Frankly, though the Padmini is a 3-box sedan, the old design means that there is not that much space for passengers. The Wagon R would be far more comfortable for passengers. Boot space is the only downside. That said, even the Padmini with that CNG cylinder cannot fit a regular size suitcase in the boot and expect to actually close it.

So I guess the Wagon's will all be equipped with carriers to lug stuff around.
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Looking at it from a durability point of view, is the WagonR built to take the abuse that a average cab endures? Whatever people say about Indicabs, IMO they have a lot going for their durability.

Abusing Suzukis have historically lead to a lot of body damage in the form of dents/scrapes/knocks etc and rattles from every conceivable location!

Also, I would be worried about crash protection for passengers although this may just be a unreasonable bias. I always look at the WagonR as being a tinny 'toy' car as opposed to the tank-like build (not quality!) of the Indica.
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Ben, the cabs we are referring to are the black & yellow's that roam the streets of Mumbai (mainly South Mumbai). Not the tourist taxi's that ply the highways.
Rob, i got that. I was saying that since these are going to ply as cabs, sharing the same basic driving genes, these are going to create havoc on the roads and make them hated by rest of the driving populace.
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Naah. We don't hate the Padmini. We just hate the crazy taxi drivers that pilot them!
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The Renault Logan will make a very good taxi too.
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A Wagon R with a CNG cylinder in the back will leave how much space for luggage, is to everyone's guess.
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A Wagon R with a CNG cylinder in the back will leave how much space for luggage, is to everyone's guess.
Is it mentioned somewhere that it will be a CNG wagonR?

The DUO version (which is mostly used by call centers here) has a toroidal LPG tank, which liberates decent space in the boot.
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why not Omni LPG?? cheap to buy, big, not comfy as wagon r but may be good deal.
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Naah. We don't hate the Padmini. We just hate the crazy taxi drivers that pilot them!
Just as we dont hate the Indicabs, just their pilots?
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i think indigo would also make a good taxi.
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NO, It is not even mentioned for LPG or DUO version also, only Wagon R is mentioned, so everybody here is posting based on assumptions. "if this, if that"

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Is it mentioned somewhere that it will be a CNG wagonR?

The DUO version (which is mostly used by call centers here) has a toroidal LPG tank, which liberates decent space in the boot.
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