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Old 22nd August 2007, 17:31   #16
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Alto's AC best? Maybe with car at standstill !!
Don't be soooo teasing ! You can feel it for yourself.
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Alto's AC best? Maybe with car at standstill !!
Could u please expand on this..!!
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Old 22nd August 2007, 19:36   #18
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even though its discontinued the balenos ac was one of the best. hopefully the sx4 is keeping the tradition.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 19:45   #19
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Palio 1.6 sure has good AC than Xing.
Could it be due to a bigger engine than the xing? Less load on the engine hence a bigger/more efficient compressor was used in the P1.6? Pardon my ignorance.
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even though its discontinued the balenos ac was one of the best. hopefully the sx4 is keeping the tradition.
You mean the tradition of "having a great ac" or "getting discontinued" ?

Coming to the best a/c question, its very subjective. While the Baleno does cool really good and pretty fast too, I have no idea how it fares with its peers (apart from that study done by some auto-mag). Have not even been in most of the cars that make its peers, so not logical to say that the Baleno has the best a/c.

Also, IMO the effectiveness of the a/c is critically evaluated mostly with small cars where due to lack of power, a/c is not that effective. In our M800, we still crib about it. But once you are above 1000CC, I guess it does not make any serious difference. The a/c does the job decently well and users are ok, I guess.

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the tradition on the good ac. i dont want it discontinued anytime soon..
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Could it be due to a bigger engine than the xing? Less load on the engine hence a bigger/more efficient compressor was used in the P1.6? Pardon my ignorance.
If I am not wrong the compressor in Palio is the biggest in the hatcback segment, even segments above it. No wonder the 1.2 has hard time driving the wheels :P
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I can vouch for the fact that Palio (atleast the old 1.2 ELX) has the best a/c in the small car segment followed by Alto, Santro and WagonR. Dont know about Spark. My friend's Indica V1 had a terrible a/c, but then it was a V1.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 21:07   #24
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If I am not wrong the compressor in Palio is the biggest in the hatcback segment, even segments above it. No wonder the 1.2 has hard time driving the wheels :P
Now it doesnt make sense comparing the 1.6 palio to the xing which is having a smaller engine right? Maybe if we are talking about size of cars, yes... but not with respect to their engines.
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Baleno is the coldest. Apart from the current cars, I have owned A santro, Maruti 800Ac and Ford Escort diesel. My wife is the thermostat in the family, and the baleno is the car where she always wants the a/c switched off.
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AFAIK , My experience tells me that Corolla is the fastest cooling car till date , of all the cars I have owned or been in. I have owned a Baleno also & can vouch for the A/c being great, wen travelling at 45 deg. plus in delhi heat in a leather seat car, nothing beats toyota corolla.
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Coming to the best a/c question, its very subjective. While the Baleno does cool really good and pretty fast too, I have no idea how it fares with its peers (apart from that study done by some auto-mag). Have not even been in most of the cars that make its peers, so not logical to say that the Baleno has the best a/c.
This is the right answer to this thread. The same applies to me as well.
I feel my car's A/C serves its purpose quite well, and the max i have ever had to use it was at position 2. This applies even if there are 2 people in the car, or even 4-5.
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Old 23rd August 2007, 10:48   #28
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Could u please expand on this..!!
We have a Xeta CNG and an Alto in the family.

The Alto is a nice peppy liiiiight car, but in peak delhi summer, it needs to be atleast on 3 (even then, the rear seat travellers aren't too happy) - and at that setting, the pickup suffers. Xeta can cool all day summer on 2 setting, with no performance drop. Unless Alto is being compared to m800, an Indica's ac is better anyday, and can be experienced sufficiently in the rear seat. This applies even to NA DLS (jun'06).

Or maybe the ac unit on the newer indicas is much better than the older ones (I notice that test considers models of 2000 vintage!).
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Baleno's AC is quite good, infact it surpasses the AC standards of higher segments
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best ac in hatchback : Indica Xeta by far.
Sedan: Ikon
Luxury sedan: Honda city
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