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Old 28th September 2009, 12:03   #76
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any idea what is the compressor capacity of palio 1.2L (2002 model)?

A/C is quite good especially when I compare with A/C of carb zen
. Zen A/C is pathetic!
Yes the AC of Old Zen is pathetic to say the least. And on the contrary, Palio 1.2 AC is just superb. We used to do car pooling during our college days in a Palio 1.2 (pre-nv), and i am yet to come across a car having more chiiling AC. Alto 800 cc comes close though.
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guys,

any idea what is the compressor capacity of palio 1.2L (2002 model)?

A/C is quite good especially when I compare with A/C of carb zen
. Zen A/C is pathetic!
The esteem carb had the worst AC, it was an absolute waste of money for me after putting a new subros AC compressor. I have brought a pre-owned baleno just for the powerful AC it has.
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Old 29th September 2009, 11:38   #78
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What do people feel about Palio 1.6 AC as compared to Baleno? I find a huge difference in the two. In my Palio after half an hour or so, I don't find it sufficient at all, I have tried both recirculating as well as fresh air mode. Another problem is when only the blower is turned on even in fresh air mode without opening the glass, vapor starts building even when I am alone, which doesn't happen in Zen. The car is 2004 model, I feel the effect is coming down, but can't really make out the difference coz its the daily drive. The service center people said its just fine, gas level is fine and the AC is working effectively. I somehow feel the AC of my other car Zen carb too is better than this car. Is there any problem in my car?
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What do people feel about Palio 1.6 AC as compared to Baleno? I find a huge difference in the two. In my Palio after half an hour or so, I don't find it sufficient at all, I have tried both recirculating as well as fresh air mode. Another problem is when only the blower is turned on even in fresh air mode without opening the glass, vapor starts building even when I am alone, which doesn't happen in Zen. The car is 2004 model, I feel the effect is coming down, but can't really make out the difference coz its the daily drive. The service center people said its just fine, gas level is fine and the AC is working effectively. I somehow feel the AC of my other car Zen carb too is better than this car. Is there any problem in my car?
There is a place called CoolAid on the Brigade Road, they specialize in AC checkup and installation. Why don't you try there?

At the service center, how did they prove that the AC is working effectively? Did they show it using some temp guage?

Check for gas bubbles after switching on your AC?

Clean the condensor & fan blower?
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Old 29th September 2009, 13:12   #80
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@ Mr Bean, At the service center, it was more of a feel experience from the service adviser but not with a temp guage. We went for a drive accompanied by another Petra owner who was visiting there, both of them said its normal and the cooling can't be compared to more modern newer cars.

The adviser did show me the gas bubbles and so, he concluded that AC is fine.

Anyway, will try the place you mentioned and will get back, thanks a lot.
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I don't know why but i find Santro's AC quite good atleast better than swift. IMHO.
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Old 30th March 2011, 14:15   #82
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Ford Figo's AC is the best in its segment since it has a 150cc+ compressor, the biggest in the hatchbacks so far.
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Ford Figo's AC is the best in its segment since it has a 150cc+ compressor, the biggest in the hatchbacks so far.
This realworld test claims otherwise. UVA's AC is rated the best.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post1842041 (Weak Hyundai i20 air-conditioner. EDIT : Test results on pg. 4)
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Ah! now that's some news.

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I was going to put up a new thread, but bet on BHPians to not miss on anything automotive :-)

What are the views now?

Amongst hatches, I find Figo's AC to be the best, followed by Punto & Swift (have driven diesels only)

In sedans, most cars seem to have adequate ac. But do pour your opinion.

SUV - This is where I feel Scorpio's only flaw becomes apparent. The mid seat barely gets any cooling, while its okay for the front seat occupants. Wish its taken care of in the W105 iteration.

And because of the large area/glasshouse SUV's seem to struggle to cool their occupants.

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Of all the cars I have driven (And I have driven a lot of them) I still think the best AC was from AVEO-UVA. The chillest of AC i dont know how did they manage that on a 1150 CC engine
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There's no beating the Figo's Ac amongst hatchbacks! It's simply outstanding and I guess the biggest capacity in it's class. I had a Zen earlier and it's Ac was almost non-existant when in traffic - flawed condenser design and weak compressor being the culprits. In sedans I found the Fiesta Ac to be the best! I've actually used it to chill certain beverages which cannot be mentioned in this forum! PM me if you wanna know how!
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I drove down from Hyderabad to Chennai with outside temperatures between 43 to 44 degrees.

When I stepped out for fuel, I had fogging on my glasses.

Kudos to Ford for providing a brilliant + efficient A/C for the EcoSport.
It kept us chilled inside .

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There's no beating the Figo's Ac amongst hatchbacks! It's simply outstanding and I guess the biggest capacity in it's class. I had a Zen earlier and it's Ac was almost non-existant when in traffic - flawed condenser design and weak compressor being the culprits. In sedans I found the Fiesta Ac to be the best! I've actually used it to chill certain beverages which cannot be mentioned in this forum! PM me if you wanna know how!
Agree! but the minute you put it on, you can immediately feel the power getting drained. Especially, in lower gears, it gets quite ugly. My brother calls it the 'NOS" button.. haha.. When you need to go fast, switch off the AC, get to cruise speed and then switch it back on.
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I drove down from Hyderabad to Chennai with outside temperatures between 43 to 44 degrees.

When I stepped out for fuel, I had fogging on my glasses.

Kudos to Ford for providing a brilliant + efficient A/C for the EcoSport.
It kept us chilled inside .
Not Just Ecosport.
It happens with each and every vehicle with an AC
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