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Maruti Swift 1.3 DDis 159 29.23%
Fiat Palio 1.3 JTD 192 35.29%
Hyundai Getz 1.5Crdi 91 16.73%
Tata Indica Dicor 30 5.51%
Palio Stile 1.6 72 13.24%
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Old 19th April 2008, 13:29   #436
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I don't really know. But the set up functions so nicely, I feel unsure whether a change in radius will require them to go back to the drawing board and end up with something that does not feel as right in terms of feedback.
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I had a Palio 1.6 Sports since Oct'06. Recently it got totalled in an accident. Looking back on the whole period, I have to say that it was no doubt a great car to drive, solid build quality and excellent ride/handling, great VFM, basically everything you would want in a hot hatch!!

Yes the fuel economy wasnt great but thats expected for a 1.6ltr/100bhp machine.

Anyway, whats maddening is the pathetic after sales support for Fiat. Even in the capital of the nation, there are only a handful of capable Tata-Fiat workshops. I could only find 2 anyway! (Nawab motors, Noida & Vivek Automobiles, Mathura road)

To say that servicing/repairs for Palio was a pain is a gross understatement.

Its a fact that Maruti beats everyone hands down on the after sales front, closely followed by Hyundai. For this reason alone and after my experience with Palio ownership, I have voted for Swift DDIS which has a peppy engine coupled with diesel economy. Might be my next car!
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I had a Palio 1.6 Sports since Oct'06. Recently it got totalled in an accident. Looking back on the whole period, I have to say that it was no doubt a great car to drive, solid build quality and excellent ride/handling, great VFM, basically everything you would want in a hot hatch!!

Yes the fuel economy wasnt great but thats expected for a 1.6ltr/100bhp machine.

Anyway, whats maddening is the pathetic after sales support for Fiat. Even in the capital of the nation, there are only a handful of capable Tata-Fiat workshops. I could only find 2 anyway! (Nawab motors, Noida & Vivek Automobiles, Mathura road)

To say that servicing/repairs for Palio was a pain is a gross understatement.

Its a fact that Maruti beats everyone hands down on the after sales front, closely followed by Hyundai. For this reason alone and after my experience with Palio ownership, I have voted for Swift DDIS which has a peppy engine coupled with diesel economy. Might be my next car!
Hey Vikram... What happened to your car?
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MJD paper ad came with a new catch phrase.

If you feel a vibration, Its probably your cellphone
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Old 20th April 2008, 16:53   #440
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they should have worked on the car before working on that ad. While noise levels are negligibe the vibrations are really on a higher level. Or is this the new mobile phone fiat was talking about last year?
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they should have worked on the car before working on that ad.
Exactly my thoughts when I first saw the AD.
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Swift Swift Swift Swift Swift Swift!!!

I'm loving it. The handling, the tightness, the mileage, the amazing ability to oversteer (I hope those aren't famous last words!).

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You should have got the Getz CRDI da.
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I wanted to be like you, sa1nik. You are so cool.
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I wanted to be like you, sa1nik. You are so cool.
So you too have the unihorn on your head like him?
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He tried imitating so I switched to multi-horns... but on a serious note he got the DDiS cos Rahul got one
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He tried imitating so I switched to multi-horns... but on a serious note he got the DDiS cos Rahul got one
Of course!! They are bum-chums after all!
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But Rahul doesn't have OZs yet. Or will it be gifted soon to him by his dearest friend?

Congrats on your latest possession! C3PO.
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Actually I wanted to be a bit like finneyp, but they didn't have the MJD available. So atleast I got a Fiat engine.
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Actually I wanted to be a bit like finneyp, but they didn't have the MJD available. So atleast I got a Fiat engine.
I guess you bought your Swift D recently, had you waited a while, you would have been a proud owner of Palio MJD!

Nevertheless, Congrats on your new car with a Fiat engine!
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