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Old 24th February 2008, 12:04   #136
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Has to be Old Tata Indica. I had Tata Indigo sold it in one year because it gave numerous problems. I think Tata s really have to work on lot of areas.
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Old 25th February 2008, 17:54   #137
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Well, I guess no one can Beat TATA here! Please add one more Indigo to the list!
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Old 25th February 2008, 20:28   #138
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I have no idea why so man people hate the diesel indica. Yes the gearbox is crude., but at least the engine isnt all that bad, at least the turbos/dicors :-( they're quite okay.
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Old 25th February 2008, 21:04   #139
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Tata Indica with a huuuuge turbo lag. Tokk ages to move
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Old 25th February 2008, 21:52   #140
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Geo Metro in US. Had taken it for rent for 10 bucks/day from enterprise.

It struggled to 60 mph and i had to continously drive in rightmost lane (slow lane). Got honked on that lane as well. Its PS was pathetic too.
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Old 25th February 2008, 21:58   #141
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2. Santro - accelerator too light, clutch vague, brakes binary 0 or 1. I've driven several santros all were similar. Also the high speed handling was nervous. These are debatable by all but the main reason for me was the driving position, with the seat fully back the pedals were still too close, the accelerator after pressing would hurt my foot. I had such a hard time driving it.

I like the pedals to go forward when i press not downwards like the omni and the Santro.
Did you drive the indian santros? if yes, which mfg year?

What you wrote is unbelievable for me.

I am 5'11 and i keep the seat fully back. My feet just make it to the pedals. HIgh speed handling is perfect in range of 80-110 kph. Above that it just struggles. Driving position/clutch/brakes are perfect
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Old 25th February 2008, 22:33   #142
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1984 Mazda 626 sedan. Acceleration was sluggish, clutch was heavy and barely managed 80kmph.
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Had to be the Omni for me. The brakes were scary, and the feeling that you would fall on your head if you braked hard was horrifying. Add to it, crazy bus drivers on the Kerala roads, and you would pray to stop driving it.
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:40   #144
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Omni for me too. The near horizontal steering wheel position is uncomfortable. Everytime you press the brake the car sort of nods.

The most comic description of a car I have read is this one..

Jeremy Clarkson on the REVA, taken from Jeremy Clarkson Reva G-Wiz DC review | Driving - Times Online

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First things first. It is very small. And it is even smaller than that when you’re inside. It is so small in fact that anyone over the age of four will find their left knee is jammed behind the windscreen washer switch, causing to it spray the windscreen constantly as you drive along.
Actually, that’s not true. You will only spray the windscreen until you get to a right-hand bend which, no matter how slowly you go, and believe me the G-Wiz goes very slowly indeed, will cause you to slide right across the car until you are sitting in the passenger seat.
In many ways this is better. Because while you can still easily reach and operate all the controls, other road users will assume you’re the passenger, and therefore that the stupid little car is not yours.
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:57   #145
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The Amby that i learned driving in.... It had the steering connected to the wheels with a rope and pulley system. The gear shifter was the longest throw gear shifter i had ever experienced...the Tata & Leyaland buses have short throw sport shifters compared to it! And the brakes were the best brakes ever with a feel like that of the bullock cart's wooden brakes. Having a jyotish by your side would be of great help in braking as he could predict braking points for you
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Has to be Premier NE 118 for me (massive weight and stiff steering) followed closely by Omni (weird driving position)
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Old 27th February 2008, 19:08   #147
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It was Tata Sumo for me. Found the steering position weird and had a tough time getting used to all controls.
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Old 17th March 2008, 23:23   #148
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Maruti wagon R, Zen Estilo, Tata Indica, mahindra Maxx pickup, amby, optra.
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Maruti wagon R, Zen Estilo, Tata Indica, mahindra Maxx pickup, amby, optra.
WagonR? You are the first person to say so. May I ask why? I own one for the past 7 years, and find it quite driveable in the city, though it lacks punch on the highway.
I also sat in the rear seats and found the suspension to be quite good, unlike a Santro.
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Premier 1.38D
Horrible steering and the pedals were too close together.

The visibility was much better than my indica though.
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