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Old 31st March 2010, 11:05   #241
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Thw worst car I've ever driven has to be the Hyundai Accent/Verna. Terrible handling and driving dynamics.

The worst SUV ever driven goes undisputedly to the Scorpio. It makes one feel as if he/she is floating.
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Old 31st March 2010, 11:14   #242
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Indigo. The pick up is pathetic.

Never liked the Esteem. The seat is too low and the engine some how lacked the grunt.
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Old 31st March 2010, 12:17   #243
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It has to be 188 NE. It was my friend's diesel car and we were coming back from Abu, when I had to brake hard. To my surprise due to braking it started moving to the right side in the opposite lane from where incoming traffic was coming !
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Old 31st March 2010, 12:23   #244
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Surprised to see that no one has mentioned the Gypsy yet.
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Old 31st March 2010, 12:30   #245
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It has to be Maruti Omni. Scared the hell out of me.

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Old 31st March 2010, 12:39   #246
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My vote is for Scorpio 2.6 CRDe. I once drove it all the way from Chennai to Bangalore, with another 5 people (and some luggage). Even after flooring the accelerator pedal, I could not cross 120 kmph. Even though I would not like to exceed 120 kmph, I would prefer to attain that speed much before I have to floor the pedal!!
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Old 31st March 2010, 13:01   #247
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Surprised to see that no one has mentioned the Gypsy yet.
Gypsy as Worst
where are you coming from?
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Old 31st March 2010, 13:22   #248
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Gypsy as Worst
where are you coming from?

Went with a family friend in his stock Gypsy and man did it have a stiff ride.

I was praying the roads werent bumpy.

Every time the car went over bumpy roads, i had excatly the same feeling as a pair of jeans would in a tumble dryer.

No doubt its good off road, but on road, its a different story all together.
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My vote is for Scorpio 2.6 CRDe. I once drove it all the way from Chennai to Bangalore, with another 5 people (and some luggage). Even after flooring the accelerator pedal, I could not cross 120 kmph. Even though I would not like to exceed 120 kmph, I would prefer to attain that speed much before I have to floor the pedal!!
In your case, the particular car was at fault. The Scorpio otherwise easily does 150-160+ with a full load.

For me, it has to be a close fight here. Either the Tata Xenon or the new Zen Estilo.

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The driving school that I went to near Mangalore gave us four car options - an M-800, an Omni, a Mahindra Jeep and An Ambassador - you have 30 coupons, you can choose the car you want for the next session. Needless to say, we tried all of them. The most fun was the Jeep. The worst was the Ambassador with its side gear and a steering column that goes from the driver's side to the center of the axle at an angle, and a very uncomfortable driving position.

The other worst I have ever been in was a Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire - Wikipedia), a clumsy small hatch sold in the US in the late 90s. I was on a freeway somewhere in between two cities, in a cheap rental Aspire, doing 60-70Mph and suddenly this thing gave up and lost power. Somehow managed to get it out of the freeway and park it on the side. The thing refused to start for a while and I am in the middle of nowhere. Gave it a few minutes to cool down and finally it started again. Drove very carefully for the next 100 miles or so and took it straight to the rental agency for a replacement.

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Mahindra Scorpio for me without a doubt. Both in terms of driven and being driven in. I recollect an automag having referred its dynamics to be same as a video game. And thats so true.

Though the current Scorpios are a much improved lot.
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Tata Sumo (Victa, Spacio, or the old one). Believe you me Dippy, Sumo is such vulnerable car on road, and kind of road manners it has, i think it should banned. Despite of this it is driven rashly on road by drivers.
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It must have been an Ambassador with a Matador engine. If the Engine was sluggish, the steering was heavy. As it is the Amby steering had more turns lock to lock to make the steering effort lower, but the heavier Matador Engine made it quite an effort. Every time the brakes were hit the steering would pull to one side, but the car would simply complain against shredding momentum. But externally the car looked gorgeous, so I looked good while at it.
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Now let me see. While there are negatives in many a car, some of the 'toppers' on this count are
a) Omni - For whatever utility that it offers, it's a scary car to drive. No bonnet in front of you. Engine under your seat to keep you warm. Tin can body
b) Scorpio - Surprisingly the market numbers do not seem to suggest this, but Scorp has to be one of the poorest handling vehicles around. For mile-munchers on a budget, a Bolero would be a better bet anyday
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Old 1st April 2010, 18:13   #255
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Omni. It felt like they put an engine in a tin can and gave it four wheels. The experience was scary.
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