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Old 19th November 2008, 22:07   #226
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As per that Zigwheels report Maruti sure does have a winner in this segment.
To me the interesting point is when the writer has mentioned he was cruising at 140km/h and find the car quiet stable. For a small car thats big achievement.
The review is too good to be true. Its rubbish of them to even say that it was stable at 140 kmph, lest if its a relative term. Its small city runabout and it was designed to be the same from grounds up. As always zigwheels reviews have little or no credibility whatsoever. But then again what else to expect when Adil is at the helm.

I really wonder how maruti have taken care off the NVH given that a 3-cylinder engine is inherently imbalanced.
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Old 19th November 2008, 22:20   #227
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Why did they Launched a car which they cannot deliver in next 4 months?

In this economic slowdown who was dying to book it & wait for 4 months to get the delivery?
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As per that Zigwheels report Maruti sure does have a winner in this segment.
To me the interesting point is when the writer has mentioned he was cruising at 140km/h and find the car quiet stable. For a small car thats big achievement.
No offense, but I would take the ZigWheels report with a bucket load of salt considering that their review of the Indica Vista was a joke.

The most reliable TD's reports i've read are here on this site, so best to wait for TD reports from other bhp-ians.
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The review is too good to be true. Its rubbish of them to even say that it was stable at 140 kmph, lest if its a relative term. Its small city runabout and it was designed to be the same from grounds up. As always zigwheels reviews have little or no credibility whatsoever. But then again what else to expect when Adil is at the helm.

I really wonder how maruti have taken care off the NVH given that a 3-cylinder engine is inherently imbalanced.
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No offense, but I would take the ZigWheels report with a bucket load of salt considering that their review of the Indica Vista was a joke.

The most reliable TD's reports i've read are here on this site, so best to wait for TD reports from other bhp-ians.
Totally agree with you guys. I just stated what they mean by their review. 140km and stable is a big Q and i dont think it will be possible in daily scenarios. Anyways i dont go by the reviews of the mags and rely on Td and ownership reviews here on T-bhp itself!
@elfhelm- No offence taken, we all are entitled to an opinion and thats why we are here on this site

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Guys! Please, can't we discuss about the car itself rather than hammering some other website?

MSIL has once again launched another small car which looks like it can turn the game hot in the small car scene. Good features, a bit different (odd?) looking, reasonable engine which promises good mileage and well, a not above the roof kinda price tag!
All good ingredients to make this car a success.

Myself and Ishan will try and go for a TD/inside look tomorrow. So, tune in!
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Hi pravin, I would like to put forward my opinion on your post,

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I would still refrain myself on commenting on both cars unless I have a TD of a-star.
Agree with your comments...

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The pricing definitely does not point towards the A-Star being a replacement of Alto. So...it seems like the Alto will remain, contrary to news that its production may be stopped in 2010.

So, the customer who would choose between a WagonR and a Santro will have to consider A-Star as one of the options. WagonR head-to-head with A-Star (more or less)???
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wonder why it is called "A" star!!!!
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The keys have remote buttons in them?! Wow! Even my SX4 doesn't have that. Somehow the design isn't exciting at all but lets see the car in real to form a thorough opinion.
That is their current design worldwide. GV has the exact same keys.
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Request to mods to please change the Thread from Launching to Launched.
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Myself and Ishan will try and go for a TD/inside look tomorrow. So, tune in!
Speedzak, I knwo you would tell everything but a special notice on the gear lever please. I am keen to know if they have improved the gear box. Estilo being the worst and Wagon R too, no better.

Also, please let me know how Astar performs with the 13inch tyres. Does it scream for more,? like the I10?
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Estilo being the worst and Wagon R too, no better.
Estilo's feels butter smooth compared to my Alto though
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Estilo's feels butter smooth compared to my Alto though
I disagree. Alto has much better gear shift than Estilo. Good crispy one. Estilo is like: if you place a plastic stem in an empty pot.
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A-Star is launched today. Today's TOI is having a full page add.
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wonder why it is called "A" star!!!!
Because it is A segment car and Maruti thinks it is a Star in India
Well, not A-star in Europe because it is not a star there.
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