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Old 16th September 2008, 14:20   #31
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my petra has taken the pot holes extreamly well.no rattles yet(touch wood) though i have a slightly bent wheel cap.
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Old 16th September 2008, 17:04   #32
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My new SX4 is not taking these potholes really well, too shaky and shock does not absorbs them on slow speed.

My Indica was way ahead from SX4 in terms of comfort on these roads.
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SX4 is seeing it's first monsoon and has held up really well ........although the car really shakes up the occupants when going over rough roads and the suspension is very thrashy through potholes.
That's surprising given the SUVish parentage of SX4. Higher profile tyres should improve the ride. I'm sure the wheel wells are large enough to accommodate taller tyres.

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Old 17th September 2008, 10:29   #33
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My Swift (20K on Odo) did not take a fancy the potholed Mumbai roads or the lunar Belgaum-Goa NH4A. Rattles from the backseat - suspension crashing over bad potholes - reappearance of front left window rattles.
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Old 29th November 2008, 17:03   #34
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My 4 year old xing has just been thru one of the worst monsoons in Chennai. Except for the parking brake making a fews squeeks when taking it out first thing in the morning, she has has held up well with no other funny noises touchwood. Dont use the parking brake anymore now cause the car is parked in a pool of water every night due to flooding here.
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IN NO WAY this is true...

Mumbai has perennial potholes whether you its raining or not...the saga continues.

My Ikon seems to handling the roads pretty well but still feel a stab everytime i hit a pothole. And believe me when i say pothole where is stay in Ghodbunder road I mean BLACK HOLES(big bang theory...LOL only they eat up the car).
True of most Indian cities. Mumbai's roads have improved from the days when potholes were so big, that legend has it that several Marutis (800 only in those days) were swallowed by them and were never seen again.
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True of most Indian cities. Mumbai's roads have improved from the days when potholes were so big, that legend has it that several Marutis (800 only in those days) were swallowed by them and were never seen again.
Just to remind you it was nearly two year old thread and if still things are as they were ...Hmmmm

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Our cars are taking the Potholes quite well.

the Fiesta: Crashes through big potholes at speed, but doesn't lose stability and feels the most tough. No new rattles after the monsoons. Handles the smaller ones well at speed. However, when the potholes are visible and I have enough time to slow down, she goes like a dream.
However, I am sure a change of shoes will help a lot in making the ride softer. Currently she is running on tubed MRF ZVTS and the suspension is over 65Kkm old.

Octavia: Was pleasantly surprised. However, low GC is an issue. Soft suspension, but quite comfortable as it is quite a heavy car and the small pot holes aren't an issue.

@sanagg: Actually due to the heavy rains, the roads have become horrible this year. On a trip to Pune, I was surprised at the state of the roads there, and on the E.E. Highway.

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My Fiesta has until now handled the potholed roads in Thane quite nicely(touchwood). No squeaks heard till now, hope to be the same till the end on monsoon. The Suspensions are holding quite effectively.

The stretches at Kapurbawdi/Majiwada, Manapada, Patlipada, Pokhran Rd 2 etc are an offroader's delight and a sedan/hatchback's nightmare. Just scares the living daylights for driving. Wish I had an SUV, would take the potholes in stride without thinking about the suspensions.

I think the manufacturers should provide some kind of automation where the GC would increase by atleast 30-40% more than the usual during the monsoons esp.
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LOL, we are one of the few countries that offer off-road experience whilst on road.
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