Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st November 2008, 16:47   #1
BHPian
 
d_himan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bombay
Posts: 728
Thanked: 591 Times
Default The Worst Dashboard of all Indian Cars?

Was just musing, amongst the current crop of cars, which dashboard design do you absolutely HATE the most and why?

Parameters which can be considered...

a. Plastics - Texture/Colour(s)
b. Reflection of the sun on the windshield
c. Storage - Glove Box, nooks and crannies
d. Ergonomic design of switches (HVAC, Boot/Hood Release etc.), AC Vents
e. Integration with the Instrument Cluster
f. Integration with ICE
g. Beauty!

I one design I hate: Palio
d_himan is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 16:50   #2
BHPian
 
amitpunjani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 451
Thanked: 101 Times
Default

hi

Kindly add Maruti Omni & Gypsy to the list

Amit
amitpunjani is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 16:53   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
ramie2400's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,900
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

Ford Ikon
Fiat Siena / Palio
San Storm
Contessa
M-800
M.Versa
H.Verna
M.Cedia
ramie2400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 16:56   #4
Senior - BHPian
 
karanraheja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 1,915
Thanked: 233 Times
Default

For me like Ramie mentioned : Ford Ikon and Fiat Palio/ Siena / Petra.
karanraheja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 17:02   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,229
Thanked: 416 Times
Default

Hyundai Verna has a very uninspiring dash for a 7-8 lac rupee car.
And same is the case with 5lac rupee U-VA!

This ques will also need to be answered with the price perspective in mind.
joslicx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 17:10   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Delhi
Posts: 528
Thanked: 58 Times
Default

for me its Safari and Scorpio Dash, it doesn't worth the price they are asking for these beast.
sam003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 17:11   #7
BHPian
 
muralisk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hyderabad, Bangalore
Posts: 674
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

I would rate Logan, Omni and Maruti 800.
muralisk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 17:19   #8
BHPian
 
Maverick1977's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 832
Thanked: 249 Times
Default

How can you leave out my Grand Old Ambassador? That was one of the most innovative dash ever.
a. Plastics - None. It was made of metal.
b. Reflection of the sun on the windshield - None
c. Storage - Glove Box, nooks and crannies - Quite good but the glove box used to be in the remotest corner that one could find in the car. I used to almost lie flat in my car to access it while sitting on driver's side.
d. Ergonomic design of switches (HVAC, Boot/Hood Release etc.), AC Vents - No AC, so no issues. However there used to be a cluster of switches which used to make it look like U were operating a plane & not a car! However finding those switches in DARK were a real challenge.
e. Integration with the Instrument Cluster - None. The instruments was just thrown all around. Where there was a Hole there was a meter (No Pun intended).
f. Integration with ICE - Horrible. The poor stereo (casette player) used to be on a system where-by you could simply remove off the complete player & take it home. Disadvantage of this system - If you forgot to tremove it for some reason one day, probability was some one else would have removed it in the night.
g. Beauty - Oh! In those days anything functional was beautiful, dash included.
Maverick1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 17:56   #9
BHPian
 
adityamunshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baroda
Posts: 771
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Omni, Maruti 800, alto, wagon r.
adityamunshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:00   #10
BHPian
 
penpavan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Blore
Posts: 381
Thanked: 131 Times
Default

The Swift.

Very bland.
penpavan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:15   #11
TOR
BHPian
 
TOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 263
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

For the price at which it sells at the 800 has a decent dash-but thats not the case with the Logan,Ikon,Endeavor,Pajero.
TOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:16   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
DCEite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NCR
Posts: 3,048
Thanked: 488 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by d_himan View Post
Was just musing, amongst the current crop of cars, which dashboard design do you absolutely HATE the most and why?

Parameters which can be considered...

a. Plastics - Texture/Colour(s)
b. Reflection of the sun on the windshield
c. Storage - Glove Box, nooks and crannies
d. Ergonomic design of switches (HVAC, Boot/Hood Release etc.), AC Vents
e. Integration with the Instrument Cluster
f. Integration with ICE
g. Beauty!

I one design I hate: Palio
c. Storage - Glove Box, nooks and crannies

In this area, i would say WagonR dashboard is great, if not best. There is space for everything and everywhere you can think of, for holding CDs, Idols, Mobiles, Bottles, RCs, Cans, and what nots!
If only the plastic quality was better.

Worst ?
I would say apart from the beige colour it has to be the i10. Lots of beige reflection on windscreen, sloping dashboard which can't hold anything, and very few cubbyholes that too very small.

Palio dashboard is still somewhat sporty, with central console tilted towards the driver.

Last edited by DCEite : 21st November 2008 at 18:20.
DCEite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:20   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
vnabhi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: DC -> DC
Posts: 5,272
Thanked: 1,236 Times
Default

Logan tops my list, followed by the ugly speedo console in the Indica that juts out. Vista however, has a clean dash.
Verna and Sonata Embera also have ugly dashboards (both resemble each other).
vnabhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:22   #14
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 388
Thanked: 19 Times
Default

Of the ones that are from the new era:
1. Ikon
2. Swift
Jeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st November 2008, 18:22   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
k_ajay's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,164
Thanked: 464 Times
Post

IMO,

1. Palio [sad outdated dash on such a wonderful car]
2. Indica [hate the way the speedo/tacho IP console just raises up from the dash, like a wave... Yuk! I owned one btw]
k_ajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
50 Worst Cars of All Time S.B.Jatti The International Automotive Scene 33 19th September 2016 14:56
If I want to change Vista Dashboard to Manza dashboard: A Discussion sushantr5 Modifications & Accessories 14 13th July 2010 12:08
The 50 Worst Cars of All Time sandeepmdas The International Automotive Scene 6 10th September 2007 21:11
WORST INDIAN TV advt for cars ac 427 The Indian Car Scene 180 10th May 2007 09:59


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:02.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks