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Old 21st January 2009, 10:52   #916
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I agree! Toyota has always played it safe in India (probably not an important market for them), they always brough in a gen-1 models and moreoever even if they want to, this economy (Toyota loss making due to Yen appreciation) wouldnt help!

But I got to credit Honda for bringing in their latest of cars, but discredit them for their poor VFM preposition.

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Forget about it. Toyota India has been hibernating for the coming winter for the past few years!! I doubt they are going to make any significant inroads into Honda's main market i.e. City segment.
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Old 21st January 2009, 10:59   #917
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Honda is a well established brand in India. Fiat once was. I think its fair enough to give it a second chance to prove itself. There were N number of delays in launching the car but, they have launched it. Give it some time and even the petrol model would be available.

I remember the diesel model of CRV being road tested. What happened to that? Honda clearly mentioned they have no plans of launching it here. Why? 10 years in the country and you cannot give us a good diesel option?

Agreed, that the cars are nice, but in current business enviornment, it makes sense to launch a diesel option to keep the customers costs low and fill its own pockets by seeing the diesel cars flying out of the showroom.

Fiat launched the diesel car first as it knows that it is what is going to sell. In BIG numbers.

Period.
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Old 21st January 2009, 10:59   #918
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Guys,
Please cut this crap and swearing against Fiat & Honda
Let the cars decide for themselves

Or Else
Lets create separate thread called "World War III - Fiat Vs Honda"
we can bash fiat/honda there..that would be at least relevant fight (as per thread title)
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Old 21st January 2009, 16:39   #920
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anyone got the details about the exact turning radius ? is it difficult to drive in city ?
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Old 21st January 2009, 16:50   #921
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anyone got the details about the exact turning radius ? is it difficult to drive in city ?
I didnt see the specs,but took a TD of the Linea last weekend.

I had to do a U-turn during the TD and I observed that I went the same distance just like I did with my Petra.

Difficult to drive - maybe yes at some very tight spots were you want to do a quick u-turn.
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It is 5.55m for both petrol and diesel.

But, I thought it U-turned better than my Palio, even though Palio's turning radius is 5.1m.
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It is 5.55m for both petrol and diesel.

But, I thought it U-turned better than my Palio, even though Palio's turning radius is 5.1m.
I haven't read the details but is the steering electrical ?
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I haven't read the details but is the steering electrical ?
No. It is hydraulic.
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No. It is hydraulic.
so you had to do the usual 3 step U turn
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I couldn't understand what is a 3 step U turn?
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I couldn't understand what is a 3 step U turn?
Heard for the first time. Any info?
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I couldn't understand what is a 3 step U turn?
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Heard for the first time. Any info?
OT : Turn, reverse, turn.
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Heard for the first time. Any info?
I guess he's referring to three-point turns. For the knowledge of those who might not be knowing this means a process involving turning the steering thrice in a calculated manner while executing a u-turn. Basically 3 points as follows:
1) Turn in the vehicle till you reach the end of the opposite road
2) reverse and turn the steering wheel anti-clockwise
3) turn the steering clockwise and move forward, thus completing the u-turn.

This procedure is actually a part of the driving test in some countries.

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I guess he's referring to three-point turns. For the knowledge of those who might not be knowing this means a process involving turning the steering thrice in a calculated manner while executing a u-turn. Basically 3 points as follows:
1) Turn in the vehicle till you reach the end of the opposite road
2) reverse and turn the steering wheel anti-clockwise
3) turn the steering clockwise and move forward, thus completing the u-turn.

This procedure is actually a part of the driving test in some countries.

Please excuse for going
Got the point. Not that much OT though.
However i had turned it a couple of times during TD and i don't think the radius is as such u need to do a 3 point turn. Yes maybe in lanes with not much space.
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