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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st August 2009, 17:29   #76
srh
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 339
Thanked: 139 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prince_pervez View Post
And then you changed your watch batteries in Pune right ?
Business continuity my dear friend. Never use just one watch!!

And then the car has a digital watch inside lest you might say next that one can misread an analog watch

My eyesight is fine. So again no chances of mis-reading.
srh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2009, 20:08   #77
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 125
Thanked: 83 Times
Default

@freewheelburnin, @aaggoswami: I mostly agree with what you folks said in posts 73 and 75, based on driving Scorpio, Getz and Palio (1.1) on the highway. The thing that has helped me the most on busy highways is the Scorpio with its high seating - there was almost no judgement required, it was always obvious where to move and how.

I think 3 things matter: road condition, driver skill and seating height.
Good roads without heavy traffic:
- any kind of driver in a decent sedan will be faster than similar driver in an SUV
Good roads with heavy traffic, or bad roads:
- any kind of driver in an SUV will be faster than similar driver in a decent sedan with decent GC
Skilled driver in sedan:
- on anything except the worst/hilliest of roads, will be faster than any driver in SUV
yatin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2009, 20:33   #78
BHPian
 
rockyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 253
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Whoa - from this list Bolero is the fastest

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
My Experiences: Bangalore - Goa. Route via Panjim - Londa - Dharwad - Hubli - Chitradurga - Bangalore

Cars Used and time:

1. Maruti 800 (5Spd): Max - 13 hours 40 mins, Min - 10 hours 10 mins
2. Maruti Esteem: Max - 13 hours, Min - 9 hours 30 mins.
3. Maruti Baleno: Max - 11 hours 40 mins, Min - 11 hours.
4. Mahindra Classic: Max - 16 hours 45 mins, Min - 12 hours 30 mins - One trip only.
5. Mahindra Bolero: Max - 14 hours 10 mins, Min 8 hours 20 mins. - The min time was the only non stop drive ever.
6. New Honda City: Max - 12 hours 10 mins, Min - 10 hours 30 mins.
7. ANHC: Max - Max 10 hours 20 mins, Min 9 hours 45 mins.
8. Mahindra Scorpio - Max 10 hours 45 mins, Min 10 hours.

The minutes part is approximate. But i do keep a log of each long distance trip and it was around that time.

I drive at speeds that are manageable in each car. i.e for Bolero - never went above 100 kph or top speed for ANHC was 140 kmph.
rockyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 11:43   #79
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengalooru
Posts: 1,471
Thanked: 7 Times
Default Highway Travel:Are SUVs Faster than Cars??

Quote:
Originally Posted by n.devdath View Post
Taking into account the general road conditions across our highways, which are of a varied nature, can SUVs cover distances faster than cars keeping all the other conditions the same?
What else are the assumptions?
1. SUV & Car are similarly priced
2. SUV & Car have approximately same capacity (CC)
3. SUV & Car have approximately same power (BHP)

Also, why nobody takes an SUV to rally championships? Recently concluded K-1000 didn't feature any SUV. What is the contraint? CC?
diabloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 12:35   #80
BHPian
 
KITE RUNNER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Kochi
Posts: 101
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

SUVs' are not meant for fast highway driving (say above 100 km/hr) due to handling and stability issues. Unfortunately, we often see quite many SUVs' cruising past at 120+ on highways and expressways - may be out of a false sense of security.
KITE RUNNER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 13:01   #81
BHPian
 
Bubby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 497
Thanked: 152 Times
Default

We have different breeds of SUVs on Highways. Some which handle better some which dont, the ones which handle better CRV, CAPTIVA & OUTLANDER are much faster then sedans on any terrain.
For SUVs like Safari or Scorpio to be faster then sedans, they have to be driven ruthlessly and dangerously.
Bubby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 17:24   #82
BHPian
 
ambivalent_98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pune-Bangalore
Posts: 758
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

That would depend on the driver and the driving conditions. Engines might have same bhp but SUVs are terrain conquerors rather than nimble speedsters. I feel that a 1.8L sedan would outrun a 1.8L SUV.
Just my 2 cents.
ambivalent_98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 17:34   #83
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 30 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ambivalent_98 View Post
I feel that a 1.8L sedan would outrun a 1.8L SUV.
On flat roads yes. On rough, patchy, broken roads, no.
prince_pervez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 21:32   #84
Senior - BHPian
 
reignofchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,223
Thanked: 1,171 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubby View Post
We have different breeds of SUVs on Highways. Some which handle better some which dont, the ones which handle better CRV, CAPTIVA & OUTLANDER are much faster then sedans on any terrain.
For SUVs like Safari or Scorpio to be faster then sedans, they have to be driven ruthlessly and dangerously.

Outlander yes, CRV yes, Captiva no. The captiva has pretty pathetic handling.
reignofchaos is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 22:37   #85
Senior - BHPian
 
sumeethaldankar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,672
Thanked: 1,021 Times
Default

I have driven on Mumbai-Goa highway many times.According to my observations most of the speed demons on the highways were the ST buses and the taxi SUV's (sumos,mahindras',trax's etc).Most smaller cars were pretty much sedate drivers.

One of the reasons could be the drivers of the above mentioned vehicles were professional's in the sense they drove to make a living.That makes them very experienced with a probably high famliarity with the roads etc.

Second reason is that most SUV's are diesels.Its easier to stomp on the accelerator pedal of diesel vehicle engine than petrol one because you
know even if it gave 9 kmpl it's still diesel.Try stomping the gas pedal of your petrol engined car and you are gonna be emptying your pockets at the nearest fuel station soon.(Ever wondered why Indica cab drivers are rash drivers?)

Just my two cents.
sumeethaldankar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 22:45   #86
BHPian
 
rpmx1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 392
Thanked: 29 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KITE RUNNER View Post
SUVs' are not meant for fast highway driving (say above 100 km/hr) due to handling and stability issues. Unfortunately, we often see quite many SUVs' cruising past at 120+ on highways and expressways - may be out of a false sense of security.
I've had runs with scorpios (losing many a time since I was'nt able to keep up due to limitations in my car) but I don't think a false sense of security applies.I don't think its right to say SUVs are not meant for 120+ on highways.
The Scorpio, Safari and the high end CRV/Outlander/Captiva have top speeds
in the range 170-180 kph - I regularly see them tackle highways with ease.
rpmx1000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th August 2009, 07:12   #87
Senior - BHPian
 
prince_pervez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Redwood shores, CA, USA
Posts: 4,205
Thanked: 30 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rpmx1000 View Post
Captiva have top speeds
in the range 170-180 kph - I regularly see them tackle highways with ease.
I can vouch for this. My cousin was driving on NH4 and little did he know that he had reached 160. He let off some steam after that.
prince_pervez 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
Rear Pads Worn Out Faster Than Front Pads! How is this possible? Tripod Technical Stuff 13 29th April 2009 22:16
why swift faster than esteem? revvesteem The Indian Car Scene 15 30th October 2006 16:55
Ariel ATOM - Faster than a Porsche Carrera GT EVO6 The International Automotive Scene 25 29th April 2006 09:58
V8s faster than V10s? Nachu Int'l Motorsport 17 24th March 2006 12:43
An accord which is faster & have better fe than v6 _Crazi4Speed_ The International Automotive Scene 2 7th October 2004 14:43


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:43.

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