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Old 2nd December 2011, 15:18   #106
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Another interesting sleeper is the Skoda Yeti 4WD with a good 140 BHP on tap and a favourable power to weight ratio. It is even compact, nimble, good city runabout and great on the highways. And remember that hill descent mode, works like pure magic.
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What about the Chevrolet Optra magnum 2.0 TCDI? In its segment, the optra is one of the best sleeper cars. The turbo boost is just addictive!

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Another sleeper albeit in a very small package is the Alto K10 if we can classify it as one.

It has a great power/ weight ratio mated with a rev happy engine making it a breeze to drive which reminds of the good ole Zen of the yesterdays which had that sweet purr sound of the engine!
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Do we consider the 88 bhp pocket rocket in the form of the Brio?
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The i10 and the Brio both take well over 10 seconds for the 0-100 kmph run. Calling them "rockets" would be stretching things a bit too far, in my opinion..
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My favourite would have been the Getz CRDi. Bad it went out of production. Had they provided ABS, I would have been a proud owner! Does anyone know what was the 0-100 timings?
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How can a production car be a sleeper?
Just nitpicking.

I did see a sleeper though, the other day, noida, nearabouts sec-63
It was a white zen with stickers on the bum, LTD included.

I was about a car length behind him, diagonally, and thought I'll get alongside in the run to the next light, and spot.
One millisecond of wheelspin, and this guy was almost at 50-60 before I even started moving.
I was told it was a breathed upon Zen on the sticker thread.
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The Fiesta 1.6S was one such monster, it can go fast, stay composed and show very good manners on the road. It was not a stickered sports sedan, but it was one true to that word Sports.

1. Tweaked ECU
2. Slightly harder springs
3. Wider tires
4. Slightly revised exhaust

For a 7.5L price tag that I bought it, it was the ultimate sleeper car for me!

I liked an interesting quote in TopGear India Magazine in the car price section...

"If BMW wanted to make a FWD sports car, they should look at the 1.6S"
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Wouldn't the Linea T-Jet maake a sleeper car? Take those badge off & can astonish people on the run from a signal?
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Wouldn't the Linea T-Jet maake a sleeper car? Take those badge off & can astonish people on the run from a signal?
+1 to that, it does surprise a lot of fellow office goers with the awesome "pull" after 2k rpm. It can keep up with higher segment cars (even surpass, in hands of a good driver) and I dont think badges need to be removed. Fiats sell less, Linea sells lesser and the Tjet is just rare (compared to a lot of other cars in the list) making it a perfect Myterious Wolf in Sheeping Clothing even with badges.
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The Fiesta 1.6S was one such monster, it can go fast, stay composed and show very good manners on the road. It was not a stickered sports sedan, but it was one true to that word Sports.

1. Tweaked ECU
2. Slightly harder springs
3. Wider tires
4. Slightly revised exhaust

For a 7.5L price tag that I bought it, it was the ultimate sleeper car for me!

I liked an interesting quote in TopGear India Magazine in the car price section...

"If BMW wanted to make a FWD sports car, they should look at the 1.6S"
S is one of the best driver's cars out there, but its no sleeper. Any enthusiast would know what the S is made of. I, for one, always admire the S whenever I get to see one.
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I am confused, because I thought sleeper cars are those, which retain production body shells, interiors, badges and yet have powerful engines. If a car like the TJET is badged to have a powerful engine, how can it be a sleeper car? Doesn't a sleeper car meant to be a stocked car with a worked upon engine?
I think the ultimate sleeper car would be a Fiat Padmini taxi which looks stock but has say a 1.8ltr 150bhp engine and mechanicals
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S is one of the best driver's cars out there, but its no sleeper. Any enthusiast would know what the S is made of. I, for one, always admire the S whenever I get to see one.
Yes, the enthisasts knows its not a normal Fiesta. But for others who look at the S and still think its a normal Fiesta. When I put up an ad here on TBHP when I wanted to sell it, I got some emails asking me if its a Diesel/Petrol
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How is a Cruze a sleeper?!
Pedestrians wait a bit longer before crossing when they see a Cruze.
Other cars hold their lane or give way to a rapidly closing Cruze in their rear view mirror. That is if they manage to notice it in time.
It has muscle car looks and there is no hiding the abundant grunt inside.

A4? Laura? Accord?
Au contraire, these cars are perceived by the general public to be fast, even if their trim makes them not to be.

"Oh a Laura! I'll stick to the middle lane and let him pass on the right."
Five seconds later, "Hmm must be a retired gentleman at the wheel. He is taking his time...".

"Oh an Accord! I'll stick to the middle lane and let him pass on the right."
Five seconds later, "Oh wait! Maybe he is trying to attain decent FE(chuckle). I should probably let him pass me on the left in case he runs out of petrol..."

Personally, I have been surprised by the following cars that were unexpectedly fast:
1. Old Chevy UVA
2. New Dzire Diesel
3. i10
4. Innova Diesel (Probably because T-board drivers are inherently rash drivers).
4. Volvo City Bus (Scared the living daylights out of me when one overtook me on the left on the ECR. And there is no left lane mind you...)
5. One early 1990s M800 that was bouncing and weaving all over the highway at a 140Kmph suicidal run.

So it isn't always about 0-100Kmph, is it? I do feel in gear acceleration is just as important. Anyway let's face it, our roads are just not yet ready for consistent high speeds. So most of the time sleeper cars tend to... sleep.

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"Oh a Laura! I'll stick to the middle lane and let him pass on the right."
Five seconds later, "Hmm must be a retired gentleman at the wheel. He is taking his time...".


Not arguing or agreeing about theveracity, but sheer laughter.

And hey, how about the EECO taxis for scaring the living daylights?
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