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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 1st April 2009, 10:44   #136
Senior - BHPian
razor4077's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,824
Thanked: 142 Times

What I do not like about my Lancer:
- Underpowered: The 4g15 engine was never meant to be a powerhouse, and it isn't. My biggest grouse with the car.
- Front seats: Sorely lacks lumbar, thigh, side & neck support. Big problem, especially for someone like me who has back problems.
- Squeaks & rattles: Not surprising, given that the car is pushing 9 years and it runs on bad Kolkata roads on a stiff suspension & low profile tyres.
- Poor Mitsubishi A.S.S: Not related to the car directly, but part of the bigger picture. Pathetic service hurts in the long run.

I took care of some of the other issues while restoring the car:
- Plain jane interiors: got the dash and door panels painted in a black/gray combo, some of the plastic parts painted in a chrome/aluminum colour, and upholstered the interiors in leather/art leather. Interiors look great now.
- Very basic OE ICE: Needed a major upgrade, and got it
- Poor headlights: Upgraded to new stock headlights with 90/100 bulbs (+ relay) - very happy with the results.
- Skinny & poor stock tyres: Wider and better rubber has greatly enhanced the looks along with the handling and braking.
- Poor OE brakes: Upgrading to EBC Greenstuff brake pads has given the car plenty of stopping power.

That's it actually. I love the car, and don't have many problems with it. The objective now is to try and eliminate the existing concerns listed at the top - whatever that takes
razor4077 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st April 2009, 11:24   #137
Senior - BHPian
amit_mechengg's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,306
Thanked: 957 Times

Alto 0.8 lt
1. underpowered engine. same maruti 800 5 speed engine with heavy body on it.
2. put on the ac and you feel the alto is pulling a truck.
3. the rear suspension becomes soft and then bouncy.

PROS: a very reliable car, which will never fail or stop anywhere. solid quality and the best electronics.
AC is very powerful and keeps you cool in the hot summers. Handling is the best i have seen in small cars. rip it right and left it never looses its track.

Indica: diesel
1. i will get tired if i start speaking about this so its better i keep mum.

amit_mechengg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2009, 21:12   #138
Senior - BHPian
raj_5004's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,048
Thanked: 1,906 Times

what i dont like about my-

Scorpio 2.2 mHAWK:
* rear seat legroom not the best.
* bouncy ride at the rear.
* no AC vents for the third row.
* too much of gear lever vibration in third gear.

Innova 2.5 D-4D:
*not at all good to drive when compared to my safari & scorpio.
* jerky acceleration.
* flimsy body panel & pathetic paint quality.
* poor visibility from driver's seat, again when compared to the scorpio & safari.

Safari 2.2 VTT:
* engine is unresponsive at low rpm.
* poor quality interiors.
* reliabilty issues, niggling issues always present.
* not the best built SUV, too much of squeaking & rattling inside the cabin.
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2009, 23:18   #139
petrohead's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 102
Thanked: 0 Times

What i don't like about my,

Opel Corsa 1.4L:
> Sluggish acceleration.
>low FE.

Honda CR-V 2.4L
> no OTR capability .
>low FE.
petrohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2009, 17:04   #140
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 167
Thanked: 52 Times

Ford Ikon Flair (1.3)
1) Seating position: I find it too low, although it is comfortable.
2) Low ground clearance: I fear the times when the car is fully loaded with 4+ people.
3) AC thermostat: Discussed elsewhere, due to unreliable diverter valve, AC thermostat is not useable (hot air comes if used in any position other than full cold).
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th April 2009, 19:25   #141
Senior - BHPian
pranavt's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,628
Thanked: 270 Times

Forced to drive the car like a madman. That is all
pranavt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd May 2009, 08:37   #142
Bailee_Jatt_Boy's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 126
Thanked: 4 Times

1) Maruti Zen:
I hated the low ground clearance. Even a pebble on the road will hit the under carriage.

2) Honda City 1.5 Exi 2001:
I am not sure but I think is also popularly called OHC. I feel the driving position of the car is made for short people. At 6 feet a lot of times I feel my legs are touching the steering!

3) Toyota 4Runner:
The seats are barely off the floor. Practically useless third row seats! Excellent off roading capabilities makes up for it though.
Bailee_Jatt_Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2009, 02:53   #143
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 30 Times

Just two things I really don't like about my baleno:

1) the bland rear which makes the otherwise gracefull design look imbalanced and ugly. (though the stock spoiler sorts it out a bit).

2) The dashboard, not because its grey (unlike the beige that is very popular) but because it looks like an Alto's dashboard, albeit in size XL. Also the dials do not offer digital odo/trip considering that at the time I bought the Baleno, even 800 had digital stuff.

That is it I guess.
YC.BALENO.CHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2009, 13:13   #144
santsharan's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 69
Thanked: Once

Maruti 800 (1996) Restored 2009 - Planning to go in for CAI & FFE very shortly

  1. Reliable (Any Terrain)
  2. Excellent FE (21 on Highway, 17-18 City)
  3. Sufficient Power
  1. Inefficient Brakes
  2. Limitation with Suspension
  3. Rattles a lot
santsharan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2009, 14:13   #145
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 934
Thanked: 8 Times

MODS: It's a small one but would make a world of a difference if you could correct the title to: "FREE FLOW EXHAUSTS..." from the current 'Free Flaw exhausts...".
netchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2009, 14:37   #146
Senior - BHPian
srishiva's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 3,302
Thanked: 542 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (5)

Originally Posted by netchef View Post
MODS: It's a small one but would make a world of a difference if you could correct the title to: "FREE FLOW EXHAUSTS..." from the current 'Free Flaw exhausts...".
See the first post on this thread.
srishiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th May 2009, 19:05   #147
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 934
Thanked: 8 Times

Originally Posted by srishiva View Post
See the first post on this thread.
srishiva: Entirely my mistake, Sir. Thanks for pointing it out.
netchef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th May 2009, 06:43   #148
Somu2009's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi // Tempe, Arizona
Posts: 190
Thanked: 124 Times

Okay... here it goes for my Hyundai Accent GLE

1. Ride Quality not great.
2. Build quality and the way the doors shut is so Korean.
3. Lot of in-cabin noise, so insulation could have been better.
4. Engine is decent but not very inspiring to drive.
5. Plastics could have been better.
6. Lacking various small things like height adjustable seat belts, digital clock, .. etc.
Somu2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2009, 23:42   #149
akshay_b's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 362
Thanked: 10 Times

Santro GLS 2008.

What i like:

Turning radius
A Lot, Lot better than alto
1.1L engine makes enough power to drive around 4+1 passengers.
Head lights and tail lamps(+spolier's LED), They're pretty powerful
The paint gloss which is still in existence even after a year.

What i don't like.

Old interiors
Boring instrument cluster
Bumpy rear suspension.
akshay_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2009, 19:14   #150
Senior - BHPian
VeluM's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,192
Thanked: 551 Times
Default Chevrolet Spark LT


1. Not much boot space
2. OEM MRF Tubeless tyres - horrible
3. Silver finish on front DS door is of very poor quality - in the sense that it looked good new, but has started disappearing very quickly
4. Under thigh support for tallish and above people is inadequate (6' and above)
5. Day/Night mirror is not really useful as it needs adjustment when switched to night, else one will see a dim view of the rear seats/parcel tray
6. No OEM music system (Grrr... the new Music version has a nice looking setup, although I hate the outside graphics)
7. bit of a gap between 1st and 2nd gears, 1st being quite short

Hmm.. this is not really a problem, but the accessories people couldn't get the steering off to get it leather wrapped :(

Love my car, though
VeluM is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Flow Exhausts Lil' Giant Modifications & Accessories 5 6th November 2007 00:05
Free Flow exhausts For Maruti Esteem Petrol MPFI n_aditya Modifications & Accessories 66 10th July 2007 14:12
Of Free flow exhausts and Warranties GTO Modifications & Accessories 39 26th December 2006 13:05
Back to Basics: How does a free flow work? aalaap Technical Stuff 4 7th November 2004 03:33
K&N Filter and Free flow exhaust gbharani Modifications & Accessories 2 19th April 2004 23:46

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:16.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks