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Old 16th March 2011, 19:36   #1
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Whenever i teach someone to drive a car, the first question comes up is, why i cant see the edge of the car?.

So i was curious to know, which are the cars in India where you can see the bonnet fully?

Hyundai Accent, Maruti esteem?, Hyundai Elantra?
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Ford Ikon, I know because I drive one.
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Maruti 800, Alto. any more?
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Tata Sierra
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Maruti 800, Alto. any more?
can you see the bonnet of alto from the driving seat? i doubt. i drive my friend's alto but i couldnt see the bonnet at all.
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Premier Padmini. Never driven one anytime. But have sat next to the driver a lot in Mumbai taxis.
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Ford Figo .
Though you cant see the full bonnet, but the view is still much better compared to other cars.
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can you see the bonnet of alto from the driving seat? i doubt. i drive my friend's alto but i couldnt see the bonnet at all.
well it was my guess. as Alto is based on 800. may be i am wrong.
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OHC - one of the lowest bonnets in the business and very appealing to look at too..
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well it was my guess. as Alto is based on 800. may be i am wrong.
Well, I drive an 800 but can't see the bonnet. May be i have set my seating position that way.
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Guess this would depend on your height too to some extend. Swift no chance for me to see the bonnet, but may be different for a 6 foot+ person
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Bonnet visibility depends on height of the driver to a large extent. But some cars are designed such that even the tallest drivers cannot see the bonnet.

From personal driving experience, cars with invisible bonnet are:
Santro
Matiz
Indica series
Spark

Cars with visible bonnet are:
M800
Alto
Swift
Ikon
Cielo
Fiesta to an extent

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Guess this would depend on your height too to some extend. Swift no chance for me to see the bonnet, but may be different for a 6 foot+ person
I am 6ft and can see the bonnet of the swift
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Old 16th March 2011, 21:09   #14
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Hi
Bonnets that you can see
Jeep
Bolero
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But seeing the bonnet or not able to see it doesnt make a difference once you get the hang of the vehicle. Cheers
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I disagree. One cannot see the bonnet of either the 800 or the Alto.
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