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Old 3rd May 2013, 22:18   #31
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Just got back from my trip to Baroda & Anand (Gujarat) today.

Started @ 6:30 am from Mulund and reached Baroda in about 4 hrs 40 mins

Acter completing my first meeting proceeded to Anand for lunch & 2nd meet/factory visit.

Left from Anand @ 4:30 pm & reached back to Mumbai in about 5hrs 25mins.

The total distance clocked today was about 870 kms;

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Total Driving time ou about 12.5 hrz;

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Average speed a staggering 70km/h;

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Fuel economy as expected poor but acceptable for the above numbers;

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^^^ You time of 4 hr 40 mins for Mumbai - Baroda run is reasonable. MY usual runs the other way round take 5 hrs ! You must have avoided the in famous traffic snarl at bharuch bridge which can easily ad a couple of hours to your time !
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^^^ You time of 4 hr 40 mins for Mumbai - Baroda run is reasonable. MY usual runs the other way round take 5 hrs ! You must have avoided the in famous traffic snarl at bharuch bridge which can easily ad a couple of hours to your time !
Yes the Narmada crossing bridge was pretty much free of traffic, But that said the timings of < 5 hrz is possible when driving non stop or with one break only (in my case one halt of 15 mins)

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35,000 km Service Update;

The car was sent to Millennium Toyota(Thane) for its 35k service.

The service advisor who used to take care of her since the 1st service had resigned and so now a new SA had taken charge & IMO he did a decent job but the amount of work done to the money charged was not justified.

The work done was front & rear brake cleaning, front disc skimming & regular service, other check ups but no oil change or filters changed & the amount charged was Rs 4448/-

I dont know if i am expecting too much out of Toyota but just have a feeling that the servicing cost for this time around should have been around 3k

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Last week did a trip to Pune and back.

Distance covered - 380 kms
FE - 9.9 Km/l

PS - Tire change on my mind
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My T-fort's Dunlops get swapped by Continental Cross Contact All Terrains

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^ Full report on this shall follow later

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My T-fort's Dunlops get swapped by Continental Cross Contact All Terrains

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^ Full report on this shall follow later
Will look forward to your initial thoughts and long term feedback. I will need to change the tyres after a few more thousands of kms, and had shortlisted these Contis. How much apiece?
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Will look forward to your initial thoughts and long term feedback. I will need to change the tyres after a few more thousands of kms, and had shortlisted these Contis. How much apiece?
Hey nilanjan,

I paid INR 12k/ tire

I am still running in the tire, so the report will be up hopefully by next weekend
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Hey nilanjan,

I paid INR 12k/ tire

I am still running in the tire, so the report will be up hopefully by next weekend
12K is a good price! You got a set of 5 or 4?
Also what is the size of these ones?
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12K is a good price! You got a set of 5 or 4?
Also what is the size of these ones?
Bought set of 4 as the 5th one is hardly 10k kms used (though its a Dunlop)

Size is 265/65 R17 (OE Size)
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The tyres look nice. I have heard that they are tough - which is perfect for me. But how are they for long distance highway driving? I usually have to drive hundreds, if not thousands, of kms at high speed to reach those interesting places where offroading is needed.
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Last week had taken my Brute Fort for an mild OTR session @ Rajmachi (Lonavala) heres a short pictorial report;

The Fortuners raring to go

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En route the trail

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Rajmachi it is

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Passing the landslide affected trail

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The road ahead

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& we pass

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More down slopes passed with ease;

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River crossing

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Devils back slope was passed without any drama

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While some were stuck;

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Others marched on

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In the meanwhile the Devils back swallowed the LR Discovery 4 for Lunch

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Some more River crossing;

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A rare sight : My Fortuner doing DONTUS

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Finally a group pic; [All BHPians - From L to R - Ahmed, Manish(Bhp!), Harish (Guderian), Kedar (KedarWalke), Satyen (MonaroCV8), Myself (Karan561) ]

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Just got back from my factory visit to Silvasa (Gujarat) & heres the trip log;

Total Distance covered : 330 kms
FE : 9.5 km/l

Started not so early i.e. @ 8:30 am & Found very light traffic on NH8, here are some pics from todays trip;

@ NH8 - En route DNH

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Got done with work early and left back for Mumbai @ 1:30 pm and en route stopped by the Daman Ganga river for some photos

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^ After the pic session hit the NH8 soon and was a joyful drive back as it was practically empty and the weather was beautiful.

Missed my BMW on these stretches though;

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Reahed home for lunch @ 3:30 pm and now back to office, what a day

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Missed my BMW on these stretches though;
After seeing those roads, I was about to ask you this.

The Fortuner looks very nice wearing the monsoon colors in the pics you 've posted. Maybe the best you have posted so far
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After seeing those roads, I was about to ask you this.
Well if you remember but again il mention that i'd got the delivery of my Bimmer on this same very road (NH8), so technically my 1st drive in my BMW was on this same very stretch and hence these curves will always remind me of her

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The Fortuner looks very nice wearing the monsoon colors in the pics you 've posted. Maybe the best you have posted so far
Oh ! I so agree with you, I just couldn't get my eyes off her, & also look what i'd done to my CRUZE;

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^ Oh yea i like them dirty

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