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Old 8th September 2007, 00:44   #16
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Does the Marina have a tilt steering yet?
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Old 10th September 2007, 10:37   #17
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Does the Marina have a tilt steering yet?


Nopes not as yet. All you get to tilt is your back.
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Could you please share your views on TDI as you would have evaluated the same when you bought Dicor version?
My current concern with Marina is about long term reliability (3-5 yrs, 60000kms).
Go ahead buy the TDI. The difference is not much performance wise but IMHO if you dont mind spending about 50K more so for the DICOR, buy it, as it is supposed to be the latest thing in Diesels. Noise levels and the pickup is definitely more in DICOR. Long term reliability is well....I am not too sure about but I have seen a friends much abused Indigo 3 yrs 55Km and though it has the usual rattles n squeaks but still delivers the goods pretty well. And somewhere here in these threads I read that even with TATAs if you care for your car it would not be much of an issue even after 5 years.

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Old 16th September 2007, 23:18   #19
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I was having a slight rattling noise from rear left side on broken tarmac conditions and this saturday after taking it to the A one motors the first culprit they suspected was a loose rear seat but the noise would not go.
Then after a lengthy test ride the noise was pinpointed to the undercarriage near the left tyre and upon hoisting the car found that a rear link arm bush (part of the rear suspension) has been slightly cut resulting in the casing coming loose and on uneven surfaces was rattling on the side brackets. Took 20 minutes to change. Cost to me was zero but the sticker price said 82 Rs. Now it is running fine.
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Old 16th September 2007, 23:35   #20
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Mods please edit the report to 2200 Kms please. Can I do that on my own too if yes please explain how to.
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Old 17th September 2007, 10:17   #21
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Thanks to knight rider, I have uploaded the images of the Marina from my recent trip up hills.
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Good photos! Congrats on your nice car and thanks for sharing your experience with it!
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@joshisd : thanks mate.
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Have got a hand rest cum utility holder fixed between the front seats. Will upload the pics very soon.
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How's been the driving experience in city traffic conditions?
I'm interested in buying Marina TDI in Nov. 80% of my driving is within city, and I drive 35 km per day. Once in a month I plan to do about 500km trip. Eventhough my head says to go for Swift or SX4, I am attracted to Marina for VFM, space and ride, and I did'nt like Logan much.
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@joshisd : Been driving in bumper to bumper traffic in Delhi and the only real problem I have faced is that I need to shift to first when ever I need to pull up from a stopped position and not engage the second gear till there is ample space ahead of me. Handelling is precise and it is easy to maneuver. The FE I am getting with 100% AC is about 15.5 to 16.5.
As compared to the other choices it is definately more VFM, space is ample and ride is very comfortable.
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FE of 16 is terrific! I think DICOR FE is more than TDI's.
I'm fine with adjusting with the vehicle on its gear change requirements.
It would take some practice though.

Thanks very much sharing your experience.
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The problem I was facing with the high accelerator pedal position has been sorted to some extent by putting two thermocol sheets beneath the mat. They have been cut to size. If they do not crack or sag with time I am thinking of getting them bound together covered with carpet cloth as a permanent fixture.
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Have got a hand rest cum utility holder fixed between the front seats. Will upload the pics very soon.
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Is'nt Hand rest comes with car, not even in SX?

Please post the pics...
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@rk : I am not too sure of Marina SX, though the dealers have the pictures but I am yet to come across someone who has seen let alone delivered one. I got this thing installed, will try to post pics meanwhile do check the thread in modification & accessory forum where there are pictures of one fitted in a Palio. Its the same as the one shown.
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