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Old 23rd January 2008, 21:16   #76
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thank you. it is pretty quick and much more so with the petes box. the brakes are good too.
I have driven 2-3 different innova's, although the brakes are good, it requires a firm press.
And I never found it underpowered, even with full load and AC on, it was doing just fine. One of the most versatile cars in the Indian market.
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I have driven 2-3 different innova's, although the brakes are good, it requires a firm press.
And I never found it underpowered, even with full load and AC on, it was doing just fine. One of the most versatile cars in the Indian market.
the gearing is done well on it. but it is a little short. there should have been a 6th gear just for cruising.
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Superb Car there mate...good review too...

we could do with some pics of your ice...

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keep INNOVA-ting
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In my opinion Tata cars are more reliable
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In my opinion Tata cars are more reliable
im my opinion. i dont think so.
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Nice detailed review there Akshay. Love the alloys, they look awesome.
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Note on Innova performance: I think she's generously powered for her genre and size. On a fast ride to Chennai, I saw many Innovas holding high averages and doing so with great poise...even ease. Also, one can tell when a driver is stressed while attaining and holding a speed, and I'm darned sure the Innova drivers on that particular day were in full control of their machines and not doing anything fool-hardy.
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Even ask Ratan Tata and he will say Toyota is much much more reliable then their Tata vehicles. From where did you get this info about Tata being more reliable.
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Very good review and from what you have written, it seems like you take care of the small niggles in your car immediately. This is very important for the car's life and beauty. And your car is a testament to it.

Yes, post some pictures of your interiors and music system
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Note on Innova performance: I think she's generously powered for her genre and size. On a fast ride to Chennai, I saw many Innovas holding high averages and doing so with great poise...even ease. Also, one can tell when a driver is stressed while attaining and holding a speed, and I'm darned sure the Innova drivers on that particular day were in full control of their machines and not doing anything fool-hardy.
very true. with the petes box its just much easier to get to and keep higher speeds. the engine also sounds pleasing not strained at high rpms.

note to self - enough blabbering about the petes box.

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Even ask Ratan Tata and he will say Toyota is much much more reliable then their Tata vehicles. From where did you get this info about Tata being more reliable.
now that i doubt.

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Very good review and from what you have written, it seems like you take care of the small niggles in your car immediately. This is very important for the car's life and beauty. And your car is a testament to it.

Yes, post some pictures of your interiors and music system
thank you. ill take pics tomorrow and post them.
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Nice detailed review there Akshay. Love the alloys, they look awesome.
thank you. i think they look pretty good too.
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now putting the box back onto level2 in a day.
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Sounds very Impressive... but my only concern is engine longevity. Thats all.
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heres a pic of the car doing 140kmph last time on the expressway. its slightly over 3.5krpm so i guess it should do 160kmph. it also got to 140kmph effortlessly and the engine noise could be drowned off with music at a very low volume.

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Enroute I encountered another Innova trying to overtake a truck but could not, as soon as I got some space I just took off overtaking that Innova and the truck and zoomed away. I could see that look on that drivers face when he saw me overtaking him, he must be wondering where the heck was I going but he must be amazed at the way I took off.
i had written a reply to this post, but it never came on the thread, so I'll type it all again.

I pete'd my swift around 2000kms back, and the post above best describes my experience.
I'm sure all of us would have encountered situations like this on the highway, there would be one slow moving truck hogging the road, and there would be a full dozen other vehicles playing the round robin and overtaking each other, but never getting past the truck due to oncoming traffic.

in the stock diesel swift, you would sit at the back for hours, waiting for your turn to come at overtaking the truck.

after the tuning box. and the green wind, no more waiting, just dive right in, overtake all 6-7 vehicles and the offending truck in one go. then look back in the RVM to see the unruly crowd of cars all shocked into discipline.

sometimes, you might be lucky enough to see the slack jawed expression on their faces.

now, the best part is mileage goes up, and the NVH goes down.
its sheer magic.

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