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Old 31st January 2008, 22:10   #46
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jaggu,

I guess before the beginning of the new year, logan was really priced high. LAter Mahindra reduced the price by around 40K for their petrol models.

At 5Lakhs ex-showroom price for top end 1.6Petrol(GLS), its a steal. At this price, who wants a diesel when one save 2L approximately on the petrol version.Ofcourse, some one needs a diesel if the average travel per day is around 60/70KM, but then Diesel also comes with more maintenance and so on..
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Well, the strategy is simple.

Some manufacturers put all these convenient features/good looks into the car and charge the customer more upfront.

Some other manufactureres like M&M give a basic version at a lower price and charge extra for accessories. One can fit internal boot opener from the M&M showroom/garage as an accessory. The price varies between Rs.500(in Noida) to Rs.1750(in Bangalore). I did not understand why it varies so much. Will ask the India Garage guys here.
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Boot opener normal price is Rs 2000 but its available as an offer to top end model (models with power window) customers at a price of Rs 500. Contact the dealer only from where you purchase your Logan for more info. I have heard that now on it will come as a standard with top end models.
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Ofcourse, some one needs a diesel if the average travel per day is around 60/70KM, but then Diesel also comes with more maintenance and so on..

I hate turning this into a diesel vs petrol battleground, but,shouldnt we stop harping about the high maintenance cost of diesels? AFAIK, the diesel maintenance cost issue is a myth.

and, dont most of the new diesel cars outperform their petrol counterparts?
is'nt the logan a case in point. the diesel logan felt far more fun to drive when I TDed it.
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I can get a better clarification of Diesel engines than this:

Diesel engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Advantages and disadvantages versus spark-ignition engines), read about Diesel power power & power with economy.
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I can get a better clarification of Diesel engines than this:

Diesel engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Advantages and disadvantages versus spark-ignition engines), read about Diesel power power & power with economy.
Sorry, I mean I cant !
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Old 5th February 2008, 20:31   #52
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To check fuel consumption again I presessed reset earlier after getting comments on average, and I would like to tell you guys that after burning around 18 L. of Diesel (premium) still I am getting average of 17.9 to 18.3 all the way till date in 100% City condition only.
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[quote=iraghava;703785]LOL!! The 205 (the 205 T16 to be correct!) was a Peugeot product man! The car you're referring to is probably the Renault 5 Turbo which was quite a lairy Group B rally car. And this is what it looked like:






Pardon the mixed metaphors sir...it's only the fading memory you see.
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I hate turning this into a diesel vs petrol battleground, but,shouldnt we stop harping about the high maintenance cost of diesels? AFAIK, the diesel maintenance cost issue is a myth.

and, dont most of the new diesel cars outperform their petrol counterparts?
is'nt the logan a case in point. the diesel logan felt far more fun to drive when I TDed it.
I totally agree. World over modern Diesel cars maintenance costs same as petrol cars. Most modern Diesels have 10000 KM servicing/oil change while Petrol cars have 5000 KM service/oil change. Diesel engines/ transmission/ clutch assembly are more sturdier and hence require lesser maintenance per km than its petrol counterparts.

Yes modern day Diesel cars outperform petrol cars in normal road driving due to amazing torque. Except for slightly more engine sound/vibration there are no negatives of modern day Diesels.
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Yes modern day Diesel cars outperform petrol cars in normal road driving due to amazing torque. Except for slightly more engine sound/vibration there are no negatives of modern day Diesels.
Agree to the above except the sound part.Its not SLIGHTLY more! The only uber quiet affordable diesel out there i've seen is the multijet. Fiesta for example is VERY noisy outside. Its better than the old gen mahindra bolero's agricultural noise, but the Indigo DICORs too make quite a racket.
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Today I drived a Logan Diesel and man was I astonished. I currenlty own an Indica and had the same kind of judgement for all Diesel Cars. I was really astonished to drive this car and with the kind of pick up response this car has it feels much more powerful then the 68bhp power that it carries with it.

One of my friends has added the PETE in his logan and the power boost is amazing. You need to drive it to believe
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Kailash,

Welcome to the LOGAN fan club!!!
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Fitted a new spoiler purchased from market, made for Logan. It looks nice with backlight and cost is Rs. 2400 with 1 year paint warranty.

Also got a Phillips 100/90 Ralley pair of headlight bulbs (it does not require any relay or ceraminc holders).

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I totally agree. World over modern Diesel cars maintenance costs same as petrol cars. Most modern Diesels have 10000 KM servicing/oil change while Petrol cars have 5000 KM service/oil change.
am i missing something here ?? 5k KM for petrol car . May i know which petrol car servicing @5k KM intervals except for carb. ones.
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So proud to be here! I am a proud Loganizer! And am really really hapy with the performance of the car! I hav driven at 7500+ kms and am getting a tremendous mileage of abt 16+ in BAD city traffic driving. Havent hit the highway yet!
Also theres another forum dedicated to the LOGAN! google abt it!
But Hats off to TEAMBHP for Supporting such Fair and UNBAISED comments!!
BRAVO!!cheers:
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