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Old 12th July 2008, 11:42   #16
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It is interesting to know that someone pointed out that a lady found it easier driving an indica than a santro. I do not know much about santro. My wife drives an indica and she does not find it any difficult. Yes, initially she tried learning on a non power steering indica and she found it very difficult to handle. . Indica is not really a difficult vehicle to drive. If someone has driven a decent sedan or intends to drive one the definitely indica is not difficult for such a person. High mounted dashboard, invisibility of the bonnets' end, ability to park in 3/4th parking places are the complaints that typically come from a nation that learnt driving on a Maruti 800. In western countries you see many women driving very large cars and SUV. Let me assure you not all those cars are extremely comfortable to drive.
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the turbo encourages you to keep the revs above 2k all the time , and i suppose it does decrease mileage a bit.

For one , the indica has a big car feel , both inside and out, and people usually give way to fast white Indicas (maybe its the rash taxi effect) , as I keep finding out

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the turbo encourages you to keep the revs above 2k all the time , and i suppose it does decrease mileage a bit.
Overall, the turbo is more fuel-efficient than the N/A Indica.
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I know it is supposed to be more fuel efficient , and yet even i get only 13~14.
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my dad has been using this Turbo DLG Indica since april 2006 - it has crossed about 18K kms so far.
The car is giving him (in city with AC - 13-14 and on highways also with AC 18-20)
He drives very normally with a lot of care and caution.
No one other than him drives that car except me once in a way when I reverse it or park it for him.
Therefore I think it must be a pretty normal mileage return.

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