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Old 3rd July 2009, 13:37   #16
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How much is the painting costing you?
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Sorry but I disagree, I agree that the old zen had lower & more driver oriented seating posture but no way was the zen better in performance than the VX.
Precisely. Nowhere did I say the Zen performance was better. Please read my post again. Remember I am comparing a carb Zen with a MPFI Alto VX. Obviously, 50 bhp vs 60+ bhp is a no contest. I just said that the Zen is far more of a drivers car!!
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Oh ok then its fine but i still wont say that the Zen was more of a driver's car than the VX as an enthusiast driver would still opt for something which is more powerful (Strictly talking about this case) i.e. the VX
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new bumpers,headlamps also test fitted and line-level is done
Hope you have gone in for the new style bumper and head lamps. They look much better than the original. Also change the rear lamps to the new style ones and get front foglamps.

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The Alto VX range was a beauty as compared to the 800, and is a rare beast to find. However, it paled when compared with the original Zen as a drivers car.
with you on that.
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Sorry but I disagree, I agree that the old zen had lower & more driver oriented seating posture but no way was the zen better in performance than the VX.
The power of the Alto VXi was more than the Zen, but the Zen engine was more advanced and much better to drive. I have to disagree with you and agree with sgiitk.
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To each his own, I would any day pick up a VXi over a Zen.
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How much is the painting costing you?
23K for the painting (18K had i stuck to the same colour)
9K for the denting and labor (does not include the cost of new aprons,their installation)
2-4k Misc items - like rubber beading etc.

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Hope you have gone in for the new style bumper and head lamps. They look much better than the original. Also change the rear lamps to the new style ones and get front foglamps.
I was already running the new style bumpers,headlamps before the crash, but since the car originally came with the glass headlamps etc insurance is reimbursing me only for that, the difference i am paying.
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So the insurance is paying for the painting + denting + labor?
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Old 3rd July 2009, 18:48   #23
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Insurance is paying for the bonnet,fender,aprons,right door(front), suspension, gearbox casing, oil pan, driveshafts,engine mounting,brake booster and a long list of things.
The complete paintwork etc is what i will pay for.
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Ok that is then normal, I thought you got them into paying for the paint too
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Have you got an approx figure that will be covered by insurance?
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Old 4th July 2009, 19:59   #26
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Insurance paying about 36K
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My grandparents also own the 1.1. Real pleasure to drive, one of the best cars to own in the city.
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arpan is the car back.

please post latest pics and update on the complete work done.
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