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Old 31st January 2009, 11:07   #16
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Well-maintained Santro!

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still the best car for Delhi streets due to it's user friendly nature and still the most stress free car to drive.
Agreed, it is a heck of a city hatch (alongwith the i10). And the auto tranny only takes this one level higher.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 14:59   #17
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A nice car,

I am also having a 2003 Santro.

Still going strong.

I firmly believe, it is best car for city driving.

no need to spend a single penny more for i10 (only interior is good), A star (crampd, overpriced), Vista (ASS?).

Best car with best price.
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touched 160, yes, 160 on greater noida expressway yesterday evening.
rock sturdy with michelins.
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Very wel mantained best city CAR. May I know how many kilometers you have covered in Michellins ? Whats tyre size and how is ride quality compared to stock tyres.

Ravi.
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touched 160, yes, 160 on greater noida expressway yesterday evening.
rock sturdy with michelins.
yup, santro can go easily to 155-160 kmph.

Mine also went to 155-160 on Ahmedabad-Baroda express highway in gujarat.

Amazing to see such a steady & comfortable driving at that speed with this Tall boy (many people said the negative things in this aspect).
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Very wel mantained best city CAR. May I know how many kilometers you have covered in Michellins ? Whats tyre size and how is ride quality compared to stock tyres.

Ravi.

i have covered 10, 215 kms with my michelins. ride quality has definitely improved (also the car balance) over the stock goodyear gps-2, which I simply hated, so changes to michelins at 40,000 km.

since michelins have a softer compound and a stiffer sidewall as compared to other tyres, they are lighter and give you a better ride quality, also increasing fuel efficiency by 5-10%, depending upon driving style.

the bumpy rear ride remains but has reduced to a great extent with these tyres.
I mentioned that I was doing 160 yesterday, it's due to these tyres also, that the car felt rock steady at those speeds.
even though they are a bit expensive, the tyres are the best choice for my santro and worth every extra cash.
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Sidindica, I have seen quite a few Santro's doing such high speeds, and it amazes me,Seriously. Other day I was on the Gurgaon Expressway and a Santro whizzed past me, I was doing 140 in my Swift Ldi, that guy must have been doing 160-170.
Santro is one fast car.
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nice well maintaned car buddy..
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touched 160, yes, 160 on greater noida expressway yesterday evening.
rock sturdy with michelins.
sid, must say that you have a maintained your car really very well.

Have been owning a Santro since 2002 and I have quoted you just for a simple reason that some people may feel it hard to believe what some cars are capable of and if you get any negative remarks just let it pass by.

People have scoffed at me when I tell them. I tell them for I am excited that these cars can do this kind of stuff.

Anyhow, I'm dropping this here and would like to just wish you many more miles of happy motoring sid.
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Yes, no doubt it is a good car. I have taken my santro till 160. But if u lose control at that speed, the car is almost impossible to control. My friend, having a santro, lost control on expressway at the speed of 120 and the car took 6 topple
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Can you please point out the position of dead pedal (pedal on which left foot rests) in the pics. I am going to install one in my spark very soon
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I Agree. Santro is a tallboy and is not a stable car over 130 kmph. It has a high chance of toppling if braked suddenly or if you turn the steering suddenly.
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I Agree. Santro is a tallboy and is not a stable car over 130 kmph. It has a high chance of toppling if braked suddenly or if you turn the steering suddenly.

Infact No car is stable over 120 or so if you subject them to sudden panic braking..unless the vehicle is a mercedes or a bmw or one with the expensive Brake Assist feature!
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A nice car,

I am also having a 2003 Santro.

Still going strong.

I firmly believe, it is best car for city driving.

no need to spend a single penny more for i10 (only interior is good), A star (crampd, overpriced), Vista (ASS?).

Best car with best price.
I second that.
I too have a '03 Santro Xing with 60K on the odo.
When the car completed 5 years a few months ago I evaluated a few cars and decided that I could live with my Santro for a couple more years. My car has been absolutely reliable and I have spent only on routine maintenance. Have also driven it out of the city - Blr-Pune thrice, Blr-Goa twice and dozens of trips in Coorg - and felt quite comfortable.
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Yeah.. But still sedans are more stable than tallboys.. I think..
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