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Old 14th September 2009, 12:00   #91
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viddy, do you drive barefoot? If not, try it. I find the accelerator pedal very responsive to fine throttle inputs so long as I'm using just my thumb to actuate it.
ImmortalZ,

Apologies on the OT, but I find that using a flat soled rubber shoe gives me the best response on the throttle, brakes and accelerator.

I use the shoes only for driving as they dont have a lot of cushioning as the sole is thin.

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viddy, do you drive barefoot? If not, try it. I find the accelerator pedal very responsive to fine throttle inputs so long as I'm using just my thumb to actuate it.
Barefoot is impossible. I just cannot. I just don't like the feel at all from the pedals when barefoot.

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He is babying the car a bit too much, i think if he starts shifting at a slightly higher rev and then modulate the clutch and accelerator it will be fine. I didnt face any issue when i drove it yesterday, its same as any other drive by wire car.

Car is really good and the low end torque delivery PERFECT, and the engine note also quite nice when the revs climb ie if Viddy starts driving the car like it should!!!

ps: Please check the air pressure before you wear out the suspension bushes
Well I observed Jaggu drive and he was not getting the car to jump or lag at all.

After that on the way back I tried a few things and found the perfect way to get around the lag or transmission snatch as Jaggu says.

I just tickle the accelerator just before releasing the clutch and things are much better now.

I pushed the car a bit yesterday to around 4000rpm and was amazing fun. The torque is just addictive. The way the car pulls is just effortless. 100kmph is way too easy and you just don't realise how quick and effortless the acceleration is.
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Vid, since you took those interior pics, you might as well post them here.
Also, you've been babysitting the car a lill too much.
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Old 15th September 2009, 09:15   #94
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Vid, since you took those interior pics, you might as well post them here.
Also, you've been babysitting the car a lill too much.
Only later did I realise that I forgot to turn on the Optitron display and that my photos suck.

Anyways here are some interior pics I snapped.

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Vid, those fake wooden inserts look see-aar-a-pee. See if you cant put matt-black stickering on them.
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Vid, those fake wooden inserts look see-aar-a-pee. See if you cant put matt-black stickering on them.
Steering wooden insert will get covered with a leather cover from G-sport shortly. The steering is already leather wrapped in the lower half but I'll have to see how to cover the top part.

The dash and door pads I found the dark grey ones but I can only get them on my next trip to US.
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Moreover imagine giving a 38L BMW 320d, the ultimate driving machine to a driver who is enjoying driving the car whereas the person who spent that money is sitting in the back seat trying to look comfortable even when there is no legroom but cringing everytime the car goes over a pothole. Sacrilege if you ask me and a sheer waste of the BMW.
How many times have you taken the Lancer to its max? If you had bought a BMW, the car would have done a suicide if it has AI
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Vid, one more for you :

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What do you guys think of the grey footmats instead of the transparent or the black wala I thought of earlier. Personally I love the grey as it is matching perfectly with the top of the dash.

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For a change i agree with you, like the mats! goes well with the car. How much and where did you get em?
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For a change i agree with you, like the mats! goes well with the car. How much and where did you get em?
Thanks Jaggu.

Picked it up from right next to your office. Thouqeer's shop Car Fancy on Koramangala 80feet road just at the Wipro junction. He had grey and beige. I took the grey and told him if I didn't like it he should order the black.

Luckily the grey turned out perfect. I'll come to know the price tomorrow as I just took it to try.

ps: Just came to know that these mats are very popular and are known as Packy Poda mats.
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For a change i agree with you, like the mats! goes well with the car. How much and where did you get em?
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I'll come to know the price tomorrow as I just took it to try. Just came to know that these mats are very popular and are known as Packy Poda mats.
Jaggu, vid,

These mats are available in METRO as well. Cost ~Rs. 600 for a set of four. I have two sets one black and grey and they are just great. Have been using them for over a year now and no tears or brittleness.

They help keep the dirt, mud in place till you can clean at the end of the week.

For some weird reason the fully black ones are slightly more supple than the grey.

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Old 21st September 2009, 18:03   #103
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Hi Vid,

Congrats on your new car. I am about to book one and need some advice on the same. I am on a tight timeline to do lots of researching, so would really appreciate if you could spare me a few minutes.

Let me know if you are okay to speak to me for a few minutes. I can call you then.

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Vid, isnt the passenger seat electrically adjustable? Also, is lumber support added for passenger seat?
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Hey Vid

The car looks amazing.This is one car i would probably buy.On my radar now!

Congrats on your new car!
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