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Old 9th November 2009, 18:05   #1
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Thumbs up tata indica vista long term ownership review at 26925km

Hi all,last september i got my vista quadrajet aura and i was one amoung the few who got the car in coimbatore from the first batch delivery from tata.i have done first four services(1st at 1k,2nd at 5k,3rd at 9k and 4th 18k) now i'm waiting for the next service and will post about it once i hv done it.They have changed the oil at 9k for the first time and i have asked them to flush and change oil.

I am very pleased to say that my car never forced me to go to garage other than services and yes as a family hatch i rate this car very much.But for some wheel spinning drive!! a big no for this car (even i have changed to alloys and michellin 185/65 R14).BRAKING never gives confidence at all.

ice-i have changed 4 speakers to jbl and a single channel amp of kenwood and jbl sub.head unit remained same due to light vallet otherwise one must change it to get the best for ears.

i'm getting only 14 to 15km/ltr in town and 17 to 18km/ltr on highways.
planning to fit petes box,green filter and a set of 205/55 R14 (don't know weather that size is available otherwise potenza's 195/65 R14 will do)
will update later..regards to all
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please post the car photos, and your bill details if possible
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Old 9th November 2009, 18:53   #3
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please post the car photos, and your bill details if possible
pictures are essential but beeing a newbie i have never tried posting pictures but i will try to post some for sure next time.regards
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Right now, we have a lot of vista pics, but the bill details would be more essential. I dont think many have covered as much mileage as you, so if you have kept the bill with you, posting the bill details would be very helpful to people planning to buy the car and wondering about the maintenance costs
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i'mplanning to give the car for next service though tata says every 10k only we have to do oil service,i think it is safe to do service at every 7 to 8k so i will be giving it to service and i will post each and every charge n cost of it.regards
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Old 25th November 2009, 16:00   #6
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Default indica vista paid service bill details at 27500km

hi all..i'm posting the detailed bill of my paid details.


oil filter 302.22

engine oil 3.4ltr 785.77

engine flush(bardahl) 675.56

engine special duty oil(bardahal) 444(for 300ml)

assy.fr.strut complete(RH)(renowned) 2681(changed under warranty)

summer screen wash wuerth!! 75.56


fog lamb bulb 128.89

air filter element 504.89

electrical cntct cleaner wuerth 20

synthetic lubricant wuerth 20

plastic and rubber care wuerth 22.22

cotton waste 17.78

washing and vaccuming 275

labour charge 1047.85

total around(i have reduced the wheel balancing and tyre rotation amt) ----- ------- --------- ---------- 4000rs


I have given my car to 'autozone' coimbatore and i rate their repair work-ok,washing-poor,delivery time-poor (i got my vehicle one day late),only their tele feed back executives are doing a good job because of them i have given my car and got it back with just mere satisfaction.regards
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bhunu, thanks for posting the bill details. the bardahl stuff is entirely avoidable, and next time, ask them not to add any such stuff without your permission. Tata recommends that such flush/additives be used only if required, and they are certainly not needed on a new engine. If they still do so, you can probably complain to tata during the feedback call and get your money back

thats around 1k worth of avoidable expense
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Thanks bhunu AMG.
Congrats on crossing the 20K + mark .Well I am happy to hear taht you are a happy owner of VISTA (same is with me). The only difference is i am just about to touch 5K mark. Thanks for the update.
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Dude in one year you have clocked 25K. In this range i think you will exhaust the whole engine within 3-4 years. Are you eating kms for your food????
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But for some wheel spinning drive!! a big no for this car (even i have changed to alloys and michellin 185/65 R14).BRAKING never gives confidence at all.

Will you please clarify above 2 points.

1. Tyre size 185/65 R14 does it not foul with the suspension or any other part?
2. Is the braking so poor?
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Will you please clarify above 2 points.

1. Tyre size 185/65 R14 does it not foul with the suspension or any other part?
2. Is the braking so poor?
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I dont think so. I am running on 195/60/R14 . No problem what so ever in suspension or any other part.

The braking is not very good . But it always stops in a straight line. No swaying while emergency breaking (atleast for me ) . but it takes a while to stop .
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Thanks green and will ask them not to add any additives next time. Yes 1k for nothing.
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I dont think so. I am running on 195/60/R14 . No problem what so ever in suspension or any other part.

The braking is not very good . But it always stops in a straight line. No swaying while emergency breaking (atleast for me ) . but it takes a while to stop .
yes baburaj it always brakes in a straight line but the 'feel' and the time taking for stand still even from 80km is not giving any confidence.

yes kiran babu is correct no problem untill now for susupension or alike and by next 5k or so i may opt for 205/55/R14 or potenza 195/60/R14.
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Dude in one year you have clocked 25K. In this range i think you will exhaust the whole engine within 3-4 years. Are you eating kms for your food????
hey shishir...i have given rest to vista for the last few months by not taking it to my highway runs otherwise it would have clocked 40k.(because i have done my 18k service on dec 2008 and mine was the first vista which got oil changed in taffe-as per my service adviser) and i have just clocked 10k in the last 11months taken only for dropping and picking my little schumy from school and for shopping. i do have an accent which is running smoothly even after 100k and a good old indica which had clocked 90k.regards
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oops sorry shishir...u must read my first oil change at 8 to 9k odo read on dec 2008.regards
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