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Old 23rd March 2010, 12:29   #16
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Hey Carrazy, we all know that SRV was arguably One of the Best Looking Cars ever launched in India by any manufacturer. Me and My Bro have been and even now still drool every time we have a glimpse of this Beauty........As some experts have already posted, its probably GM to blame for the extinction of this Machine which gives a run for the money to even some of the latest launches in the looks department. Please do provide some performance data as well which I would pay per view to read about!!


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Old 23rd March 2010, 12:43   #17
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Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
Nice car with a perfect alloy to pump up its looks.
Why not try writing a letter to the GM directly for the jerk issue?
Do let us know your driving experience
Thanks mate. I had a word with the works manager of a chevy dealership and he has forwarded my concern to GM himself. They will be calling in a technician from the manufacturer. I am expecting a call any day now.

Originally Posted by sammyboy View Post
I always thought that the SRV was a really good looking car which suffered due to the stupidity of GM. Congrats of completing 23K kms on it man, hope the issues get sorted out soon.
Originally Posted by shantyrocks View Post
hey..nice pics and thats a HOT looking car you got there dude!
Originally Posted by Abbas View Post
Dunno about your writing but the pics are really good.
Originally Posted by McLaren Rulez View Post
What a looker! Shame that GM let this car fail.
Originally Posted by torqueyTND View Post
This reminds of the mini version of GMC Acadia
Originally Posted by extreme_torque View Post
Stunning looking car... again a car ahead of its time resulting in failure.
Originally Posted by Guna View Post
Probably the best looking hatchback on Indian Roads. Your photography flair is remarkable.
Thanks a lot guys. This was the first time I actually took my DSLR for a ride outside my house (if you know what I mean).

Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
Lovely Car, its one of my favorites, thanks for sharing the pics
Thanks for sharing this report, could also post your overall experience with the car so far, also isnt 23k too less even with hard driving for stock tyre replacement?
p.s. What the red ring in 2 of the pics?
You are welcome mate. I will be updating this thread with a detailed overall experience later. Actually the thing is that this car was bought for my younger brother when I was in the states. He drove it for like 22K kms and only 1K kms is under my name. That’s not enough for me to analyze the car to the fullest right now. So keep watching this space as I complete more miles and give you all a detailed report. Also, you are not the first one to be surprised on the tyre wear thing. Everyone (tyre dealers/ chevy employees/ friends/ family) were surprised with the kind of driving my brother did to reach this stage of baldness within 22K kms.

Originally Posted by akshay1234 View Post
i think that is there because he was shooting into the sunlight and after editing its become a red ring.
btw - nice car and great choice of rims. it does feel a bit slow stock, an air filter and a free flow would help immensely. also if you could get a remap then nothing like it.
Bingo with the ‘red ring’ thing. Infact the ring was there even before the editing was done. I will be upgrading the car but in a phased manner as Vitamin M is always a problem.

Originally Posted by Utopian View Post
That is quite a garage carrazy, I must say. The SRV has really some OOMPH factor with those lovely alloys. Its a shame we do not see many nowadays on Delhi roads. The snaps have come out quite well.
Some interior pics would also be welcome
Thanks buddy. Will surely post some interior pics soon.

Originally Posted by gemithomas View Post
great looking car. wonderful choice of alloys.
IF the scratches are minor i guess a polishing and some rubbing compound will do the job. If they are deep you might need a paint job to get rid of it.
Thanks mate. Well most of the scratches are minor but the hood has a major scribbled scratch (vandalized) which I guess will have to be treated with a paint job.

Originally Posted by james View Post
Firstly, the pics are lovely. The first pic makes her look like an suv. Your writing skills arent all that bad! Better than mine atleast!
I had the similar jerking problem in one of our maruti's long ago. It turned out to be a faulty spark plug cable that was causing a spark plug to fire a bit late resulting in the jerking!
Thanks dude. I have changed the spark plugs and the tension cables too but the problem still persists.

Originally Posted by brraj View Post
Lovely car there, I would have brought one if they had plonked magnum diesel engine.
Thanks mate. You might want to check this out: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...0-lt-tcdi.html (Chevy SRV - 2.0 Lt TCDi)

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Old 23rd March 2010, 14:18   #18
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SRV is one car I would wanna buy.

Is there any way we could change the front look to Old Optra (like this File:Chevy optra 2004.jpg) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and SRV with Magnum diesel engine = "Teh Bestest Hot hatch"
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fantastic pictures..! I always love the looks of this car! it would have worked well if it were priced right! hopefully GM will launch a good replacement soon!
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I just saw one of these beauties yesterday, dark blue and those exact same alloys! The first thing that came to my mind was "lateral upgrading" from a zen to an optra SRV. This car is such a treat to look at, and I'm sure it's a treat to drive too. Too bad GM pricing and timing both went wrong.
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