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Old 13th July 2010, 19:20   #16
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Some points:
  • I had some tough time getting the number plates, took almost 1.5 weeks for the dealer to deliver them.
  • So far the car has clocked around 500 kms.
  • Got an average of 13 kms/ltr (with 90% AC and 90% street driving [internal roads of Bommanhalli area])
  • Turning radius is slightly more than my liking.
  • I am not able to pair my phone with the stereo (bluetooth). Requires some time investment, please let me know if anyone has done it on Vista.
  • Factory stereo (four speakers) is enough for me. I would have completely missed out the remote had I not cross verified with my PDI Checklist (Thanks Team-BHP).
  • The AC chills well. (But Bangalore weather have been cool from the last 1 month.)
Some pictures as promised:

Original Color Combination (please excuse the dirt)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-original-color-combination.jpg

AC Vents (Closed)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-ac-vents.jpg

ABS Unit

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-abs-unit.jpg

Driver Door Storage

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-driver-door-storage.jpg

Driver Side PW Control (The plastic quality has improved a lot)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-driver-side-pw-controls.jpg

Storage area under hand brake

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-front-storage.jpg

Parcel Tray lifters (small useful things)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-parcel-tray-lifter.jpg

Passenger side air vents (feet area)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-passenger-foot-air-vents.jpg

Thin Plastic over carpet (as mentioned in PDI Checklist)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-thin-plastic-over-carpet.jpg

Lever for Tilt adjustable Steering

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-tilt-adj-steer.jpg
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Old 13th July 2010, 19:26   #17
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More Pics:

Unused Wire Harness under drivers seat. Does anyone know why has it been provisioned?

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-wire-harness-under-driver-seat.jpg

SOVRM in normal position

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-sovrm-normal.jpg

SOVRM in closed position

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-sovrm-closed.jpg

SOVRM turned other way (maximum)

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-sovrm-3.jpg

Release Levers

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-release-levres.jpg

Coming up next: Seat Covers
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Congratulations TSEA on your new car.
Nice write-up and very good pictures - awaiting more.
The interiors are spacious, I knew, I am impressed with the look and feel. Its true and this car is underrated, not sure why.
Wish you many many happy miles
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Old 14th July 2010, 08:46   #19
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Car Seat Covers:

For car seat covers I again digged into the Team BHP, this thread was very useful:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...at-covers.html (Art Leather Seat Covers)

Initially I decided to go with fabric seats. But changed to Art-Leather because of the feel/look factor. Got a shop close to my house: Imperial Inc. (Vijaya Bank Layout). Had a discussion with the person incharge Mr. Shivakumar and he showed me the available materials and color combinations.

Finally selected Luster as the material with Mushroom/Dune color combination (which sort of matches with the car interiors).

Here are some of the pics of work in progress:

Rear Seats Removed:

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-back-seat-missing.jpg

Original Fabric Seats:

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-rear-seat-front-fabric.jpg

Fabric Seat under side:

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-rear-seat-back.jpg

Hooked On

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-rear-seat-bottom.jpg

Material Finish

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-material-finish.jpg

Color Combination

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-material-finish-combination.jpg

Will post the final result later

New Seat Cover rear mesh and wire (to give shape and ease the fitting process)
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Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-under-seat-cover.jpg  

Vista; Long Term Ownership Report (from Page 4)-working-my-seat-covers.jpg  


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The seat covers are looking good. Can you please share the cost for these?
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excellent pics there buddy, you are covering all the possible points about your car, which is really commendable !! Keep up the good work and waiting for more
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Seat cover looks good. The colours will give a very airy feel to the cabin.
TSEA - Please provide accurate break up cost for car and accessories (including seat covers). Thanks,
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Congratulations TSEA on your new car.
..Wish you many many happy miles
Thanks @AvonA7

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The seat covers are looking good. Can you please share the cost for these?
@The cost was around Rs 6000 (after discount)

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excellent pics there buddy, you are covering all the possible points about your car, which is really commendable !! Keep up the good work and waiting for more
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Seat cover looks good. The colours will give a very airy feel to the cabin.
TSEA - Please provide accurate break up cost for car and accessories (including seat covers). Thanks,
@WindRide: I will surely provide the breakage. And yes, the lighter colors on the seat covers will surely give a more airy feel (but they will get dirty easily.)
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Excellent review TSEA. Pics are great as well. Did you buy it from Concorde which is in front of Christ Coll ? And i stay near Vijaya Bank layout. Can you please tell me the shop from where you got the seat cover done. May be I can go to the same shop (if you recommend) to by seat covers for my car (coming soon).
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.. May be I can go to the same shop (if you recommend) to by seat covers for my car (coming soon).
@CheNad: Yes I bought the car from Concorde Motors. You can talk to Satish (Corporate Sale Guy). For the seat covers, you can contact Shivkumar@9902801809 (Imperial Leathers). I will recommend these guys (though it's very early) and will suggest you to have a feel/look at the material before deciding anything.
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Request the moderators to change the title of the thread to :

My car buying experience and Final Outcome: Vista Aura ABS QDJ
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Congrats on the new car. How comfortable is it to view the Instrument panel in the middle? I probably would reject this car because of that irritant alone.

The unused socket under the seat is most probably the socket to connect the laptop for On-board-diagnostics. The V2 Indicas had this below the passenger seat.
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Congrats on the new car. How comfortable is it to view the Instrument panel in the middle? I probably would reject this car because of that irritant alone.

The unused socket under the seat is most probably the socket to connect the laptop for On-board-diagnostics. The V2 Indicas had this below the passenger seat.
@Deeps: To be honest, it is not as good as the normally placed console, but it's not very distracting either. Guess with time I will not even realize that it is not placed above the steering. Thanks for the socket update.

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@Deeps: To be honest, it is not as good as the normally placed console, but it's not very distracting either. Guess with time I will not even realize that it is not placed above the steering. Thanks for the socket update.

Are you sure it isn't the wire for the seat belt warning sign indicator ? the seatbelt warning indicator switch would be in the driver seat buckle holder and the wire is at exactly that position.
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Congratulations on the car!
When I reviewed it some time back, I too liked it in the context of overall value it provides for the price.
The BS4 drivetech 4 vista is a great all round sensible diesel hatchback for the price and at idle, the multijet is even quiter than the swift DDiS.
Ditto for the overall driveability.
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