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Old 23rd December 2013, 23:12   #16
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Has anyone spotted ANY of DC's cars on road ?

I think most of his sales are for interior jobs , whilst the externals remain stock. However, As a marketing tool, he probably continues to design the vehicle on the whole.

At-least, this is one of the logical reasoning i can come up with for his weird and whacky external designs - Give freedom to creativity in an area that doesn't hurt the bank balance too much.
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Old 23rd December 2013, 23:23   #17
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I agree, the good old DC cars which would make your heads turn are now long gone. Its just left with "interesting" interiors. Most of the "designs" are now hideous to say the least.
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Don't know who on earth gives business to DC , His most of the designs i've seen in recent past are too much over done. This one is hideous too. Thumbs down from my side.
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I actually liked the front end particularly in the color shown. The headlights however does not gel with design. That needs work to give the front end even more sleeker appearance. I didn't like the interior at all.
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Who on earth sits on the computer table and designs such modifications?!

Like the overall execution but that front grille is too large and LED's look out of place, Fog lamps should have been placed one beside the other rather than one above the other.

Interiors are Ok, bit too much of beige. The AC vent for the rear passengers looks out of place.

God help the ones who buy these pieces of art!

PS: When compared to stock EcoSport what will be the weight that these modifications would have added to the car?

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Old 24th December 2013, 01:01   #21
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The oddly placed rear a/c vent has become a trademark isn't it?
I had one question - Agreed the interiors and exteriors look and feel good atleast in the pictures. But what about the actual quality?
Are the materials used for the transformation top notch (leather, light fixtures, wood if any etc.)?
Or is it just all show and no go ?

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Old 24th December 2013, 11:30   #22
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Has anyone spotted ANY of DC's cars on road ?
I think most of his sales are for interior jobs , whilst the externals remain stock. However, As a marketing tool, he probably continues to design the vehicle on the whole.
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I agree, the good old DC cars which would make your heads turn are now long gone.
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Most of his recent modifications, circulated on internet look good as concept. No one wants to own it, or may be prefers not to drive it on roads!

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Who on earth sits on the computer table and designs such modifications?!

Like the overall execution but that front grille is too large and LED's look out of place, Fog lamps should have been placed one beside the other rather than one above the other.
I think while designing the front grill the designer got inspired by the his/her kid's toffee!

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Old 24th December 2013, 16:30   #23
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I think while designing the front grill the designer got inspired by the his/her kid's toffee!

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Haha. Nice observation about the toffee there. I think the Standard Ecosport is a good looking car with a slightly large front grille. The DC Ecosport looks extremely overdone from all angles.

Do the LED headlamps actually work at illuminating the road or are they just for looks?
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Old 25th December 2013, 02:34   #24
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L.E.D.s are now available in Higher Wattage with High Luminosity which certainly make it possible for headlights to have these installed. one or two premium luxury cars advertised LED headlights, I think BMW/Jaguar.

But as these high power L.E.D.'s are currently expensive, its not easy for them to replace the Low Cost Setup like filament bulbs, H.I.D. and other lights which are cheaper.

Lastly our car manufacturers haven't adopted L.E.D.s in Tail light yet, which is way cheaper than high power L.E.D.s so I think it would need a decade before we see lots of L.E.D. based headlights on Indian Roads.

Being a Do-it-yourself types, I've recently purchased some RED LED, both small ones and high brightness ones, but Its not looking easy to fix them into existing tail lights which is made for normal bulb setup, but I'll try that sometime later for sure.
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I don't agree with you guys, it at least still looks like an Ecosport!

But DC's transformation of the Thar (below) is beyond any sane person's comprehension!

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Good lord. I hope DB sir does not see that.
When this DC guy will run out of money? I am sick and tired of his designs.
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When this DC guy will run out of money? I am sick and tired of his designs.
When someone on this earth stops buying his hideous designs.

When his staff runs away due to no salary payment.

This guy must concentrate on the interior modification rather than doing both and spoiling the whole thing as a result - 'Jack of all taxes but master of none'!

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The front looks ok to an extent. If it had actual LED headlights with vertical DRLs in place of the fog lamps, IMO it'd have gelled quite well with the original design which is already a looker.

PETE's Ecosport looks so much better even with those subtle mods.

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Don't know who on earth gives business to DC , His most of the designs i've seen in recent past are too much over done. This one is hideous too. Thumbs down from my side.
I have a strong feeling that they aren't TBHPians!

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Lastly our car manufacturers haven't adopted L.E.D.s in Tail light yet, which is way cheaper than high power L.E.D.s so I think it would need a decade before we see lots of L.E.D. based headlights on Indian Roads.
Do you mean Indian car manufacturers haven't adopted the use of LEDs in tail lamps?

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At least it isn't as bad as the Thar that he killed. It takes a truly twisted, freaky mind indeed to take one of the most macho designs ever drawn by the hand of man, and make it took like a late 40s milk van (albeit in mango yellow)

As for the Eco sport, the top half of the design works, but the bottom half just doesn't. I think the top line of LEDs are just the DLR+blinkers, and the 'twin fogs' are actually a headlamp and a foglamp.

The bottom half looks like a PS job, especially where the bottom grille just starts abruptly from where the toffee ends. I know it isn't really a PS job, just saying that it looks like one.
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PETE's Ecosport looks so much better even with those subtle mods.
PETE'S anyday!

Go home DC! You're too old for this
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Has anyone spotted ANY of DC's cars on road ?
I did spot the DC modified duster yesterday. This was in Pune near Nobel Hospital Hadapsar. I had half a mind of saying the person down to take a closer look but then I did not. The interiors looked stock.
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