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Old 9th September 2009, 14:37   #1
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Dear Car Gurus ,

I am the owner of the great Tata Estate car . Everybody
laughs at me when I drive my car . But , I tell them it is a good car ! I once had a baleno with me . Since the company did not give me proper service once the SX4 was released , I had to sell it . Now , I love the Tata Estate . I don't love it for the looks or the acceleration but , for the mileage and the comfort it gives me . I thought about modding the car and I knew I was acting childish .. Now , for the shock .. if i find a bmw ( an old and inexpensive one ) is it possible to shove in my tata estate engine and drive the car for the mileage and also the looks it would give me ? I am tired of being called a lorry driver .. by a bunch of my friends .. BTW .. I hate the current indian automotive sector . NO VALUE FOR MONEY ! Thanks in advance for your time , effort and patience in going through this and for all the feedback. Bye...
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Old 10th September 2009, 07:23   #2
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, . Now , for the shock .. if i find a bmw ( an old and inexpensive one ) is it possible to shove in my tata estate engine and drive the car for the mileage and also the looks it would give me ?..
Mileage- Maybe Yes! however, the BMW bonnet may not be able to 'FIT' in the Estate engine and an open hood will spoil the looks of the BMW !
So i would advise against it !
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Old 10th September 2009, 07:27   #3
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Did i read it correctly
a tata estate\Sumo engine in a BMW
no offence,but what made you think about this?
I mean why only a tata estate engine in an old BMW chasis?
since from your post,you might be using this as your everyday vehicle,it may not turn out to be reliable option

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If you can do away with the BMW hood then it'd be great. You can have one of those mean Mustang car with half the thing lying over the bonnet than inside. Something like this :
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Old 10th September 2009, 08:43   #5
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Jeevan. That is some idea you have. We do not get to see the Tata Estate these days. Why don't you post some current pictures or your car?
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Hey,

It will be a great mod. but why stop at some BMW. Why don't you buy a old Hummer and plonk your favorite engine into it ? That way there will be no problem of space for engine.

I am sure engine swap specialists on this forum would be able to guide you well.

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This thread certainly has some interesting comments

On a serious note:

1. Don't worry about what everyone else thinks, what matters is what you think. If you are happy with the Estate, so be it.

2. Don't waste your time with old BMWs & retrofitting Indian engines. You will lose a ton of money, time and the peace of your head.

A Safari would probably be a good upgrade for you, budget permitting. It will give you a lot of what you love about the Estate (ride quality, space, mileage & "looks").
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Dear Car Gurus ,

Thanks for the feedback . Last year I posted a few pictures of my car in this forum . Please check it out here. Thanks .

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ideas-mod.html (Old Tata Estate .. ideas for mod ?)

The engine of my car is just fine . But my car has some bad dents on the outside . Many people here in our country do not judge anything by the it's true value. But , unfortunately everything revolves around looks . So , I just wish that my idiotic dream be fulfilled with the least bit of strain on my pocket. It need not necessarily be a BMW . I like the BMW for the looks and all the air that I could possibly make with it . An old BMW 316i or so .. could be the recipient and my tata estate car the donor . I think both the vehicle specs could allow such a thing to be done .
And now, if I get a second hand diesel car the factors that play are many. Second hand diesel cars like the Accent CRDi are expensive but, it would again just be the same old dull boring thing.
Thank you all once again . Thanks TeamBHP for allowing me to be a kid once more !
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Any updates Jeevan? I think GTO said it all.
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