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Old 19th July 2015, 10:47   #5011
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Hi all.

Need some advice. Shifting from the West coast to East (mum-chennai) for a period of two months. Should I leave my 8 month old Duster or take it along.. I could do with personal transportation there. If the hassles of a outstation vehicle in TN is similar to that in KA, then what precautions should I be aware of while parking it for that period? 9500km driven.

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Old 19th July 2015, 11:53   #5012
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Broadly speaking 2 months is nothing for a modern car like the Duster. Just don't engage the handbrake as it is known to jam especially in wet weather.

Secondly, don't think Chennai is so rabid like the KA RTO guys. Better the Chennai guys confirm this...
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I also upgraded by low beam to Osram Hids.
Earlier Hids were 5000K so visibility was close to zero in heavy rains, so I upgraded themto osram 4300K and I can feel the difference.
Hi Divyankar,

Is your HID with projectors?
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Hi all.

Need some advice. Shifting from the West coast to East (mum-chennai) for a period of two months. Should I leave my 8 month old Duster or take it along.. I could do with personal transportation there. If the hassles of a outstation vehicle in TN is similar to that in KA, then what precautions should I be aware of while parking it for that period? 9500km driven.

Thanks.
Outstation vehicles are generally not an issue in TN. So its better for you to bring your car along. Time for a road trip.
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Old 21st July 2015, 21:36   #5015
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Is your HID with projectors?
Hi deepeshh,
No they are without projectors. It's osram hids and cost me around 10k.
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My Duster RXL (O) is nearing 50000 kms. I feel the clutch plate is worn out and tyres may have to be replaced in another 5000 kms are so. Break pads were replaced once at 30000 kms.

Other routine consumable replacements and service have costed me so far about 50,000/- in a period of two and half years. That means 1/- per km and Rs. 1666/- per month for maintenance.

It may go up by 100% in next two and half years due to big time expenses of Clutch Plate Replacement - 30,000/-, Tyres - 20,000/-, battery - 6000/- etc.

Anyone having similar or better experience than me?
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My Duster RXL (O) is nearing 50000 kms. I feel the clutch plate is worn out and tyres may have to be replaced in another 5000 kms are so. Break pads were replaced once at 30000 kms.
The usual service costs have been in the range of 6-8K for every 10K of distance. I think that is nominal. (Others can also comment). Mine is past 55k on the odo now. Tyres slowly seem to limp toward change. Need to figure out when to. Also it seems the 60K service will be costlier than before (as per what I gather). Need to figure that out. Even my brake pads were replaced at 30K.
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So I get my first dent on my one month old car courtesy the door opening skills of the people in the car next to mine in the office parking lot. When asked bluntly denied although could see the red colour from the red polo .

It's a very minor dent can anything be done or should leave it for now ?
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Hi all.

Need some advice. Shifting from the West coast to East (mum-chennai) for a period of two months. Should I leave my 8 month old Duster or take it along.. I could do with personal transportation there. If the hassles of a outstation vehicle in TN is similar to that in KA, then what precautions should I be aware of while parking it for that period? 9500km driven.

Thanks.
While the RTO people do check at times, they are quite reasonable and won't bother you if you show them proof ( toll receipts) and tell them that you will be here for only one month.
BTW, the law States that you can use your vehicle upto 11 months in another state and as long you are within that you will be fine here. There is no twisting, bending of the law here to extort road tax like Karnataka.
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So I get my first dent on my one month old car courtesy the door opening skills of the people in the car next to mine in the office parking lot. When asked bluntly denied although could see the red colour from the red polo .

It's a very minor dent can anything be done or should leave it for now ?
Hi soumen_blore, you can try the Paintless Dent Removal job at Trend Automobiles in Bangalore. See thread below:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/bangal...bangalore.html (Body Repair & Painting, Glass Repair, Detailing etc. - Trend Automobiles (Bangalore))

I too have a minor dent on the back hatch just below the number plate and a visit is due for some time now. I think it will be worth giving a try since there is no painting involved.
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The usual service costs have been in the range of 6-8K for every 10K of distance. I think that is nominal. (Others can also comment). Mine is past 55k on the odo now. Tyres slowly seem to limp toward change. Need to figure out when to. Also it seems the 60K service will be costlier than before (as per what I gather). Need to figure that out. Even my brake pads were replaced at 30K.
This is an interesting point. My old swift D (2009 model) used to cost around 1k for 5k check up and around 4K for the 10k service. The 20k services (20k, 40k, 60k etc) used to cost anywhere between 6k to 9k. Compared to this the Duster service costs seems to be reasonable considering the price difference between the two cars. My Swift Ldi was around 5.1L on the road back in 2009 compared to the 11.25L of the Duster

Anyway, the long term experience like yours would further clarify the real ownership costs.

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The usual service costs have been in the range of 6-8K for every 10K of distance. I think that is nominal. (Others can also comment). Mine is past 55k on the odo now. Tyres slowly seem to limp toward change. Need to figure out when to. Also it seems the 60K service will be costlier than before (as per what I gather). Need to figure that out. Even my brake pads were replaced at 30K.
My Duster is due for service in a month or so. This would be the 2nd free service (10K distance). Would this also cost 6-8K? I was expecting it to be much cheaper since it is a free service. What should I expect out of this service?
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My Duster is due for service in a month or so. This would be the 2nd free service (10K distance). Would this also cost 6-8K? I was expecting it to be much cheaper since it is a free service. What should I expect out of this service?
Seems to be quite some time now for me! (Though its only 2.5 years!). I paid about 7.2K for that service. (I think 10K is not a free service? Is it? Dont remember now)

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My 10k service costs me around 4k which could have been bought down to around 3k if I have avoided the unnecessary items like A/c disinfection etc.
I opted for 3M cleaning and hence the increase in price. Else I think it would have have been about 4-5K. I usually opt for 3M cleaning at the service itself most cases.

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My Duster is due for service in a month or so. This would be the 2nd free service (10K distance). Would this also cost 6-8K? I was expecting it to be much cheaper since it is a free service. What should I expect out of this service?
My 10k service costs me around 4k which could have been bought down to around 3k if I have avoided the unnecessary items like A/c disinfection etc.
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I think 10K is not a free service? Is it? Dont remember now
10K is a free service. Also the 20k is the last free service
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