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Old 1st September 2013, 16:53   #1501
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Congratulations and happy birthday!
And coincidentally we had also booked my storme on my birthday with kamal & co. I took insurance from outside saving me 3k and getting a zero dep insurance. I also have gold amc for 4 years. For service I have moved to roshan motors Malviya nagar service station as kamal & co wasn't paying attention and the service advisor was a complete fool.
Thanks Stormerider, my birthday is on 5th, I am also thinking of getting the insurance from outside....what are the chances for further negotiation with them, I heard somewhere that they can let go of logistics charges also....

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Sunit5 - congrats on the UB Ex ! Don't go for the exchange bonus trap. They undervalue your car anyways. My i10 which fetched 3.1L with a direct buyer was valued at 2.4L by TASS. What is the price quoted for stock alloys ? And exchange value for the steel rims ? Maybe negotiate on that. How much did they quote for extended warranty/Gold AMC ? I paid 7000/- for EW. Pls refer chart posted earlier for Gold AMC. Have seen dealers quoting higher amounts also
Thanks Narayan, yep planning to sell my car in delhi after I get delivery of storme. The exchange value for stock alloys with steel rim is Rs.6700/- per piece.

Regarding Extended warranty yes its 7000/-, sure will check the rates posted on forum, it will really help in comparison.

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Sunit I doubt that they'll waive off the logistics as every dealer is charging this. Don't go into exchange, and refrain from the thought of looking at next months deal. As they may turn on their own words and promises. Happened with me and I had to take them to task through higher contacts and pressure. Who is the sa, mine was a guy named Sanjay. He is actually very cooperative, and if anything happens talk to the gm.
As for alloys, I chose the dicor alloys, as IMO they look a bit more sportier than the flowery design of stock storme alloy. I bought a set of 4 for 27k but sold my steel rims for 2.5k at jalupura.
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Sunit I doubt that they'll waive off the logistics as every dealer is charging this. Don't go into exchange, and refrain from the thought of looking at next months deal. As they may turn on their own words and promises. Happened with me and I had to take them to task through higher contacts and pressure. Who is the sa, mine was a guy named Sanjay. He is actually very cooperative, and if anything happens talk to the gm.
As for alloys, I chose the dicor alloys, as IMO they look a bit more sportier than the flowery design of stock storme alloy. I bought a set of 4 for 27k but sold my steel rims for 2.5k at jalupura.

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Could you please, post a few pictures of your car. I am really keen to see how the Dicor alloys look.

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Could you please, post a few pictures of your car. I am really keen to see how the Dicor alloys look.

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Here you go. I hope this helps. The only thing that I don't like is the big plastic cup covering the center. But this alloy looks better than the stock storme alloy IMO.
Pardon the image quality and yes post the spotting in stickers section!
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Here you go. I hope this helps. The only thing that I don't like is the big plastic cup covering the center. But this alloy looks better than the stock storme alloy IMO.
Pardon the image quality and yes post the spotting in stickers section!
Dicor alloys are looking nice on your Storme!

I was planning to upgrade from stock rims of my Dicor EX to OEM alloys and have been quoted Rs.32,000 by TATA dealer. Can you please share how much you paid for the deal.

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Dicor alloys are looking nice on your Storme!

I was planning to upgrade from stock rims of my Dicor EX to OEM alloys and have been quoted Rs.32,000 by TATA dealer. Can you please share how much you paid for the deal.

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Have already quoted the price in the earlier post on this very page. Please read carefully.
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Saw the TV commercial for the Safari Storme Expedition edition multiple times during the EPL telecast yesterday. It is a great advertisement and the Safari looks very good in that shade. The advertisement is shared here (Best TV AD for Indian cars).

I really loved the bit when the Safari cuts across the road with no care.
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With diesel prices poised to go north by a whopping 5 bucks to a liter soon at the minimum, mileage for the monster is becoming a concern.

I am getting between 9-9.5 kms to a liter in the city and around 10 on the highway, which is very low compared to the rest of the Storme folks.

So I spoke to the TASS guys and was told that everything was ok and not to bother about mileage till to first oil change, after which the mileage will improve and settle down. Per them till that time, all Safaris drink lots.

Is there something that can be done? Some tuning or such? Its a brand new vehicle so wondering why anything should need to be adjusted so soon.

My friend who has bought a Safari LX and he is also getting similar figures.
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FE has been quite consistent - not that 20% odd variation for highway as indicated by your SA.

Helps to know your driving style - may be compare it with other PUne-ites ?
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FE has been quite consistent - not that 20% odd variation for highway as indicated by your SA.

Helps to know your driving style - may be compare it with other PUne-ites ?
Well, I check my tyre pressures every couple of weeks at least. I warm up the truck first thing in the morning, and give it time to idle before shutting it down as well. I go by engine sound and feel before upshifting. RPM-wise it would be around 2300-2500, sometimes 3000 or tipping slightly above in 2 and 3. Rarely above. I never lug, and always err on the side of the lower gear when in traffic. I usually always downshift a gear while braking and taking a 90 degree turn. I slow down to 2nd. and take speed breaker humps. But I do pull to get the beast up to speed as quickly as possible. In gear cruising would be around 2-2200 rpm as mentioned by you. The A/c is always on at #1 (rarely #2 if ever) and the Eco mode. Rarely the rear A/c or Blue mode is activated.

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Sunit I doubt that they'll waive off the logistics as every dealer is charging this. Don't go into exchange, and refrain from the thought of looking at next months deal. As they may turn on their own words and promises. Happened with me and I had to take them to task through higher contacts and pressure. Who is the sa, mine was a guy named Sanjay. He is actually very cooperative, and if anything happens talk to the gm.
As for alloys, I chose the dicor alloys, as IMO they look a bit more sportier than the flowery design of stock storme alloy. I bought a set of 4 for 27k but sold my steel rims for 2.5k at jalupura.
Thanks Stormerider, Sanjay has left and went to his home town. I am directly talking to GM & a guy named Gaurav, Tata Territory sales managers. I might need you help (contacts - higher ups) in making them stick to their current commitment,in case Sept offer is less then what they agreed.
I will check with them on Dicor alloys, these look good and are certainly better then stock strome alloy.
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The A/c is always on at #1 (rarely #2 if ever) and the Eco mode. Rarely the rear A/c or Blue mode is activated.
Doc,
Just out of curiosity, would the AC being at #1 or #2 matter for Fuel Efficiency? Thought once it kicks it will be the same effect on the engine.
What is Blue mode though?
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@Doc, may not need to go upto 3k rpm at any time.
Reg the bumps, I take some in first, when required. I too try to come up to speed soon. 10-10.5 in city here, and 12-13 on regular highway runs. WHile I dont get the 15 kmpl that has been mentioned once, 13.5 is also possible on two-lane highways where speeds are controlled
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What is Blue mode though?
A/c has a regular mode & a economy mode. Indicated by glowing of a Blue led (regular) & Green LED for eco.

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Just out of curiosity, would the AC being at #1 or #2 matter for Fuel Efficiency? Thought once it kicks it will be the same effect on the engine.
What is Blue mode though?
Blue light mode (both coils on continuously, regardless of cooling) is only in the daytime to get things chilled quickly especially if you've come back to a hot cabin in a truck that has been standing in the sun for some time. Otherwise frankly even at #1 and Green Eco mode, my hands become kulfi in no time and I have to direct the vents upward or shut off the A/c for some time.The middle vents upward work well. But the extreme right window vent, will either make my right hand or my right knee kulfi.

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@Doc, may not need to go upto 3k rpm at any time.
Reg the bumps, I take some in first, when required. I too try to come up to speed soon. 10-10.5 in city here, and 12-13 on regular highway runs. WHile I dont get the 15 kmpl that has been mentioned once, 13.5 is also possible on two-lane highways where speeds are controlledA/c has a regular mode & a economy mode. Indicated by glowing of a Blue led (regular) & Green LED for eco.
2nd slots in nicely .... 1st needs you to be almost at standstill (otherwise rpm's shoot). And its not as easy to engage while on the move as 2nd is. 1st though is best for traffic crawl without accelerator.

How much is your daily commute? Mine is only 10 kms and there is hardly 1 or 2 stretches where I can briefly for a few seconds open her legs. Otherwise it is slow straight through. Worse in the evenings.

The 3k rpm is only when you get a nice open stretch and can pull the truck properly. Otherwise as I mentioned, most in-city shifts would be sub 2500. You feel the turbo kicking in and a short instant later you shift. For the 3000+ shifts, you pull much longer in the turbo mode.

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Guys
I was going through the XL file where I received the details of the AMC and EW ( part of which I had posted earlier ). Pls have a look at the PDF file
Does the above mean that the Gold AMC ALREADY covers the cost of the EW ? If so, since I already have EW, doesnt it mean I just need to pay the diffrential amount and get the Gold AMC package ?
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