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Old 4th May 2013, 09:32   #931
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Please do not do hanky panky with service intervals if you want extended warranty
At the time of claim, the guy will simply check if you have done regular services and all things desired in regular services
For example
If you have done
1000,15000,30000,45000.... its okay
But if its
1000,10000,20000,30000,40000,50000 - The guy will say
You missed 15K and 45K service, not warranty for you.

If you really want to do more frequent services then do it at every 7500kms
Nope Disagree partially.

A) Have had major bits replaced around 48,000 kms and 55,000 kms within warranty.
B) The Service intervals being more frequent cannot be a problem as long as one does not miss an oil change or something. So if there is something due at 30,000kms and I go for service at say 25,000 kms then I get everything due till 35,000kms done in that service itself - The SA looks it up and advices me accordingly. Remember getting all the other Oil Changes besides the Engine oil change done about 5k prior to when they were due as I would not be visiting for the next 11,000 kms.

I had had initially thought of doing it every 7500 kms but that is a bit too soon as the oil and stuff seemed quite fine when checked then.

Irrespective since being a TATA it does call for some out of the way visits mid term, I have on a couple of instances also got what they call Half Service done - No oil change, since when I would visit next was already clear to me.

Agree this does need a bit of extra planning but is really not too complex and if one just want's to keep it simple an interval of 7500 would as suggested by you be best. The claims guys are anyways nuts.

Actually feel that the whole system of specific service intervals is quite a hogwash, they should instead have specific differential intervals and looks at intervals between service only.

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If its just dusty conditions, can't we just get the air cleaner cleaned more often. Why the need for increased full service intervals?
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Is there any possibility to pay extra and get Airbags in the EX variant. I like the Storme but don't see any value in buying VX variant. Looks like I may have to look elsewhere if Airbags are not available in EX.
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Is there any possibility to pay extra and get Airbags in the EX variant. I like the Storme but don't see any value in buying VX variant. Looks like I may have to look elsewhere if Airbags are not available in EX.
Nope No manufacturer for standard production run vehicles will allow Airbags to be added to a lower variant as an option. You may indeed have to look elsewhere.
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Is there any possibility to pay extra and get Airbags in the EX variant. I like the Storme but don't see any value in buying VX variant. Looks like I may have to look elsewhere if Airbags are not available in EX.
You are quite right, the VX is quite poor value - except for the airbags. If you want air bags, then youll have to consider either the Aria or the XUV / Scorpio. The VX is really poor value for money.
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Nope No manufacturer for standard production run vehicles will allow Airbags to be added to a lower variant as an option. You may indeed have to look elsewhere.
Sadly, manufactures have formed a powerful body, the SIAM which has time and again resisted making basic safety features like ABS and Airbags compulsary. In many countries all over the world, you cannot sell a car without these features.
If these features are made mandatory, mfrs will lose the advantages of very high profit margins of top end models.
A air bag adds only around 200$ from mfr side. Addition of side curtain airbags over and above this adds around 40$ to the cost.
North America is going to make side curtain air bags compulsory, while we are still at "No air bag or ABS needed stage"
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Sadly, manufactures have formed a powerful body, the SIAM which has time and again resisted making basic safety features like ABS and Airbags compulsary. In many countries all over the world, you cannot sell a car without these features.
TSK1979,

A little OT point. How come models such as new Ford Fiesta, Honda city and Ertiga diesel have these features standard on all variants? How only some of these models and companies are going against the SIAM body, is what I cannot understand.

Regarding Storme VX variant, the price is insane. Period.
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A little OT point. How come models such as new Ford Fiesta, Honda city and Ertiga diesel have these features standard on all variants? How only some of these models an
Nobody is going against SIAM. Its just that the lobby is not allowing govt to pass resolution which makes ABS and Airbags compulsory. Many cars which are made for a worldwide market of the same assembly line carry such features in base variants also as having a different assembly line for India will not be cost effective.
Some vehicles are designed group up with features like ABS/EBD and these carry over to all variants.
However, there is no law in place which makes Airbags and ABS compulsary and the primary reason for this is group lobbying by manufacturers based in India.

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Does anybody have any idea if the AMC packages being offered are dealer specific or pan India?
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Does anybody have any idea if the AMC packages being offered are dealer specific or pan India?
Please refer to this discussion here regarding AMC of TML

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...t-reviews.html (Tata Motors Annual-Maintenance-Contract: Reviews?)
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Does anybody have any idea if the AMC packages being offered are dealer specific or pan India?
A quick response - Pan India. But full information seems dealer specific ..
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Guys, what's the size of the OE speakers ?

Has anybody replaced the speakers ? Which size / model ?
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If its just dusty conditions, can't we just get the air cleaner cleaned more often. Why the need for increased full service intervals?
We owned a Estate & Sumo both of which had a spring loaded indicator in the air cleaner that showed exactly when replacement was required.

Is that not the case anymore?
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Took a test drive of the Storme Vx.

It feels better to drive. Steering improvements are visible. Its easy to flick about, a lot of other improvements here and there as specified in the t-bhp test drive.

.. And then I pressed the switch for the fuel filler and it didn't open.

Tata.. you still suck!! Nothing has changed.

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.. and then i pressed the switch for the fuel filler and it didnt open.
Tata.. u still suck!! Nothing has changed.
no biggie. Just needs a small adjustment inside the fuel filler cap, and will be resolved.
Emergency opener is accessible from inner side of the fuel cap, after you open the rear door.
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