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Old 3rd October 2014, 20:07   #991
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Since it is TC+petrol you should take extra care for the engine.I ll recommend a strict idling of 30s before running and 1m idling after running(because it will in power band even with light foot,since it is a petrol it will generate more heat). After all a turbo-petrol needs well care.TC of it and it will yield you much

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Since it is TC+petrol you should take extra care for the engine.I ll recommend a strict idling of 30s before running and 1m idling after running(because it will in power band even with light foot,since it is a petrol it will generate more heat). After all a turbo-petrol needs well care.TC of it and it will yield you much

The car ECU idles the TC after stopping automatically. Saw this happen with the new car my friend bought. Also confirmed with a friend who is with Tata.
So if you turn off the car after a particular time or temperature (don't know the exact algorithm) you will hear the coolant still circulate (engine idles for 30 seconds or so). Saw it for the first time.
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On another note, a friend in office recently got the Zest. He has replaced the low beams (Halogens) with HID's and the car looks smashing. The projectors look perfect!

He said they were Philips HID's which came with the full kit so no wire cutting/replacements needed.
Bro could you please elaborate what you meant by HID's which came with the full kit? What extra charges approx? I recall not finding the same in the Zest official accessories list! Many thanks!

Also I was informed that the infotainment system can play videos if the car is not started! In the top trim! May be someone can check it out!

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Bro could you please elaborate what you meant by HID's which came with the full kit? What extra charges approx? I recall not finding the same in the Zest official accessories list! Many thanks!

Also I was informed that the infotainment system can play videos if the car is not started! In the top trim! May be someone can check it out!
Cool...I bought the xt. Will check it once I get home and update. Never tried it though.
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Day before yesterday, enroute Dharmasthala at the Shiradi Ghat road I came across 2 Zest's.

The road was terrible and I MUST say they were managing quite well on those bad roads. My Linea has 185mm Ground Clearance and I was just about managing, dunno how they driving so bravely asif the car wouldn't scrape (Zest has 170mm GC).

Also, both were quite zippy too (not rash, but yet at driven at a pace), & being driven well. Couldn't notice whether they were petrol or diesel.

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PS : Dear new owners, how would you rate your Zest wrt handling?

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@grammarnazi:

I have noticed this too, Zest clears really high bump that are a problem with my Aveo & Uno, I think the shorter wheelbase & the high boot helps.

Zest is very peppy in handling, I have a petrol XT, steering is very nimble & gear also slots quite well. I still havent pushed the pedal beyond 60 kmph, waiting to hit 500 kms before I do that
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Can we fit GPS system to the existing infotainment that comes with Zest, any views on this and also how to upgrade this infotain system to play videos also
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Hey...did anyone think of connecting the angel eyes with DRLs?
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I have noticed this too, Zest clears really high bump that are a problem with my Aveo & Uno, I think the shorter wheelbase & the high boot helps.

Zest is very peppy in handling, I have a petrol XT, steering is very nimble & gear also slots quite well. I still havent pushed the pedal beyond 60 kmph, waiting to hit 500 kms before I do that
Hi Surya,
I took a TD of both petrol and diesel today, and found the gear knob vibrating a lot, more in diesel though, are you experiencing any such vibrations on gear knob. I need your advise, as I am planning to book a revotron xt. Kindly throw some light on realtime FE figures as well. Thanks.
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I took a TD of both petrol and diesel today, and found the gear knob vibrating a lot, more in diesel though, are you experiencing any such vibrations on gear knob. I need your advise, as I am planning to book a revotron xt. Kindly throw some light on realtime FE figures as well. Thanks.
I dont have any vibrations on the gearknob so far, I didnt notice this even during my TD though several others have. I have only done 200 kms so far & havent measured FE properly, the MID shows just 8.5 kmpl. My SA expects me to get 13 in real life in Mumbai traffic.
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Hi Surya,
I took a TD of both petrol and diesel today, and found the gear knob vibrating a lot, more in diesel though, are you experiencing any such vibrations on gear knob. I need your advise, as I am planning to book a revotron xt. Kindly throw some light on realtime FE figures as well. Thanks.
Hi Atif,
I didn't notice any uncalled for vibrations either. I've test driven both petrol and diesel versions. I noticed a slight noise in the steering wheel but that was specific to the diesel TD vehicle.
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Gear knob vibrations are pretty much there and I do not know why. Also it seems the gear lever is not slotted properly until the car speeds up and then it becomes firm
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I read Ciaz review uploaded by Aditya and I am disappointed by Maruti's approach. Same underpowered engines from lower class, similar boring Maruti interiors, steering, lack of features like DRLs, cruise control for a sedan of C2 class, no cladding for boot lid etc.

TATA can seriously compete here. Plonking Zest's interiors, engine and overall refinement to Manza, adding few more features for C2 class; and pricing it below Ciaz will be a stellar product.

I am quite raged by Maruti's approach of taking Indian customers for a ride as they trust brand Maruti.
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The interiors are really good. Tata's have done great improvement in the interior of the vehicle. Rest is to be seen; how the car saves Tata's position in car sales.
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