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Old 26th June 2017, 09:48   #2236
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My first concern is are there any niggling issues with the hexa.
Though I don't own a Hexa, based on what I hear from other owners: None of them seem to be having any major niggles except one who has opted for the official sunroof accessory. Again it is a workmanship issue and has nothing to do with the product.

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How reliable is the hexa when compared to the crysta.
What is reliability in your opinion? If you are referring to a car that has the ability to take you and your family from point A to point B in comfort and safety anytime without any fuss / breakdowns etc then the Hexa is more than reliable.

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How well will it age say down the line in five years.
Not as good as wine would On a serious note, I have been using the Aria for the last 4.5 years and 60K+ kms and there is not a single squeak in the cabin even today. I have had no repairs as such except couple of warranty replacements such as the coolant expansion tank (had a tiny pin hole leakage) and power steering high pressure line - again a minor leak near the crimping area.

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Will it have a good resale value after 5 years.
Our market is crazy and the used car market is even more crazy and largely biased towards the brand rather than the product. Do not expect Innova like resale but IMO it should be better than Aria.

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What is the ncap safety rating for the hexa.
I tried looking up for this data and had even dropped a Tweet to Tata Motors about this but no luck yet. Though there are no official numbers, I feel the car is crash tested in their in-house test facility.
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Surprisingly they feel that Innova has better ride and handling. In the end they feel though Hexa is a strong package, however Innova still is the king of segment.
That is quite contrary to the general consensus here in the forum. No matter how good Autocar is, I guess I will go by what team-bhpians have reported.

But then since the quality and space is quite obvious, by giving the ride and handling too to Hexa, they can't maintain Innova as the king. So..
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Autocar review has been done in hurry - in first few minutes, she speaks about storage space in front - cleverly omits the cooled glovebox, second glovebox and sunglasses holder (present just above her head) when talking about Hexa
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Dear proud Hexa owners, I have few queries:

1. Do you also feel steering-wheel vibration (jerks) while driving on undulated patch of roads?

2. Do you find rear seat occupants complaining on a long drive?

3. How do you rate the fatigue to the driver and co-passengers after driving few hundred kilometers at a stretch in a mixed road and traffic condition?

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1. Do you also feel steering-wheel vibration (jerks) while driving on undulated patch of roads?
The feedback from the steering is quite pronounced. I wouldn't characterize that as jerky, though. If it is jerky, you should contact the service center. I am not sure how to objectively describe this, but if you feel it is not normal, then it probably isn't.

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2. Do you find rear seat occupants complaining on a long drive?
I have a 6 seater version with captain seats. I recently did a 600 km trip in one day and there were no complaints from people seating in the two captain seats. I haven't experienced third row seats in long drive situations. I don't think it would be very comfortable in the third row for a longer duration trip.

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3. How do you rate the fatigue to the driver and co-passengers after driving few hundred kilometers at a stretch in a mixed road and traffic condition?
I use my Hexa XTA mostly in the city, but for a couple of road trips that I have done, I can safely say that the ride is extremely comfortable. The cabin feels airy, roomy, and the fatigue level was very low. That's for the Automatic Transmission. I took a TD of the manual one and I did not like that at all. Maybe Hexa MT owners can shed some light here.
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Dear proud Hexa owners, I have few queries:

1. Do you also feel steering-wheel vibration (jerks) while driving on undulated patch of roads?

2. Do you find rear seat occupants complaining on a long drive?

3. How do you rate the fatigue to the driver and co-passengers after driving few hundred kilometers at a stretch in a mixed road and traffic condition?

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I am on the the few blokes who managed to get 2 long test drives (~30 and ~25 kms respectively) (probably because I told i'm trading in my Safari for the Hexa)

For the second test drive we were 6 adults and 2 kids, so yes a full house. and of the 25 odd kms, 10 kms was on totally no roads/mud and stones which would have been a task even for the Safari.
the 3rd row housed 5'6" and 5'4" adults and throughout the drive they did not complain of too much bounciness, except for the lack of hear room space above. Over nasty bumps at speed once in a while their heads did make contact with the roof, but nothing too serious. overall happy with the handling and comfort with seven on board.

I did not find any vibration in the seats, steering or any body/plastic panel once throughout the off roading experience. also the cabin stayed quite and not much noise from outside crept it (we deliberately switched off the audio system for this) (the car had run 8000+kms in test drives!)

I had a few grouses though. My legs foul with the console below (im 6'0) and there is no proper armrest for the left hand (spoilt due to my safari integrated armrests)
but the driving position was relaxed and gear shifting were far far better than my safari.
the engine is a laggard below 1200rpms and i did find not much difference in the Auto/Comfort/Dynamic modes at all! I felt it was all gimicky.
The rough road was good though, slot it in and the car with a full load also creeps and crawls all over the rough terrain without your throttel inputs.

Overall was impressed by the car, and is one of the shortlist candidates for the next vehicle
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I had a few grouses though. My legs foul with the console below (im 6'0) and there is no proper armrest for the left hand (spoilt due to my safari integrated armrests)
but the driving position was relaxed and gear shifting were far far better than my safari.
the engine is a laggard below 1200rpms and i did find not much difference in the Auto/Comfort/Dynamic modes at all! I felt it was all gimicky.
The difference in drive modes are much more observable when on highways along with huge differences in mileage and performance.
The car can easily do overtakes in auto/dynamic and is fun to drive as it becomes more responsive. In comfort, it is very difficult to pull overtakes and i found it impossible to cross 130kmph.

As there are so many observable differences, I mentioned in my review that its like "driving four different cars"!

But yes, in city/rough road, you cannot observe much difference.
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