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Old 5th March 2010, 09:27   #931
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FIRST INFORMATION REPORT!

Took delivery of Aura QJD in Porcelain White yesterday from the dealer in Patiala, and right from the showroom drove to Delhi(280 kms) on the famous GT Road (NH-1).(me and the Manza alone for 6 hrs- Honeymoon?). Quite like a marriage, on the way I discovered that things are not as they were made out to be! Every 50 kms or so I progressively found things missing. TATA has cut down on the features list. The AURA no longer has:
1. Parcel shelf woofers
2. Tilt adjustable steering
3. Leather wrapped gear knob
All the above are present in my colleagues Aura, which is a month old.

The car is an absolute delight on the highway! did'nt exceed 2000-2200 rpms. In 5th good for 80 at 2000 rpm. Detailed report and pics follow. Looks fantastic in white.
Firstly, Congrats! on a new car. Secondly all the above are present in my colleagues 3 day old Aura Quadrajet. He booked it on Feb 14th and took delivery a few days back. You might want to speak to your dealer about this. Strange!!

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Old 5th March 2010, 09:34   #932
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I thought Tilt steering is standard across the Manza range. Are you sure that you do not have it?

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TATA has cut down on the features list. The AURA no longer has:
1. Parcel shelf woofers
2. Tilt adjustable steering
3. Leather wrapped gear knob
Whaaat ? How can they do that. It's some of these extra features that made the Manza a VFM car in the first place.
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... The AURA no longer has:
1. Parcel shelf woofers
2. Tilt adjustable steering
3. Leather wrapped gear knob
All the above are present in my colleagues Aura, which is a month old.

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How can they 'delete' features when they are mentioned in the brochure CLEARLY.

Time for you to have a friendly chat with your dealer. And don't delay it.
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Time for you to have a friendly chat with your dealer.
Yes ,please do that.But before that I would suggest you confirm this with a dealer near you in Delhi & then call your dealer in Patiala, if needed.
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... My Manza is a D-White,Shall post pics by tonight.Sorry to keep you waiting.
kingpin1 - we are still waiting!! Please update with the pics and your first impressions!!
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The AURA no longer has:
1. Parcel shelf woofers
2. Tilt adjustable steering
3. Leather wrapped gear knob
Congratulations!

Do you mean Dew White? Have not heard of Porcelain White.

And the omissions you mention are strange especially the tilt steering and woofers (Did you mean tweeters).

Leather covered gear knob I can understand since it is not mentioned in the brochure and they might have swapped the textile due to a shortage at the plant (?)

Will be interesting to see why these were omitted if you decide to check up with other dealers.

I will put my observations across when I spend some time with my car next week.

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FIRST INFORMATION REPORT!

Took delivery of Aura QJD in Porcelain White yesterday from the dealer in Patiala, and right from the showroom drove to Delhi(280 kms) on the famous GT Road (NH-1).(me and the Manza alone for 6 hrs- Honeymoon?). Quite like a marriage, on the way I discovered that things are not as they were made out to be! Every 50 kms or so I progressively found things missing. TATA has cut down on the features list. The AURA no longer has:
1. Parcel shelf woofers
2. Tilt adjustable steering
3. Leather wrapped gear knob
All the above are present in my colleagues Aura, which is a month old.

The car is an absolute delight on the highway! did'nt exceed 2000-2200 rpms. In 5th good for 80 at 2000 rpm. Detailed report and pics follow. Looks fantastic in white.
WinDiesel - congrats on the new car. It's actually a delight to drive manza on highway. Regarding the features - Leather wrapped gear knob actually starts from Aura ABS (it's not mentioned in the feature list though). The other two features are supposed to be there as they are standard on all variants (it's mentioned on the website).

I think you bought the car from Goyal Motors, Patiala. I purchased mine from them on 1st Feb. I hope they did not overcharge you for the ex-showroom as they did with me. I had to complain to TML to get the refund. My experience at their showroom was actually very bad. Not sure about your's. I think they might have removed the parcel tray with speakers (not woofers, as manza does not come with woofers). But I am not sure if one can remove the tilt steering function. Anyway, enjoy your new beauty!
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I stand corrected. The Tilt Adjustable Steering is very much present. Just could not locate the latch, it seems.

Went to Sanya motors in Delhi just now. They are confirming that Leather Gear Knob and Parcel shelf speakers have recently been discontinued in Aura and now they come in Aura ABS onwards. Is this the case?

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They are confirming that Leather Gear Knob and Parcel shelf speakers have recently been discontinued in Aura and now they come in Aura ABS onwards. Is this the case?
That's surprising.Their website still lists four speakers plus two tweeters across all the variants of Manza.
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@windiesel - Write to TML regarding music system issue
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Parcel shelf speakers are present only in Aura+ to my knowledge. Other models have rear speakers in the doors.
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That's surprising.Their website still lists four speakers plus two tweeters across all the variants of Manza.
Six speakers are there, one in each door and two on the dash. What's missing is nos. 7 and 8 on the parcel shelf which were there in my friend's manza. Just showed the new Manza to my friend who is a renowned auto journo (and an old BHPian) and has therefore tested practically all indian vehicles. Glad to report that the car has met with his approval. He was in fact comparing it to his SX4 more than to his swift/palio 1.6. He was not very happy with the power steering though, feeling it to be a little on the harder side, and transferring a tad more feedback to the driver. Will try to post some pics tomorrow as soon as I can learn how to. Already driven the car 350 kms in two days! Enjoying every kilometer.

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Six speakers are there, one in each door and two on the dash. What's missing is nos. 7 and 8 on the parcel shelf .....
The brochure clearly says "Four Speakers + Two Tweeters". Manza does not come with speakers on rear parcel tray. Your friend must have installed it after taking delivery.

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@ WindRide,

Have a look at this picture from GTO's review.



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