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Old 20th January 2011, 15:52   #616
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Yes may be... I am still wondering how a 4x4 can reduce turning radius!
Only if you have a 4 wheel steering along. But I guess same can be the case for a 4x2 vehicle?

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Old 20th January 2011, 16:00   #617
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EDIT: Does Skoda provide something like Chevy (3 years thingy) does?
Here is the details
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...da-shield.html (Skoda offers 4 years / 100,000 KM warranty. Called "Skoda Shield")

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@lordofgondor

no. skoda doesn't provide 3 year thingy like the chevy. though they are providing extended warranty.

what hurts most in skoda is the cost of spares if you end up nudging someone.
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Only if you have a 4 wheel steering along. But I guess same can be the case for a 4x2 vehicle?

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Active steering, i think its called, read about it being on the GINA, and the production 7-series somewhere.
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Active steering, i think its called, read about it being on the GINA, and the production 7-series somewhere.
Yes, the current F01 7 series comes with the Integral Active Steering. But in a very interesting way.

Under 35-40 kmph and at parking speeds the rear wheel will turn in the opposite direction of the front wheel enabling a easier maneuvering and thereby lessening the turning radius.

Over a certain speed, say 60 kmph, the rear wheel turns in the same direction of the front wheel enabling fast maneuvering in lane changes etc.

The rear wheel turn is restricted only to a very few degrees though. Does the job well.




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Well this joke is on me - a 25 year old story, when I was in 6th or 7th standard. A lady family friend of ours was learning driving and was frustrated with the clutch and gear changing. She asked why these guys had to keep these clutches and gears in a car just to make driving difficult.

I said ' Auntie, you have to live with it' and explained why the engine and transmission needs to be disengaged..blah blah blah. She replied that one day they will develop a car without a clutch. I was adamant that it will not be so, there has to be a clutch and she better get used to it. We had a bet then. The Auntie has forgotten about the bet and am yet to swallow my pride and tell her that she was right!!

You still are right mate, as long as there are different gears in an autmobile we need clutches. Automatics just do the clutch engagement and disengagement by themselves and do not need manual intervention.
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When I bought a pre-owned BALENO, one of my friends told BALENO is only racing and I could have bought a brand new Alto for that price. Many think of practical work horses and rest seek pleasure and pride on their rides.

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Very funny one, assuming the discussion was in any language other than Hindi/ Marathi. saat (7) sounds pretty much similar to saanth (60)
I shd have clarified... It was in Tamil. (7 and 70 sound very different)
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When n when I discussed about FIAT cars with my collegues and friends, 60% of them even know the correct names/ pronouncation of latest FIAT cars,
e.g. Punto = Pinto, Pontu, Penta, Putno etc.
Linea = Liena, Lenia, Lena etc.
To whom I should blame? Poor knowledge of my friends or lull n dull marketing/advertizing of "One of the best wordclass brands" in India.
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^^

Sad but true.

Personally I've come across several people who doesn't know that cars like Fiat Punto and Fiat Linea exists in India. Thus, when I think on a different note, I'm happy that they atleast have some idea about Fiat cars.
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I have a friend from school who knew about the existence of all American brands, such as Chevrolet, Lexus, Acura, Ford, etc. and he claimed himself to be a petrolhead.
His pronunciation was interesting:
Chevrolet - 'Chhe-vorr-lettt
Peugeot - peeyoojiyott
Volkswagen - Wolllksswagon
Suzuki - Suzzkki

Some of his claims:
-Tata Safari has a V8 heart, even buses had only inline-4 engines
-Limos are the fastest cars around, as they are generally used to carry VIPs and it needs to be really fast in order to escape in case of exigencies
-Amby is the safest car available in India because it has an inch thick metal body
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You still are right mate, as long as there are different gears in an autmobile we need clutches. Automatics just do the clutch engagement and disengagement by themselves and do not need manual intervention.
Yes. I should have said clutch pedal, to be technically correct
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-Amby is the safest car available in India because it has an inch thick metal body

Someone notify the MoD and tell them how they wasted their energy with the vijayant!!!

Enemy Command:They're coming with WHAT?
Outpost : Infantry,howitzers and White ambassadors, with bull-bars, sir!!!!!
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Enemy Command:They're coming with WHAT?
Outpost : Infantry,howitzers and White ambassadors, with bull-bars, sir!!!!!
Ultimate:

Outpost: Infantry,howitzers and White ambassadors, with bull-bars, and an Indian minister and bureaucrat inside, sir!!!!!

Am sure they'll run for their lives

EDIT: How do I move this post to the Jokes thread??? Didn't realize this is OT here :-(

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Afriend of mine was highly enamoured by the Esteem LX. LX only. When I found him a good used VXi in the market and told him to take a look, he said:

" No Sir, I want only the LX. You see, the LX was a racing Esteem but not the VXi or any other model. That is why all rally cars are Esteem LX".
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