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Old 19th November 2007, 10:24   #1
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Default Swift Diesel Experience, on the beach :D

I had driven the SD (swift Diesel) just once, that too for around 20-25km in the city sometime back. My initial idea abt the SD was that it did have a lotta punch, when the tacho needle kissed the 2000rpm mark. Quite good for city driving (being small) etc etc.
But yesterday, i got a chance to drive it for around 250km and boy, was i impressed! To the core.

My friend, Amit Chhangani, along with a fren of his, Ron, came to my place in New Mumbai from Pune in the morning in the SD. we left New Mumbai by around 8amish for Kashid beach. He drove while going and i was getting impressed with that punch everytime the needle went over 1900rpm. And then we reached a beach, around 7-8km from Alibaug (towards Kashid). I had been here earlier and we decided to check it out. It was isolated, not a soul around and so we decided to play around.

They say practice makes a man pefect. Getting used to the power, and handlin of the SD


And then the fun started



The sun was comin down hard, but the white SD looked great


Amit (on the right), Ron (on the left)


After a while we headed to Kashid beach, had fun in the water (without the SD ofcourse). Spent a good 2-3hrs, then headed to Murud. The roads are awesome, with views of the sea from the mini-hill roads makin the whole experience too good.


We also went on a 2km offroad to small mines


The drive back was fantastic. One thing which was of a bother were the JK Tyres - absolutely no grip. Even while accelerating out of tight curves in 2nd at low speeds, when the needle went over 2000rpm, with all that torque coming in, the tyres begged for traction. Bad, very bad.

on the panvel bypass toll road, with the windows up, and at 120km/h, i cudnt feel as if this was a diesel car, and pressin the accelerator shoved the car further towards 140km/h without a protest. Diesel fun!

on open roads, the SD came into its own. overtaking vehicles was never of a both. I must say, im love with the SD. for the app 575km Pune-Mum-Murud-Mum-Pune trip, the car returned around 17.5kmpl : not bad, considerin the fun we had.

The getz D may be faster, but with good tyres, the SD can show it the dust, plus the fact its cheaper. Personally SD for me.
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Old 19th November 2007, 10:29   #2
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Wow! A nice trip it was and beautifully presented here.
Where you guys throwing the car around in the sands?
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Where you guys throwing the car around in the sands?
Where? The pics are from an isolated beach, around 6-7km from Alibaug, towards Kashid
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Whoa!

You guys were lucky you didn't hit any soft sand...
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Thad : Yeah. Actually i had been here on my Karizma sometime back http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ighlight=beach (The Beach)) and hence had an idea abt the sand. At kashid however, an over enthu Alto guy rode on to the beach, but got bogged down. it took a good 30mins and 7 people to get the car out!
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Bunny.. u do get around a lot along the coast line !! Have you been to Tarkarli (Sindhudurg) beach? We are planning to head that way, come december.

Also, I hope ur friend had the car washed afterwards. Otherwise, residual salt may trigger rusting.
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spadival : have heard abt tarkarli a lot, havent been there though.. dec - hmm, lemme know abt dates
As for wash, yeah, its been done
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Excellent photographs and neatly written. Iam a fan of your photographs and your descriptions. Visit and write a lot for my enjoyment
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This HR26 is very MUL number types. Loaner car for some mag?
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Nice adventure and pics.

HR26 Gurgaon reg vehicle in Mumbai...BTW how does the passenger next to the driver enter the car?
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Nice adventure and pics.

HR26 Gurgaon reg vehicle in Mumbai...BTW how does the passenger next to the driver enter the car?

I was thinking the same!

Wow! The last pic with all the doors opened looks fab, and the one for drifting in the sand that too was awesome.
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Thanks all

ported - yeah
kpzen : the driver has to open the door for the co-driver
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BP,

Looking at the dents on the side door and front bumper suggests you guys had lots of fun.
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Raajiv : those new shapes arent from us
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