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Old 9th April 2008, 08:06   #31
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hmm, don't our people take it to 140-150 for a TD? 100-120 our standard TD guys do.

IT seems to be someone who got the road wrong, and rest the stock tyres did them in.

I've always wondered whether such a thing is possible and now i've seen the light.! !!
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jayz : oh the guys even did a crash test..... now thats how you do a complete test drive.
And I thought only TBHP-ians take a car for Torture Drive. Who ever did this, sure beat us.
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rippergeo : the test driver is usually made to pay in such situations.
Not if the car had insurance coverage.

But notice that the car did not have regular licence plate. It had a temp plate, and we know how good a temp plate is. It is very much possible that the car was a regular car, but used for test drives. If this incident had not happened, the car would have definitely been sold to somebody.

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Old 9th April 2008, 09:08   #33
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later i came to know the real reason why test drive was not possiblie

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This is hilarious, I've shown this to all of team mates and cube mates, this will be outrageous topic of discussion over the evening's tea!

Know any details about how the water dZired the car
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hello everyone..this is my first postting in the forum..I wanted to test drive swift dzire .nearest dealer to my place is mandovi motors.courteous staff this smart chap explained me all the features of different variants and prices and let me check out the cars waiting to be deliverd to other customers.Finally when i requested for test drive..he was like "sorry sir not possible " ..i got a call and had to leave the place..later i came to know the real reason why test drive was not possiblie

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OMG! Very sad! It is good that the persons in the car survived with injuries. It will be good if we get the details as to why the incident happened? I guess it mostly will be due to negiligent driving.

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Can you get the details from the dealer as to why it happened??

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Old 9th April 2008, 09:51   #35
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Oh my that was a find.I had mentioned in one of My post that test drives are never ripping the vehicles.Its rather one to get acquainted with a machine which probably he may or may not buy.
Thank god all are safe.
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Looks like someone was so irritated by the looks of the DZire, he decided to drown it.
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Or perhaps the driver was testing the crash worthiness of this new model.

Now we know!!
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well.. couple of things - the car cabin still seems to be in place. considering the car was upside down in the water, it must have been going quite fast and flipped. the right side seems smashed, but the A -pillar has held up.

also the front right wheel seems to be come off, so that must be the area of impact.

Also - the roof seems to have borne an impact.

I just hope the folks are fine- cause it seems to have been a bad crash!!!

must say - kudos to maruti -
now lets hear what happend from the driving folks!
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How the occupants would have come out is still a mystery, that too under water!


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But notice that the car did not have regular licence plate. It had a temp plate, and we know how good a temp plate is. It is very much possible that the car was a regular car, but used for test drives. If this incident had not happened, the car would have definitely been sold to somebody.
The car has "TEST DRIVE Vehicle" Painted ALL over. Its not a regular Car.

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Well who ever was driving the car actually deserves a Darwin awards for this. Frankly dude how can you get your car to crash on that road. Well only thing i can say to the driver is good you learnt swimming. Maruti does not make fishing boats. You forgot where to go to buy yourself one
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The car has "TEST DRIVE Vehicle" Painted ALL over. Its not a regular Car.

guess you didn't get the point. Those are stickers & not paint.
The stickers can & will be removed before showing it to a prospective customer.
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guess you didn't get the point. Those are stickers & not paint.
The stickers can & will be removed before showing it to a prospective customer.
Yeah so now they can put new ones that reads Crash Test Vehicle.
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Pretty bad state,I just hope they dont re-furbish this car again and keep it for selling like 30% discount on the over-all cost,and wonder which lucky customer will have this
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Hey guys, Was this Test Drive or Test Dive?
Poor Dzire looks really watered down. I think people drive the test drive vehicles recklessly, just because it not their own car
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