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Old 18th July 2007, 11:55   #16
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Yup, that's what I have experienced too! The car gives more power in 5th gear than in 4th! Haven't really noticed the difference between 2nd and 3rd but will do that now! But then again, omitting the use of 2nd and 4th gear in not an option!
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Incidently, if you refer to the Grand Vitara test drive threads, a guy eho drove the MT said the car has good pick-up in the first gear, looses steam in second but comes back to life in third....

Any Suzuki owners here???
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waaaaat??? thats coz trucks arent allowed to ply on the roads inside the city limits during certain hours. And these 1-2 traffic cops + security guys stop the ones who are breaking that rule. How does it matter that the trucker stops before the cops?
Have seen some truckers warning others of police vehicles ahead!
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8) SUVs and Goods carriage vehicles cover up 80 % of the accidents happen in India and the casualities in them are on the higher side as compared to the hatchback or small scale sedans (In fact SUVs provide more security, reliability and stability on roads especially highways..also they have more sturdy and robust built..still the statistics indicate else)

Ever thought of the driver education angle ???
Another reason being that most of those SUVs, UVs, MUVs and Goods carriers involved in the accident would be over-loaded.

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Your driver is a liar, I accidently did the same but the policement never came but the postman did
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This is one of those situations where one must pray to dear life you should not get into. I once had a puncture at about 140kmph on a race track. Left rear went boom on a flat out left hander. Lets just say that knowing the handling of the car and a quick hand to leg co-ordination helps a lot. Its 70% drivers capability and 30% luck.
if its front the % should reverse.
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waaaaat??? thats coz trucks arent allowed to ply on the roads inside the city limits during certain hours. And these 1-2 traffic cops + security guys stop the ones who are breaking that rule.
Then you havent seen them stopping on the Highways and the small carriers (Tempo's etc) are anyway allowed during the day too in the cities, but stop mostly to avoid harassement.

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How does it matter that the trucker stops before the cops?
Thats the point, even few meters before them they stop and cannot be challaned, but the police can still tow them away but have lack of machinery to do it.
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Shell conducts survey on Myths of Indian drivers to save fuel .

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A study called Shell Fuel Economy Fact or Fiction Report, sheds light on these conscious and some unconscious practises and habits that most Indian drivers and riders follow in a bid to improve fuel economy of their vehicles and reduce their driving costs. For this, the lubricant giant analysed the behaviour of 1,000 Indian drivers aged 18 to 40 years, which revealed that while 83 per cent see fuel efficiency being important, 68 per cent admit they donít know how to save fuel. And 54 per cent of those who are unsure feel anxious about fuel efficiency, and start to believe and practice various fuel saving myths
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95 per cent of drivers believed that keeping the window rolled up and having the air conditioning on would reduce wind resistance and in turn aid fuel efficiency, instead of keeping the AC off and winding the windows down
The most common practice was to warm up the engine before driving off which 92 per cent confessed of, while more than two thirds (69 per cent) believe that by doing so they would save fuel in the long run. The most astonishing bit is that almost half (49 per cent) of the people who participated in this survey also believe that by shaking their car to make it Ďburpí or release air pockets in the tank while fuelling, also helps in make the car more fuel efficient
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The survey revealed that most Indians understand the importance of maintenance and change of engine oil and lubricants. The report shows that drivers are choosing high quality lubricants to improve engine performance and fuel efficiency, but many do not know the difference between a mineral and a synthetic engine oil lubricant and the varying benefits thereof.
http://www.myinstantsearch.in/2015/0...ing-myths.html
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