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Old 7th June 2011, 07:52   #46
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The Tata Venture comes with disc brakes in front. This is standard regardless of the variant. I don't know why everyone in his forum thinks otherwise.
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The Tata Venture comes with disc brakes in front. This is standard regardless of the variant. I don't know why everyone in his forum thinks otherwise.
Because right from the beginning it was quoted that all wheel drum brakes. I guess even the brouchers says so, which made Professional reviewers like SID Indica to believe so.

Kind of relief to hear that it has Front disk brake. My FIL waited for this vehicle, but it is not getting launched in Chennai due to BS4 factor, and now he settled with Vista Aqua.
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The interiors can be built luxuriously to make it a fantastic long drive car.The price tag may be interesting to some category of customers.

But the placement of engine under the front seats, too much of engine noise and lack of power is all a serious drawback.

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Though looks good, I find it expensive for the engine capacity, fit finish offered. It should also have been offered as BS4 engine. I dont think it would do too well in target market.
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What I think TATA should do about next version of Tata Venture.
Use Multijet 1.3 liter Manza Engine.Thinks 90 BHP is the right choice.With this engine A/C issue will be taken care. It will help in overall image of TATA.
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Old 8th June 2011, 11:43   #51
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Hello Sindica,

Thanks for a detailed review and the test drive report. The way you have presented it makes even the layman glued till completing the review.

This is sure not going to take a share of Omni's or Eeco's market, but will definitely pull people who wanted a diesel. Till date there was no alternative, but now there is one.

From your description and the way the Tata's have launched it, seems they are just doing a market survey by spending enormous money and launching a product !!! By looking at the acceptance from a model perspective, there would soon be a BS4 compliant version available throughout the country. This should obviously be a better product and should be priced properly. Here I am not complaining about the current price, but about the utility-to-price ratio.

Are Tata's giving "more car per car"? Oh yeah this is a van, so it should "more van per van" !!!!
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Thank you very much Sidindica,

I was eagerly waiting for the review of Venture, Just want to know how the Indian engineering comes up. You've really done a very exhaustive review thumbs up to you. I wish I could have also seen the engine. I know that it is a proverbial Pain in the rear to open and show the engine.

I feel that Tata should

1. Put the CR-4 engine,
2. provide disk brakes
3. make NVH levels better.

Esle, If Maruti puts the 1.3 Peugeot Oil burner in Eco with a power steering, they will have run away success for next 5 years.
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Hi Sid saw the review late, loved it. Superb detailing. The Venture is more or less just what we expected it to be, needs more power with the new CR4 / Quadrajet engine, I guess CR4 is more likely. Have been seeing quite a few of these around Thane since last week.

Hope we soon have the Venture being seen as a serious alternative to the Echo and the Omin. It's always good to have options.
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Else, If Maruti puts the 1.3 Peugeot Oil burner in Eco with a power steering, they will have run away success for next 5 years.
Everyone praying for a diesel Eeco, but 1.3 peugeot? From where? you mean 1.3 Fiat oil burner?
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sorry, I meant the FIAT oil burner
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The one I drove and clicked pics of had all wheel drums. But on driving another specimen in Jammu's national garage, I got the front wheel opened at the workshop. And this is revealed. Thanks trapezio and SAE40 in veins for updating us.
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Feels better to know venture does come with discs.
@ Sidindica, any updates on the BS4 version of venture?

TATA can think of plonking the Qudrajet version in the Top end variant of Venture which can make it desirable for private owners.

IMO atleast the display vehicle in showrooms should be shod with alloys.
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Oh my, this confuses me a lot, so can any one please find out why there are two different versions? Or did TATA silently started giving disks instead of drums? If it is the later case, from when this change started?
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Ok confirmed it has disks at front
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Even the Viano has only one door at the back. I think Tata's have done this to discourage people from entering/exiting the vehicle from the wrong side. Rather than criticizing them, its better if we change our perspective and appreciate this as a necessary safety measure that should be implemented on all van style utility vehicles.
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