Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd May 2012, 09:44   #241
Senior - BHPian
 
lurker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tura
Posts: 1,308
Thanked: 641 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by indian21r View Post
We used to face that around 120-130kmph range. But after that it is stable again. I faced the same issue in Innova but at speeds of 110kmph

In between one of our Arias met with a head on Collision With a Tavera on 4th April. I was really happy that nothing happened to the driver and passenger. The Air bags opened as well. I am not aware of the full details yet
How's ur Aria doing Rahul ? Have the issues with the clutch cropped up again, assuming they must have done 5 digit miles by now. Recently an Aria parked near my M800 in front of my bank and I was able to appreciate how much more bigger it was than the Innova. It sheet metal seems of the scorpio grade and much stiffer than the Innova's wafer-like body panels. No wonder then that the driver and passenger's escaped major injuries even in a frontal collision. This thing is built like a tank, now if only the internals were error-free.
lurker is offline  
Old 3rd May 2012, 11:34   #242
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurker View Post
How's ur Aria doing Rahul ? Have the issues with the clutch cropped up again, assuming they must have done 5 digit miles by now. Recently an Aria parked near my M800 in front of my bank and I was able to appreciate how much more bigger it was than the Innova. It sheet metal seems of the scorpio grade and much stiffer than the Innova's wafer-like body panels. No wonder then that the driver and passenger's escaped major injuries even in a frontal collision. This thing is built like a tank, now if only the internals were error-free.
They were unable to generate estimate for the vehicle for almost 3 weeks saying that their CRMDMS system was down. By the way I got feedback saying that the Chassis got damaged, additional details are awaited. Until the Chassis comes from the plant, the rest of work will not start
indian21r is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 3rd May 2012, 20:20   #243
BHPian
 
ANUJ GEORGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kochi & Doha
Posts: 47
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by indian21r View Post
They were unable to generate estimate for the vehicle for almost 3 weeks saying that their CRMDMS system was down. By the way I got feedback saying that the Chassis got damaged, additional details are awaited. Until the Chassis comes from the plant, the rest of work will not start
Do you have any pictures of the vehicle after the accident? Bit curious to know the condition of Aria after the frontal impact, Safety was the deciding factors for me, when I picked Aria.
ANUJ GEORGE is offline  
Old 4th May 2012, 09:37   #244
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by ANUJ GEORGE View Post
Do you have any pictures of the vehicle after the accident? Bit curious to know the condition of Aria after the frontal impact, Safety was the deciding factors for me, when I picked Aria.
I do not have them with me right now. But I will check with my team. Also I will see if we can get any pics from the service center as well
indian21r is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 7th May 2012, 12:20   #245
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Here are some of the Pictures of the Collision between Aria and Tavera. It being a head on Collision both the Front Airbags got deployed. Nothing happened to the occupants of Aria. The Tavera driver was drunk
Attached Thumbnails
Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1015_1.jpg  

Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1019.jpg  

Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1021.jpg  

Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1017.jpg  

Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1016.jpg  

Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership-img_1018.jpg  

indian21r is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 7th May 2012, 12:50   #246
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Both cars seems to have exactly identical damages!

Glad to know that all the occupants were safe. Do update us with the costs involved for bringing the Aria back to shape.
raj_5004 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 7th May 2012, 13:00   #247
BHPian
 
DevilsCry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Delhi
Posts: 557
Thanked: 503 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
Both cars seems to have exactly identical damages!
To me, it seems that the Aria has a slightly bent chassis while the Tavera's axle is gone. The monocoque structure has once again shown why it is superior to ladder on frame structure in crash safety.

Last edited by DevilsCry : 7th May 2012 at 13:02. Reason: Correction in spelling
DevilsCry is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 7th May 2012, 13:05   #248
BHPian
 
rrsteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 144022
Posts: 940
Thanked: 893 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilsCry View Post
To me, it seems that the Aria has a slightly bent chassis while the Tavera's axle is gone. The monocoque structure has once again shown why it is superior to ladder on frame structure in crash safety.
Which of the two has monocoque construction? I think, none.

And from the pics how do you deduce on the bent chassis part?
rrsteer is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 7th May 2012, 13:10   #249
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilsCry View Post
To me, it seems that the Aria has a slightly bent chassis while the Tavera's axle is gone. The monocoque structure has once again shown why it is superior to ladder on frame structure in crash safety.
Both cars are built on LOF chassis buddy.
raj_5004 is offline  
Old 7th May 2012, 15:51   #250
BHPian
 
ANUJ GEORGE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kochi & Doha
Posts: 47
Thanked: 23 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Isn't it worrying to see the cracked windshield. I believe the so called crumple zone was supposed to take the impact racter than passing it on to the passenger cabin. Glad that the Airbags got deployed.

Thanks for posting the pictures, indian21r.

Last edited by ANUJ GEORGE : 7th May 2012 at 15:52.
ANUJ GEORGE is offline  
Old 7th May 2012, 15:58   #251
BHPian
 
rrsteer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: 144022
Posts: 940
Thanked: 893 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by ANUJ GEORGE View Post
Do you have any pictures of the vehicle after the accident? Bit curious to know the condition of Aria after the frontal impact, Safety was the deciding factors for me, when I picked Aria.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ANUJ GEORGE View Post
Isn't it worrying to see the cracked windshield. I believe the so called crumple zone was supposed to take the impact racter than passing it on to the passenger cabin. Glad that the Airbags got deployed.
Personally, I don't think you should be worried. I feel the car has taken the impact quite well.
rrsteer is offline  
Old 7th May 2012, 16:26   #252
BHPian
 
tazmaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 660
Thanked: 1,127 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Aria seems to have taken the hit well. Also the fact that both the airbags deployed is a positive sign. At least the safety features are working.

The tavera always seem to end up the way its seen. My Honda Accord was rear ended by one at high speed, except for bumper damage the Accord took the hit well but the Tavera ended up in a bad shape and stranded.
tazmaan is offline  
Old 7th May 2012, 16:58   #253
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by tazmaan View Post
The tavera always seem to end up the way its seen. My Honda Accord was rear ended by one at high speed, except for bumper damage the Accord took the hit well but the Tavera ended up in a bad shape and stranded.
In most cases, the front of a car always takes a heavier beating than the rear of a car.

The front is designed to crumple on impact whereas the rear of the car is built more rigid and tough.
raj_5004 is offline  
Old 7th May 2012, 18:31   #254
BHPian
 
Zappex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 190
Thanked: 83 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Thanks a lot for posting the pictures, indian21r... As an owner its gives me a good insight on how things would work.

If you don't mind me asking; Did the doors auto unlock as they were suppose to, also did the parking lights start blinking? I wanted to know as these features were advertised.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ANUJ GEORGE View Post
Glad that the Airbags got deployed.
You know that makes me worry, We have paid for the Airbags... but I remember in the beginning of my ownership one day suddenly the Airbag malfunction light came on. The TASS fixed it in a day. Given their methods of solving problems... I have been paranoid ever since. The fact that my Aria still has issues bites me further. I hope those features that we paid for actually WORK!

Anyways, Good to see you back on the forum buddy!

Zap

Last edited by Zappex : 7th May 2012 at 18:33.
Zappex is offline  
Old 8th May 2012, 09:37   #255
BHPian
 
indian21r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 733
Thanked: 262 Times
Default Re: Tata Aria Pride - Zero Pride in Ownership

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zappex View Post
Thanks a lot for posting the pictures, indian21r... As an owner its gives me a good insight on how things would work.

If you don't mind me asking; Did the doors auto unlock as they were suppose to, also did the parking lights start blinking? I wanted to know as these features were advertised.
Sorry Man I was not on the scene when the accident happened. But I will check with the driver when I see him. The estimate for the repair is Rs. 3,00,000/- When I had a word with the MD of the service center, he informed that there is scarcity of Parts for Aria. The spares will arrive in a couple of days. This is the closest Service center from Tata Motors Plant
indian21r is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tata Aria Pride 4x4: Owner's pain & frustration. EDIT: Saves 3 lives in an accident! bravo82in Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 132 27th October 2015 18:06
TATA Aria Pride 4X4 - Heart over Mind or Mind in the Right Place? EDIT : Now Sold! ACM Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 322 16th September 2015 15:51
Tata Aria Pride 4x4 : White Exterior with Black Interiors Zappex Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 149 24th October 2013 21:54
A New Breed Indeed. White Tata ARIA Pride. psbali Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 59 24th January 2013 18:11


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:25.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks