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Old 8th April 2012, 18:41   #16
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Thank you for the replies guys.

GTO, awaiting your review...

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I would be getting mine in the same colour in 2-3 days.

Hey just wanted to ask you the feedback on the tyre upgrade. Has the shift to Michelin made the tyre noise go away? How much of a decrease did you feel? Did you buy the mudflaps, mats etc from the dealer itself?
Congratulations on your purchase. Did you get XL/XV? The tyre noise has decreased a LOT after the michelins. The car also feels more planted on the road.

I got nothing from the dealer.

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I guess Beige is not going to be difficult to maintain.
I hope you are right buddy!

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Are you planning for any other accessories - like pampering your caaar with leather?

Some more interior pics please. And how much was the difference between XL and XV?
Next expense in ICE. The seats are actually quite comfortable and seat fabric of good quality.

XL to XV difference was around 80k I think...

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Other than the formal looks of the Bronze Grey, is there any other specific reason (price, etc..) all of you guys so far have chosen this color ?
Dust does not stand out on this colour like other colours!! LOL

Actually I also liked Silver but parents preferred this... .
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Congratulations on your purchase. Did you get XL/XV? The tyre noise has decreased a LOT after the michelins. The car also feels more planted on the road.
Thanks. I got the XL. It makes more sense. Although the 1L premium for the XV is justifiable when you see the added gadgets but then the XV goes into the Vento territory. Also the XL has everything that one needs. I would surely go for an upgrade to michelins and a nice set of alloys.
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Since you went on a highway drive this weekend on your new ride, how was your experience? I haven't heard a lot of description of the Sunny on its highway manners and how it performs. Would appreciate if you could share your experience and observations and how it behaved.
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Highway Experience

Just back from my first highway trip with the Sunny.

Kolkata to Shikharji (Shikharji - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) to Kolkata : 700 + kms, 12 hours of driving in 2 days. It was a fantastic trip.

The car performed remarkably well under the hot sun and pouring rain at triple digit speeds.

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I usually do all my highway trips in my CR-V, so am very spoilt with my expectations.

High Speed Manners: The car felt very planted and confident on the road. I did not speed much, with my top speed limited to a strict 105-110 kmph (Thanks to break-in period rev-limit of 2500 rpm and presence of my daughter).

Ride / Comfort: The car handled and broken roads on the state highways head on. I drove over some very rough patches at decent speed and almost nothing filtered down into the cabin.

The Aircon: The A/c was left at 24 C on Auto mode, and the auto control worked wonderfully as the weather fluctuated between scorching hot to stormy rains. It kept the cabin very comfortable throughout.

The Drivability:This is where the Sunny scores OVER the CR-V! The fifth gear is like an automatic gearbox on its own. Throw the car in fifth and forget about changing gears! It pulls cleanly and with relative urgency from 60 kmph! You actually dont have to shift down to 4th! The engine is refined and peppy and there is minimal noise filtering into the cabin.

The Brakes:

Bad news: The brakes lack the initial bite I am used to. When you stomp on the brakes the car slows down but smoothly, and not with the anchor like deacceleration I am used to.
Good News: Thanks to a couple of idiots I did have a chance to test the sudden braking from 100 - almost 0. The brakes did shed speed adequately. I did not feel unsafe at any point.
Conclusion: The brakes are not unsafe. They do not pose a safety hazard. That said, Nissan MUST improve them, and offer an upgrade option to current owners.

Overall, the Sunny is a fantastic highway car.

Fuel Efficiency

Highway: 22.1 kmpl (100 % A/C On,Tank full to tank full)! I am not a fuel efficient driver did NOT drive with fuel efficiency in mind. This by far the highest average I have got from any car I have owned / driven!
(Disclaimer: I was limited in the above trip to 2500 rpm so the majority of my trip was done from 80 to 105 kmph, 4th and 5 th gear, 100% A/C ON)

City: 13.7 kmpl (100% A/C on, Tank full to tank full). The car is driven in the Kolkata - Howrah - Liluah belt and it is a very congested area. The 17 km I travel takes an hour to cover. My i20 CRDi never gave over 11.5 to 12.0 kmpl in the same run.

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Great review there AbhiJ. Congratulations on a fantastic car!

Had driven the diesel Sunny a couple of weeks ago and i share your sentiments of the car. It is a very able highway cruiser, and overtaking is fun in this car.

But the economy in the city even with congested road seems a tad on the lower side to me!
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But the economy in the city even with congested road seems a tad on the lower side to me!
Dude.. you have no idea about the roads I am talking about

My diesel i20 gives 11.5 kmpl to 12.0 kmpl on the same roads.
My uncles Vista QJD gives about 12.0 kmpl on the same run.

I am actually over-joyed by the 13.7 kmpl given the driving conditions!!

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Highway Experience
Nice crisp description of how the car performs on highways. I have experienced the same aspect of not having to shift gears at all till about 50 KMPH on 5th on my Vento TDI, its really a boon on the highways. This feature makes it the perfect highway cruiser. Just carry on driving as if its a automatic, kinda makes you miss cruise control then .

And now I will probably bug you for a travelogue for the place you visited . Please take your own time. Will love to meet up with you and your car in the next TBHP meet if you can make it.
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Dude.. you have no idea about the roads I am talking about

My diesel i20 gives 11.5 kmpl to 12.0 kmpl on the same roads.
My uncles Vista QJD gives about 12.0 kmpl on the same run.

I am actually over-joyed by the 13.7 kmpl given the driving conditions!!

Ah ok by that measure your Sunny seems to be doing very well

When i first sat in the car it took me a while to register just how big the car is from inside, love the fact thats nice big and roomy
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Hi,
Congrats on your car. Your review is spot on and I can't disagree on any point.
But the amount you spent on the car is shockingly lesser than what I spent.
Can you please give me the brake up?
What is the road tax in your city?

I paid a whooping Rs.924518/- for the car with no accessories but for the floor mat and the mudflap.

Did you get the extended warranty document from the dealer when the car was delivered?

Enjoy your spacious and swift rides.
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Can you please give me the brake up?
What is the road tax in your city?

I paid a whooping Rs.924518/- for the car with no accessories but for the floor mat and the mudflap.

Did you get the extended warranty document from the dealer when the car was delivered?
I ll get you the break up. Please note in Kolkata, this road tax is only for 5 years, and not lifetime tax. Hence the lower tax.

The ex showroom price was 8.05 i think.

The showroom sent the extended warranty 2-3 weeks after the car's delivery.
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Can you please give me the brake up?
What is the road tax in your city?

Car Ex Showroom : 805093
Registration + 5 yr Tax : 37200
Extended Warranty : 6999
Company Registration : 2700
Total : 851992

Insurance was additional as I mentioned in the opening post.
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Car Ex Showroom : 805093
Registration + 5 yr Tax : 37200
Extended Warranty : 6999
Company Registration : 2700
Total : 851992

Insurance was additional as I mentioned in the opening post.
Thanks for that info.
The ex showroom price when I bought the car was a little lesser INR 7.98,000
Registration INR 10000
Road tax INR 79800
Ext warranty INR 6999
Insurance INR (bajaj Allianz 0% Depressiation)

Total - INR 9.24,518
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Thanks for that info.
The ex showroom price when I bought the car was a little lesser INR 7.98,000
Registration INR 10000
Road tax INR 79800
Ext warranty INR 6999
Insurance INR (bajaj Allianz 0% Depressiation)

Total - INR 9.24,518
What do you mean by registration charges of 10k? The other charges mentioned by you look good and the Sunny is costing me 9.15 OTR in Delhi. The 10k difference would be because of the Insurance. I got mine done for 20k for 0% Dep.

Also in Kolkata one does not pay life time road tax but pays the tax only for 5 years and have to pay again after 5 years. Ofcourse that saves you some money incase you decide to sell the car within 5 years since then the next owner will pay the road tax for the second 5 year period.
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I got mine done for 20k for 0% Dep.
Where did you get your insurance? Which insurance company and how much IDV?
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Where did you get your insurance? Which insurance company and how much IDV?
I am not sure about the IDV so will have to revert back to you on that later. I got a quote of 20k from outside for Bharti Axa and the dealer to my surprise matched it and offered Royal Sundaram. I choose to buy it from the dealer. On top of that I have 35% NCB from another car so the insurance effectively will cost me only 14k.
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