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Old 17th August 2013, 18:17   #91
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Nice pair of Hella's, you have got there!

I also like one of your earlier pictures of your ride in water, reminds me of a black whale.

Happy motoring!
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Just got back my beast from the 15K service . I paid Rs. 1179 /- . I have a 3 yr / 50000km AMC . Brake pads , air filter , all oils changed .all is well .

I just heard that a storme Lx bought during the same time as mine has done 60k that lays to rest any doubts on reliability .
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Storm is looking menacing in the above pics.
Driven a friend's storme(4x2) for about 50kms on the NH8 from Bandra to Vasai.
1)Super ride quality.
The unevenness of the Nh8 (bandra to borivli stretch(those used to driving this strecth knows what i am talking about) was absorbed with aplomb.It surely has magic carpet ride.
2) Driver's seat gives you king's view of the road ahead.
3)Not exactly off roading but on mild soft roads the beast was at it's best.
All the other cars , xuv 500 had to be very slow and jumping all around the place. But the occupants of the storme were very much comfortable in the seats whereas i was just ripping the beast through such roads.
Fellow motorists must have been
4)Interiors feel quite upmarket and premium and much better than a XUV 500
(matter of personal preference)Looks quite European.
5)The exterior fit and finish is .
Seems very well built and feels European again.

This surely is an underrated suv by far. Deserves much better sales figures.
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Just got back my beast from the 15K service . I paid Rs. 1179 /- . I have a 3 yr / 50000km AMC . Brake pads , air filter , all oils changed .all is well .
Why were the brake pads changed so early? Was there any noise while braking? How much did you pay for the AMC?

Seeing the ownership logs and performance of storme, I feel that it is very much reliable and niggle free which is quite in contrast with other TATA cars, and this is good news.

Looking to buy an SUV within an year and the selection criteria is Reliability, space and road presence; and the storme is my first preference till date.
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Why were the brake pads changed so early? Was there any noise while braking? How much did you pay for the AMC?
+ what was the 1179 paid for ? Could you also update what was the total service bill amount ( prior to adjustment against the AMC )
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Why were the brake pads changed so early? Was there any noise while braking? How much did you pay for the AMC?
Brake pads were fine but were changed as part of AMC schedule . I paid Rs.37332 for 3 yr / 50000 km AMC

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+ what was the 1179 paid for ? Could you also update what was the total service bill amount ( prior to adjustment against the AMC )
I was charged for some nuts , washers , wheel balancing , interior cleaning . The total bill was around 13k .

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Brake pads were fine but were changed as part of AMC schedule . I paid Rs.37332 for 3 yr / 50000 km AMC
That's the good part of getting the Gold AMC.

Btw, 38k should be for 4 years, 50k. Pls check
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That's the good part of getting the Gold AMC.

Btw, 38k should be for 4 years, 50k. Pls check
These are the rates :
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Thanks .. with such a small difference between 3/50k & 4/50k, not surprised that I mixed up the two.
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Small question- Why not take 4yr/50k over 3yr/50k? Does this amount need to be paid every year or this is a one time payment of 38k?
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Small question- Why not take 4yr/50k over 3yr/50k? Does this amount need to be paid every year or this is a one time payment of 38k?
Depends on how much you run, my assumption is I should run around 20k / year . My beast is 8 months old now . This is a one time payment .
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I was charged for some nuts , washers , wheel balancing , interior cleaning . The total bill was around 13k .
Could you pls share the AMC schedule if you have it ? Its so difficult to get any info on the AMC packages from the dealers here.

Also isn't balancing covered in the AMC ?
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Narayan, there is no separate schedule for the AMC. The AMC covers expenses that would be incurred during scheduled & recommended maintenance work. And if anything else requires repacement - depending on the cover you have
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Narayan, there is no separate schedule for the AMC. The AMC covers expenses that would be incurred during scheduled & recommended maintenance work. And if anything else requires replacement - depending on the cover you have
Condor - reason for asking was on whether the AMC would allow you to change parts that still has life in then - in this case brake pads ? I don't think brake pad replacement comes in the 15k scheduled service interval.
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Condor - reason for asking was on whether the AMC would allow you to change parts that still has life in then - in this case brake pads ? I don't think brake pad replacement comes in the 15k scheduled service interval.
Yes AMC allows you change parts which still has a life span , in my case brake pads
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