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Old 16th June 2015, 00:19   #271
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Excellent thread. Keep the logs coming.
I think you've reached the point in her life where she is going just going to be one beautiful monster that glides on the highways for ever and ever.

Just do the services on time, alignment and wheel rotations, and enjoy!
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Very little running in the past 3 months. Just managed to cross 34000kms now. An upcoming trip in August should take her past 35000kms.

No issues other than the rattles.This time I am going to ask the service engineer how they are fixing these rattles ( last time they told me they align the door clamps in some manner ). Maybe I will buy the required tools if affordable and do this myself once in while.

FE is something I havent checked in a long long time. Maybe I should do that just for the heck of it.
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Very little running in the past 3 months. Just managed to cross 34000kms now. An upcoming trip in August should take her past 35000kms.

No issues other than the rattles.This time I am going to ask the service engineer how they are fixing these rattles ( last time they told me they align the door clamps in some manner ). Maybe I will buy the required tools if affordable and do this myself once in while.

FE is something I havent checked in a long long time. Maybe I should do that just for the heck of it.
Hi narayan,

The rattle you're mentioning, is it across all the doors or just the rear one? Because for the rear one i.e. hatch door, the SA told me to simply apply grease myself at certain places. Doing that for 3~4 months now & no rear rattling noise till now.

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Hi narayan,

The rattle you're mentioning, is it across all the doors or just the rear one? Because for the rear one i.e. hatch door, the SA told me to simply apply grease myself at certain places. Doing that for 3~4 months now & no rear rattling noise till now.

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The left side doors rattle apart from the hatch.
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The left side doors rattle apart from the hatch.

Hi Narayan,

Had the same issue with the left side door(front passenger), but mine was specifically due to a slightly loose speaker installation. The way it was even detected was by a SOP of opening the door & re-checking all parts & tightening them.

The ultimate answer is what I've always learned from you, if it's a Tata, it'll rattle. They can make cars for a 100 years but they can somehow always forget getting the basics right.
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Did a FE check after a long time. Full tank to full tank over 542 kms, I got 11.6kmpl. 500 kms was chennai city traffic at its worst with 40kms on the OMR ( state highway ). Ac was used around 30% of the time.
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11.6kmpl is definitely not bad for city traffic. Highways should see her cross 13kmpl easily...

Great going!
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Did a long drive late last month and ODO now at 37200Kms. The beast also turned 2 last month.

After the trip, gave it for a general check up ( I am somehow not comfortable with this 15000 kms interval ).

Some points I had asked them to address were

1) The usual rattles - fixed - they do something with the doors and the rattles vanish for some time. But the trade off is that the doors need a little bit more effort to close.

2) Stopper bolts needed replacement/fixing because the metallic sound resufaced upon full lock turns. - fixed

General service was done ( I hope ! ) and all fluids were checked.

For the second time the rear brake lights went kaput and were replaced. Cost was around Rs300. Not sure why this is happening ?
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Completed 40000kms today. Did a trip to Goa over last week. Reading is now 40110 in 2 years and 3 months. The beast performed flawlessly
1. Good high speed manners for a vehicle of it's size and height. Was comfortably doing 3000rpm in 5th gear.
2. The Bangalore Goa route is a mix of 4 to 6 lane NH ( with speed breakers at places !), state highway and village roads. The beast performed well in all these conditions. Even in twisties it can surprise you with its agility.
3. Although many cars were doing much higher speeds, the beast packs a good punch along with comfort that a sedan can only dream of.

Finally with a heavy heart, have to say that I might have to sell the beast soon due to an impending overseas posting for 2 yrs at least.

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Do post the advertisement here with the price as and when you are planning to sell it that is if you are selling the beast.



I am planning on picking up something similar 5-6 months down the line and am also considering the Scorpio/Safari /XUV or an Innova.

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Finally with a heavy heart, have to say that I might have to sell the beast soon due to an impending overseas posting for 2 yrs at least.
I am in the same situation and am leaning towards keeping the Storme at my Brother in Law's place, so that he can take it for a spin every weekend. Mine is 20K kms done in 2 years and I am not sure if I will get the right price for it given the resale prices out there, especially for TATA vehicles. I think I will regret having to buy a new Storme once I come back after 2-3 years .
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I am in the same situation and am leaning towards keeping the Storme at my Brother in Law's place, so that he can take it for a spin every weekend. Mine is 20K kms done in 2 years and I am not sure if I will get the right price for it given the resale prices out there, especially for TATA vehicles. I think I will regret having to buy a new Storme once I come back after 2-3 years .
Lucky you - no person with whom I can leave. I don't think/hope resale should be very bad because people interested in a Storme will be willing to pay a reasonable price. I am looking at earlier gen Scorpio resale levels. ( which is fair given that there is now a new gen Scorpio out there )
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The 2.25 year journey came to an end over the weekend. Had to sell the Storme because I was taking up an overseas assignment. It was with a very heavy heart that I had to let the beast go because it had served us really well with absolutely no issues and exceeded the mandate given to it at the outset.

The vehicle was in excellent condition when I let her go. I had 3 people check it out. The 2nd one, after being impressed with the vehicle, went straight to the Tata showroom and booked a new Storme

Closed the deal at a decent price. 8.XX Lakhs. The Tata name is definitely not a strong point in the resale market and to top it I was selling in the the month of December. But I guess the condition of the vehicle and the fact that the buyer also was looking for a Storme helped.

Some parting shots. Pardon the inappropriate foot wear
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It must have been very hard parting with this beauty.

Glad that you got reasonable deal.

Silver storme look awesome in the photo.
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The deal sounds good.

Sad to see her go and hope the new owner enjoys as much as you did.
I'm sure when the day comes, you'll get another Storme! :-)

All the best.
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