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Old 9th November 2016, 13:51   #16
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Response to points given below:

1. I felt the car to be underpowered compared to the competitive cars(Hyundai-grand i10, Suzuki- celerio)
2. The feature list is on par with the price tag of the vehicle
3. The audio system and quality of sound is very good
4. I found the NVH levels and sealing not upto the mark
5. The ride quality is smooth and takes up pot holes very well
6. I feel the brakes lack bite (may be due to the test drive car)
Are these issues observed by other too?

1. Yes it is underpowered if you look at acceleration. However, the Celerio is around 840 kg weight and i10 is 935 Kg against the 1014 kg of the Tiago. Depends on what you want - durability or acceleration or a combination that suits you.

2. The Celerio with similar feature list the ZXi (O) manual is Rs 5.1 lacs against the Tiago XZ which is Rs 4.72 lacs. On the plus side you definitely get a more durable car in the Tiago. In the case of the i10 Grand it is a no-show as the price of a similarly fitted car is Rs 5.7 lacs. The tyres of i10 are 165 / 65 R14 and those of Celerio-165/70R14. The Tiago Revotron XZ has 175/65R14 which are bigger.

3. I haven't fully tested the brakes nor do I have experience of the Celerio or i10 Grand to compare. However, so far they seem quite adequate.

4. NVH and sealing might have been a problem in the test car but I have not faced any problem. Admittedly beyond 2500 rpm the engine is more audible but as I have mentioned the music system takes care of the sound.
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Thank you for a great, in-depth ownership review. Glad to see one for the Tiago!

Just an aside - I don't think it right to make a statement like this.. I've seen plenty of male drivers scrape not only alloy wheels, but all parts of their cars in the most confounding ways! We're auto enthusiasts and we should know better than to make such statements!

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I find that when ladies drive the car they sometimes get the alloy wheels scuffed against the pavement berms.
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What a brilliant review of what appears to be a brilliantly packaged car!!

My friend wanted to purchase the Celerio [he's not an auto enthusiast by the way!]. I told him about the Tiago. He was not too enthused about the car as it was from "TATA".

So, what I did was this : Took him in the Celerio first for a test drive and then took him to the TATA showroom.. He was pleasantly surprised by the look and feel of the Tiago!

He was sold on it after we took the Test drive! The upmarket feel of the interiors and the Harman music system along with the easy handling of the car did the trick!

The TATA staff assured him that their A.S.S has improved a lot and that they will ensure a hassle free ownership!

Well, today he's a very proud owner of the Tiago [Petrol] and he's very thankful to me for introducing his first car, the Tiago, to him I'm glad for him too!!
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Beautifully put down review of a very good car! Congrats on the blue striker! I am also in the same situation currently. I too own an older City (2002), another GXi (2006, which has done 1,11,000 kms) and a Micra. Maybe next year we might think of replacing one the City's so Tiago could be in the list.

It's nice to see that Tata have really taken pains to come out with a good product. Wish you many happy kilometers with your new Tiago. Enjoy!
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Congratulations on new your new car, Very nicely written review and choice of colors, indeed it's a very good product from TATA, finally they are coming back to the game. I am in search for new car and right now Tiago is on top of my list.
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Congratulations on the New Tiago. I myself am waiting for the Tiago Sport to be launched and that will probably replace my Fiesta. Waiting and watching for now.

PS: Beautiful choice of colour.
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That is an amazing and in-depth review of a great product. The way you have explained even the minutest details shows the attention to detail and your keen sense of observation.
The initial impressions of the Tiago were already very good and its great to know that the product did not disappoint.
I am looking for a replacement to my ageing Chevy Spark and I have already zeroed in on TATA Tiago.
I am yet to take a TD but looking at the confidence you have shown in it, my expectations are already high. I am sure I wont be disappointed.
The color of your Tiago is extremely cool.
Wishing you many miles of trouble free and enjoyable driving.
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Thanks to Prabhagar for sharing the following answers to your queries:

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I still haven't worked out how to get the text messages read out!
Tiago's Harman system does not support text message read out feature.

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My only worry is the ORVMs which can fold, but not move in the opposite direction towards the engine
ORVMs do flip forward towards the engine (mentioned in Team-BHP's official review as well).
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Yes text messages are not read out in the Tiago infotainment system. It does so in the Zest.

Yes the OVRM does bend backwards about an arc of 3 inches at the outer end which may not be enough to prevent it getting broken especially if hit by a car moving in the same direction. Happened to a Swift driving next to me which came close and my car's OVRM left the other car's OVRM broken and dangling.
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A short update after the car has run 1000 km.

The mileage I got in the last full tank to tank fill up was 17.5 km/litre against 18.3 on the MID.

The 1st and 2nd gear ratios are close and geared for torque. The gear which provides flexibility and grunt is 3rd gear which is good for pottering in the city.

The ECO setting works well for economy and is useable in 3rd and 4th gear on expressways or where the car is moving at the speed limit and there is not much overtaking. In overdrive it makes the car response too sluggish and is not comfortable.

The black carpets pick up and show dust very quickly. Maybe rubber mats are more practical.

In first gear one need not press the throttle when moving from standstill. The idle speed is enough to start the car moving before one accelerates. If one presses the accelerator when moving from stationery position the car judders.

The view in the IRVM is narrow owing to the rear hatch window being narrow in width. A bit disconcerting as the rear view is restricted.

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