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Old 6th February 2007, 21:32   #16
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Hey Vishnu congrats for ur new baby. Thats a good review about the car.
Even we have booked a Vdi and the dealer told us that it will be delivered to us in 20 days.
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Old 6th February 2007, 22:14   #17
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Congrats on the new car. One can't compare fiat's gearbox and maruti gearbox, I agree that. Fiat cars have great gear box.

I guess because of its diesel Swift the cluth might be harder.. than petrol Swift. Maruti cars prone clutch problem so be sure to check if clutch setting is perfect!

Congrats again enjoy your ride!

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Congrats on a fantastic buy! Looks like this engine is going to shake up the small diesel market. We look forward to more updates from you!
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Congrats on the new ride and a good review Vishnu. The engine noise is low for a diesel. How does this car perform in comparison to Siena diesel ?
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congrats vishnugs on a satisfactory buy. At this rate I believe sooner than later we will see the diesel converts hogging all the road and delight factor in a few years. In the days to come this battle of the diesel cars is only going to strengthen further...heady days ahead guys!
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Hi Guys!!!!!

Good to read a review on swift diesel... I always had a very high expectations from this car and good to see that it seems to live up to its expectations.........Going through the review it seems that a consistent average of 18kmpl can definately be expected.

Cheers...
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Congrats on the new ride and a good review Vishnu. The engine noise is low for a diesel. How does this car perform in comparison to Siena diesel ?
In terms of sound and performance, DDSi is a generation ahead. Swift feels so effortless to drive especially because of the power under the bonnet. Overtaking feels so easy and incabin noise is non existant. But when it comes to ride quality, Swift definitely falls back...Siena has a soft suspension which spoilt my driving style...I used to glide on the speed breakers and bad roads but with Swift I'm forced to downshift to <10 KMPH to cross spead breakers and bad road conditions. Hoping that things would improve as the suspension get a little run. Need to double check on the tyre pressure too, I dint find time to go to the service station.

Next week I will keep everyone posted on in city mileage.
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Got delivery of my Azzure Grey VDi today. I shall check out my FE soon and give you the figures for Trivandrum city. But i usually drive about 30 kms a day so you may have to wait longer for the FE figures.
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Vishnu, what is the diesel torque 'illusion' you are talking about? Aint it for real?
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the video says it all,,,,u just cannot hear the clatter sound present on diesels in this car and it is indeed quiet!!great buy, just wish the rattling issue is also sorted out in the diesel swift!!
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Vishnu, what is the diesel torque 'illusion' you are talking about? Aint it for real?
Generally diesel torque gives you a feeling that you are being pulled with force which will be significantly less in petrol. But even realistically, the DDSi is powerful compared to petrol.

Figures taken from ACI, Feb 2007

===========0-100 == 20-80 (3rd G) ===40-100 (4th G)=================
Swift DDSi ----13.87----11.96----------- 14.14 ---------(Multijet CRDi)
City VTEC ----10.66----12.71------------17.29 ---------(Petrols)
Swift Petrol ---12.29----15.82------------21.88
Verna CRDi ---11.35----12.34 ------------16.35 ---------(CRDi)
Ford Fiesta----17.48----12.78------------16.70
Innova D4D---17.50----14.39-------------19.50
Octavia TDi---13.49-----12.9-------------25.3-----------(Volkswagen Proprietary DI)
Palio 1.9D-----23.79----14.70------------20.10----------(Traditional Diesels)
Indica---------22.39----18.0-------------29.70

So 0-100 figures show how the car will perform in a drag race but then the 20-80 and 40-100 figures show how the car will perform in highway practical catchup/overtakes. Its highly unlikely that some one will do 100 in the second gear on their cars for overtaking Swift DDSi, if they do they would ruin their fuel efficieny along with straining the engine.

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congrats vishnu great buy .....keep us posted about fe in city
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Heads up Vishnu for this new age technology baby. Great review as well. We look forward to your FE post on a full city drive tank fill.

Enjoy the fabulous torque of this car !!!
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Generally diesel torque gives you a feeling that you are being pulled with force which will be significantly less in petrol. But even realistically, the DDSi is powerful compared to petrol.
Congrats on the Car and a great review.

In Diesels, since more torque is available at lower rpm, the engine does make more power at lower rpm. That's the pull one feels in the seat of the pants test. So, I would have to say this is not an illusion.

Really nice video of the engine. To me it sounds like the muted diesel rumbling of the Mercedes Benz E320 CDI engine. There is no mistaking the smell though.
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hey vishnugs congrats on the buy, just read in the review , the car sounds really great. the FE is a killer .
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