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Old 27th June 2007, 20:52   #106
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Drive-by-wire .... I think this also manifests itself in the way the throttle response is felt - if the accelerator pedal is floored, it doesn't result in an immediate surge but rather a gradual acceleration.
And I was thinking that there was something wrong with my Swift VXi. I have experienced this sometimes and felt frustrated thinking that something is wrong with my car

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Congrats UttamC for your new Car. Please post some pictures of interior and figures about the FE.
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Congrats UttamC for your new Car. Please post some pictures of interior and figures about the FE.
Hey, i will post more interior pictures tomorrow (with the new steering )

FE figures are as follows
1st tank full - 8.6 (purely city driving with 100% AC)
2nd tank full - 10.9 (Expressway driving + 100 kms in Pune city - expressway at 130-140 kmh all upslope, 100% AC)
3rd tankfull - 9.9 (expressway driving for about 150 km + 250 km Bombay city driving - again 100% AC)

Overall, i've done 1230 km now, on approx 122 litres of fuel - thats an average of 10.1 kmpl - i use HP Power and switch gears at 2500 - 3000 revs, except for the two times i've tried 5000 revvs cuz it just feels so damn good!
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Note from mod - I have shifted the short review into a new thread in the appropriate section for future readers.

Short review

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I think they should advertise a 2.0 l petrol engine for the stile and a sunroof as well.. i mean, its all false promises anyway
Hehe ... good one Uttam.. But seriously, can the engine immobilizer be fitted later? I was reading on other threads that some central locking systems come with this feature nowadays. If so, i could probably use one of those systems instead of the autocop i am planning to install.

Uttam, question for you - Did the speaker wiring problem go away? What was the solution?
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Hehe ... good one Uttam.. But seriously, can the engine immobilizer be fitted later? I was reading on other threads that some central locking systems come with this feature nowadays. If so, i could probably use one of those systems instead of the autocop i am planning to install.

Uttam, question for you - Did the speaker wiring problem go away? What was the solution?
I think immobilizers can be fitted. I'll make sure fiat fits one for me. These guys aren't getting away that easy!

The speaker wiring was a funny thing - it just sorted itself out. Maybe cuz i threatened to play himesh on the system if it didn't behave
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Maybe cuz i threatened to play himesh on the system if it didn't behave
This was a real funny joke I ever read. I was just laughing after reading it.
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Hi! Uttam,

Try shifting gears @ 2000 RPM and your mileage will improve by at least 1 kmpl.

My adventure gives me consistently above 9 and sometimes more than 9.5kmpl in Mumbai city with 100% a/c on.

I usually change gears at 2000RPM

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I thought Omar asked somewhere what a B pillar styling strip was. Its the black coloured strip on the b pillar, that is the front part of the window frame of the rear door and the back part of the window frame of the front door, combined. Some people feel it looks better if it is black and not body coloured, since you can have the windows blacked out with dark film and make the whole thing look like one piece, from front door window to rear door window.
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Thanks for this clarification!
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Uttam,

Cousin who has a E-Zen wants to sell it for the 1.6 Palio. All about power to weight... looks like he's making a good decision.

How's stability on bends? did any Shalom tests?? Also What size alloys would fit the wheel archs 15s with 50 profile tyres?

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did any Shalom tests?
slalom -> going around traffic-cones in a criss-cross manner
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slalom -> going around traffic-cones in a criss-cross manner
Thanks for the correction.

There is another test to check stability. I think it was started in the US by companies to help cars avoid hitting deer on roads.

I forget the name of that test .....

Anyway.. have driven the older 06 - palio.. neat drive which feels spacious.

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elk test ?
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Uttam,

Cousin who has a E-Zen wants to sell it for the 1.6 Palio. All about power to weight... looks like he's making a good decision.

How's stability on bends? did any Shalom tests?? Also What size alloys would fit the wheel archs 15s with 50 profile tyres?
Haven't done any tests in my own car - don't think i will either (other than straightline). Ive driven a lot of tall-boys and of course this one corners a million times better. You can take turns at 60 without flinching. I don't really think you'd wanna go faster than that on a turn.

There's almost 0 bodyroll in this car.

Alloys are the stock 175 / 65 R14's - they're pretty good!
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What size alloys would fit the wheel archs 15s with 50 profile tyres?
205/50 R15 or 195/55 R15.
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