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Old 25th June 2007, 13:49   #136
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@vid6639: OD is obviously bluffing... the car has pretty bad turbo lag.
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Old 25th June 2007, 13:52   #137
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Yeah I know but it was real funny reading 2 reviews which were completely opposite.

The turbolag is pronounced but not as much as the verna's.
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Old 25th June 2007, 13:58   #138
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U r going to fry your clutch in any high speed diesel engine u should not do the half clutch and accelerator like petrol engined cars or older diesel engines
Sorry for going off the topic but how do you do this then? I am planning to move to Verna CRDi from my Wagon R and this is the only way I know on slopes (lots of it in Bangalore BTW )!
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Old 25th June 2007, 14:01   #139
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Uuuuuuughhhh guys just refilled my magnum after driving 500 kms and initial FE figures are not good-(refilled 2 times after few days of city driving and again after a highway trip)
City FE-9
Highway FE-11
waiting for Rodeos FE figures
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Old 25th June 2007, 15:10   #140
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Whats your driving style and whats the percentage of a/c use during the trips?
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Optra magnum sounds very powerful on paper. We need to wait for some days to listen to actual views from a customer.

Can anybody tell release date of Chevy Aveo with 1.3Multijet diesel? or atleast Palio with multijet?
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AC is on 100% of the time and roads very bad in mangalore mostly 2nd gear, rarely 3rd in city and the highway trip was ghat section (mangalore-moodbidri-belthangady) mostly 3rd and rarely 4th gear
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Guys please stop comparing petrol car with diesel, petrol cars are totally different then diesels you cant put diesel cars in higher gears soon.

For e.g in My Optra Petrol i can shift into 5th at 35kmph without any vibrations, in my Swift DDIS i only do it at around 80kmph or above.
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Guys please stop comparing petrol car with diesel, petrol cars are totally different then diesels you cant put diesel cars in higher gears soon.

For e.g in My Optra Petrol i can shift into 5th at 35kmph without any vibrations, in my Swift DDIS i only do it at around 80kmph or above.

where petrol diesel comparison? I dint see it.
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Been driving the magnum for 2 weeks now and i cant notice any turbo lag
(i think lag is in the mind not in the car)
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Guys please stop comparing petrol car with diesel, petrol cars are totally different then diesels you cant put diesel cars in higher gears soon.

For e.g in My Optra Petrol i can shift into 5th at 35kmph without any vibrations, in my Swift DDIS i only do it at around 80kmph or above.
?? I can shift into 5th at 50kmph in an indica non turbo and yet not have vibrations or judder. Diesel is all about low end torque. You can drive in a higher gear at lower rpms in case of diesel cars. Thats the reason in most reviews you will see that 40-100 in 5th gear figures are much better for diesels than petrols.
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I am surprised that people are finding Magnum's gear shift smooth. It pinches me every time i shift to 1st gear. Its not smooth by any means.

I can shift to 5th gear in my Palio D and Lancer D at 50km/hr.

The car has power but not useful, in the sense high torque is useless when i am "struggling" to drive in traffic and "struggling" to get car moving on slop from standstill.

*** By struggling i mean its not as per my expectation.
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waiting for Rodeos FE figures

I will try and get it refueled in a day or 2... I have to go out of the way for the fuel pump i filled diesel first. Want to stick with same pump for initial period.
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Only 570 kms so far ?

My office is just 1km away. And on weekends i have been sitting at car accessory shop to get my screens and speakers upgraded. Also got registration done.
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OT: i never used to try 35 kph in 5th gear in petrol cars nor i do it in Swift coz its just putting unwanted strain.

50 kph and 5th gear works fine in both with a controlled modulation of gas. i feel the vibration has more to do with TALL gearing than the torque figure in case of swift D and below the turbo band actually helps alot to putter around (cant accelerate quickly though), mostly the same with Magnum also.
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