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Old 15th April 2004, 01:09   #1
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Ok guys following up on the invite for the San Storm I went for test drive. Had GTO accompany me for it so we were partners in crime. Reached the dealership at bout say 1 pm and as usual the sales guy gave us some crap on it. He didnt know what he was talking.

He then took us to the car. There were 2 of em a red and a yellow. Gave us a crash course on the specs and told us that 87 cars had been sold in Mumbai..sheesh *

We first checked the car inside out and soon saw what quality it had . The paint job was pathetic with bubbles in the paint. There was nothing like fit and finish. Panel gaps were so huge an entire car could pass through it..

Every component of the car had been lifted from some car or the other.... power window switches from the Ikon, a/c front panel from Uno, light and wiper switch from Esteem, Steering from Opel , gear knob etc from the Palio, and what not...

Ok then we finally got going with GTO taking the wheel , I was beside him with the driver behind. The roof was bad. Like GTO said his Jeep's roof which was made at a *normal mochi or cobbler guy as we know is light years ahead.

Driving to seaface got us to more bout the car. The whole damn thing rattles ... thats something for a new car. Once we reached seaface we tried to start ripping but we couldnt. The engine is not responsive at all and the gearbox notchy. GTO had a tough time shifting into 3rd or 5th while I was confused between 2nd and 4th.

We both took our respective spins burning in the sun. ( The guy had us driving it with the roof down in 2 o clock heat )

Finally we got the roof fixed for our trip back to the dealer with the a/c on of course which was the only good part of the car.

Didnt even bother to speak to the sales guy again. We just left of course with the sad news that the Palio 1.6 GTX is no more.

On an ending note I feel even my Zen AT would kill this thing..

Well thats the report now here are the pictures from the afternoon.

GTO with the San
Test Driven : San Storm-gtosan.jpg

Test Driven : San Storm-sanrear.jpg

Test Driven : San Storm-sanrear34.jpg

Interiors
Test Driven : San Storm-interiors.jpg

Me with the San.. giving it a thumbs down hehe
Test Driven : San Storm-dipsan.jpg

Here is the centre console.. Note the parts from other cars




The door panel.. poor finishing on the inside




The rubber near the windows




Here is the door panel . NMote the huge gap and also the indicators from the Zen



The Steering



The dials during GTOs drive


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Is the sales guys sitting in the backseat and crying. You guys must have made his life hell in the afternoon, what with the sun burning down on him too. Literally in the hot seat.
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Hey guys,

Seems like a pretty bad test drive from what you say Dippy. The poor quality of the car totally shows in the pics.... Do they actually think this car is going to sell well? Uhhhhmmm, I dont think so!!!

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You bet kimi and to think he actually told us he sold 87 cars in Mumbai... yuck!!
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1]The bhai from the amul wan is staring at the storm withda look in his eyes of-"what the heck is this piece of shit."
2]You guys have obviously made kheema of the salesman or the poor guy knows hees in the wrong job at the wrong time!!
3]who the you know what would have the guts to make and try to sell this....look at the yellow pic...can see bubbles.
4]no safety-asthetics-value[how much is it 1.5-2lacs??]
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Man..that car really sucks then i guess. I can clearly see all the poor quality areas. Thanx for the headsup man.
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Hey hondaguy theyre actually the price is actually 6 lakhs on road sheesh
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cost of that thing moesnt be even 60k!!!!
6 lacs and 87 people spent it!! bolta bhee deewana sunta bhee deewana!!!! *
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There were rave reviews of this car with auto mag blokes taking them for drives to goa and stuff. Everyone was praising this car like they would put down their money and get one for themselves the next day.
Doubt the credibility of these mags now. No one told us there was paint dripping down and lousy engine and gear box.
What began as a great idea has trickled down to a poor excuse for India's first convertible.
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Awesome Pictures Dippy (which camera)??
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the aircon controls r frm palio..also the gearknob looks frm the palio...& the ac vents are from matiz....masala mix ....& what horrid paintjob.....i'll do better than that !!

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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (Pferdestärke @ April 15 2004,00:47)]Awesome Pictures Dippy (which camera)??
Hey,

Dippy has a 3.2MP Canon A70.
The pics posted are 1024x768, the cam can go upto 2048x1536. Has lots of manual functions also.
Awesome cam...i have one too ;-]

Looks like there was a Digicam discussion starting up in this thread if your interested.

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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ April 15 2004,02:57)]Looks like there was a Digicam discussion starting up in this thread if your interested.

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dude...that link takes it to the same Doc jokes

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Weird...donno how that happened..sorry

Hopefully this will work right.

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ps - original post edited as well for convience.
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