Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th January 2008, 13:02   #106
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

I started my drive of 360 Kms on 25 th and returned today.(Blore - Mysore - Blore )
On 25 th we had a small highway race with a Skoda RS Turbo (150 Bhp ) for about 30 kms My car with 4 people with overall weight of about 300 Kgs including bags in the boot.
RS with 1 sprited driver only and we could overtake in in straight on a gradient and every place After some time he gave up.Such a massive torque and the so called 150 Bhp of the SKODA RS was possibly very weak horses and the CEDIA had 115 BHp STRONG horses.
Now to the FE 9.5 Km/L with about 60 Km in city and rest Highway with pedal to the FLOOR driving.(Almost above 110 - 120 most of the time )
AS Far as i am concerned IT IS VERY GOOD.
Even my 1.5 Lancer with similer driving style would return 10.5 to 11 Km/L.
Even on my Drive to Chennai and back It returned 9.5 Km/L and I could make it to Sri Permbadhur in less than 4 hours
skmanjunath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th January 2008, 14:37   #107
VMG
BHPian
 
VMG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 314
Thanked: 13 Times
Default

I also had the similar experience while driving from Vellore to Chennai in Chennai - Bangaore highway.
Not even single car overtook me. Driven 140-150km speed. Toyota, Ford, GM and Honda all of them were behind Cedia/me only.
Pleasure driving Cedia.
VMG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd February 2008, 17:51   #108
Newbie
 
ravijag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Bought my cedia select Petrol from Lathangi Bangalore! Silver is the color
I first took a test drive in dec-07 and was amazed by this car's performance and most importantly the road handling.
I followed this by test drives of City EXI, Citi Vtech, SX4, Verna. Nothing compared with the cedia's class.
Went ahead and booked the cedia in feb 08 beginning and was given a date of delivery. I sold my existing car in good faith on this date. On the day i hear from the dealer that the car has not come from Chennai plant!! The sales manager however was gracious enough to lend me his test drive vehicle for almost a week. It was initially embarassing thing to drive this car emblazoned with lot of stickers allover the body. (Lathangi dealers's cell nos for test drive etc). It invited curious looks from people both inside and outside office. I feel Lathangi got a free PR and free ADV for a week
Got my delivery on valentine's day and it was really a good thing owning this great piece of engineering. I have covered around 300 kms and it is doing fine. Planning to take it to a long drive this weekend, keeping in mind <70KM/H < 2K RPM for the first 1000Kms or first service.
Will post on new experiences with this automobile in the future.
ravijag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 11:32   #109
Senior - BHPian
 
RajaTaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tenkasi, TN
Posts: 1,031
Thanked: 272 Times
Default

Ravi,
Congratulations on your new acquisition. Enjoy yourself driving. You got it. Nothing compares to this class...
Even my Cedia was delivered 3 weeks late than the original delivery date even in Chennai. They said, my choice of French Claret (in simple English, Red), color and they normally dont keep this color in factory yard. So, they painted this one for me. So the delay.
Anyway, I have no complaints.
A useful tip: If you are driving alone or just with one passanger, keep the tire pressure at 28 psi and not at 30 psi as they recommend. IF you drive at 30 psi, you will feel lot of rattles on rough roads. 28 psi gives real smooth ride.
Enjoy and Drive Safe..
Raja

Last edited by RajaTaurus : 25th February 2008 at 11:34.
RajaTaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 12:33   #110
BHPian
 
Torqueguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 277
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Hi guys...I had gone on an off road drive in my cedia! And I must say i was real fun!!!! The car just made it look so simple....I took the car off the main road onto the grasslands and drove up to a lake that was about a km or 2 away....there were a couple of places where it was really rocky ...but hats off to the cedias suspension and ground clearance!!! I am posting a few pics too.

PS: Ravi, Congratulations on your new Cedia!








Torqueguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:10   #111
Senior - BHPian
 
RajaTaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tenkasi, TN
Posts: 1,031
Thanked: 272 Times
Default

Great pics Buddy,
No wonder you had great time on rough roads... Its a Performer of its own class..
Congratulations...
Enjoy and safe driving.
RajaTaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:22   #112
Senior - BHPian
 
PatienceWins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 2,095
Thanked: 218 Times
Default

Great pictures.
Its a great car. Enjoy!!
PatienceWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:31   #113
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Awsome Pics TG, how much has your Cedia run? You still running on stock tires?
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:39   #114
BHPian
 
Torqueguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 277
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA View Post
Awsome Pics TG, how much has your Cedia run? You still running on stock tires?
Hi BUSA,
I changed the tyres to JK zypher 195/60R15 ....i m running 12000+ km now.


PS:Thanks for ur remarks on the pics guys!!!
Torqueguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:40   #115
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torqueguru View Post
Hi BUSA,
I changed the tyres to JK zypher 195/60R15 ....i m running 12000+ km now.
Just saw your gallery, it says 205s
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:43   #116
BHPian
 
Torqueguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 277
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RajaTaurus View Post
Great pics Buddy,
No wonder you had great time on rough roads... Its a Performer of its own class..
Congratulations...
Enjoy and safe driving.
Thanks raja!

I have query...isnt the front grill different for cedia spirit and sports? I feels sports has a slightly elongated nose, wud luv to find out!
Torqueguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:46   #117
BHPian
 
Torqueguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 277
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

i was under the beliefe its 205, as my dad had fixed em on the car...just a few days back, i figured out its 195 only .....a service guy informed me that. By the way, how can i figure it out by looking at the tyre? where will this info be mentioned?
Torqueguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:51   #118
Senior - BHPian
 
RajaTaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tenkasi, TN
Posts: 1,031
Thanked: 272 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Torqueguru View Post
Thanks raja!

I have query...isnt the front grill different for cedia spirit and sports? I feels sports has a slightly elongated nose, wud luv to find out!
No man, The difference is the Front Air Dam... which is not there in Spirit. Otherwise, they are the same nose.
RajaTaurus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:54   #119
BHPian
 
Torqueguru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 277
Thanked: 161 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RajaTaurus View Post
No man, The difference is the Front Air Dam... which is not there in Spirit. Otherwise, they are the same nose.
Let me do some visual research, because i feel the nose of the sports is longer...lemme do some photo analysis and chek...will post the pics soon ok. Raja, u too do a check if you can find the time.
Torqueguru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th February 2008, 13:56   #120
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 2,175
Thanked: 127 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VMG View Post
I also had the similar experience while driving from Vellore to Chennai in Chennai - Bangaore highway.
Not even single car overtook me. Driven 140-150km speed. Toyota, Ford, GM and Honda all of them were behind Cedia/me only.
What does that prove.

(1) you drive faster (2) Cedia does the job (3) others drive slowly (4) their cars are not upto it (5) combination of all the above.

Have you ever thought that a fast driven M800 can go easily at 100 and can overtake a conservatively driven Merc.
vasudeva is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cedia SPIRIT - running report - now 5000 km RajaTaurus Long-Term Ownership Reviews 112 27th February 2012 12:58
Cedia Spirit relaunched as cedia sports basic at Rs. 9,30,000 sidindica The Indian Car Scene 42 4th August 2010 00:16
Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia Spirit TD wheelsNsqueals Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 16 31st October 2007 16:17
Aveo 1.6 / Verna XXi / City Vtec / Cedia Spirit / SX4 vishaltanksale Sedans 120 17th October 2007 20:05


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 15:20.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks