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Old 13th March 2008, 15:20   #61
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that seems to be a decent review. But why no option for a ZDi equivalent? :|
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Going by the two reports so far, is it safe to conclude that MUL has done a better job of shoe-horning the MJD into the Swift than Fiat did with the Palio?
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Going by the two reports so far, is it safe to conclude that MUL has done a better job of shoe-horning the MJD into the Swift than Fiat did with the Palio?
GTO,
I definitely agree with you.
Maruti seems to have done a better job with a Fiat engine Than Fiat themselves.
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Going by the two reports so far, is it safe to conclude that MUL has done a better job of shoe-horning the MJD into the Swift than Fiat did with the Palio?
Too early to say that, we need to wait for some Ownership reports to come to any conclusion....!
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nice review. I think another important factor is the mileage that the Palio will return as this is Swift D's major strong point
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But why no option for a ZDi equivalent? :|
I think idea behind it is that you will have to consider the entire TATA FIAT range and pick the nearest ZDi equivalent among Tata Indica and Fiat Palio models .. Otherwise, the pricing/branding guys at Tata-Fiat will go completely beserk.
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nice review. I think another important factor is the mileage that the Palio will return as this is Swift D's major strong point
Mileage will be same as swift. On asking the Sales guy he said that it will return 18 - 20 with AC easily on highways and within city depending upon traffic conditions 16 - 18 with AC.
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Yes considering the fact that both sport the same engine they should return identical mileage. But other things like body weight & gear ratios will have an impact so I will wait for owner experiences than rely on what the sales guy says.
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Mileage will be same as swift. On asking the Sales guy he said that it will return 18 - 20 with AC easily on highways and within city depending upon traffic conditions 16 - 18 with AC.
It should not be much different from Swift considering that the weight and torque are marginally less with the same engine.
Sales guys are like talking parrots. They would just say what was taught to them.
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I only hope Fiat don't screw up in mileage department this time with Palio MJD otherwise it will be laughing stock of the town. returning an average of 9 kmpl
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Should I hold back my horses...??
A mamoth task, considering you have 100 of them!

Seriously, your monthly running does not warrant a change in car, and definitely not 1.3 MJD in lieu of 1.6 Sports.
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A mamoth task, considering you have 100 of them!
Very true mate....now I am feeling blessed that I joined TBHP....
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Now this engine although same design is not coming out of the same factory right as Maruti right? How about the transmission and gear ratios?
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Now this engine although same design is not coming out of the same factory right as Maruti right?
Yes it is not coming out of same factory and the engine produces ~1BHP less than Swift DDiS
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Yes Amit, I do. I know for a fact that the accelerator and the brake are so close together in the Palio that one can easily hit both of them together. Or maybe I just have really big feet.
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But in terms of ergonomics the main pain points were:
The pedals are very close.
Some (very few) actually like that pedal placement (Even after having the same shoe size as mentioned). It is aligned to the enthusiast/sporty appeal that Palio (For that matter many Fiats) banked on. The moment I swivelled my heel fulcruming on the toe on the brake pedal, I knew this was Fiat as we knew it.
We are happy that at least one company still cares for those select few. As for the rest, well the whole world is open.

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