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Old 27th August 2008, 11:00   #91
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Thanks PW! Funny you should mention about the number though! My Mother's previous car's numbers have been something like this: 4411, 1234, 5050, 0010! So this one is a pretty normal number for her!



Thank you sir! I guess it's just that some manufacturers come up with these ingenious solutions while others are fine with the way things are.

iraghava: Sir, I hope the car AND its illustrious owners are firing on all cylinders- it's been ages since we dialogued.
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Yes Rajeev the car & it's owner are doing pretty well! Car has done 13k + as of now & is running very well (touch wood!). Thanks for asking!
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Yes Rajeev the car & it's owner are doing pretty well! Car has done 13k + as of now & is running very well (touch wood!). Thanks for asking!
iraghava: Wonderful, Sir. Drive safe. Our Fabia has clocked 3K + and we cannot fault her in any way.
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The seat belt holder is available on the swift also, neatly tucks away the clip to prevent rattles, i guess in iKON also
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So last week got the i10's 20k service done at HMP. Total damage including taxes was Rs. 804/-

Also, had to drive the car around for a few days (including highway runs) and here were some observations:

1. At high speeds the car is quite susceptible to crosswinds. So if you're driving when it's windy, just be a little careful.
2. For sustained high speed runs, she desperately needs better rubber than what comes as stock.
3. Beige upholstery/interiors get dirty extremely quickly.
4. Dashboard glare in direct sunlight is very irritating.
5. Runs out of puff at about 120kmph & acceleration from then on is slow.
6. A-Pillar blind spot is irritating.
7. Driving without a stereo is very frustrating!
8. The colour is a bit of a pain to maintain because every scratch shows up very prominently. Sigh.....

Other than that, there are no problems with the car (touchwood!) and Mum is still happy with her choice of car!

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Going through the thread, I discovered that the crosswinds problems highlighted by me above have already been speculated by me only in April! Damn, I'm good!!

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7. While on the subject of the tall design, I also do suspect that this car is going to have stability issues in strong crosswinds. While I've not been able to test the same but given the Santro's tendency to weave all over the road in crosswinds, I wouldn't be surprised if the i10 shares this fault too.
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ishan- how is the car holding up with the rattles and squeaks?
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ishan- how is the car holding up with the rattles and squeaks?
No rattles, no squeaks till now Sahil. She's holding up very well in that department despite being driven around on some real bad roads (NH 24).
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So last week got the i10's 20k service done at HMP. Total damage including taxes was Rs. 804/-
Thanks to my discount i guess.
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Thanks to my discount i guess.
LOL! What discount man?? You told me the service was going to cost 3.5k and I had a mini heart attack!
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LOL! What discount man?? You told me the service was going to cost 3.5k and I had a mini heart attack!
So, the balance amount should be given to me for providing such a hefty discount.

BTW the estimate was given for i10 with 1.5 CRDi. lol

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Irags, good to see the i10 holding up well. Alhtough i am not a fan of its lizard like face, it seems to be becoming quite popular here in Bangalore. Been seeing a lot of them around these days.
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iraghava : So last week got the i10's 20k service done ...

Mum is still happy with her choice of car!
Ishan, Good to see the car doing well - and importantly, your mom being happy with it.

Time to move the thread to the LTR section ?
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So when is photo's coming with new seat cover and tinted glasses.
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@iraghava:
Great purchase and clocked kms pretty quicly!

After going through Protest against Tata motors, Indica was off list.
Anyone from TATA MOTORS reading this?

Replace roy's car or you are gonna loose lots of more customers, just for your information my cousin brother also droped tata motors from list after i told him about the thread and overall tata vehicle's quality. Don't know much about vista but many of my friends who bought indica gen 1 and 2 are fade up from the car after 2 years...
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