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Old 3rd April 2008, 23:12   #31
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How many of us maintain respectable speeds on Demo cars? We never drive or do something harsh to our own car. I know people who abuses demo car coz its not theirs! Pity/shame on them. What did he get education for?

Do check another Grande. It just rumors about Tata's build quality.

And yes, its a shame that the dealer could only provide you with a badly maintained car.

I don't think tata's build quality problems are just roumors. I agree they are Hyped up to a bigg extent, but u've gotta admit, the fit and finish of tata cars , though steadily improving, is nowhere near acceptable standards. I went to the showroom last week and was disgusted to say the least with the quality of many parts in all their cars. And a door handle breaking off in a brand new TD car just proves the point. We push TD cars on drives, but that's no reason for a handle to fall off trapping the occupant!!!. Its what, less than a month old!! At this rate, i wonder what would be left of it after a year. SUV's usually tend to be abused right??
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Congratulations!
I hope you are taking time out to read all these congratulatory messages.

BTW, are the second row seats adjustable for providing more leg room to the passengers?

No, not for leg room, but can be reclined.
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congratulations on your 'grande' entry!!!

may she give you much pleasure, some peace and very little trouble!!

cheers and stay safe!
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Congrats mate! What a nice car to own! Kindly post some pics.


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I don't think tata's build quality problems are just roumors. I agree they are Hyped up to a bigg extent, but u've gotta admit, the fit and finish of tata cars , though steadily improving, is nowhere near acceptable standards. I went to the showroom last week and was disgusted to say the least with the quality of many parts in all their cars. And a door handle breaking off in a brand new TD car just proves the point. We push TD cars on drives, but that's no reason for a handle to fall off trapping the occupant!!!. Its what, less than a month old!! At this rate, i wonder what would be left of it after a year. SUV's usually tend to be abused right??
I agree with jkdas. JayD, pardon my ignorance : which brand represents the acceptable standards within that price range? I found that quality of steel used in doors and the plastics used in the interiors of Maruti cars are quite cheap and of poor quality. Though their finishing is better than Tata cars.
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Guys, what are we discussing here - Lijodavis' New Sumo Grande, or Tata's New Sumo Grande ? If we want to dissect the Tata New Sumo Grande, we have a separate thread where we have been at it for quite a while now.

Let's listen to Lijo's experiences here.
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Exterior Photos of Sumo Grande. I don't know the quality of photos but its all done in a hurry.
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Congrats

Please do post your initial impressions and the photos.
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Looks good Congratulations.

I had an impression that the Grande is too boxy but these photos prove me wrong.

Is this the top-of-the-line model?
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Interior photos of sumo grande.If any one wants specific angles please reply, i will try to post.Photos are compressed to reduce the size.
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Well finished interiors though the steering looks odd. Plastics do look cheap but I am not sure.

Can you take a picture of the IPOD cable? Does it terminate in the glove box?
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Comparison photos of Grande with my Skoda L&K and Swift Zxi.I don't know its the right place to post these photos.If not please move or delete.
From this u will get a idea of size ,height and length.
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A small question - may be OT...

How did you become a BHPian with only 8 Posts Or is it that T-BHP is biased towards Grande owners
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OT: You've got lovely and scenic homes in God's Own Country
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Congrtas on your new ride dude! Looks good. But just 1qn, isn't the GX the top end version?? And still no alloys??
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Interiors look good. They've tried to utilize space - like the map pockets on the rear door too, and small things like contours for a bottle in the door, in the map pocket. Good to see features like motorized ORVM adjustments

One question : How's the middle seat, incl the fold function. How's the quality of this ? I had seen this just once on the Victa, and wasnt very convinced about this function.
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