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Old 31st August 2008, 11:27   #196
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you still haven't removed the ribbon crosscap? it might accumulate water and cause rust
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Old 31st August 2008, 17:44   #197
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you still haven't removed the ribbon crosscap? it might accumulate water and cause rust
greenhorn, that's a new ribbon. The 3M dealer whil doing anti-rust, replaced the old with a new one. I didn't ask for it.
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Old 31st August 2008, 22:18   #198
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Logan also has the problem of shoe touching the steering rod joint if one keeps his leg too forward. i had this problem for a day and then got used to press the clutch with upper feet and solved the issue
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I have also bought IndigoCS GLS after going through this thread. Thanks for all your expert opinions and advices.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...igocs-gls.html (My 1st Car - TATA IndigoCS GLS)
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Old 1st December 2008, 13:49   #200
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Hi crosscap, How about an update on how your ride's doing now - FE figures, any niggles (hope not).

I am looking out for a possible change of my Indica to a CS. Thanks
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Hi crosscap, How about an update on how your ride's doing now - FE figures, any niggles (hope not).

I am looking out for a possible change of my Indica to a CS. Thanks
I have got 10.77 kmpl ( City with 75% AC on ) and 14 kmpl ( Highway with 50% AC ) in my IndigoCS GLS. ( ODO Reading is 2500 )
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Old 11th February 2009, 20:11   #202
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B U M P again,

@crosscap, @p_rameshpandy : Guys, long time since we got any update on your rides. The "new" Indigo CS really makes it tempting that too the petrol version. Give us an update (is that the right one ?)
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Hi,

I am currently in singapore for work, came here last week. I have been using my car for long drives. ODO shows 4900. I like the stability in highways at great speed. I have noticed only one issue - When driving above 120 kmph , I get petrol smell inside the car. When I enquired with TAFE Reach ( Tata Dealer ), he said he needs to check the petrol line and it requires 2 days for him to test. He needs to drive the car beyond 120 with experts and will let me know what the issue is. I will going back by July and will check during that time.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 11:11   #204
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I got it last summer, the GLS model. I have this liking for petrol version of vehicles (personal choice, nothing against diesel). I have done some 6000Kms. The car is pretty good for the price it comes. I have done some hill driving around Bangalore (Coorg and adjoining areas to Some Hill stations in Andhra) with full load (5 adults and boot filled with luggage) and believe me the car was just amazing.

I have heard a lot about people complaining about Tata Cars that the plastic quality is not great and they are not reliable! That makes me wonder then how come so many cabs and taxis are Tata Cars, I guess it must be providing killing value for money and loads of comfort . As far as plastic quality is concerned, I was thinking how many times you keep touching the plastic when you are in the car , it is not that bad also.

For people interested in mileage, in Bangalore traffic (which is pretty slow), I get around 13 with AC on 70% of time and on High ways I get around 15 with AC on all the time. I found this to be pretty decent. The car ride is smooth and suspension is also great. The only complaint I have is, that they could have packed some more power. I feel its lag when I have to make some quick moves in traffic. But power is not a dampner on Highways; I have touced a maximum speed of 120 with full load and about 135 with 2 people and luggage. I guess that is okay considering how often would you want to drive fast in India even when roads have improved (people do suddenly cross the highways ).

I would be happy to answer any further questions if you have!
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I would be happy to answer any further questions if you have!
Since the petrol models of Tata are rarer to be seen, it is always nice to see somebody who is happy with it.

If you could put up the service costs, it would be interesting to compare the costs with the diesel one.
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Since the petrol models of Tata are rarer to be seen, it is always nice to see somebody who is happy with it.

If you could put up the service costs, it would be interesting to compare the costs with the diesel one.

trrk,

I am also having a Xeta GLS since last April. Only reason I bought it was because of its VFM. It cost me just 3.2 Lakhs final price after all accessories and basic ICE. Both my kids & wife who are above average height can sit comfortably and we have done about 7500 kms most of it out station trips. There has been absolutely no problem so far and my second service is due next month. Except for 1 puncture, no money has been spent apart from fuel. I have been getting consistently 12 kms per litre in city and 16-17 on highways with 80% AC on.

As somebody pointed by in other thread, most people dont want to be seen in a indica.

Not for me
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Contrary to belief TATA sells a lot of petrol models though in comparisons to diesels they might be less.
And unlike the diesel NA models with the not so good gear ratios , the petrol models of even the early indigos are excellent machines. they are built to a price but offer excellent value.
I own a 2003 GLX , done 19500 km . Terrific pickup without being too revvy. geared a bit like tata diesel . with an extremely smooth power delivery and silent engine. (Anybody who has driven TATA diesel ll know. Without the problem of the falling torque. Engine is smooth upto 100km/hr after which gets gravelly.
FE is shockingly good for a car of its size and weight and power. ( SPECIALLY since my other car is ACCENT )
On highway have CONSISTENTLY clocked 18 kmpl without AC and 16.5 kml with part AC.
iN CITY worst average TOO DATE in terrible jam in mumbai has been 10.5 kmpl and most other times in city is 12.5 kmpl with part AC.
No rattles from door trims / glove box and combinations switch cluster hood ( had this issue in my Diesel NA indica ) yet .
The handling is very good on winding roads at high speeds . Is an excellent choice as a highway cruiser for asphalt road. The suspension is quite well sprung for travel on good roads on high speeds. Gets very bouncy on a bumpy road / concrete one and every small expansion joint is felt inside. where even bigger bumps are hardly felt by the accent suspension ( which though is same age as the indigo is soft sprung ).
I dont know if there are people who dont want to be seen in a tata. Nor would i care to know such ones.
The indigo PETROL is a fine vehicle with everything functioning well and reliably.
the costs of spares dont burn a hole in your pocket and is very cheap to maintain. The spares are available everywhere so you can do without going to the authorised SS after warranty.
tHE INDIGO petrol fuel costs are almost as low as my Accent on LPG.
sO with indigo petrol you basically get a sedan for almost the cost of a hatchback. Which not only rides better than the hatchback is more fuel effecient as well than the most smaller cars and can easily carry 5 grown adults and a huge boot as bonus for long journeys.

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Since the petrol models of Tata are rarer to be seen, it is always nice to see somebody who is happy with it.

If you could put up the service costs, it would be interesting to compare the costs with the diesel one.

I have spent around 2k in 6000kms of drive on servicing. The bigger part was due to a wheel alignment job. I hit a huge pot hole during one of my long rides to Coorg and damaged the front left wheel. Apart from this I haven't faced any major service requirements. Mostly it has been the regular stuff, like oil and filter cleaning, oil change etc. Nothing expensive though!

The only thing which I really miss is power windows. I am planning to get them added separately but a bit apprehensive about which one to go for and what would be the reliability! If any one has some idea, would you mind educating me on that?
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I guess the autocap ones will be easier to install and use, since their switches are mounted on the door. The OE ones have their switches mounted in front of the gear lever (which is inconvenient for some). but they are faster than than the aftermarket ones !
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Are the power windows fitted separately are extra taxing on the car battery?
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