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Old 23rd May 2008, 16:30   #31
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neat car and the modified looks of the avigo give it a very certain resemblance to the morris ... please post a dashboard pic
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The speedo/odo is in the centre of the cabin right?
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Old 23rd May 2008, 18:19   #33
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The speedo/odo is in the centre of the cabin right?

Yes the speedo is in the center.The same dashboard is available for the higher end ambassador exported to UK through merlin garage.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 19:03   #34
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Nice looking Amby. Congrats. Can't the ORVMs be changed to a different design/shape? Looks out of place IMHO.

where were the snaps taken? The place looks awfully familiar to me.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 19:14   #35
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It is a very nice looking car, Congratulations
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Old 25th May 2008, 08:05   #36
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Hi All,

Would just like to share, why I bought the Amby and what are the things I considered while making the purchase. Below is a small list of my priorities that I wanted in my next car, compred to the carb zen I was driving.

1. More Power.
2. Powerful AC.
3. More Space.
4. Cheap to buy.
5. Cheap spare parts and cheap to service.
6. A boot to carry luggage.
7. A car that could soke up poth holes on our roads.

The Amby fitted the above to a T.

Now financially I knew that if I buy a new car, the amount I spent on buying the Amby would just go as down payment and I would have to pay an EMI over and above that every month. I though it's better I pay that amount one shot for the car and spend the amount that would other wise into the EMI on fuel and enjoy driving, and I won't be paying any bank interest also on the same. Financially it made a lot of sence to me.

The only thing about driving the Amby is the seating position, which takes some getting used to, as the Zen was mighty good in that area, however I have a few ideas on customizing the driving position, and once that is done, it should be fantastic. In Zen the reach from the seat to the steering and pedals was fantastic, however the seat in it self was too low, in Amby the seating is high, however the reach from the seat to the steering and pedals is not that great, and the pedals are heavy.

To be honest, I now a days feel like I'm driving an Automobile, while others are driving toys, just kidding, but I strongly recommend people to test drive the 1800 Isuz Amby Avigo, ignore the driving position and the pedal feel as this could be customised and improved. I feel you'll come out smiling as the car has got charector, however these are my views, and I know I driving a car that in terms of design is much older than me. It's the petrol 1800 Isuz engine I guess that makes all the difference compared to the other Amby's.

I shall keep updating this tread on my expirence with this Beast.

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Nice pics there. Eager to see Interior pics of the ' All around Leather ' that you have mentioned.
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another "AMBY MAN", great. paint the door window rims black, fit the oil cap inside & get a sunroof, like the new GRAND. I'M SURE YOU WILL LIKE IT. does she have PW??
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looks very nice. Congrats for this. Does the amby have gear stick in the center or still attached to the steering column.
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looks very nice. Congrats for this. Does the amby have gear stick in the center or still attached to the steering column.
Only in the center. From the time they introduced ISZ engine.
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Hi All,

Here are some Interior pics, let me know your views.
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'99 Zen to '04 Ambassador Avigo 1800 ISZ EDIT: Pics on pg. 2-img_0895.jpg  

'99 Zen to '04 Ambassador Avigo 1800 ISZ EDIT: Pics on pg. 2-img_0896.jpg  

'99 Zen to '04 Ambassador Avigo 1800 ISZ EDIT: Pics on pg. 2-img_0898.jpg  

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'99 Zen to '04 Ambassador Avigo 1800 ISZ EDIT: Pics on pg. 2-img_0900.jpg  

'99 Zen to '04 Ambassador Avigo 1800 ISZ EDIT: Pics on pg. 2-img_0901.jpg  

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Congracts Ravi. And the best part is that its RWD. Drift away
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Nice interior pictures . The upholstery looks really good and I didnt know the gear sticks become short in the Amby now. . One suggestion would be to get some meaty and better alloys when finances permit.
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the Interiors look nice. The gear shift6 looks trendy & the Avigo as expected looks spacious
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Very nice! Congratulations.

A question though - I've noticed many Amby drivers struggling to maintain a straight line at slow speeds. Is it really that difficult?

I've driven Ambys myself and have always found the steering a little vague but that Isuzu engine has more than made up for it.
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