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Old 6th July 2008, 18:51   #31
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The ownership review at last of the only XL at Tbhp. Congrats

Miss the rear quarter view pic, the fridge pic
Will post the pics soon. The fridge is not always in the car, we put it in for long drives out of city. Here is a pic of it from their website.
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Old 8th July 2008, 14:13   #32
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Amazing review here Bouncer.

I have always admired the XL on the roads and wonder why people don't buy more of them. The length, grace and the headlights really add beauty to the Indica platform! Just loved those headlamp lenses!

Wonder why Tata has not XL-ed the Marina. It will make an eXceLlent combination! The Marina is a beauty too... by itself. Adding space for the rear seat will enhance it.

One thing I always "felt" by reading the specs was that the engine wasn't powerful enough for an elongated version. Just 1.4? But I guess your review has proved that wrong!
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Old 8th July 2008, 21:58   #33
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Thumbs up Fe Fe Fe !!!

I have calculated the FE on tankful to tankful basis and it turns out to be 18.40 Kms/Ltr !!!! Normal Diesel from HP pump with System D.

This is with almost 50% city (Pune) and 50% highway running. Including one highway run from Pune to Mumbai (return journey is not included in FE calculation) with average speed of 110 kmph.

Also touched 150 kmph today on Pune-Mumbai Expressway on one streach. Have not ventured further as the conditions were rainy.

I think 18.40 Kms/Ltr for 50% city and 50% highway is fantastic. I guess I could achive 20+ on 100% highway run with speeds around 75 to 90 kmph.
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Bah! Thats stupendous to say the least. With 50% city driving thrown in if that elongated platform, and consequently heavier as well, can return 18+ its nothing short of marvelous. As Steer said earlier that 1.4 CR has to be the most underrated diesel ever!
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Old 9th July 2008, 00:11   #35
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my turbo indica barely gets 14 with a 50/50 city/highway mix. i know the Dicor is more frugal, but 18 is so good , it's almost obscene. I'm actually envious
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14 for a Turbo Indica is very low FE!!! I used to get 18 in city with A/c on my non-turbo, and 23-25 on Highways (50-50 A/c) - it was not a Turbo though. And am no "soft driver"

You can bet on it that the Dicor will give 18 to 22 - give or take a 2.
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Old 10th July 2008, 20:28   #37
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Miss the rear quarter view pic...
The pics....

Tata Indigo XL Classic Dicor - 20,000 KMs & 3rd Service Update-2.jpg

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Buddy, were you vertically suspended for some of these shots . Very cool pics though
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Man this is loooong...

Good pics and great car. It would have been even better if they(tata) would have widened the car a little bit.

But hey its still great as it is.
Happy cruising
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Good ones. Appreciate.

Doesn't it look great!
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Car does look groovy. Wish you many many miles of happy driving.

Good snaps and excellent review, short but crisp. Congrats on an acquisition that looks downright elegant to say the least.
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Its a wonderful looking car!

Did you have to change the remote locking to enable the auto rollup of windows ?

Appreciate it if you can post your review of the ride and handling of this car.

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Its a wonderful looking car!

Did you have to change the remote locking to enable the auto rollup of windows ?

Appreciate it if you can post your review of the ride and handling of this car.

thanks
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No change. Its an add-on circuit or so. Was quoted 1400Rs last year at Bangy.

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It should work without any issues.
Somewhere in Jayanagar.

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Amazing car bouncer, and i think its a real value for money car with all the comforts of something a segment above combined with a fuel efficency of something a segment below.

One request though could you please post some pics of the car actually shot with the photographer on the ground as well.

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JK,

Will it work in the Safari as well ? Where in Bangy did you get this quote from ?

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