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Old 27th August 2008, 10:57   #16
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Hi Mahesh - One quick check, in real bumper to bumper traffic, does the vehicle gain enough RPM for the turbo to kick in? More so in a Fabia is that really a problem? I would imagine in a Verna this could still be an initial problem (till one gets accustomed), but in Fabia..? Do let us know if you continue to observe this discomfort, could be an interesting inputs for prospective buyers, particularly those intending to shift from Petrol cars.

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Has anyone here driven a Hyundai Verna diesel so we can have a comparison? In my book, it's the car the Fabia competes against- and not the smaller Swift and Palio that it only matches in size. Detractors- don't shoot the piano player please
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Has anyone here driven a Hyundai Verna diesel so we can have a comparison? In my book, it's the car the Fabia competes against- and not the smaller Swift and Palio that it only matches in size. Detractors- don't shoot the piano player please
I havent driven one, (and don't think i'd like to anyway) but have you seen the size of the tires on it ? they are skinnier than the swifts ! I wonder where all that power goes, to the exhaust ?
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Hey Congrats man. fabia looks great in red. Good build quality in that segment. wish u many more safe miles of driving.
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Mahesh, Congrats for your new buy. There are only a few t-bhipans who own a Fabia TDI.

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Next day morning we started at 6:00 AM and headed to my hometown Udumalpet near Coimbatore. Route: Chennai Kanchipuram Thiruvannamalai Villupuram Trichy Dindigul Palani Udumalpet. It was approx. 650 KMs trip in 21 hours.
Was unable to understand why it took 21 hrs to drive 650 kms. Are you sure about this or just a typo?
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Old 27th August 2008, 18:15   #20
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Mahesh, Congrats for your new buy. There are only a few t-bhipans who own a Fabia TDI.
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Was unable to understand why it took 21 hrs to drive 650 kms. Are you sure about this or just a typo?
My parents were there with me and we visited few temples in Kanchipuram and Thiruvannamalai.

And then the road from Ulundhurpet to Trichy is one a hell to drive in the night.

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yesterday I bought 2 sony rechargeable batteries because of which I wasn't able to take pictures of my car. Today morning I washed my car and took few pictures of the car.
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yesterday I bought 2 sony rechargeable batteries because of which I wasn't able to take pictures of my car. Today morning I washed my car and took few pictures of the car.
MadRash: Great pics, Mahesh.
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Netchef: Thank you sir.
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yesterday I bought 2 sony rechargeable batteries because of which I wasn't able to take pictures of my car. Today morning I washed my car and took few pictures of the car.
Great looking car and color. How responsive is the engine in 'stop and go' traffic?.
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Great looking car and color. How responsive is the engine in 'stop and go' traffic?.
Its real fun to drive this car in city traffic. With AC blower @ level 4 & in 2nd gear, its able to pickup well.

When the turbo kicks in, the car surges ahead and you will be pushed back against the seat. That is something similar to the reverse bungy jumping experience. I like it a lot.

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your car looks so stunning in red hope you are having a nice time with the baby
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The car looks like its sporting a goatie!
Nice color, though. Congrats on your new car.
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the car looks fabulous in Red -- btw Whats with the long moustache below the grille? -- do get some pics of the interiors too
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the car looks fabulous in Red -- btw Whats with the long moustache below the grille? -- do get some pics of the interiors too
I took my car to a famous road side temple in Chennai. I paid Rs. 150 and they decorated the car with garland and did the pooja. they tied this rope too. some holy stuff. To be frank I dont know the purpose and I havent removed it either.
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Hey how your ride is going on????
Let me know about the maintenance cost cause I am planning to purchase this month.
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