Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 24th July 2008, 19:45   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
navpreet318's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dehradun
Posts: 1,719
Thanked: 827 Times
Default

Hey thanks ricky63.i am really enjoying it.planning out all the mods to be done on it.
navpreet318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2008, 19:51   #47
BHPian
 
vchounal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greater Noida
Posts: 51
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Can you please let me know why you sold off your Magnum (I read it in one of the posts). I test drove a Magnum today and was overwhelmed by the experience. Your explaination will help me in deciding whether I should buy a Magnum or a civic.
vchounal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th July 2008, 21:01   #48
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,455
Thanked: 64 Times
Default

Congratulations buddy! Another nice acquisition.
Jayabusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 00:42   #49
Team-BHP Support
 
Zappo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 5,653
Thanked: 2,013 Times
Default

That last pic with all the lights on really makes it look amazing. A black, khatru looking alloy set and some blue strobes in the underbelly and your car will look real dhin-chak

Ohe... where are the switched-on taillight pics maanik?
Zappo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 10:31   #50
BHPian
 
AirWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 809
Thanked: 76 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vchounal View Post
Can you please let me know why you sold off your Magnum (I read it in one of the posts). I test drove a Magnum today and was overwhelmed by the experience. Your explaination will help me in deciding whether I should buy a Magnum or a civic.
I drove a Magnum y/day and was floored by it; wondering why pay more for a Civic (just show?) when an LT can offer you a better punch and its a diesel. The Magnum's torque is just too addictive, it tempts you to floor the pedal whenever you see an open strech... and it just zooms!
AirWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 11:28   #51
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Guys, sorry for the late reply.

@ TOR - Thanks buddy. What info do you need about the lights?

@ Salilpawar1 - Thanks Salil bhai. There are 10 BOM-CCU flights everyday.

@ Ethanhunt123 - Thanks mate.

@ ShuvC - Thanks! What about you turbo plans??

@ XetaGLG - Thanks dada! ICE pics will take some time. ICE is still w-i-p.

@ Dinu2506 - Thanks sir. The Civic and the Octy can't be compared IMHO. Both have totally different characters. The 300 odd kms had a 200kms highway drive. City FE would be less.

@ Navpreet318 - Congrats on your Civic. Will PM you in a bit.

@ Csentil - Thanks sir. One thing bad about the Civic is the sheer numbers on the roads!!

@ Karim Bhai - Thank you. The sparkling diamonds are the side/parking lights. They come with the whole setup.

@ AirWind - Thanks. Yes, I sold off the Magnum. Miss the 31kgm.

@ Zoom_vroom - Thanks. As I said, these two cars are VERY different. Will post a comparo later. Bit busy these days.

@ Babhishek - Thanks.

@ Suman da - Thank you. Actually, its my dad's new toy. My toy/weapon is the Silver Bullet!!

@ Vchounal - Sir, selling the Magnum was not an easy decision. Lets just say I loved the 2.0 engine. Somehow, the Magnum didn't feel right. It never could lay down all that power properly. Maybe my driving was at fault.

@ Jayabusa - Thanks!

@ Zappo - Khatru alloys okay. But, strobes?? Nah!


The angel eyes cost 17k officially. I haven't paid for those yet. Will bargain it down!! These don't come with the HIDs. You need to buy the bulbs separately. The parking bulbs are fitted though.

For smoking the t/ls, a spray can was used. Don't remember the brand.

@ All Calcutta members who want more pics: Please get off your lazy backsides and come and see the car in person.

@ At all members asking for more pics: Pics are Planet_Rocker's department. That lazy guy can't be found anywhere!
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 11:38   #52
BHPian
 
vchounal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Greater Noida
Posts: 51
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Many thanks shuvd and AirWind. I think, I will go for Magnum LT.
vchounal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 13:13   #53
Senior - BHPian
 
ST7677's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,045
Thanked: 45 Times
Default

Congrats Shuvd, nice choice.
ST7677 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 16:59   #54
Senior - BHPian
 
shuvd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 1,081
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Did a FE check (tank full method). 8.043 kmpl. Hmmmm.
The car bottomed out twice while entering our basement parking.

@ Vchounal - You're welcome. Magnum is an amazing car and will keep you happy!

@ ST7677 - Thank you sir.
shuvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 17:04   #55
Senior - BHPian
 
planet_rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bong-land
Posts: 2,320
Thanked: 366 Times
Default

you park the civic in the basement and let the SB take all the beatings (bird crap, rain, sun, kids drawing-board)??
planet_rocker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 18:48   #56
Senior - BHPian
 
iraghava's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Bhaiyyaland
Posts: 8,028
Thanked: 154 Times
Default

So, any progress on the wheels? Did you get my SMS?
iraghava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th July 2008, 22:19   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
navpreet318's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dehradun
Posts: 1,719
Thanked: 827 Times
Default

hey shuvd thanks for the pm mate.by the way could you please let me know the brand of that spray can used to smoke the tail lamps.
navpreet318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2008, 01:11   #58
Senior - BHPian
 
jesal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 2,322
Thanked: 5 Times
Default

i wish the civic did come with a sunroof. and the reasons i would not buy a magnum at 10 laks plus are, it does not look 10 laks, horrid resale. no sunroof in diesel. front looks weird i liked the 2005 much better. but im scared they might launch a new civic in 2009 with sunroof not sure though
jesal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2008, 08:07   #59
Team-BHP Support
 
Rudra Sen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,404
Thanked: 4,093 Times
Default

Missed this thread. Congrats Shuv! Though I really fail to understand..
Quote:
@ Vchounal - Sir, selling the Magnum was not an easy decision. Lets just say I loved the 2.0 engine. Somehow, the Magnum didn't feel right. It never could lay down all that power properly. Maybe my driving was at fault.
Rudra Sen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th July 2008, 10:38   #60
BHPian
 
sabret00the's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Halifax, Canada
Posts: 686
Thanked: 43 Times
Default

Congrats mate...your are building a nice fleet of cars.
sabret00the is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahindra CJ340 joins Team-BHP family Samurai 4x4 Vehicles 1469 6th July 2017 14:42
Quartz Black Safari Dicor joins the team Mav Long-Term Ownership Reviews 26 18th February 2008 17:59
Safari LX Joins the Team Godfather Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 45 4th July 2007 16:31
One more car nut joins the team.!! Hellraiser Introduce yourself 13 10th December 2006 23:55


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 14:47.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks