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|4th August 2008, 11:16||#1|
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1 week and 600 kms on a Mint White Palio MJD
Let me cut the story short.
I was planning to buy a hot diesel hatch and shortlisted Getz CRDI, Indica Turbo/Dicor, Swift D and Palio D.
Booked Getz CRDI from Advait and later cancelled when I realised that ICEing & ALLOYing will leave a huge hole in my wallet. In fact Getz was my first preference.
Then the choices came down to the last three. Indica too a nice car, but my brother and 2 of my friends drive the same (Turbo). Finally, the battle was between Swift and Palio. Then these questions came into my mind..
1. Why should I spend ~25k more than Palio SDX?
2. Why should I compromise on the rear seat leg room and build quality?
3. Why should I wait for an insane 4 months after making the payment?
Went thru numerous threads/posts in t-bhp, consulted many of my friends, and finally booked a Carbon Black Palio MJD SDX on 26th May from Prerana motors, Bangalore.
Just like Zaks and Jazzy, I also went thru all the hickups and hurdles and a long waiting of 2 months. In between, they called me up and told they had stopped the producton of Carbon Black. Then I saw a white MJD on road and fell in love. Prerana promised to deliver a mint white SDX by 3rd week of July.
And I took the delivery on 26th July 2008, exactly 2 months after the booking.
Changed the wheels to 14" LENSO's and Tyres to XM1+ (185/65R14) on the same day.
I just loved the refinement and power. It handles really well even on wet roads. (I blindly believed finneyp and took it for a drive on saturday on wet roads in bangalore - He told me, "u wil never feel like driving on a wet road wen u r on XM1+")
I am getting around 13-14 knpl in Bangalore city in 100% A/C.
More updates later.
Last edited by Technocrat : 4th August 2008 at 19:24. Reason: Excessive Smiley Usage
|4th August 2008, 11:28||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Your vehicle looks awesome, the white color looks so good. The best of all of all is your front number plate.
Congrats on the new purchase.
|4th August 2008, 11:34||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
The choice of the wheels is excellent and blends too well with the car.
Are the lenso's 98PCD?
All the best with your new purchase.
|4th August 2008, 11:41||#7|
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Join Date: Feb 2007
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Hey lovely car! how much did it cost you?
I would like to know how it performs on the hilly roads with AC on and with 4 adults??
Did take a test drive in Palio 1.6, but i guess makes sense to go for a diesel car if one intends to do lots of driving....
keep updating and enjoyyy
|4th August 2008, 11:46||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sydney / Secunderabad
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Good choice of the car and lovely alloys.
BTW,the two month wait for the MJD is due to demand for it or low production .
|4th August 2008, 11:49||#10|
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mumbai - The city of Sea Link!!!
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|4th August 2008, 12:30||#13|
Join Date: Jun 2008
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looks super sexy , can you post some pics of the side profile with alloys visible fully?
congrats for the beauty
|4th August 2008, 12:53||#15|
Join Date: Apr 2008
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I have always loved a White Stile (petrol & Diesel) and yes not too many around where i stay.
Your ride looks awesome, nice choice of wheels too.
Keep updating us with your reviews periodically
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