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Old 21st September 2008, 08:54   #46
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Congratulations!
That's really nice to read an initial ownership experience of the Indica Vista.

Enjoy the car responsibly and it will return you with some very good results.
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Old 21st September 2008, 10:10   #47
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almost 50 posts and still no pics
I wish this thread could be closed until the OP has pics to share

every time i see new replies I wonder if pics were posted. Disappointed every time sadly
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I find it impossible to believe that any Indian dealer will "test" the car for 350 Km by paying for the fuel out of their own pocket. Just not done.

It is understandable that Tata have told dealers to report early feedback, and the staff used the car as personal or test drive vehicle for some time before giving it to you.

I'd say it is generally a good idea to wait for 6 months and let there be some market feedback before buying an all new Tata vehicle, but you don't seem too bothered with these earlybird issues so enjoy the car.

The Vista is a very tempting package for city driving. Very spacious interiors I must say.
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[quote/] We were going at around 40K's when a Red Swift Vdi came and overtook us in a rather unruly way. I couldnt hold down my instincts. I forgot that it was a brand new car. I shifted down to 3rd and floored the pedal. The acceleration was amazing. Even though the power delivery is much linear than the swift i could still feel the turbo kicking in at around 1.8k rpm. The engine was smooth during acceleration and it was not at all loud. I almost felt like driving a petrol. it was really smooth.[/quote]

Hi congrats on the new VISTA.I too test drove it for about 3kms.Having driven indica for last 3 years i felt VISTA was far far ahead of the old version.

After all it has got the same swift D engine!!
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after all it has got the same swift D engine!!
its a FIAT engine dude...
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@juny: Congrats on the new buy. I've always maintained that indica is great VFM and is a really worthy car. The new avataar seems to have boosted that confidence in the car by a huge amount.

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I'd say it is generally a good idea to wait for 6 months and let there be some market feedback before buying an all new Tata vehicle, but you don't seem too bothered with these earlybird issues so enjoy the car.
Somehow whenever I read such kind of comments I feel like laughing and cant help but feel a little sorry about the public mentality. I get especially disappointed reading this at team-bhp. If every citizen feels this way and thinks about waiting 6months before buying a new car, then tell me, who will be helping the car improve and give the feedback about the new car? After 6 months you will still be stuck with a lemon and it will be the same lemon that you would have got had you booked 6 months earlier.

You want good stuff, then you have to take some risks. If you want to play it safe then you will just be picking up whatever the manufacturers offer you. One cant keep grumbling about car manufactureres not being innovative and not giving new features, but when such things do come into the market, then the public wants to wait and see how these features are received by others.

Btw SuperSyn, nothing directed at you... Just a feeling that finally burst out after reading many such lets wait and watch posts on the forum since the past few days.

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Old 21st September 2008, 23:13   #52
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Is the Vista larger than the regular Indica?
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hercules,

No offence to you, but the vast majority believes in prudence with their five lakh bucks, irrespective of however tempting the package may be.

And irrespective of other things, it is EVEN more valid for Tata, given that the service needs some service training, except some good news here and there. And no, every citizen types arguments - maybe ok for nationalistic threads, not car purchase ones!

You are free to rush in with your cash, you know. So when are we seeing your Vista pics?
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Is the Vista larger than the regular Indica?
yes, it is, which translates to more legroom in the back.

about the arguement on Tata's quality, I too feel its only a mindset based on what Indica and Tata were way back when the ghastly first version was being sold. quality since then has grown in leaps and bounds and in the current V2, the main problems are panel gaps, electricals and the infamous gear box. other than these, V2 never let anyone down.

in Vista the gaps and the gear box are taken care of and about the electricals, we can be confident about them because after investing so much in improving the car Tata would not have ignored it.

Service has been very good, at least in my experience since last 5 years. I dont understand why non-Tata car owners suspect Tata's service without having used it. i am sure there would definitely be exceptions but where doesnt it exist?
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If every citizen feels this way and thinks about waiting 6months before buying a new car, then tell me, who will be helping the car improve and give the feedback about the new car?
The engineers and the test team! The public is not a guinea pig. And getting justice can be difficult in India. I am more wary of some manufacturers than others, though.

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Btw SuperSyn, nothing directed at you... Just a feeling that finally burst out after reading many such lets wait and watch posts on the forum since the past few days.
Heh, NP. Due to past experiences we approach similar situations in different ways. If this was USA I wouldn't mind buying the latest car (even from GM, Chrysler or Tata), but in India I am a bit cautious.
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I cant express how sorry i am to just leave without any replies or pics. The problem i have is that currently i am in chennai while the car is in kerala. And for the last 2 weeks i couldnt get any time so as to be any where near a pc with internet connection.

Well here are a few pics. They are not very good ones but i will definitely ask my folks back home to take better ones and send them to me so that i can post them here.

Got my Indica Vista!-car_vista_and_onam_087.jpg

Got my Indica Vista!-car_vista_and_onam_092.jpg

Got my Indica Vista!-car_vista_and_onam_094.jpg

Got my Indica Vista!-car_vista_and_onam_095.jpg

Got my Indica Vista!-car_vista_and_onam_099.jpg
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Those are pretty decent pics man.
The Vista looks stunning in this color, for me this looks better than the Red.
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Why did I think that the Aura Quadrajet came with factory fitted alloys?? The demo cars at the showrooms seem to have it.
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yeah, they had installed alloys on some display cars.

btw junymathew, i forgot all about this thread! you are the first Vista owner here, not I! please post your experience with the car.

so from one Vista QJD owner to another: cheers:
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Nice car, the front definitely looks very nice...the sedan version would be a great looker!

Tyres need to be upgraded else this is looking like a goood buy...

I think Palio MJD has some serious competiion also the swift DDSi
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