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Old 10th November 2008, 11:23   #46
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i will soon open a new thread in the "Long Term Ownership" forum to discuss the progress of my Vista
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Old 26th December 2008, 15:30   #47
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just run 2500 kms so its 2 early to write a long term ownership review
no problems so far i wanted to post a few pics after changing the stock 175/65/14 goodyear gt3 tyres to 195/60/14 bf goodrich g-force also i have installed sunfilm to the side and rear windows and vinyl to the front glass top part to cut of the sun glare music system is alpine double din from my optra magnum with 2 rear oval speakers jbl gto limited edition 400watts and also a small shark fin antenna at the rear
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Old 26th December 2008, 16:59   #48
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That's the glossiest black I have seen in a while. You need to fit your mudflaps properly, they are spoiling the look of an otherwise beautiful car.
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Old 26th December 2008, 17:24   #49
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Hi Dockap,

You have a beauty there!
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Old 26th December 2008, 17:29   #50
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Thats a very well maintained black there! How is the performance of the BFG tyres ?
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Wow! She is a stunner!

How is the black so glossy?
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Old 26th December 2008, 17:47   #52
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Very well maintained , even if its just 2500 kms

How do you clean the car ? Any secrets you could share with us ?
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Old 26th December 2008, 18:17   #53
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Is it me, or do others too notice that the car looks too lifted (up) from the back. Its almost like the wheels are too small for the car. I dont know just find the backside too far up from the ground as opposed to the regular Indica. Maybe I am wrong..
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Old 26th December 2008, 20:28   #54
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thanks guys.i have a guy who washes the car once in 2 days with car shampoo,soap is used only for the tyres and he does a very good job
small superfecial scratches are removed immediately with 3m rubbing compound and polish
one of the stock goodyear tyres burst when my wife was driving also i was not very happy with them no grip at all so i had 3 options michellin pp2 4450 per tyre,bridgestone g3 4150 per tyre and finally bf goodrich 3800 per tyre i liked the look of the bf goodrich and the dealer gave me 1300 for 3 of my stock goodyear gt3 tyres(1 is used as spare and other burst) which had run 2500 kms so went for bf goodrich very early to comment on them since its only 2 days since i have changed to them but overall very good grip and now i dont feel uneasy to take high speed corners with them plus they look good i am very happy
i would advice any new buyer to change immediately if they plan on upgrading the tyres you should get 2000 for each stock tyre so the new tyres will only cost you 1800 per tyre plus u get good grip,cornering stability and looks

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2000 for each goodyear stock tyre? Christ!

How much does it cost to courier used tyres to Manipal? Its impossible to sell tyres at anything close to those prices in Delhi!
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Dockap. Congrats. lovely looking car and you maintain it too. the alloys and rubber add to the overall class.
BTW how did your wife "burst" the OE goodyear tyre? I thought tubeless tyres dont burst.
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Old 28th December 2008, 10:13   #57
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man tell me that i had a tyre burst on my magnum the left front tyre yokho es100 burst when i went over a pothole the alloy rim cut into the tyre after that i changed to michellin pp2
the vista i dont know how but the alloy was bent and there was a cut in the tyre it was not a puncture
another observation -hope they offer at least abs option for the vista the brakes are not very confidence inspiring on the highway at higher speeds,not very keen on air bags cause my son likes to sit in the front seat
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Thats indeed a very well maintained car mate. I hope the car was controllable when the tyre burst. I also hope Tata Motors offers the ABS/ Airbags option soon. From what I read here, this car really needs it.
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2000 for each goodyear stock tyre? Christ!

How much does it cost to courier used tyres to Manipal? Its impossible to sell tyres at anything close to those prices in Delhi!
Dude also take in to account the price he is getting for new tires is substancially higher than in Delhi. The Bridgestone Potenza GIII with b&w is 3250 per tyre and without b&w around 2800. He is getting them for Rs 4150. So it quite offsets the exchange price he is getting.
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