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Old 18th February 2009, 15:30   #196
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Hey Ishaan!! Congrats on your new car bro.. love the color... and m sure you're gonna turn it into a monster with the upgrades that you have lined up!
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congrats Iraghava on the purchase.

Would you be able to detail the problems that plauged the city that actually made you think of a change? Reason for asking this is that I run an OHC vtec in pune thats clocked close to a lac kms now and i believe yours has done close to 2. Would be interested to know the ageing issues of this particular car.
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Congrats Ishaan on your Gabbar
I was wondering how could this be possible from a City to Getz 1.1 A prank on the t-bhp team with some PS photos. It was the sticker on rear glass panel that made me to believe you went ahead with 1.1 for personal reasons. that's a nice prank .
Thanks Dine! I did mention the tyres I intend to get in an earlier post.

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So taklu uncle has got himself a new car! hmmmmm.

Congratulations Ishaan.
Thanks Sumit!

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So Ishan the cat is finally out of the bag - eh ?? I never knew there is a 1.1L CRDi..no wonder you got a royal discount

Anyways, nice to see the car finally. I had started a cheeky thread but it somehow vanished from the face of T-Bhp LOL LOL LOL

PLEASE change the tyres fast, they are just not in sync with your tyre wali image !! LOL LOL
Thank you Ricky ji!! Thanks for all the help & yes, the tyres will be changed shortly.

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Congrats Ishan for the new car. First when I visited this thread, i could not believe that you would buy the 1.1 after all the drives you have had in kp's car and appreciated it, but when certain people starting posting that it indeed was the 1.1, I must confess, I was dissapointed. I am glad you went for the getz crdi that too bagging a discount. Get the door handles painted in matching colour, also add a spoiler and get leather or art leather seats done, even get the side panels done, it will look great.
Hey Hemanth, thanks a ton! I do intend to get the interior done up along with the handles etc.

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Ishaan,
Many congrats on getting that stonker of a car!
And great prank, you had me almost fooled about it!

Have Fun and drive safe!

Regards,
Jaspreet Singh
Thanks Jaspreet!

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Congrats Ishaan. Run her in real good and plonk in some mod's. Enjoy the new car and drive safe.
Thanks Ady! She's almost run in by now!

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I get the point!!
So now when you are standing at the stop light and a small fellow with a big petrol car and a big ego revs his engine then you roll down the window in your Getz with shaved head and aviators and an angry look on your face and say - "Kitne horses hai?"

Small guy with big petrol car and big ego (stunned)- "What!" And quotes some absurd figure. XXXBHP.

Then you say - "Sabko saja milegi....barabar milegi!!!"(with Gabbar ishtyle laugh!!!) and vroom off, showing off the Getz' awesome pick up with 235NM of torque.

P.S-Just tryin to be funny, excuse the ridiculous sense of humour.


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Congrats on your ride!! Firstly, that's a very nice colour you got. I too wanted that colour badly for my 1st gen Getz but it was available only in the next lot so finally had to settle for Silver. Run in her smoothly and it will provide "Prime" results.

I am seeing the 1.1L badging for the first time. Looks like its a rip off from the Santro 1.1L above the side indicators.
Hey Srinath, well caught! The badging is indeed from the Santro!

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Congrats, iraghava! Enjoy your new drive.
Thanks KK!

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Congrats Ishan!! The 195/55-15 Ad 07s will do proper justice to that brute of an engine!!

With those tyres and a good set of alloys, you will be a low flying object on Noida's roads!

Awesome choice. Wish we had bought the CRDi now :(
Yeah man, looking forward to the Neova's! Thanks for the wishes!
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Old 18th February 2009, 19:34   #199
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Congratulations Ishan. You really played wicked game on all of us until I had a look at the interiors / engine bay snaps. Basically was wondering all through the initial posts that why have you not posted the interiors !!

Happy motoring
Thanks Dragonov! Glad you enjoyed the prank!!

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Bus ab to sirf Gabbar ko dekhne ki tamanna hai (Just wish to see Gabbar now)!

Ishan, can't you get Dhanno for the OHC meet atleast? (IF the meet happens)
LOL! Ankit you can see Gabbar anytime man! And sorry, Dhanno is sold so no more OHC!

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Congrats Ishan.

Dhanno to gabbar. From heroine to a villain Sigh, where are all the good people going......

Ab kisko nachane ka plan hai ?
Thanks SS! Some progress in life eh!! And it's time for some Swift's & RS's to do naach!

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Actually, Hyundai is testing the new 1.1 CRDi, and they found a bakra who will do the needful & then buy the car too, hence the huge discount
That's right Finney! But you know who should be worried the most? Swift D & Palio MJD owners! This 1.1 is going to hurt some egos big time!

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congrats ishaan for the beast. Though i think you should have kept your dhanno as well!
Dhanno and gabbar would have been a nice combination :P
Thanks Ashish, but keeping two cars for me alone makes no sense!

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now i'd like to hear about you on the whole diesel fun to drive thread
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IIRC somebody was mentioning "Diesels having an initial surge which makes them painful to drive in city traffic" or words to that effect on the Petrol vs Diesel FTD thread.

And then he goes and buys the car with the maximum "initial surge". Blame it on the recession!
True that! Blame it on the recession. And I'll still say it, it still not as FTD as the OHC!

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भैय्याजी, dunno much about small cars and don't generally keep a track of them too. But yes, did like the Dhanno and its rear boom. Sad, you had to let go of her. Must've had compelling reasons.

This Getz CRDi that you tried to masquerade as a petrol has one little brute of a powerplant sitting inside. I know it. Had to draw on all my driving experience and skill to keep this young lad at bay on NH8 while the Bull was screaming at 130+ and smoking from the rear.

KP was heard cruising at 150+ on Rajasthan roads very recently. Gives a decent mileage too. An outside box should boost it to 135BHP. My advice - do it only after 20K kms. The diesel will comfortably settle by then. If possible use Mobil Delvac MX or Delo 400 from day one. You'll be a happy diesel head.

More advice once you take this Brahmin to a watering hole... You better do that fast if you want the "1.1" to be blessed...
Thank you Guruji! And yes, the box etc. is planned only after 10k kms & I'm thinking of switching over to Delo 400, you got a source handy I suppose? And let's meet this weekend for relieveing our parched throats!

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I think Gabbar is asking Holi kab hai, kab hai Holi and will only come out then.

Abhik, I think you're at work. Kaam kar le

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Hey Raghave, the color od your Getz is beautiful..i too am planning to buy it. What is the color name, is it Berry Red or Electric Red.
Thanks! The colour is indeed Berry Red.
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Old 18th February 2009, 19:41   #200
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Congrats on the new ride, Ishan! Looks good. Will look better with some ICE.

Why on earth would you put a Santro and lower spec badge on the car? That part completely beats me.

Anyway, how's she drive? From the reviews I've heard, I assume it must be quite a zipper.
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Old 18th February 2009, 19:51   #201
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So time for a small update, she's done just under 900kms by now & should be run in by tomorrow & then the real fun begins! I've been keeping her under 3000 rpm till now (save the odd incident or two!) and it's been a real challenge suppressing the urge to push on! Especially when you consider that she cruises at 100 kmph in 5th gear @2000 rpm & 150 kmph is just a flex of the right foot!

Over all FE has been around 13-14 kmpl till now & the driving experience is getting better. The suspension feels very well settled & she doesn't move around during simultaneous braking and turning manoeuvres like the i10 or the Santro. The rear suspension (actually both ends) is also much more settled and on bumpy roads does not bottom out or feel out of control. Taking curves at 100-110kmph even on the stock rubber is without any fuss or drama.

In fact, it's only when you look at the speedo that you realise the speed you just took the last curve at! But, it does feel a bit detached to drive after the OHC and as expected I do miss some of the steering feel of the OHC. On the plus side though, the suspension certainly feels better sorted and so the does the handling to an extent. I guess one reason for this could also be that my OHC had seen a lot of miles & the suspension probably wasn't in the best shape around the time I was selling her.

She should be through with the first service over the weekend and I don't have any extra work to be done from her except stopping the rear number plate rattling. And, filling diesel is certainly a happy moment as the dent in the wallet is less than half of what it used to be in the OHC! But convincing the pump attendants that this car also comes in a diesel guise is another story altogether! Most check with me at least 3-4 times before filling her up!

Lows: She did pick up her first battle scars though as a careless bunch of guys in a Accent CRDi banged into her from behind and damaged the bumper. Thankfully the speeds were really low at that time so no major damage has been done. The guys after that ran away like cowards & a couple of kilometres banged their car's right rear end into an oncoming tractor & managed to split the metal of the quarter panel into two pieces & also managed to brake their tail light. I was intent of chansing them down & managed to but upon seeing them driving in such suicidal style I hung back lest they do something worse to themselves or my car.

Then the next day while I was at the RTO office to complete the registeration formalities some low-life, good for nothing son of a so & so scratched my rear left door. Thankfully the scratch is not too deep & not very visible to others but is fairly long (about 12-14" or so). Why are people such wankers? I've never managed to figure that out.

Will update this thread as the mileage piles on!

P.S. I have to admit that the early morning clatter & the diesel stink are still a problem for me to accept! And cooling the turbo down after a hard run is another pain in the rear end! I think a Turbo Timer would be a good addition!
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Congrats on the new ride, Ishan! Looks good. Will look better with some ICE.

Why on earth would you put a Santro and lower spec badge on the car? That part completely beats me.
Thanks Ajay! And yes some ICE would be great, after all there is a limit to how much music a man can hear off an iPhone using the headphone!

And tum ICE-WICE waale nahin samjhoge yeh 1.1 ki kahaani!!

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Anyway, how's she drive? From the reviews I've heard, I assume it must be quite a zipper.
She's quick by any means man! The in-gear acceleration is phenomenal!

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Hey Ishaan!! Congrats on your new car bro.. love the color... and m sure you're gonna turn it into a monster with the upgrades that you have lined up!
Thanks J! She sure is going to be a monster soon! Watch out for me on the roads now, your VDi is a goner!

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congrats Iraghava on the purchase.

Would you be able to detail the problems that plauged the city that actually made you think of a change? Reason for asking this is that I run an OHC vtec in pune thats clocked close to a lac kms now and i believe yours has done close to 2. Would be interested to know the ageing issues of this particular car.
Thanks Mega!

As for the problems, well they were mostly related to the age of the rather then anything else. She was still giving me about 10-12 kmpl and ran nicely but small niggles had started cropping up every now & then and that had been irritating me. Also the fact that I had had the car for over 5 years played a part in this decision as I had become bored of drivig the same car over & over.

For example, the combination switch developed a problem & I could no longer switch to high beam and then the fuel guage stopped working. It was small niggles like these which caused me the most irritation. Most fundamentals though, gave me reliable, trouble free service till the end. In fact in my nearly 2 lakh kms of driving, I got stranded only once, when she broke her Timing Belt at 120k kms & that too only costed me 2k in repairs (1.2k belt + .8k bearing) as it was a non-interference engine!

As for the main things you should watch out for in a high-mileage OHC, they are:

1. Steering Rack Leakage/Failure
2. A/C Compressor Failure
3. Tie-Rod Ends premature failure
4. Weak Suspension (generally requires a rebuild around 80-100k kms mark)
5. Light Sheet Metal so easily picks up dents & dings.

Apart from that she's bloody reliable and also remember, none of these problems will leave you stranded so in that manner, she's very very reliable & trustworthy. I'd done hundreds of late night & odd time runs in her & she never let me down apart from that once incident which was also partly our mistake as we'd forgotten to replace the Timing Belt on schedule.

Also, part of the reason I was a little put off was that after market support for this model was virtually non-existent so sourcing better than OE quality parts was almost impossible unless you went for some crazily expensive parts.

If you do have any specific queries though, feel free to PM me.
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Old 18th February 2009, 20:16   #203
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at last some initial impressions!!
good to see that you are enjoying gabbar. cant imagine how the tamed beast up till now will unleash once you get done with the first service. gabbar's gonna kick some a**
as for the little scars on gabbar, ishan bhai its best to not look at them. try some rubbing on the scratched door and see if you are lucky.

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BTW, why are you calling Gabbar a "she"? Sex change operation?

If you feel the steering in that Getz is detached, you should drive the NHC(as I'm sure you've done). That is absolutely pathetic. I'm glad I never drove an OHC or a really good car before I drove the NHC
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Ajay Jain - authorised Gurgaon Chevron dealer - Cell: 9350252925

Give my reference. Aren't we meeting this weekend; is it "jhari ke peechey or choli ke peechey"..?

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Thank you Guruji! And yes, the box etc. is planned only after 10k kms & I'm thinking of switching over to Delo 400, you got a source handy I suppose? And let's meet this weekend for relieveing our parched throats!
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She did pick up her first battle scars though as a careless bunch of guys in a Accent CRDi banged into her from behind and damaged the bumper.
some low-life, good for nothing son of a so & so scratched my rear left door. Thankfully the scratch is not too deep & not very visible to others but is fairly long (about 12-14" or so).!
arrey boss! already. Give it the nimbu mirchi treatment to ward off the devil.

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at last some initial impressions!!
good to see that you are enjoying gabbar. cant imagine how the tamed beast up till now will unleash once you get done with the first service. gabbar's gonna kick some a**
as for the little scars on gabbar, ishan bhai its best to not look at them. try some rubbing on the scratched door and see if you are lucky.
Thanks WV! And yes I'm going to ignore the small scars for now! No use since she's going to pick up more of them anyway over time! Thanks for the wishes though!

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BTW, why are you calling Gabbar a "she"? Sex change operation?
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If you feel the steering in that Getz is detached, you should drive the NHC(as I'm sure you've done). That is absolutely pathetic. I'm glad I never drove an OHC or a really good car before I drove the NHC
And yeah, the NHC is ridiculous, there is no such thing as steering feel in it! But just for comparison sake, you should get a drive in a nice OHC, would redefine steering feel for you!

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Ajay Jain - authorised Gurgaon Chevron dealer - Cell: 9350252925

Give my reference. Aren't we meeting this weekend; is it "jhari ke peechey or choli ke peechey"..?
Thank you for the number Guruji! And this weekend it is going to be "Kambal ke neechey!"

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arre boss! already. Give it the nimbu mirchi treatment to ward off the devil.
Hahaha Deep, seems that's the only remedy now!
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P.S. I have to admit that the early morning clatter & the diesel stink are still a problem for me to accept! And cooling the turbo down after a hard run is another pain in the rear end! I think a Turbo Timer would be a good addition!
Hi! Ishan,
I don't have any idea how to figure out if the turbo is overheated. Is it done by monitoring the temperature gauge? I drive a Palio MJD. In my earlier M800 the sound of the radiator cooling fan when in operation was rather loud and I could wait till the fan stopped before shutting off. In the palio I don't have a clue when the fan works.
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Ishan Bhai,Congrats on your new car.I somehow missed this tread. Good choice of color and a very practical car.Cheers.
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ok now I know that your real name is Ishaan.

So Ishaan Bhai, Congrats for your new car. Its a great car.. But even I guess getz in "white" would have been a better choice ( just a personal choice of color). White getz looks more cool with black tinted glass. Yours a nice color too. Newaz..Have fun and drive safe.

Waiting for the mods and more pics!!
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