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Old 15th April 2009, 13:22   #31
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I will try premium diesel for the next fill and prob fill in the morning.BTW,How is your driving style and are you driving on highways/city and what is ur AC usage.
Hey hdi,

I dont rev. the engine ( keep it under 2000rpm ) in gears 1st to 4th, its only in the 5th gear that I let the engine do the talking.

My daily travel includes 60% city ( outer ring road ) and 40% delhi-gurgaon expressway, with windows rolled up always.

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welcome to tata's continuous improvement philiosophy. It used to be the same for the first generation indica's , and now for the current ones as well. while other manufacturers launch the models with the bells and whistles initially and then cut down on features ( value engineering ) , tatas are the only manufacturers who actually have their cars get better with age.

And the good part? exisiting vista owners can also probably get these parts retrofitted to their cars as well!
Am in a dilemma.
Is this sarcasm or actually a praise for tata?
Can anyone shed more light on this entry level model for Quadrajet?
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Old 16th April 2009, 01:47   #33
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WOW!!!! Red looks amazing, I love the Gala red color. I feel like kicking myself now, since I bought the Vista Quadrajet Aqua Artic Silver. My dad was keen to have a look at the red, but then the Concorde dealer on Mysore road, Bangalore did not have the red either on display or in their service station for us to have a look. We were in hurry and booked the Silver. Now I feel I shd have gone for the Red.

Congrats! on the purchase. Man, you have got a fantastic deal. 5 Lacs for Aura. Bangalore is damn costly. Aqua sticker price is 5.22 lacs, but then I got 8k as Corporate discount and then I bargained for Lumar sun films and basic mats, mud flaps, ambi pure, idol. I did not take the extended warranty. Effective On road price came upto 5.09 lacs for Aqua.

Hey, Did you find the steering hard?

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Hi anandkumargb,

You seem to have bargained well(freebies).However for me the cost was reduced as I did the insurance and Registration(without any bribes) by myself.

I find the steering a bit vague.It is hard when making sharp turns and it seems very vague(loose)when going fast.

How much mileage are you getting with your Quadra.

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Oh ya Freebies... Prerna was giving me me all the freebies first, but then I did not want to buy my car from Prerna since I had read a lot of negative stuff abt them. Concorde was not initially ready to give me any freebies. Then I called them up and told them that if they do not match, then I will buy from prerna. They finally caved in

Mileage - Yet to check. The full tank fuel is still not empty.

Drive on
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Hi all,

Did my first service in Vivek automobiles.I listed the following issues

a) Clutch is a bit rough
b) engine noise is not smooth
c) scratches


Well ,he noted and did the following,

a)Cleaned/washed the car(shampoo)
b) Cleaned and topped up the different fluids
c) Broke the Bonnet rod(that supports the bonnet.He assured me that he will replace it for free in the next s)
d) Did something with the clutch(seems to be a bit smooth)
e)Engine noise has improved

Well is the dealer required to do wheel balancing and allignment in the first service ???

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check the user manual for the schedules
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Old 3rd May 2009, 19:13   #38
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On Road Price :

Ex showroom Price : 473987
Insurance : 11670
Road tax(5% of Ex shoowroom)-23700
Registration LMV -non carriage - Rs 200
Registration Hypothecation entry - 100
Registration Invalid Carriage - 20
Registration Application illing - 50
Corporate Discounts - 8000

Total Cost : 501637

Dealer Quoted price :516187
Ex showroom Price : 473987
Insurance : 15,500
Road tax(5% of Ex shoowroom)-23700
Registration - 3000
Did the dealer not charge you any logistic/handling charge. In hyd they are charging around Rs 2500 for the same. Is this a mandatory charge one needs to pay?
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Did the dealer not charge you any logistic/handling charge. In hyd they are charging around Rs 2500 for the same. Is this a mandatory charge one needs to pay?

Well the dealer told me one fine day that I have to pay the logistics charge(Rs 1500).I told him plainly that I will take the car unless he waives it.He buckled and accepted that.

So "Bargain" with the dealer to cut that off .(or you can say that the other dealers are offering without any logistics charge)



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Old 8th July 2009, 16:28   #40
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Fuel Light to Fuel Light
Date Odometer Fuel lt Cost Total Fuel cost Final KM(Fuel Light) Milleage Cost/Km Total Km Run
1-Apr 75 10 32 320 228 15.3 2.091503268 153
4-Apr 228 32 32 1024 690 14.4375 2.216450216 462
13-Apr 690 34.35 32.43 1113.9705 1186 14.43959243 2.245908266 496 First Service -Free No Cost
23-Apr 1186 32.99 34.2 1128.258 1669 14.64080024 2.335937888 483
8-May 1669 34.03 34.2 1163.826 2185 15.16309139 2.255476744 516
21-May 2185 49.52 32.43 1605.9336 3011 16.68012924 1.94422954 826
9-Jun 3011 34.83 32.44 1129.8852 3600 16.91070916 1.918311036 589
21-Jun 3600 32.06 30.83 989.98


Tank Fill to TankFill

Start Odo End Odo FuelFilled FuelCost Milleage Cost/Km Fuel
5-Jul 3600 4047.5 27.42 946.5384 16.32020423 2.115169609 34.52


I am getting consistent 16 KML in City with 95% AC

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Old 29th November 2009, 16:38   #41
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Default Any special requirment for the 10K service

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I am going for my 10K service this week.Got a few questions/clarifications here

a) the Manual states that the fuel filter has to be replaced at 10K.However I checked with the dealer and he is saying that there is no need to replace that and If I want to replace it then it costs Rs 2200(which seems pretty steep ).Anyone has done the fuel filter change as part of their service and is it required?If yes what the was the cost

b) The dealer is also saying that tata motors has sent a circular indicating the only synthetic oil be used for engine oil change at 10K.Dealer is quoting about Rs1100/lr.Any ideas on this

c)what are synthetic and convention oils that are best for Indica vista(as per your experience).manual lists the following oils(Not sure whether they are synthetic or conventional)

Castrol GTX diesel
HPCL Hp Micly No.1 TGO
EXXON Mobil Super 100TM

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I will try premium diesel for the next fill and prob fill in the morning.Thanks,
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hdi, i would suggest you not to go for premium diesel, stick to normal ones, and try out IOC regular diesel, gives good FE as well as reduces engine noise as well.
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a) the Manual states that the fuel filter has to be replaced at 10K.However I checked with the dealer and he is saying that there is no need to replace that and If I want to replace it then it costs Rs 2200(which seems pretty steep ).Anyone has done the fuel filter change as part of their service and is it required?If yes what the was the cost
Check properly whether is he quoting the cost of whole service or only the fuel filter. If so it should not cost more then 3-400/-
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b) The dealer is also saying that tata motors has sent a circular indicating the only synthetic oil be used for engine oil change at 10K.Dealer is quoting about Rs1100/lr.Any ideas on this
I'm sure he is taking for a ride. better stay away from the center. show the vehicle to other TASC.
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Hi all,

I am going for my 10K service this week.Got a few questions/clarifications here

a) the Manual states that the fuel filter has to be replaced at 10K.However I checked with the dealer and he is saying that there is no need to replace that and If I want to replace it then it costs Rs 2200(which seems pretty steep ).Anyone has done the fuel filter change as part of their service and is it required?If yes what the was the cost
HI hdi_pro
If the manual states some change after a certain interval then I suggest you stick to it. If still in doubt, as suggested by Ramsagar, change the TASC.
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Dear "HDI". you can go through the thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modify...neral-oil.html (ARTICLE: Synthetic oil vs Mineral oil) for your query on oils
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