Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11th May 2010, 11:30   #91
BHPian
 
rajushank84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: California, USA
Posts: 861
Thanked: 350 Times
Default

Congrats on the new car!

I faced starter motor issues with my Xeta too. But first day? it is very bad from Tata Motor's side.

From my experience with the Xeta (also a Tata petrol car), here are my suggestions:
1. When you give the car for service, stick to the Tata owned centers like Concorde - they have more knowledge of the cars than the other authorized centers.

2. When giving for service or any minor glitch (not service), try to stay there and get the work done rather than giving the car and coming back. I usually use up my casual leaves for this purpose .

3. In case of any glitch, try to talk to the mechanic and not just the service advisor. Mechanics will be wearing the full blue uniform and he is the guy who calls the shots. Service advisor is a dummy who doesnt know anything. Be polite to the mechanic, explain that you are taking the car on long drives (even if you are not), and request him to make it "pucca". Make him feel important and use all Dale Carnegie's techniques to make friends with him. Maybe you can even slip 100 rupees to him if needed (though I never had to do this).

4. IMPORTANT: If you need to shout, shout at the service advisor or service manager but not at the mechanic. If you tick the mechanic the wrong way, he may not bother to fix or service the car properly. Trust me, no one is going to fire him because you are unhappy - he is the "knowledge hub" of the service center especially if he is one of the senior guys.

5. In case of any glictches, ask for the service advisor what exactly is the problem, what exactly they are doing to fix it, and post it here on team-bhp and correlate. Dont believe whatever the service advisor tells you. When you talk to him, your questions will show that you know about cars and that they cannot give you some BS which they give other customers.

Not to scare you... but I want you to be prepared for the ownership experience . In all probability, Manza is a much improved car compared to older Indicas and Indigos, so you may not need all these tactics... but just in case!
rajushank84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2010, 11:03   #92
BHPian
 
rite2shree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manipal
Posts: 81
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajushank84 View Post
Congrats on the new car!

Not to scare you... but I want you to be prepared for the ownership experience . In all probability, Manza is a much improved car compared to older Indicas and Indigos, so you may not need all these tactics... but just in case!
Rajushank84, Thanks for the information. Will surely keep that in mind. As you may have read in my posts, that the owner of the tata showroom is my classmate. So I think my service related problems may get reduced drastically. But the starter motor problem on the day of delivery was really a big scare.
rite2shree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th May 2010, 11:37   #93
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 115
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Actually I have opposite opinion after getting my Manza thru 6 month service.
All issues fixed and total service cost was 110 Rs which included replacing few items free of cost (covered under warranty). Will share details / experience soon.

Vijay
vjoy3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 10:23   #94
BHPian
 
rite2shree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manipal
Posts: 81
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vjoy3 View Post
Actually I have opposite opinion after getting my Manza thru 6 month service.
All issues fixed and total service cost was 110 Rs which included replacing few items free of cost (covered under warranty). Will share details / experience soon.

Vijay
The feelings mutual Vjay. Its been a pretty good experience with the customer service of the Tata's.
rite2shree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 16:23   #95
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 114
Thanked: 35 Times
Default

@rite2shree:
How would you rate the road noise (from tires) inside the cabin when compared to other cars in its class? I am very particular about being able to pay attention to the music. Is it like you have to turn up the volume? How about the road noise on somewhat rough roads? Thanks!!
bansal98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 12:01   #96
BHPian
 
rite2shree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manipal
Posts: 81
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bansal98 View Post
@rite2shree:
How would you rate the road noise (from tires) inside the cabin when compared to other cars in its class? I am very particular about being able to pay attention to the music. Is it like you have to turn up the volume? How about the road noise on somewhat rough roads? Thanks!!
Hi Bansal98, I drive with all the windows rolled up. The noise level inside is very low (petrol) but once you roll down the windows its not so quiet .. And Yes, the sound proofing is on-par with the best (personal opinion).
rite2shree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 12:13   #97
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 605
Thanked: 187 Times
Default

Shree, with windows rolled up, how is the noise levels from engine when you accelerate hard / rev up.

I remember reading GTO's review on Punto 1.4 (same safire engine), where it was mentioned the engine makes typical 'italian' roar at high revs, which might be pleasing to enthusiasts, but not so for family-types.

Last edited by WindRide : 14th May 2010 at 12:15.
WindRide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2010, 09:25   #98
BHPian
 
rite2shree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Manipal
Posts: 81
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WindRide View Post
Shree, with windows rolled up, how is the noise levels from engine when you accelerate hard / rev up.

I remember reading GTO's review on Punto 1.4 (same safire engine), where it was mentioned the engine makes typical 'italian' roar at high revs, which might be pleasing to enthusiasts, but not so for family-types.
When the windows have been rolled up, you really don't hear much. Its when you roll them down and drive with high revs, it sounds like an Italian beauty.
rite2shree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd August 2010, 17:48   #99
Senior - BHPian
 
VeluM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,298
Thanked: 665 Times
Default

Lo Shree! What updates on the Manza, how much has she done now? Any issues cropped up? And how's the A.S.S, so far (even if we ignore the fact that it is your friend's centre)?

When you say the gears need to be worked to perform, does that mean staying in gear longer or just staying within a specific rpm band? And how's the torque (for a petrol), example when pulling up a steep (25Deg) incline with 4-5 people on board, in 1st. Does one have to slip the clutch or get a good run-up or does she just pull up, given sufficient revs?

Sorry bout all the questions. Doing a bit of research, so please excuse

Last edited by VeluM : 3rd August 2010 at 17:49. Reason: .
VeluM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th August 2010, 19:01   #100
Senior - BHPian
 
GeekSrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,279
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rite2shree View Post
Does a car cover really help? Since putting it on and removing it may cause the settled dust to scratch the surface.
Any suggestions?
sorry for responding late. car cover doesnt help in my case. i hire a person to wash the car daily for about 300 to 350 bucks a month. its the best your car can get. its like a baby, one has to take care to maintain it well.

besides that i have one query on the clutch, i have observed that the manza's clutch is very smooth while sitting inside it in the showroom. however, i also noticed vjoy saying his clutch was hard. since the clutch causes driving headaches (or must i say footaches) i would like to clearly know whether its so much of an issue. also does your leg come up along with the clutch on release (does your foot go off the ground?) perhaps some photos on this would be better to understand if possible.
GeekSrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A story of 3 workhorses: 2 Santro's and a Manza, Edit: Santro sold, Manza at 100k+ amit1234singla Long-Term Ownership Reviews 115 10th August 2014 21:53
Tata Indigo Manza Safire-My life's first ever full video-only review on tbhp sidindica Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 29 11th July 2010 10:11
Swift VXI ABS - K series delivered. ranjitkodali Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 29 19th May 2010 20:13
Swift VDI ABS-difficulty getting delivery from Magic Auto Dwarka. Edit: Now Delivered santsharan Indian Car Dealerships 12 11th May 2010 21:25


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 21:40.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks