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Old 20th December 2009, 21:34   #16
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The GPS unit is a Mio make picked in the US with mapmy India and destinator maps
Still need to get suction caps for that though
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Please share your experience on the accuracy, cost of mapmyindia maps.
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Is there a dead-pedal in the new varaint ??
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Old 21st December 2009, 00:41   #18
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Abhi, congratulations!

Lovely color this, also I like new alloys better than older ones - to me they look upmarket.

Regarding 4th gear - at what lowest speed you can drive it?

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Is there a dead-pedal in the new varaint ??
Nope! no dead pedal but there is enough place next to the clutch for you to keep your foot even if you are wearing size 12 boots!
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Congrats abhi your Car looks Simply Stunning...Happy revving...
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Nope! no dead pedal but there is enough place next to the clutch for you to keep your foot even if you are wearing size 12 boots!
That is what I would prefer instead of a dead pedal.
Congrats Abhi. What about the color choice? Is there a reason for not choosing the red or the orange shade ?
Also are the alloys changed in the new version ? Or have you swapped them for those in the picture ? These also look good.

Enjoy! Drive safe!
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That is what I would prefer instead of a dead pedal.
Congrats Abhi. What about the color choice? Is there a reason for not choosing the red or the orange shade ?
Also are the alloys changed in the new version ? Or have you swapped them for those in the picture ? These also look good.

Enjoy! Drive safe!
The Sunlight copper and Red colours have been discontinued. They are now replaced by French Eclair and Oyster blue. Yes the alloys are new in the VVT version (10 spoke against the earlier 5 spoke).
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The Sunlight copper and Red colours have been discontinued. They are now replaced by French Eclair and Oyster blue. Yes the alloys are new in the VVT version (10 spoke against the earlier 5 spoke).
SUNLIGHT COPPER being discontinued is baffling !!!
It was among the most popular colors in SX4.

Neverthless, colors change for the better
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Those 2 were the best colors for the SX4 IMHO.
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Hey Abhi

Nice pics and an absolutely lovely car !! I did a TD of the new sx4 last week and i was all praise for the new sx4, though it appears to be minor changes from Maruti - the drive pleasure is awesome now... does it have a new suspension too ? the car feels more smoother than before... Maruti always had good products in all brackets and now they have a winner in the Sedan range too ! Good luck and all the best !!
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Do get the tyre pressure checked. I was feeling a little uncomfortable with the ride, and when I got the tyre pressure checked, found that the front tyres had 42 and 47, while one rear had 17 and the other 10 when the dealer delivered it.
Damn, whats with Maruti dealers?
Mine was 40+ on all 4 tyres with 45 on the rears !!!!
(against the suggested 30)

No wonder why the ride felt firmer than expected
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Those 2 were the best colors for the SX4 IMHO.
+1

However one feels french eclair and oyster blue are pretty neat too - The french eclair adding to the novelty indication for the new SX4.
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However one feels french eclair and oyster blue are pretty neat too - The french eclair adding to the novelty indication for the new SX4.
The Oyster Blue is a bit washed out, doesn't look that great in the flesh (or is it steel :-).. A little darker electric blue would have done wonders... French Eclair looks very nice in flesh (steel) but I wanted a light colour so...
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Mr Waiker, Viv and Abhi...,

Theres a new member in your VVT camp.
Its Nikhil_blr

I suppose he has booked the French Eclair
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Please share your experience on the accuracy, cost of mapmyindia maps.
ah well, the accuracy of your placement on maps is pretty accurate
the maps are fairly detailed too right down to narrow by-lanes

however, routing ( turn-by-turn directions) leaves a lot to be desired as it does not seem to find the most appropriate path most of the time....
anyway, if you are comfortable using paper maps, you'd be happy with mapmyindia as long as you use it like a paper map albeit one that shows your real time position on it (or at least verify the route it chooses for you before you start the trip)

Also, POI info is very rudimentary (esp. for Pune)

Yet, I wouldn't leave home without it esp. a) since I am new to Pune...b) if i am going out of town
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