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Old 8th February 2010, 18:52   #16
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Engine sound comes into cabin and I think that is by design. It is most beautiful feature in the car. You will love the sound. From outside first I felt that it is diesel car but I was wrong. Petrol was louder with amazing engine sound. You will love to floor the pedal for this sound. Exhaust note is simple beautiful.

I could not experience road noise as the road was bad and drive was short.

No sign of vibration at all. Car was very smooth.
I've heard people calling it as noisy in the Fabia. There was also a discussion on how a 3-Cyl engine is less refined than a 4-Cyl.

Anyways, thanks for sharing the report. Great scoop!
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Here are some Pics. More to come
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Congratulation Sushant for being the first Test Driver of Team BHP. I saw this thread in Indian Car Scene Section and when I saw the heading of it in this section I thought it was someone else (Read GTO)
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More pics of interior...
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Compared to Indica Vista...
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What other engine options were mentioned?
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i scrolled through the images at post number 18 many times. Once this car looks good again i scroll and it looks boring. any one having similar thought!

Is VW badge playing a trick here? is car looking good because of VW badge.
I am trying to imagine this with a TATA,Suzuki or Hyundai badge!

Dickey opener is cool! Hope road side monogram stealers wont try to steal it and damaging the setup!

But steering isnt impressive. looks like Tata 207 steering :(

Nice huge boot. over all looks good!

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What's the on road price?
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Talking Test drive on NDTV Profit

i saw the TD of this car on The Car and Bike show on NDTV Profit yesterday. Here is what he said:
- Amazing drivability
- Really good handling
- didnt really speak about the space and all
- Best quality plastics in its segment(guessing it is in the Swift/Punto segment)
- Didnt mention much about the engine sound
- Overall they say its a killer car if priced right(and by right he means the Punto range and not the JAZZ range

Personally i cant wait for the 1.6 to come. After these initial reviews i think my decision to wait for Polo was worth it...though i still think Ford could have bettered it if they had the 1.6 duratec version of the Figo...THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING
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Engine note may be sweet but for a family car, high engine sound isnít good IMO. Engine sound is irritating unless you are an enthusiast! Again for enthusiast 1.2L 3 pot engine would be underpowered.
+1.
I think families / kids will find excessive engine noise irritating.
But, i think even the Euro-spec Polo has louder-than-normal noise. There are some Youtube videos of Polo that highlight this noise as sweeettt..!

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... it looks boring.
I think it looks a decent family car. It will never age.
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i scrolled through the images at post number 18 many times. Once this car looks good again i scroll and it looks boring. any one having similar thought!

Is VW badge playing a trick here? is car looking good because of VW badge.
I am trying to imagine this with a TATA,Suzuki or Hyundai badge!
+1 to what you felt.
This car lacks the Character. It will not catch anyones attention when you drive it around.

I at least hope the performance and the engine options are good!
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funny gear placement. Something that may happen initially- people waiting at a red light engaging "R" instead of "1" after the light turns green.
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Short and nice reveiw, also great pics to back it.
Normally people buying petrol cars because they are silent in my opnion, any way I am waiting for test drive for myself before taking any decision.
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funny gear placement. Something that may happen initially- people waiting at a red light engaging "R" instead of "1" after the light turns green.
For engaging reverse you need to push down Gear Knob and then slot like first gear. There are no chances that you will engage reverse by accident.
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