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Old 1st May 2010, 19:52   #61
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Missed this thread.Congratulations on the Purchase.
BTW ,Do You have Extended Warranty Purchased?
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Missed this thread.Congratulations on the Purchase.BTW ,Do You have Extended Warranty Purchased?
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Yes. I have it for 3rd and 4th year.
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Lovely alloys, trrk. Gel well with the overall stance of the car. The wheel caps make the tires look so puny, otherwise.
Great choice.
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Hi,

Long post.

The odometer read 1706km when I fitted the alloys.

On 01/05/2010 for the last tank full was at 4157km, all in a month and 9 days my Manza has crossed 4150+ kms. At the moment it completed a month, it had crossed 3850kms, the most any of my vehicle has covered in a month.

Between 20/04/2010 0700hrs and 24/04/2010 2300hrs, it covered 1661km (Alleppey -Tirunelveli - Tiruchi - Tahnajavur - Thirunallar - Thanjavur - Tiruchi - Karur - Coimbatore - Erode - Coimbatore - Alleppey) with ease and the comfort including the air conditioning was enjoyed to the fullest by my family.

With 5 people and their luggage, it insisted on touching many speedbreakers, though! My wife got down at one place where she felt pity on the car.

The soft suspension did have a little bobbing effect just on a couple of occasions. Not alarming or disconcerting.

The braking is fantastic.

Tirunelveli (via Tenkasi) - 315km 15.00kpl
Thanjavur (via Trichy) - 364km 15.68kpl

Usually I take a state highway route direct to Thanjavur without going to Trichy. This time tried the highway and what a drive it was.

The Tirunelveli Thirumangalam turnoff - 144km - was covered in 1hr 46 mts, averaging 81.5kph. The Tirumangalam turnoff to Trichy Thanjavur turnoff - 154km - was covered in 1hr 52mts averaging 82.50kph.

That is a 298km distance covered in a running time of 218mts (3hr 38mts), one of the fastest drives that I have had. My aim was to keep a constant 100kph. With a request from my wife to increase the speed, it took it upto 120kph briefly and came back to 100kph.

The display showed 16.3kpl at the start and ended up with a 16.9kpl with a maximum of 17.2kpl. The tank full method was at 15.68kpl.

Thanjavur (after Thirunallar trip) - 228km 15.28kpl

I do not have any complaints about the handling part ( in relation to the soft suspension - the front is firmer ) and I enjoyed the drive from Thanjavur to Thirunallar ( a narrow curvy road - SH67 - passing through villages etc ). It was 113km in 2hr 9mts with an average speed of 52.6 kph with five of us in the car. This was between 05.08am and 07.17am and non stop.

The return journey was 114km and took 2hr and 32 mts between 08.54am and 12.35pm. The average speed was 45.6 kph.

The onwards journey showed a 17.5kpl at the start and at the end in the car's display. The down journey started off at 17.5 and ended with a 16.3kpl figure. The tank full method yielded 15.28kpl.

Coimbatore (via Karur) - 279km 14.18kpl

Just to brake the monotony:

Toilet stop:
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3839km - about 5okm short of Coimabtore

Coimbatore (after Erode trip) - 227km 14.66kpl
Alleppey - 300km 15.69kpl

Interestingly the fastest section and the slow NH47 trip yielded the maximum mileage.

The tank full after the end of the journey saw some additional local running and so 1713km were covered with 113.42L diesel giving 15.1 kpl.

I did not have any panic braking situation in the entire journey.

Driver's side door mirror:
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Extreme right position
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Extreme left position

Outside Kairali Ford:
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Taken from inside the Figo:
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Again I have completed a long distance journey without using the horn.

@Utopian:

Thanks.

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Hi,

At 4247km:

Wiped:
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The level:
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Something to check:
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Opening the bonnet after a long time.

Posted oil levels of my Figo in its thread. Looks darker.
Going to clean and observe. The level looks fine as of now.

A 600+km trip coming up.

Should go for its 2nd service (5000km / 6 months) before it completes 2 months.
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Hi,

Strange! I am replying to my own post.

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Something to check:
Opening the bonnet after a long time.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...-image_050.jpg

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I cleaned it myself.

Let us see how it goes from now on. Level is fine.
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Again I have completed a long distance journey without using the horn.
I too used to try this, but something get on my nerves and i cant resist. My horn is my anger-venting machine. And dont u find the obtained FE a bit less- as 100 kmph was your top speed most of the times?
I believe diesel engines wont give significant FE changes with load(oldschool theory, but dont know about CRDi tech)

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Hi,

I cleaned it myself.

Let us see how it goes from now on. Level is fine.
Funny. I also noticed the same break oil leak in PDI. While taking delivery it was confirmed that issue is fixed.

Next day I saw same leakage and called up dealership. Very politely the person online asked to bring gaddi in service center. Service center took 5 hours and gave me back cleaned vehicle.

I checked after a week. Oil leak is still there exactly as shown in photo.

Oil level was unchanged, I have decided to not to visit again shop floor. Will take it up during first servicing.

My friends Manza also has same leakage.

Cheers/
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I too used to try this, but something get on my nerves and i cant resist. My horn is my anger-venting machine.
It takes a determined mind to adjust to the 'no horn' method. If you are using the horn as a vent for your anger, it will be difficult for you.

'No horn' entails a lot of defensive ways of driving and so you would need patience and concentration. Then you will have to resist all the instruction from your passenger 'drivers'!

Try it again, it should help you with your anger management.

Funnily, after the 1600+ trip, finally I have to use the horn to get my watchman to open my gates!

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And dont u find the obtained FE a bit less- as 100 kmph was your top speed most of the times?
I have given here what I got. It definitely looks less from the figures quoted elsewhere for long distances. They say they average 120 (in different cars) and still gives excellent mileage. I definitely don't know how they do that.

This was my first outing and so I don't have a comparison to make.

I have a long distance drive coming up. We will be two of us and let us see what I manage this time. It may not be a fantastic mileage either.

The speeds inside Kerala is a maximum of 70kph and I stick to that maximum limit.

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I believe diesel engines wont give significant FE changes with load(oldschool theory, but dont know about CRDi tech)
I am not a technical person, so cannot comment on it.

But should not there be differences with load etc?

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'No horn' entails a lot of defensive ways of driving and so you would need patience and concentration. Then you will have to resist all the instruction from your passenger 'drivers'!
Reminds me when i drive with my dad in the passenger seat!

BTW, how do you deal with mad people honking pointlessly from the rear?
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....Should go for its 2nd service (5000km / 6 months) before it completes 2 months.
You are making GOOD use of Manza's diesel heart..Congrats!!
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Congrats. I know you will be getting one more TATA from its stable

So, hows your Marina? Resting? I am sure its going to be almost half a lac KMs on ODO of your Manza by an year. Good luck.
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BTW, how do you deal with mad people honking pointlessly from the rear?
If it is in a block, I ignore them. If on road, I see that he goes in front. But relative to number of cars, honking is less.

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You are making GOOD use of Manza's diesel heart..Congrats!!
It should see some more running during the vacation. Once school starts, it should settle with the 62kms a day school run.

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Congrats. I know you will be getting one more TATA from its stable
I am sure you wanted to write 'knew'! Why not, they make value for money cars and more car per car. The Manza is worth it.

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So, hows your Marina? Resting? I am sure its going to be almost half a lac KMs on ODO of your Manza by an year. Good luck.
It is used when my driver has to do errands especially in town. And it will have its use when things have to be moved.

The present rate may not continue later. Usually the distance is shared so as to use the vehicles decently. So the two schol trips would be done by the Manza and the Figo. That way 31 kms is assured for each vehicle per day. Apart from tution runs.

Now with entrance coaching, that is another 62kms every Sunday.

On the whole I won't be changing oils without using them. That gives me a lot pleasure!
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I checked after a week. Oil leak is still there exactly as shown in photo.
After about 750kms, it has not started again. It would be going for its 2nd service (5000km) next week.

Will ask them to check.
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Hi,

Between 7th and 8th of May, the Manza did a 710km trip.

Alleppey - Kollam - Poovar - Nagercoil - Cape Comorin - Nagercoil - Valliyoor - Samugarengapuram (my native village) - Nagercoil - Samugarengapuram - Nagercoil - Poovar - Kollam - Alleppey.

It started off at 4315km and eneded up at 5025. Due to my own laziness and procastination, I ended up filling up the tank only at the start of Trivandrum byepass while returning at 4866km with a run of 551km. Then I refilled it again at Alleppey at 5025km, another 159km.

That 551kms had a running time of 901 minutes which gives an average speed of 36.33kph and the mileage got was 16.14kpl whereas the guage showed 16.3kpl.

The 159km was covered in 201 minutes at 47.46kph resulting in a 19.59kpl figure with the display at 21.2kpl.

This was the maximum recorded in this trip:
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Just goes on to show what is possible under good conditions.

The final 16.3 for the first leg was since 4746km and stayed on like that (after one dip to 16.1kpl) until 4866km when we refuelled.

From 0 at 4866 (after refuelling) it was 18.8 at 4902km, 19.6 at 4942 and ended up with 21.2 (5025km) at home.

Images taken at Cape Comorin sunset point:
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At our village:
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A little offroad to get to my friend's plot
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At Valliyoor town
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On the way to our village:
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That gadget is a camera which records the journey. Nothing fancy. But it is about 1GB for 20 minutes.

The sunset:
Tata Indigo Manza Quadrajet Aura Plus - Monarch Red-image_077.jpg

The sun rise from my hotel room in Nagercoil:
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The car performed flawlessly. The maximum speed inside Kerala was 70 and in Tamil Nadu 80kph while I was driving. About 90kms were driven by my friend who was driving it for the first time and was very impressed. One question he had was - how do you manage to hold it to the speeds you do?
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