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Old 24th May 2010, 19:56   #16
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Congrats on the car! Does driving over curvy stretches or generally in traffic make you sea-sick? I'm not a Vista owner, but have not heard too much bad said about the car. All the best and write more of your mini-travelogues

Thanks Velu. I'm posting the travelogue in the Travelogue section under the heading 'Konkan in May'. Maybe you'll find that more interesting. I'm sorry if this is sounding too much like a travelogue. I promise i'll get up to speed with you guys in a few months on the technical stuff. Just give me some time.
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Old 24th May 2010, 20:03   #17
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Congrats on your new car.

I understand the price you have mentioned is including discount.Can you specify what all discounts you got?
Sorry Rishab. Can't recall the split up, but i do remember the price included a 'corporate discount' of about 5 K, a dealer discount of 5K, free insurance, free mats, teflon coating and sun film. Was that a good deal in Mumbai ?- i'd rather not think about it...too late anyway. I'm happy with the car...that's all that matters in the end, i suppose.
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Old 24th May 2010, 20:46   #18
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I convinced earler somebody in my family to get the ltd Edn Vista QTD. Its awesome car and driving it was the main reason I switched to diesels. Not sure of the ABS model, however the ltd edition remains my fav. amoung the vistas.

Congrats again on great car.
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Old 10th June 2010, 14:57   #19
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There is one major concern though - the body roll. Though there was no problem on the narrow ghat roads at @ 50 Kmph, cornering at higher speeds @ 70-80 even on the wide ghat roads of the Pune-Mumbai Expressway was terrifying. The car felt uncontrollable and looked like it would topple over. The car continues to move quite fast even after you ease off the pedal.I'm not an expert but not a newbie either, having driven various cars over the last 25 years. I've never felt so scared taking
a turn before. Could other Vista QJD owners share their experiences in this regard?
But on the whole, after more than 2000 km, the Indica Vista QJD ABS
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Welcome to the club, Sir. I have the same concern as your's. I think I am more confident taking M800 around corners than the QJD. This car is capable of doing decent speeds, but when it comes to taking corners, you will be forced to cut the momentum by a huge margin. But on highways and straight lines, it is a revelation.

OT : Is there anyway to improve this at affordable costs ?
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Welcome to the club, Sir. I have the same concern as your's. I think I am more confident taking M800 around corners than the QJD. This car is capable of doing decent speeds, but when it comes to taking corners, you will be forced to cut the momentum by a huge margin. But on highways and straight lines, it is a revelation.

OT : Is there anyway to improve this at affordable costs ?

Is this problem seen on straight higways when you try to swerve in and out of lanes during ovetaking?
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Old 11th June 2010, 19:27   #21
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Is this problem seen on straight higways when you try to swerve in and out of lanes during ovetaking?
No sir, not at all. The car is superb on highways. Swerving will not cause panic (however, there is body roll). I was talking about some spirited drive in ghat sections.

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Old 12th June 2010, 09:35   #22
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No sir, not at all. The car is superb on highways. Swerving will not cause panic (however, there is body roll). I was talking about some spirited drive in ghat sections.
Also, there is a nasty curve on the Mumbai-Pune road near Nerul (near London Pilsner - i think). I usually take the Palm Beach road. Was surprised by the curve when i took the old road recently. Very uncomfortable at higher speeds in an Indica Vista.
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3000 Km. @ 15 in city and 19 on the ghats ( 95% A/C)The car is still going great. No complaints. Got a nasty scratch on the front wheel arch while backing out of my congested parking slot. I love pillars. Not the first time i've kissed them. Been driving for 22 years now. Both my accidents were in the parking areas.Scraping against the pillars.
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Hi

I am also looking to buy Vista but ppl frightened me that Tata cars go bang after 3 yrs or so..Their build quality is too poor..

Reading ur review ..Im tempted to take vista...but I am getting only mudflaps + door mat + free insurance from dealer ?

Is that a gud deal for Terra ?
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I am also looking to buy Vista but ppl frightened me that Tata cars go bang after 3 yrs or so..Their build quality is too poor..

Reading ur review ..Im tempted to take vista...but I am getting only mudflaps + door mat + free insurance from dealer ?

Is that a gud deal for Terra ?
I think that's a good deal. I see no major problems with the build quality. The plastics are a bit cheap...but if you're the only one likely to drive the car and you're careful....i see no problems.

As you would see from my review, i went for the Vista Aura ABS as i felt it is the best value for money package. I still stand by my opinion on this. GO AHEAD AND BUY THE VISTA QJD.
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Is the diesel clatter at idle (while standing near the bonnet) more in Vista than in Swift?

If so, is there any way to reduce it by additional damping material under the bonnet? If such an approach is taken, will it have any negative side-effects?
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Is the diesel clatter at idle (while standing near the bonnet) more in Vista than in Swift?

If so, is there any way to reduce it by additional damping material under the bonnet? If such an approach is taken, will it have any negative side-effects?
I think the clatter in Swift is more as compared to Vista - however I cannot generalise since my view is restricted to only a couple of cars in my office.

How would you propose to fix the additional damping material ? From what I have seen under the hood (similar to my Indica) there seem to be fixed using clip-ons
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Congrats on your buy!!
you would enjoy every moment of your ownership with the vista it is value for money in true sense hats off to TATA for the vista!!

I have driven almost 15k kms in my vista and have been to konkan and back once. you pointed it out rightly when you said body roll. I feel body roll and a bit of under-steer combined makes it a bit cumbersome while driving on the ghats. My father felt sea-sick the whole way to ratnagiri and back during the tour in-spite of him sitting in the front passenger seat.

The strange creaking sound is evident in my vista too but only in the early morning when i start rolling the car out of my residential complex, after a couple of speed-bumps this sound vanishes.

cheers and enjoy the vista!!
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Is the diesel clatter at idle (while standing near the bonnet) more in Vista than in Swift?

If so, is there any way to reduce it by additional damping material under the bonnet? If such an approach is taken, will it have any negative side-effects?

The Vista has better damping for sure.
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hey mountain goat. Its been a long time, no update. How is the car doing now. How many kms have you covered now?
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