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Old 29th October 2010, 17:09   #31
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I like the car (err, Van!). I think it would do well in most markets. I am dying to see it in Mumbai.
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when ,am looking at the van,i just fall in love with it,
but the review by akhilesh51 really put me off. The NVH for starters and the most shocking was the absence of disc brakes. Heck, even the 800 comes with it, why not a 5 lakh car?
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Noise and harshness levels in this vehicle are uncomfortably high and would surely score down when compared to Omni, Eeco and Versa reminding you once again of its Tata Ace lineage. Vibrations can be observed on every panel and is unsettling for first-time rider. Tata should consider dampening this vehicle more.

High NVH levels of the vehicle pose a bigger question for the Venture.

I wonder if a petrol engine variant will be rolled out shortly ? Might improve the NVH, at least. And bring down the price further to give a tough competition to the petrol engined Omni and Eeco.

Some seasoned scoopsters could throw some light on this.
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I wonder if a petrol engine variant will be rolled out shortly ?
I do not see a chance for a petrol engine. This is not a life style vehicle. It will mainly be for people ferring 8 poeple at minimum or less cost. So deisel engine makes sense. Probably there won't be much demand for petrol engine.

Except for the lack of disc brakes this vehicle looks to be a stunner.
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petrol engine wont work out, if omni or eeco is with diesel engine, then 98% of sales will be of diesels, so its people mover, diesel is best and wise choice, No disc brake is not an minus for this segment, it may be added in future, but overall it looks new and refreshing and cheap to run. It will be best seller if priced correctly.
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It looks fantastic from the front! When are they launching this across the country?
With the diesel power it'll tough to overlook this one. Omni/Eeco got some serious competition now.
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is it FWD or RWD?
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The gearbox too has been tuned for bumper to bumper traffic with a very wide range.
the original TCIC gearbox (at least in my indica) had a yawning gap between 2nd and third where the 25ish Km/hr speeds would fall. was very annoying in city traffic. any improvment on that front ? Too lazy to loop up the ratios
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I do not see a chance for a petrol engine. This is not a life style vehicle. It will mainly be for people ferring 8 poeple at minimum or less cost. So deisel engine makes sense. Probably there won't be much demand for petrol engine.
Maybe an LPG version might have a chance, but Tata petrol engines are really flaky, and their parts are also pretty expensive ( xeta specific engine bits are actually more expensive than some of their diesel counterparts)

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Nice of Tata to bring some competition to the low-budget people mover category. Will Eeco probably have a diesel engine introduced to counter this?
Any pictures describing the space that is available for the passengers seated in the third row?

So is Venture officially the most unsafe car in India, considering the lack of disc brakes and the lack of engine bay as in Omni, add to it having more power to boot?
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I think there would be a decent demand for the Venture. A lot of people would be excited about the 5+ seating capacity this offers and hopefully at an affordable price. Just hope that the refinement levels appeal to the "Individuals". I am sure the "Taxi" segment would lap it up
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A 8 Seater with an A/C and a diesel too
Versa will soon be a history .

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Thanks for the review Akhilesh,

It will be good if you could brief about the sliding door, roof mounted A/C outlests on each seat. Especially all the middle and rear row seats are foldable or not.

We need to see a phont with rear seats folded with back door opened - To see the luggage space.

How about the leg room in middle row and Last row?

Wipers (both front & rear) worth mentioning. And the Air-Vent seen in the right side of the body needs to be explained.

Are there any vibration when engine is idle?

Like Omni, Venture is also comes with Drum, but they should provide Top end with Disc.
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Maruti Omni comes with front disc brakes plus booster assist since April 2005 BS 3 facelift.
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It will be good if you could brief about the sliding door, roof mounted A/C outlests on each seat. Especially all the middle and rear row seats are foldable or not.
I did miss sliding door in the review and I must say I like the way it works. Doors on the venture are quite chunky but sliding them is a breeze. Further, there is a safety lock once door is completely open to avoid accidental sliding which in my opinion is great for door of venture's size and weight.

Roof mounted AC vent with adequate power though cooling itself is not on par with its bigger siblings.

All rows of seating are foldable and removable for extra space. I must add that the whole operation of removing is quite easy and takes no time.

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We need to see a photo with rear seats folded with back door opened - To see the luggage space.
Let's see if I get a chance to visit dealership again and bring photos.

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How about the leg room in middle row and Last row?
There is more than adequate room in middle row and adequate room in last row. In fact, i felt room in last row was better than most MUV's in market and even Sumo Grande.

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Wipers (both front & rear) worth mentioning. And the Air-Vent seen in the right side of the body needs to be explained.
Front Wipers malfunctioned during my test drive. I still don't get why manufacturers can't stick with good old wiper system in cars and have opted for butterfly wipers instead. The quality of wipers is so-so.

Rear wipers are much better both operation wise and quality wise.

No idea about side air vent. Maybe additional air to engine compartment???

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Are there any vibration when engine is idle?
Idle vibration is present but acceptable.

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Like Omni, Venture is also comes with Drum, but they should provide Top end with Disc.
I too hope Tata looks into this.
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Venture with middle row and rear row folded:

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Why does TML design department have an obsession with chrome? Venture will look a lot better without those chrome stripes.
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