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Old 22nd March 2005, 17:54   #31
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Great start to the Forum Rishi!

And your post had more importance to me as I am planning a similar trip soon. The information you have provided will be a big help!

Any photographs taken enroute?
No RTech, I missed on the photos this time but next time you can be sure of them.
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Old 22nd March 2005, 18:22   #32
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I did not feel any difference in acceleration with and without load (while coming back I had much less load), yes overall I feel I got slightly better FE while coming back.

hey rishi,
in a light car like the zen,actually having some load on the rear actually helps the handling.so the sacks of sand really helped me.
as without anyone in the rear and when you try and take tight corners at higher speeds the zen does tend to roll and bounce a lot.so it becomes really difficult when you are alone.
and with the FE that the suzuki's give,it doesnt matter if its loaded.
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Old 22nd March 2005, 19:18   #33
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well well well

rishi aawesome write up to start off with

why do you take poor kids for drives like these...

and where are the PICS....

also the trip to delhi and back should answer questions people have in the thread if Fiat cars are overrated....

and N_C satya is far more crazier than what anyone thinks he just looks normal

also i think all the weight is what just made your car more sturdy....
i just been to Goa

we did 611 k's in about 9 1/2 hours including breaks

but overall your trip sounds really awesome ...

cya round
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Old 23rd March 2005, 13:55   #34
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Sorry for the pics! I shall remember it next time, i carried a vid cam and digi cam but somehow I was enjoying the drive so much that I forgot to click!

Kids actually like it! But nevertheless, from next time their drive would be limited to max 6 hours in one stretch.

By the way dont forget to send me details of your Goa trip (including whereall to go and where to stay etc) as I might plan it on some long weekend.

I have no comments for "Fiat are overrated" thread, I feel it is criminal to compare Petra to Accent!
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and N_C satya is far more crazier than what anyone thinks he just looks normal
yeah maan i know - never knew that normal looks hide a crazy fellow !!

and rishi - you are one hell of a dude - a petra and a 1.6 gtx !!

2 of the best cars ......amazing !!

and cream - yeah ....come on fiat .....lets show these koreans and japs how it is really to be done !

cheers

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HEy Rishi....
Great write up dude! and great car to drive in! I have a Palio S10. Wonder if that guy who is so jealous of us fiat car owners that he coined the term PPS has read this! You said it dude! it's criminal comparing the Petra to Accent. It's like comparing a Sukhoi to a bullock cart! LOL
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. Wonder if that guy who is so jealous of us fiat car owners that he coined the term PPS has read this!


hey amit,


i am also jealous of your S10.
but who said this PPS thing???????
BTW whats PPS????????
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PPS - Paape ki Papi Sexy , dhakan !!!
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PPS - Paape ki Papi Sexy , dhakan !!!

bole toh??????????
PPS????
plss explain
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BTW whats PPS????????
Palio Petra Syndrome.
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Wow, 15 hrs non stop is a lot. Even if you consider the time during your stops, it's till 12.5 hrs. The longest i've driven with out stopping is 11 hrs and it wasn't a pleasent experience.

I don't preffer driving for more than 7-8 hrs, unless it's really necessary.

To me, short and fast is safer than long and slow. Never let that element of fatigue get you.

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Wow, 15 hrs non stop is a lot. Even if you consider the time during your stops, it's till 12.5 hrs. The longest i've driven with out stopping is 11 hrs and it wasn't a pleasent experience.

I don't preffer driving for more than 7-8 hrs, unless it's really necessary.

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hehe ,
teh actual drive starts only after dharwad.so its only 6-7 hours of real driving.actually the mumbai dharwad drive is justa formality to be completed,but you cannot help it when you stay in mumbai.

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To me, short and fast is safer than long and slow. Never let that element of fatigue get you

Shan2nu

yeah you are right ,fatigue does make a lot of differnce to your driving.as the last 100kms from coondapur to mangalore was done keeping a max of 80-100kph.and i was finding it reaaly diffcult to drive.so,inorder to reach faster one tends to take more risk.


but i do feel that ,this would not have been the case had i started at 3am from mumbai instead of 345am.this 45minutes would have saved me about more than one hour ,whicj means i would have reached coondapur by 330pm instead of the 430 rush hour .


but the very sight of the Hubli bypass,the ankola road and the NH17 just makes the fatigue disappear at the speed of light.


and you are one lucky dawg.

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but the very sight of the Hubli bypass,the ankola road and the NH17 just makes the fatigue disappear at the speed of light.


and you are one lucky dawg.
You can say that again!!

It's really good to have these roads so close to home. the NH 17 is just 135kms from my place, which happens to be slightly longer than going from one end of Bbay to another, LOL. Only diff is, i'll be driving on the Karwar/Ankola road for those 135kms. Hehe

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Great write-up Rishi!

Were you able to get the tubeless puncture repaired en-route? or, changed to a different tyre.

Petra is an excellent car. If only it would look different from a palio.
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Actually I learnt a costly lesson; Air-Dam (strip beneath bumper in NV models) decreases FE in 1.6 models as against 1.2 models where it helps gain mileage. This is based on my personal observation my car gave me FE of 12.5 so I took of Air-Dam (fitted additionally not supplied with car, as I thought it may help in better mileage in Petra also) and I got an FE of 15 on same driving for next 200 KMs!
Good writeup. Somehow this airdam logic, I am not able to understand. They are both identical bodies with the same ride height and bumper shape. Why shuold it help one and hurt another? Anybody else with me here?
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