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Old 17th November 2019, 13:19   #691
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...(an extended Hatchback) and it turns to 'Tribe Mode'( as the Renault people call it)...
Have to say, Renault have got the name and PR nailed down fantastically.

A neighbour exchanged a hatchback for one recently, because his kids are now teens and they need more space as a family. His comment literally was 'my tribe has grown'.
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Old 17th November 2019, 18:54   #692
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There are videos coming up on you tube where people are driving the fully loaded Triber with 7 - 8 folks on ghat sections of the road. Apparently the engine is not as bad as it is being made out to be. Yes you will need the first gear on some places but that is true for any other car. I think its commendable for the car to be able to haul that load with AC on, on those inclines. Such drives are anyways going to be occasional.
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Have to say, Renault have got the name and PR nailed down fantastically.

A neighbour exchanged a hatchback for one recently, because his kids are now teens and they need more space as a family. His comment literally was 'my tribe has grown'.
Indeed sir, the name of the car was the first thing which grabbed my attention and the Initial brochure handed out to me had all those camping gear photographs, surf board and ability to seat 7, which floored me. Stunning marketing done by Renault.

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... the engine is not as bad as it is being made out to be. Yes you will need the first gear on some places but that is true for any other car. I think its commendable for the car to be able to haul that load with AC on, on those inclines. Such drives are anyways going to be occasional.
You are absolutely right.

Indeed the engine has sufficient power and while driving on normal roads with full load and AC on, I personally did not feel that the engine was suffocating. Maybe my driving style is different and I hate flooring the accelerator pedal to speed up the car. It's a family car meant to be a stylish people mover and definitely not meant for NFS thrill. It gets the job done with all safety included.

Further, I should add here that I was feeling some issues with the left side front suspension. There was a clunk sound whenever the car had 3 or more people and went over a pothole. I remember that during one ride from Mumbai to Mahad, I ran over a pothole in high speed as it was not visible during night. Since then the clunk sound was there. I was apprehensive.

The car underwent the first free service 2-3 weeks back and I told the Service Centre guys to check the issue. They rectified it and told me that it was just some loose nuts. The car is running absolutely fine now.
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Old 18th November 2019, 21:40   #694
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Got the car today. It is the top end with 14 inch tyres. It had 8 kms on the odo. Few initial observations that may not have all been mentioned here a lot before.
  1. Car doors don't unlock after you shut down the engine. You need to press the central locking button on the dash. I have to test this a few times to see why this is the case.
  2. The tail door opens high enough and 6 footers won't bump into it, accidentally. The boot is a good place to be seated while outdoor/camping.
  3. The distance to empty is slow to catch up to the actual running conditions. It was showing 150 kms as DTE, on a full tank. I drove 7kms after filling the tank up. Prior to that, the mileage was showing as 3 kmpl for the first 8 kms that was driven before we got the car.
  4. The Renault app lists a seat cover for this model (4 airbags). I won't be putting it but saw a query earlier on this thread.
  5. No crevice to place the toolkit. Flops around in the boot.
  6. Decent music system. We listen to whatever is the top playlist on Amazon at low volume. Does the job very well.
  7. It skipped my mind that the car has under seat storage. Need to check it out when i go down to the car next. So many features and knickknacks actually.
  8. Windshield wiper reservoir is placed below the wiper blades, almost into the dash. Space management I suppose. It isn't a problem I guess. I haven't used the wiper yet. Head Lights seem ok. Have to drive at night to comment on it.
  9. You can slide the back cover of the remote, and there is a key inside. You can use that to unlock the door in case you need it.
  10. The pickup is decent. No, really.
  11. Steering is super light. Joy in the city. I am keeping my fingers crossed for the highway. I hope it weighs down with speed.
  12. The proximity locking and unlocking is a bit of a irritant if you hang around near the car, like when talking to someone. No big deal. Positives outweigh the negatives by far.
  13. Unfortunately can't power the dash cam from the dash side charging point. That will be used by the phone to connect Android Auto.
  14. Tail bounces a bit when driving alone with no load in the back.
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Got the car today. It is the top end with 14 inch tyres. It had 8 kms on the odo. Few initial observations that may not have all been mentioned here a lot before.
Congrats on the Blue Triber! It looks great! It was mentioned in ACI that Renault has silently introduced 15" wheels for the Triber RXZ. Kindly enquire with your dealer.

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...tandard-414800

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Congrats on the Blue Triber! It looks great! It was mentioned in ACI that Renault has silently introduced 15" wheels for the Triber RXZ.
Thank you. I am aware of the 15 inch tyres. They haven't even sent a demo vehicle as of today, with the bigger tyres. Customer delivery could be a month from today. I am not planning to change the tyre now as it will be too expensive.

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Wouldn't it be just 4 thousand extra for the new 15 inchers? I mean if you are not upgrading to the alloys. I am talking about the 15 inches flex type wheels?
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Wouldn't it be just 4 thousand extra for the new 15 inchers? I mean if you are not upgrading to the alloys. I am talking about the 15 inches flex type wheels?
Dealership doesn't have them. I need to get them outside. I need to change to alloys and exchange the tyres. Seems like a venture that would cost me 20-30k atleast.

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Wouldn't it be just 4 thousand extra for the new 15 inchers? I mean if you are not upgrading to the alloys. I am talking about the 15 inches flex type wheels?
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Dealership doesn't have them. I need to get them outside. I need to change to alloys and exchange the tyres. Seems like a venture that would cost me 20-30k atleast
Renault people are a bit confused about how to tackle this issue. I also heard that just by paying 2-3K extra 15 in her can be added. I talked to Renault Customer Care, who asked me to talk to service centre who again re-directed me to my dealership.

I am trying to follow up. But I still feel as to why they will accept the old 14 inch wheels and give 15 inch wheels to their customer just for this small amount.

But if they really do then Renault will set up a precedent.
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The dealership won't do the upgrade for Rs. 4250. They clearly told me. I need to pay about 6k for the tyre exchange. And then another 20-30k for whatever alloys I want to purchase. Didnt make sense to spend in the region of 30k for a tyre upgrade.

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I am trying to follow up. But I still feel as to why they will accept the old 14 inch wheels and give 15 inch wheels to their customer just for this small amount.

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Wouldn't it be just 4 thousand extra for the new 15 inchers? I mean if you are not upgrading to the alloys. I am talking about the 15 inches flex type wheels?
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Dealership doesn't have them. I need to get them outside. I need to change to alloys and exchange the tyres. Seems like a venture that would cost me 20-30k atleast
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Renault people are a bit confused about how to tackle this issue. I also heard that just by paying 2-3K extra 15 in her can be added. I talked to Renault Customer Care, who asked me to talk to service centre who again re-directed me to my dealership.
I too have my Triber with 14 inch rims. When I inquired about the R15, the customer service representative told me to follow the dealership. The dealer said that they have not yet received any updates from Renault and will inform if they receive one. Also, he added that it will a loss if they exchange the used R14 rims and tyres with new R15 rims and tyres for Rs.4250.

Please update if someone gets them exchanged! I'll also stay in touch here!
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The dealership won't do the upgrade for 4250rs. They clearly told me. I need to pay about 6k for the tyre exchange. And then another 20-30k for whatever alloys I want to purchase. Dint make sense to spend in the region of 30k for a tyre upgrade.
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I too have my Triber with 14 inch rims. When I inquired about the R15, the customer service representative told me to follow the dealership. The dealer said that they have not yet received any updates from Renault and will inform if they receive one. Also, he added that it will a loss if they exchange the used R14 rims and tyres with new R15 rims and tyres for Rs.4250.

Please update if someone gets them exchanged! I'll also stay in touch here!
I have some bad news which seemed quite obvious to me. The dealership guy told me that the 14 inchers already delivered will not be replaced by 15 inch ones on payment of the difference.

He suggested me to upgrade the wheels only when these tyres wear out and then I can directly move to 15 inch alloys (if I want). Further it will affect the FE also. So, I DO NOT WANT. I AM HAPPY.

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In continuation.. I chose Blue!
My car has reached the dealership stockyard today. Attaching a few pics of my beauty I received from my sales advisor over WhatsApp today, proving that mine has the 15" wheels as standard from the factory.

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Renault Triber, the Kwid-based MPV. EDIT : Launched at Rs. 4.95 lakhs-img20191119wa0009.jpg

It's still dirty, but does not seems to have any major panel gap or paint related issues from the images. We'll be going to pick it up next week now.

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My car has reached the dealership stockyard today. Attaching a few pics of my beauty I received from my sales advisor over WhatsApp today, proving that mine has the 15" wheels as standard from the factory.
Congratulations !! looking forward for your ownership review
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When are we getting team bhp review on triber. Always i see the most vfm offering review looks like always get delayed review. Is there any kind of bias only towards particular manufacturer or segment?
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