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|12th May 2009, 19:41||#31|
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Infact there are very few people who I've met who have enjoyed driving the Accent. The 1.6 engine was bloody good and the one I had, after almost a lakh kms in 4 years, still pulled bloody well. But the one thing I loved about the Accent was the handling. To be honest, it's quite average, if not lower than average, but that's what makes it insane fun ! Cos when you push the car beyond it's limits it just slides all over place unlike most other FWD cars.
Though the three cars I had listed were with regards to being pure fun-to-drive cars.
I think for the perfect driver's car I'd say:
1. Ford Fiesta
2. Maruti SX4
3. Ford Ikon (ROCAM)
5. Type II VTEC (Though the handling wasn't really something to crave for)
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|12th May 2009, 23:37||#33|
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I have a bad memory with the price of cars in those times! But the OHC Vtec is still my favourite. The GTX & the 1.6 Rocam were 2nd & 3rd best. No other cars have been so much fun to drive till date!
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|13th May 2009, 00:18||#34|
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With my limited driving experience, my choice is as follows:
- Ikon 1.6 - This was the ultimate drivers car. I have driven my friends OHC 1.5 quite a few times and it just didn't feel the same. The steering response, rugged suspension, and the engine. Heck just thinking about driving this car gets my adrenaline going.
- Lancer - It maybe slow, but its a lot of fun. Easy to mod too.
- Fiesta - It doesn't matter if it is a 1.6 or a 1.4. Both are fun in their own ways.
- Palio 1.6 - I love this car to drive, specially the well weighted steering. Only the turning radius and brakes are a bummer.
I haven't driven an MPFi Esteem or Zen so can't comment.
|13th May 2009, 12:48||#35|
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i10 1.2 ???
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|13th May 2009, 18:34||#40|
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4.Honda City Vtec-Old
10.Mahindra 500 Di
I am sure most of the members would want to brickbat me for having mentioned car number 10. However this is one ride that I have immensely enjoyed irrespective of the fact that it used to bobble all over the road and had a reputation for facing the other side of the home bound road when braked hard.Yet, the tappet noise on idling and the "let me loose" grumble is the things that turn me on immediately. So I presume it fits in 10.
|14th May 2009, 11:28||#43|
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when the driver is an owner, the delight factor changes a bit.
I usually get delighted when I drive my indica vista. The price I have paid and value I am getting out of it delights me most. In fact, all those VFM cars are drivers (=owners) delight.
|14th May 2009, 11:42||#44|
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|14th May 2009, 11:57||#45|
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the original 1.6 zxi Ikon launched in 1999-2000 was the best "seat of the pants" driver's car in India at the price, according to me. amazing beast it was, till they foolishly took pages out of maruti's book and "emasculated" its engine by introducing the 1.3 and flair and all that. but I suppose the market demands prompted these steps on Ford's part.
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