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Old 12th July 2020, 17:30   #3001
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Minor correction, the Zest 1.2 Revotron 4-Cylinder is based on the Indica Xeta 4-Cylinder engine, whereas the Altroz has the 1.2 engine which a reworked engine of the Tiago/Tigor, developed for Nexon (and Altroz).
You sure that Revotron in Zest is not a completely new engine because at the time of launch of Zest, it was being marketed as a brand new Petrol engine developed by Tata.
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Old 14th July 2020, 18:30   #3002
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You sure that Revotron in Zest is not a completely new engine because at the time of launch of Zest, it was being marketed as a brand new Petrol engine developed by Tata.
It is a new but a reworked one from the Xeta engine, and not a completely ground up developed one.
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A sad ending with our Zest - a perfect family car.
The car got completely submerged in water when our basement parking was flooded by the Amphan super-cyclone. It took two days to drain the water out of the basement.
Post a detailed inspection by the Tata service executives and the Insurance Agency, the car was declared as a total loss! A great vehicle gone in just 4 years.
A parting shot.


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A sad ending with our Zest - a perfect family car.
The car got completely submerged in water when our basement parking was flooded by the Amphan super-cyclone. It took two days to drain the water out of the basement.
Post a detailed inspection by the Tata service executives and the Insurance Agency, the car was declared as a total loss! A great vehicle gone in just 4 years.
A parting shot.

That's really sad. Hope you had "return to invoice" add on in your car insurance, otherwise it'll be big financial loss as well. Or natural disasters are not covered!?

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I think the return to invoice option can be availed only for the first 3 years for a new car, in which case it would not be applicable here.

Sorry for your loss brother. It would be a painful sight. I hope you'll do some permanent fixes to see if such flooding can be avoided in future and I hope your parking spot sees something wonderful very soon.


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That's really sad. Hope you had "return to invoice" add on in your car insurance, otherwise it'll be big financial loss as well. Or natural disasters are not covered!?
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I think the return to invoice option can be availed only for the first 3 years for a new car, in which case it would not be applicable here.
I got return to invoice for my 2014 Zest so it can be availed, you just have to find an insurer who is offering it.
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Old 19th July 2020, 20:05   #3007
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Finally, my Zest gave an issue. Rear left power window got stuck halfway. I went to a garage to fix the issue. They said the power window motor was gone. I got the glass to be raised for a temporary fix.

While at it, I asked them to check brake pads as I noticed a slight sound when the wheel is turned left. On inspection, it was noticed that the brake pads were almost worn out. Even as I was confident they would last the 500 km return journey to home, I didn't take chance and had them changed. The mechanic was flabbergasted when I said these were OEM fitment and this was the first time they were being changed. Till then my car did 1,12,000 km in 5 years and 9 months.
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Guys, how much should be an asking price of Nov 2014 Zest XT (P) which had run only 10.5K kms?
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Old 13th October 2020, 17:25   #3009
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My Zest is due for service by this month end. Although I do not have any issues with the Tata ASS, but wanted to try out some reliable FNG this time, mainly for the cost differential. The car is almost 6 years now and 86K on the odo.

Any pointers to a reliable FNG in Gurgaon would be appreciated. TIA
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Guys, how much should be an asking price of Nov 2014 Zest XT (P) which had run only 10.5K kms?
I think anywhere between 3.5L to 4L would be a fair price depending on the condition.
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Old 28th October 2020, 20:01   #3011
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Happy to share today My Zest QJD clocked 151000. Its been 5 years and 1 month. Doing very good. Except fuel pump failure no major complaint with the car. Tata motors service is every time a hit or miss but in my case it is almost bulls eye.
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Facing an issue again.. After starting the car, Check Engine light does not go off 50% of the times.

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This issue started last year and during annual service, I told this to the TASS and he said no issue came up during diagnostic. I occasionally drive my car but now, the issue is more frequent. Honestly, I don't have much confidence in TASS so was thinking to get it checked somewhere else. Any suggestion where should I get it done?

This year's service is due anyways. Howz GoMechanic's services?

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I am getting my father's Tata Zest XMA's tyres replaced tomorrow. I want to upgrade to Yokohama Earth 1 as I use them on my Fiesta in Bangalore and am quite happy but my father's Zest is run in UP and with pathetic roads all around, not sure if Yoko's sidewalls are strong enough to withstand such abuse. So which other tyre can I consider that is as good as the Yoko and have stronger sidewalls?
Also, how about upsizing to 195 section? Error in odo is one thing and yes I know of all the pros of upsizing, but not sure about cons in terms of side effects. I once upsized my Swift's 165 section crappy tyres to 195 section Yoko A drives and it was great, no problem at all and Earth 1's sidewalls are stronger than A drive's, still, Tata cars aren't supposed to be as mod friendly as a Swift, and I don't want to risk my father's ride.
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I am getting my father's Tata Zest XMA's tyres replaced tomorrow. I want to upgrade to Yokohama Earth 1 as I use them on my Fiesta in Bangalore and am quite happy but my father's Zest is run in UP and with pathetic roads all around, not sure if Yoko's sidewalls are strong enough to withstand such abuse. So which other tyre can I consider that is as good as the Yoko and have stronger sidewalls?
Also, how about upsizing to 195 section? Error in odo is one thing and yes I know of all the pros of upsizing, but not sure about cons in terms of side effects.
I purchased Zest's 15" rims and installed them on my Vista (which had 14" OEMs in 175/65R14 spec). Pune & surrounding roads are also terrible. I used Continental CC5 tyres 185 patch on these rims. Found them to be a good balance of durability, comfort & grip (especially wet grip).

The 185 patch IMO is sufficient for Zest. Unless you feel there is a severe shortage of road grip - it may not be necessary for an upgrade to 195. There will be a marginal error in the speedo but might need your father to recalibrate his judgement of braking based on tyre weight / grip difference etc.
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Facing an issue again.. After starting the car, Check Engine light does not go off 50% of the times.

This issue started last year and during annual service, I told this to the TASS and he said no issue came up during diagnostic. I occasionally drive my car but now, the issue is more frequent. Honestly, I don't have much confidence in TASS so was thinking to get it checked somewhere else. Any suggestion where should I get it done?

This year's service is due anyways. Howz GoMechanic's services?
It's one of the ignition coils that has probably burnt out. Nothing much to worry about. The car does fine even without one of them. Have the issue on the Vista.
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