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Old 2nd November 2021, 16:44   #196
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Re: Tata Altroz 1.5L Diesel : Official Review

Got a call from Lakshmi Tata, Chennai that Tata motors have authorized Stabilizer link replacement for almost all models of Tata - Nexon, Altroz, Tiago.

I asked them for a email or notification from Tata, but they are not saying or giving anything clearly.

I ignored them twice but they are repeatedly calling and asking me to get it fixed.

Does anyone got similar request?
Can I go ahead with Stabilizer link replacement. Hope it is not something major

Please help with your thoughts.
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Nice pics!!

Midtown Grey is the classiest of all shades in altroz. I liked it too, but I wanted something bright and strong (I lust over flash red Polo and Montecarlo red Rapid ) & already have a Grey celerio.
I test drove the altroz xz+ trim . Liked the punch however had two issues. One is noise inside the cabin and the second one is related to the dealer. I had asked for diesel version however the sales ex brought a petrol when I drove I understood it's petrol but the ex was explaining the diesel then I had to open the bonnet to prove its petrol then he got me a diesel for drive

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Got a call from Lakshmi Tata, Chennai that Tata motors have authorized Stabilizer link replacement for almost all models of Tata - Nexon, Altroz, Tiago.

I asked them for a email or notification from Tata, but they are not saying or giving anything clearly.

I ignored them twice but they are repeatedly calling and asking me to get it fixed.

Does anyone got similar request?
Can I go ahead with Stabilizer link replacement. Hope it is not something major

Please help with your thoughts.
Such replacements will be free of cost; if so, why not replace? Dealers will not share the mails from OEMs, it's a part of the protocol.
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Re: Tata Altroz 1.5L Diesel : Official Review

One week since Altroz came home


Odo : 823 km

Totally loving the little car.

Fuel efficiency update :

Overall fuel efficiency so far(tankfull to tankfull): 19.829 kmpl

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The disparity between MID and actual figure, repeats again. The actual actual efficiency is a good 2-3 kmpl more. I like this too

Last tankful was excellent. 21.55 kmpl , 50:40:10 - Highways : Rural : City.

Tata Altroz 1.5L Diesel : Official Review-screenshot_20211103152528_fuelio.jpg

The MID showed almost 3 kmpl less.
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I enjoyed having the cruise control set at 120 kmph and did push the car nicely on the highways. Altroz diesel is more fuel efficient than I expected. All this even before hitting 4 digits on the odo.

A few pics to conclude this post

With another favorite hatchback of mine - The timeless, handsome Polo

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And some from the forest area isolated roads

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With the old gen gorgeous Baleno

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Yet to take the Altroz on a long drive. Planning a vailankanni trip on Friday. The car would complete 1200 km after the trip. It irritates me to get appointment at the Tata service center for the 1st free service, which is nothing but a check up.

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First long distance trip in Altroz: Trichy - Vailankanni - Trichy

The route from trichy to Vailankanni after Tanjore, through Needamangalam - Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam was a torture. Filled with mega size potholes and undulations everywhere. Was a test to my patience, eye sight and Altroz's suspension.

Altroz definitely has a stiff suspension, specially coming from experience with ultra comfortable cars, ciaz and Storme. I had to tread around very carefully. Stiff suspension has its plus point too, the car did not bottom out even on large bumps even with 4 on board.

Return leg of the journey was a bliss. Took the alternate route - Vailanganni - Thirthuraipoondi - Mannargudi - Tanjore- Trichy.

Absolutely smooth roads except for a 10 km average patch. Full of nice curves which I enjoyed pushing the altroz around.

Stock Goodyear assurance tyres are a bit noisy on the highways. Cant wait to complete 45k km and replace the stock with Michelin 195/65 R16. One major irritant is the high-speed chime. With family, I don't switch on the ICE and hence it was nicely noticeable. Perhaps the first time I have kept the car within the 120 kmph on the highways. On the long scheme of things, I think that's a necessary feature.

Altroz rides superbly at highway speeds. Excellent suspension maturity and stays the line you want to, even around steeper curves at speeds.

Trip average fuel efficiency (actual tankfull method) was 19.5 kmpl. It was great considering the first leg of journey that averaged 30 kmph with so many stops and gear changes.

10 days up and this fancy odo 1234 km

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And today the car has been given for first free service, which is nothing but a check up and fluids top up if needed.

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Re: Tata Altroz 1.5L Diesel : Official Review

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First long distance trip in Altroz: Trichy - Vailankanni - Trichy

The route from trichy to Vailankanni after Tanjore, through Needamangalam - Thiruvarur and Nagapattinam was a torture. Filled with mega size potholes and undulations everywhere. Was a test to my patience, eye sight and Altroz's suspension.

Altroz definitely has a stiff suspension, specially coming from experience with ultra comfortable cars, ciaz and Storme. I had to tread around very carefully. Stiff suspension has its plus point too, the car did not bottom out even on large bumps even with 4 on board.

Return leg of the journey was a bliss. Took the alternate route - Vailanganni - Thirthuraipoondi - Mannargudi - Tanjore- Trichy.

Absolutely smooth roads except for a 10 km average patch. Full of nice curves which I enjoyed pushing the altroz around.

Stock Goodyear assurance tyres are a bit noisy on the highways. Cant wait to complete 45k km and replace the stock with Michelin 195/65 R16. One major irritant is the high-speed chime. With family, I don't switch on the ICE and hence it was nicely noticeable. Perhaps the first time I have kept the car within the 120 kmph on the highways. On the long scheme of things, I think that's a necessary feature.

Altroz rides superbly at highway speeds. Excellent suspension maturity and stays the line you want to, even around steeper curves at speeds.

Trip average fuel efficiency (actual tankfull method) was 19.5 kmpl. It was great considering the first leg of journey that averaged 30 kmph with so many stops and gear changes.

10 days up and this fancy odo 1234 km

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And today the car has been given for first free service, which is nothing but a check up and fluids top up if needed.

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Are you sure 195/65 R16 or 195/55 R16
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Altroz definitely has a stiff suspensio. Stiff suspension has its plus point too, the car did not bottom out even on large bumps even with 4 on board.

Stock Goodyear assurance tyres are a bit noisy on the highways. Cant wait to complete 45k km and replace the stock with Michelin 195/65 R16.
That's a nice read. The suspension, although stiff, provides good highway manners. Highway drives are a bliss.

Coming to the tyres, what is the size you have been provided with? When we bought our XZ diesel last October(XZ+ variants were introduced later), petrol XZ came in 195/55R16 and diesel XZ came in 185/60R16.

Wouldn't 195/65 scrape the wheel arches? I plan on upgrading to 195/60R16 Yokohama Bluearth AE51(I really wanted to try the MRF perfinza, but it does not coming in 195/60R16), in 10k km(24k km done). I would like to understand your idea.
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Coming to the tyres, what is the size you have been provided with? When we bought our XZ diesel last October(XZ+ variants were introduced later), petrol XZ came in 195/55R16 and diesel XZ came in 185/60R16.

Wouldn't 195/65 scrape the wheel arches? I plan on upgrading to 195/60R16 Yokohama Bluearth AE51(I really wanted to try the MRF perfinza, but it does not coming in 195/60R16), in 10k km(24k km done). I would like to understand your idea.
Mine is also 185/60 R16.

My objective with the upsize is to gain width as well as sidewall height, which would improve ride quality over bad roads.

Here is 185/60 stock size vs 195/65
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That is a good 3.3 cm increase in side wall height.

Here is the safer 195/60 when compared to stock 185/60
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Here, a 1.3 cm increase in total sidewall height.


Given the large gap in the wheel well in altroz, I don't think a 3.3 cm increase will be a problem

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Infact 195/65 R16 will look better too, as it fills the wheel well fuller. 195/60 is a more conservative & safer option i guess.

I had upsized from 185/60 R15 to 195/65 R15 in my ciaz, there was a very significant improvement in how the car rode. With this upsize there will be a small compromise in handling though. But having experienced altroz, I wouldn't complain at all.

My choice will either be Continental UC6 or Michelin P4ST. Former handles very nicely while latter has very minimal road noise.

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I had switched to Conti UC6 205/55/R16 with just 6km on odo. Got a good buyback on the GY. Corner grip and overall stability has increased immensely.
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195/65 R16 is not available with most manufacturers.
195/60 R16 is the best upgrade you can get on these alloys.
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I took a test drive of Tata Altroz diesel and i really liked it. However many in my feiends circle are advising not to go for diesel cars as DPF issues are frequent and also costlier. Kindly advise.
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I took a test drive of Tata Altroz diesel and i really liked it. However many in my feiends circle are advising not to go for diesel cars as DPF issues are frequent and also costlier. Kindly advise.
Depends on usage. If you are going to use it inside Chennai most of the times, iturbo is a better bet.

If your car will see highways often(or atleast about 100 km every 1000 km) you can stay clear of DPF issues.
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Re: Tata Altroz 1.5L Diesel : Official Review

Finally after lot of test drives and confusion with petrol version booked my Altroz diesel white.

I really liked the torque in diesel and now the waiting period starts. Its 50 days..

Can someone help with the next formalities. The sales person has informed me that once the vehicle is aloted they will inform and that I can start my loan processing.

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Finally after lot of test drives and confusion with petrol version booked my Altroz diesel white.

I really liked the torque in diesel and now the waiting period starts. Its 50 days..

Can someone help with the next formalities. The sales person has informed me that once the vehicle is aloted they will inform and that I can start my loan processing.

Thanks
Yesterday got the recipt for the booking . Paid a intial booking amount of 11000 and also I opted for the extended warranty for 3 years. I was told this was over and above the standard 2 years warranty.
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Yesterday got the recipt for the booking . Paid a intial booking amount of 11000 and also I opted for the extended warranty for 3 years. I was told this was over and above the standard 2 years warranty.
Congratulations, wish you a speedy delivery of the car. Please keep in mind - the parts covered in the extended warranty are not the same as the ones in initial 2 year warranty. Do read through those terms and conditions to keep yourself aware of what is covered and what isn't in the 3 years after 1st two are over.
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