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Old 25th May 2023, 10:09   #256
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Something quite similar happened with me previous year on the 11th of June, 2022 when we met with a fatal accident around 3:30 pm.
Sorry to hear about your accident. However, you have used the term, "fatal" meaning death of a person. Thankfully nothing like that has happened, but I would humbly suggest you not to use such terms in your future posts. Another part of your post "also severed the lower portion of my left arm", usually means detachment of limb (even if partial), but from your photographs, nothing of that sort thankfully happened. Also, there are plenty of spelling mistakes. I humbly request you again, not to use such terms.

I wish you many happy miles on your Altroz and would be looking forward to your posts.
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Old 25th May 2023, 10:59   #257
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HISTORY: This is a long story about why I had to part ways with my old car. Please scroll past this to the new car section if not interested...
I would sum it up to one life experience. Nevertheless, I think most of us would agree that the older gen non airbag swifts were much safer than the ones sold in the recent times predominantly due to their build quality. I think the swift held up pretty well.

Had you all been buckled up, it was very likely you would have walked out scratch free or with minimal bruises at most.
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Old 25th May 2023, 11:24   #258
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Welcome to TBHP Vivek, and boy what a post to announce your arrival. Very glad to know that you folks survived with treatable injuries from that accident and are now getting alright. God bless.

Congratulations on the Altroz diesel. Arguably the most beautiful car that a common man can think of buying, that too with a potent and reliable diesel engine. Its a mighty mile muncher. Wish you unlimited happy - and SAFE miles with the car. That red - is my favourite shade of the Altroz. Its a proper show-stopper on the roads. Enjoy it!
Thanks a lot Reinhard for this lovely reply. It really made my day. As for Altroz, it surely is a good highway vehicle considering the fact it is spacious enough for a family of 4 on long journeys and the mileage it delivers on driving sedately.

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Sorry to hear about your accident. However, you have used the term, "fatal" meaning death of a person. Thankfully nothing like that has happened, but I would humbly suggest you not to use such terms in your future posts. Another part of your post "also severed the lower portion of my left arm", usually means detachment of limb (even if partial), but from your photographs, nothing of that sort thankfully happened. Also, there are plenty of spelling mistakes. I humbly request you again, not to use such terms.

I wish you many happy miles on your Altroz and would be looking forward to your posts.
Thank you for Ritkon for pointing out the mistakes. The parts where I mentioned the words "fatal" and "severed" is completely my fault. I will remember to chose my words carefully the next time. As for the spelling mistakes I thought I would rectify them after posting the blog but I couldn't find the edit button.

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I would sum it up to one life experience. Nevertheless, I think most of us would agree that the older gen non airbag swifts were much safer than the ones sold in the recent times predominantly due to their build quality. I think the swift held up pretty well.

Had you all been buckled up, it was very likely you would have walked out scratch free or with minimal bruises at most.
Yes you are absolutely right the older-gen models were much stronger. Had it been any of MS's newer model cars, things would've been very different.
You are also right about the seatbelt. My Dad was the only one with seatbelt and he escaped with few bruises and and a bit of neck and shoulder pain.
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Old 25th May 2023, 14:23   #259
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Welcome to T-Bhp Vivek. Sorry to hear about your accident; but thankfully nothing fatal happened. You have taken a wise decision to buy a solid built car. Wishing you happy miles on your new Altroz.
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Congratulations on your new Altroz and glad to see that despite the severity of the crash in the Swift, and the lack of a seatbelt for two of you, none of you had major injuries. While Tata's build quality will be even more obvious to you since you are coming from a Maruti, it is only as good as wearing a seatbelt. The part in your post on your left arm getting severed and the accident being fatal had me really worried till I read further on.

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Regarding Tata service in Calcutta, it is neither better nor worse than any other OEM. Some things could improve (attention to detail, for one - they sometimes miss small things that necessitate a second visit) but on the whole they are a cooperative bunch who know what they are doing. The other thing is that warranty claims are a breeze with Tata and usually the ASC doesn't push unnecessary stuff. We have always used TASC for both our Tata cars and have no regrets. So I'm hoping that you will also have a similar experience.

Wish you happy motoring in your Altroz, and hope to see the red beauty in one of our meets.
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Old 25th May 2023, 15:34   #261
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Hi Vivek,
Welcome to team-bhp, sorry to know about the accident, God's grace you are all fine.
Wish you many years and miles of safe and happy driving your Altroz which I think is the last breed of enjoyable diesel cars to be produced.

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Old 25th May 2023, 21:02   #262
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HISTORY: The car hit the trucks front wheel and it probably jumnped from inertia. Me and my parents gad completely blacked out and when I opened my eyes I saw that my father somehow managed to get out of the car and struggling to breathe,
Iím sorry about the accident. Glad to hear you guys are safe after reading the ' fatal ' part.

The contact being on the tyre wether intentionally or unintentionally might have helped in reducing the impact at such high speed against a stationary vehicle. If intentional kudos on your presence of mind at such a life threatening situation.

Congrats on your new purchase and wish you a happy mile munching on Tata altroz.
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The car took all the impact like a boss. The cabin's integrity did not compromise. That saved your life. You should be thankful.
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Old 25th May 2023, 23:45   #264
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Glad you and the family is safe. I was really surprised to read that you termed the accident as fatal and the severed arm required complicated surgeries, yet, you bought a new car so soon.

What I am curious to know is, what happened to the truck? Was there an F.I.R against him and did he suffer for his negligence and was his truck impounded?

Btw that entire stretch from dhalbumgarh to ranchi is such a nice road now (you should have seen the condition of the tata ranchi road a few years back), but this nh33 sees a LOT of accidents. Some even say its haunted.
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Old 26th May 2023, 16:25   #265
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Congratulations on your new Altroz and glad to see that despite the severity of the crash in the Swift, and the lack of a seatbelt for two of you, none of you had major injuries. While Tata's build quality will be even more obvious to you since you are coming from a Maruti, it is only as good as wearing a seatbelt. The part in your post on your left arm getting severed and the accident being fatal had me really worried till I read further on.

(FYI, TBHP allows editing of a post for 20 minutes after it's been posted)

Regarding Tata service in Calcutta, it is neither better nor worse than any other OEM. Some things could improve (attention to detail, for one - they sometimes miss small things that necessitate a second visit) but on the whole they are a cooperative bunch who know what they are doing. The other thing is that warranty claims are a breeze with Tata and usually the ASC doesn't push unnecessary stuff. We have always used TASC for both our Tata cars and have no regrets. So I'm hoping that you will also have a similar experience.

Wish you happy motoring in your Altroz, and hope to see the red beauty in one of our meets.
No my father was the only one to have escaped with minor injuries, whereas my mother and me had to undergo quite some surgeries to heal properly. But all of that is in the past and I feel very lucky that both of my parents came through it and still have faith in my driving.

Regarding TASS, I get my car serviced in "Motor Fuel and Stores" and I must say that they are very copperative and they never try to push unecessary things. One thing I would like to add that once one of their mechanics had stained a part of my interior trim and later forgot to clean it. When I communicated it to them, they apologised for it and politely asked me to drop off my car for complete interior cleaning. Since I require my car everyday and their gesture was good enough for me, I politely declined their offer.
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Hi Vivek,
Welcome to team-bhp, sorry to know about the accident, God's grace you are all fine.
Wish you many years and miles of safe and happy driving your Altroz which I think is the last breed of enjoyable diesel cars to be produced.


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Yes unfortunately you are right.
Diesels are the perfect combination of power and efficiency. If I drive a turbo-petrol like the way I drive my diesel, I'm sure it would deliver single digit mileage.



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Iím sorry about the accident. Glad to hear you guys are safe after reading the ' fatal ' part.

The contact being on the tyre wether intentionally or unintentionally might have helped in reducing the impact at such high speed against a stationary vehicle. If intentional kudos on your presence of mind at such a life threatening situation.

Congrats on your new purchase and wish you a happy mile munching on Tata altroz.
No it was not intentional by any means. It was pure God's grace!! Just before the accident I could only think of my Mom because I knew she was not strong enough to withstand this crash. But by God's grace she came out from it with a broken shoulder and hip joint. I know she suffered a lot because of me but I was thankful to God that nothing worse happened.
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The car took all the impact like a boss. The cabin's integrity did not compromise. That saved your life. You should be thankful.
Yes the car sure did, and I'm very thankful to the car for that. But more than that I think it saved us because I used to love it more than anything. From the moment I learnt driving in it, I'd never let anyone else drive it. One tiny scratch on the car and the very next day I would be in the repair shop getting it fixed. I love all my current cars and will do the future ones I'm sure, but I will never have that same feeling for another car which I did for my swift; partly because that was the first car I drove on the highway, the first car in which me and my school friends went on our first highway drive. I still remember that day. It was the 24th of December 2020.
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Glad you and the family is safe. I was really surprised to read that you termed the accident as fatal and the severed arm required complicated surgeries, yet, you bought a new car so soon.

What I am curious to know is, what happened to the truck? Was there an F.I.R against him and did he suffer for his negligence and was his truck impounded?

Btw that entire stretch from dhalbumgarh to ranchi is such a nice road now (you should have seen the condition of the tata ranchi road a few years back), but this nh33 sees a LOT of accidents. Some even say its haunted.
The accident took place in june and my left arm took 8 weeks to fully heal. That puts us roughly around middle of August. That is when I started returning back to normal life and that included driving, a lot. So that is when we started looking for new cars and eventually booked the Altroz around mid-september and got it in November.

As for the truck, it was impounded by the police and was in their custody for around 10 days which is when my father decided to not proceed with legal options. I'm sure the owner of the truck must have worked out some deal with the authorities.

Yes the entire stretch is a lovely place to drive on especially in the rainy season. But I don't know much about whether the place is haunted or not.


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Welcome to T-Bhp Vivek. Sorry to hear about your accident; but thankfully nothing fatal happened. You have taken a wise decision to buy a solid built car. Wishing you happy miles on your new Altroz.
Thanks for your reply and I wish you safe and happy miles as well.
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First things first Vivek, Glad to see you are alright and are safe and sound. Next, welcome to this amazing forum.

Next, would like to congratulate on your new car. Altroz is a superb car with excellent dynamics and power especially the diesel mill. If you need an idea on long term ownership experience, look at PrasannaDhana's ownership of his Altroz diesel.

Once again congratulations on your new car. Drive safe and Happy mile munching.

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Buying experience


I knew that the safest hatchback back then was the Tata Altroz, so one casual day I decided to call and ask for a test drive of the Altroz(P).
Glad you and your family are safe Vivek and welcome to Team-BHP. Could you tell us where you bought the Altroz from and what was your sales and PDI experience was like? I am looking to purchase my first car and have been looking at the Altroz for sometime now. Hopefully it gets a facelift like the Nexon is getting.
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I had made up my mind of going with the diesel option, but a premium of 1.25 lacs came as a surprise to me and my dad. With budget being a factor we had initially decided to go with XM+ petrol variant which costed arounnd 8lacs, but the diesel one costed 9.4 lacs, which was out of my father's budget. So we had to downgrade to XE+ and settle for that one. Even that costed 8.5 lacs on-road.

Apart from this the car runs like a dream. Have no problems with it.


Please Note- This is my first post so any corrections would be appreciated.
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Hey you're lucky that you have escaped the accident even without seatbelts, airbags and abs. Upgrade choice is excellent- ALTROZ is solid, beautiful and practical.

I'm curious on this XE+ variant, can you post some of the interior pics, especially head unit and clusters.
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I am glad that all of you made it out of this safe.

But I am really curious as to what would be the legal options. The medical expenses and a totalled car are not something I would want to just let go without any action.

But what should I be doing in a similar case?
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POSITIVES

1) Tata's build quality has actually gone up by a huge leap. The interior is well made as well. There are hardly any squeaks coming the plastic parts and the multimedia buttons seem to be of good enough quality to last long, hopefully.
Good to note that positives reviews are increasing for Tata cars! but the "Negatives" you have quoted, it's seems worrisome/serious. Hope your able to manage them efficiently.

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