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Old 3rd March 2022, 07:17   #1201
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So I fixed 3M CR70 on the sunroof. Will share feedback after a drive in afternoon.
This is part of my action plan too this month.

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Mine is a 1.3L Turbo AT too. I've observed this issue 3-4 times as well, only before 1st service. During service, we did a test-run for this, but could not replicate it. It always happened when you're just slightly above the crawling speed, 9-10km/hr. Can other Turbo AT owners confirm if they have witnessed this too?
Yes yes yes! I see it too. I first thought it was the collision warning, but later realised that's a whole different thing.
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Old 3rd March 2022, 20:17   #1202
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Does the 3M film helps ?
Should I be worried about this because I feel MG has compromised the usability to make the interior look more sleek.
Let me know your observations on this when you drive on day light or park on scorching sun.
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So, I picked up barely used VW Taigun's 16" Belmont alloy wheels for the 'to be delivered next year' Astor style. Got them for 25k.

I know there is ample time, but I like VW / Skoda wheel designs and did not want to miss the deal.

Their 6J width is slightly less than the stock 6.5J alloy wheels, but should be fine.

Never wanted to upgrade to 17", because ride comfort is more important than looks, in this case.

Also did a photoshop job to see, how will they look. The Astor's Aurora Silver is more like a darkish grey, so hopefully, the contrast will look good.
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So, I picked up barely used VW Taigun's 16" Belmont alloy wheels for the 'to be delivered next year' Astor style. Got them for 25k.
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Do recheck the wheel offset and PCD. I had tried to fit old alloys on my compass but the offset & PCD "mm" were wrong and made the ride bounce so had to buy alloys from jeep itself. Additionally with 6J try to use 205 max because more than that is not recommended.
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Old 4th March 2022, 08:33   #1205
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Hi Everyone, I have been seeing a lot of posts on social media regarding Astor 1.5 L manual engine's poor performance. They are mentioning that:
- engine isn't powerful enough to be driven on hills & is even facing issues going up steep ramps of the parking as well
- mileage is on lower side (<10 kmpl)

Requesting any existing owners on the forum to throw some light on this.
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Do recheck the wheel offset and PCD. I had tried to fit old alloys on my compass but the offset & PCD "mm" were wrong and made the ride bounce so had to buy alloys from jeep itself. Additionally with 6J try to use 205 max because more than that is not recommended.
I checked, the minimum width for 215/60 R16 tyre is 6J.

The PCD is the same 100 PCD, so it will fit.
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Dear friends, after going through the thread and having test drives on both Turbo and CVT, I have decided to book Astor CVT top end with red interiors. Though ventilated seating and wireless mobile charger are a miss, the ride quality and the AI platform looks very good. I currently own Fiesta 1.6S bought in 2009 Nov still doing great but with connected technology becoming a necessity have planned to add the fleet.

Test drove KIA seltos, Tata harrier, XUV 700 and Kushaq, some way or the other Astor is both feature rich, good styling, solid build and drives well. Hope I get the same kind of durability and service which Ford gave till date .
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Had booked the Style variant on Jan 6th. Ever since the expected delivery was 12 months. Now, it has changed to Q2 2023.
I have booked Style variant in Bangalore on 20 Feb, but haven't received the booking/tracking ID. The SA told that dealers can take the booking but since bookings are closed in portal for this variant, there will be a delay in booking ID generation.

He also informed to not go by delivery date shown in the portal as MG is slowly increasing the manufacturing of this variant since they have a huge backlog for this from Northern India.

I am hoping he is right.
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So, I picked up barely used VW Taigun's 16" Belmont alloy wheels for the 'to be delivered next year' Astor style. Got them for 25k.
Amazing. This brings me to people complaining on the design aspect of alloys. Many hated the design of Taigun alloys or other aspects. When we go with design part, it is very personal comment and may not add value on a public forum. I too liked the design and happy for you to have got it on your Astor

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Hi looking at getting these wheels too, can you share the number and details of your source. Live in Delhi - NCR too.


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So, I picked up barely used VW Taigun's 16" Belmont alloy wheels for the 'to be delivered next year' Astor style. Got them for 25k.

I know there is ample time, but I like VW / Skoda wheel designs and did not want to miss the deal.

Their 6J width is slightly less than the stock 6.5J alloy wheels, but should be fine.

Never wanted to upgrade to 17", because ride comfort is more important than looks, in this case.

Also did a photoshop job to see, how will they look. The Astor's Aurora Silver is more like a darkish grey, so hopefully, the contrast will look good.
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Hi looking at getting these wheels too, can you share the number and details of your source. Live in Delhi - NCR too.
I got them on OLX, brother.
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Upgraded wheels of Style Variant to Turbo Alloys.
Stock Apollo 215/60 R16 swapped with Yokohama Earth1 215/60 R17. Car looks stunning now.

Did a 534 Kms trip Del-Jaipur-Del with 5 passengers and boot full of luggage, overall fuel efficiency came out 13.7kmpl with AC on all the time. This includes 95% highway driving with 1 hour of jam.

Driving dynamics of car are good, has some power lag initially but gradually you learn to play with clutch and gear to be in powreband. Did not push too hard as it's less than 1000 kms but till 100kmph car was calm and composed.

Sound insulation and overall built is impressive.
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Upgraded wheels of Style Variant to Turbo Alloys.
Stock Apollo 215/60 R16 swapped with Yokohama Earth1 215/60 R17. Car looks stunning now.

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Looks great!

But, the ideal upsize for 215/60 R16 would have been 215/55 R17, which is within the recommended range of 2%.

For 215/60 R17, the circumference has increased by 3.82%. Which means, your odo meter and speedo meter readings will show increased readings.

So, while calculating fuel efficiency, you will have to keep this in mind.

You can have a look at the upsize calculator here.
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But, the ideal upsize for 215/60 R16 would have been 215/55 R17, which is within the recommended range of 2%.
Saw this before upsizing however went for 60 as wanted a little higher profile. Overall I'm happy with upgrade as with 16inch car looked too small(may be in my mind) however with 17inch it gives an imposing stance.
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Took a plunge and booked astor smart cvt variant. Was in market for a comfortable car with mostly bumper to bumper driving mixed with ocassional Mumbai pune expressway rides
Waiting is officially 3 months, hope to get it in time
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