Get the lights focussed, and that should improve things. As for the low-beam let it be as I think it is a HID (not sure), but you can upgrade the high-beam halogen bulb to a 100 watt one. If you want additional fog lamps, get a pair of Hella Rallye 4000 (Rs. 10,000 a pair I think) or LightForce lamps (Rs. 14,000) and mount them on the bumper or…[Read more]
From what I know, the T-Fort has a projector on low beam and that should not be an issue if properly focussed. You can try to use Phillips X-treme power of Osram nightbreaker for the high beam, in which case you can do without modifications.
@Siddhartha Yes the low beam are projectors
There is nothing like day-night sunglasses. Quality eyewear is always polarized. This cuts out all glare, be it the sunlight reflecting off the road surface or the glare of the headlights of oncoming vehicles at night on two lane roads. I swear by the Essilor Experio lenses of my shades.
Ambermatic glasses are good for night driving, but during the day, I prefer darker polarized glasses. I use a pair from RayBan, forget what model it’s called.
it is better ti use darker eye pleasing shade in the day..& softer pleasing shade in the night. i use to wear a dark bottle green shade in day & clear white anti glare spec at night.
@ Shreyans Jain- Essilor are not that popular in Mumbai. Tried calling them on their Toll Free number with no reply.
You get polarized lenses for Zeiss as well. As for Experio, you can always check out their website. Or contact your nearest optician.
Do you mean – how to change the wheel – as in take the spare wheel and replace one of the wheels or are you asking of a full tyre replacement (done at a tyre changing shop)? Replacing spare wheel is a standard procedure for most cars and we do have a step by step article on this. Here: http://www.cartoq.com/ownervoice/how-to-change-a-flat-tyre/
On SUV’s it seems to be a bit tough.
http://www.cartoq.com/ownervoice/how-to-change-a-flat-tyre/ . We don’t have a video, but we have a step-by-step guide on this. It’s similar for most cars, including the Fortuner (only removing the spare tyre is different – as for the Fortuner you need to turn a bolt in the boot, which lowers the spare wheel from under the vehicle.)
Thanks for the link but a step by step for fortuner is what I am looking for, like where the tools are located to easily identification of jacking point. Any video which could help.
Also, is the jack of fortuner easy to use or dificult as of dzire – lancer.
Both cars sport adaptive air suspensions and can be raised to over 300mm in off-road mode. These are no Land Rovers, but will certainly go further off the road than your regular Q7 or Cayenne or X5. But then, how much off roading will you dare do in an 80L rupee vehicle?
Can the Land Rover do serious off roading. Toally agree with you to take a car for such a drive after spending 80Lac. But in my terms of Mumbai driving , off roading is the regular bashing of the car in the uneven unkept roads without worrying about it like a sedan.
Land Rover makes some of the toughest vehicles out there. Their entire range, barring the Evoque, is very much capable of genuine off roading
Ya Land Rover is really tough and have much better off roading capabilities then a Merc. I would suggest buy a RR Sport or Evoque.
You get mobile chargers in which a USB cable can be plugged in. Freely available at local mobile shops. They are plugged into the cigarette lighter point.
Dont want wires in the car. so was thinking if it could be done inside the center console box, the arm rest one.
You’ll have to take an additional point from under the carpet, like the stereo installers do.
Look in your cars manual for the original battery rating. For instance for the Scorpio the rating is 65AH. When I replaced my battery after little over 3 years of use, I put in a Tata Green 80AH battery (alternator is rated at 120 AH, so it can safely charge an 80AH battery). And till now, over 4 years, I’ve had good service from it. Always, check…[Read more]
If the alternator is rated at 120 AH, till what safest value one can go upto.
A 120AH alternator can handle a 90AH battery. This is perhaps the biggest size among cars and SUVs under 25L. Which car’s battery do you want to change?
In terms of 3rd row comfort…. neither. The term “3rd row comfort” is a contradiction of sorts. It’s just a question of comparatively how uncomfortable the 3rd row is in different cars. Out here, the Fortuner might be marginally better than the Rexton. Maintainence of the Rexton is as yet unknown, but considering the competition that they’re up…[Read more]
@Kaiserketkar Thanks for your reply. Totally agree with your opinion on 3rd ROW. I am waiting for a spacious 3rd Row vehicle. Cant seem to decide as need a long term car, will be keeping it for 6 yrs or more.
Well if 3rd row space is your concern then you might want to consider the Tata Winger or the Tempo Traveller But seriously, the only other MPV that comes to mind is the Evalia. All others- strictly 5 seaters with a huge boot space.
I think I should personally check all vehicles and decide. But done need a tempo .
I shall await another month or so and see the sales chart of all new UV’s and then decide. As of now only Fortuner is working out for me in terms of sales and reliability. I heard the 2nd row is adjustable in new 2012 fortuner but need someone to confirm the same.
YOu may also consider Force One which has got the best 3rd row comfort in SUV’s but overall quality of the interiors is bad. Even Innova is worth considering if 3rd row seating comfort is only criterion.
Just search for Xylo. It has ample leg room. It is also comfortable. I drive E9 varient. Its features pack. Fine to drive and family enjoyment with children is really fun. Just enquire yourself . I enjoy it i dont go on what people say. My choice is xylo E9.
3rd row “comfort” in any vehicle in India is a myth !
In the T-Fortuner it is just about good for kids (below 7 years, please ! ) and you can snuff out an adult’s life in there through asphyxiation, if your intent is homicide -:)…
Going by initial reports Rexton’s third row is worse than T-Forts but great for luggage if the seats are flattened…[Read more]
Just test for Xylo. It has ample leg room. It is also comfortable. I drive E9 varient. Its features pack. Fine to drive and family enjoyment with children is really fun. Just enquire yourself . I enjoy it i dont go on what people say. My choice is xylo E9.
If comparing Mahindra Ssyangyong Rexton and Toyota Fortuner, then it terms of price SSyangyong is the best one to go for as it is less pricey and almost all features which Fortuner contains. And not only price, mileage is another important factor in which Ssyangyong beats Fortuner again. But if considering comfort then Mahindra Ssangyong Rexton…[Read more]
Hi Surabhi, thanks for your comments. I have already bought the Fortuner amonth back. Its a long term investment for me, thus couldnt vouch for other brands for maintainence and service.