Rajat, if you want a true SUV, then XUV500 does the job better. If you are going to be driving on bad roads a lot, then XUV wins easily. However, Aria is capable of handling most bad roads too. As an SUV though XUV500 is better.
There s really no choice…XUV is the clear choice.
XUV500. although both are comparable, they aren’t really comparable
all the way it is Mahindra XUV 5OO
Tata Aria is a good MUV. On road highway manners are very good. May be better than scorpio and XUV. But for looks and sports utility XUV wins hands down.
Wow..none of the comparisons is the engine being discussed….I dont think users evaluate cars based only on features. Engine is very imp. If the Verna has slightly lower average, it has the most powerful diesel in the whole category, how did you miss out on mentioning that? The Sunny is anyway underpowered, but the Verna cant be ignored like…[Read more]
Hey hey isnt someone going comment on ownership experiences? I have heard Fortuner has bad brakes..and thats a fact. Even when they are working fine, they are not enough. That would need a rethink. Also I dont think most people prefer and automatic in terms of ofroading, it eats up too much juice and robs you out of gear control which is a must…[Read more]
The brake problem was with the initial models. It has been sorted out for quite some time now. I feel the automatic is actually a better choice for offroading with a not so expert driver. People usually end up giving too much of gas or too much of clutch which ultimately bogs the car down. Best for novices to let the car sort itself out. Not…[Read more]
Like I said, even if the brakes are working fine,,they aren’t enough for the fortuner. If the guy going offroading is a novice, he shouldn’t attempt going real time offroading in such a powerful vehicle without having the confidence to manage such a vehicle. In my opinion, auto is good for off roading on city roads, for the real deal, there s no…[Read more]
the new fortuner has definitely overdone the chrome bit… i mean i would want my Rs 22 lakh SUV to look massive and crude but not so jazzy…the older model was still acceptable… the XUV on the other hand has an acceptable design. It has a lot of elements making up its front and back and not just chrome grille like fortuner… and yeah, Toyota…[Read more]
This is a complaint not a review. We were expecting a user review.
Normally, there is no need to change tyres at all. Mostly people do it only for show. Swift does not need any change of tyres. Let Roshun reply about the alloys, I am not so sure about sizes.
Aura, Neo, Platti, HR – all good alloy brands. Buy 15-inch alloys and 185/65 R15 tyres – as the best combination. When you buy alloys make sure the offset is not too much. Also look at the width of the alloy (denoted by 4.5 j or 5.5 j). I think 5.5 J is the ideal size. Check with the alloy-wheel dealer.
I agree with Roshun, buy 15inch alloys and 185/65/R15. One more tip, pls buy from a trusted dealer, Alibhai premji is good. I bought Yokohama 200/60/R14 from Saifee Tyres santacruz and he gave me 6 yr old tyres.
Hey Srinu. I don’t know your specific requirements but overall Both cars are almost equally competent. Etios is slightly more spacious and the service of toyota is more consistent than Ford. But the Figo is more fun to drive and the interiors are slightly better. If you buy the Zxi or Titanium version, you will get very good features like…[Read more]
The issues you’ve heard about the Liva are mostly true. Noise does come into the cabin. The plastic used is hard to the touch and does not look premium. There are some vibrations felt. But, the mileage that the Liva gives and the low-maintenance, long-term reliability of Toyota work in favor of the Liva. The Figo’s ground clearance issue is not as…[Read more]
The Etios is slightly noisy but u can live with it. The interiors are quite dull. The car as such is good and reliable. The stuff you have heard about Figo are not completely true. Engine is excellent, it is one of the best for everyday use due to excellent tuning. Feels slightly underpowered on highways(but its the same case with Liva). The…[Read more]
There are no major issues with the Toyota Liva. It is a practical car, spacious for five people, has decent boot (251 litrs), comes with a claimed mileage of 23.6 kmpl and backed by Toyota’s reliable sales and service network. Yes, it does comes with hard plastics but they are durable, and build quality is nowhere near to its other cars such as…[Read more]
Both the cars do not feel sophisticated inside, but Figo is slightly better. But Liva has its Toyota reliability, and Ford has a car that is very affordable and value for money. Between the two, I would suggest Liva because its very spacious, economical and reliable. However remember one thing – in US, you will be used to cars with great sound…[Read more]
Liva’s interiors are so bad ….. my suggestion … don’t consider it …
….and ford’s spares are bit costly…..
Liva is a cheap sedan. Pls remember this, because everyone else remembers only this about it. Why dont you consider a Swift diesel? It addresses all your issues. Very silent inside, pleasure to drive, solid feel, superb service backup. Only luggage space is lessor. Great milage too. I suggest take a test drive. Its tried and tested engine. The 1.3…[Read more]
@ Srinu – why are you not considering the Swift diesel too? Too pricey?
Alright let me be kind to Etios liva, Please forget about that vehicle. Moving on, Buy the Figo, its a brilliant car to drive, to be in, to be seen in.
In my opinion, a lot of people get seat covers to protect fabric from dust. However this disturbs the aesthetics of the seating and could result into discomfort, specially on long drives. Getting seats dry cleaned regularly would be a better option. Considering that seat fabrics are selected by styling people and match the overall interior DNA of…[Read more]
I disagree with the topic it self as the word Modification it self is a relative word where different people has different choice and need hence they modify so to you it may be useless but to me its the thing what i am dieing for.. That is why it is called Modification, not a std accessories !!!
one of them is using strobe lights in the headlamp assembly..
well the word “useless” is harsh.
atleast they are fullfilling the purpose of “looking good”
well u should mention that indian cars should stick to stock units or if u want the modifications then be filthy rich & built ur own roads to drive ur modified cars.
hahhaha… love it when you say … the spoiler looks like a clothes hanger… anywayz last night on my way back.. i saw a wangonR… which had the spare wheel mounted on the back…. it was luking absolutely stupid… but ye india hai boss saab chaalta hai..
THEY DID IT TO STAND APART, BY THIS THEY ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THAT. AS FAR AS UTILITY IS CONCERNED THAN COMPANIES ARE HAVING THEIR R & D Departments to enhance the maximum utility of a verhicle
I have given up on talking abt mods. Moreover design and creativity are very subjective. So I just sit back and have a good time. It only bugs me when someone s stupid enough to come up with a mod which is irritating and dangerous for the drivers on the road. For eg. Xenon extra bright headlights. They promise to turn night into day. And they are…[Read more]
people r mad abt upsizing and low profile wide tyre and very high power speaker system…………..
Another absolutely unnecessary accessory are the PU/art leather seat covers. Park the car under the sun for a couple of hours and they get so hot you can make pancakes on them. Fabric seats work best in India, be it in a Maruti or a Mercedes. I know many people who place towels on the leather seats of their luxury cars for just this reason.
Let me…Give you a good understanding…too all the Ultra modifier’s…I am not an Auto engineer…Those who are Actually Design a car…They know the Best…Of,course there are car’s with Weird looks or something like that…But they make it That way…If I start parenting my parents..I will only ruin my pocket money….So,let just enjoy the ride,not to open wide…[Read more]
The one that really gets me is the horns that mimic emergency vehicles and police sirens. These should be (and probably are) illegal.
@ bhaskar — yes, they are actually illegal.
Oh you break my heart!! i soooo love fake hood scoops
ultra large alloys are not really bad
Awesome post! Finally, something that tells it like it is. Though I find that leather/artleather seat covers make for easier cleaning (a must have if you travel around with kids under 7 and if you clean your car yourself), I appreciate the fact that fabric seats are definitely the most comfy. Concur with all other points, specially the neon…[Read more]
can i get audi kinda head lamps for da octavia lnk??
can i get audi kinda head lamps for da octavia lnk??
hari, you will have to talk to a car customiser to be sure.
the best and easy way to modify your car is simply reduce the weight due to which the performance will increase variably, for example remove normal parts and install carbon fiber spoilers or bonnet, also you can try some titanium mixed bolts due to which the relative weight decreases, and also you can install turbochargers or increase the air…[Read more]
What is it that people like about daytime running lights? I hate them. At least to me they kinda cheapen the looks of a car. Even the new models of high end cars are coming with daytime lights. Super sad.
erm simplest should be to get a free flow exhaust and to replace the stock air intake system with a performance one
honda accord ,civic, suzuki swift, looks excellent in modification..
can i get bmw head lamp for mitsubishi lancer
Honda Civic Red Looks Killer
I have designed my swift much better than the swift shown over here.
can anyone tell me sites wer i can get interior and exterior parts to modify my car
naa….i don’t think so.
Indians are safe players.
fu chinese….tappet cover still like a chinese toy…….than wb the car……..
only one question…what type of spy pic is this? actually each and every part is so clearly visible, even the interiors..and regarding its success in india..i dont think so it has much under the hood to compete with the others in the same catagory.
Amazing SUV. How did we survive without it for so long?
I hope..the Door won’t fall out like Chinese Mobile Singing Ghulam Ali Sahab Ghazal’s Into Himesh Reshamiya Way…Either way..when ever you buy this..don’t forget to buy a sack full of Cello-tapes..if ceiling or windows might fall,maybe the car-deck and may be you might even discover that you can stop a car bare legs faster then this car’s…[Read more]