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You have low fuel mileage so upsizing would further reduce the mileage and the performance will go down as the engine has to deal with additional rolling resistance on each wheel.still if you want to change,205/65 is a wrong size.205/55/R15 is the right upsize profile.but it would be too much for the 3 cylinder mill and can rub the side wall arch…[Read more]
The upsize that Joy has suggested is the max you can go for 205/55/ R15. Ideally with the Polo, go for 195/60 R15, as that won’t compromise the ride quality that much. Whatever you do, don’t change the overall outer diameter of the tyre (use a tyre size calculator such as http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html to find the perfect match) .
205/65 is way too big for the Polo, especially considering the engine has quite a bit of lag. Go for 195/60R15
This is indeed a cause of worry,the Polo has a 45 ltr tank and the range you get is 400 km constantly means an avg. of only~9kmpl for a diesel car.this is an unacceptable figure nowadays as almost all Diesel mills give 20+ on highways.you should know that the first 5000 km is run-in period and you are supposed to keep it below 100kmph and under…[Read more]
The fuel economy is really, really low. Also with a new car, you should not exceed 100 kmph for the first 2,500 km to allow the engine to settle. Even with moderate driving, you should get over 17-18 kmpl at least on the highway, and its not uncommon for many who drive sedately to get over 20 kmpl (averaging about 80 km per hour). Slow down and…[Read more]
Mr.Akash, what are your demands??? if u need gud level of perfrmance,features,comforts,looks & A.S.S, consider Verna Fluidic & if u need gud driving dynamics,handling & a more VFM car, then consider Skoda Rapid…. regards
The Best selling and VFM model in that range is of course the Fluidic verna 1.6 CRDi.The car offers a lot for the money and the power and mileage is just unbeatable.Take a TD.Regards…
If you want features, the diesel Verna offers it all at that price point, but if you want some driving pleasure as well, also consider the Skoda Rapid. What all have you shortlisted? Any favourites?
my requirements are low maintainence, gud fuel effiency and a car for highway use.
i hav checked mahindra quanto, maruti ertiga, tata manza, nissan sunny…
i was wondering if mahindra quanto is the car i shud go with or any other car,
bcoz its 7 seater vehicle plus a fuel efficient car..
I would suggest a Diesel car as the Eextra torque would make the climbing effortless where as in petrol you would need frequent downshifts and raising to keep the car from stalling in stop and go.the Punto90 is a good car as it has got 93ps motor and 185mm ground clearance.the car is built to last and there wont be much rattling problems due to…[Read more]
Well Joy, I thought it should be a petrol car.The reason is I own a diesel figo and find it very difficult climbing uphill in stop and go traffic.For instance if I am in 2nd gear(around 20kmph) and have to slow down only a little say(15kmph),then for the car to get to 20kmph again it takes a while (attributed to turbo lag) or sometimes it even…[Read more]
True Anil, diesels have a bit of turbo-lag, and as long as you can keep the turbo in its peak zone, they will drive well (and the added torque aids in pulling). But it would also mean shifting down to first gear to get moving. A petrol car would be more free revving and pick up would be quicker in the hills, but you’ll also have to rev quite high…[Read more]
Thanks Roshun, I happened to drive one of my friend’s polo 1.2L petrol the other day in similar conditions and found it to be considerably better.Hence my forming of the opinion.
The turbo lag combined with the low output of the Figo is what that made your ride sore.it is better off in the city.I would suggest ou drive in a Swift Diesel(lend a friends car) and im sure your opinion will change as it has less turbo lag.you can also try pulse/micra as they also have least turbo lag.then you can again try a petrol swift and…[Read more]
Ideally, a lag-free diesel like the Micra or Sail UVA or Liva. Otherwise, petrol. A turbodiesel with plenty of turbo lag, like the i20 or Polo, is quite a nightmare on the hills
Turbo charger spools in all gears at specific rpms,keep an eye on the tachometer.you need to get the car to a 1800~2000 rpm for the turbo to starts to work,below this the turbo is just starting up and shows a decrease in power commonly referred to as turbo lag.beyond the 2000 rpm you feel a sudden whoosh in power it goes all the way to about…[Read more]
Turbocharger’s working is independent of the gear you are in – you need to watch the engine rpm as Joy says. Most diesel cars develop their peak torque from around 1800 rpm onward (this is when the turbo has spooled up and begins producing peak boost).
See, we are talking about a 1.5 liter SOHC engine here, which is small by any standards. It already produces 105hp. Adding 20 to it takes it to 125. The lag situation should improve, but the catch will be long term reliability, especially considering diesel adulteration is quite rampant in India. Also, you’ll have to witch to synthetic oils, which…[Read more]
Thanks for your input Shreyans, But Renault guys are already using synthetic oil for my car. Can I cope with turbo lag without remap? Also do you think it would decrease the life of my engine…I told them..I do no want any improvement in BHP…all I need is small remap to reduce turbo lag. Please suggest.
This might give you a clear idea about ECU remapping and things associated with it.Regards… http://ezinearticles.com/?ECU-Remapping—Exactly-What-is-It?&id=1451086
Thanks Joy but I don’t buy those Ezine Articles coz..they are paid writers…who write for Tuning companies. I would like to hear Expert advice from you guys..based on your experience. Last time..when I asked regarding the turbo lag…Shreyans told me to go for a decent tune and suggested kiirus.
Well my experience is only with Diesel Tuning boxes and my friend has one Figo fitted with Race chip and a Petrol ECU remapped Esteem and Swift done by Red rooster performance.Apart from the Figo the Swift and Esteem were modified for drag racing and other race purposes so can’t comment on the normal on road behaviour .the Figo is fitted with …[Read more]
what is ecu?
I for one am not too much of a fan of tuning boxes, but I do know a few people who have them and so far swear by them. But as Shreyans suggests, it could make a difference, and if you’re prepared to face any issues (mostly with injector cleaning, soot build up, as tuning boxes make the vehicle run rich – and at low speeds leads to soot build up,…[Read more]
I checked out the Tune-O-tronics website. I quite like their economy map concept. It promises to boost the low end and mid range, leaving the top end more or less untouched. That can be just what you are looking for. Still, the problem of adulterated diesel remains. You’ll have to take care of your diesel filter and injectors in case you go ahead…[Read more]
Thank you guys, good to see your comments . Yeah, Vivek (Tune-O-Tronics) said: They will try to keep stock parameters as is in most cases and will only alter few things to decrease the turbo lag. As I insisted that, I don’t drag or race on highways. Also, recently My new fluence met with an accident now Its costing me around 40k for rear…[Read more]
Yes, the FE will certainly improve if the lag reduces, other things being constant.
Coming to the price, they said they would charge 28k and its lifetime tuning. That is, they would tune back to stock or to any mode any time..in future. Also Shreyans, you were talking about filters and injectors. How to take care of them?
Replace the diesel filter not later than scheduled. In your case, a bit sooner will be better post the remap. Say, at 15k km if they are supposed to be changed at 20k, like that. As for injectors, the basic thing is a good, reliable fuel bunk. That will take care of half the problem. Have the injectors cleaned every 20k km or so. Using additives…[Read more]
Also, I dont think the synthetic oil used by Renault is fully synthetic. From what I have been reading, it seems to be a semi synthetic blend. Check up on this the next time you visit the service station. Ask them to show you the oil can. Everything will be written on it
thanq roshan sir
Thanks Shreyans…keeping my fingers crossed..my car is still at service center..Its been almost 2 weeks…they are still waiting for rear bumper spare part . Also I have good news to share, Renault technician said..he would tell me how to replace audio head. I will write the review for you guys..as soon as I talk to him.
TELCO stood for Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Limited . This was later renamed as Tata Motors. I don’t remember which year the change happened though.
TELCO (Tata Engineering & Locomotive Company Ltd.) is the former name of tata motors & they was specialized in manufacturing locomotive engines previously. you cud find the same badging in earlier estates,mobiles,safaris,trucks n all… the company changed its name to tata motors in 2003 after d launch of indigos…. regards…
Thank you so much Roshun Sir and Nithish Sir… I love this car so can you please tell something about it ?
Tata Sierra (launched in1991) can be called as the First Indian SUV which was powered by a 1.9L Turbo diesel engine which delivers a power f around 90PS @4500 rpm.. d vehicle was equipped wid d features lyk p/s,p/w, a/c,c/l, tachometer & was available in 4*4 too… it was tatas who introduced these features for the first tym in an indian car……[Read more]
why tata quitted its production ?
The Tata Sierra and Estate were my favourite rides from childhood.the humongous size and the styling especially the Sierra with the glass top was always a looker.It was the first of its kind vehicle to hit the Indian market in 1991. they were the first cars to come based on the 207 pick up platform. The initial cars were really bad which is the…[Read more]
hmm Mr.Vinay, tata stopped the production of sierra in 2000. I guess the main reasons behind it was :-
1. introduction of next generation vehicles lyk qualis
2. high maintenance cost
3. low mileage
4. at dat tym tata doesn’t have wide A.S.S network
The Sierra was discontinued with the arrival of the Safari like when the qualis was discontinued with Innova.But unlike the bulletproof qualis,the Sierra suffered from niggling issues and the maintenance was on the higher side.so the company pulled the plug and The Safari Era Began.Regards…
So sir how about the tata estate car ?
Tata Estate was based on Mercedes Benz T-series car, at dat tym tata had some collaborations wid merc on manufacturing trucks & i guss this product was born on account of this collaboration… & estate too had the same engine wid earlier sierra, as Mr.joy sed d 68PS one…. it too had all those features came wid sierra & some extras lyk rear…[Read more]
Does the estate type car make more sense now ? it will be more spacious and as comfortable as a muv… then why car companies are not thinking of that ?
The Estate had a horrible power to weight ratio and was based on a the Tatamobile (Tata 207) platform. Unlike the Sierra, which had high ground clearance and a high driving position, the Estate was low and quite under powered. It was ahead of its time though, and was packed with features (power windows, power steering, defogger, rear wash-wipe,…[Read more]
The Sierra and Estate are essentially the same cars with diff body shell.the Estate can be said as an early attempt at an MUV type vehicle like the Innova,it is actually a station wagon vehicle.the Estate/station wagon cars don’t sell well in indian market the Estate(which did well than the others in the list),Baleno Altura,Ocatvia RS combi,Indigo…[Read more]
Mr.Vinay, many car companies has tried the same in indian market… u knw even tatas introduced marina in indigo platform, Fiats adventure in palio platform & skodas premium level estate car named comby… these cars were failures here, marinas wer sold in better nos atleast ! i guss indians r not fond of estate typ cars which is buit in some…[Read more]
Agree with Nithish, none of the estate variants of cars in India as Joy also pointed out have done well. Station wagons or estate cars are a very European phenomenon – where you can carry your golf kit and dog and drive out. In India, people prefer SUVs for the same purpose, not estate cars.
Once again thank you all.I really love the services provided by you cartoq and congrats for having such great automobile experts like Roshun sir,nithish sir and joy sir.
Thank you and we would love to see you more on Cartoq.Regards…
Thank you Mr.Vinay…
I think this is a problem when using Google Chrome. The newsfeed seems slower and smoother in Mozilla Firefox, and the right/left buttons actually work as desired.
I also tried that option but I observed the same behavior across all browsers (IE, Mozilla, Chrome) across several O/S (XP, Win-7, Ubuntu) across different machines.
I faced quite a few niggles on Chrome and IE. Works fine on Firefox though, which I am currently using. I have a 32bit Windows7 system.
Yes, it is a bit fast. Will see if we can get that fixed. Thanks. @babychen mathew @adesh sarwan
@babychen @adesh @Roshun and the Ask a Question to CarToq.com experts! list is showing only 10 ppl only,the old list is gone for like a week now.get it also fixed.Regards…
Burnt Clutch,Blown Engine and Poor Braking will wrap it up with an Ambulance running to Medical College Regards…