Yes, considering your journey, today is a good day for filling up Nitrogen but trust me, in general it is a sheer waste of money. Tire related accident / breakdown is not just limited to Nitrogen v/s normal air but also depends upon other factors like side walls, tread depth / tire age, sudden puncture due to sharp objects, etc. Although I am from…[Read more]
I’ve not really been much of a “nitrogen” fan as anyway normal air is 78% nitrogen! But in extreme heat (and considering the 44 degree heat we’ve been having in Delhi) nitrogen tends to expand less than normal air and stays cooler – hence pressure would stay stable. If you want, go ahead and fill it. No harm.
Hi, the Yamuna Eway is a 165 kms stretch with a 100kmph limit. If you adhere to the limit, there should really not be a problem. Also note that nitrogen is more of hype than use in our cars and conditions. Drive Safe. Regards.
Nitrogen is of very little benefit in our normal usage conditions. Even if you’re doing a high speed run on the E-way.
I would recommend against going in for a change right before a journey. If you wanted to switch to nitrogen, you ideally should’ve done it a few days before the drive and driven around in town with it. The rule I prefer to follow…[Read more]
Nitrogen does tend to run cooler than normal air (as I have seen on my Rajasthan trip), but that’s just about it. If you have inflated to the *CORRECT* air pressure (*correct* is a little difficult considering most petrol pumps have malfunctioning gauges) and the tyres are in good condition, I don’t think you will have much trouble if you remain…[Read more]
Thnxxxx to all for their time and valuable replies……I decided not to opt nitrogen and now I am about to leave to lko…Hope it will be a nice journey:):)
Not knowing what your specific requirements are, I would say the City is the best of this lot. Followed by the Verna
It would be much easier if you could tell us what you are looking for in a car. If its a long list of features, its the Verna. Honda City is the safest buy in petrol sedans and a very well rounded package. Rapid is the drivers car in these four options. SX4 will have space on the rear bench as well as in the boot and currently has noticeable…[Read more]
im looking in an cost of rs 7-8.5 lac. Good features and comfort and cool look, vale of money.
The two cars that come to mind are the Fiesta Classic and the Manza. For the given budget, you should be able to get the top variants (in petrol), the on the road price should fit your budget. Both of these are more complete sedans than cars like the sub 4 meter Dzire or the Amaze. Regards.
For these requirements, again it’ll be the City and the Verna. Between the two, you can test drive them and see which you like better.
If you’re going to take a hammer to it, then it would probably be the Trax
But if you’re talking in terms of safety, then it’s not got to do with just a strong body. Infact, sometimes it’s better if the body absorbs the impact and crumples than pass it on to the cabin inside. There are a lot of other factors, like airbags, crumple zones, ABS,…[Read more]
Strongest body? Has to be between the Trax and the Gurkha. Note that a strong body only means minimal repair costs in case of minor hits and in no way implies a safe car under heavy impact.
thanks a lot kaiserketkar and shreyans for sharing the knowledge..actually i thought stronger body is good for safety ..but now i understood ..thanks a lot for it ..but is mahindra thar stronger like its old jeeps??
Looking by its size (under 4 meters)..the EcoSport should probably priced less than the Duster..
We don’t yet have the pricing, but know this… the Ecosport will be definitely priced very competitively. And you’ll get a lot more value for your money with the Ecosport. The Duster is overpriced and underfeatured. Wait for the Ecosport.
The Ford EcoSport Ecoboost comes only in the Titanium variant – so expect an ex-showroom price of about Rs. 8.5 lakh for it, unless Ford surprises us with lower prices. On-road Bangalore would come to about Rs. 11 lakh I suppose because of the high taxes. But compared to RXL variant of the Duster – the EcoSport has far more features.
Yes, the Duster is overpriced. It has good ride quality etc, but when you look at the plastics it doesn’t seem worth the money. Rs. 13 lakh on-road? Wow. Prices have sure shot up even more now.
Know that the Duster is essentially a jacked up Logan running lots a body cladding. And inexplicably sells for twice the money. The traditional Logan strong points of excellent ride, good dynamics, space, reliability and economy are all there. But no matter how good the camouflage, the humble origins can easily be seen from the interiors and…[Read more]
Yes that’s true. Overpriced it definitely is. Besides that there’s also the cheap plastics and unnecessary cost cutting measures all over the place that make it fall out of favor with me.
I don’t know why people are buying this car including my dad
pick up is not at all good and I have mahidra xylo its steering is so light and its 90k plus but the steering of duster is very hard as compared to xylo
the controls in the car are very difficult to use like head lamps of on and ac control and specially the side mirror adjustment…[Read more]
Space is expected to be much better. Same for the ride quality and dynamics. They may also provide the 140hp version of the MHwak engine. Really hope they do their homework properly with the new Scorpio and do not leave the customers to do the last 10-15% of the R&D like they did with the XUV. Nothing official about the launch though.
The new Scorpio won’t be out till end 2014. And even if it comes out, I would suggest waiting for at least six months before you decide to buy it, because going by M&M’s past track record, the first few batches invariably have issues… the last 10-15% of R&D on customers as Shreyans puts it It is expected to be bigger than the current…[Read more]
If it’s rumored to be launched in 2014, then expect it to be actually launched in 2015. Then another 6-12 months of waiting for it to settle down and niggles to be taken care of. So realistically expect it to be a good by only late 2015 or 2016. If you can wait that much, it definitely will be worth it.
One more point to be considered is that now…[Read more]
Yeah, its a norm. Even if your old tires are worn down to shreds, you get about 200 buck per tire.
It is normal to ask for some money for your current tires. Even when the tires are worn out people get some money for them, maybe 50 or 100 rupees a tire, but even that is saving. Regards.
I got Rs. 1000 off on four tyres when I bought four new Yokohama Geolandars recently in exchange for my old Yoko Geolandar’s that had driven 71,500 km.
If not anything, the older tyres will atleast pay for the alignment and balancing of the new tyres
@Amit , @kaiserketkar – do you guys know of the better Maruti service stations in your part of town?
There are over 2 dozen MASS’s in Pune. My friends have had acceptable experiences with My Car and Sehgal, but both these have workshops on NH4 which is really far from Camp. I am not aware of any review of any particular service station near Camp within my friends circle. Wonder car being a proper dealer and not just an authorized service station…[Read more]
On the whole, MASC are quite decent. I’ve had decent experiences with Chaugule on Satara Rd, but again, that’s far from camp.
As far as WonderCars is concerned, I’ve not heard anything negative so far, so I think you should be ok with them. Do however keep your antennae on alert and make sure you understand all the work they’re proposing to do on…[Read more]
I have bought from Snapdeal, and the entire process was pretty smooth. Your experience is mostly a one-off case from what I can figure. However, the onus is on the seller [Snapdeal] to ensure that you receive the goods, and it’s their responsibility till they arrive at your doorstep. So follow it up with them to resend a fresh piece or to refund…[Read more]
Well I have purchased two products viz Chamois cloth and Abro upholstery foam cleaner (Lime). Received within 5 days. No issues.
I will tell you my experience with Snapdeal on other terms. The slowest and the costliest e-commerce site in India.
I was contineously following up with snapdeals since after receiving the 1st item. They raised a ticket in this regard with a solution lead time upto 48 hrs which is already over. Now they are saying they also don’t have any such clue & requested me to wait for 3/4 days more. Their point is if the item is returned they will run on loss as they…[Read more]
If they’re asking you to give them 3-4 days more, give it- but ask them for a specific date before which they’ll either deliver the product of refund you the money.
Snapdeal has this concept they call TrustPay, under which if you have paid for a product and not received it within 10 days of the order dispatched, then you are entitled to a refund.…[Read more]
Hi, I sent an email in this regard to their email id email@example.com. They haven’t not replied yet. However, I requested to provide a date and if not then requested for a return as per their policy. Let see what happens. Calling their cutomer care is not going to help. Let see what happens.
@Subhajit Roy , I think we work in same office.
@Abhisek Swarnakar Small world
Will catch you up sometime.
Of course(and unfortunately), the diesel.
The Diesel will fetch u more…
I disagree with both experts – you see the price of petrol is reduced and follows international price, diesel is catching up and has to match international non-subsidized price which is higher for diesel than petrol so as per the govt plan consider diesel to lose its shine in 2-3 years for sure
I really hope that day comes. But given the politics involved, I an quite sceptical about the same.
True Shreyans, also even if the price rationalization happens, it’ll still take some time for the mindset to change. Over a 3 year period definitely diesels would be favorites.
Also and automatic gearbox would affect the resale value.
The process has already begun, you seem the Petrol Diesel difference is now just Rs. 13 compared to about double a year back, i agree it will not be nullified for sure but the subsidy for pvt. cars/suvs will surely be out of favour