ABS is useful any which way – whether in city or on the highway. ABS will allow you better control of your car in panic braking situations. You will still be able to swerve to avoid an obstacle even if you jam the brakes (and such situations do come up in city traffic).
Having an ABS is a must whether in city or the highway. It allows you to have a better control over your car in an urgency.
ABS is a system that prevents the wheels from locking up and helps avoid skidding. This can be very useful in the city, especially when you are on loose sand, gravel or on wet roads
No, in the Swift the VDI variant does not have ABS. It’s not worth retro-fitting either and better to choose the ZDi variant.
No you don’t get ABS in the VDI variant. And as roshun said its not advisable to get ABS fitted additionally. I would suggest you should look for other options if ABS and EBD are on your priority list. Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq Diesel Titanium, Toyota Etios Liva GD are some of the options you have.
Swift VDi/VXi variants do not have ABS with EBD till now. The ZDi/ZXi variants do have it. Ritz has a VDi edition which is equipped with ABS.
This seems to be an issue with the fitment of the CNG kit. I think you have a venturi type system. The sudden deceleration is resulting in an improper flow of CNG. This could be one issue. Also cleaning of air filter, throttle body is very, very important for a CNG car especially. Dirt air filter, clogged injectors can really dampen performance.…[Read more]
Your engine either isn’t getting enough CNG or your spark plugs aren’t doing their job quite well. If it is not one of those two then your injectors could need cleaning! Get that checked and get your spark plug changed. Also increasing your idling RPM may help, not the best solution though, more like hiding the problem
Its a 4 step process. 1. Check the air filter. Replace if its clogged. Also replace the air filter box if there is any physical damage 2. Have the throttle body and injectors cleaned by your regular mechanic. While you are at it, have the spark plugs checked as well. 3. Have the engine tuned properly on petrol, making sure there is no misfiring.…[Read more]
No it’s not. The Gen 1 Wagon R steering was very light, this one is a bit hard yet very responsive.
The new Wagon R has a steering that is a bit more interactive. You can feel the road a lot more, you may look at that as a negative or a positive depending on how you prefer driving. It is harder in comparison to the old Wagon R but it is still quite light, if you look at it stand alone.
I have a Gen 1 Wagon R. Its steering is still as light as it was on day 1. You can turn it with a finger. The new K-Series Wagon R has a stiffer steering.
I own the 2008 Wagon R, for me its just perfect. Light for city driving and quite responsive for highway driving. Sudhi, if you want to know cars with feather light steering, try i10 and i20.
We expect it to be priced at Rs. 12.5 lakh ex-showroom. It is worth it, if you are looking for a large chunk of sheet metal. It has the size and looks the price!
If you can live with the below par interiors and fit and finish, the F-1 is one BIG machine that provides good all round space, a strong and reliable diesel engine and surprisingly, best in class dynamics and comfort. I personally rather like the F-1.
I think it should cost around 12-12.5 lakh ex-showroom also i agree with Shreyans about good all round space, a strong and reliable diesel engine with best of dynamics and comfort. I think its worth buying though it would have been great if they did something with the interiors and fit and finish.
If you need 4×4 capability and lots of space, why not! Overall build quality and finish etc are factors you may not like, but then it is pretty similar to the Scorpio in that respect. Force One is extreme value for money, and if you are ok with a not very sophisticated SUV, then it makes sense.
Go for Hyundai Eon its better than both of them and it costs same as alto
wait 4 Cervo……….
Nano is practical, but not for everyone. Do you want a cheap car, that is economical and has lots of legroom and headroom? Then yes. Also, if you do not go on long trips. Even better if you live in a reasonably normal climate, where it is not extremely hot. If this is the case, then Nano is a good buy. The Alto is a more complete car, but space is…[Read more]
Alto has better acceleration and top-end performance. Its engine is less noisy when compared to the Nano. Besides, its 30,000 plus sales every month shows how reliable Alto is. But the Alto doesn’t offer as much legroom and headroom that the Nano offers. Hence, if you are a tall person and legroom & headroom are your top priorities and don’t mind…[Read more]
Thanks for the advice
Nano is good for crowded cities and where there’s plenty of traffic. It has a small turning radius and parking is easy. It’s also surprisingly spacious for four people. Good as a city car only.
You should go for the Maruti Suzuki Alto.
That’s true! If you drive factory fitted CNG then you’ll hardly notice any lag in the power pick up. Factory fitted kit is highly recommended as it is fitted at the time of production in the factory before outer body gets fitted. It is tested for all different aspects including performance.
Between Rs.7 lakh to Rs.9 lakh you can get several cars each with their own ups and downs. The Rapid and Vento are both good options and you enjoy driving them as well, with the Rapid making more sense if you are not obsessed with the VW tag. The Nissan Sunny top of the line diesel if you are looking for a car that has a lot of space on the…[Read more]
Considering everything I will suggest the Nissan Sunny diesel. The space inside it is enormous – you will feel like you own a car a segment above. You get more space than a Corolla inside!
Well if you’re looking for space and mileage i would suggest you opt for nissan sunny. It has got ample torque and also it gives a commendable mileage. Also depends on how many members u want to fit in. Sunny can easily fit in three people at the rear and even 4 if required. Indeed it makes you feel that you own a car a segment above because the…[Read more]
Clearly its either the Sunny or the Rapid diesel. The Nissan Sunny and Skoda Rapid are radically different cars. Hence, it all comes down to what you expect from your car. If sporty looks, outright performance and great handling characteristics are top priorities, the Skoda Rapid will fit. If low price, space, comfort, features and fuel economy…[Read more]
what about after sale service & maintenance charges for sunny & rapid?
It also depends on if you’re going to be driving it yourself a lot or will also use the rear seat. The Sunny is great for people who want to be chauffeur driven too, or if you travel with family most of the time. It’s not that great when it comes to handling, but is extremely fuel efficient. Rapid on the other hand is much better to drive and…[Read more]
either sunny or rapid..
@Roshun i m concerned about service cost and noise issue skoda diesel sound a lot as compared to others. what will be basic service cost. It will be self driven car almost.
Average service cost for Skoda is about Rs. 7,000, mainly because. Skoda uses synthetic oil, but since service is only once in 15,000 km it’s not bad. As for parts fo example, a Rapid headlamp costs Rs. 3900 each (I recently saw one being replaced)again, not so bad. In cabin noise in the Rapid is decently controlled and its only if you rev hard…[Read more]
@roshun what about sunny diesel is the same as rapid in service cost and noise?
The Sunny diesel definitely feels quieter than Rapid. As for service cost, I’ve not got enough Nissan feedback to comment and have not been into their workshop yet. Will check and get back on that.