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Driving experiances of premium(D segment and above) cars by TFI members

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by sungoa2010, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Tron

    Tron Superiore

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    Turbo lag???? :-D :-D :p you must be jocking! :p :-D
    Alright jocks apart! No sungoa no turbolag atall. As soon as you floor the paddle you feel the thrust on your chest man. Already butterflies were flying in my stomuch as i was driving BMW X1! And as i said after suddenly switching from Linea to X1 you seriously can't judge anything for a time of span as it is a whole new transformation! Above review i tried to give with-out compairing X1 with Linea. But about turbo-lag seriously i can't tell you if it is their or not. For that perfections i have to drive her for atleast a week. :p

    But surely if i get to drive some more powerfull car than X1 then i can fermly make a statement on that. :)
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  2. Tron

    Tron Superiore

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    sorry for back to back post.

    @Italia-linea, please share your experiance too. As i have seen your US pics with black MUSTANG!! You must have driven many others too. So please share those moments witn us.
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  3. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Nice thread!
    It is so wonderful to read the different experiences of using these vehicles.
    I never really had the chance to try out any other car at three digit speeds, still waiting eagerly for that chance.
  4. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Let the pics speak.
    Apart from pics below i have driven, ford focus, Sonata( US model- which is now launched in india), and few more

    My Favourite was the black modded mustang :)

    dodge.jpg

    mustang.jpg

    mustang1.jpg

    mustang2.jpg

    mustang3.jpg
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  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Which is the 4th one in picture? Can you share us the driving experiences?
  6. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.2
    Its A Ford Mustang GT
  7. jishnu

    jishnu Superiore

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    It's a dodge avenger! :)
  8. Thanks Sugoa2010 for pointing me to this thread. Would like to share my experiences with two of my cars (320d, CRV ) I love.

    BMW 320 d exclusive : 2011 model ; have done only 6100km in the last one year. Primary use it in the city for office work or on long high way drives. Driving pleasure is unparalleled. Has been very reliable. Avg : city 12, highway 14-15. Recently replaced runflat tires with tubeless ones. The ride has tremendously improved. Would keep it for couple of years. Mostly chauffer driven in the city.

    Honda CRV 2007 automatic : Utterly reliable, pleasure to drive. Preferred vehicle for family out of the city drives. Though fuel efficient by American standard ( I bought it on the recommendations of my brother in lawwho is in California who also owns it ), it is poor by Indian standards ( 6-7km in the city and 8-9 in the highway ). Have done 40 K+. Recently changed the tires to Michelin. Absolute peace of my mind vehicle.

    Recently I bought Punto 90 HP ( that is how I am in this forum ). Primarily use it for week end drives with my wife for temple visits outside BLR. Done 3700. Very reliable , pleasure to drive. Gives me around 20km/ltr. Let me attempt comparison of the three I have ( we know that they belong to different classes ). If I use a term ‘driving confidence ‘ which is function of ‘reliablity’, ‘ pleasure of driving ‘ ( ride, handling , acceleration, engine response … ),’peace of mind’, ’how well it serves my purpose ‘. This is how I rate them ( on a scale of 1-10 )

    320d : 9
    CRV : 9
    Punto : 8

    This not scientific. But this is how I view them. I would be happy to share more of my experiences.
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  9. saharsh

    saharsh Regolare

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    Have test driven all Skoda premium cars:
    Skoda Laura: Steering not as good as the Linea's one,but still better than most of its competitors.amzing ride,Diesel Power:just amazing,car pulls like anything whether it would M/T or DSG! hot and high quality interiors and exteriors.

    Skoda Yeti: Almost identical to laura,but engine pulls more cleanly but it does have a more gruff note while picking up speeds.its practical but priced too much.

    Skoda Superb:Best-in-class, simply.. handling better than passat,accord,camry etc. and with the minimal body roll and quick steering! Thumbs up from me! and engines are also very powerful and efficient.
  10. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Thanks for your review. We get very rare chance of reading such honest comparison.:)

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