Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 T-Jet' started by rana, Nov 30, 2011.
Nice Write ! Keep on tasting the Pasta that was cooked from heart. Congrats !
Well ! PASTA with brown sauce ! Looks cool ! Congrates and enjoy the Italian dish.
Bad news... Pasta's hurt...
So there this work going on at the exit to the office parking... the area where work was going on was demarcated by iron stumps and left very small place on the side for cars to squeeze out. I managed to squeeze out the front but the bulge of the rear wheel arch managed to scrape on the iron stumps....
inspection revealed a scratch on the paint of the rear wheel arch... quite deep, no dent though. Talked to my friendly SA at concrde motors... he says the tata SS would take about 9k t fix it whereas he recommended that there's a garage which he could recommend where it oculd be done at 3k.... I personally feel that its like a Nazar na Lag Jaye type teeka which I will let stay... What say...
Very sad to learn about the scratch. You will not sleep for few days for sure and whenever you see the scratch it feels bad. If it is small one, just leave it. Please post the picture if you can
I had first scratch on 7th day of ownership. Two-wheeler scooty came and rammed on the right side of the front bumper. impact was huge, I thought damage might be replacement of bumper and tinkering of bonnet. To my surprise the bumper took two deep cut lines with holes on it. Came home and applied m-seal to the bumper and left it and used for 6 months. Just before first service I had a running board damage on the left side, i got it fixed during the first service.
I was out of action for the last three weeks given that I have shifted to a new place and theres no internet and the bosses in office have been giving a hard time.
However, on the weekend of 3-4th Dec, Pasta had a taste of the open highways and the lovely twisties of the Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar route. It was on the morning of the 3rd that four adults (me and my friends family) and a small cutie (his 2 yr old daughter) boarded Pasta and left the rest to me and Pasta. THe morning traffic out of CHembur to the expressway was more than expected but Pasta did not mind that as she got the first tastes of speeds over 80k and revs of 4k. A breakfast stop at Mcd's Panvel was a wrong move as the brkfust sucked big time. However, the xpressway immediately after welcomed us with open arms and once Pasta set tyres on it, there was bliss... Despite of repeated reminders from the women at the back of not to speed, Pasta just couldnt keep herself restricted to anything below 140-150. The surprising thing is that no body really realised until they looked at the speedometer.
THe highways were munched effortlessly and soon the twisties upto panchgani began. I could not really push Pasta at the corners given the reasonable traffic and the loaded car (didnt really want the ladies in the back swaying around). But the odd overtaking at the corner was throughly enjoyable
The return journey wa pretty much similar. Pasta never really seemed out of breath. It was fun carving your path at above 100 speeds on a busy expressway... a regular pattern of blink (through the headlights), shift (lanes) and charge (overtake). The steering was flawless, effortless and anythingnegative-less...
As always, the office connection does not let me upload pics and if some kind member agrees, i can mail the pics for uploading.
The only hiccup I have faced is the clutch assmebly. The clutch pedal travel is a long way and a lot of that is actually without engaging the clutch. It is only in the last bit that the clutch engages. I am still having problems adjusting to it and keep stalling the car in traffic. Is there a way to reduce the clutch pedal travel?
Nice to hear you are enjoying your beauty thoroughly. I can imagine the fun driving on expressways and curvy mahabaleshwar route.
About the long travel of clutch, I think you will get used to it. I faced some problem for a week or so, but now totally adjusted to it. In a way, I think it's better to have long clutch in city driving since long travel gives you a long range to play with. I had an Esteem and because of short-play, there were lots of occasion when it used to stall because of small range. I am not an auto-expert, and this is totally my view.
Congrats on ur new Car. Really nice review. Dont worry about the clutch, you will get used to it as it is very soft and not very difficult to engage.
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Great that you are enjoying your pasta
Hey congrats, as usual, you have my email ID, email me the pics and I will upload them for you
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