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Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by Pran, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Lessons from the trip.
    1. Fiat = Reliability
    2. N-S, E-W corridor and Golden quadrilateral is reliable for long travels and can reach the destination by the time suggested by Google maps
    3. Taking any NH is a risk and always our time estimates will be wrong, expect double travel time suggested by Google maps
    4. Never plan a travel with family for late night drives even though you have a hotel room already booked.
    5. Of the near-to 3000km driven Kerala NH17 and 47 were better to drive, except for the traffic.
    6. Goa needs more time.
    7. Plan for Jog falls during monsoon.

    After math.
    1. Lots of scratches and a dent in the engine guard, nothing serious though
    2. Leftwards pulling, alignment needs to be done, thanks to the horrible roads.
    3. Car is dirty :)
    4. Due to some good stretches in the ghats which was covered in 80km/hr speed the inner threads of both the front tyres are almost shaved off.
    5. Up shifting of gear happens only after 2500 rpm
    6. Rattling from the steering unit reappeared,thanks to the bad roads. This was present when I took delivery of the car and was fixed then.

    Of the total 2800km, my contribution was 2400km, couldn't get the hands off the wheel !!
    Noticed one more thing while writing this post, I don't know the spelling of "strech" ::OO , corrected each and every instance of its appearance except this ::D
  2. soccerfan

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    great trip you had roy. any new sounds from the suspension after traversing through bad raods???
  3. royj

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    Oops.. You meant Pran. I went to Pune for the factory visit.

    Pran, nice report, but where are the pictures? :confused1
  4. Pran

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    Roy, I will upload the pics soon. So you were the one from Trivandrum.

    Mods: Please change the topic as Trivandrum-Bangalore-Hampi-Goa-JogFalls-BekalFort-Trivandrum
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    Oops. Sorry for the mistake Roy ::V
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