Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mileage counter - i10

After close to two years now my i10 gives a mileage of 15 to 16 km / litre. Not bad. I was expecting it to be bad. But I guess I am a good driver expect for few scratches and couple of dents here and there. Sometimes shit happens even if you are careful. So I can't help it.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Renault Koleos

Its a 4WD.. hooo hooo! But 1995 cc seems a little under powered for a 4 WD. Xylo comes packed with 2498 cc. It comes loaded with all the goodies and is available in automatic transmission and 6 manual gears.  Price in Bangalore is 23 lacs. Xylo comes at 8 lac. Is it worth it.. you decide.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nissan Sunny - Affordable

We were in the cab talking of cars, companies, car pooling, petrol cost and blah! blah! blah! and I bumped into this hoarding with an ad of Nissan Sunny. I was thinking to myself.. not another petrol car please. But you know what.. everybody is in the competition before the fuel runs out. So what the heck! Introducing to you Nissan Sunny.

It was originally launched in 1966 as the Datsun 1000 as has come a long way since then. My friend said it was cheap, starting at about 7 lac so I decided to probe into it. So like the Micra - which apparently was a boring looking car to me,Sunny has the start and stop button. I love it when a car does not need the key to start the engine. Its got space, nice interiors, sports a fresh dashboard and lots of boot space. Sunny boasts and banks on these features and I agree. Its not only about the car, its also about the space. Be it where you sit or how much you store its always better when there is more space.

The exterior styling is nothing new. We have seen better for sure. The car that comes to the top of my head with a good exterior design is the Hyundai Verna Fluidic. What is really interesting with Sunny is the price. Its priced at the cost of a hatchback. It starts at 5.78 lacs and tops 7.78 lac ex showroom Delhi. Sound reasonable isn't? It also comes loaded with all the goodies we expect in a car. So why not Sunny? Give it a shot.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beer or Petrol

With beer now being cheaper than petrol in India, I think technology should improve to use it as a fuel instead. Imaging drinking beer and also using it for your car. If you run short of it, you can always suck it out from the fuel tank.

Hyundai Verna - Fluidic

Love the new Hyundai Verna. The style is simply cool. Its better than the three or four variants that they brought up in the market. Though the styling looks a bit similar to the i10 and the i20  it does definitely stand out from its competitors.  Its called the Fluidic Verna. If I  had one of the old version I would have upgraded it for sure. Priced between 7 to 10 lacs it looks worth considering the bag loads of features it comes bundled with. The styling is different and unique and rises the bar of Hyundai a little.