Monday, September 24, 2012

McLaren Vs Lexus Vs Lambhorgini Vs Bugatti

I could not resist but post this video from head to head. This is simply awesome especially because of the background music.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The F12 Berlinetta is the latest from Ferrari. Its lighter, faster and meaner and yet its fuel efficient and environment friendly with lower carbon emissions. It boasts a V12, 6262 cc engine, 7 speed gearbox and is the fastest car Ferrari has ever produced. Its reaches 100km/h in 3.1 seconds. Check out this awesome review from Auto Express to know more.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Renault Scala - Not Again!!

I have not seen many Nissan Sunny's on road. I get it that it is a CAAAARRRRRRR! but hey! don't you guys get it. It is just simply not looking good. Renault decides to come up with Scala with the same looks. What is wrong with them???

I had an experience in the back seat of the Sunny recently and yes it is definitely a CAAARRRRRR!!! There is a lot of space inside the car. Your kids would not have any issues having fun in the back seat. However what disappointed me the most is the design of the exterior and interior of the car. 

Exterior

The huge buttocks of this car makes the car's rear stand apart from the front. What was Nissan thinking??? While the front looks descent the rear looks all messed up. Even the side profile of the car is not appealing. Each element of the car is actually good but the way they have been integrated together is what makes it unattractive. Nissan messed it up big time.

Interior

Again individually all elements speak up just fine. For some reason the entire assemble looks very asymmetric. The dashboard and the center console don't look up to mark and everything is simply borrowed from the Micra. 

Suspension

Sitting behind I did not enjoy the suspension as much as I did in the Polo. However the engine feels good. 

The scala is no different. Its the same samosa but from a different stall. Renault has played here and there with few design elements and the engine. Overall it looks like the Sunny but the design in the front is good here. 


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Volkswagen Polo - Simplicity sells!

I got a chance to experience the Polo yesterday and I must say that I finally am convinced that all I heard about Volkswagen is indeed true. Let me get into the facts right away. These are simply what I feel about the car.

What i like:

I have seen several reviews claiming the ride quality of Volkswagen to be one of the best in the market. This is true. Few of my colleagues in the car felt the same too. The ride quality is definitely way better than most cars in the market today. I had always been crazy about the looks of a car. The new Fludic Verna for example has a very different and classy look; echoing "Fludic" from front to rear. At the same time many feel its ride quality is not as smooth as it should be. The fact is a driver is going to spend 100% of his time driving and its important a buyer pays more attention to the drive quality and comfort over the looks. So yes, the ride and comfort in the Polo is simply good. This is a verdict from four of us inside the car. 

Quality of build of the car is another plus. The exterior and interior is built with great care and definition. I had no complains on the dashboard or the design. It all seemed to fall well in place.

Boot space is simply awesome. It's spacious like you would find in a sedan.

What I din't like

I felt that I really had to strain to get into the car. The rear seat leg space and height seemed less. The car also has a low ground clearance.

The vehicle seemed underpowered. Push the throttle and it is not as responsive as it should be. However the steering sensitivity is good.

No power windows in the rear. You get this in the mid and high end variants however most cars have this and it's disappointing that Volkswagen decided to add a price to it.

Its expensive. You would get the i20 for about 50 G more but loaded with all the goodies. The only downside with i20 is its drive quality.

A different opinion from CarBuyer


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Honda Brio - Useless?

I don't understand the purpose of this car. It's small and costs over 4 lacs. What will you do with a car like this? Maybe go for a drive to have some tea!!!
It's compact and Honda has designed it well. I mean, there is leg space, there is this little boot space, there is good visibility and there is all the goodies (well not all of them) you need in a car, but is it good enough?. It sports a1.2 litre engine and is definitely power packed, the drive is smooth and so is the performance and hey! its Honda. Personally I feel it is smaller than the i10 and comparing its price to what it offers it does not seem worth the money to me.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Electric Car - Renault Fluenze

Electric cars have one major problem. You need to quickly find a socket to re-charge the batteries when it runs out of charge and it takes a lot time to fully charge the batteries; usually about eight to ten hours. One option is to simply remove the discharged battery and replace it with a new one and then keep the old one for charging.  Its clever how about 400 Renault Fluenze operate this way in Israel. You can read more in this link. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19423835