I heard my name So the devil is here. Ex Indica vista qjet owner
-First ever car in my Home !
I have come to this thread today only. good to notice satisfied Tata owners.
One and only one thing daunted me most of the time is when somebody said thier tata car wont rattle.( big LOL from my side). of course I believe new 2012 Tata cars wont rattle somehow as the have changed the polymer to more elastic ones.
The rattling issue in cheaper car is not some mysterious problem Inherent in Tata and Maruti cars only but the manufacturers cut corners in selection of materials.
There are 3 types of "rattle" in any car I know so far and all three could be heard from any given stock Tata car you can drive unless it is highly modified.
My experience was disappointing and I hate to do the brick-batting everywhere.
in 1 year/12kkm
I did not had to visit service center Often but They never delivered the car in promised time nor they cleaned it properly and asked me to put good marks on feedback forms ,Pardon my innocence I thought somebody may feel bad so I did give full marks for shoddy work couple of times .( enlightenment happened much later after joining TAI
twice it broke on middle of road for clutch cylinder failure issue- I thought It was my mistake but they acted as if they did a big favour by rectifying it Free of cost under warrenty and asked me to pay the consumable around Rs500 including some oil etc,(My knowledge was limited so I thought god saved me from big expenditure )
Mileage was always less than 16kmph. when I notified after (2k km )this to ASS
they said they can do anything only after 10Kkm.
After 10k km I reminded them again about the FE issue for which they said they will have to run it with full tank (fuel expence from my pocket) and do the analysis if there is some issue they have to take it back to manufacturer in Maharashtra.
Fortunate for them I was not Involved with any auto forums or TAI
so they got away scaring me to hell.
a funny one is the side beading of the front wind shield which becomes zigzag and greyish due to weathering or something. I asked them to fix it for which they said "we have nothing to do about such things we can suggest you contact the manufacturer "
We are three people who owned Tata cars and decided never to own it again.
My story you guys have read it
Other one was early Indica he had the radiator Boiling issue which nobody could find a solution. at times his car would look like steam engine or dragon puffing out steam from nose sold it within two year and bought wagon R. he drives skoda octy and Maruti swift now
Third is an elderly Person who is fond of Indian products and loved to buy Tata product(not anymore).
his car was Indica Vista TDI . There was some consistent issues with doors and windows. after many visits finally the issues were solved untill for a week when passenger side door flung opened in middle of traffic. he thanked God million times that it dint hit anything or anybody. tied it with Handkerchief and left within a month sold it off and Bought a Volkswagen Polo.
Hope you might have got the Picture .