Story of my Vista from Day1 to now
... Day 1
On Monday(07.01.2013), the dealership persons took her to RTO with all papers for Registration.
She got missed her fancy by 1... I was expecting 0550 but she got 0549.
(I don't want to book for the fancy number, that too for Rs.16,000/-)
The dealer took her back to their yard at 3.00PM and took her for installing Seat covers, mud flaps, dash board grip holder and floor mats..
They have done a nice job. Eventhough the fittings of Seat covers is not 100% perfect, I like the way they have worked on it. They removed all the seats and installed it. (it took around 3Hours)
And they made a simple water service and tied the ribbons.
Finally they have made a small pooja and presented the key with a Choco pack at around 07.00PM, with a small photoshoot.
Then they explained the features and AtoZ of her for 20minutes.
For the first time, my dad gave the keys to me and I started her to home. By the time she had crossed 54kms (Since TRL to RTO is around 15kms and so 30kms up and down)
It was really a pleasant drive with her. My home is about 35kms from TRL. I didn't felt that Iam driving Vista for the first time.
And after reaching home, we had another thing to smile. Yes, it is parking. The parking space in our home is exactly fits Vista (with two inches gap in side and front) We have doubted whether she will fit inside there or not, since the road is also very narrow. But it has been made possible. But everytime we need to take some front-rear movements twice or thrice
So, @Day1 she completed 90kms. Day 2
Took her to Bannari for Pooja, along with my family.
The distance from my home to Bannari through the City is about 110kms.
She pulled 6 passengers onboard without any sign of lag.
I can say AC is one of the finest part in Vista. Its so fast. But the Sunlight enters directly and heats up the interiors. Breaking is excellent.
Then completed our Spiritual trip on the way to all temples and returned home night.
The mileage I have calculated roughly was 17kmpl(with 80% AC)
By the time, the Odo was reading 340kms. So smoothly.! Day 3
Took her to the City and installed the accessories:
* Garware Sun Control films (50% transparent)
* Full Beige stitch type floor mats fit and finish was really good
* Number plates
*Some Stickering works
I have made everything done at Car Palace @Perundurai Road
The total cost of jewelling was Rs.7,000/- and we got a discount of Rs.2000 an finally paid Rs.5,000/- (This was the first amount Iam spending for Vista after paying the OTR Price of 6Lakhs)
At the end of the day she have done 444kms. Day 4
Complete rest for my Vista. Simply posing inside the parking.
And Iam planning to take her to the dealer again to get the pending free accessories installed, by tomorrow or Day-after-tomorrow.