Hi Guys ,
I was contemplating on buying a Indica DLS NA(Naturally Aspirated) or Indica Turbo DLG few months back after selling Our Indica DLE .
Here: Want to Buy a Used Diesel Car, Help Needed
Lately ,The Kind of Car I want with Very Less Mileage Done was difficult to Find even though I tried ads online as well as Offline.Some Quoted Incredibly High Prices for low mileage cars.
So ,read about Tata's "Now or Never" Offer during Early December 2009 and Visited Tata Dealer Concorde ,Kochi,Kerala.
Indica Vista ,I liked it Although Panel Gaps and Cheap Quality Plastics are a issue with these Cars.I Concur with the Findings of ilango[speed thirst] . So I have now Indica Vista Quadrajet TERRA Trim.
Earlier I contemplated on Buying Indica Vista AQUA Trim TDI Turbo but as My Earlier Thread suggested ,There was many who discouraged telling it needs more maintenance as well as Older Technology.
Finally ,Upgraded the Budget to Buy Indica Vista Terra Trim Quadrajet ,Marine Silver Colour.Took Delivery on 24th December ,Got Registered on 2010.
As of Now 1350kms Done with First Free Service Over.I Changed Engine Oil and Oil Filter on 1000kms although TATA Asks for 10,000kms Change.Costed Me Rs1300 Roughly.Costed Me OTR Price Rs 4.6 Lakhs Over All(Including Anti Rust Coat,Waxing,Extended Warranty,Registration).
Here is a Small Review from My Part: First I will list the "Cons" rather than "Pros".
1)The Plastics are Cheap Quality.Last Week ,"Driver Side Seat belt's Upper Plastic Cover" 's Plastic Screw got loose and the panel simply came off.What More ,Saw One of the Two Legs is broken When I tried fixing it back.
2)Bonnet ,Bumpers,Doors,Dashboard below panels all having more gap than What We Expect.TASS is Helpless claiming All Vista's are "like this".
3)Front Windshield's Bottom Beadings was Loose ,Top Beadings are listed for replacements.During First Free Service,the front glass bottom beadings was adjusted;still there are small gaps.
Top Beadings also Fixed.But they are waiting for "New Type" Beadings which will be available later.
4)A/C is Not Efficient ,Especially During Noon.My Car Came With "Behr" make compressor which may be a reason.Heard New Ones have "Subros" Make.Also I read about a ECU Firmware Update which will supposedly resolve cooling.But ,Concorde,Kochi have NO Idea.
5)My car have GoodYear Tubeless Radials and From Day First ,they made noise.On First Free Service ,TASS Adjusted Front anti roll bar and replaced Bushings and done Alignment Checks .Still ,Goodyear tyres are noisy.
PS:Newest Cars Comes with Bridgestone.
6)Rear Right Side Door sometimes will not open from Inside.No!Childlock was not enabled.It Occurs rarely and TASS is also puzzled.
7)Front Left Window Glass,Rear Left Window Glass and Driver Side Glass All have Small gaps when WInd Up Fully.Beadings replaced and Mechanism Fixed.
Indica Owners, You know about How Horrible TATA Indica's Winding Mechanism for glasses is.Vista too have the same thing.What Happens is ,After Some time ,The Glass will develop "Play" and need Human Assist to wind Up Fully. The Solution is not anti-rust sprays.it Needs a particular spray called "Plastic and Polymer" Spray Costs around Rs300 Which I saw in a Local TATA(Un Authorized) Service Centre.Will Buy One Soon.
8)There was slight rust formation on Seat's beneath Which TASS ruled out citing a Common Thing.
9)Why Vista Comes With Such a Puny Horn?
10) The Luggage Space is Much Less Compared to Indica V2 DLS.
11)Why Terra Trim got Denied Tachometer?
^These are all what I remember.
Now When Taking Delivery ,Have the Car got 3M Underbody Anti Rust Coat,Waxing Done.Also Took 2+2 years Extended Warranty.
I have done Floor Covering(Vinyl) as well as Tight Fit Seat Cover,Garware Classic Sun Films,Left Side ORVM and that Ends My Accessory List as of now.
Had Scratched Near Left Rear Door While getting into Car Porch in Our House on the same day.But ,Got it Painted,Dent Repaired Locally.
TASS at Concorde,Cochin Service Advisor is so adamant in Discouraging Me from having Remote Central Locking Fitted on The Car Claiming ,They Will Not Do that at TASS as well as Will Void The Warranty on ECU!!!Actually He is telling 99% While Fixing Electrical Accessories ,they will Cut Wires..SomeOne Recommended on getting Connections done from Battery directly???.Same With My Wish to Fix a Good ROOTS Horn with Relay. - I will fix these things soon Hopefully.
Car is Fun to Ride and I feel it is a Safe and Bigger Car.We Need a Hatchback with Good Space and This Car Fits the Bill.Mileage until 500-600kms was Less.Something around 15kmpl.After First Free Service or 1000kms Over ,Mileage(Overall) has improved.No ,I am Assuming Much ,No Full Tank Test to Vouch On. Here are the "Pros" of Vista Quadrajet(Terra):
1)Car is Big and Spacious and Confidence Inspiring.Power Steering is Fine.
2) At The Price I have it ,It is a Steal of a deal with the Fiat Multijet Oops Quadrajet DIESEL Engine.Heard 400,000 kms is What these Multijets are Rumoured to last For.Good Mileage.
3)Good Interiors.It has Small Things Like a 12V Electric Outlet for Charging Purposes,Trays, A Tray Under Co-Driver's Seat etc
4) Engine Immobilizer.But No Central Locking.
5)Steering Column is adjustable even in Terra Trim for Quadrajet .
6)Electricals feels Better compared to Earlier Experience With TATA Cars.
7)Over all ,Build Quality is getting Better.For Vista ,Only Cheap Interior Plastics is the only Down thing.Feels Contradicting? Now ,I am thinking Myself as a ex-owner of a Earlier Indica DLE.
8)Suspension felt Better.Hopes Rims Also is Capable Enough to Dash Through Potholes in Monsoon.
Now I need Some Recommendations from TAI
Team. Which Remote Central Locking System(Not High End) Will You Recommend?Brand Models - All Welcome. How about Front Windscreen Sun Films?Will They a Let Down While Driving in Heavy Rains?Sun Film Guy Who came to My House claims a fog like thing will ge formed which may prevent visibility during Rains.Any Truth?
Tata Cars UnderBody Metal Sheet/Running-Board like regions are claimed to have Less Thickness compared to Maruti For Eg(THIS IS NOT MY SPECULATION) as per What I heard from Some Sources Who are Well Acquainted With Tata Indica Cars.This is Not a Bashing;But in Coastline Cities ,Rusting Can Go Deep in under Side if Not Painted Every Monsoon.What I want to Ask is ,One Guy Suggested Me - Remove the Seats,Vinyl Floorings etc Every 2 years and Get Even the Platform Painted!Any Idea? Hope All Vista Owners Will Contribute in this Thread.
Thanks and Regards,