Sorry guys. Was not able to update this thread for quiet a while. I think this thread still didn't hold the purpose of why it has been created.
I'll get into the stuff straight away
First 2000 Kms - Initial Drive
Ride and handling:
I Loved the way this beauty handles and dominates on the road. When I took the car from showroom I realized how bad the test driven car was. To be very precise, i found no difference in cruises between this beauty and Palio sport 1.6
You'll never realize that you have reached three digit speed. Cruising at a speed of 160 will give you a feel of going by 120. Even though it has adequate ground clearance, sometimes the bottom kisses the road. Yeah with massive potholes and speed breakers, we have to be a bit cautious. Braking is adequate enough for daily usage and ABS
does its job well. A well calibrated i should say.
Wanna press the A pedal? One thing i would say is this beauty will really blow the socks of all others on the road.
Stock ICE was very cool unlike others.
Double podded headlamps - I love this in all cars
dimming interior light - not sure if any other make have this.
Service center is very nearer from home. 5mins walk. Sounds silly huh
Questionable fuel efficiency. More juice = less mileage
Seating 3 adults on rear seat - Epic fail
Common thing for this car, you'll have to crouch towards the other side of driver seat to open the hood.
How much will this give?? (Mileage) That's an obvious question pops out of mind. I used to travel 100Km a day. It is from city to suburbs.Morning used to be chill since traffic wont be much. But please don't expect me to tell anything about the evenings.
First day morning, I observed the trip meter and was very satisfied. I got 14.5 with AC. Later the same evening, my lips turned from :) to :(. The traffic was heavy and I got 10. In highways, on a straight run with constant speed, i can comfortably get 14.
Final verdict is after filling tank for the first time, I got an average of 12.
Oh man, a good value for money i should say. Never expected such fidelity from a stock. I sounded very satisfactory indeed. A 3.5mm aux input is like adding honey to the milk shake.
Rear mid ranges are 5 inch in dia and delivers 25W of power. Audiophiles please change it.
Hmm Beige... Hmm beige!!! That's cool huh. A traditional steering model and the same old round vents doesn't make any difference. Doesn't look much fabulous either. Plastic quality, fit and finish are absolutely fine. Nothing is about to fall. After all, It's time for new fiesta.
Nothing much to talk about. Just read the previous posts and you'll come to know how tragical it was. Thanks to MPL.
Heart under the hood:
1.6L does the job very well. Those 4 pots just makes the wonders and cruises away. Another exciting stuff to notice is this car is very light. Kerb weight is as same as Fabia(tough built). Now imagine the power to weight ratio and realize how fast this Goliath is :) Throttle response is amazing. Right from the initial pick-up, response is awesome and you wont even have a pinch of thought about it. Engine remains very silent even after 6000 rpm. Sounds kinda amazing isn't it. I couldn't hear any motor sounds even after reaching the read line 7000 rpm. The gear shifts are better too. Never downshifted gears on inclined road regions. 1st gear is short and after that you can rev up like hell. From 2nd to 5th, gears a quiet long. Have done 180 without any effort in bypass road(my favorite), beyond that i couldn't and never wanted too. Final words here is, engine is a mammoth hmm... nah Its a Goliath on road.
What matters about buying and owning this Goliath???
What could be my final verdict?
Yes don't forget, i have got some more twists with respect to ECU remapping and stuff. OMG wait wait!!! A mail from manager :P