Saturday, February 16, 2013

My experience with Tata Vista D90

Hi everyone , 
if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook you might know that i was provided the opportunity to test drive the Visata D90 for a couple of days during BlogAdda's Product Review Program . Before starting with the review and specifications i really wanted to mention about my experience with the TATA people. Its really rare that i get impressed with an Indian PR's but i must say at TATA the staff was very friendly, cooperative and professional. 
(one extra mark for that :P)

Before the Review here are the car specifications.


Technical Specifications






Emission Norm            BS4





Engine Fuel                  Diesel



Type                             4 Cylinder, VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger)




Displacement (cc)        1248





Max. Engine Output     90PS@4000 RPM




Max. Torque                 200Nm@1750-3000 RPM 




Tyre Size                       175/65 R14




Tyre Type Radial Tubeless
Length x Width x Height 3795 mm x 1695 mm x 1550 mm
Wheelbase 2470 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Boot Space 232 Litres
Transmission No. of Gears: 5 Forward + 1 Reverse
Suspension "Front: Independent, Lower Wishbone, McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear: Semi Independent, Twist Beam with Coil Spring and Shock Absorber"
Steering Power Assisted Rack & Pinion
Brakes "Type: Vacuum Assisted Independent Dual Circuit, Diagonal Split, Hydraulic Brakes
Front: Disc Brakes; Rear: Drum Brakes"
Fuel Tank Capacity 44 Litres (Quadrajet90)


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So we had the car for roughly 3 day , ie. 7th(half day) to 9th(half day) and overall we kinda liked the car. Sumit and i both tested the car, i was more into  the looks and for him it was all about performance and power.  "He" really liked the powerful engine but i felt petrol car are more quite but lets find out how was our overall experience.







My Experience 
First talking about the looks and interiors,  the model we got had alloy wheels which gives the car a sporty and chic look, i also like the design of the headlights and another plus point was the fog lights.
Talking about the interiors , the beige seat over and dual tone interiors gives a very classy and neat look to the car , the console is very neat and placed at the right place.






In short , spacious interiors, convenient console, steering mounted audio controls add the convenience. On the exterior part the 3 barrel follow me headlights and fog light provides better visibility and the chrome finishing on the body just adds to the overall look.
The good thing about the follow me headlight is that the lights stays on for 30 seconds after you turn off the car so that you can navigate through the dark.
Oh,  not to forget the contrast roof, everyone would agree with me that the black roof looks so good.








On the basis of the power and performance we both agreed that this car really has a powerful engine and the car is really steady, with good ground clearance (i hate those huge speed breakers in Delhi)   Driver information system gives helpful info. and also adds to the style of the console, The car is apt for Indian roads as the handling is good and the good suspension saves you from the bumpy ride.
As i said before the engine is powerful.. VGT (variable geometry turbocharer ) which gives improved throttle response even at lower RPM
Illuminated controls on the inside like for the windows as well as on the sterring wheel are very convenient at night.

To conclude i would say if you are looking for a powerful diesel car , VistaD90 would be the right choice for you. Its comfortable for long drives and your safely is enured by ABC , EBD and Airbags.
For me few drawbacks were the noise the engine makes , its not very loud and guys love it but for me i coudn't stop noticing it. The Cup holder were very shallow , now i know you might be thinking i have lost it and how how does it make a difference , it does because they are not deep they dont hold the cup or bottle properly which can risk drivers as well as passengers safety. Braking would have been a little better but otherwise its am amazing car.


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