Category: Garage

Garage – Stephen’s Maruti Suzuki Omni

Purchased August 2006 Efficiency 11.5 kmpl (City), 14 kmpl (highway) Expenses 18 services, whose costs were not more than Rs.1500 each. Mileage 39,783 kms For Reliability, ability to take abuse, ability to pull large loads, spacious interior, cheap maintenance. Against Harsh ride quality, NO equipment at all, excessive body roll, NO air-conditioning, Underpowered engine.   The Maruti Suzuki …

Garage – Adee’s Wagon-R

  Date of acquired March 2007 Efficiency 16.2kmpl (Overall) COSTS -Nil- Distance covered 29,260kms For Reliability, roomy interiors, smooth ride, good road visibility. Drawbacks Nervous handling, narrow rear seats, poor gearchange, over-assisted steering   There are certain things in life that serve you so well that you almost stop talking notice and our long-term Wagon-R seems perfect to …

Garage – Asrar’s TVS Apache RTR 160 Fi

Date of acquired – March2009 Efficiency – 45 Kmpl (City), 50 Kmpl (Highway) Distance covered – 19,482 km Costs – Rear disc plate Rs.726/- For – Looks, performance, excellent headlight, strong breaks Drawbacks – Refinement at high revs, ergonomics for long rides, poor tyres It’s been one and half year since I got this beauty as my long …

Garage – Fairu’s Honda Activa

  Date of acquired – March 2010 Efficiency – 38kmpl Distance covered – 5297km COSTS – -Nil- For – Smooth engine, large storage space. Drawbacks – Not value-for-money, stretched waiting period.   My scooter is so popular in India. It has been my loyal on road partner, when I scoot around the city for college or when I …

Garage – Yousuf’s Karizma-R

Date of acquired – July 2009 Efficiency – 40.06kmpl Distance covered – 15,729 km COSTS – Disc pad Kit Rs.349/-, Chain spocket Rs.856/- For – Performance, plush ride, fit and finish Drawbacks – Nothing much, spares are an issue though.   Let me tell you the story that made me choose the Karizma as my street weapon. Since …

Garage – Afzal’s Alto

Date of acquired December 2007 Efficiency 14-15 kmpl (City) 18-20kmpl (Highway) COSTS -Nil- Distance covered 48,390kms For Price, good city car, space, low maintenance cost Drawbacks Bland looks, cramped interiors India’s best seller is a fine car, if you’re on a budget. The Alto uses the 800’s proven and highly efficient three-pot motor with a four-value Head on …

Garage – Hashim’s CBZ X-treme

Date of acquired – Dec 2009 Efficiency – 44.77kmpl Distance covered – 19,951km COSTS – -Nil- For – Performance, punchy engine, comfort. Drawbacks – Hard gearshifts, vibrations, squeaky rear suspension.   It has been a year since I’m using the Hero Honda CBZ X-treme as my long term bike. It is an excellent power commuter for lot of …