Owning Nissan Terrano 85 ps

r rayaru

Member
[MENTION=16860]deepam[/MENTION] very good decision sir. The Renault - Nissan Partnership in my view has turned out to be one of the most successful ventures in Indian automobile history. Also Currently atleast in Pune , Mumbai region as far as I know Nissan Terrano is selling like hot cakes, mostly due to changes in design , making it look more stylish, stunning SUV. Also another important fact is, Nissan Terrano has almost eaten into the sales of Mahindra XUV 500, along with its cousin duster, a close friend of mine who is a manager of a Mahindra dealership told, me that a lot of XUV customers who purchased XUV were quite dissatisfied with its performance, the vehicle has turned out to be a major dissappointment in rural markets, its maintenance cost has increased, also being a monocoque suspension body [whole chassis + body jointly fixed] a major stability issue arised, the vehicle though having a good pickup, used to wobble slightly at high speed. I don't know whether this prompted Mahindra & Mahindra to launch W4 having much lesser ground clearance than W6 and W8, and to counter Nissan- Renault led duster and Terrano. Anyways sir a good buy:) also that you had done an indepth investigation into the specifics of vehicle and your subsequent reviews have amazed me a lot. And XUV stands no chance in front of cousins Duster & Terrano, even with the might of W4 recently launched,:)
 
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deepam

Super User
[MENTION=16860]deepam[/MENTION] very good decision sir. The Renault - Nissan Partnership in my view has turned out to be one of the most successful ventures in Indian automobile history. Also Currently atleast in Pune , Mumbai region as far as I know Nissan Terrano is selling like hot cakes, mostly due to changes in design , making it look more stylish, stunning SUV. Also another important fact is, Nissan Terrano has almost eaten into the sales of Mahindra XUV 500, along with its cousin duster, a close friend of mine who is a manager of a Mahindra dealership told, me that a lot of XUV customers who purchased XUV were quite dissatisfied with its performance, the vehicle has turned out to be a major dissappointment in rural markets, its maintenance cost has increased, also being a monocoque suspension body [whole chassis + body jointly fixed] a major stability issue arised, the vehicle though having a good pickup, used to wobble slightly at high speed. I don't know whether this prompted Mahindra & Mahindra to launch W4 having much lesser ground clearance than W6 and W8, and to counter Nissan- Renault led duster and Terrano. Anyways sir a good buy:) also that you had done an indepth investigation into the specifics of vehicle and your subsequent reviews have amazed me a lot. And XUV stands no chance in front of cousins Duster & Terrano, even with the might of W4 recently launched,:)
r rayaru,
Thanks for your comments.
I am surprised to read that Terrano is a hit in Mumbai Pune reason.
Yes XUV 5OO is an overhyped product and has maintenance issues. I also found that the Servicing network of Mahindra is not customer friendly; that way Tata are much better to them.
Yes mechanical of Duster and Terrano is what Indians just seem to love. The suspension and ride quality of these vehicles are unmatched in this category or price segment.
I am due for my second service close to 19k on ODO and happy with its performance.
On highway it is the most fuel efficient and very much sensitive to temperature. With higher temperature [like 40 C] the mileage drops ~ 30-35%. We will not see this change in Innova or XUV 5OO; as the base is a smaller number.

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Congratulations for your new car... :)
Thank you Arghya; for the wishes.

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Last month I did a quick trip on the Hyderabad - Pargi - Sedam - Chittapur [Gulbarga Dt] - Gulbarga. What a change in AP border to Gulbarga; there are 2 tolls and it is worth to pay tolls on this route.
In 2008 when I traveled in this route for 60 km I had taken 2 hour 45 minutes. Just covered in ~ 50 minutes. Love the construction.
If traveling by car from Hyderabad to Solapur; I recommend you to take this route. In opposite side I saw Paulo travels Goa - Hyderabad bus both Volvo B9R and their AC Sleeper taking this route instead of NH9.

Details of this Route:
Hyderabad [Mehedipatnam] - Langar Housz - Chevella - Mannagada X road [take left] - travel 19 km to reach Pargi - post bus stand at Pargi take right and continue straight on to Kodangal - reach Rowpalle village near IOC take right to Sedam [straight goes to Yadgir]. After you take right you will be on butter smooth toll road cross Rajashri Cements factory to reach Sedam; before entering you get a left turn for ROB; cross and then again turn left to Malkhed - Gulbarga. You will enter Gulbarga thru' Gulbarga University. As you enter Ring road @ Gulbarga take left and proceed further till you see diversion for Jevargi. Continue towards Jevargi on reach Jevargi after a IOC petrol bunk on left take right towards Bijapur. On reaching take right at ring road to proceed towards Solapur [straight road].

Google map [not sure this works]:
https://goo.gl/maps/IxeMN

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Last week, did a trip to Vemulawada [Shr Raja rajeshwara swamy] and Kondagattu [Sri Anjaneya Swamy] temples and followed the route:
Hyderabad-Siddipet [Toll road 4 lane]; Siddipet - Sircilla- Vemulawada [2-lane, good road] and Vemulawada to Kondagattu' passes thru' villages and some section is really bad for hatch backs or Sedans but over all the road is good.
Return Kondagattu - Karimnagar [2- lane] and Karimnagar to Hyderabad [4-lane road with 2 tolls]. Tolls are located at 64 and 112 km from Hyderabad outer ring road.
Google route:
https://goo.gl/maps/7fojB

More info on Vemulawada temple:
http://www.vemulawadatemple.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vemulawada

More info on Kondagattu temple:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kondagattu

http://www.kondagattu.org/index1.htm

The serene around Kondagattu temple is really mesmerizing with green forest cover. There is a TSTDC [Ex- APTDC Haritha hotel] at Kondagattu.
 
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Roadhunk

MUSAFIR HU, PARYATAK NAHI
Sir, nice journey. I think bad patches is not a problem for a terrano. My brother ones one, his car is white colored one.
 

deepam

Super User
Sir, nice journey. I think bad patches is not a problem for a terrano. My brother ones one, his car is white colored one.
Yes agree.
The new Duster 4X4 which has independent suspension at rear will have better suspension - just pampered.

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Completed the 20000 marks in exactly 10 months of ownership; due to servicing this weekend.
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Did a Trip to Hyderabad-Vijayawada-NH5-Elluru-Tanaku- Ravulapalem and back in 27 hours [840 km; with total 11 hours break at Ravulapalem]. Terrano met the expectations.

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Sir, nice journey. I think bad patches is not a problem for a terrano. My brother ones one, his car is white colored one.
White is a nice color; I wanted it but for my case maintenance was not easy; so I opted for bronze grey.
What is the variant and how many kms your brother has clocked?
 

Roadhunk

MUSAFIR HU, PARYATAK NAHI
Yes agree.
The new Duster 4X4 which has independent suspension at rear will have better suspension - just pampered.

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Completed the 20000 marks in exactly 10 months of ownership; due to servicing this weekend.
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Did a Trip to Hyderabad-Vijayawada-NH5-Elluru-Tanaku- Ravulapalem and back in 27 hours [840 km; with total 11 hours break at Ravulapalem]. Terrano met the expectations.

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White is a nice color; I wanted it but for my case maintenance was not easy; so I opted for bronze grey.
What is the variant and how many kms your brother has clocked?
He odo shows 14,000 km. he owns the top end variant. :)
 

deepam

Super User
Just completed the 20K last free labor servicing last week.
Oil Filter [Rs 289.95], Diesel Filter [Rs 1432.31], Air Filter [Rs 340.61], Break Caliper Grease [Rs 69.86] & Engine oil [Rs 1080.77] replaced. Total bill Rs 4167/- [as Rs 1200/- labor is free].
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Surprisingly saw a reduction of Engine oil rate.
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Another piece of info - apart from engine oil for 110 PS the above part cost are 50-70% costlier than 85 PS parts. If somebody wants to make the note of it, please do.
 

Gaurav Chopra

zestbiker-if there is a SPIRIT,I ride it
Just completed the 20K last free labor servicing last week.
Oil Filter [Rs 289.95], Diesel Filter [Rs 1432.31], Air Filter [Rs 340.61], Break Caliper Grease [Rs 69.86] & Engine oil [Rs 1080.77] replaced. Total bill Rs 4167/- [as Rs 1200/- labor is free].
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Surprisingly saw a reduction of Engine oil rate.
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Another piece of info - apart from engine oil for 110 PS the above part cost are 50-70% costlier than 85 PS parts. If somebody wants to make the note of it, please do.
deepam-pls specify what milage you're getting in hot 40C+ TEMP and in cooler weather?
 

deepam

Super User
deepam-pls specify what milage you're getting in hot 40C+ TEMP and in cooler weather?
Gaurav,
When the outside ambient temperature is around 40 deg C; the mileage on highway per MID varies between 15 to 16.5 kmpl when you maintain speeds between 85 to 100 kmph.
For the same speeds when it is cooler [outside ambient temperature below 22 deg. C]; on highway the mileage per MID may vary from 18.5 to 20.5 kmpl.

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I have been reading about lot of issues with Tyre wear out, in Duster.
I am not sure how many have paid attention to the manual; in outside market it is usually X [Exchange of Front left and Rear right; similarly between Front Right to Rear left]. This should not be done.

Per the manual it is exchange between Front Left and Rear Left and Front Right and Rear Right. Doing this increases the tyre life thread.

So be specific and ensure the rotation is done per the manual.

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There was an unique plastic noise coming from the rear [at very low speeds ~ 15 to 35 kmph] and when I went to 20 K KM servicing I could not replicate this noise. The patient shows no symptoms of pain or illness when he visits doctor. The same happened with me.
I was breaking my head from where I could get the noise from?
Finally this weekend found it out; it is between my Acrylic nameplate at the rear and my Sheet metal of the door. Used double tape side as damper between the nameplate and the door - the noise seems to vanish for now. More trials needs to validated.
 

Gaurav Chopra

zestbiker-if there is a SPIRIT,I ride it
Gaurav,
When the outside ambient temperature is around 40 deg C; the mileage on highway per MID varies between 15 to 16.5 kmpl when you maintain speeds between 85 to 100 kmph.
For the same speeds when it is cooler [outside ambient temperature below 22 deg. C]; on highway the mileage per MID may vary from 18.5 to 20.5 kmpl.

Thanks deepam!
 
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