ToyCar joins family -- Tata Tiago XZA ( Petrol, with AMT)

SachinOnTop

Full Use Else Lose
A strange thing happened today.
I was coming back to my car in a parking lot in market. From quite a distance, I noticed 3 guys standing next to my car's driver door and discussing something while looking inside.
I maintained a distance and was looking at them with various doubts in my mind. Suddenly the parking attendant came to me and asked if that's my car. When I said yes, he smiled and said these guys were waiting for me for last 10-15 minutes to check the fitting of steering cover. I smiled and went to them but with a cautious approach.

Incidently, they had parked their Tiago next to mine and asked the parking attendant for my arrival. I told him that I'll be back in 5-10 minutes, so they chose to wait for me.

They were impressed with the fitting of steering cover and asked me the name of shop, for getting their steering cover refitted there. I was not aware that my steering cover is fitted with some extra finesse! :D
 

SachinOnTop

Full Use Else Lose
ToyCar brought us to Udaipur (RJ) today.

Car is fantastic for highways, and it can cruise at 110kmph all day, without any sweat.

We were carrying full luggage and AC at max cooling throughout.

It gave a respectable 16+ kmpl brim-to-brim, and 17.9kmpl as per MID. It might look low but fine with me as I know it's a heavier car with not so Maruti-ish FE figs!


I took a calculated risk of getting a refuel on highway pump (with typical setup of just 2 dispensers, one for petrol and one for diesel) between Kishangarh and Nasirabad, and immediately the Check ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM amber light came up. Obviously, I was a bit afraid as it was peak afternoon on a lonely highway with my very young kid daughter. I continued with sightly less speeds to Chittorgarh with the Warning Light glowing continuously.

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Refuelled again from a reputed pump inside the city, and rested for some time before moving ahead. No warning lights, nothing worth any bother!

Cruised at 80-90kmph till Udaipur, and touch wood (!) no other surprise cropped up on me!
 

deepam

Super User
ToyCar brought us to Udaipur (RJ) today.

Car is fantastic for highways, and it can cruise at 110kmph all day, without any sweat.

We were carrying full luggage and AC at max cooling throughout.

It gave a respectable 16+ kmpl brim-to-brim, and 17.9kmpl as per MID. It might look low but fine with me as I know it's a heavier car with not so Maruti-ish FE figs!


I took a calculated risk of getting a refuel on highway pump (with typical setup of just 2 dispensers, one for petrol and one for diesel) between Kishangarh and Nasirabad, and immediately the Check ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM amber light came up. Obviously, I was a bit afraid as it was peak afternoon on a lonely highway with my very young kid daughter. I continued with sightly less speeds to Chittorgarh with the Warning Light glowing continuously.

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Refuelled again from a reputed pump inside the city, and rested for some time before moving ahead. No warning lights, nothing worth any bother!

Cruised at 80-90kmph till Udaipur, and touch wood (!) no other surprise cropped up on me!
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Lucky buddy; that no issues cropped up.
There are some pumps even though it is 2 pumps are maintained pretty well.
 

SachinOnTop

Full Use Else Lose
Touched 165kmph (speedo rated) yesterday between Udaipur and Chittorgarh on a small stretch between numerous diversions due to road widening activities.

Thankfully, car gave no surprises and it was manageable till 150+kmph. After which, I couldn't muster enough courage to push it beyond 165. I think it may go till 170-175kmph (on speedo) on a smooth and safer highway.

At such speeds, overall weight of car helps. Light weight cars might not give similar feel of being planted on road. And without enough confidence, it is actually risky to go for high speed runs.

Navigation feature is a joke.
Cooled glove box is a misnomer/myth!
Foglamps are the biggest fraud ever done with mankind.
AC vent 'knobs' are the most fragile thing on this planet. Much more fragile than a Til-paapdi... I hope you got the hint. :D


Now some pluses:
Weight of car. Gives superb planted feel.
ICE is above anything else ever heard in any car!
Throttle response in overdrive improves a lot after 80-90kmph.
Handling the sudden lane changes and tackling shabby patchworks on road is great.
With window curtains in place, AC cooled the cabin in no time. We kept blower speeds at 2 max. Outside temperature was above 43-45 degrees Celsius, for sure.

:) :)
 

SachinOnTop

Full Use Else Lose
We completed a 1600KMs trip in ToyCar (Tiago XZA).

Car performed flawlessly on RJ highways apart from a small niggle i.e., sudden abrupt appearance of CHECK ENGINE MANAGEMENT warning light in speedometer.

It gave us a great FE of 18.8KMPL on MID, and 17.6KMPL as per the accurate 'Brim-to-Brim' method. AC was kept on for whole drive, usually at blower speed#2 and max cooling. For few hours only in peak afternoon, the blower speed was increased to #3. AC is a chiller in CITY mode as well. If the car is cruising smoothly, AC performs perfect in CITY mode. If car is not able to cruise smoothly due to traffic congestion, use SPORTS mode.

It cruised effortlessly at 110-120kmph for hours!
A stretch of 700KMs was done in awesome 8.5 hours flat. That's an astonishing avg speed of more than 82KMPH by constantly cruising at a speed of about 110KMPH only.

The stretch of 150KMs between Kishengarh and Manoharpur via Jaipur Bypass was very easily covered in just 1.5 hours!! That's an avg speed of 100KMPH... a first for me ever! ☺

Tiago XZA being a heavy car took the undulations in road surface with aplomb and passed on very less jerks inside cabin. WagonR would have surely damaged our spines!

Loving this tiny car!
Looking forward to another such trip soon. ☺
 

deepam

Super User
We completed a 1600KMs trip in ToyCar (Tiago XZA).

Car performed flawlessly on RJ highways apart from a small niggle i.e., sudden abrupt appearance of CHECK ENGINE MANAGEMENT warning light in speedometer.

It gave us a great FE of 18.8KMPL on MID, and 17.6KMPL as per the accurate 'Brim-to-Brim' method. AC was kept on for whole drive, usually at blower speed#2 and max cooling. For few hours only in peak afternoon, the blower speed was increased to #3. AC is a chiller in CITY mode as well. If the car is cruising smoothly, AC performs perfect in CITY mode. If car is not able to cruise smoothly due to traffic congestion, use SPORTS mode.

It cruised effortlessly at 110-120kmph for hours!
A stretch of 700KMs was done in awesome 8.5 hours flat. That's an astonishing avg speed of more than 82KMPH by constantly cruising at a speed of about 110KMPH only.

The stretch of 150KMs between Kishengarh and Manoharpur via Jaipur Bypass was very easily covered in just 1.5 hours!! That's an avg speed of 100KMPH... a first for me ever! ☺

Tiago XZA being a heavy car took the undulations in road surface with aplomb and passed on very less jerks inside cabin. WagonR would have surely damaged our spines!

Loving this tiny car!
Looking forward to another such trip soon. ☺
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Glad you had a good trip!
In spite of this being a good car, people still look at Maruti Wagon R.
 

jeetcp

Mediocre me
And you did not post the picture of steering cover here?

BTW, I guess steering is common for all tata cars. My Zest, NANO XT have same steering that I saw on Hexa. If that is the one, it does not need cover IMO.


A strange thing happened today.
I was coming back to my car in a parking lot in market. From quite a distance, I noticed 3 guys standing next to my car's driver door and discussing something while looking inside.
I maintained a distance and was looking at them with various doubts in my mind. Suddenly the parking attendant came to me and asked if that's my car. When I said yes, he smiled and said these guys were waiting for me for last 10-15 minutes to check the fitting of steering cover. I smiled and went to them but with a cautious approach.

Incidently, they had parked their Tiago next to mine and asked the parking attendant for my arrival. I told him that I'll be back in 5-10 minutes, so they chose to wait for me.

They were impressed with the fitting of steering cover and asked me the name of shop, for getting their steering cover refitted there. I was not aware that my steering cover is fitted with some extra finesse! :D
 
Looking for a petrol automatic for my wife. As my budget is 6-7 lakhs can think of AMT variant only as fully automatic would be on higher side. Checked Santro, Celerio, Tiago and Ignis zeta. Ruled out Santro and Celerio and now confused between Tiago XZA and Ignis Zeta..
Though wife knows driving, she has not driven since last 4-5 years..so practically she would be first time driver..Daily running would be 25 Kms max in city..And may be used for occasional weekend drive..Requesting Tiago owners in this thread to help me on this..

Note - Myself being a Fiat owner since last 8 years (3 years Palio and 5 Years Punto) didn't liked any of the above car..;)
 
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