King williamstown, (South Africa)
: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 01:44:04
: i bought a Tata Indica LXI 1.6 in 2006. In 2011 it started developing immobilizer problems. My place is far from the dealership that deals with the car but all electrical shops say they cannot fix it unless I take it to the dealership. Please check the immobilizer so that we don't need TATA dealers only to be able to work on it. This is because it results in these dealerships charging us exorbitantly for the job.
Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal
: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 05:11:13
: A good all round car. What would you expect for under R100K
I am from South Africa,and what totally flips me out ,is that there is a
major shortage of parts in the country,thus this would hamper services
rendered.So,if someone from the Tata house reads this, please send some good
flipping Indian mechanics down,parts and for crying out loud,build a
flipping assembly plant in S.A.
Anton Van Rensburg
ELIZABETH, EASTERN CAPE (South Africa)
: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at 07:50:08
: Im a first time Tata owner that recently bought a Tata tdi
and I drove my car on a 90 km mountain range that was completely under snow
and despite many warnings I decided to test this car and to my surprise it
performed well in the snow and the handling was great and I got pics as
proof that the trip was a historical one as we never had snow in the
Baviaanskloof for decades,Keep it up Tata!!!wish I can get the new Xenon as
Wing Commander (Ret'd) AB Paranjpye
: Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 19:35:41
: I bought Indica DLE MH12 AF 3335 on 01 Oct 99.My car was
among the first 20,000 produced and had logged 109000 km when I sold it on
12 Feb 10 before going abroad. The car gave 12 Km/ltr with AC ON in Pune
traffic at ambient temp of 42 deg C ,an average of 18 km/ltr with AC ON on
highways and a max 22km/ltr. The car is VERY SAFE in the event of accidents
and is extremely reliable if one gets it serviced strictly as per the
: Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 13:14:43
: I am second owner of 1.4 ltr Indica Xeta GLG. Getting 16.5
km/ltr on highway without ac & 15.5 km/ltr with ac on highway. Good
stability on highway ,spacious,good comfort.
: Sunday, November 01, 2009 at 03:49:49
: I purchased tata indica dlg turbo car on jul.2007. i always
used the service center which was recommended by the company but now this
time i had a very bad experience 2 times in a week. i had visited to service
center in haridwar but my problem is as it is. This is not only key problem.
my many friends have tata car they are also suffring for the same problem.
One more thing this is not a complaint it is a suggestions because we
respect "TATA" and its products. hope you will try to give good
: Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 10:45:32
: v r searching 4 a car costing around 3.00lakhs. and v found
that there is no car like INDICA V2 XETA. henceforth v genuinely thanx TATA
MOTORS 4 PROVIDING US WITH AMPLE SPACE, EXCELLENT INTERIOR N THE MINDBLOWING
FEATUERS hence v r interested 2 buy it
Anil Kumar PS
: Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 13:25:31
: With reference to my review comment dated Saturday,
February 10, 2007 at 03:40:31 I would like to intimate on the service part
of Indica cars in Trivandrum. I have sold my GLX within 1 year after the
purchase just because of irresponsible service division in Trivandrum. The
car is good but proper services were not rendered by reputed service center
at Trivandrum even after my repeated requests and complaints. The re-sale
value is also too low.
: Monday, September 21, 2009 at 02:28:50
: I want to purchase one tata indica diesel car can i know
what is the price
: Monday, August 31, 2009 at 12:55:32
: tata indicaaaaaaaaaa..........
: Thursday, August 20, 2009 at 04:31:23
: I own a TATA Xeta V2, which i bought in Feb 2007. I am
planning to sell off this car and end the torture that I have faced by
owning this car. These TATA are selling their car offering a CNG. However I
will not refer this car to anyone. The average that it gives on petrol is 10
Kmpl. whenever it goes to service station the bills are always higher than
the advisors quote. The best part was when I went for a servicing of this
car & took one of the engineers for a test run. That guy was honestly
and told me" Why have you bought such a failure car". I will not
even advise this car to my enemy as well. The re-sell value is also very
less as well.
Please do not buy this car. I have almost spent almost Rs 70,000-80,000
till date on the maintenance of this car in 2.5 years and still its a misery
to drive this car. You can buy this car if you have the temperament to go
the mechanic every month and spend huge amounts.
Please never to buy this car.
Ravi Kumar Gupta
: Saturday, August 08, 2009 at 01:12:17
: I owned an Indica DLE from March 2000 till a month back. As
such it was a marvelous vehicle, giving very high order of safety, excellent
milage (~20 kmpl wo AC in Delhi inspite of having done over 145000 km with
no engine overhaul. The negative point was the suspension and a rusting
under bely. But the worst part is the poor quality of SERVICE and that was
the reason I did not purchase another TATA car. THe new Indica vista has all
the potential to become the fastest selling car in India. Can TATA do
: Thursday, December 25, 2008 at 12:58:23
: I have tata indica mar 02 version great car. Advice for
heat problem use castrol magnatec engine oil for less heat and as a coolant
castrol perfect and see the difference
New Delhi, (India)
: Monday, December 22, 2008 at 03:33:26
: Bought a Sunshine Gold Indica DLS in Dec 2003. Completed 5
years last week. Here is my experience:The Good:
1) Solid Built. I had an accident with an Qualis on the Mussorie-Dehradun
(the Qualis actually jumped abt 6 inches in air & that was with 8 people
in it!). Still the car was good enough to come back to Delhi with the AC
working. (had to go through major surgery to recover from that though)
2) Room space. I'm 185 Cms, 44 Inc Waist & I do not like any other car.
No santro,accent,esteem,ikon,corsa,alto etc for me.
3) Milage: I have had it give me OVER 20KmPL w/o AC in Delhi city. Now it
has come down to abt 18, which comes down to abt 14-1 in summers with AC.
1) Ride Quality leaves a lot to be desired. Some or the other noise always
makes its way over the tolerable diesel engine sound.
2)Could have done better with small things like the gear stick too low,
boot lamp etc.
3) Service interval is 5000Kms.. & that leads to
1) Service dealerships are the worst of tata's problems. The problems with
the car I can live with. But the problems with the service EVRY SINGLE TIME
left such a bitter taste that I have now started going to the local workshop
& not the authorised ones for service. The charge is about Rs 500/- &
the "Authorised" service station charged me almost 5000 each time &
that too after taking my car for 3 days on average. & yet I had problems
with the cars almost immediately after services. The AC system/assembly had
problems since first service. Be it Blower/belt/fan/regulator even the
regulator knob. For the first 4 services I had to change the regulator
regularly. I had my locks changed TWICE because they shorted, I have had
sparks plug replaced twice in the first 2 years, I have had the radiator
hose bursting out on me in the middle of the night on GT Road & a very
sleepy fellow from Tata actually giving me an earful when I called the Tata
helpline, the extra charges on stuff (they charged me 250 for a headlight
bulb that I had specifically asked them not to change as the spare given
with the car had a print price of Rs 50, yet it was changed, a drop of
feviquick used meant that I had to be charged 20 bucks for the whole tube,
the AC regulator knob "changed" w/o any reason.. (I actually had a
nasty argument with a fellow in Autolinks Delhi about it, but to no affect).
Overall rating 5/10, Car rating 6.5/10, Dealer/service rating 3/10
To add to the Bad list:
a) The Indica still does not have a Polarised Inner RVM, this causes a lot
b) I find that the AC is not effective enough esp with the wide windows
which let so much sun in.. Te window glass can be redcued with compromising
on safety or style.
: Friday, December 19, 2008 at 07:15:14
: I bought a Tata Indica DLS Model car on 17th July 2004 from
A one Motors in Delhi. The car has served us extremely well. It has run
111000 km without any major problem. On long drives it gives 20 t0 22 km per
litre of diesel even now. I would like to go in for Indica VISTA as soon as
possible in preference to any other car. It will be nice if you can mail the
details along with comparison to DLS and price of this model to me ex Delhi
show rooms. I would like to exchage my old Indica to a new one if there is
some such scheme launched by the company in near future. Hoping for an early
: Saturday, November 08, 2008 at 05:58:41
: I have a TATA Indica DLX TC. I really love my car. However,
its way behind in technology and comfort. Service Center is Horrible. I had
given my car for Servicing at Concorde Motors, Mysore road, Bangalore. They
ended up damaging my battery which was in very good condition when I gave it
for service. The car is just 15 months old. Now, they are not ready to
accept the mistake and want me to pay Rs5000 to replace the battery for no
fault of mine. I am sure TATA has no control over these cheap Dealers. They
just brag about customer support. They call me after each service is done to
find out how the service was. TATA guys, if you are reading this, PROVE IT
THAT YOU CARE. Rs5k is a big about for a middle class man like me. Everyone
out there, if customer Support is what you are looking for after buying the
car, DONT OPT TATA
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
: Friday, October 24, 2008 at 08:07:20
: Good cars but a/c not powerful.
: Sunday, October 05, 2008 at 03:18:32
: I purchased Indica DLS V2 3 years back and major problems
are vibration, some times missing.Vehicle taken from Kulathunkal Automobiles
trivandrum one of the worst service centres May Be in INDIA...No
Professionals are there. I think they are taking the trainee boys from
Chartered Accountant firms, no professionalism in work no dedication..
Simply tell everyday they will open the shop and waiting for the PREY....Big
contestants...r1 ..REAL ENEMIES OF TATA CUSTOMERS -- BEG TO TATA Please look
your dealers how they reacts to customers and how much they are BILLING
: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 11:00:08
: Tata indica is a leading car of India no any other company
compete this car like a more leg space and excellent pickup in diesel
version. Today the indians uses the diesel car and they frustrate other
diesel cars because other cars engine are imported so thats why extra parts
cost and labour harass the users. But indica solved all the problems and
completed the dreams of a middle man in India. Low price, excellent
facilities in this price tag are not availed by any other company.
Cape Town, (South
: Monday, September 08, 2008 at 07:59:18
: We purchased a Tata Indica 1.4 LSi in April 2008. First
rains, first problems. The car leaks from all four doors. After 3 attempts
by the Tata workshop in Pinelands the car is going in for the 4th time
tomorrow 9 September 2008! The water is now pouring into the back passenger
doors. Most unsatisfactory!
: Monday, September 08, 2008 at 03:07:50
: Never buy TATA(Trouble And Trouble Again). I was driving on
highway Indica V2 turbo, suddenly my break failed due to timing belt
malfunction , nearly got killed if something had came into my way. But
luckily I managed to stop the car and went to a mechanic who changed the
belt. Tata cars are cheap but the technology is third class, all are crap.
: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 at 13:25:31
: I was looking for my first small car, value for money. One
of my colleague has bought it a month ago and i am very much impressed with
its interior and exterior looks. initially i was looking santro but settled
with TATA indica XETA GLS. Pick up id very good with AC is on. Very spacious
and runs very smooth. it is now two weeks old enjoying it.
: Friday, July 25, 2008 at 01:49:15
: I have a Tata indica Dls BS ii. I have got no problems but
the problem is dat the service station is not performing up to the mark.
They dont satisfy as wat we expect from Tata motors. Ground clearance is not
so good Engine starts warming so quickly which may have an adverse effect on
the performance of the car.
Bhopal, MP (India)
: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 at 05:37:3
: Yesterday i.e on 30 June I have purchased my first XETA car
after santro. The car is excellent in running and pickup/ac is good. The
problem is service from dealers. They are just 'CHOR'. The TATA motors says
discounts of 40000 on all cars. But they never keep their promise. At the
time of final down payment they charged several types of fee and very less
discount. When I was thinking to buy a TATA car these people were chasing me
like street dog but when I became their customer they are now barking and
biting me. IF TATA PEOPLE ARE SEEING THIS MESSAGE THEN KINDLY LOOK YOUR
DEALERS OTHERWISE UR COMPANY WILL SELLING ONLY IRON PEICES NOT THE CAR.
Karnataka ( India)
: Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 05:20:56
: Tara Indica car is a superb car in small car segment really
its having more leg room more space and all
Delhi, Delhi (India)
: Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 12:06:07
: I bought my Tata Indica on 28th December 2006 and got a CNG
kit fitted after around 6 months driving of petrol. I was happy for the
first 2-3 months of getting the fitment done but after that problems started
to creep in. The main problem is that the CNG kit is not very compatible to
the Engine. The petrol ECU starts giving errors on every shift of the feul
from Petrol to CNG and back. Its works perfectly well on CNG but not on
petrol. I gave the dealer a piece of my mind when i had completed 30,000 kms
and then he decarbonized the engine. Since then its running smooth as a fly.
Just take one precaution. Do not let the Lambda unit kick in ie. only shift
the fuel from Petrol or CNG manually. and you have a car tat has the
potential to save you lakhs....
Lt Col Sanjay Ahuja
Delhi, Delhi (India)
: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 07:18:00
: I really dont know where this will reach as I am a proud
owner of Indica since year 2000. I am serving Indian Army, due to job
requirement i keep moving from one station to another. This car of mine with
reg No. CH-03A 8323 has seen workshops in Chandigarh, Dehradun, Chennai,
Ooty and now in Delhi. I have been taken care and was most satisfied
customer however since my car has gone to Autolinks at Vasant Kunj I have
stopped trusting my car they have ill treated my car and its back to
workshop for same defect after every 24 hours. Please if this message can
have some kind of justice please do I have paid nearly 20,000 my cars AC
pump, pipes to radiator, radiator fan, coolant twice, and coolant bottle all
are changed but still my car gets heated up.
Dr Gupta N
: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 02:13:35
: I am dr gupta from lucknow and the very proud owner of Tata
Indica DLS 2002 model. the car is running very successfully with no extra
maintenance and giving milage of more than 20 km on highways.
Rishikesh, Uttrakahand (India)
: Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 02:04:52
: Good cars but a/c not powerful.
: Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 15:21:30
: I have an Indica DLS. Within 1.4 Years of purchase and
20,000 kms, there is hardly the tyres and power steering are the only parts
which are not replaced and most of the time it takes rest in Service
Centers. It is not having pickup, no A/C cooling and no mileage(10 kmpl).
TATA Service people are the number one idiots I have ever seen. Even the
thieves have more decency than them. So don't buy a TATA car, not because of
the car, but because of the idiotic service people.
Jai Krishan Mehta
: Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 21:10:56
: Dear Sir,My wife Dr. Sudesh Mehta bought a Tata Indica DLS
Model car on 23rd march 2001 from Tata Motors through Oberai Motors
DehraDun.The car has served us extremely well. It has run 86000 km with out
any major problem. On long drives it gives us between 20 t0 22 km per litre
of diesel even now. I would like to go in for Indica DICOR as soon as
possile in preferance to any other car. It is not listed on your site so
far. It will be nice if you can mail the details and price of this model to
me ex Dehradun and Delhi show rooms. I would like to exchage my old Indica
to a new one if there is some such scheme launched by the company in near
A. K. Jain
: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 07:07:47
: I bought Tata Indigo Dicor from Gurgaon. It gives heavy
black Smoke, Average is 14 KM/ liter and zero after sales support. I gave my
Car for IInd service. One of the part got damage during service. Now the
workshop says it will take three days to get the part from Pune and nothing
can be done. I am already without my car since last 4 days. I strongly
recommend "Do not buy Tata Indigo Dicor"
Pune, MH (India)
: Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 05:38:11
: U must be smart enough to buy this car to tackle a tata
dealer & after sales service executives.
: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 00:04:24
: I got tata safari serviced two weeks ago and to my surprise
the motor part which is some component of brake shoe/ brake disc was not
available and i was told i would be contacted in one week to replace brake
component and nothing has happened. Is it right to play with lives of
: Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 10:17:17
: I have purchased Tata Indica DLE in 2004 April and till
date working absolutely good. No problems as such. I have always given the
car for servicing in Concorde Motors in Hyderabad ( I just got recently
shifted to Chennai) and I hope they will do a good job in CHennai too.
Macon, N. C. (U.S.A.)
: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 23:02:54
: Seems to be an ideal car, if price in u. s. is fair and
dealers are established.
: Chennai Posted Date: 12th December 2007
: I had taken TATA India DLS from concord motor Chennai on
30th of November 2007, I writing this complaint on 10th December 2007, The
car had some major problem,
- Vibration was found to be more
- Engine Oil is leaking
- A/C duct line is leaking and water is entering inside, going below
- The Bottom floor below the mat got rusted immediate due to water
even after cleaning
- The side dash board (Black color) fitted on the door, came off on
the next day of delivery from show room.
I will not advise my friend to buy a TATA car, I now strongly suspect
the quantity checks carried out at factory, an engine oil leak and water
entry into the car below the carpet is some thing which cannot be tolerated.
New Delhi, Delhi
: Saturday, December 08, 2007 at 09:49:55
: We bought Taxi Tata Indica just 2 months before and 2 days
before we done service. Same day the car went to Rajasthan tour for 4 days.
same day on the way it get too much sound. The guests are from Netherlands.
In jaipur we went to Tata show Room to checkup the car. But the show room or
service center are very bad and rude. Even they are not checking that and
saying just go jfor delhi service center. Its so bad service from Tata
Maharashtra, Maharashtra (India)
: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 22:38:34
: Hi, I have purchased XETA GLS 1200 CC model in 2007 and it
is a amazing machine.
Pretoria, (South Africa)
: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 at 06:24:04
: I bought a Tata indica, Lxi model in September 2005. Since
the first day i bought the piece of shit. I've had problems with it! The car
has absolutely no resale value my car is spotless and Tata itself is only
covering me Rs 45000 for it. Sorry guys you are stuck with these crap cars!
And anyone else don't buy this shit!
: Friday, November 02, 2007 at 07:50:53
: I was a proud owner of this car DLG model for 2 years till
the recent mishap on my car which is not at all our fault and the customer
support says that they would offer me discounts of 5% or 10% on the damaged
car.The car was parked as a routine and early morning we were woken up
saying it is on fire???? When this incidence was reported to the customer
support Mr.Sadique Ansari told us it is due to rodent biting and there had
been many cases as the rodent like the insulation??? what a disaster inspite
of knowing of such things what are the manufacturers taking care of??? and
on top of that disounts like peanuts???Please i would like people to be ware
of these incidents and take care of themselves. I am thorughly
dissappointed?? Take this very seriously as this could happen with any one
: Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 03:25:15
: I own 2001 model TATA Indica V2 old car. In general its
performance is satisfactory except it has starting problem when it runs
nearly 100 km. It needs 20 minute rest then only starts. Diesel consumption
is highly economic - nearly 20 km per liter in the highway.
Kolkata, WB (India)
: Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 16:32:14
: I bought the Indica Xeta GLE in the month of feb 2007. The
first impression that I can share with you all that it is a superb car.
The advantages of the car is Good Space,Good AC, Very good Pick Up,
Comfortable sitting Space and Leg Space. The only problem is the mileage,
which is 10-11km/Lit in the city. The other problem is with the TATA
dealers, they are not professional and really the weak point of TATA Motors.
I recomend the car and Happy Driving.
New Delhi, Delhi
: Monday, September 17, 2007 at 10:50:06
: I purchased Indica Xeta and got it fitted with CNG kit
through the dealer itself (Srinathji Motors, Sahibabad) in June 2006.
Its been over 15 months since the CNG fittment and I am being made to run
from pillar to post to get the documents regarding the CNG kit which are
necessary to get the CNG endorsed on my RC. Till that is done, I cant even
claim insurance in case of any mishap.
The dealer (Srinathji Motors) is asking me to contact the gas fittment
agency approved by Tata Motors (Sri Mankar Gas Service) and vice versa. In
the meanwhile, Tata Motors is a mute spectator. I have contacted several
people within Tata Motors - Mr.Himanshu (9212508233), Mr.Akhilesh Goel
(9212748124), Mr.Karan Grover (9212508236). Apart from an ocassional lip
service, they have offered little help while I am having to fend for myself.
The eleven mails I have sent to firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org over the past 15 months
have not even been acknowledged, leave alone replied. It's been a horrible
experience being a Tata customer. The dealer and the company are equally
Delhi, Delhi (India)
: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 at 08:25:19
: I had purchased an Indica Xeta CNG Reg. No. DL 8CM 3308 on
the occasion of Diwali last year 2006 from their dealer Pawa Motors. Ever
since I purchased this car, I am going through mental as well as physical
torture and harassment. This car started giving troubles from the day of its
delivery. Till date it has gone for repairs on several occasions and various
parts have been replaced without any success. I am tired of sending numerous
complaints to Tata Motors and to their dealer Pawa Motors. Every time they
ask me to bring the car to their workshop and then they keep it under
repairs for several days. Thereafter they give delivery of unsuccessfully
repaired car with false assurance that the car has been successfully
repaired. I am sorry to state that till date all faults remain as they were.
This car stops suddenly on a busy running road. As a result of which, I have
already met with accidents and by the grace of god just survived my life and
the lives of my family members. As of now, I am not able to use this car.
Even after repairing and replacing several parts on numerous occasions, Tata
Motors is not able to successfully repair this car. This compels me in
demanding the refund of my money. Almost every month this car is needed to
be sent for repairs to their workshop. Till date they are just doing
experiments, researches and trials without any success. Even at present my
car is lying at their workshop under repairs. Its not only me who is facing
manufacturing defects in this car. Whenever I visit their workshop, I could
see many other XETA customers who are also going through nightmares after
purchasing this car. I am in touch with many of such harassed customers and
we are planning to open a forum in order to collectively take this matter to
the higher authorities. I would like to warn others never to purchase a tata
car. i have already lost my hard earned money and i do not want others to go
through the same harassment which i am going since the day i purchased this
car. Also note that TATA people are shameless and are not at all concerned
about their customers grievances.
Delhi, Delhi (India)
: Thursday, August 30, 2007 at 08:06:19
: I purchased Tata Indica in March 2006. Unfortunately their
after sales service is very poor. Right from day one whatever problems i
have gone with to the authorised service station (him motors) were never
been rectified. At 29000 Kms, the oil leakage problem started and the
engineers are only experimenting with my vehicle by keeping the car at their
service station for 2 -3 days and then asking me to drive it for another
1000 kms and then again come back to get it checked. This is when the car is
in warranty period. I am sure they want to extract money from consumer once
the warranty period is over. We don't expect such services from a company of
repute like TATA.
Gwalior, MP (India)
: Monday, August 20, 2007 at 01:11:49
: Hi, I bought my Tata Indica diesel some years back. Since
the time we have bought it, we have been facing a lot of problems. The car
has only downsides and no upsides. The problems we have faced are: Low pick
up, High maintainence cost, Pathetic after-sales service (infact the guy at
AS motors service, center in Gwalior needs to be taught some basic
courtsies), Heaters go fuse every winters.
Dr. R.K. DUBEY
BUXAR, BIHAR (INDIA)
: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 02:44:51
: Tata indica v2xeta gls was my dream car which i got
recently . Soundless beuty gives me much comfort...more than anything else .
I never handover my car to driver . I handle it with extra care. Xeta drinks
'shuddh ghee, (petrol) so it is stronger than dalda drinker (diesel). Try
your best and fall in love with 'xeta gls'
Dr Umadevi Ramanathan
Tamil Nadu (India)
: Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 07:53:00
: I have purchased Tata Indica (DLS) from VST Motors, Chennai
in the year 2005 After a span of two years we are facing continuous
1.AC is not working during summer time
2.Car is not having enough pickup
3.Power windows were not working
4.Noise coming from the engine and the frame/body.
5.Engine stops at overcrowded place (centre of the road) and does not start
due to starter problem (This happened three times).Forced to push the car in
hot sun with elderly people sitting in the car.
6.Fuel efficiency is not good (not even gives 10KM /litre). In spite of
repeated follow-ups with VST Motors, things were not moving in right
Problems faced with VST Motors service department
1.Always informing that they are overloaded with jobs and are not able to
attend the vehicle immediately.
2. In spite of informing the seriousness of the problems, they are not
willing to take up the job immediately.
3. Vehicle was parked in service station for longer days to attend the
problem. Customer service doesn't have courtesy to inform the client about
the delivery date.
4. Last month vehicle was sent to service station three times and every
time they try to convince driver to take the car and inform him that the
vehicle will work properly and they have attended all the problems. Next day
he has to rush to service station to attend the problem
5. After a period of two years I have started receiving complaints and I
have nearly spent around Rs.8000/= for nothing. I am afraid that I may
receive some more problems and bills.
6. During free servicing, VST Motors just clean the vehicle without
anticipating the major problems and informing the client to take
precautionary steps. Sometimes mechanics in the service centre complain
about TATA MOTORS and inform that this is the problem with manufacturing
(e.g.:- Starter motor of the engine and A/C for the Car).
My friends have other branded cars and they inform that the services of
those cars are very good. The purpose of buying car is to have comfort and
not to give burden to the users. I opted this car purely being on the
reputation of TATA MOTORS. Moreover being a doctor, I was not able to move
freely as my cars always have complaints and parked in service stations.
Suhrid Tarun Ghosh
: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 12:37:52
: I have recently purchased a Tata Indica V2 Xeta GLG. I am
not getting proper mileage as well as I am finding the vehicle is not able
to take load while airconditioner is on.
: Friday, May 04, 2007 at 16:07:42
: A petit truck on a car's body &soul initially.Improved
hell of a lot.rims 2B alloys as OE.AC 2B more efficient.Fuel avrg.OK
Hi!!Requires driving skill 2 B ahead of some on highways. A little monster
requires gaspedal manouver V2 shd. realise on diesel traction.Rims are
nimble and need strengthening at any cost. Doorpanels are very fragile &
substandard and rollback levers break often need assembly replacement.There
R considerable improvements OK but when??? Gearbox OOPs noisy &
shudderring all times from day one irrespective of Yr. of model.Paint job
fantastic!!Ign. Panel & switches need updating 2 state of the art level.
Service backup has no or nil back in service centres due2 lack of expertise
training.Aircon is useless & no cooling @ 40+temp.the thermoswitch
disengaging at will.I like the little giant for its marginal fuel economy on
diesel ie.13/14kmpl without A/C on. If Mr.Ratanji wishes he will make it a "Ratan"
from "Rotten"!!!On da whole it is a good bloody Indian little
monster on road provide the after sales service is taken up very seriously
by Ratanji down the line to the user level. I hope he is posted with the
real & true feedback of the buyers for all his babies! I hope he will
make the desi car a proud possesion & not a doshi car a ride of
Bharat Kumar Choudhary
: Thursday, April 05, 2007 at 20:58:55
: I have a very bitter experience with the service of TATA
INDICA V2.Very poor after sale service. They always want their service agent
to repair the vehicle after warranty period is over inorder to extract the
Ajaypal Singh Khakh
: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 01:52:59
: Hi, this is Ajaypal Singh Khakh. I am Indo-Canadian. My
family bought Indica DLG in begning of this march. They said it's
performance is awesom. It is one of the best indian cars. Goodluck for all
: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at 02:27:12
: I had purchased Indica Xeta GVS in first week of Jan,2007
and till that enjoying the ride.I am much more concern about the service
part. It is recommended to have first service after 5000 Km /six month which
ever early.This car was purchased from Auto Point Car Division ,Surat.Can ,I
avail the facility of first service either at Bharuch or Baroda which is
nearby destination for me.The performance of car is excellent. Average fuel
consumption is 12Km/l in local with A.C. I would suggest to Tata Motor to
give more emphasis on service part which is most concern of most of Indica
Xeta Owner as on date. Thanks.
Dr. Kausik Mandal
Lucknow, U P (India)
: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 15:35:27
: It is the worst car you can buy. My car is started by
pushing only; it is in the warranty period. They have no customer care
service. Nobody bothers. I will strongly recommend never to buy indica v2.
Anil Kumar PS
: Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 03:40:31
: I have bought Indica XETA GLX, one week ago from
Kulathinkal Motors at Trivandrum, Kerala. I have thoroughly enjoyed driving
this car . It has a very good pick up, excellent intertiors, good mileage
(11 Km in city with AC on) and price is unbelievably low. Better than any
other car in this segment. Offers rich Features. The look is also superb
with beautiful grill in the front which matches well with the fog lamp panel
in Black. The biege interiors also give a luxuriant look . The dealing of
the sales people of Kulathinka Chakai is commendable especially the dealings
of Mr. Sivakumar the ASM even after the delivery of the car. I wish the
service diivision also would upkeep the said reputation and customer
: Saturday, January 06, 2007 at 12:15:02
: I decided to buy and gift Xeta to my Wife in November.
After studying various car options, we finalized on Xeta with company fitted
CNG kit. Since we live in Gurgaon, we visited the only showroom of Tata in
Gurgaon: DHINGRA MOTORS. I wonder why Tata has only one dealer in Gurgaon.
[Mr. Dhingra must be a very strong man !!!?].The girl at the showroom
introduced us to a satisfied customer. [He is very happy.]. We finalized the
car because of sturdiness, economy and an Indian car.
We are given the car without maintainers documents.
Date of purchase 29.11.2006.
Day 2: 1st December, the problem begins.
THE CAR DOESNOT START FOR TEN MINUTES IN THE MORNING.
Day 3: Ditto as day 2.
Call to Dhingra motors. We are told that a new car takes time to start in
the morning!!!. Well lets be patient. Try again.
Day 4. We cant buy the argument again.The service guys take car. Next
day we are told that the problem is solved.
The car went for CNG fitting. [couldnt be done earlier, thanks to all
the problems]. On the day of CNG fitting we are told that it cannot be done
since already lot of cars are in waiting. On our insistence we got the car
late night. Thanks to the company driver, who took trouble that late. So
late that we dropped him to highway as a part of test drive deal.
Runs o.k. for a day or two, my God!! This car still faced the same
problem.-----again i visited Dhingra motors.
We were asked to leave the car in night time inorder to test the car by
staff in morning. We again went to Dhingra Motors in the evening. Next day
we were told that the chip has been cleaned and the car is o.k. We smiled.
Till next morning>>>>>>>>. Same problem.
Now, the car is with Dhingra motors for almost a week. One day we are told
that the chip is not ok. The company is sending a new one. Next day we are
told that the chip is still coming. Finally, we are told the car is
o.k. Sirjee ab kuch problem nahin hai.DAY AFTER: THE CAR STILL DOESNT
START. CHECK ENGINE. SORRY BOSS I LOST MY COOL. TODAY MORNING,
WITH GREAT ANGER, DISGUST, AND DESPISE, DEAR MR. RATAN TATA, I RETURN YOUR
VEHICLE.. THIS CAR IS NOT JUST UPTO MY EXPECTATION. EITHER THE CAR IS NOT
MANUFACTURED PROPERLY OR THIS PIECE IS FAULTY OR MAY BE THE DEALER IS LEAST
INTERESTED.HOW DOES IT MATTER TO HIM, TILL THE UNITS ARE SOLD. I FEEL EVERY
TIME I COMPLAINED, NOTHING IS DONE EXCEPT SUGAR COATED WORDS. IF YOU ARE NOT
CAPABLE OF MAKING GOOD VEHICLES, STOP NOW.
My wife is an anesthetic doctor, working late nights. Who will be
responsible, if the car fails late night or early morning. Some body
somewhere is not doing proper job. PLEASE DO NOT FOOL US. This is my story
starting Nov 29 till date. I have been DUMBEED DUMP DUMP. [The Ad]
Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India)
: Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 08:50:56
: I purchased TATA Indica-DLS - Engine No.475IDI03CTZP4331
under Registration No. TN-05-R9245 on 17-4-2006 from M/s V.S.T. Motors, Anna
Salai, Chennai-600002. From the very first day of its purchase there is the
problem of low pick up, suddenly coming down to low speed while running and
for the past two months heavy emission of carbon smoke and low mileage- just
12 kmpl. Inspite of oft-repeated visits (eleven times)to M/s V.S.T. Motors
Service Station (five times at their Koyambedu Service Station and six times
at their Main Service Station at Anna Salai, Chennai 600002) the defects
could not be rectified by them. Two times pump had been replaced with no
positive result. Even today (24-12-2006) the vehicle is lying in V.S.T.
Motors Service Station. I do not know whether M/s. V.S.T. Motors Service
Station would be able to rectify the defect or would be able to identify the
actual cause for this defect. Under these circumstances, there is no sense
to keep the defective vehicle with me and hence, I had left the vehicle in
M/s. V.S.T. Motors Service Station on 23-12-2006. It is for M/s. V.S.T.
Motors and TATA Motors to rectify the defects or replace the vehicle with
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
: Sunday, December 03, 2006 at 01:49:18
: I was using Indica DLS non V2, however after purchasing
Xeta, it has given me immense pleasure to drive with cool interiors.. best
buy in this segment.
: Monday, November 27, 2006 at 15:44:23
: Indica Xeta GLS is my dream car which i wanted to buy. I
had seen many cars but this car was love at first sight.
Pradeep K Jha
New Delhi, New Delhi
: Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 16:58:38
: I GOT TATA INDICA DLG TURBO INTRA COOLER, EVERY THING IS
VERY GOOD BUT BUYING A CAR FOR RS 4.23 LAC. COMPANY SHOULD ALSO PROVIDE A
GOOD KEY RING WITH THE CAR . PL......... DON'T GIVE NAKED KEY WITH THE CAR,
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN ADD MORE RUPEE BUT PROVIDE A KEY RING. IT WILL HARDLY
COST BETWEEN RS 200-300 MAX. I THINK TATA CAN AFFORD THE COST OF KEYRING.
: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 12:07:09
: I recently bought Tata India Xeta GLS. This car is a dream
car. This is really a value for money. But i must say the dealer U.N.
automobiles in Udaipur is the worst car dealer i had ever seen in my life.
The way the madam there talk to customers and her staff its like she is
selling "SABZI" rather then a tata car. It is very shameful for
tata to have a dealer like this. I never want to go there anymore. Otherwise
the car is too good, I drive Santro, Getz, Swift, But I like Xeta which is
much ahead of them. Tata Customer care department should take action to
teach their dealers that the customer is God in today's market.
Anand Kumar Dwivedi
: Friday, October 27, 2006 at 08:24:41
: REQUIRED SECOND HAND RATE OF INDICA V2 TURBO DLX/TATA SUMO
VICTA/INDIGO MARINA-DIESEL-RATE & MODEL.
Kanpur, U.P (India)
: Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 16:08:46
: it is the best car of india because its engine is powerfull
in small segment.
Hyderabad, AP (India)
: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 03:31:51
: Awesome car- but please make the rear seats more
Vijay Kumar Jain
: Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 13:11:48
: I purchased Tata Indica V2 in OCT'04. Its very spacious in
comparison to Zen , Alto. Driving is also pleasure.
Road Gripping is Excellent . Interior is also good. Driving pleasure is
also like petrol car.
: July 26 2006
I bot this car a month back and insisted on bridgestone radials .My
requirements were very simple
1)lots of space
6)good suspension(as we all know conditions of Indian roads)
I felt tata indica xeta scores in all category except in built quality
which i think tata can work on.
Point 1. i think all cars i compared
Except for getz all other cars dont even come close in terms of space .
point 2.If you compare santro,swift and alto almost all the three have same
external dimensions how ever the wheel base of indica is big(which is good
). Point 3.Except for gets and swift which have 82 and 85 ps all the other
cars have power less than indica xeta and secondly the torque is the highest
in indica xeta which is required in city condition to pull away easily from
a signal and power is decent even with ac on(i remember when we had gone to
hilly area and we had to switch off ac in santro to climb it )
Point 4.Milage of 10-14 is what ppl are getting (whome i spoke to before
buying) which is decent in city conditions and it also depends on how you
drive it as it has more power than many other small cars.
Point 5.Built is decent for the cost we are payin however a message for
tata guys is that you plan everything right however when finishing pls keep
the tolerances low ,for heven sake you are not assembling an ace.this is
where xeta lost when compared to other cars.I WOULD RATHER CALL IT "MORE
TRUCK PER TRUCK" Point 6:Suspension is where xeta beats hands down all
the other cars including swift (which i drove ) and gets (which i
drove).Suspension is amazing and the ride is very smooth even on bad roads
which i often drive on. hence i bot this car and i am enjoying driving it .
Vikram Anand, Pune
: June 19, 2006
I am 6ft 2..& have been analysing a lot of cars for the last couple of
months...finally zeroed it down to the Xeta GLX...& i am simply loving
it... The car is fantastic value for money,excellent pick up..smooth over
the turns...great interiors..leather upholstery .....the beige interiors
makes it look more spacious...great control at high speed..very spacious
from inside....5 people can sit comfortably..even though i take my seat
totally behind...the person behind me can sit comfortably...Seating design
is also very unique... Mine is just 10 days old & driven around 500
kms...it is giving me an avg of 11 in city with A/c...Yup..A/c is powerful
too...definitely very low priced for the features it is providing...
Swift ..top model costs 1.5 lac more than this top model...the other small
segment cars are nowhere in competition....
The Xeta is definitely going to sweep the market away....This is my first
car & i am thrilled for buying this beauty...as it brings a smile to my
face everytime i see it ...
My sincere recommendation for all. if you are planning for a new car ...the
Xeta is worth the money !!!
Sudev P Basu
: June 13, 2006
: I bought a palm green tata indica v2 xeta GLS last month.
am satisfied, but, the reverse gear and the 5th gear needs some time getting
used to, especially the 5th gear. otherwise it's a dream to drive,
especially for someone as BIG as me: 120kgs; 183cms (6 feet, 0.5 inch). the
interior is beautiful - especially the beige makeover, the AC works
superbly, cooling in an instant, the pick up is commendable, and the
'big-car' feel is accentuated by the low-slung chassis and the dome shaped
interior. my wife and i teach in a central university which is situated away
from the hustle-bustle of the big city, it's a typical university Town with
narrow, but good, roads, students bicycling all over the roads, tourists
coming by the busloads, stray cows and other domestic animals - the scenic
indian rural hinterland picture. in all these 'obstacles', the xeta is a
very good car.
My suggestion to the tata company is to streamline its distribution process
and introduce more after-sales perks, especially service centres in the
districts, if it wants to compete with the maruti company's famous loyalty
and brand equity.
in all, the perfect middle-class car: big, comfortable, comparatively
cheap, easy to buy, good mileage (the MOST important middle-class
parameter!), good finish, great colours (especially the palm green!), and,
very good ride and handling...
or be dumb, dumb, dumb... (actually it's a STUPID, sexist and insensitive
ad, the v2 turbo ad is much better....
: June 12, 2006
: I have bought Indica XETA GLX a month back. I have
thoroughly enjoyed driving this sleek beauty. It has a good pick up,
excellent intertiors, good mileage and pric is unbelievably low. No other
car in it's segement offers so much for so less. The Swift VXI which costs
almost a lac more doesn't have half the features it has. As of now mileage
is 11km/litre with the AC on. The biege interiors are simply breathtaking.
: June 7, 2006
: I had taken Tata Indica Xeta GLG one month back and drove
nearly 1300KM till now. This is the best car in this segment. All the other
models like Santro,Getz,Swift are very expensive when compared with this
model. Mileage you can expect more as Maruti since the Engine is 1400 CC.
Good Pick up and more precisely its very spacious.
: June 5, 2006
: I gotta XETA GL Non AC on May 06, Driven till date 500 kms,
mileage is around 12 in city , and 16 in highways, hopefully improves after
1st service. But folks this is superb value for money car, good
accelaration, very good interiors specially seats fabric, good
colour......overall too good as entry level.
: May 30, 2006
: Although this machine has made it big in its segment, i am
pretty displeased with the service of TATA motors..
As i am a staunch supporter of indian and indigenous products i went in for
this indian made car, it made me realise how wrong i was.. hopeless pathetic
service folks!!! I got my car delivered to me after 42 days!!! they kept
stalling it.. and as if it was not enough, they say u get only one reverse
light(left side) and have to pay for the other side.. and thats da dumbest
thing i heard till date!!
overall the car is COOL.. great pickup,nice looks and plenty space.. dont
know bout the average though as its still new.. hope the car lives upto the
expectations, unlike TATA motors.. i'll say it again- customer service is
: May 28, 2006
: I am owner of Indica V 2Petrol version since 2002.
There is a manufacturing defect in terms of silencer getting disjointed
after every 5000 km. During warranty it was taken care by Dhingra motors who
had been most helpful . However now I have to take care of it myself Guess
has it been america it should be recalled . replaced an return Ac has a
regular problem . It is not cold as it is claimed . Only thing good about is
it provides value for money in terms of space / security feeling and low
maintainence . Dont know whether to compare it with getz/ ascent since have
no experience of the same .