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Tata Indica Vista the new variant of Indica from Tata Motors. The new model has evolved nicely since initial version of Indica to Xeta and now to Vista. Pick up any news paper, one gets to notice the ads of this new car almost everyday. Interiors have been focussed more on those ads as well as all new look and the stylish features. I visited the Concorde Motors near Dairy circle in Bangalore last week to take a look at this car and test drive the same. Since I reached the premises around 6:30pm, I couldn’t manage to test drive the car. However, I had a good glance at the demo vehicle.

There are A slight central mid ridge on the bonnet is intended to give a V-shaped front but it resembles the styling of palio a product of Tata’s partner Fiat. Upon opening the bonnet you get to see the Fiat’s popular 1.3L multi jet engine name ‘Quadrajet’. The same engine is in Swift too with the name of DDiS. The c510 gearbox is also sourced from Fiat. But when the indica’s comfort and convenience combines with Fiat’s technology it could be lethal weapon against the likes of swift and i10. There are two other variants of this car apart from Quadrajet, one is Indica Vista TDI and the other being Indica Vista Safire. While Quadrajet(1.3L) and TDI(1.4L) are diesel engines while the Safire(1.2L) is a petrol engine. All these variants are available in 7 colors.

Sales person over there mentioned that the mileage of the Indica vista in city is around 16kmpl and in highway it goes up to 20kmpl for Quadrajet. Absence of ABS and Airbags in the Indica vista lets down the safety features of this car. The quality, comfort and convenience the Indica vista provides are pretty commendable. The boot space at the back and leg space for the back seats is very good compared to other models in the B+ category cars. There is a glove box that can hold even a laptop, under deck space to hold water bottles, cubby holes, wide door pockets and 60:40 foldable rear seats can give you the most comfortable journey that even a class above fails to offer. The front bucket seats are comfy, swaparound at some place to offer support ot every parts of your body. The driver seat is height adjustable. This car seem to be good value for money except that you wont get ABS and airbags when compared to Muruthi Swift. Here is the Ex-showroom price for various Tata India Vista variants in Bangalore as on 5th Sep 2008:

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  • Nitin February 11, 2016, 5:37 pm

    I am using Indica Vista Quadrojet from 2011 & driven 1,25,000 KM. i m very happy to purchase this car as still engine is very good & no any extra maintenance is required.

  • Navneet Collins February 4, 2016, 10:32 am

    I ve been planning to buy a medium hatchback car. We are a family of four members. Quid over used vita quadrajet is in my mind. Is buying an used Vista a good option? Pls suggest

  • Satish Narayanan July 16, 2015, 3:41 pm

    I’m driving Indica Vista Aura Safire 2009 Model (48000 KMS). I will complete 6years in september and i dont regret any for my purchase. People who want ultra luxury for less than 6 lakh car keep cribbing about everything.
    With Petrol service interval of either 10000KMS or 1 year, i end up giving the car for service only once a year. Only things gets changed in Air, fuel filter, Oil and here and there soem bushes and rest everything is asper the manual.
    So please go-ahead with your purchace

  • pradeep July 15, 2015, 8:46 pm

    Hi I planning to buy vista I have got an offer tata vista aqua safire petrol 2010 model 55000 km for rs 160000, I was confused to buy or not as people are saying vista petrol has maintenance issues, I need help, shall I buy this one?

    • Sachin Bhayana July 15, 2015, 10:39 pm

      Never ever buy Vista petrol..even if u get it for free..Worst car from Tata Motors.. I had one and had to sell at throw away prices.. Cant say more than this

    • Vinod July 16, 2015, 8:37 am

      Vista even petrol or diesel never has maintenance issues (Both having Engines from Fiat except TDI-Diesel). I am using petrol vista since 5 years (March 2010), once i drive it continuously 16 hours nonstop (1000 kms), the car has greater comfort than the other in this segment. If you are ready to bear mileage of 13 kmpl, it is worth to invest in this.

  • Harvinder singh June 17, 2015, 7:22 am


    I want to purchase a second hand car (2009-10) indica vista quadra or tdi who cars is better
    Pls tell me about maintenance expenditures average etc it’s will be my first

    Pls tell me everybody second hand cars in diesel is good or not near 1Lakh running

    • Swaroop June 17, 2015, 11:55 am

      Hi Harvinder

      I own a Vista quadrajer vx for last 3.5 years. Now its 67000kms run. Vista is a perfect hatchback car. It is far better than swift in highspeed stability. Mileage will be less than swift. It will give around 12 to 15 in city and 16 to 19 in highways. Mileage depends on driving style. Swift gives more mileage since its body weight is less. You have go for only quadrajet engine and not tdi. Quadrajet will run more than 2lacs if maintained properly. Go for vx option to get abs brakes. Without abs braking is not so good. Maintenance will be between 5000 to 8000 for every 10000kms. Onlt bad thing about tata ia the poor after sales service. If you can find a good service center that problem Will be resolved. Concorde ambattur in chennai is good.

      • Manab August 17, 2016, 3:14 pm

        Finding a good service center / service engineer for Tata vehicles is really a problem. Is there any other good Tata service centers / service engineers in Chennai?

  • B N Murthy January 4, 2015, 11:20 pm

    I have been driving a Tata Vista quadrajet terra for the past four years(bought in December 2010).
    I have clocked 85000 Kms.I have done lot of long distance driving and am fully satisfied with my car.
    I have changed the heater plugs – 4 nos.
    Cutch has been changed at 74000Kms. cost Rs 6000 at tata dealer
    Changed three Tyres at 74000Kms cost Rs.12000.
    No other problems at all.
    But I have observed the following.
    my car gives 12-13 kms with ac on in City.
    On highway it gives 16 Kms with ac on.
    But I am getting 18 kms in city with out ac.
    I have not tried with out ac on long distance.
    difference of 6 kmpl between ac and non ac performance is it the norm.
    I have spoken to tat dealer and other ac mechanics,they all say the difference should not be more than 2 kmpl max 3 kmpl.And No body seems to have any clue what to do.Can somebody help.

    • vinay January 5, 2015, 10:55 am

      Dear Murthy,
      I have the same specs car as you. Quadrajet terra bought in sept 2010.
      I have clocked 59000 n I drive both city and long distances.
      I get about 18Kmpl in city and 21-22 in highway.
      The AC may drop the mileage by about 1.5 to 2 Kmpl. it should be more than that.
      advise you to check the electricals and AC compressor coz inefficiency of these two will lead to drastic mileage drop when AC is working.

      • B N Murthy April 19, 2015, 2:06 pm

        This is in continuation to my earlier blogs.
        I got my car checked with a ac mechanic he cleaned the radiator outer surface with acid and now I think the problem of my car overheating in traffic is gone.
        I went on a long drive about 600 kms using the ac partially and I have got a fuel consumtion of 18 km/l while going and 19km/l on return trip.return trip i came back in the evening and night while going it was totally during morning and later hot afternoon.
        Even now I am getting 18kmpl in city and partial highway in Hyderabad.
        But the moment I put on AC the fuel consumption drops to anywhere between 10 kmpl to 14 Kmpl.The Ac mechanic says they canot do any thing more.
        How can electrical influence fuel consumption.I suspect the compressor or some other thing to load the engine.Even engine acceleration becomes poor on ac.
        Do any body has a calculation for Ac horse power requirement etc.
        Assuming the ac consumes about 5 hp ( domestic ac consumes much less)
        it will be only 10 to 15% of car ac and 10 to 15% of car fuel consumption will come down only by about 2 kmpl to max 3kmpl.that will be I should get16kmpl may be 15kmpl.

        But 10 to 14 Kmpl.some thing wrong some where.
        This needs a good study because even an improvement of 10 to 15 % in fuel consumption will reduce the automotive pollution that much and the import bill so much.

        I donot mind being part of group which wants work on this problem.
        B N Murthy

  • azher September 27, 2012, 4:49 pm

    i had indica vista quadrajet and still having tight clutch pedal due to which my left knee pains very much. it is so bad that i cannot run as it hurts very much. to rectify i gave to tata tafe-chennai for repair and after a huge bill still the problem is not rectified. i am fedup. i still have this car but have taken maruti astar automatic for sake of my left knee.

    • Syed M August 5, 2014, 3:59 pm

      It is not worth investing on tata vehicles.Tata has used the most substandard parts in the vehicle barring Fiat supplied engine.Look of the vehicle is very shabby.None of the vehicle have decent mud flaps.The best vehicle available in the market is from Honda.

    • Swaroop June 17, 2015, 12:04 pm

      Take it to concorde ambattur. Tafe screwed up my steering in 2012 and it is rectified in focus motors Kerala. The so called engineers in tafe are good for nothing. Kept saying vista steering is like this. I kept saying out its not but they all said vista steering will be hard like this. I gave for a knuckle issue but they changed the complete steering set without asking me since it was in warranty. During my travel to kerala,I took my car to focus motors and the service engineer in his first drive told steering is very tight ans he resolved in 2days.

  • Ramya April 23, 2012, 11:12 am

    Vista is a very good car.. its performance has been undoubtedly good…. I am very satisfied with Tata Motors…..

  • Anurag January 29, 2012, 8:22 pm

    Hi Its been 1 yr since I own a Vista Quadrajet Aqua. I m somewhat satisfied with the car performance. since the beginning my car is giving me an average of 15-16 kmpl (tank full method), on highways it gives around 16.5 kmpl but not more than that. I went to service center to check avg they installed a laptop in my car & drove it for 20kms, in this test it gave an avg of 21-22 kmpl (according to their software). The engineer told me to always keep the rpm on 2000 to get better mileage. But even after driving carefully i m only getting 15-16kmpl avg. Plz tell me what avg are u getting on ur quadrajets ? Does the car require any sort of tuning ?

    • dr deepak February 2, 2012, 8:31 pm

      since 2yrs i am using Ind Quadrajet Aqua ,it is giving 18-20 kmpl in city and on highways its around 22kmpl.

    • B N Murthy April 24, 2012, 8:20 am

      Tata Indica Vista Terra-Quadrajet – I have been using for 1 1/2 years now.I have done 34000 Kms.
      Aggressive driving -City 13 kmpl – Highway 15.5 kms racing around 120 kmph.
      Energetic driving – city 14 kmpl – Highway 16.5 kmpl. driving around 100 kmph.
      Steady & sensitive driving -City 16 kmpl- Highway 18 kmpl-Not to exceed 80 kmph.
      unnecessary fierce accelaration/decelaration and braking gives the poor mileage.
      I have done long trips -Hyd-Tirupathi – back(1250 kms).Hyderabad -Kolhapur back(1250Kms) Hyderabad – Somnath (Gujarath) back(4650 kms).I drive to works up&down 60 kms.

      • sundaram viswanathan August 4, 2014, 6:05 pm

        i agree your comments & data.
        i have tata vista quadra jet-model 2013 , more or less delivering as you said.
        Tata is cheating in the advetisement saying that 21 km/lit in highways & 16 km/lit in city.


        • Mohan August 5, 2014, 7:45 am

          Thanks for sharing your review / experience of Tata indica vista Sundaram! Hope this helps lot of other information seeking readers on this blog.

  • Harvinder Pal SIngh October 20, 2011, 2:07 pm


    I am drving Maruti 800 for last 4 years. I need car for my family. My drive for month is 500 – 600 kms. I have seen Tata Vista Quadrajet (sedan class). Shall I go Diesel Car or petrol car. Is there any problem with Diesel Car if don’t run daily. As said earlier that purchase daily car only if u drives for more than 25 km per day. Now what the scenario with Quadrajet engine. Whether to purchase petrol or diesel car.

  • sachin gowda October 3, 2011, 1:45 pm

    hi friends
    i own tata indica vista tdi 2010 model and the mileage around city is 18 to 20 and in highway 21 to 23 car have large space and the engine is refine and more improved tata vista is best for long drives and the big feeling car from in side i love eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

    • Santhosh December 28, 2014, 1:52 pm

      my vista terra TDI is not. given milage
      where in 18kmpl without ac
      And 13kmpl in city

  • Amrutha September 23, 2011, 3:05 pm

    I own Tata Vista 2011 model and i am extremely happy with the vehilce. The Maintainanace is very less compared to the other imported vehilces and nothing can compete the space and the quality of the engine.Best car to buy if you are going for diesel verision.

    • Santhosh SS November 30, 2011, 5:21 am

      Hi thanks for giving the feedback
      I compared with FIGO BEAT SWIFT and RITZ with mileage and features and price
      its really ultimate selection of INDICA VISTA SEDAN class Quadrajet of mine
      Tmrw I m going for finalisation of purchase
      GREAT is TATA is giving a miracle offer of 40k + 10 K for my old WAGON R
      Thanks for TATA

      • Saikrishna December 1, 2011, 12:36 am

        Im about to get the new vista tomorrow morning. Very excited. Nice car.
        I have tested all the cars in this class. Vista is great.

        • Krishna April 1, 2012, 12:32 am

          Reminds me of my friend who took this very car and is suffering in the third year with the service problems that have erupted after 30000kms. Really the service centre of the sister company is pathetically overflowing and service just a billing ploy. No customer service. Egocentric crew. When pushed retaliate with messing up your car. A third rated local mechanic concept. India will never see bright days however hard MR.TATA or Tatamotors tries. The attitude is getting worser by the day. So be careful about your bills later. Its all about making you pay in the end. This is the real truth. All call centres are tuned to make LIP SERVICE. NO one ever will call and talk to you.

    • raghav March 3, 2012, 6:59 am

      at what price ,,did you get the vehilcle sir.. becauce the showroom near my home has the model of 2011 vista terra petrolll he is offering me 4,90,000.. is this the best price..without additional accesaries

  • B N Murthy September 20, 2011, 8:50 am

    I would like to go on a long trip of east India upto Somnath in Gujarat from Hyderabad,
    in my TATA Vista Terra Qudrajet Dec 2010 model.
    Please give me tips on long distance driving and drivung in Maharastra,Gujarath, Rajastan, Madya Pradesh . Any Special road/traffic rules to watch about.
    The travel distance is about 4000kms.Any tips on car maintenance.
    1) I would like to use a inverter in my car while the car is running during daytime for
    using laptop etc and cooking light meals and coffee.(In my past experience looking
    for road side good hotels is very time consuming and one cannot get quality food)
    Can anybody suggest the max capacity of the Inverter that can be used and any
    good make available in this country.(I have seen some catalogs of US make.)
    2) In my car there is no tachometer.Engine Rpm meter.Can I fix one now.
    As the torque is the best between 1750 Rpm to 3000 Rpm – I would like to what
    engine speed I am.

    • B N Murthy April 24, 2012, 8:39 am

      I went on this long trip.
      1) Always carry the latest Pollution under control certificate.
      The police stopped me in Gujarath between Baroda and Somnath and the first
      thing they asked me was PUC .The PUC proves that the car has left Andhra
      Pradesh in less than the six months time address change.
      2) Drive steadily .under no circumstances argue with any body.
      3) Fill Fuel only in Big towns or Cities.
      4) Give way to others,maintaining certain aggressiveness.If you are too
      submissive/defensive they think you are a push over.
      5) Try to travel in a convoy of min 3 cars.It has lot of advantges.
      6) Plan your route properly ,write it down with distances.
      7) Stop your car in a populated place and ask directions.Note down so that you
      need not stop for next 50 kms are so.
      8) Always carry a pocket book with you and note down everything.
      9) Make a good habit of filling up fuel tank better than Quarter tank.Never wait
      till red and pray that you will find next PB before it is too late particularly
      when you are in rural India and/or back roads.

  • Jenifer Mendoza September 19, 2011, 12:24 pm

    The information provided on Maruti Swift car official site was very useful.It is always good to know that their are blogs so dedicated to providing information that is seriously concerned with the reader’s needs.Thanks for sharing your insights with us through your blog.

  • Rajesh August 10, 2011, 4:32 pm

    I am going to buy Tata Indica Vista Terra TDI used model of Nov 2009 on price of Rs 260000 is it ok?

    • Krishna April 1, 2012, 12:35 am


  • Ashish Mohan March 6, 2011, 7:43 pm

    Hello All,

    I own Vista TDI aqua. It has been with me for 1.5 years and I have clocked 35K km so far. Its a good and solid vehicle. A bit on the heavier side but a great VFM….

    • Krishna April 1, 2012, 12:36 am

      Really JUST wait till you finish the fourth year! You will be shocked of your Money and Life!

  • vinay krishna February 26, 2011, 2:27 pm

    so lets come together in the month of april in bangalore for


    place bangalore
    first sunday of april
    venue will be notified later.


  • vinay krishna February 26, 2011, 2:21 pm

    can v all the proud vista owners meet one day and make a momorable event
    this could help the vista community and know more about the vista.
    we can see the performances, modification stcikering, music system, engine quality over time and maintainces practices and so on and so forth.

    we should organise an event only for the proud vista owners both petrol and diesel.

    this could actually help new vista buyers to get more information and could also result in more vistas on road and could also help the existing owners facing problems with dealerz and other issues.

    not to forget this will also improve the resale value of vehicles

  • Anurag February 25, 2011, 1:44 pm

    Hi, after researching & comparing for almost 2 yrs I finally bought Vista Quadrajet. I wanted to go for a terra but since I got a good deal so I bought Aqua.No doubt if u want to buy a heavy duty, low-maintance, value for money, family diesel car then Vista quadra is the best option.this has the best technology at very low price as compared to any other rival cars. Though I must admit that Tata service & after sales is not good at all. People at their work shop don’t really care about ur problems. But still I will recommend this car (only quadrajet)if ur running is high & u wanna go for a diesel varient.
    I DON’T recomend Vista for those who wanna go for a Petrol varient & to those who are buying their first car. Maintaining a Tata car is not easy.I suggest them to either go for maruti or hyundai cars as they are much easier to maintain.

    • Krishna April 1, 2012, 12:38 am


  • Syed January 28, 2011, 12:03 am

    In city I am getting round about 20 Km/Ltr.and 25-26 Km/Ltr on highways with A/c fully on

    • ARUN February 24, 2011, 8:16 pm

      I am getting 14-15 in city
      and got 18 in high way(speed of 80-120)
      and got 25 in highway(speed of 60-80)
      have run 3500 kms in 2 months

      • dr deepak February 27, 2011, 1:47 pm

        Namaste everybody….
        driving vista quad from one year around 20,000 ,getting 21km/ltr at 70-80 in between cities
        and 22 at 80-100 on highways. engine is good one but door lock system is very poor.

    • Khasim Khan April 25, 2011, 9:01 am

      Syed bhai – “20 Km/Ltr.and 25-26 Km/Ltr on highways with A/c fully on” you must be the luckiest on earth to get such a mileage. I have vista quadra ABS and got 19.81 on Highway and 16 in city with ac on. Could you please advice any tips, insha allah that may help me get more mileage.

  • vinay krishna January 22, 2011, 11:29 pm

    any one buying a hatch at 4 to 5.5 lakh range. my recommendation is tata indica vista is the best choice. i am very happy with the kind of performance my car is giving. i have diesel quadrajet terra i feel it has every thing u need. i do not recommend higher varients as they are just expensive however u get most of the options in the basic version.

    • shreyash January 27, 2011, 7:07 pm

      sir please tell me about milage

      • vinay krishna January 30, 2011, 12:03 am

        i get about 18 in city and 21 in high ways

    • Krishna April 1, 2012, 12:42 am

      Be careful. Its after service that counts> tata cars will knock you down with their recent communication> One of their workshop personnel was saying how can we increase billing and also give customer service? Its demanding and we just protect our jobs by billing the clients> Customer service is not on our priority list>

  • Syed January 22, 2011, 12:01 pm

    I own a vista quadrajet and driving it for the past one year.Experience is better than any maruthi car.

  • Paresh January 12, 2011, 3:22 pm


    I am planning to buy a indica vista my budget is around 4.5 l and in diesel i waana buy Terra TDI……Should i go for it…….current users please specify the usage my usage would be arround 800 k in a month in pune.

    • Syed January 25, 2011, 2:02 pm

      please go for vista quadrajet drivetec 4.You may shell out a little bit more but it is worth owning.

  • vipin January 3, 2011, 1:16 pm

    i m thinking of purchasing a hatchback in d range of 4.5 laks
    i dnt knw driving , so i cant conclude on my personal basis
    i hav 2 options
    1)indica vista65 saffire aura
    2 maruti ritz lxi
    i hav heard alot abt the performance of ritz its amazing
    n m quiet confused abt the the performance of vista saffire65 n abt its mileage
    so guys plzz give me ur genuine reviews (specially mohan)
    as its my first family car

    • ARUN January 6, 2011, 7:04 pm

      Dear Vipin,
      If you are looking for Diesel then go for Vista Quadrajet Aura,
      If you are particulatr about Petrol go for Maruthi.Hyundai or Chevs-Spark/Beatz
      Only.I am also new car buyer.

    • sachin bhayana January 10, 2011, 10:16 pm

      Boss dont ever think of buying vista petrol…i just purchased 2 months back…and did biggest mistake of my life…plz plz plz plz dont buy this stupid car…lot of cabin noise..rough interiors….no pick up. ..noisy gearbox….noisy window winder ….what ever i tell u is less…..even i put dat car 4 sale..

      • vipin January 15, 2011, 5:37 pm

        thanku boss for ur valuable comment

    • vinay krishna January 22, 2011, 11:34 pm

      if ur planning a ritz as family, never go for it, its too compact and u cant fit people forget about the luggage u may carry at ur long drives and family trips. tata vista is the best choice as and it is very spacious can fit three good built people and good amount of luggage in the hood. i recommend tata vista as ritz and vista have same engine and vista takes advantage in space

      • vinay krishna January 22, 2011, 11:37 pm

        if ur buying diesel car go for vista petrol i have no idea but check for the new vista 90hp

        • vipin January 23, 2011, 4:27 pm

          vista 90 is much more expensive than my budget if u hav any knowledge abt the saffire65 plzz send me ur genuine reviews

          • vinay krishna February 26, 2011, 11:16 am


            I would not recommend saffire to any one i drove and i did not like it
            the vehicle is very sluggish and no power. if u buy saffire u will repent. i have test driven the vehicle and its zero in performance

            • vipin February 26, 2011, 12:45 pm

              thanku for ur valuable comment but my father raise the fund nw in m going to vista quadrajet aura
              i wish it wud be trustworthy like swift

      • Swaroop Thomas November 13, 2011, 10:30 pm

        Hi guys. I have planned to buy a new Diesel car and I have shortlisted Ritz and Vista VX Quadra. After taking test drives this saturday, what I felt is that handling of Ritz is better than Vista. The one I drove is vista sedan class VX which was a test drive vehicle and felt the steering is heavy. It was not even giving the smoothness of current car (Esteem VXI). As per the sales person, the air pressure was less and the vehicle is not in good condition as it was taken by many for rash test drives in an exchange mela. Quality of plastic though it is improved, not as good as polo, figo etc.

        As of now, no car can compete with Vista when features are considered. Its a fully loaded vehicle. I am not impressed with the output of the stereo. May need to fix two additional oval speakers and a woofer for better output. Ritz VDI does not even have a stereo. The only two features are 60:40 split seat and power windows in Ritz. I have requested for a test drive with a good vehicle to decide.

  • amol December 11, 2010, 1:27 pm

    i made plane to buy a indica vitsa bt i m confused that whch model i preffer ed
    as a petrol or diesel.i have not to go daily on long drive nearly 20-25 km/day.
    please told me which model and prices of vista and whch model( aqua ,aura,or anything.)
    pls tell as early as possible.

    • Anurag December 11, 2010, 11:32 pm

      Dear Amol, I wont recommend you to buy vista other than its quadrajet varient. Vista is only popular b’coz of its Quadrajet Italian engine. Since ur running is quite low & if u wanna go for a petrol engine then there are many other brands/models available in market. Should never go for Tata’s petrol engines, they are not at all fuel efficient. Moreover resale is quite low. The basic version (terra) quadrajet costs in delhi about 4.70L. higher versions costs 20k-60k more.

    • Vinod December 17, 2010, 9:49 am

      The vista petrol engine – safire is made by fiat and the car is manufacturing at tata-fiat ranjangaon plant. The fuel effeciency is littlebit low than the compared cars, but it is worth to buy for its excellent performance if your drive is quite less. Its basic model compares the features of swift and the price compares almost chevy spark, santro, wagon R. That was the best comparison for me while buying my vista safire.

  • suresh December 11, 2010, 2:11 am

    I own a tata vista safire aura. running about 15k kms now. Recently visited india and drove the care for a month. mileage is quiet disappointing.
    9Kms per/L city and about 12 in highway with AC in use all the time. I expect atleast 12kms with AC on.
    Apart from mileage, drive was satisfactory. it can take 3 adults easily in rear seat.
    I hear banging sound in back whenever car hits pathole with 3 adults sitting in back.
    Clutch is not that soft.
    breaking in first gear sometimes not stopping the car, really. I have to apply brakes back to back to stop the car. Do anyone has this issue.

    I think i like the car since i bought it :-)

  • Anurag December 8, 2010, 7:04 pm

    I I am interested in buying a vista quadrajet. Plz suggest me how shall i bargain with the dealers. What discounts can i ask for ? Can i ask the dealer to give me exchange discount without exchanging a car ? I am in Delhi. Plz comment.

  • deepak patel November 30, 2010, 5:24 pm


    every body those are using indica driven tech dls
    please tell me the performance of the vehicle

    iam planing to purchase it only for mileage ,one of my friend told that 18km in city and 22km in highway is that true

    • Pankaj December 1, 2010, 7:16 pm

      Dont buy it fro milage. Buy it fro comfort and space and luxury it offers.

    • kaustav kumar sinha December 2, 2010, 11:43 am

      yes its true ///if u go for tdi the

    • Syed January 28, 2011, 12:12 am

      Very much true ,but real truth is 20 in city amd 25-26 on highways with A/c fullly on, for an expert driver who can judge right gear at right speed.

  • Vinod October 18, 2010, 9:21 pm

    My Vista Safire Terra is giving 12.6 kmpl in city & highway with AC cumulatively after first service. The service advisor at TML commits it might rises upto 15 in city & 17 in highways after first oil replacement (10,000 Km). Anybdy has the same experience? Please tell me.

    • Satish October 19, 2010, 3:33 pm

      Hi Vinod,

      I own Vista Aura Safire for one year now and I have driven for 17500+ KMs (waiting for my final free 4th service at 20K). It gives me close to 12/13 in City (75% AC) and about 15/16 in highways. Please don’t go by Wat TML says, it cannot be more than 12/13 in city and 15/16 in highway after 10000 and all. This is my experience after 17.5 Kms. So be happy with what u get now and try to sustain that by proper maintenance and smart driving methods.

    • kaustav kumar sinha December 2, 2010, 11:46 am

      it wont go any above figures…..b sure to make it serviced evry time…guys who tell this r fake….dnt blv

  • vinay krishna September 24, 2010, 12:02 pm

    hi guys i got my indica vista quadrajet delivered sterday and all seems to be good. though there was a little glitch with the registration process. now i jus have the temprary registration. the car seems to be extremely great. i have the diesel engine and i ran about 100km on first day felt good about the drive. the ride quality is good so is te comfort.
    i jus pray that it delivers the expected…….

    • jay September 24, 2010, 1:47 pm

      congratulations vinay. and wishing you the best .

      my vista is clocking at 11200km its 11th month after purchase and i am very much happy with it.
      no engine problems or other issues yet.! (except clutch seems to be getting harder i dont know why may be i need to visit tasc)

  • ganesh kumar September 23, 2010, 12:58 pm

    which is good car with a budget of 380000

  • Varun September 17, 2010, 5:38 pm

    i have to buy vista

    question is : petrol or diesel.
    they say intially diesel runs fine but after that requires much maintainance and also tell me about engine noise.
    i wanna have good pick up in my car
    i have wagon r and when i put on ac it feels like an elephant just sat on the roof of car(no acceleration+car drags)

    • jay September 17, 2010, 7:09 pm

      those days are history about diesal engine myths and superstitions. new technology is evolving and there is hardly any difference in perfomance between diesal and petrol engines.
      petrol engines requires less compression so they are lighter and smaller.on the other hand diesal engines need more compressions hence more power is produced.
      the most important factor regarding both is petrol produces more toxic exhaust like carbon monoxideand co2 against diesal diesal engines are bit of eco firendly that petrol counterpart.
      yes diesal engine can be more expensive and would require more maintenance. but its not true that it would give up in long run. they last depending upon use and quality of engine.apparently diesal engines last more than petrol engine due to heavily built lasting designs.
      i prefered indica vista diesal considering the mileage and quality fiat engine.
      i learnt vista petrol gives 12~14kmpl and my diesal one is giving me 17~20kmpl..wow. engine noise is just a buzz nothing to be annoyed.!

  • vinay krishna September 17, 2010, 3:40 am

    hi guys
    today i booked my favourite
    indica vista saffire gala red in color
    i am very excited about this new member in the family
    jus wanted to share this with all the vista fans
    hoping to get it delivered soon

    • Vinod December 8, 2010, 3:02 pm

      Congrats ! I also own Vista Saffire Cavern Grey Coloured. Its true pleasure of Car Driving. The shape is admiring. Its performance with AC is unbelievable as compare with models of Maruti.

      • susanta January 28, 2012, 9:00 pm

        what mileage u are getting ????????

  • dr deepak September 16, 2010, 8:53 pm

    we buy Indica vista quadrajet in the month of feb, since from last two months it is giving 23 km/ltr on highways, its all credit to fiat engine, but coming towards tata they have very conjuce with doors , very third class doors they fitted dam shit…….within a month the two doors strucked and unabe to open , when asked in service centre they told to change the internal machine again we have to pay 1000 rs for that ………
    kindly request to tata company take care for this………..

    • jay September 16, 2010, 9:09 pm

      i wonder why you had to pay for it …it must be covered under warrenty…just double check about it.

      • Syed January 22, 2011, 11:57 am

        No such problem will occur.

  • jay September 16, 2010, 5:15 pm

    but , the main problem is ,indians cannot easily identify the difference between tdi and quadrajet. both are indica vista and former is cheaper (so called in the budget)
    apparently most of them who complained owns tdi version .
    tdi version is just like an upgrade to old indica..(accomodating tata engine).it is sluggish ,it gives problems , noisy . et al.(my niegbour sold his tdi and replaced with NHC-he hates tata now)
    those who own quadrajet ,like me…[even though it is not near honda or toyota but ].. happy for what i paid…i got enough space ,nice ride quality , good engine, excellent perfomance and guess what 4 years of warrenty. sure a desirable package for 5.25lakhs.
    #best of all ..the friends who gave me a thumbs down when i bought vista …now they are turning their heads to it (appreciating very much).

    indica vista is not a beast or power horse but just a good car for indians . thanks to tata whom optimally designed it targeting common indian peoples.those who have used other cars of same category should appreciate it if they give a try once.

  • Jaipal September 16, 2010, 4:46 pm

    Guys i am following the Vista on Twitter and even on Facebook. The public seems to have somewhat mixed reactions about the car. I personally think it is unbeatable in terms of space and engine quality. Just the interiors and Tata servicing need to notch up a bit. It can be unbeatable actually !! I also agree with Vinay Krishna about the diesel being surprisingly very responsive and with good driveability !

    • jay September 16, 2010, 5:09 pm

      but , the main problem is ,indians cannot easily identify the difference between tdi and quadrajet. both are indica vista and former is cheaper (so called in the budget)
      apparently most of them who complained owns tdi version .
      tdi version is just like an upgrade to old indica..(accomodating tata engine).it is sluggish ,it gives problems , noisy . et al.(my niegbour sold his tdi and replaced with NHC-he hates tata now)
      those who own quadrajet ,like me…[even though it is not near honda or toyota but ].. happy for what i paid…i got enough space ,nice ride quality , good engine, excellent perfomance and guess what 4 years of warrenty. sure a desirable package for 5.25lakhs.
      #best of all ..the friends who gave me a thumbs down when i bought vista …now they are turning their heads to it (appreciating very much).

  • vinay krishna September 10, 2010, 8:52 pm

    hi ever body today i went to but tata indica vista

    i drive abt 40km/ day for office and 300 kms trip once a month.
    i drove both petrol and diesel versions of drivetech 4. i felt the diesel is very responsive and in 1 & 2 gear it takes real good pick up like swift.
    but the petrol was lil disappointing as in 1 & 2 gear it is not so responsive like swift. in 3 & 4 gears but petrol and disel versions are good. i am finding it difficult to decide. i live in bangalore and i feel that i should have good pick up but traffic here wont let u vrroooomm so wut should i do.

    • jayadev September 11, 2010, 6:03 pm

      it depends upon your preference and taste of your family . both vista and swift are equally competent to each other .
      when i decided to buy a car last year i looked for swift but i was shocked to hear waiting period of 6 months and the showroom people were convincing me to have that odd looking Ritz which neither me nor anybody from my fanily had interest in. so i looked for other brands like hyundai,fiat and whatever available but finally we settled on vista, even though hesitatingly but its looks with those exaggerated appeal did make us turn our heads towards it. when we learnt about fiat and tata tie up and the multijet engine with gearbox was fiat ,we had happy face while placing order.since then it was happy driving in vista except small niggles like plastic rattling, glove box lock failureother than that nothing else shown up yet. tasc at my place is bit more responsive in a sense that they do tell us their difficulty and try not to lie or convince us with some hogwash. yes they are getting better day by day for sure. making us feel at ease . only one serious issue so far i came across was the front suspension squeaking when going over humps and bumps it is mysterious and depending on climate changes it appear or disappear.!!

  • kaustav kumar sinha September 1, 2010, 1:46 am

    i own a cavern grey indica vista aqua tdi. Its been more than one year and yet i am at bay with any fuss. Car is goin great and churns out decent fuel eff. Of 14 kmpl-wd ac in city n around 20kmpl wd ac on highways. To my shock ths car has proved itself very robust and practicle. Although i m little irritated witi lethargic ac whch gains its breath after smtimes. A month ago i drove my beauty for non stop 850 kms covering in 16hrs. Most of the time car used to cross a tonne mark but never disappointd us. courtesy -gread road manners and road sticking stability. It also didnt put me down aftr that. It has great ergonomic settings wch wud nt let u tire. Also my beauty has great space wid astonishing looks. Centre dials are boon to all passengers and creat a linen of luxary and difference. Tata has instald vry unenergetic horn wch dosnt honk up to the mark.pl change tata guys. Headlights hav gud vision and can support u a lot without fail. Braking of car is not as excellent as swift bt is satisfactory. Well i feel blessed with d car’s ground clearance wch passed me over many doom sized bumps without scratch of metal underneath. Its a fully fun car wd hyway traits and cn b litl irksome during city commuting due to huge dimensions. So any serious enquires regardng ths car modl is heartly welcome.

    • santosh December 3, 2010, 7:02 pm

      Hi Kaustav,

      I am from pune and planning to buy the vista TDI. I want to know few things:
      Does new vista has drivetech4 gear box?
      My need is about 700 Km/month. Will TDI will be suitable?
      Does vista TDI engine create lot of noise like diesel indica cabs?
      Can we have ABS as a optional feature with Aura?

  • lovekesh August 23, 2010, 11:13 am

    is indica vista and indica vista drive4tech same? And i also want to know the ex showroom price of indica vista drive4tech aura abs (new delhi)

    • jay August 23, 2010, 12:36 pm

      drivetech4 engine is more refined with better gear box and NVH perfomance
      hence drive tech 4 vista is more silent,like a breeze to drive.

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