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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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  • azher

    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

      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.

  • Ramya

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

  • Anurag

    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 ?

    • Namaste,
      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

      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

        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.

        s.viswanathan

        • 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

    Hi

    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.
    Thanks

  • sachin gowda

    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

  • Amrutha

    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

      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

        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

          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

      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

    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

      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.

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  • Rajesh

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

    • Krishna

      NO DON’T YOU ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE.

  • Ashish Mohan

    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

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

  • vinay krishna

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

    “THE GREAT VISTA MOMENT OF THE YEAR”

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

    RU GAME FOR IT

  • vinay krishna

    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

    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

      YOU ARE SPOT ON ABOUT MAINTENACE. IT SUCKS

  • Syed

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

    • ARUN

      Hi
      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
      arun

      • 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

      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

    hi
    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

      sir please tell me about milage

      • vinay krishna

        i get about 18 in city and 21 in high ways

    • Krishna

      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

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

  • Paresh

    Hi,

    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

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

  • vipin

    hey!!
    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

      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

      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

        thanku boss for ur valuable comment

    • vinay krishna

      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

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

        • vipin

          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

            vipin,

            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

              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

        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

    hi
    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

      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

      hi,
      amol
      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

    hi,
    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

    Hi,
    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

    hi

    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

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

    • kaustav kumar sinha

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

    • Syed

      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

    Hi
    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

      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

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

  • vinay krishna

    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

      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

    which is good car with a budget of 380000

  • Varun

    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

      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

    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

      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

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

  • 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

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

  • jay

    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

    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

      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).

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