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      Took delivery of my Pulse RxZ Diesel today. Fantastic little car, I must say! The dCI needs a little getting used to, but once I got the hand of it and learnt to ignore the diesel growl, it felt almost like petrol car. Did about 15 kms today between chores and I very satisfied with the drivability. The car is quite nimble and easily weaves in and out of traffic. The brakes appear to be sorted out in this car with a 25/Feb/2013 manufacturing date. Looking forward to a long, happy ownership experience. Here's the story so far:

      Booking: I had a long discussion with Pradeep, prodding him with many questions about the +ves and -ves, but all it took to seal the deal was a test drive in his Pulse, followed by two more test drives in Khivraj's cars - a decently run-in one at 19k on the odo and another pretty new car with 2k on the odo. Booked the car on Saturday, 27th July, partly funding the car myself and took a loan from SBI. All paperwork was done promptly and the loan was sanctioned on Monday. The vehicle was invoiced on 30th and registered on 1st Aug. I was informed that the car was ready to be delivered on Friday evening (2nd Aug) or Saturday, at my convinience.

      The Delivery: I decided to pick up the car in broad daylight on Saturday, Aug 3, so that I will have time for a detailed PDI and get things sorted out. I arrived at the service station (where they usually deliver their new cars too!) around 10:30 am and was greeted to rather dusty bunch of cars (no pics, sorry!). The delivery personnel were quite courteous and informed me that they had already polished the car and had it ready for delivery, but that there was a brief rain shower the night before which deposited dust specks on all cars. Their story seemed reasonable as all cars, new and those awaiting service, were all dusty. They offered to buff up the car while we waited in the lounge.

      However, I decided to stay with the car and oversee the work. I spotted a couple of tiny scratches which a good buffing managed to fix. There was however a small scuffing on driver side door handle, (looks like a key had been accidentally forced on the handle). The SA touched it up with some paint and assured me that it will blend with the plastic over time. I wasn't too happy with the fix and asked them to replace the handle, which they said they can do only during the first service as it involves changing the lock itself! I had the SA and delivery personnel make note of this and took pictures of the handle.

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      At many places, the stickers had been shoddily ripped off leaving traces of glue residue behind. Again, they did their best to remove the residue but I wasn't very happy about it, especially with the front chrome inset below the logo (see pic below). Any ideas on how this can be cleaned? I did a quick under body inspection and uncovered caked mud under the driver side rear wheel well. I pointed this out and had them clean it.

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      Overall, the delivery experience was good. The staff were courteous, accommodating and quick to address any issues I pointed out. I was given a detailed overview of the instrument cluster and operating the control stalks. They performed a quick pooja and I was off for a joy ride in my new Pulse!

      P.S. Driving advice is welcome! Including run-in tips and optimizing FE to the max in city driving. I seem to be using the clutch a lot and shift too often!
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      At many places, the stickers had been shoddily ripped off leaving traces of glue residue behind. Again, they did their best to remove the residue but I wasn't very happy about it, especially with the front chrome inset below the logo (see pic below). Any ideas on how this can be cleaned?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Skynet View Post
      Any solvent will remove glue. If it is on paint, I would recommend some Carpro TarX. Other areas, WD 40 will do the job. Why not start with WD40 and see if it removes everything.
      Drive it like you stole it and Detail it like you own it.

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      Congrats Aditya!

      Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Sundaramurthy View Post
      P.S. Driving advice is welcome! Including run-in tips and optimizing FE to the max in city driving.
      Just follow the advice listed on this thread.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Sundaramurthy View Post
      I seem to be using the clutch a lot and shift too often!
      Shifting often is a good thing! It means you are not lugging the engine! But make sure you are not "riding" the clutch!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Sundaramurthy View Post
      Say hello to Gandalf the Grey!
      Nice name for the car. And the Pulse does look good in that color. Wishing you many miles and smiles on your new Pulse.
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      Congrats Aditya, Enjoy with Pulse Nice to hear that you are happy with the car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Aditya Sundaramurthy View Post
      At many places, the stickers had been shoddily ripped off leaving traces of glue residue behind. Again, they did their best to remove the residue but I wasn't very happy about it, especially with the front chrome inset below the logo (see pic below). Any ideas on how this can be cleaned? I did a quick under body inspection and uncovered caked mud under the driver side rear wheel well. I pointed this out and had them clean it.
      It was there even in my car for long time, Just i was lazy to clean it. Later after first service, detailing interest came to me and that moment, i cleaned those stickers residue with the help of petrol. Not its clean
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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      Shifting often is a good thing! It means you are not lugging the engine!
      noob question - is this good for both petrol and diesel cars?

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      At many places, the stickers had been shoddily ripped off leaving traces of glue residue behind. Again, they did their best to remove the residue but I wasn't very happy about it, especially with the front chrome inset below the logo (see pic below). Any ideas on how this can be cleaned?
      use thinner on areas which arent painted.
      Diesel will work to an extent on painted areas.If diesel doesnt work then buy some soln. which our detailing expeets will guide u.

      noob question - is this good for both petrol and diesel cars?
      Lugging is bad for all cars unfortunately typical indian driving style ( of keeping low revs always and staying in the highest gear possible ) gives a lot of room for lugging the engine accidentally.

      I seem to be using the clutch a lot and shift too often!
      Shifting often to stay in the right powerband is gr8.( other owners of this engine/car can guide u towards the right powerband )
      Regarding clutch,use it only to change gears.Using clutch often to change gears is fine but using it for longer duration for each instance is wrong.
      I hope u get what i mean.

      BTW nice car and gr8 name.
      Have been seeing pulses with gr8 sticker work from the showroom itself.(kind of boxy pattern decals)
      They look good too.
      Consider adding them if they suit your taste.
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