7 Months Later
Over the past seven months since I got my hands on our long-term Tata Tiago diesel, there have been several occasions where I have spent more time in the car than at home or work. And, while it might not be the most fun to drive car out there, it is in fact quite easy to live with. The tiny proportions, comfortable seats, space and the light clutch action, all have a part to play. While these are some highlights of the Tiago, it does come with its share of niggles. The air-con vents are starting to get clogged which is gradually affecting its cooling capability. In fact, over the past month or so, it has started to make more noise in the cabin in relation to the cooling it offers. So much that I am having to bump up the volume of the music system. Speaking of which, the Harman sourced infotainment in the Tiago, is unquestionably the best in its class. The sound is crisp and the bass in impressive, too.
In my previous long term report, I mentioned the driving modes the Tiago comes with and its advantages in fuel efficiency. On my recent trip to Pune while going over rumble strips, the driving modes were automatically getting switched. While this has only happened on a couple of occasions, it is something that will need to be checked when the car goes for service later this month. The Tiago has been bringing the numbers for Tata since its launch. There is no doubting that Tata has made huge improvements in terms of quality and overall fit and finish. It is grouses like these that prevent it from being a great all-round product.