- 6th May 2009 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
I want to know that in LPG version, which is the best car(second hand)? I am going for brands like Wagon R because the maintenance cost is less( Cost per kg -23 while petrol costs nearly double)... Can you name couple of more brands with the prices... I stay in Mumbai..
- 6th May 2009 #2
If your city has the option for CNG, it would be a much better choice given that CNG is comparitively safer than LPG and also operational cost is 1/3rd of petrol.
- 18th July 2009 #3
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- Oct 2008
hi.. i hv wagon r duo lpg version. it has done 30000km in last two years and i never faced any problem so far. go and check availability of cng/lpg in ur city then decide.
- 19th July 2009 #4Pri_dmGuest
- 19th July 2009 #5
The answer is that LPG is extremely safe and has a very good safety record in cars. One of the main reasons for LPG cars good safety record is the construction of the LPG fuel tank which is more robust than petrol fuel tanks making it less likely to be damaged. Another reason is the LPG quick fuel cut off system, which uses 3 fuel safety cut off solenoids which shut off the LPG system whenever the car is not running or if the car is involved in an accident the LPG system will automatically cut off the flow of gas on impact in fraction of a second.
In many LPG websites consumer safety concerns are a main point of interest and they all try to put their consumers at ease by answering typical questions related to the safety of LPG within cars i.e. (www.fuleture.com) answers the following questions related to safety.
Is LPG safe?
Yes LPG is perfectly safe. In fact, the LPG tank in your car, van or taxi is actually tougher and safer than a traditional petrol tank
What happens if I’m involved in an accident?
The LPG tank will automatically shut off the gas supply – keeping you safe
Is it safe to have petrol and LPG tanks in the same car?
Yes – LPG cars are very safe. Your LPG tank has gone through a huge amount of tough testing – including pressure-testing and strength-testing. LPG tanks shut down the gas supply if you have an accident.
This Article was written by Daniel Muir for Fuelture Ltd. Fuelture Ltd is a UK based alternative fuel company with a national LPG conversion service. Fuelture Ltd aspires to build a unique network of state-of-the-art LPG Stations and to launch a unique LPG fuel card. Fuelture Ltd. works closely with performance engine specialists Nicholson McLaren Engines Ltd. Visit LPG conversion + LPG cars + LPG stations = Your Savings for more information about automotive LPG in the UK.
Article Source: Daniel Muir - EzineArticles.com Expert Author
Accidents are only due to drivers who have installed the kit themselves & illegally.
- 19th July 2009 #6
even i dont know but somehow i dont trust at all..gas cars.. i mean i just feel they can explode anytime due to gas leakage, i always feel foul smelling gas when i sit in someone's gas kitted car...
above all.. i think the engine goes dumb on gas ..Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:
- 19th July 2009 #7
- 19th July 2009 #8newprouserGuest
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- 19th July 2009 #10newprouserGuest
ur welcome buddy
- 19th July 2009 #11
- 19th July 2009 #12Pri_dmGuest
- 19th July 2009 #13
Probability of explosion by them is same as that of by petroleum one. It is only due to illegal kits & wrong fitting , these things occured.
- 19th July 2009 #14
even i have seen .. just like in movie stunt.. on highway.. suddenly a car stopped.. the ppl inside opend doors suddenly.. and started running.. and in sometime.. the car started burning.. :lol: its funny.. but its real and risky...
i asked them wondering.. told because of gas leakage.. :lol:Am just the dreamer,,,, I dream my life away..:confused::confused:
- 20th July 2009 #15Pri_dmGuest
- 21st July 2009 #16
well there are no major issues with LPG or CNG cars...... as far as accidents like fire r concerned the major reason b/h is tht the gas kit has not been fixed properly. or there is some leakage ....
apart from tht LPG stinks alot ....whereas CNG doesnt stink at all......Dont count wat u lost, cherish wat u ve & plan wat to gain...coz past neva returns but future may return the lost! Think-Decide-Act!!!!
- 21st July 2009 #17
CNG is lighter than air. so in case of leakage it floats up. on the onter hand LPG is heavier than air so tends to settle down near the vehicle in case of leakage.Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Consciousness.
- 21st July 2009 #18
CNG is not available everywhere (except New Delhi and Mumabi). LPG is better available but still a problem.
In my city, I have seen people wait for over 30 minutes (and that is speaking on the favourable side) for filling LPG. It is such a waste of time. Till LPG or CNG is commonly available across the country, it is not worth buying an LPG car.
Besides LPG cars are always duo, i.e., LPG + Petrol. And you should not run the car only on LPG. For every 400 km, you must run at least 75 km on petrol; else the engine gets damaged.
As far as the safety issue is concerned, factory fitted LPG cars are safe because they have taken adequete safety measures. It is the so called car-quacks, who fit LPG kits, is when you have problems. The gas may leak and this will result in fire and even explosion. LPG is extremely combustible and even a spark is enough to ignite it.
On the whole, I will not recommend an LPG car. But that is my opinion.
- 22nd July 2009 #19
I'm using a CNG fitted (company approved fitter) Indica for the last two and half years and quite happy with it. the CNG system has an automatic switching mechanism that starts the car with pertrol and switches to CNG only after the first time the RPM reaches 2500. normally that allows the vehicle to run about 1/2 km on petrol in every start. the CNG kit needs servicing just as your engine and should be serviced atleast once a year.
p.s. since its a 1200 CC car, there is practically no drag on the engine even if the AC is on.Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Consciousness.
- 22nd July 2009 #20
CNG is available all around de country.....
In ahmedabad , the local transport buses ve shifted to CNG & so has ricks - compulsorily on CNG....this has reduced sooo much of the pollution..
plus theres never a shortage of it atm, prices aint soo heavy on our pockets n the avg tooo is pretty good.
We ve converted our Corolla to CNG since 8 months now...n its running perfectly fine....with no problems....Dont count wat u lost, cherish wat u ve & plan wat to gain...coz past neva returns but future may return the lost! Think-Decide-Act!!!!
- 22nd July 2009 #21DragonGuest
- 24th January 2010 #22
- Join Date
- Dec 2009
Friends, I have M800. Second hand, 96 petrol version. Like to change newer version. my prefer LPG version since CNG isn't available Kerala. When enquired about LPG version, some people told that these vehicles tend to heat more, due it spare cost goes high. Is it true? second, it's pick up is little low than normal petrol version. Another fellow told me, unless I drove @3000 km per month only petrol version is economical due to lesser spare cost. Expect your valuable comments
- 25th January 2010 #23
LPG cars carry higher insurance fees also.
Also you cannot drive the car on LPG alone all the time. For every 300 km or so, you must drive the car for about 50 km on petrol.
I have no idea about spares. But apart from fuel delivery system, I suppose other costs should be same.