Tata Estate Reviews

1997 Tata Estate from India

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carTATA Estate

Summary:

Dream car

Faults:

It takes on oil, otherwise it is the best car I have had.

General Comments:

It is the best car Tata motors have manufactured. I love driving in it. It's comfortable, and your life is secured in it with a speed of 100 too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2010

2005 Tata Estate GLX SW 1.4 std petrol from South Africa

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.4 std petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance77700 miles
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Pleasant to own and drive

Faults:

Front passenger upper door hinge BROKE after 3 years.

Repaired by TATA SOUTH AFRICA.

General Comments:

Good fuel economy 14.5 km/lt town and country (some times with full trailer).

The car is docile and safe. Definitely not a Ferrari eater.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2010

1995 Tata Estate 2.0 from India

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carTATA Estate

Summary:

Comfortable car for long rides

Faults:

The spares are hard to find and the electrical parts are not that good. But that's OK as I got the car at a low price.

General Comments:

I felt more safe in that car than any new car. It may surprise you that all the Tata cars have passed the crash test. While many manufacturers still struggle to pass the crash test, even with new cars.

It was and is an advanced car for its time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2009

1996 Tata Estate from India

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance95700 kilometres
Previous carMaruti Udyog 800 AC

Summary:

It's a good car

Faults:

Nothing went wrong. The car was in excellent condition, just a bit uncomfortable for long journeys.

General Comments:

Good vehicle for city driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2004

1995 Tata Estate diesel from India

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission diesel Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance34000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Truly terrible

Faults:

Every electric window failed.

Radiator fell off at 15K KM.

Rear door lock never worked.

Front tyres scrubbed through every 12K KM.

General Comments:

This was a car body on a truck chassis.

Build and fit quality were appalling, every panel was a different colour and none of the doors closed properly.

The only reason to buy this car would be as a challenge.

At the time I bought there were only half a dozen (mid-size) models available. The Tata Estate seemed to be the least awful.

The Indian market is awash now with quality models. A Ford IKON will do most of what a Tata Estate can do, cheaply, comfortably and reliably.

If you need a truck, buy a truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

10th Nov 2004, 00:02

I am using a Tata Estate 1995 and I am very happy with it... don't see a problem unless you maintain it from time to time. It's the safest car ever made by any Indian Car manufacturers and mind you if you crash in a truck at the speed of 80 kmh in any new car i.e. Ikon, zen, esteem, Honda etc, you will die on the spot, but a Tata Estate or a Sumo you are very safe.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 5 reviews