Best car your money can buy
I Recieved my Swift ZDI Silver After a long Wait, on 19 Nov 2011(Booked it on 22 April 2011) after reviewing everything the market has to offer at that time, Actually I had booked Swift VDI ABS, which I upgraded, to ZDI after its release on 17 Aug 2011, which was a 1.5 lacs more than what I had booked before, Maruti stopped manufacturing Old Swift on 12 July 2011, atleast I was told on that date.
My loan was Disimbured on 6 May 2011, so I actually paid long before the car arrived, When I learnt that 1.3 litre engine is not fiat on I was Unhappy as the fiat 1.3 is a proven Engine, There were mixed reviews and by the time Beat was out with 1 litre model, I considered cancelling the order and buying Beat, But my brother told its ground clearence is less, Hence with my GF’s persistance I stayed with swift ZDI, I got Series of Excuses from Shortage of ABS kits from japan due to floods to long stretch of strikes, I was worried of Quality due to strikes,
I had booked the Car from Excell Autovista Bandra Bombay, The dealer was prompt and ket me informed. most of the time, even when I was angry, about delivery(i had become a joking, Laughing Stock between friends) The Three sales guys Anjleesh Tiwari, Zuber, Rajiv Thakker now manager at Wolksvogen had a patient ear.
The Excell Auto gave me 17500 as intrest, but removed my 2500 corporate bonus and increased 2000 Rs on 4 years extended Warrenty, yesterday I completed 1000 kms, went for the first service. Excell Auto charged me 750 Rs for oil change,
To all Swift ZDI rocks on 4/5 gear the performance is below average, The Ground clearance is Amazing Never Kissed any Bumper yet(considering the state of roads in Dombivli), Generally I fly through it, Handling at high speed is good, The maintenance is Low compared to others in that range.Another Update On Mumbai-Pune Express way had a Taste of Swift ABS, on a oil spilled tunnel, It worked wonderfully, and maintained Drivablity.
I found The side View mirror not being automatically open/closing a bit a cause of concern, As during Rains I have to roll down the window, thus drenching the Inside with rains and in congested traffic some Rogue driver may Pluck off the other side mirror, The Swift Driver cant do much other than Helplessly watching. Maruti Should Strongly Implement this Retracable Sidemirrors on Both Sides, with some button from Inside along with some Proximity/ Parking Sensors Which I badly Miss.
This feature is there in Hyundai I20, With the comparable cost Swift ZDI, maruti should have provided it in ZDI, To implement it it just requires 2 Electromagnetic Coils, (One of my friend lost the other side-mirror Of New swift VDI yesterday). In-spite of the High Ground clearance I Kissed a Speed breaker, So with all the cars available in the market, this car Has the Highest Ground Clearance still it touched, Do I have to say anything for another cars who have low ground clearance, So next option is SUV,
I would recommend this product for Everyone, Another hint is why this car has a Long wait of 1Year, and experienced guys prefer to wait. even if the competitors give 3 years 0 maintenance, No doubt they are right. In India, American culture has not caught up, and we Indians prefer to keep the car for More than 6 Years, Another advantage is Maruti-Suzuki Parts are Cheap compared to all others, So Actually you can keep the Car till Its End-of-Life Which is Not true for any other car. Even if they offer more or Are Cheap.
Yesterday I checked the mileage of my car, its 22.4 Kms per litre with Full A/c on most of the time city drive, Tank full method, 1714 Kms ran so far, Quite Impressive. Checked the mileage on Pune-Bangalore highway clocked 27.8 Kms per litre diesel, can say Hero Honda Splendor in cars. Please use Michelin 185/65/R15 88H Energy XM2, as these are H rated tyres, they are stable up to 210 Kms per hr speed, and this car goes beyond 240Kms per hr on a fly, so actually you need to wait till 91V rated tyres are available, for rest who go below 200Kms per hr, Michelin 185/65/R15 88H would work just fine
I started spraying the Engine Bay with 50% Engine oil+ 50% Diseal after a car wash, a Old cab driver who still has his Premier car from 1980 suggested me, he still has his engine in Mint state. I am Impressed.
I Gave my car for service at Automotive Dombivli, Mumbai. They have a very good team at service centre, but a very bad sales team.
Today I changed Engine Oil myself, The Nut for draining Engine oil is Star T45, make sure you have Taparia T45 with the Tommy for that bit
Today I again calculated mileage from Dombivli to Santacruz International airport Ambivli and back to Dombivli via kalyan total distance travelled is 102 Kms diseal used is 4.4Litres, (180 Rs) I filled the tank till brim before start of journey, and filled till brim after the journey
Completed 10200 Kms 3 rd service total bill 810 Rs
Update Completed: 18600 Kms, Started Using Mobil Delvac 1400 Engine oil, its the best oil money can buy, and has a large change interval of 18000 Kms
Update Completed: 29200 Kms, Started using Mobil synthetic oil, Maruti Should be using Good Quality rustfuree Sheet Metal atleast(Steel 316 or 204 as a options) for the Body, Mine started Rusting:-(
Upgraded tyres to Michelin primacy LC 195/60/R15 91V Ride Quality is awesome and super Silent,
Update Completed 50K, got another 15 litre Mobil Delvac 1400 bucket, ( I change my oil at home the drain Nut number is T45)
Update: completed 65000 Kms: purchased Mobil Delvac 1300 15 liters bucket, which is of better quality than Mobil Delvac 1400, The car is trouble free, apart from the rat chewed wiper pipe, consistent mileage of 27/28 kms per litre, checked by tankful method many times, pimprichinchwad to dombivli and back, 135 kms X2 /10.2 litres