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Commented on own review

Dec 11, 2006 11:20 AM

I keep the tyre pressure one less than the recomended tyre pressur e

Reviewed Nokia 2865

Nov 15, 2006 02:30 PM 13100 Views

Hello Amigos Got the new 2865 CDMAon the 6th of this month, after a long search for the phone. It was not in stock with most of the dealers in cochin, and the web world outlets had not even heard about it. Anyway was able to get a set from poovath electronics at ernakulam. Biggest mistake i m...Read more

Commented on own review

Oct 21, 2006 12:05 PM

Take it to the work shop as this looks like a problem with ecu controller, there is a switch which is controlled by the ECU.

Commented on own review

Oct 13, 2006 07:44 PM

Yes you are right the needle does go down. There is a reason for that. The car always starts in petrol mode and stays there till you hear the changeover sound'. That varies from time to time, depending on various parameters, decided by the ECU of the car. I think a full tank should last you about 5-...6 thousand kms, before you have to fill up. This is if you never run out of lpg. Please note that the car once if it has switched over to lpg mode will not i repeat will not switch to the petrol mode unless manually done. But the car does take a little time to switch over. Hope this answers you query.Read More

Reviewed Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Duo

Oct 10, 2006 10:48 PM 7166 Views

Dear Folks my review is in the wagon R Section of mouth shut. Just a brief outline over here. The comments are worth going through as it deals with various issues that have come up and the way they have been solved. got into the car and the First feeling I got gosh this is a big car and I fel...Read more

Commented on own review

Oct 09, 2006 12:23 PM (Updated Oct 09, 2006 12:24 PM)

Chimpaku Absolutely no problem with the power windows as the vxi model comes with the same. They just replce the whole assembly, as all the grooves and the fitting for the mechanism are already there. I could not find any traces of a post factory fittment. The power windows work just fine, but ...get it done from maruti only with a nippon certificate of MGP. The wiring is very easy as the they have to just attach a connector as the wiring is already there from the starter. That is the reason why its good to get it done from maruti as the MGP power windows come with the wiring. It took about 1/2 an hour to fix both the power windows!Read More

Commented on own review

Sep 27, 2006 10:36 PM

Yes this mileage is with the A/C switched on at all times and pure city driving

Commented on own review

Sep 12, 2006 10:32 PM

The LPG filling problem has been sorted out its not a common problem, i have explained what happened and how it was rectified.Go ahead its a good system and the most refined oneavailable in india

Commented on own review

Sep 11, 2006 09:24 PM

Dont worry the company usually gives 12-16 litres of LPG as standard so dont worry wait till the LPG runs out completly and then fill it up and great to know about the alloys and the tires, tell me what stereo have u got for the car ? Were u able to get the new side strips as in the VXi? let me know... bout it Ciao Happy DrivingRead More

Commented on own review

Sep 11, 2006 02:06 PM (Updated Sep 11, 2006 02:07 PM)

As far as the speakers are concerned i have a tray that has been installed like a parcel tray, only diff is that it is fixed as i dont intend to use the boot too much. Another advantage pointed out by a friend of mine is that the LPG tank will always remain cool as there is no direct sunlight fallin...g on it, as well as the cooling is also supposed to improve as there is no boot to cool. standars 4' speakers in the front ans 6x9 in the rear is what i have installed. As far as teh LPG mode os concerned you can force the LPG mode by long pressing the LPG/petrol switch in the ignition on mode. it switches to permanent LPG right from the start. Sometimes when the car is really cold it may not happen but the moment you start the car in petrol you can do the same to forcibly switch it to LPG. The other thing is do not give race to the car while starting it your foot should not be on the accelerator. Let the ECU of the car control the RPM on its own. Also the car is supposed to adjust the RPM automatically to switch on to the LPG mode. I f your car does not start without pressing the accelerator please take it to your service guy and get it rectified. Remeber a lot of fuel is wasted if you pump the accelerator while starting. The mileage update is their on my review. Read More

Commented on own review

Sep 08, 2006 01:54 PM

Go for the tubeless tires anyday, they are more comfortable(by a mile), they grip better. The only disadvantage is that they wear out faster than normal tube tire upto 20 % faster, on the whole worth it! I know this from personal experience as i have two honda's, one fitted with tube and the other w...ith tubeless. As far as the price difference goes, tell the tire dealer that he you will give him the original tires from the moment you get the delivery itself,he should reduce the price by another 2 to 3 hundred rupees. The price of the power windows is 5758.22 + 12.5 % tax and 450 rupees for fitting, from the showroom ! As for the LPG problem i am still waiting to run out of LPG. I have also updated my review.Read More

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Commented on own review

Sep 06, 2006 02:10 PM

I have to fill the tank again as of now the car is still running on LPG and ai think i will have to fill the tank by the end of the week. The OTR price breakup is as follows Car Ex show room - 373000(solid color) RTO tax 18800 Insurance 14500 Warranty (3r...d year) 1500 regn charges 2100 Accessories Power windows 6700(MGP) Stereo 15000(MGP) Teflon 2500 Lighter 450 hub caps 1100 horn(extra) 430(MGP) Total 436000 The guy in cochin was charging me a diff of 1200 rupees in lieu of my existing tires (for bridgestone 185/160 tubeless). Read More

Commented on own review

Aug 28, 2006 01:37 AM (Updated Aug 28, 2006 01:40 AM)

Wel the dealer was really trying to sell me the old black strips of the older version of the wagon r which i had refused i have asked for the new variant there is a difference between the two. The other thing which i forgot to mention are hub caps unfortunately the vxi model hubcaps are not availabl...e till now so i had to make do with the old style. As far a the LPG kit is cocerned i think its marini. i have to reconfirm after visual inspection in the car but that what the service engineer told meRead More

Commented on own review

Aug 28, 2006 01:25 AM

Update 27/08/2006:- I have driven the car for 400 kms Mileage 11.5 km/l on gas and all in the city . This is with the air con switched on at all times. that works out to be 2.42 rs / km which is pretty decent as the car has to be broken into yet. Will know the real mileage after 1000- 5000 kms. ...Cons: The doors are like our old ambys they dont close without a bang have to talk to maruti about it plus the stereo is making a rattling sound Read More

Commented on sivankuttykm's review

Aug 28, 2006 01:14 AM

Oh my god! that is what comes to mind after hearing what you are going through. My dear friend please and i mean pleaseeeeee do not accept this as a solution. The car will never be the same again. You have bought a new car and a car run a 1000 kms is more or less not even broken into. Please mak...e all your correspondence with the dealer as well as maruti udyog in writing and preferably by registered post with ad. Make sure that you write to anyone and everyone in the company. This is necessary because the indian consumer is always taken for a ride and it;s time to stand up against such monoplistic attitude. i would actually suggest you to write to them that you will not accept anything less than a new car. The other step should to file a case in the consumer court. Also write to the car magazine Autocar and ask for help. The seem to help in reaching out to the right people in these companies. i would also like to know who is your dealer in trivandrum. Its time to take action my dear friend and break a few windows at the dealer ship. They need to be taught a lesson that no consumer can be taken for a ride. As far as i can remember is that the consumer court has become a very efficient place to obtain justice and no company worth its salt is going to risk its reputation. Also compensation in regard to the amount of time your car was in the workshop for which you had to travel by other means plus the interest you have had to pay for your loans and a suitable compensation for the mental agony you are being put through should also be sought. Also you should go to the other dealers in your city and ask them whom to contact in maruti and their addresses in gurgaon as a rival dealer will always love to se the other dealer down. Please keep us informed and all the bestRead More

Commented on own review

Aug 24, 2006 06:41 PM

I dont think i have mentioned anywhere whether the duo is a 5 seater or a 4 seater, but i did find out u are right the duo is specified as a 4 seater cause to save tax so they can price the car better

Reviewed Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Aug 23, 2006 11:57 PM 25098 Views

(Updated Oct 09, 2006 12:34 PM)

Amigos! Got the duo yesterday in superior white. Well first impressions were that of total surprise as the white color is definitely a very striking color. I have got the following accessories fitted in the car 1) A Kenwood system kdc-mp5029 with 2 rear Kenwood 6x9 speakers and 2 front 4" ...Read more