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Old 8th May 2007, 13:46   #16
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I agree with sjcherian regarding the importance of the defogger. Quite necessary during the rainy seasons. Also, i dont think the thought of retrofitting it is a good idea.
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Old 8th May 2007, 14:01   #17
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I will just repeat. Go for Zxi. You will like the features and they are worth.
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I think most people have alredy said this. If you can afford a ZXi its definately a worthy buy, if Not then VXi+ABS.
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Old 8th May 2007, 15:09   #19
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I opted for VXI as budget does not permit me to take a look at ZXI. But now i regret for not stretching myself to ZXI.

I like the driver seat height adjustment too in ZXI


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, whereas Vxi has 165/80 R14 tubed tyres
Even the VXI has tubeless tyres ( i guess all the variants has TL tyres)
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Probably because the Zxi comes with broader (185/70 R 14) tubeless tyres and alloys, whereas Vxi has 165/80 R14 tubed tyres and steel wheels. That should make a lot of difference in ride, handling and performance. To me this is the most attractive feature of Zxi, as compared to Vxi.
Not only that 'rks'.... In my experiance, the overall quality of car in each and very aspect is a tad high with the top end models! You consider any brand... its the same! So actually when we think of a cheaper model and plan to spruce it up, we do miss a lota unknown stuffs!!!

In the case of Swift ZXi, I think this is the reason for evident differance of feel that we get when start driving an ZXi model!

Further to say... the goodies like Climate control, air bags, defoggers, rear wiper, manufacturer fitted alloys etc etc does make it stand apart from the lot!!
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Even the VXI has tubeless tyres ( i guess all the variants has TL tyres)
You are right. The Zxi should undoubtedly handle better. It would be interesting to compare the Vxi and Zxi in terms of FE, top speed and 0-100 times. Does Maruti claim any difference between the two in these parameters? My guess is that the lighter alloys in Zxi will compensate for the wider tyres. Overall the "kerb weight" of the Zxi is 1010 kg against 1000 kg for the Vxi, but the "gross vehicle weight" is the same for the two (1415 kg); I am not sure what is the precise difference between the two. The recommended tyre pressures are 33 psi for Vxi and 29 psi for Zxi; so overall it would be tough to predict the differences in the above parameters.

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I would second wimwian here, for me swift vxi + abs is the way to go , but again that is my personal opinion :-)
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Hi,

If you have moolah for ZXI, go for it, or atleast VXI+ABS, i have VXI, but i missed ABS,
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If you have moolah for ZXI, go for it, or atleast VXI+ABS, i have VXI, but i missed ABS,
Ditto. Go if you can afford else sattle for VXI. Swift handles like a dream. You will enjoy every moment in it.
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I have a VXI without ABS as i was on a tight budget.
But then, i am pretty happy with the handling of my VXI which is my first car too
If you have the budget then dont think twice....go for it.
ZXI is also a vfm for its price..
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Go for ZXi. It has great safety features. In recent accident in Mumbai( four car pile up), two front people in ZXi were saved by airbags. Passngers in rear seats were killed. They were not wearing saet belts.
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To add a bit of twist to the story. Swift ZXI and Swift VDI are both almost same priced and VDI does not have the airbag, autoclimate and demister features.

So, IMO, VDI is more VFM or Swift VXI ( ABS)
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To add a bit of twist to the story. Swift ZXI and Swift VDI are both almost same priced and VDI does not have the airbag, autoclimate and demister features.

So, IMO, VDI is more VFM or Swift VXI ( ABS)
If you have the budget, even this is worth giving a thought ..especially if you drive alot.

i have driven my cousins VDI and it has amazing torque. gives 20+ FE too
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HOw much is the on road price for VXi with ABS and ZXi
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Just to add.
Couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Four Bunglows area in Andheri, Mumbai involving a small street race betwwen PAlio 1.6 and Swift ZXI.
The driver of the ZXi got saved coz of the airbag. It was rumoured to be doing above 100 kmph.
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