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Old 13th September 2007, 21:42   #31
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Old 23rd August 2011, 17:31   #32
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Question New Swift VDi or LDi or Ritz VDi ?

Hi All ,

My dad recently booked Swift 2011 .
We are planning to get VDi . But the on-road price is 6.41 laks

Later we found out that VDi is not equipped with
ABS or Airbag or music system

So the VFM factor went missing there

So we are in a dilemma whether we need to go for this model for 6.4L or
choose LDi or Even Ritz diesel versions

Please advice me on this

Also according to maruti site LDi is nearly 45k cheaper than VDi

Can we get LDi and change wheel caps , add audio systems well within 45 k ?

Please throw some light into it

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Hi All ,

My dad recently booked Swift 2011 .
We are planning to get VDi . But the on-road price is 6.41 laks

Later we found out that VDi is not equipped with
ABS or Airbag or music system

So the VFM factor went missing there

So we are in a dilemma whether we need to go for this model for 6.4L or
choose LDi or Even Ritz diesel versions

Please advice me on this

Also according to maruti site LDi is nearly 45k cheaper than VDi

Can we get LDi and change wheel caps , add audio systems well within 45 k ?

Please throw some light into it

Thanks in Advance
Vignesh, you will be better off buying a Ritz if you are thinking on the lines of the LDi which is quite bare bones.
I also think the VDi is overly priced and have changed my booking to the ZDi which in comparison to the VDi seems worth the premium and quite VFM! I was shocked to learn about the amount of features that are absent in the VDi.

If you wish to stick to the Maruti stable then the Ritz is a better bet IMO.
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Old 24th August 2011, 18:50   #34
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Hi All ,

Can we get LDi and change wheel caps , add audio systems well within 45 k ?

Please throw some light into it

Thanks in Advance
As per the conversation with the sales guy, the music system can be added for around 20K and some others like wheel caps, power windows for another 20K. Bu t again, you wont get the head rests for rear seats in LDI. That will be an issue right.

So better go with Ritz, in case you prefer it.

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Later we found out that VDi is not equipped with
ABS or Airbag or music system

Can we get LDi and change wheel caps , add audio systems well within 45 k ?
The Swift VDI never came with Air Bags and IIRC even the music system too. So, the only thing missing is the ABS. The ABS is eliminated because of the introduction of ZDI variant. VDI/VDI with ABS/ZDI would all be priced with a difference of 20-25k of each other and eat away into each other's sale. By giving ZDI, it was more or less apparent something would be taken off to maintain the gap between the variants.

For 45k, you can get a whole lot more than just wheel caps and music system.

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I also think the VDi is overly priced and have changed my booking to the ZDi which in comparison to the VDi seems worth the premium and quite VFM!
Though it increases the budget, its a sensible option

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As per the conversation with the sales guy, the music system can be added for around 20K and some others like wheel caps, power windows for another 20K.
If you are not particular about music, you can get basic systems for around 10k only.
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As per the conversation with the sales guy, the music system can be added for around 20K and some others like wheel caps, power windows for another 20K. Bu t again, you wont get the head rests for rear seats in LDI. That will be an issue right.

So better go with Ritz, in case you prefer it.

Thanks,
Srinivas.R
Hmm yeah need to think about it. Very small but useful tit bits are missing in LDi . If they have provided us with Music System it would ve been a decent deal.

Any of our frens booked Swift VDi ? I saw one T-BHPian in "booked my car" thread
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The Swift VDI never came with Air Bags and IIRC even the music system too. So, the only thing missing is the ABS. The ABS is eliminated because of the introduction of ZDI variant. VDI/VDI with ABS/ZDI would all be priced with a difference of 20-25k of each other and eat away into each other's sale. By giving ZDI, it was more or less apparent something would be taken off to maintain the gap between the variants.
You are right , But for 6.4 L they can atleast fix that car with factory fitted music system which gels well with the interiors.

Also in Ritz we have ABS Optional with another 25k , why cant they follow that in Swift VDi too ? Here the difference is little vast

VDi has nothing (Safety features) and ZDi has everything .
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@ Vignesh: First, Swift VDI never came with Music system & ABS. ABS was available in a different variant called VDI ABS! This variant didnt have music system either.

Also looks like Maruti has priced the VDI a little higher knowing that most people buy the mid variant of a car. They seem to have forgotten that a mid variant provides most value for buyer, but thats not the case with the New Swift VDI though.

If Ritz is part of your consideration set then i would suggest you to go for Ritz, its better priced, cheaper and now you can even get some discount on it, as most people would be going ga-ga over the new Swift.

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@ Vignesh: First, Swift VDI never came with Music system & ABS. ABS was available in a different variant called VDI ABS! This variant didnt have music system either.
You are right . I m jus saying we have option in Ritz for ABS in VDi, but we don ve that option in Swift VDi. If they bring that it would be great. At-least they cud ve included music system in that price band where most other competitors get them as standard fitment. My concern is, such a wonderful car shouldn lose its shine because of pricing and equipment
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At-least they cud ve included music system in that price band where most other competitors get them as standard fitment.
I think that they have taken a gamble here knowing fully well that
a. Swift sells
b. Mid-variants are most sought after by customers
c. To make ZDI a lucrative deal, VDI with ABS had been done away with.

My feeling is, they have priced the VDI higher by 10 ~ 20k due to the above reasons.
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My feeling is, they have priced the VDI higher by 10 ~ 20k due to the above reasons.
Yes you are right . By the way any one test drove the new Swift 2011

My friends are planning a test drive next weekend . I ll post the review once they complete it

Thanks for your help guys TEAM BHP is always there to help us out
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One advice on the subject is that the variant which comes standard with all the goodies(Vdi) will be insured for the same(higher insurance premium).So that means it will be covered under the standard insurance.For Example,If an Ldi fitted with a fog lamp meets with an accident then the fog lamps wont be covered under insurance.So better go for the VDi if you require those features.
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Old 28th August 2011, 09:57   #43
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If you are someone who really wants a very good ICE set up then go for the LDi and you can have the choicest of music players with good features and great speakers.

Do not worry about "small" things like insurance and warranty etc.
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