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Old 24th July 2007, 15:25   #1
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Default Confusion between Swift Diesel LDI and VDI Models

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Finally I decided to Buy Swift Diesel (Ldi or Vdi). Thanks to all of you
for all the suggestions. I have to give a cheque of 50k with in a day or two. One of the dealer told me that he can get swift ldi in two months and
VDi in less then 4 months.

Swift VDi is Rs.32,000/- more then Ldi , but the waiting period is more.

These are the additional features available in Swift VDi compared to Ldi.
Is 32k and two months more waiting period is worth for the Vdi model ?.
Or should I go for Ldi model.

These are the features available in Vdi , I need some features
like Front electric windows , Internally adjustable ORVM's ,
Head restraints , Central door locking (with key less entry) etc?.
But I can live with out the other features. Is the tachometer really
worth looking for ?.

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Front electric windows
Rear electric windows
Central door locking

Tachometer
Light-off/key reminder
Driver's seatbelt warning lamp
Door ajar warning lamp

Vanity mirrors (sunvisor co-driver side)
Day/night rearview mirror
Head restraints (rear seat)
Fabric accented door trims
Front seat back pocket (driver and passenger side)
12V accessory socket in central console
Silver painted door garnish inside door opener
ORVM (internally adjusted)
Front fog lamps
Key not removed warning buzzer
Black coloured A- and B-pillars
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Any suggestions on this?.

Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.

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Ravi
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VDi comes with optional ABS - now that is a real lifesaver.

The other goodies are well worth the additional price. You won't regret buying the VDi, but if you don't - you'll miss the power windows everytime you roll up
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The ABS adds even more to the price... but I'd (I did!) go for it.

Most of the stuff doesn't really mean that much. Anyone who can drive properly can live without a tachometer.

Electric windows all round is worth it, for me.
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Its all personal choice LDi or VDi, i personally choose VDi since i wanted these small details in my car. On the other hand there are others who have fitted some of these after market and happy about it.

Yes ABS will be a very big advantage if your run includes fast driving and loads of highway.

Finally the infamous wait period, if you can really wait for that additional 2 months that will be the deciding factor.
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As jaggu said these are personal choices. but electric windows, 12 V sockets, Light off reminder, key not removed warning all will prove good in our day to day life. so if possible go for the vdi and yu are getting a fully loaded model
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Assuming the waiting period is not an issue, I would advise you to go for VDI. If you are taking a loan, 32 k distributed over 60 EMIs will not pinch that much. Plus you have an option of going for ABS just in case you want to
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Am also in the same fix.... after finalizing swift over indica turboÖ.. now am just thinking whether to go for LDi or VDi. VDi certainly come loaded with more features but for me itís the power windows which hold the priority.
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Just consider this - Adding the features to Ldi after buying will cost you much much more than 32k(Just adding 4 power windows will set you back by around 13k, I think) and some features cannot be added easily(tacho for eg. you may have to get an aftermarket one).

What I mean to say is, the VDI is more value for money, if you can wait for it.

ABS is an option, but it brings with it an additional two months waiting period, I think.
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If you are ready to wait for another 2 months then Vdi with ABS would be a better option. Believe me ABS is really helpful on our highways, even i had opted for ABS on my Swift Vxi.
By the way if you want Vdi ABS you can add another 20K which will be 32K + 20K more than Ldi but it is worth the extra money you spend and you wont regret later like few of my friends did after buying Swift Lxi.
I know that most of the features in Vdi can be fitted later on a Ldi but again you will end up spending more and you will not have the feel of an OE.


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Go for VDI with ABS if waiting is not an issue. LDI is good but VDI is better, also the price difference is not much. Adding all the above said features would cost more than 32k, so its always better to go with the loaded version.
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First Congrats for deciding on a new car.

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One of the dealer told me that he can get swift ldi in two months and
VDi in less then 4 months.
Which dealer in Bangalore are you referring to? Yesterday I visited Pratham Motors, the waiting period he quoted was: VDI - 8 months, LDI - 5-6 months and for the petrol SWIFT 2-3 months.

About the accessories, there was a nice article in the whatcar magazine about factory fitted Vs the after market fitments. The difference between VXI and a LXI + after market accessories, if I remember correctly, resulted in a savings of about 17K. Having said that I not sure whether you can fit Internally adjustable ORVM's in the after market.

I would say go for the LDI and use the money saved on a nice set of Alloys.
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Sagar Automobiles told me that they can get with in 4 months (max) for an Vdi and 2 months (max) for the Ldi. Not sure how reliable they are , but they are pretty confident. The only thing is that I have to send an email from my Official Company ID. Another tip that they told me is that if you are a NRI (or some of your friends ) then you can get it even faster. I am not sure how far this is true. But one thing is that all maruti dealers are playing a very safe game. Some dealer (through the Car-Loan person) asked me to pay 30k premium if I want the car in a week.
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Front electric windows - can be retrofitted
Rear electric windows - can be retrofitted
Central door locking - can be retrofitted

Tachometer - worth it, cannot be retrofitted like OE
Light-off/key reminder cannot be retrofitted
Driver's seatbelt warning lamp cannot be retrofitted
Door ajar warning lamp cannot be retrofitted

Vanity mirrors (sunvisor co-driver side) waste,but can be retrofitted
Day/night rearview mirror can be retrofitted
Head restraints (rear seat) not very important
Fabric accented door trims useful
Front seat back pocket (driver and passenger side) wasted once you fit seat covers
12V accessory socket in central console can be retrofitted
Silver painted door garnish inside door opener can be retrofitted
ORVM (internally adjusted) can be retrofitted
Front fog lamps can be retrofitted
Key not removed warning buzzer cannot be retrofitted
Black coloured A- and B-pillars can be retrofitted
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if you cannot wait that long, most of the stuff in VDi can be retrofit, but some of them will not be like OE fitting, so take your call on that.
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Head restraints (rear seat) not very important
Not at all important for those of us who usually have an empty back seat --- they just reduce visibility and might as well be removed.

For rear-seat passengers, on the other hand, they can prevent or reduce whiplash neck injury in some accidents, especially being rear-ended.

Whiplash injuries can take a long time to show, and can give trouble for years.
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@rreddy18 : Go for the VDi, as most of those little features you may regret not having later on. If your budget can further include the version with ABS, please do so.
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