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Old 24th May 2008, 15:14   #1
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Default Put off by this thread...so now Swift vs Fabia

I was about to book Swift ZXi with Sai Service(All formalities almost complete) then I came across this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-rattle-4.html (Does your Swift rattle?)

Wondering whether it is worth putting 6L and repent. When I test drove the car two weeks back there was no rattle at all. Does not know what to do. Would like your opinion about going for Fabia 1.2 Classic (6.1L OTR Mumabi). This Fabia does not have ABS, Driver seat adjustment. However Airbags, Stereo(Alpine) and Semi Automatic Climate control(?) are there. Boot space is bigger. Please advice.
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Old 24th May 2008, 15:51   #2
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Cartech - This has been a regular question posted by a person who has
booked a Swift. I myself own a Swift VXi. There are rattles in my car from Day 1 . I was actually expecting it but got the car ignoring the negatives.



Go for the Swift if:
1. You're ready to ignore the rattles
2. Want Excellent A**
3. Excellent Engine
4. All Bells and Whistles in ZXI

Go for the Fabia if;-

1. You want tank like solid car.
2. Can pay for the expensive spares.
3.Power is not what you want .


P.S. : I heard Fabia spares wil be localised soon so expect a 50 k cut .
( Right now its 20% Localisation). My 2 cents go for the Swift ZXI.
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@cartech, i don't think you should really get put-off by just the rattles. The Swift is an excellent car to drive, spares are reasonable and MUL's A.S.S. is reportedly quite good (I've just experienced the 1st service so far, and the experience was quite good).

I knew very well about the rattles and the build-quality before I bought my Swift ZXi. If there was a car that was as good to drive, as good-looking, with similar maintenance expenses and as good A.S.S., I would have gone for that car. But in my eyes there wasn't such a car in the 5 to 6L range. So I compromised for the Swift. I did get a bit irritated on really experiencing the car's build and the rattles, but then there's nothing you can't live with, and nothing you can't damp and fix.
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looking at this thread one post is from 2007, another from 2008 and another from 2006. I am assuming the car is bought by now!
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looking at this thread one post is from 2007, another from 2008 and another from 2006. I am assuming the car is bought by now!
OT but where did you see a post from 2007 in this thread?
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u may go for Palio for a good build.... but mileage will be compromised in petrol version.
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OT but where did you see a post from 2007 in this thread?
I guess he has checked the Join Date of the Members
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I'd say your 6L is well spent on a Swift ZXi. Rattles are inconsistent. If you're lucky, you won't have rattles. But if you can live with some, go for it!

Regarding Fabia, don't you think 1.2 is too small for a car of that size?
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I'd still go for the Swift. I feel the Fabia is over-priced, though it may offer more features.
Remember, not all Swifts rattle. I recently took a ride in a pal's new VXi that was 2 months old, and there was not a single rattle.
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I was about to book Swift ZXi with Sai Service(All formalities almost complete) then I came across this:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-rattle-4.html (Does your Swift rattle?)

. Please advice.

HAve 2 swifts and some 6 or 7 in the group and NOT 1 of them face this rattling problem. Go for the SWIFT.

The Fabia that is out here in INDIA...totally sucks for the money you have to put out..aND THEN GET A 1.2...DISGUSTING skoda.
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If you dont have budget constrains pre and post purchase, go for the Fabia
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If you dont have budget constrains pre and post purchase, go for the Fabia
jaggu! how could you?any personal vendetta against the thread starter?
its money down the drain for what? its underpowered. that alone is enough to put you off the car.

at around 17secs to the ton- the progress will be stately. and you will see 100cc economisers outdrag you at the lights. do you really want that to happen after buying a costly car like the fabia?
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Its a more solid european build, more equipment level (esp top end model) its costly to buy, to an extentrun and maintain (parts and service) and a Pete's unit can solve the power issue to a great extend. I didnt put my money, but for someone who has the moolah, why not.

Read the post, i never said its cheap
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u may go for Palio for a good build.... but mileage will be compromised in petrol version.
i won't suggest that if you intend to use the car, rather than keeping it in the service center
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If the swift came with a ZDI imagine airbags, mags, all 4 ABS, adjustable steering and all this at 6.5 lacs of Deisel! this combo will kill the market. Wonder why maruti is not doing it.
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