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Old 25th February 2005, 13:26   #1
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okay, as a followup to my earlier question HERE (Big question: Zen or Alto ??)

now I am wondering is Power steering is really required for a small and light car like Zen.

The cost difference is around 30-35K and people are suggesting me to go with PS, what do you think
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Old 25th February 2005, 13:32   #2
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IMO, not really required, but, try to turn the steering wheel of a Zen from lock-to-lock, if you are comfortable, then go for it.
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IMO, not really required, but, try to turn the steering wheel of a Zen from lock-to-lock, if you are comfortable, then go for it.
In which mode shravan? standing or running?
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I drive a zen without PS. been driving it for more than 5 years now.
Though people say that PS does make a difference in zen, IMHO, its not worth the extra 30-35K.
Let me put it this way... in zen, its more of a luxury than a necessity.
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In which mode shravan? standing or running?

hmm its all the different perspective\imagination...

running might not be required, parking sometimes during parallel parking if u r used to PS cars..

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No, to be frank, I have not driven PS vehicle...the one which I had was Indica for few weeks. ..

I had Alto 1.1 without PS and Zen of friend w/o PS...I too think its such a tiny and light car...instead I can spend that money on music system, alloy blah blah....
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Yeah.... good thinking. but make sure u dont violate the warranty of the vehicle.
Does zen come with seat belts on rear seats also now? if not, then get those as well.
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Yeah.... good thinking. but make sure u dont violate the warranty of the vehicle.
Does zen come with seat belts on rear seats also now? if not, then get those as well.
Yes new Zen comes with seat belts at front and at back too maruti is improving though little slowly
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No, to be frank, I have not driven PS vehicle...the one which I had was Indica for few weeks. ..

man... if you are used to driving Indica DLE... trust me, you wont ever need power steering in Zen... chances are, you have already done some serious muscle training...
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man... if you are used to driving Indica DLE... trust me, you wont ever need power steering in Zen... chances are, you have already done some serious muscle training...
very true...i used to have india's dear M800 so to upgrade to bigger and better I bought 2nd hand Indica DLX....sold it in less than 3 weeks and got 2nd hand Alto 1.1 VX (w/o PS)....since then I decided no risk beyond maruti...except if Toyota/GM lauches better smaller vehicles I know its little
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In which mode shravan? standing or running?
I would say while moving really really slowly, coz, i read somewhere that it isn't wise to rotate the steering from lock-to lock while the car is in static position... does some harm to the steering column or wheel alignment........not sure which one.

But, pingme, since you said you havent really driven PS vehicle, it shouldn't be a problem for you driving non-PS Zen.
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Hmm u wont enjoy the Zen powerwise if u already have the Alto 1.1. correct me if am wrong guys
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hey techno ur rite the alto has more power then the zen.. it touches century in 13.5 secs if i am not mistaken!
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Alto 1.1 is discontinued. The cars in question are Alto (800cc) v/s Zen (1000 cc). Zen is the way to go.
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well the Alto 1.1 is powerful than the zen since it had a wagon R engine i guess but it is discontinued.
Zen is surely the way to go i dont even think that we need a PS for it i ve been driving a zen for 4 years now
as someone posted its a luxury not a necessity so why spend more......
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