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|29th December 2008, 15:38||#1|
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Advice for Swift VDi
After a lot of thought and many changes of mind, I have finally decided to book the Swift Vdi. Team-Bhp has been amazing in this. Lots of information available to make a decision.
I am trying to get the VDi ABS, but still no word on delivery. (Being told 12 weeks!!! )
I drive between 1800-2200 kms per month...so diesel makes sense. Though the immediate availability of Petrol has put me in a dilema!
A lot has been written about the Swift, so I apologize if I am repeating the questions. I just need an experienced second opinion on my thoughts before I put down my money. A few things that I plan to do before I start using the car
Also I am a little fussy about the car making unusual noises – like a rattling dash, doors, etc. How does the SWIFT hold up in this area?
The car I test drove was fine and seemed well put together. I was impressed with the handling though; great chasis I think. But there are repeated mentions of flimsy build quality…I did not find it flimsy; the car is quite heavy. Is this something to be worried about?
I am using a 2002 1.2Elx Palio presently; needless to say, Stability is not an issue at all.
I was really hoping to get my hands on the Linea (since I have a budget of abt 8L), but I don’t want to wait any longer and my last service experience for the Palio has left me shaken.
All in all, I have more or less decided on the Swift Diesel.
Once again, Moderators - please excuse the repeated questions, since this is a much discussed topic all over.
|29th December 2008, 19:36||#2|
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Swift chassis is safe, but the interior fit and finish is not upto mark and hence rattles. But its not an unsafe car, and rattles are something one has to live with. However, not everyone has faced the rattle issue.
Regarding tyre query, IMO, you will find the answer here :Tyre & Alloy wheel Section - Team-BHP
and about the pete's box, http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ted-swift.html (My Peted Swift)
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|29th December 2008, 20:33||#3|
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Diesel makes sense for you to buy as the usage is more and +1 to what aaggoswami has said in above post. Moreover, I feel most of the itme you will be alone using the car. In that case swift makes sense. Otherwise, the RR leg room and the boot is less compared to the competitors in its category.
|29th December 2008, 20:58||#4|
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Given your budget, I think Getz diesel would make more sense for you. Point number 3 is the Swifts biggest weakness :(
|29th December 2008, 21:48||#5|
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No stability issues till 160kmph.
Brakes well from this speed provided one is not turning the steering at the same time.
It rattles like hell. Doesnt bother me though, have done 25k kms on it, and have not tried to get the rattles fixed yet. Just turn up the stereo.
Between the Getz CRDi and the Swift-
If you like corner carving- its the Swift.
For the highways- the Getz is unbeatable
The swift comes with ABS,Getz doesnt.
If you can manage to wait that long, good! I couldnt(they told me- 1 Yr!!!!) 12 weeks wait for an ABS is tooootally worth it. Please do wait!
PS- Only my doors rattle. Everything else still feels solid which is surprisingly good for a maruti. I do not brake for any of the potholes or speed bumps that comes in my way, and the suspension is still holding up which is agin, quite good for a maruti.
BTW- some suspension mods and better tyres will make the Getz a very good handler too, but seat of the pants feel while taking a corner... i'm not so sure.
|30th December 2008, 07:36||#6|
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Actually, if you've survived the Palio - why not try out the Fabia? They were mentioning some TMP too. Except costing, it has got it all.
Fun otherwise in every way, and doesn't rattle, has ABS/airbags etc.
Mentioning only because you got the budget.
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