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Old 6th February 2012, 18:38   #76
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I own a A-Star and I remember the McD tagline 'I'm lovin it' everytime I drive this machine. It is a hell of a car to ride.

Coming back to this 2012 version I guess Maruti is hell bent on killing this gem of a car.Spoiler seems OK but beige interiors!!! How can they spoil the classy grey-white combination of the interiors with tacky outdated beige(NOM i10 owners).
The 'azure grey' colour option is also gone and glistening grey takes its place following the foot steps of the new Swift. Somehow azure grey looked better to me than the glistening grey shade, but thats me.

However as discussed these changes would never increase the sales of A-star as the problem lies in the pricing. Just price it 30K cheaper across all variants and MSIL would have a chart-buster.

R.I.P azure grey A-stars with grey-off white interiors(Lucky to have one)
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just back from seeing a beige interior a-star in the flesh , it is not that bright , but yes it does look better than the grey
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Maybe off-topic, but does anyone know if it is possible to fit the tachometer in an LXI variant?
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Maybe off-topic, but does anyone know if it is possible to fit the tachometer in an LXI variant?
Unfortunately No! Mine is a VXi and doesnt have that sporty tachy; I asked the service engineer at MSIL by raising a query on their website.
He said that it is not possible to do it. :(
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The official a-star site has been totally revamped. According to them, there are some improvements in the kbseries engine. Can someone shed some light on the changes?
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The official a-star site has been totally revamped. According to them, there are some improvements in the kbseries engine. Can someone shed some light on the changes?
Yes but something strange the AT no longer shows ABS. I hope thats a mistake on the site and has not actually been removed.
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Yes but something strange the AT no longer shows ABS. I hope thats a mistake on the site and has not actually been removed.
Though it is missed in the features list on the web, It is still there in the brochure. So it is probably a mistake and will be corrected.
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That cute tachometer - I'm one of those unfortunate ppl to own a Vxi without the tachometer. It was removed from the VXi model in the month when I purchased my car.
Is it possible to get the tacho fixed separately on a Lxi or Vxi ? After all looks like a separate after market thing!
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The clutch pedal is photoshopped. The angle its put in the pic is not how the pedal is in the car. The multimedia guy must've tried to correct the image given to him
Well the 'third' pedal does appear in the a-star site as well. As mentioned earlier, I think it is the Parking brake.

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The official a-star site has been totally revamped. According to them, there are some improvements in the kbseries engine. Can someone shed some light on the changes?
The engine is mentioned in the list of things new, so are the audio deck, ABS, airbags and automatic transmission. Well, I dont think there is any changes in the engine; it just appears to show importance of this peppy engine in the car.
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Well the 'third' pedal does appear in the a-star site as well. As mentioned earlier, I think it is the Parking brake.
The parking brake in AStar Auto is behind the shifter like in the manual. I see no reason for them to change the parking brake position from the current position to the floor in this refresh model. Using a hand (parking) brake is much more easier than a leg operated parking brake.
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Looks like they have messed up the safety features section on their website.
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No airbags in either version!! ABS optional on VXi but not even in ZXI(O)!!
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that parking gear / dead pedal does not exist , my wife just picked it up for her driving purpose ,hope someone finds it useful ( i sincerely doubt though )
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I took the delivery of my 2012 A-Star AT on 18 Feb. Didn't get much time to drive it around. First impressions are extremely positive. Its a cute lovely little car and the Arctic White suits the car very well.
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Now that the 2012 A star vxi is costing almost 5l (on road) in Bangalore, is it still worth to buy. At that price point, a entry level Brio comes in play. Bad pricing proposition for this product.....
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Even with Blore prices being higher, does an MT-Vxi cost 5L ?
I doubt it costs that much - is it possible that you are referring to the AT version which is added to the VXi trim and also has ABS ?
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