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Old 7th August 2014, 01:04   #1
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Here is the Spare Parts price comparison for the C2 segement Sedans in India.
It is an excerpt from the Auto car India Spare Parts survey August 2013 Reprint.

The cars under consideration are
1.Maruti Suzuki SX4 -Petrol
2.Maruti Suzuki SX4 -Diesel
3.VW Vento - Petrol
4.VW Vento - Diesel
5.Fiat Linea - Petrol
6.Fiat Linea - Diesel
7.Ford Fiesta - Petrol
8.Ford Fiesta - Diesel
9.Honda City - Petrol
10.Hyundai Verna - Petrol
11.Hyundai Verna - Diesel
12.Nissan Sunny - Petrol
13.Nissan Sunny - Diesel
14.Renault Scala - Petrol
15.Renault Scala - Diesel
16.Skoda Rapid - Petrol
17.Skoda Rapid - Diesel
18.Tata Manza - Diesel

The Parts are divided into three categories

1) Service Parts
a)Air filter
b)Oil Filter
c)Fuel Filter
d)Wiper Blades (Pair)
e)Spark Plug
f)Timing Belt
g)Fan belt
h)Front Brake pads (set of 4)

2) Mechanical Parts
a)AC Evaporator Coil
b)Radiator Hose set
c)Front Strut/Shock Absorber
d)Front brake disc/drum
e)Front Suspension lower arm
f)Clutch and Pressure Plate
g)Clutch release bearing
3) Accident Repair Parts
a)Front Bumper
b)Wheel rim (each)
c)Front fender
d)Bonnet
e)Radiator
f)Front door
g)Bootlid
h)Head light assembly (each with bulb)
i)Tail light assembly (each with bulb)
j)Front windscreen glass
k)Side mirror
The total price of all these spare parts are then calculated as a percentage to the ex showroom price of the car.
(Blue numbers indicate the cheapest and Red indicate the costliest).

The inferences will suprise many!

Spare Parts Price Comparison - Midsize Sedans-spare-parts-mid-size-sedans.jpg

Spare Parts - Mid Size Sedans.xlsx

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Ford Fiesta petrol fuel filter costs almost 70% more than that for diesel! Clutch plate for petrol version costs almost 190% more than that for diesel!! Is it really so?
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That's a great comparo jaykis! Even though the Honda city being a petrol sedan seems too high on the maintenance part and so are the fords. May be the branding has been carried forward to the part prices too :-p
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Great comparo.

But you missed out on the Toyota Etios, which i feel is a leader in this segment.

You have also not compared the Honda city i-dtec. But going by the price of the spares for the city petrol, I am pretty sure that the spares of its diesel sibling will only be dearer.

Thiis comparison done by you only further strengthens my belief in maruti Suzuki as far as spares are concerned. But mind you, the cost of labour at maruti is now dearer than toyota.
Toyota etios I feel is the cheapest mid size sedan to maintain.
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This is a great initiative JayKis. The comparo would definitely be of great help especially for someone like me who recently bought a linea tjet.
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The comparo would definitely be of great help especially for someone like me who recently bought a linea tjet.
Not everything in that list reflects the part price for the Linea T Jet. I can say for the spark plugs, clutch and brakes which are different to the ones used in the NA Linea petrol. A set of new spark plugs cost Rs. 3200 for the T Jet. They are imported Japanese plugs.

Auto car had carried out a similar comparo sometime last year. Fiat turned out to be cheaper on parts than a SX4 too.

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Even though the Honda city being a petrol sedan seems too high on the maintenance part and so are the fords.
Honda part prices are on the higher side as part quality is high. You probably won't have to change that part in a very long time.

After experiencing Ford, I feel their parts maybe cheap today but don't hold up as long as the Japanese stuff.

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Nice comparison buddy, thanks for the same.
Wait, price difference between Sunny & Scala? That's something irrational.

Except Ford & Honda, others are at par. Nice initiative and I wish a similar comparison for other segments too. Especially B segment.
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...great help especially for someone like me who recently bought a linea tjet.
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Not everything in that list reflects the part price for the Linea T Jet.
+1 to Sandeep. The price list for Linea - Petrol is for the 1.4 NA Fire variant and not for the TJet. Another example are the wheel rims which are quoted as Rs. 999/-, but this price is for the steel rims. The Linea Tjet 2010-13 alloy wheel rims are priced at about an eye watering Rs. 10,000/-!!
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Price mentioned for Spark Plugs is for a piece or a set of 4? (don't kick me for this question) I remember the quote for 2007 Honda City ZX vtec around 850/pc. Is there a huge difference between vtec & ivtec?
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Good comparison table.

The front brake pads for Linea (1.4 NA and MJD) costs Rs 3,290/-, the ones for Tjet around 56xx.

The AC filter is excluded from the list and it cots Rs 210/- for Linea.

A small request from my side, is it possible to upload the excel as attachment? I will try and get the latest prices at least for Linea. A small contribution from my side.
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This is a great comparison. Further, re-enforces my belief that Honda has the highest premium on their spare parts. Sometimes, I feel the entire list of spare parts maybe two times higher the actual cost of car itself.

But, I want to raise an important point here. The service centers do not seem to follow this pricing AT ALL. At least the Honda ones. I got charged Rs.1700 for wheel rims when here its listed for Rs.1251. Add to that a labor cost of Rs.1200 and taxes. So wanted to know how relevant is the comparison when the service centers price spare parts as per their own whims and fantasies?
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The Linea Tjet 2010-13 alloy wheel rims are priced at about an eye watering Rs. 10,000/-!!
I assume this would cost around the same and for all cars that come with factory 16" alloys. The 16' size has been available on the top spec Linea diesel as well though this was an update carried out later by Fiat India. The 16" alloys are not manufactured in India.
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For some reason Chevrolet Aveo is not shown in the table below.

In my 5+ years of ownership of my 1.4P Aveo I can vouch for extremely reasonable service & spare costs for an excellently built vehicle.

My friend bought a Ford Fiesta 1.6P in the same week as we got our Aveo & his costs have been at least 60% higher than mine in the same period, not to mention worse fuel economy.
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I can't believe the difference between the Sunny and Scala diesel.

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Can you also provide the link to the source or is it a scan from a print copy?
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A very good initiative.

It needs few corrections though. SX4 does not have a timing belt, It uses timing chain. The cost is several times higher than that of the listed timing belt cost.
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