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Old 26th July 2007, 13:10   #16
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Maruti 800 August 1998 carburatedl 74800 km on the odo
Services done till now:Half of the time its in the service station
Average:City 16 to 17 with 50% Ac usage Highway:around 21 to 22
Parts Replaced:slurps..here starts the interesting part
1)Both The Axles=5000
2)Both The struts replaced=2000 + right side strut replaced ones more.
3)Lower Arms replaced twice=350 X 2
4)Left side half arpon=2500 bucks(got it done where a relative was the branch manager of maruti authroised service station so no labour charge+10% discount on parts)
5)Steering gearbox replaced=2500
6)Distributor replaced=2200
7)Ignition coil replaced=350
8)Brake rotors replaced=1100
9)Ac parts needed replacement recently=7000
10)New tyres=8000 for mrf zvts a set of 5 which is her 3rd set.The nylon din last long around 20 thousand + had jk tyres for around 40000 km after which the zvts now.
11)2 new rims=1100
12)after market 2006 maruti 800 original minda tail lamps=1100
13)Fiam Pressure horn=1600 bucks(8 years back) which conked off and a new set was brough for 800 bucks and the old fiam pipes were used)
14)One of my friend put the car below the ground floor balcony before 7 years and the car needed 15 grand in bodily repair with 13 grand paid by the insurance.
Lots of tits here and there which i have no account of can add upto another 15 to 20 thousand.
In total i have spent around 50 grand + for maintaining my 800 in a brand new condition that she is after 9 years of her life

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Old 26th July 2007, 15:07   #17
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Whoa !!! How much of it was covered by insurance ?
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Old 6th August 2007, 15:39   #18
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Car model & year; 5 Speed Maruti 800, 2002
City; Blr Kms done - 83000; usage (what % in city & long 72:28); How many services done -- many; maintenance cost (total till now or per year) - N/A; Any major issues in terms of replacement of parts, -- Strongly suspect Authosized service centres for overcharging, but decided to stick with them.

My 82000, car paid service with all the standard replacements recommended at 80,000kms done,
cost me Approx. 3200/-

Please tell me if i should be concerned about these charges:
This was a long pending item, which got fixed, I was told long before that its a highly labourous process for changing the hand brake cable.
Parts: Parking Cable Rs. 218.88+
Labour: Parking Brake asy Rs.398+ -- Holy cow, they had charged Rs.280 for labour for axle boot replacement, is it that tough job ?



This is the detailed 82000 kms service on my 5 Speed 800, all mandatory replacemnets done, except for Coolant replace (will this effect ?) I somehow insistent on not doing it. Am not sure why I did that.
Parts:
Engine Oil 3L - 474.66
Brake Fuild 250ML - 137.78
Gear Box oil - 2L 364.44
Front disc brake Pad - 4 nos 283.72
OIL Filter MPFi - 66.09
Fuel Filter comp ( changed every 40k) - 154.19
Spark Plug - 3 nos - 159.99

Labour:
Brake Bleeding - 170
Front disc brake R&R - 142
Paid service 575
Wheel balancing - 200
front Disk brake R&R - 142
Parking brake - 298

Plus taxes as applicable. Car feels really good now. I guess am all set till 1,00,000kms now since next due oil change after 10k kms, and others at 97k.

Hope it helps.
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Old 6th August 2007, 16:26   #19
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All I can say is I keep mota hisaab,

When I had the Ford the expenses were high and once the rats eat off the wiring and I hate patched wires so wanted to replace it and found out from the market that the cost of new wiring harness was around 35 K for ford Ikon. Hated this and sold the car off.

Bought a zen Carb 2000 model very happy with the car it perf and the FE once had some problem with the alternator I simple got it replaced, had some problem with the Carb got a new one as the spares are cheap and after that just regular washing, and changing oil a max of 600 rs monthly. Replacements were done purely for a tension free ride intentions...
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Old 6th August 2007, 17:17   #20
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Whoa !!! How much of it was covered by insurance ?
Except the 14th point where my dear pal put my car under the balcony nothing else was covered under insurance.
But to sum it all up she runs like a brand new car as most of the parts inside her are brand new .All in all i m really happy with my 800.
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Old 6th August 2007, 17:43   #21
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Dealership Ravindu Toyota.

Car model & year: Innova G3, 2005 Sep.
Year of purchase: 2006 March
Petrol/Diesel: Petrol
City: Bangalore
Kms done: 17600
usage (what % in city & long): 70% city, 30% highway
How many services done: 2 free services and 1 intermediate service

Maintenance cost (total till now or per year): 2000/- rs per year.

Any major issues in terms of replacement of parts, etc: external damage to GT3 goodyear tyre.

Details:

Cost During First Free service:
Km done -> 8600km
Date: Dec 2006.
Tyre Rotation/Balancing/Alignment -> Rs. 850/-
Tyre polish -> Rs 25/-
Engine Oil 5 ltr I guess -> 875/-
oil Filter -> 426/-
Gasket/Oil pan drain -> 31/-
Fluid W/S Washer -> 27/-
Missing Jack Set -> 3000/-

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Tubeless tyre repair -> 130/-
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Intermediate service:
Km done: 13600km
Date: Apr 2007
General check up: 300/-
Washing: 300/-
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Tyre Rotation/Balancing/Alignment -> Rs. 450/- done at
Vijay Wheel Alignment 3 weeks before 2nd free service.

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Cost During Second Free service:
Km done -> 17600km
Date: Aug 2007.
Tyre polish -> Rs 25/-
Engine Oil 5 ltr I guess -> 875/-
oil Filter -> 426/-
Gasket/Oil pan drain -> 31/-
Fluid W/S Washer -> 27/-
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I had pleasant experience during 2nd free service from Ravindu Toyota since they had assured me they will make sure in future my every visit to dealership will be better one. I am happy that they have shown good improvement this time (manager welcoming me and introducing to service advisor and then Service Advisor beel smooth and nice).

Ravi.

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Old 6th August 2007, 18:33   #22
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Good to see that folks are taking their valuable time in giving all possible details, Hats off guys!!

Keep going on n on.

I am sure this is going to help all others who are looking for new or old buy!
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2004 Esteem/ Service every 5K kms / run 50000 kms to date . Long Drives - almost every alternate weekend ( on photography trips )

No major parts replaced ( touchwood )

Service costs for 5000 kms would work to around 1500 -2000 and for every 10K, would be around 2500. I service the car based on the km reading and not time based.
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Fiat Palio 1.9 D (2004-2007)
Main issues faced so far:
- Left V con replacement at around 3K kms. Simply due to a silly nylon thread and a stupid of a Fiat service person who couldn't just hoist it and check in time.
- 2 Tyre bursts. Generally default goodyear tyres bubbled a lot.
- Fuel injector troubles at around 46K Kms.

Service costs around 3-3.5K and interval at 7.5K Kms.

I no longer own this car but definitely loved it for all other good reasons!
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Old 6th August 2007, 21:44   #25
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Santro Xing XG August 2004
* Petrol
* Chennai
* 20000 kms done
* Most of them driven in City (800 km per month for the last 1 year)
* 3 Free Service. I don't know the exact amount, was around 1000

Took extended warranty for the third year.
Total spare parts changed apart from accessories & insurance claim
1. Brake pads
2. Windscreen wiper blade
3. Water pump tube leak
4. Central locking switch ( twice but covered under warranty)
5. Door sensor (Covered under warranty)
6. Wheel bearing changed due to rain water entered into it( Costed 9000, but covered under warranty)

Regular service would cost 1000 - 1500.

Totally it should be less than 5000 for 3 years excluding regular service.
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Fiat Palio 1.9 D (2004-2007)
Main issues faced so far:
- Left V con replacement at around 3K kms. Simply due to a silly nylon thread and a stupid of a Fiat service person who couldn't just hoist it and check in time.
- 2 Tyre bursts. Generally default goodyear tyres bubbled a lot.
- Fuel injector troubles at around 46K Kms.

Service costs around 3-3.5K and interval at 7.5K Kms.

I no longer own this car but definitely loved it for all other good reasons!
My brother owns Palio for an year now and the tyre busted for him too, any known issues?
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Getz Prime 1.3
Delivery Date: 25 May 2007
Kilometers: 2800

First Service - Nil
K&N Replacement filter - 3800
Shell Helix Engine oil change today - 600 (Forgot to get the filter)

Total Cost of Maintenance: 4400
Money spent so far on ICE and Accessories: 45000 ...
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Missed wheel balancing and rotation at 2000 kms - 350/=
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2002 Volkswagen GTI VR6
All expenditures are in USD.

Regular Expenditure -:
Oil Change - 12$ do it myself.
Oil Filter - 4$ --""--

Recent Expenditures -:
Coil Pack -400$
MAF Sensor -300$
Cheap DURALAST plug wireset - 100$ (OH WHY WOULD THEY DO THIS, these're JUST WIRES)
Spark Plugs (Silly Overrated Platinum 4-point Denso Plugs ) Quantity 6 Total 77$ with tax. Replaced these for stock plugs Total 12$ because VR6' are over sensitive to those 4 point plugs.

Coming up -:
Cheap All weather Tires -> Kumho Exta something something.... 400$ = tires + installation + balancing + alignment etc etc
This car has left me no choice but to drive it BUTT-NAKED. I gave my wallet, my pocket as well as my trousers and rest of the clothes while paying for all these.
By the way these are true expenditures. You can confirm with any VW owner on our forum !

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Please tell me if i should be concerned about these charges:
This was a long pending item, which got fixed, I was told long before that its a highly labourous process for changing the hand brake cable.
Parts: Parking Cable Rs. 218.88+
Labour: Parking Brake asy Rs.398+ -- Holy cow, they had charged Rs.280 for labour for axle boot replacement, is it that tough job ?
Cross checked across other dealerships, Rs. 398 is the new updated labour charges confirmed.
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