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Old 31st March 2006, 17:49   #91
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They said that the 400km Swift did have rattles wheras a 40,000kms Palio was rock soild. Obviously Palio built quality is light years ahead of Maruti.

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Just goes to prove that nothing kills a automobile in India faster then getting branded a fuel guzzler.

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They said that the 400km Swift did have rattles wheras a 40,000kms Palio was rock soild. Obviously Palio built quality is light years ahead of Maruti.
My 60k kms Alto Vxi.... is ROCK SOLID.... what does that mean then?
It means nothing!

They seem to be forgetting... the issues people faced in palios when they were sold! (now they are hardly sold so obviously no more issues)

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Old 31st March 2006, 19:49   #93
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The Swift has just won the Indian Car of the Year Award, and one of the reasons is build quality. The way the Palio guys denigrate the Swift it would seem all of India's motoring journalists are buffoons. And just check out the competition against which Swift won the ICOTY award.

From Autocar India April issue:

The first Indian Car of the Year Award has just been announced. Almost
all Indian Auto magazine Editors and their second-in-commands
(including Editors/SICs of Autocar India, Business Standard Motoring,
Top Gear, Car India, Overdrive and The Auto Magazine (the jury had a
cumulative experience of around 150 years in driving and evaluating
cars) got together for a couple of days recently to evaluate the
Hyundai Sonata Embera, the Hyundai Tucson, the Skoda Laura, the Ford
Fiesta, the Maruti Swift and the Toyota Innova.

Here's what Autocar India says:
"The ICOTY award is unique in the sense that it's an independent,
non-profit jury, wherein the publications themselves fund and organise
the award. The evaluations involved a 150-km drive over varied
surfaces and points were awarded immediately after the drive. While
specific points were taken into account, what the eds and their men
looked for was the overall driving experience"

And the winner? "Folks, pat the Maruti Swift on the back one more time."

The report goes on to say: "...the Swift popped up at the top on
nearly every jury member's list. What also appealed to the jury was
the fact that the car packed itself with credentials on the
drivability and economy fronts, and it was solidly built too."

The Toyota Innova came a close second.
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My 60k kms Alto Vxi.... is ROCK SOLID.... what does that mean then?
It means nothing!
Of course it means something. It means that MUL has been either cutting corners with the swift or there is some problem in the way the car is being made. Maybe not enough quality control? When I sold my 40K Matiz, it felt rock solid, the Santro we sold was rock solid at 80K and your own Alto is rock solid after 60K. This is not about Palio V/s Swift.
If MUL can make a rock solid Alto, whats stopping them from making a rock solid Swift?

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The Swift has just won the Indian Car of the Year Award
So did the Palio when it was launched. No one is denigerating Swift and the responses on this thread are from Swift owners themselves not from Palio owners!

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Just happened to encounter a newer problem with my upsize wheels. The front left shockers gave me a thunk (metallic sound) when I hit potholes a couple a times last week, so checked what could be wrong. I saw both my front shocker spring protruding over my 205 tires and was say two inches above the tires and I think either the tire hitting the shocker spring could be the reason for the thunk noise. I checked my Santro with stock tires and found the same situation in that as well. Could this be a problem or the reason for that distinct noise. Somebody help me :(
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So did the Palio when it was launched. No one is denigerating Swift and the responses on this thread are from Swift owners themselves not from Palio owners!
Amit,

what the Palio won was the BSM COTY and the OD COTY.

The swift has also been awarded teh COTY by every mag.

But this award is different....this is the Indian COTY. This is awarded by journos from all mags put together, and this was the first year of the ICOTY.

So how can the palio have won the ICOTY?
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hi guys,

I have a swift run around 2000km noises seem to be a part of the package. But the thing which puts me off is the sticky gear shift. Is it only on my car or is it general.
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I have a swift run around 2000km noises seem to be a part of the package. But the thing which puts me off is the sticky gear shift. Is it only on my car or is it general.
Amit, My swift too felt sticky for a while but it was ok after 5K Km's.
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I have had only minor problems with my Swift. There was a noise from the front, But the Maruti Engineers rectified it. It was due to the high speed driving on rough terrain and that has got nothing to do with the build quality. I would never say the build quality is bad.
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Anarchist,

Reagrding the noise, check for a worn out rubber bush in the steering column. This may happen due to speeding over the rumblers or due to hitting the potholes real hard.
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I have a swift zxi for the past three months. Speedo shows about 2400kms. There is no rattling in my car. Yes i feel that the gears are little sticky sometimes especially if i try to engage reverse gear.
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the Palio won was the BSM COTY and the OD COTY.
I am not to sure about the Palio winning the OD COTY. We all know the reasons why! But the Palio did win the Autocar COTY. If as you say it did win the OD COTY then it was a hat trick for the Palio!

Thanks for clarifying the Indian COTY thing. Didn't know that but if these awards were held in 2001, the Palio would have easily taken it.
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Don't have the magazine in front of me, but from memory:-
- Power windows
- Central locking
- interior rattles

Nothing major, just niggling problems which point to quality control issues.

Will fill in the rest once I get the magazine in front of me again, unless someone else has access to it now.
hey hows it goin...yeah all of us are facin the same problems wit the power windows n the interiors rattling Rtech...apart frm the maruti i have my cuzn who lives wit me bot a swift recently..the dealers promised to replace it however...so its not all THAAT bad...still they shudv done a better job with it...


PS-cud anyone gime som info on modin aa 98 m800? all thse local garages hav givn up on th car
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Goldie, rattling in first 5K-10K is more noticed than in later stages. We tend to be paranoid about all those little real/imaginary noises coming from the car in first few months. I do not know if Swift has build quality issues in particular, but it is my general observation. Are you getting any from your VTec?
yeah tell me bout feelin paranoid bout noises...we got a new swift and everytime it starts it feels like the engine note is off or the doors rattiling..its wierd...especially on 3rd an 4th gear....feels really wierd do u think its beause of the short shiftin or is ther a real problm tht needs to be looked into? its a 1 week old swift as of today no services no nothin done 180 kms...do i look into it or let it be?
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