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Old 24th April 2014, 12:33   #31
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Default re: Swift Vxi 2006: Long Term Ownership Report- EDIT: 10 yr/90,000 km Update

Hi Noopster,

Thanks for keeping the thread alive.

I own 2008 Swift Vxi. Clocked 48000 Km and similar to yours, its largely driven by my wife.
With the arrival of Fortuner Swift has taken the neglect, so much so that I have not serviced it since October 2013.

But I changed to synthetic during 40K service, which was a major one.

I find that there is nothing much to be done at 50K service interval so it would be best to run in 10,000 Km before next service. I do keep checking the Engine oil quality & Level along with Filter & Radiator cleaning.

Any suggestion. Thanks
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New shoes time for Swifty!

Since monsoons have already struck (and how!) I'm glad I did this last weekend when the rains were relatively gentle. Chose Michelin Energy XM2 this time over the incumbent Yoko A drives. Nothing against the latter, just that the dealer told me "Michelin is Michelin" and with that rather cryptic argument, I was convinced.

Did the deed at Lokmanya Tyres off Karve Road.

Jackin' her up!
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My spare tyre was an 8 year old 165/80 JK Tornado that had thankfully never been used. Swapped it for the least worn of the Yokos this time around:
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New tyres go on:
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Back on terra firma:
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Aligning the Michelins:
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She looks much nicer with her shoes on, doesn't she?
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I broached the topic of replacing the Swift recently and was met with a stern "With what?" I meekly replied, "Grand i10?" and was met with an icy stare and a clipped, "You are proposing I replace my beautiful Swift...with an i10?"

So that's that I guess
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Thanks a lot for your detailed explanation. I own a swift 2008 Model and clocked 52k. When i gave the car for servicing @ Kalyani, BG Road Bangalore he's charging me for the following
1) AC Duct Cleaning 900
2) Brake OH 800 etc.

After the last service i'd seen brake light warning flashing in couple of months. When i checked, found brake oil was low and got it refilled. Withing 2-3 months i see the same issue and he says there is leakage in Booster and replacement costs 15k. Also for the front suspension (which is bad and gone), they are charging approx 10k.

Is it normal for Booster leakage ? I suspect they've done something during last service which has caused the leakage.

Could you please advice ?

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It's good to see a ownership report on the first generation Swift.
We have a 2005 Swift Lxi run 45k kms used by my dad, and maintained by me.

For a 11 year old car, it is holding up well with few parts replaced. Major expense was the AC overhaul few years back.
Will share details of the upcoming service for the 11th year.
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The Swift crossed 90,000 km a few weeks ago. We need it for an upcoming long weekend trip so sent it off for servicing on Friday. Chose MAS this time, a change from the 80,000 km service two years ago which we did at Tune Up Plus.

Sehgal Autoriders have their service setup at Bavdhan, not too far from my place. They said they would pick it up and drop it off from home and finish the service on the same day. Sounded good, so asked them to go ahead. Turned out to be the rainiest day of the year which meant it took a day longer.

In addition to the basic oil and filter changes, there was the following work done:
  • Wiper blades changed (I didn't like the bulky aftermarket ones that were installed last time around, so opted for stock).
  • Gear lever knob was breaking and had to be replaced. They gave me the Baleno one instead.
  • Couple of bulbs replaced including the interior light.
  • Problem with the hatch release button- fixed.
  • Coolant top-up.
  • Brake oil top-up.
  • Front seat was not slotting into position- fixed.
  • While the work was in progress I got a call from the SA informing me that the struts and shock absorbers, both front and back, needed replacement. I had been putting this off for quite a while so I agreed to it this time. This formed the biggest bulk of the expense (around 12k).
Total damages= nearly 21,000/-



Car feels like new. I need to get the wheels aligned and balanced from outside as I usually do. The ride feels much better with the revamped shocks. The new gearknob is nice to grasp and looks lovely as well.

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The Swift crossed 90,000 km a few weeks ago. We need it for an upcoming long weekend trip so sent it off for servicing on Friday. Chose MAS
What a co-incidence.

My dad's Swift was given for the 11th year service last weekend and gear knob was replaced with that of a Ciaz.
It had broken off earlier and was stuck with super glue. Although they had the stock knob, they used this, no idea why. That makes it the second non-stock part in the car apart from the horn.

Car has run around 55k kms and the usual services was carried out. The complains were coolant leak from under the dash when heater was used. The heater unit had to be replaced which is around 3.5k. The coolant pipe was bypassed from the heater as a temporary fix.
The driver seat belt had begun shredding on one side. The complete seat belt assembly has to be replaced which is around 6k.
Shockers are still stock, but I can feel they won't last much long.
Bill amount was around 4.5k

Overall the car is a hoot to drive still thanks to the old 1.3 engine.

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