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Old 18th May 2007, 18:11   #241
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yup will experiment later on, ones iam sure the FE figures are stabilized (read as runin phenomenon is over)
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Took delivery of my Red VDi, day before yesterday. The on road price at Kochi was 5.56 lakhs. This includes registration, insurance, service charges for registration, 3 & 4 years extended warranty.
Later on at a tire shop changed to alloys. Rs 15,500 for league alloys (4 nos), Bridgestone GIII 185/70/14 tires, Rs 2500 per piece (after exchange of oem tires). (Got a 1000 Rs discount on the total also)
Also fixed autocop base system (Rs 2500).
Started to enjoy the ride. Will post the mileage and other experiences on a later date.
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I have clocked around 700 kms in my swift. I am F.E. loving kind of a guy and was a regular checker of FE on my 800. But since getting this car believe me i have never checked its F.E. Either its psychological or something else but owning this car gets you into belief that you can run the car without caring much on the avg front.

@abhilash : thats a nice deal you got on alloys , tires and autocop system. How much did the OEM went for ? i was quoted price of Rs 3000 and no one was ready to take OEM tornado tires.

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Arrow Great car

Swift diesel is really a great car.... i have heard some good comments about engineer performance .....

These days maruti is giving company fitted security system with every car !! its a good one with better features....
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@abhilash, congrats on your new car, would love to see some pictures of the Red Swift D with those new alloys
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I read in The Hindu today in Maruti Suzuki advertisement in 2nd last page that ICICI bak will give special rebate on finance and there will also be rebate of upto Rs 500 on car which have iCATS installed.

I guess all Swift Diesel have iCATS. My dealer got my finance done from ICICI bank. I didn't get any rebate on finance. Will ask the dealer tomorrow about it.
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@austere_sly: the split price of alloys and tires were as below:
League alloys (4 nos) : Rs 15500
Bridgestone Potenza GIII : Rs 13200 (3300 * 4)
Buy back Bridgestone OEM : Rs 3200 (800 * 4)
Total : Rs 25500
Final Discount: Rs 1000

@mobike008: the pictures will be posted soon.
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@abhilash_iv: What will you be doing about the spare tire. Guess you have retained the OEM rim. You could have also got another Bridgestone Potenza GIII or simply a 185/70/14 which comes with Zxi, as it could be used in the OEM rim.
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I got my Vdi last wednesday and till now I've driven 110kms in total. i am planning to drive to chennai this weekend. Before the treip, I would cover atleast 160kms in total.

Can anybody suggest me any recommended speed limit to drive my new car in highway, especially for Swift Vdi? I used to do 150-160km/hr in my Ikon but since this is a new my (diesel)car, i am not sure about the recommended speed limit to be followed before 1000kms/first service.
pls suggest.
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Took delivery of my Red VDi, day before yesterday. The on road price at Kochi was 5.56 lakhs. This includes registration, insurance, service charges for registration, 3 & 4 years extended warranty.
Later on at a tire shop changed to alloys. Rs 15,500 for league alloys (4 nos), Bridgestone GIII 185/70/14 tires, Rs 2500 per piece (after exchange of oem tires). (Got a 1000 Rs discount on the total also)
Also fixed autocop base system (Rs 2500).
Started to enjoy the ride. Will post the mileage and other experiences on a later date.
Nothing happens to your warranty ? I read in my registration book that upon changing the unladen weight (tyre size, wheel size change), you need to get it on the registration book. Didn't know about this all this time.
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@ebmrajesh More than Kmph avoid crossing 3K RPM for firsk 1k Kms on any gear.
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@austere: I have kept the spare wheel untouched. At an unfortunate occurrence of puncture I can put that wheel as such and drive to the tire center, i believe.

@srishiva: I am not aware of this RTO endorsing. Lot of people are upsizing tyres, are they all doing it? really don't know.
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I got my Vdi last wednesday and till now I've driven 110kms in total. i am planning to drive to chennai this weekend. Before the treip, I would cover atleast 160kms in total.

Can anybody suggest me any recommended speed limit to drive my new car in highway, especially for Swift Vdi? I used to do 150-160km/hr in my Ikon but since this is a new my (diesel)car, i am not sure about the recommended speed limit to be followed before 1000kms/first service.
pls suggest.
keep to 3000 rpm in any gear till 360 km mark then move it to 3500 for next 360 kms, again increase the limit to 4000 rpm for next 360 kms and you are on track.

make sure you take break for atleast 10 to 15 mts after around 100 to 150 kms of drive atleast till you get to 500 km mark, again make sure you let engine idle for atleast a minute to two after a driving in 100 kph territory
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keep to 3000 rpm in any gear till 360 km mark then move it to 3500 for next 360 kms, again increase the limit to 4000 rpm for next 360 kms and you are on track.

make sure you take break for atleast 10 to 15 mts after around 100 to 150 kms of drive atleast till you get to 500 km mark, again make sure you let engine idle for atleast a minute to two after a driving in 100 kph territory
Thanks for the suggestion. @jaggu i know that you have done a lot of driving with your vdi, can you pls let me know your thoughts on my vehicle's observation. Whenever i shift gear from 2nd to 3rd, i hear a little bit of increase in engine sound. but after the speed level is set then the sound is not there. the noise what i am referring here is the normal engine sound but it slightly increases during the mentioned gear change.

i am not sure whether this is how it works or do i have to mention this during my first service.
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thats the infamous diesel "pitter patter" its there in my car also, funny thing after the first service it was heard in all the rev range, had attributed to diesel pump air bleed, now again it has gone back to old occasional part throttle sound. i feel its normal.

i actually notice when i drive without stereo playing, otherwise one doesnt notice also, so pump up that volume to decent levels

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