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Old 27th August 2007, 13:49   #226
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Sorry for off topic but this is the best thread to ask the question as many Swift owners are around, i am getting mine in next 15-20 days and just wanted to know whats the best order to get all other fixings done in car, i am going for alloys, new rubbers, music system, remote lock, leather seat covers along with doors trims, steering and gear knob and may be some small stuff which i missed.
And all these things i am getting from diffefent guys to save money.Thanks in advance.
In my opinion, the order would be: 1. Alloys & Rubbers; 2. HU+Speakers; 3. Amp; 4. Remote locking; 5. Leather seats. After that, you can decide what you want to add and what you would rather leave out.

Congrats in advance ajaybiz! It is a fantastic car and you will not want to stop driving at all.

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Thanks man ill follow that even the same idea was there in my mind but theres no harm in taking advice from experts here .What i forget was suncontrol film.
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Sorry for off topic but this is the best thread to ask the question as many Swift owners are around, i am getting mine in next 15-20 days and just wanted to know whats the best order to get all other fixings done in car, i am going for alloys, new rubbers, music system, remote lock, leather seat covers along with doors trims, steering and gear knob and may be some small stuff which i missed.
And all these things i am getting from diffefent guys to save money.Thanks in advance.
Congratz !!

If you are not able to procure all the stuff from one shop (leaving aside wheels) then one option is to identify a good installer and get the stuff installed from him.

Or just get it installed from the different vendors itself if all are reputed ones. Stay with the vehicle during installation so that you know whats happening.
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Thanks jaggu,
Probable ill do my alloy and tires with one guy, ICE and remote locking with another guy, Suncontrol with some suncontrol specialist and seat covers by our famous seat makers in Bangalore.And ill make sure ill be there all the time as its my machine.
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You might want to get the rattles checked out. I have completed 7000 kms in my Swift D and have no rattles to speak off. This despite 3 out station trips, with almost 2 of them on bad roads. If the A.S.S is telling you that they can't fix them, then you are being taken for a ride. Good to see you enjoying the Swift D, believe you me, it gets better and better with every km you clock up.
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I have done 4760 kms as of today. I will be giving out for 2nd service soon. I have the following rattles
1. Window glass when it is half rolled down
2. Some rattles from the behind rear seats or rear windows or doors - I do not know
3. Shredder sound in the dash board when I accelarate in 2nd or 3rd gear

Planning to go to Mondovi, Bannerghatta road as it is close to my home. Which service center you are using?
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Yes Window glass rattles when it is not fully rolled up. I am planning to write to Maruti about the various rattle issues, which is the only grouse I have against this car.
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i am sure someone in this forum has sorted out the rattles. so they can come out with the details for bangalore city.
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on other updates, today i had a recall of my car from bimal for them to change the main wiring harness assembly (the cost of which is huge - Rs.3587/-). apparently maruti recalled some chassis numbered cars for this fitment, one of them was mine. from day one i was **** scared about giving anything to bimal. but i checked with my local service guy (Green cars) and he told me better to give this to bimal for the fitment. so i have finished the fitment today and touchwood nothing so far.

so maruti does acknowledge this issue. wonder why they dont sit up on the rattles front too.

apparently there were three to four cases where the harness caused short circuit in the car. pretty dangerous to think of. good to know maruti is doing a nokia (as for batteries!). talk about maruti being a honda - its way way way away.
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wonder why they dont sit up on the rattles front too.
I guess better to get used to it and turn the music volume up, a better thing is to get a sports exhaust(me getting it later) since this is a inherent problems in almost all Swifts of almost all batches.
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got my first proper scratch today. there was this bus in front of me, and one cycle guy just drags his cycle out of the traffic jam frustration in between my swift and the bus just scratching my car on the way. he doesnt even bother to see what he just did. it was raining so i could not throttle his neck then and there. this bangalore traffic has only made things worse day by day. today for a 20km commute i spent two damn hours just to reach home. at this rate i would be so fatigued in the next 5 years that i would probably retire :(

i m seriously beginning to think whether there is anything in the swift which is good other than the fiat engine. my project manager owns a swift petrol since 2 months and he is frustrated with the purchase and plans to reach the consumer forum on this. full of rattles sounds ... common you dont expect a new car to be like this for 5 lacs! its after all hard earned money whoever it is. and the worst part is the maruti dealers say its a "known problem". so they release cars with "known problems" and we go and buy them waiting for 6 months or 8 months? time to think again maybe. and the gear and clutch can leave you wanting for a more easier car to drive perhaps. the thigh support is also a question mark and the long drives are wearing my patience thin. this is not an expression of dissatisfaction but perhaps an indicator of a disaster in the making with maruti. they are shooting themselves in their own foot.

add to this no defogger, no dead pedal next to clutch. silly things like this are taken off saying cost constraint - are we indians still being taken for a ride even in our 60th year of independence? what a shame!

just because its diesel i m keeping quiet. if any one car manuf comes out with a diesel engine (like ford has already but at a wrong price :( ), then maruti would learn to act properly. its the monopoly that is making them behave strange suddenly with sx4 and swift cars.

after being through this, i strongly have reason to believe that i should go for nothing other than a honda city or civic in future. unless toyota comes in and spoils my choice again. with small cars. hopefully i should be using the metro train in another 3-4 yrs. god have mercy on my traffic jams and relieve me a bit.

and oh yes my dear reva, you're still on my list of good beings!

and hey look on the left, its my 600th crib or praise as the case may be

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hey geeksirk, driving swift in heavy traffic has been a pain in !@#. Rattles can be disturbing, more so if you don't want to subside them with increasing volume. Don't you think that no of scratches increases with a bigger car ? ( read in Honda city or civic).

Luckily most of my driving includes New Delhi road or south delhi roads which are quite wide so driving becomes fun sometimes. But when I enter crazy traffic of old delhi, my only concern is that sme Rickshwawala should not screw my car with a scratch.

Basic problem in your case is Banglore city traffic and road condition. Wanna try improving them, How about standing in elections next time.
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i m seriously beginning to think whether there is anything in the swift which is good other than the fiat engine.
I think it is necessary to keep sight of the fact that, world-wide, Suzuki is a budget car.

What they have produced in the Swift is really remarkable at the price.

But there are many small things: I noticed the other day that the red lock indicator on the inside door handle assembly is a paper sticky label!!!! One of mine is falling off already. Still... a visit to the stationery shop usually proves cheaper than a visit to the car spares shop!

I have to say that I don't have rattles --- yet. I find the seats uncomfortable, and would not like to drive for more than a couple of hours. But they haven't given me bad back pain like a couple of hours in a Renault Cleo did, a few years back in UK, so things could be a lot worse.

What worries me is how the car will be after two, even three years. That is when I may be regretting not having spent the money on the Honda.
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Funny, I share the same feelings. The rattles are now really getting to me and I am giving the car for a thorough check up.

Seats were never comfortable for long drives, though I am now used to them to not mind for short streches.
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I had problem with seat earlier, now either I got used or I got my comfortable position. I do not get back pain any more, even in long drives.
Try out various seating positions and find our comfortable one. Thats what I did.
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quite a lot of posts here. well firstly

austere - no i m not made for elections. i m not cribbing about the country, i am just asking for 6 lacs is this the quality i expect out of an auto major who is there here since now 30 yrs? is this the research a japanese firm can apply into their products, while the same issues with similar jap firms are not there in their products?

blorebuddy and thad - i have been observing this phenomenon for a long while and yes i do find that the seats are an issue with the swift. the thigh support is sick and i get cramps no matter what position the seat is in. this aside the doctor advises that its useful to sit a bit back from the original comfy position, this way your legs get space to stretch atleast that wee bit. comfy position is one thing, giving-your-leg-some-space position is another. always keep moving the seat around. never use one position.

another thing i ve noticed is that we tend to sulk after a while of driving. for this just always remember to sit straight once in a way. push your back straight and press the seat fully often. every few mins body sulks, so better to sit properly once again
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