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Old 18th February 2008, 10:04   #46
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hey niike if you need spoilers go for a kit up one.that is almost same as the gtx spoilers and cost 4000/-.karthik had them in his swift and looked great.
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Glad to see that you bought GIII. You needed it rather than comfort walla tyres.

Hows much variation in performance do you feel when you switch to LPG from Petrol.
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@jk they are Yoko S Drives. photos dont do them justice.
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The alloys are great. Simple but elegant.
Your swift looks great. My favourite colours in Swift are White, Silver and Black.
Nice tyres and the spoiler suits the car.
Enjoy!!
Thanks for those compliments dude!

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Wow!!
Nice alloys nikki.
It almost resembles my alloys too, but it is league. So my choice was not bad.
You will be really getting the feel of the up sized shoes! I changed it on the day 1 itself, so could not get the feel of change. What did you do with the OEM alloys?
hmm... thanks man! No news for a loooong time now! Do come for the meets! Well... I sold the OE alloys to a fellow bhp-ian "retheshkr"!
Well... the new set of rubbers defenitely improved handling and braking thingys! The handling 'test' I did cannot be narrated here!!!

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hey niike if you need spoilers go for a kit up one.that is almost same as the gtx spoilers and cost 4000/-.karthik had them in his swift and looked great.
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hmm.... no plans to change the spoiler! I like this rather than those crooked looking thingys!

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Glad to see that you bought GIII. You needed it rather than comfort walla tyres.

Hows much variation in performance do you feel when you switch to LPG from Petrol.
baba it is S Drives!!!
Reg LPG-Petrol differance, well.. I don't feel much differance unless otherwise you floor the pedal suddenly! LPG takes a bit of time for the 'process'! Thatz all! Otherwise no big issues! Don't even dream of doing a drag race with LPG!

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@jk they are Yoko S Drives. photos dont do them justice.
Correct.... thanks man.... ugh!!!!

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Congrats NikkiBike for the makeover..It looks neat
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Congrats NikkiBike for the makeover..It looks neat
hmm... thanks man! More news to come in future!
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Nice alloys nikki, It well suits the car.About the 30,000km the car clocked in one year,I've never seen Nikki without his swift near by..Unbiased review there Nikki..May ur car live long..
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Nice alloys nikki, It well suits the car.About the 30,000km the car clocked in one year,I've never seen Nikki without his swift near by..Unbiased review there Nikki..May ur car live long..

again!!!!!!! M A N.... not 30,000 kms.... the car have clocked 42,000+ now!!!!
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Get it from Raj if you can.
Me too heard that Raj is one of the best in the business.
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Old 21st February 2008, 12:07   #55
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Me too heard that Raj is one of the best in the business.
but the 'real' thingy is confusing! Latest I heard is that, actually somebody else is making the stuff completely FOR Raj! So the reliability factor is now confusing me!
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My 1 year/8 months old swift's odometer showed '50000' y'day!!

ugh... took it straight to Maruti Service Masters for 50k service and told them to check all major areas including suspension, steering, brakes, electricals, etc. There was an irritating wind leaking sound inside the cabin when driven above 100km/hr.. told them to check that also.

Well...just now I got the car back with a 'very good' fitness tag from the top technician. He also confirmed me that the wind leaking sound is traced and fixed. Total service amount is Rs.2,450/-.. and that says it all.
Replacements were Spark Plugs (NGK), air filter, engine oil & oil filter.

Except the initial troubles, i never had any issues with this car and it served me very well covering almost 100 kms a day! It satisfied the 'enthusiast driver' in me to a very good extent also, I must say! Never felt this as an expensive car to drive/maintain. Only major expense was for the tyres and alloys which I did at 44K+ kms!!

Listing the glitches I faced so far..
(1) Power window switch fell down twice!
(2) Driver side inside door handle broke once.
(3) Brake lamp blown twice. (Right side)
(4) Rattlings inside the cabin RULEZ!!! I cud never dampen them fully!
Nothing more. None of the above costed me above Rs.200/-.

I really love this car. No major issues even after covering 50k kms with my kind of ROUGHEST usage is really impressing me at this point of time.
Climate control system is very usefull and so is the rear wiper.
I will recommend this car to anyone who wish to buy a new car in this segment.

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My 1 year/8 months old swift's odometer showed '50000' y'day!!
Thats almost 20 months. Considering 30 days a month, its 600 days.
So, its almost 83.33 kms per day?

So, the bike is sitting idle these days?
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Congrats, thats an amazing review of 50K. Glad to know there has been no major expenses till date. Btw, 50K kms in 20 months is quite a lot. Why didn't you opt for a diesel car?

I am sure your pocket got a major jatka with the petrol expense? What are the mileage figure of your car?
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Thats almost 20 months. Considering 30 days a month, its 600 days.
So, its almost 83.33 kms per day?

So, the bike is sitting idle these days?
he heee.... I use bike only for leisure rides... my first and regular commutor is car!!! so the bike is almost idle!!

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Congrats, thats an amazing review of 50K. Glad to know there has been no major expenses till date. Btw, 50K kms in 20 months is quite a lot. Why didn't you opt for a diesel car?

I am sure your pocket got a major jatka with the petrol expense? What are the mileage figure of your car?
well.... this car is LPG kitted (Read the previous pages)!! Basic arithmetic was favourable at the time of purchase of this car and the diesel option wasn't there too!! It runs 325-350 kms(with a/c) per 28lts of LPG! Also, I wanted all the 'goodies' of this car at that price range!
I had an Indica before this one primarily opted for economy. But at the end of the day cudn't see much economy as I expected.

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Congrats nikki. Great milestone in a short span.
I have completed 25K on my May '07 VDi.
Given it for service at Indus, Kakkanad today.
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