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Old 23rd October 2007, 16:37   #1
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Default Swift VDI - Long trip (4137kms)

Bought a Swift diesel VDI - Black colour on Sep 29, 07.
Changed the tyres from 165/80 to 185/70 R14 - Michelin Energy XM1

Went on a long drive one week later to a place near Halebid and got the first service done on Oct 09, 07.

Mobil Delvac engine oil with STP diesel additive was added during the service.

Started on the long trip on Oct 11, 07.
Left Bangalore at 5:30Am - Reached Hyderabad at 2:30pm.
Started from Hyderabad at 5:30pm (after getting lost in city, lunch) and reached Nizamabad at 8:00pm (175kms from Hyderabad).

Oct 12, 07 - Started from Nizamabad at 6:15 Am. Drive to Adilabad (via Nirmal) from there is scenic (ghat section - roads have some potholes).

Reached Nagpur in the afternoon. The last 40 kms to Nagpur is good. Rest is very bad.

Nagpur is about 1050kms from Bangalore by road.
Reached Jabalpur in the evening via Seoni. The last 85 kms to Jabalpur is very scenic and road is excellent.

From Jabalpur, drove to Bandhavgarh.

From Bandhavgarh, drove to Khajuraho via Satna.

From Khajuraho - Sagar - Pipariya - Pachmardi.

Pachmardi - Chhindwara - Nagpur - Amaravati - Akola - Washim - Parbhani - Gangakher - Osmanabad - Tuljjapur - Solapur - Bijapur - Hospet - Bangalore.

Bijapur to Hospet is around 215 kms. Covered this in 2.5 hours.

Returned to Bangalore on Oct 20, 07.

Total trip was 4137kms.

Overall the trip was very good. Car is very reliable (agreed its a new car) and didn't face any problems. No rattling sounds even on bad roads.

Car Pros:
1. Turbo Charger kicks in at 2000rpm and you can literally experience G forces acting on you.
2. Touched 140kms on Amaravati bypass. Looking at the needle slowed down. Car can definitely go faster.
3. Mileage was between 18 - 21 kms per litre of diesel.
4. Suspension is good.
5. Can comfortably cruise between 100 - 120 kmph without any jitters. Car is very stable.

Improvements Required:
Seat needs to be more firm for long drives.
Boot space is very limited.


Need information on the following
1. Any one has used Pete's kit on their Swift diesel (apart from the one review in this site) and can share their comments after usage for a while (like maybe a month or a long drive).
2. Green Cotton filters - which one can be used for this car.
3. Any other modifications that can be done to this car ?.
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Thats a very long drive and indeed a good drive. Just did another 1000 kms over 2 days in the heaviest of rains possible and man oh man i really enjoyed the car.
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"Pete'd swift"
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"stage 2 swift" if i recall.
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Nice trip but I think this is not the corect section...It should published in the Travelogues section...
Plus what a trip without pics? Pls post them soon...

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Need information on the following
1. Any one has used Pete's kit on their Swift diesel (apart from the one review in this site) and can share their comments after usage for a while (like maybe a month or a long drive).
2. Green Cotton filters - which one can be used for this car.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...uning-box.html
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3. Any other modifications that can be done to this car ?.
Nice choice in going for Michelin energy XM1s.

What about ICE?
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You must've had a wonderful time! Please update the travelogue with the pics.
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Pachmardi - Chhindwara - Nagpur - Amaravati - Akola - Washim - Parbhani - Gangakher - Osmanabad - Tuljjapur - Solapur - Bijapur - Hospet - Bangalore.
Unless things have improved dramatically, Swift must be a really strong car to survive the Chhindwara-Nagpur road.

EDIT: OT!! But just curious to know, how long does one have to wait to get a new Swift VDi these days?

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You must've had a wonderful time! Please update the travelogue with the pics.

Unless things have improved dramatically, Swift must be a really strong car to survive the Chhindwara-Nagpur road.

EDIT: OT!! But just curious to know, how long does one have to wait to get a new Swift VDi these days?
OT: but to answer your question on delivery times, I contacted 2 dealers and both said minimum of 45 days.
Booked one anyway. Now the wait begins.
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