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Old 23rd October 2007, 18:05   #1
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Default Zen Lxi - 2005 - 9 months usage

Bought a Zen Lxi through Maruti true value in Feb 2007.
It had done 4756 kms at the time of delivery.

Over a period of 9 months, I did about 9k kms.

Add ons .
1. Free Flow exhaust by Raj Hingorani. Sat the whole day with the mechanic watching the exhaust being crafted and its amazing.
2. NGK iridium plugs. Each cost me Rs. 750. (to give a comparison. Ordinary plugs cost Rs. 150). Bought this at Hot Tracks, Residency road.
3. K & N (OE) air filter - Rs. 3125.
4. Tubeless tyres. 155/70 Goodyear GT3.
5. 100/90W Philips Halogen bulbs.
6. Sony CDX GT 460U music system with front USB port.

Had been on three trips
1. Kodaikanal - Covered the distance in 6 hours. Touched a top speed of 130kmph. It is scary since the car is light weight and though it could go more, stopping at those speeds in case of an emergency is also something to be thought of.
2. Dharmasthala.
3. Kotagiri, Coonoor, Ooty.

Car Pros
1. Lightweight, free revving, slick gear box.
2. pleasure to drive in city

1. Suspension not good enough for long drives
2. Braking is to be improved.

Overall had a pleasant experience with the car for 9 months. Sold this and bought a Swift VDI (the long trip report has been posted a little earlier).

Used Castrol Magnatec oil in this car.

I also have a esteem vx (carb) 1998 model.
Have used Castrol Edge oil in this. MRP for this oil is around Rs. 600 a litre. Got this for about Rs. 450 per litre in Metro.
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