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Old 24th May 2009, 12:19   #16
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One of the best maintained car and best LTO i've ever read. Congo mate.
Wish you get her to the 1L mark very soon and safe.
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Great review, theMag! Thanks for explaining everything in detail. I drive a Swift ZXi and this has given me a lot of pointers on what can be done to improve the driving experience.
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Old 24th May 2009, 13:15   #18
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Great detailed review. Thanks for sharing all the details.

Your passion for the car is clearly evident.
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Old 24th May 2009, 13:59   #19
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Well written Mahesh!.

From one passionate team-BHPian to another: Keep up the (motor)spirit!

Liked this pic, most of all.



The gleam of the shiny black sheet metal has picked up the azure blue sky and the orange blossom hues of the dusk, while the chromed alloys and metallized ABS lamp reflectors lustily compete for attention.
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Old 24th May 2009, 14:06   #20
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Superb review there mate.. . The pics really reflect the kind of attention that has gone into maintaining the car.The side profile is just amazing.
Keep it up.Enjoy many more fun filled miles with her
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Old 24th May 2009, 15:43   #21
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Brilliant update mate! And you do pamper her alot! Keep it up!

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Sparkling as ever! Its always been the same way every time i have seen your car, Mag. Did you get it laminated by any chance?
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Old 24th May 2009, 16:17   #23
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That a really well pampered car Mag. You got to crazily in love with that car to be pampered like this. Lucky car !!

Would like to know if switching over to fully synthetic gearbox oil made much difference?? And how much does the fully synthetic gear box oil cost?
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Old 24th May 2009, 17:33   #24
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Super review Maggie. The love for your babe shows - not only in the way you have taken care of her, but also in the way you write about her.


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Short/long term upgrades planned:

1. Tyre: Bridgestone Turanza ER60 195/60/15
Those are the best tyres I have experienced on the RS till date.
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Old 24th May 2009, 17:41   #25
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This is one review, I really loved, i have read it multiple times and it seems like a love story. Have fun with your car.
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Old 24th May 2009, 19:46   #26
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Great review and nice pictures MAG . Very neatly maintained vehicle . Superb alloys. How much you paid for the alloys???
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Old 25th May 2009, 10:57   #27
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Thanks for the appreciation.


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So did you notice any increase in FE (as many claim)after the FFE install by Raj and was it worth it ?

How easy is it to maintain black cars in bangalore
I've always had high FE figures with my car - so this was not an aspect I was looking at with the FFE

Maintaining black cars is the same everywhere! It needs a lot of perseverance and attention-to-detail. The end result, is well worth it !


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Isn't it exactly the opposite of what should be done? - At least as per the Maruti service manual - 'No' to constant speeds during run-in.
"Constant speeds" is used generically. Highway driving was preferred since I absolutely hate city driving.



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How much is the cost per liter? Also does (did) the brand really matter? Mobil1 is also in similar grade.
Its the VFM proposition that attracted me to OWS. For the same grade/performance fully synthetic oil, it should be cheaper by 20% than Mobil1. I didnt want to pay that kind of premium for Mobil1 anymore just for its brand-name.


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Would like to know if switching over to fully synthetic gearbox oil made much difference?? And how much does the fully synthetic gear box oil cost?
My gear-shifts had lost their crispness - something that I was annoyed about since the Swift had amongst the best gear-shifts in affordable cars. After this change, that crispness is visibly back.

About the cost, I honestly dont recollect since I left behind that can at Vasu's after the change - the Swift needed some 2.2 liters of gearbox oil and the additive. Farhan would know these rates.



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Of all pics, one pic stands out and that has to Rudra Magic. Isn't it ?
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The gleam of the shiny black sheet metal has picked up the azure blue sky and the orange blossom hues of the dusk, while the chromed alloys and metallized ABS lamp reflectors lustily compete for attention.
Yup - it has to be.

Ram - you and Rudra would make an awesome artistic alliance!



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Did you get it laminated by any chance?
With plastic wrap !


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Superb alloys. How much you paid for the alloys???
I recollect paying somewhere around Rs 4000 per wheel - you'll need to excuse my fuzziness about exact price since it was purchased 3 years ago.

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Old 25th May 2009, 11:41   #28
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Congrats on your day-night changes on your car, Have to say very well maintained .

do you want to change those alloys again?
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How I wish my Swift would look like that after 3 years. 2.5 years and it's not even close.So now that you have the story so far well documented, are we ready to go matt black yet? Should I ship some 400 grit sand paper down?
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Old 25th May 2009, 11:59   #30
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Congrats man.

The review & pics clearly shows how you love your car.

Car is well maintained by a true enthusiast.
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