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Old 28th August 2010, 13:32   #31
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I had a red '95 Zen too. Carburetter version = 4 cylinders, 50 BHP and 71 NM of torque on tap.
Thanks a ton GTO.Mine is a white one. I was planning to sell it of but honestly very few of the cars which i have driven recently are as revv happy as the Zen so retaining it till I find a suitable replacement..

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Old 29th August 2010, 01:52   #32
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We also had a Zen from the first batch. Bluish Purple and 1993 I think.

People moaned and groaned that it was too expensive for being only 200 cc larger than an M800.

One drive in it and I was convinced. It was like a sports car. Sharp steerig and revvvy engine. Looks fab in metallic blue.
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BIG thumbs up for the work-horse Zen, my '05 baby rocks (the last of the originals). Shes called quicksilver ! Simply the best car. Though Ive booked a polo, i just dont have the heart to part ways with 'quicksilver', only small matter I'll have beg, borrow or steal that extra amount, simply worth it !
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This the exact reason why I came to office in my Zen, While Polo rests in my garage.
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This the exact reason why I came to office in my Zen, While Polo rests in my garage.
Zen by day, Polo by night !
After all, the big boys play night games !
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Old 8th September 2010, 16:21   #36
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Please advise:

I would like to refurbish my Zen ('05) once I get the polo, & retain it for daytime traffic driving. Besides, my niece will have the perfect car to begin driving.
Present condition:
1. Done a mere 47k till date, mostly self driven.
2. A bit of body work required.
3. Blaupunkt cassette player with front speakers (12 year old)
4. Tyres need replacement - NOW.
5. No problems with engine, totally reliable so far.
6. Mats need replacement, seat covers, hmmm, if budget permits.

Please advise on:
1. Recommended tyres, something sporty preferably.
2. Obviously need a cd player, will seek a basic but as reliable as the blaupunkt.
3. Importantly need advise on the engine part: brakes, suspension, clutch. What needs replacement or refurbish ?
4. Any other piece of suggestion, most welcome.

(Not sure if this is the relevant thread to post this, pl )

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Suraksha Car Care(Works Manager ,Lokesh :9449865666) in Bangalore is the reason my 2001 mpfi zen with 1.8 L kms on the odo still does 160 on the speedo and still gives 14kpl in the city.

They should help you get your car in whatever shape you want to
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Very reluctantly sold our 1998 model first Golden Beige Zen in Bangalore with 52,000 kms on the odo last month and there are no words to express how much I miss it. Only problems that cropped up were the non standard additional accessories during its life with us, which otherwise was the true definition of the word reliability. If only we had space to park more than 2 cars at home, it wouldn't be sold.
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The gem of a car that Zen is, OLD IS GOLD would be an apt allegory to it. I'm still running my 97 carb model 60 kms each weekday, and it always manages to sail me in peace and poise through the Delhi-Gurgaon sea of chaos.. Rattles are rare, comfort is decent and the niftyness is so gladdening. Such is the relish that I use our other car, a Corolla, mostly on weekends only. Zens are compact, agile, responsive and reliable - perfect for all round driveabilities.
Wonder if Maruti shot itself in the foot by replacing it with the Estilo...sad to see a well deserved legacy fizzling out.
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I still own one, have been for the past 13 years - A metallic blue Zen MH410. The engine is smooth even today.
My parents own a Zen Estillo but I still like the feel of my Zen's carburetor engine.
This car hasn't let me down once during this long long journey and it still has a lot of juice left. The paint job, surprisingly is still good with the shine and sheen still holding good.
I have booked my next car but will still be retaining my good old Zen.
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Ah, the great little Gem of a car. I have a 96 MH410 reddish blue clocking 1.20 K ON THE Odo. It has never let me down. Amazingly reliable, peppy, handling, simple to run and to maintain. It rocks really great in its class. Though I have driven bigger better cars, I love my little Zen.... It is part of our family.
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We too had a 98 Zen red color bought it at 22k on the odo and clocked 1 lac before selling it. It had taken us to all places in south india coonoor, kodai, chickmangalore, mangalore , trivandrum, jog , dndeli, madurai and had never let us down even once. The paint was looking so good that many a times i was asked if we had repainted the car. Even today my niece , wife and nephew keep asking me why did you sell the car.
Had converted it to LPG at 50k kms and ran till 1 lac, only thing i missed in the car was power steering. Really loved the car. Keep your treasure a real collectors item.
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