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Old 17th July 2010, 16:19   #31
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Default Nearing 98k

With my versa nudging the 98000kms i have started looking for something slightly bigger...more long legged for the great opens. Actually a tourer with a bed thrown in and also a chemical toilet and a small kitchennette also...So while scouting around the only thing that fitted the bill seems to be the force traveller luxury. Any opinions as to how is the driveability of the vehicle? Meanwhile i hope to post the details of my versa in this forum in the classified section soon and look for some prospective buyers.
As of now the shutting down problem persists but the service station is unable to rectify it since the car behaves impeccably when ever i take it there.

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Old 20th August 2010, 20:07   #32
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Default The problem is most likely the optical sensor

My versa DX 2002 had a similar problem. The technician at Sagar Automobiles
Bangalore was very perceptive and recommended we change the sensor.

It took 5 days of waiting and special order from Suzuki Japan, but since the
replacement, there has been no problem.

BTW, this was about 20000 kms ago.

Not sure I remember exactly what the sensor is called. Initially ALL local
mechanics said it is something to do with the fuel system pump / tank / tubes, etc.

Best luck.

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Old 30th December 2012, 20:29   #33
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Default Re: Versa - Review after 95,000 kms

Folks, last week i nudged past the 1,17,500 km mark on the odometer. The performance of the vehicle has been stable, it probably is the best city car in terms of performance and space. The original rattles are still there but the shutting down problem went away when the sensor was changed as somebody back in the thread suggested. The door rattle has either gone or i have become used to it since i cant seem to notice it now.

The Versa also has a tendency to make you look down on the cars due to its height (when you experience its SUV like stance). After owning it for more than a lac kms and 9 years all i can say that it has grown on my family like a protective umbrella, my daughter screams at the idea of selling it... In addition to a great city car i have found it to be a great tourer as well. It crunches up miles at 90-120kmph without any sweat and is long legged enough for all day travel without strain- and is a boon for six footers. I have been looking for a slightly more powerful replacement with the same ground clearance and have shortlisted the 'Thar' (being an avid jeep fan hee...hee...). You may see my Versa soon in the classifieds section.

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Am planning to buy the thar next as soon as i can let go of my prized possession.

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Old 30th December 2012, 20:42   #34
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Atul, it's a great ownership experience for a car much less appreciated by the people. It proves what a Versa is capable of. Alas, I couldn't buy it when it was available as I didn't have the money, and now that I have the money, it's been pruned down to the Eeco.

Regarding the upgrade, depending on your budget you could also look at the Tata Winger, however you may have to carry out a few modifications for the toilet etc.
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now that I have the money, it's been pruned down to the Eeco..
@honybee , the Eeco retains one of Versa's big virtues - its dimensions, which make it such a toy to drive in the City.

I was in Surat last week and enjoyed the drive in my old Versa which I used from 2004 to 2010.

I've driven a Eeco and find the non-PS good enough.

If you're really keen you could go in for the Eeco and dress it up to your liking - and believe me it would be a stunner.

Some good additions that an Eeco can have:
  • Power windows for the front and central locking on all 5 doors
  • alloys with 175/70 tyres
  • bolstered seats
  • spoiler
  • fog lamps
I'd love to own one here in Chennai given the tight traffic here but I don't want to part with my Corolla now.
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After selling off my versa in 2013, i am unable to find a suitable, spacious and as cost effective replacement. Thought i would update you guys so if you still have a versa think twice before disposing it off. Dont like the ecco, the ertiga is too low... and costly, the other SUV's simply too costly. The renault lodgy is too unreliable because of the service network issues, the innova toooo costly.
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the Tata Winger or Mahindra Thar are the only worthwhile upgrades from the Versa.
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After selling off my versa in 2013, i am unable to find a suitable, spacious and as cost effective replacement. the innova toooo costly.
You could look at a 2007 Innova V for around 5.5lacs. This is the best MUV at this price point.

ABS and airbags plus a walnut finish for some of the trim are standard.

If the car has been well kept , even 200000kms on the odo isn't an issue.
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You could look at a 2007 Innova V for around 5.5lacs. This is the best MUV at this price point.

ABS and airbags plus a walnut finish for some of the trim are standard.

If the car has been well kept , even 200000kms on the odo isn't an issue.
@Vigsom i agree but my heart is not into a 2nd hand vehicle. I already have a 3rd hand CJ3B. Would prefer a new car any day

As @lurker said a Thar is a viable option but i cant ask my parents and inlaws to sit at the back and get thrown around like in a front load washing machine
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Why don't you check the Scorpio out? The S2 variant is pretty good when it comes to utility(it does miss out on features though). It is also quite spacious and stands high off the ground too.
Although it won't be as reliable as your Versa is.....
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Why don't you check the Scorpio out? The S2 variant is pretty good when it comes to utility(it does miss out on features though). It is also quite spacious and stands high off the ground too.
Although it won't be as reliable as your Versa is.....
Thanks @Vishy76- Trying to evaluate the Ertiga and the new Crysta as an option, although the cost differential is substantial when i look at the Versa

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^^ Why don't you look at the Xylo H4/H8/H9 ?

This car rides much better than a Versa but is huge.

The other plus is excellent comfort for occupants in all rows of seats.
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