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Old 22nd December 2010, 14:54   #16
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@shk_8896: Join the Ritz fan page if you are on facebook. It's becoming a very helpful little community of fellow Ritz owners and you should get your ride a COTY 2010 sticker from the fan page while you're at it. Yes, 5 spoke alloys would look awesome indeed on that ride.
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@shk_8896: Join the Ritz fan page if you are on facebook. It's becoming a very helpful little community of fellow Ritz owners and you should get your ride a COTY 2010 sticker from the fan page while you're at it. Yes, 5 spoke alloys would look awesome indeed on that ride.
Thanks kanuj. alloys coming soon .most probably this month itself
I will join today itself.
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Old 11th February 2011, 16:01   #18
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Thumbs up 26 k kms update

Our ritzy has crunched 26 k kms within 4 months.The car is performing absolutely well.
Some positives
Stellar performance.The engine is fresh even at 26k kms.Thanks to fiat for such a marvelous engine.
Manuvorability is great. My dad always say that the car is as easy to drive as an alto.
JK Tires are still in great shape even without periodic inspection.
Now some negatives
Rattles are a bit common.
Rear seat comfort.Never comes into the league of the Ford Figo
The car tends to bob a bit at speeds more than 70 kmph. Is is the tallboy design a culprit here?
Grip from the tires are simply inadequate to the rains here.

Overall ,we are happy and a nice for maruti.
Some pics are coming soon

Mods -please change the title to
"Driving diary of a Ritz 26000 kms. crunched"
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Old 11th February 2011, 18:56   #19
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Our ritzy has crunched 26 k kms within 4 months.The car is performing absolutely well.
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Overall ,we are happy and a nice for maruti.
Some pics are coming soon
26k in 4 months- thats some serious driving!!!
I am not sure what you meant by "The car tends to bob at speed >70kmph" but I believe the tyres balancing is the issue here. If tyres are not balanced, you will feel strong vibrations on the steering wheel as if the tyres are jumping a little bit.
I own a Ritz Vxi and have done speeds till 135kmph in almost effortless manner. The highway road-manners of the car are extremely strong the only negative bing that crosswinds can shake this car.

Haapy driving!!!
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Hi handbanger,
I meant 20k kms to 25 k kms in4 months. The bobing is because of crosswinds in highway.
There are no issues with powersteering now.
By the by,have you got alloys?
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JK Tires are still in great shape even without periodic inspection.
Do you mean that you don't get the wheel balancing and wheel alignment checked at regular intervals?


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Rattles are a bit common.
You own a Maruti! So you gotta live with it. Jokes apart.

1)Does your Maruti Ritz rattle more than a Maruti Swift?

2)Did you complain this to the service advisor? What was his reply?

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Rear seat comfort.Never comes into the league of the Ford Figo
I never knew that Ford Figo is the benchmark for the rear seat comfort! Or do you own a Ford Figo too?

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Grip from the tires are simply inadequate to the rains here.

You know, almost all the cars sold by Maruti needs a tire upgrade. Got the drift eh?

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I don't think that our moderators might be able to scan each and every post here. You need to report your post to Moderator for quick action.
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Old 12th February 2011, 09:39   #22
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Yep,we balances and aligns the tire at regular intervals but don't check the air pressure weekly.The rattles are not as much as that in a swift.Should try dampening the doors.Nope,we don't own a figo but it was my experience in a figo journey.The tires simply don't have enough grip for the monsoons here.
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@shk, i thought the rear seat of the ritz was more comfortable than the figo.
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Hi handbanger,
I meant 20k kms to 25 k kms in4 months. The bobing is because of crosswinds in highway.
There are no issues with powersteering now.
By the by,have you got alloys?
Well the shaking of the car due to cross-winds is one negative aspect and it has been duly mentioned in GTO's report as well.

I am currently running my Ritz on the factory fitted tyres a.k.a JK Tornadoes. As much as I wish to change these tyres, but the bank account balances advise me the other way.
Hopefully, would get the alloys in a while!!!
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@shk, i thought the rear seat of the ritz was more comfortable than the figo.
Sorry for the late Update
No ,I have checked with my relative's Figo.Figo has overall better legroom and rear seat of Ritz is a bit flat while Figo's is more contoured.
An update:28000 kms crunched.The engine now has a small amount of gruffness.2000 kms more for next scheduled service.
The pioneer HU now cannot be switched ON.Fourth time this is happening till now.
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Hurrah !Finally alloys selected .Actually it would be on the car today but the shop was closed because of elections.Also some more pics.The current odo reading is 28.5 k kms.The brand is Scorpion alloys with a nice matte black + silver combo.Sorry for the poor pics of alloys.Will leave the tyres as stock for now,since it has a lot of tread left on it.Will upgrade to yokos at 50 k kms.
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Nice alloys there Hari but try to get a better pic since we cant make out the exact finish. Are you sticking with the stock tires? I would suggest you to go for bigger tires as it would make you car stand out. How about changing the front grill like I have.
I found one Ritz with the same color which is modded. See pic.
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Thanks naveen.I have found this ritz in facebook.But the thing is :this is my dad's car .Debadging will be done and also sometimes and only sometime k&n air filter may be added.The tyre is still in great condition so not now .Will change to yokos sometime later.
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Lovely colour, I must say. This really suits the car. We are looking to buy Ritz Diesel in December, will definitely look at this colour.
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Lovely colour, I must say. This really suits the car. We are looking to buy Ritz Diesel in December, will definitely look at this colour.
Thanks sebring.
Got alloys finally!!
Scorpion alloys,14",100 PCD.
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