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Old 29th November 2013, 23:11   #2026
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Sorry, the Brio will kill the Swift in high speed manners. The Brio is one sorted car when it comes to handling. and NO I am not a Honda fanboy. I Drive a 2008 Swift Diesel.
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I too drive a 2008 petrol swift but my experience with Brio in high speed was nothing better.
Guys, the new (2011) Swift has much better road manners and high speed stability than the old one. Just that the old one, I guess, had a harsher suspension and probably could beat the newer one on a race track.

Also, the petrol one is said to be softly sprung than the diesel.

I've never driven the Brio though.
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Guys, the new (2011) Swift has much better road manners and high speed stability than the old one. Just that the old one, I guess, had a harsher suspension and probably could beat the newer one on a race track.

Also, the petrol one is said to be softly sprung than the diesel.
A diesel car is heavier than a petrol counterpart so the underpinnings will have to stronger and sharper than petrol ones.

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Want to replace fog lights bulbs on a New Swift since it conked off. Is it easy or will I have to remove the bumper ? Planning a DIY if it doesn't involve removing bumper.
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Want to replace fog lights bulbs on a New Swift since it conked off. Is it easy or will I have to remove the bumper ? Planning a DIY if it doesn't involve removing bumper.
I am not sure of the DIY but you will need to remove the bumper to get hold of the bulbs.

I leave this job to the ASC as it is better and parts involved are delicate so no point in fiddling. If mis-fit then rattling is the gift given to you a return!

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Want to replace fog lights bulbs on a New Swift since it conked off. Is it easy or will I have to remove the bumper ? Planning a DIY if it doesn't involve removing bumper.
Well, it is a very simple DIY if you like to do it yourself since replacing all of these bulbs in a car should be something that you can easily do and elementary that often helps during emergency situations.

I have always found the owner's manual have all the details regarding some basic replacements and one of them is Bulbs.

Here is something that you can refer which is available in Swift's Owner's manual to replace the fog light bulbs.

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And no, you don't need to remove the bumper for such a simple task. Its only the fender cover (right behind the bumper) that needs to be removed by removing the clips to be able to access the bulb holder sockets and the pull the fog bulbs out.
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And no, you don't need to remove the bumper for such a simple task. Its only the fender cover (right behind the bumper) that needs to be removed by removing the clips to be able to access the bulb holder sockets and the pull the fog bulbs out.
Though I am not a DIY guy but I did try this so with experience I told as I broke the fender cover.

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Well, it is a very simple DIY if you like to do it yourself since replacing all of these bulbs in a car should be something that you can easily do and elementary that often helps during emergency situations.
Kindly pardon the super noob query, but where exactly is this fender cover located ? I'm attaching pics

Is it the one in first pic or is it located somewhere in the 2nd pic ?
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Kindly pardon the super noob query, but where exactly is this fender cover located ? I'm attaching pics

Is it the one in first pic or is it located somewhere in the 2nd pic ?
The first picture. The black cover is that one too be opened to get access to the fog lamps.

That is the cover that I broke in trying my hand on DIY.

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Kalyani Motors, a Maruti dealership in Bangalore, has modified the Swift and given it a ‘Platinum Edition’ moniker. This modified Swift, however, is being sold exclusively from Kalyani Motors in Bangalore, not from Maruti itself.

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Exterior changes in the Maruti Swift include a grille that’s finished in silver, blacked-out head- and tail-lamps with LED daytime running lights, front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts, a roof-mounted spoiler, a black roof, body decals and grey alloys.

On the inside, Kalyani Motors has fitted the modified Swift with faux leather seats and a JVC audio system with four speakers.
Kalyani Motors has stated that the modified Swift Platinum Edition is available only on the VDi variant for Rs 1.40 lakh over and above the cost of the regular car (Rs 6.32 lakh), which brings the total cost to Rs 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Bangalore)

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Kalyani Motors, a Maruti dealership in Bangalore, has modified the Swift and given it a ‘Platinum Edition’ moniker. This modified Swift, however, is being sold exclusively from Kalyani Motors in Bangalore, not from Maruti itself.

Exterior changes include a grille that’s finished in silver, blacked-out head- and tail-lamps with LED daytime running lights, front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts, a roof-mounted spoiler, a black roof, body decals and grey alloys.

On the inside, Kalyani Motors has fitted the modified Swift with faux leather seats and a JVC audio system with four speakers.
Kalyani Motors has stated that the modified Swift Platinum Edition is available only on the VDi variant for Rs 1.40 lakh over and above the cost of the regular car (Rs 6.32 lakh), which brings the total cost to Rs 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Bangalore)
So all signs to clear stocks and make way for the new one is becoming evident. A good sign.

IIRC, the same was done in Rajasthan or some where by a specific dealer name the variant as XDi.

Coming to the car it looks good minus those grills in silver and body graphics.

IMO, anything sensibly done to the Swift, it still looks good. Man this car does have some oomph!

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Hello, Team!

I've only recently joined the forum and this is my first post, so forgive me if I sound noob-ish

My first query is : Does the Swift VDi come with the option of ABS?
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My first query is : Does the Swift VDi come with the option of ABS?
No it does not. The previous generation that did not have a ZDi version had ABS as optional. You'll have to buy a ZDI variant to get an ABS equipped Swift among other useful and great VFM features.
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Just bought the ZDI. My other car right now is a Civic. And frankly the swift steering system has just lost it. I really now appreciate what a wonderful car the civic is. The swift steering is actually tiring on highways. It requires a lot of inputs at all times. It is not self centering. Its a wonderful and cheap car for daily office drives but nothing more than that.

The Civic has really spoilt me! Thank god I still have it!
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Just bought the ZDI. My other car right now is a Civic. And frankly the swift steering system has just lost it. I really now appreciate what a wonderful car the civic is. The swift steering is actually tiring on highways. It requires a lot of inputs at all times. It is not self centering. Its a wonderful and cheap car for daily office drives but nothing more than that. The Civic has really spoilt me! Thank god I still have it!
Most insightful indeed!

So what have they done to the Swift? The earlier one which we owned some years back was simply superbly precise, responsive and yet light enough in the city.

It was a great, sporty little point and shoot machine (by normal city commuter car standards) and was certainly streets above its contemporaries like those horrid Hyundais and Cheap-as-chips Chevys/ Dunderheaded Daewoos!
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We have the last generation swift ZXI as well. That handles well. the steering is very precise and weighs up as well.
This just does not weigh up at all and requires a lot of inputs at highway speeds. The ZXI on the other hand stays rock solid.
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