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Old 11th October 2011, 16:22   #346
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MSIL plants are on strike again with MSPT too joining hands. Reports today TOI( chennai). any idea on what happens to people who already booked the car?????
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You saying Swift ZDi is priced at 6.5L in north ?
My ZDi is costing me 6.66L on road so yes, if you exclude the booking amount I think 6.5L is more or less the balance amount which @P.S. Grewal was referring to.

OT: The strike issue is killing me. Of all the drawbacks of the New Swift, this I feel is the biggest deal breaker. And it's getting bigger. Poor Maruti. With the Eon around the corner it would be a good idea to short the Maruti scrips
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MSIL plants are on strike again with MSPT too joining hands. Reports today TOI( chennai). any idea on what happens to people who already booked the car?????
If this goes on for a while as the last time , the waiting period could go up further... Bad news for MS. Hope they come together and have this resolved at the earliest.

Have seen a couple of potential new car buyers around me switch to other options due to the ongoing issue at the Manesar plant. Swift no doubt is a great car but the uncertainty is bound to make people look out for other options.
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Old 11th October 2011, 18:06   #349
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The waiting period as per one of my friend who has booked a new Swift is undetermined. With the persistent strike and labor unrest at Maruti , no one now knows where all this will end. For the customers it’s an agonizing wait, for competitors it’s definitely great news.
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My ZDi is costing me 6.66L on road so yes, if you exclude the booking amount I think 6.5L is more or less the balance amount which @P.S. Grewal was referring to.
Looks like some sensational price. Are you talking about Chandigarh OTR prices? I see that the ex showroom price is 6,41,xxx in CD. And OTR is just another 25K more?! That's some extremely sweet deal !

OT: What's the Road Tax percentage there?
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The awful brakes are a big concern in the new swidt V DI. I got a chance to drive one at chandigarh and they brakes just didn't work as they were supposed to. Absolutely no feel, and the car's stopping time is alarmingly long. The brakes in the new swift L and V are just plain atrocious.
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All the available colors in new Swift. Didn't get pic of black colored Indian Swift.Black one below is a UAE version
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With customers complaining of foul play by dealers in the allotment process, especially since the legendary Swift is involved, I wonder why Maruti/Suzuki did not opt for a more transparent process to allot vehicles to its customers.

They could, for instance, have allotted a VAN (Vehicle Allotment Number) or SAN (Suzuki/Swift Allotment Number) to all its swift customers in the booking order. Customers with this VAN/SAN could then have checked an online database to verify their waiting list (ETA) in the national queue. It the railways can do this with their ticketing process, I wonder why Maruti/Suzuki cannot. This would have eliminated dealers from making vague/untruthful assurances on the delivery date of the Swift.

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Looks like some sensational price. Are you talking about Chandigarh OTR prices? I see that the ex showroom price is 6,41,xxx in CD. And OTR is just another 25K more?! That's some extremely sweet deal !

OT: What's the Road Tax percentage there?
Honestly, I have no idea about all this stuff! But it's quite a bit cheap out here. Net net, I wont be spending more than 6.75 for either the Swift or the Punto 90.

OT: A thread on these lines would make matters very simple for comparison sake
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I had Booked a Swift ZDi at vishnu cars in chennai on oct 1st was promised delivery in 6 months time. Got a call yesterday from the dealer saying that the delivery might be delayed ( over 8 months). He couldnt even give me a time frame when my car would probably arrive due to the complete shut down of the plant due to labour unrest. he also told me that there has been only production of 250 vehicles / day for the past 15 days in whole india ( dont know how far it is true).

Planning to go to the dealer today and talk to them. If they still cannot give me a proper time frame i might better cancel the booking and i would have to choose some other car . this bloody strike is frustrating me a lot

PS: They have stopped taking bookings again !!. Guys who booked and are waiting, please call your respective dealers and confirm on how long it is still going to take...

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he also told me that there has been only production of 250 vehicles / day for the past 15 days in whole india ( dont know how far it is true).
This could be true... Today's Hindu says that Maruti is able to roll out only a third of its daily production capacity of 2800 units on the fifth day of the strike.

Adding to the misery, Maruti is also short of parts due to the strike in Suzuki Powertrain India

Don't know where this is heading to.... Hope the Government intervenes to do something about this before the situation gets very critical.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/com...cle2528825.ece

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If they still cannot give me a proper time frame i might better cancel the booking and i would have to choose some other car . this bloody strike is frustrating me a lot
How much have you paid for the booking? If it is not very substantial you could just go on with it. By Diwali there should be some conclusive reports about the state of MSIL.

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How much have you paid for the booking? If it is not very substantial you could just go on with it. By Diwali there should be some conclusive reports about the state of MSIL.
I have paid 50k as advance. First i was told to pay only 10k then they changed and told me that the minimum booking amount was 50k.

atleast i hope that it gets resolved by diwali. this has been going on for months now. thats why i am going to have a chit chat today !!
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If this goes on for a while as the last time , the waiting period could go up further... Bad news for MS. Hope they come together and have this resolved at the earliest.

Have seen a couple of potential new car buyers around me switch to other options due to the ongoing issue at the Manesar plant. Swift no doubt is a great car but the uncertainty is bound to make people look out for other options.
I have booked my Zdi 2 months back and the tentative delivery time given to me was by 1st week of Nov. But due to the strike which has started again, i dont think it'll be delivered anytime before December.

Guess I have to re-think.
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All the available colors in new Swift. Didn't get pic of black colored Indian Swift.Black one below is a UAE version.

Hey, the black one is the pic I'd uploaded to Team BHP. Groovy aint it!
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I have paid 50k as advance. First i was told to pay only 10k then they changed and told me that the minimum booking amount was 50k.
50K advance is too much for an uncertain delivery period. MSIL should insist all dealers to collect 10k as booking amount.
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