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Old 20th January 2012, 11:59   #781
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Which service station was that? My first service cost for the VDI was Rs. 1200/-. This includes oil + oil filter change.
Is it ?
Dang...Even I feel ripped off now. This was at Chowgule, Katraj.

Which one is yours ?
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Is it ?
Dang...Even I feel ripped off now. This was at Chowgule, Katraj.

Which one is yours ?
Mine is Sai Service J.M. Road.

Cost of oil: Rs. 840/- (approx)
Cost of oil filter: Rs. 350/- (approx)

Rest all was taxes.

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Is oil filter change required during 1st service? Because during my VDi's 1st service, only the oil was changed and the service guys told me that the filter will be changed when the oil will be changed next, i.e. 3rd service.
The total cost came at 750/-, which included oil and a bottle of distilled water.
Their service booklet does not mention a change of oil filter but as a proactive car maintainer, I insisted that he change the oil filter. In the newer days of engine running in, fine metal particles are collected in the oil filter and it is recommended that it is changed along with the oil.
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Old 20th January 2012, 12:46   #783
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An oil and a filter change is absolutely essential according to me for the first service especially for the diesel.

BTW: My black ZDi is scheduled to be delivered tuesday. Unfortunately, I will be in Bongland getting married on the 27th. So delivery will only be on the 3rd. Buggers are charging me Rs 5340 as Depot charges for keeping the car till the 2nd. PDI due on Sunday.

OTR at Navi Mumbai: Rs 7,39,936. (Excluding depot charges)
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Oops! I hope my ignorance doesn't prove costly for the car. Will keep it in mind from now on.
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I booked the vehicle for 6.84 L in July.

Got the vehicle for 6.95 L in december 1st week where in it was increased to 6.97L in dec 3rd week.

Now with 17K hike it will be 7.14L.

One good this is that ill be able to sell the vehicle for the same price i bought after .. say 3 years


Edit : This is with regards to VDI in bangalore
A VDI cost 6.30 in Bangalore in Dec 2010. and now 7.14 a cool 13% increase in 13 months
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A VDI cost 6.30 in Bangalore in Dec 2010. and now 7.14 a cool 13% increase in 13 months
I've said this before and I'll say it again. If the government applies their taxes on diesel cars, I'll soon be able to sell my car for the price I bought it for (If not more).

The prices for the Swift have touched unacceptable levels. Figo is the way to go for the buyer.
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A colleague of mine was charged Rs.3050 for his 1000/1month service. Aint it a bit too high, considering that it did not include labor ? I think they changed his oil (2700 rupees), but have not changed the oil filter. Is an oil change required at this stage for the DDis ?

I checked out his ZDi side by side with my older ZXi and here are my observations :
- Hugely improved materials and interior "feel". The plastics feel 1 grade higher. Or even more than my car.
- Better perceived quality of construction. Example, the internal door latches, pure plastic on the older car, nicely chromed on the new one.
- Similar front seats as the older car. Read that as very comfortable. Both of us sport similar Autoform art leather.
- Better sounding stock audio of the newer car. Almost in the Figo league now. The earlier stock system sounds much flatter in comparison.
3050for first servicing???

I roughly paid 850 odd for my first free servicing for my ZDI.
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3050for first servicing???

I roughly paid 850 odd for my first free servicing for my ZDI.
3050 is the charge for 1st service which includes Synthetic oil. if you inform them to use mineral the the total cost would be 750 Rs. Thats what was charged for mine during 1st free service.
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A VDI cost 6.30 in Bangalore in Dec 2010. and now 7.14 a cool 13% increase in 13 months
Wow 7.14L for a VDi barren of so many features.

For lesser than 7L you can get the upgraded Figo Titanium.

Figo top end Titanium is now real VFM. They have added, steering rake adjust, USB port, alloys and front foglamps.

It already had bluetooth, ABS, airbags, electric mirrors, distance to empty, rear washer, rear defogger and even more features.

I think even the Renault Pulse and i20 are better options than the Swift.
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3050 is the charge for 1st service which includes Synthetic oil. if you inform them to use mineral the the total cost would be 750 Rs. Thats what was charged for mine during 1st free service.
Generally a better idea if change to synthetic is around the 10K kms mark. An engine ideally needs to bed in properly during the running-in stage, post which moving over to synthetic is nicely complimentary.
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Generally a better idea if change to synthetic is around the 10K kms mark. An engine ideally needs to bed in properly during the running-in stage, post which moving over to synthetic is nicely complimentary.
Excatly. This was the argument I had with SA when he said its recommended to have Synthetic. I went for normal oil even though he did not like my decision.

Ok Here is a query. Synthetic oil costs 3000 rs and can be used for 15K kms.
A normal oil costs 7-800rs and can be used till 10K kms(as per SA). What If i change the oil every 5K (3 times in 15K kms) instead of synthetic oil (for the price sake). Does this make sense? Over all money spent on oil in 15K kms will be the same.
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Excatly. This was the argument I had with SA when he said its recommended to have Synthetic.
Ask him who recommends?? Even Maruti doesn't recommend the same in the manual AFAIK!

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What If i change the oil every 5K (3 times in 15K kms) instead of synthetic oil (for the price sake). Does this make sense? Over all money spent on oil in 15K kms will be the same.
Do this ONLY if you want to match the cost savings to the cost of synthetic. The up side is your car will be smoother. Ideally you need to change the engine oil only around 10K kms, but a change at 5K kms, your car is gonna smile bigger!
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Gone are the days when free service used to be absolutely free.
Few years back our 800 had never been part of service where money was spent on it.
Everything (regular checkups) including the oil change was free of cost.
Even the dealer arranged free service camps and the service was never so cheap
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What If i change the oil every 5K (3 times in 15K kms) instead of synthetic oil (for the price sake). Does this make sense? Over all money spent on oil in 15K kms will be the same.
Changing oil earlier than recommended goes nicely towards the health of the engine. However, the question now arises of sustainability of a frequent oil change. If cost is not a concern, than go for it!
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For those looking at ZDI in Chennai, the OTR price is now Rs 7,81,000. An increase of Rs 20k.
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