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Old 11th March 2012, 16:51   #1051
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As per owner's manual there is limit on number of folders and files that can be recognized( maximum of 255 folders). I have used 4GB usb drive with around 40 folders in it. The player is unable to read around half of the folders for unknown reasons. I checked the file format, bitrate and sampling paramenters of all tracks in those folders and they are Ok as per compatibility list given in owner's manual. Also you cannot navigate/browse the floders if a track is playing without interrupting the play.

On a positive note it works like a breeze with iPod (I'm using iPod Nano 5th gen). Again as per owner's manual my iPod model does not figure in compatibility list.
You can navigate folders/tracks while the music is playing without interrupting it.
Thanks Beast. I have ordered 16GB pen-drive today.
Is it possible to connect center arm rest on new swift?
Does it have a cup-holder at center. I checked some old thread and saw that it will be fitted in that cup-holder.
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Hi, I am getting delivery of my ZDi in 1-2 days, and I have the below list in mind for accessories.

1) Tyre upgrade
I am confused whether to cough up some fund and go for a tyre upgrade or not. can someone throw light on the highway performance of the stock 185/65 R15 stock MRF tyres? How is the grip, and are they too noisy?

I plan to do a lot of highway trips. I haven't driven the ZDis in highway, but VDi stock tyres were inadequate and had terrible road noise.

2) Underbody coating:
Considering 3M underbody coating with 5 yr warranty. The question is, can I go for this even after some time, say 1-2 years later?

3) Paint sealant coating:
I know team-bhp does not recommend teflon coating. I am considering a paint sealant coating from 3M. They say it will seal the shine and I should get it done with a new car.

4) Reverse sensors:
Need advice on a 4 or 6 sensor setup. My car is torque-blue color, can I get the sensors painted in the same color? I don't want the voice assist, a simple beep with distance indication would do for me. I prefer a IRVM replacement rather than clip-on. I am looking for something similar to the one we get with Scorpio, so that I don't loose the anti-glare functionality of IRVM.

5) Bluetooth kit:
Looking for a system with auto-mute functionality. Have a parrot system installed in 2 of our cars in the family. One conked up last month and we could not find a service centre. has anyone tried any other brands?

6) Sun Film:
3M CR70 on windshield and some cheaper ones on the sides. Will be done at a later stage.
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Old 12th March 2012, 12:50   #1053
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1) Tyre upgrade
I am confused whether to cough up some fund and go for a tyre upgrade or not. can someone throw light on the highway performance of the stock 185/65 R15 stock MRF tyres? How is the grip, and are they too noisy?
185 is a good size for highway drives. But there could be road noise. I would have suggested an upgrade if it was a L or V variant, I will NOT upgrade 185s just because of road noise.

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2) Underbody coating:
Considering 3M underbody coating with 5 yr warranty. The question is, can I go for this even after some time, say 1-2 years later?
You can, but why delay it? I advice you get it done ASAP. Since two years is a lot of time and people keep the car usually for 4-5 years, do you think it is worth doing it after almost half of the car's life with you? Remember that, the car will go thru 2 years of rain, water & slush in the mean time.

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3) Paint sealant coating:
I know team-bhp does not recommend teflon coating. I am considering a paint sealant coating from 3M. They say it will seal the shine and I should get it done with a new car.
Yes, for BEST results, it's done ASAP after delivery of the car.

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4) Reverse sensors:
Need advice on a 4 or 6 sensor setup. My car is torque-blue color, can I get the sensors painted in the same color?
4 sensor is more than enough. NOT a good idea to get it painted, the sensors may NOT work correctly if the job is poor. Try for some brands which already have the painted ones. Red Soul is one such non-expensive brand.

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6) Sun Film:
3M CR70 on windshield and some cheaper ones on the sides. Will be done at a later stage.
I prefer 3M / Llumar for sides too. CR 70 for the windshield is a good option.
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Old 12th March 2012, 14:35   #1054
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1) Tyre upgrade
I am confused whether to cough up some fund and go for a tyre upgrade or not. can someone throw light on the highway performance of the stock 185/65 R15 stock MRF tyres? How is the grip, and are they too noisy?

I plan to do a lot of highway trips. I haven't driven the ZDis in highway, but VDi stock tyres were inadequate and had terrible road noise.
I switched to 195/60 R15 BS Turanza ER60 as soon as I got delivery of my ZDI in Jan. The stock Goodyear's felt slightly better than the MRF's I had experienced in my cousin's ZDI. The biggest drawback with the OEM tyres is their lack of grip even on moderate speeds of 70-80, they start screaming in protest at the slightest of enthusiastic driving. Further, once I tried testing the braking from 70-0, and to be honest it was plain scary. ABS kicked in but no traction at all from the tyres. That was certainly the deciding factor for me to upgrade as soon as I get delivery of my car.

The difference is tremendous after upsizing to Turanzas, be it braking, handling or road noise. I have done about 4k's on these tyres and I am completely satisfied with them. The cost was about 10.5k for switch from OEM. Your's will be used mostly on highways, so I suggest you must upgrade asap.

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Old 12th March 2012, 14:59   #1055
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I had booked Swift vdi for my uncle on 10DEC 2011.At that time the waiting period they mentioned is 4-4.5months. But when I went to the dealer SAI service last saturday for the update I was shocked to hear that now the waiting period has shot upto 10 months!!!Can anyone confirm ? I am looking for other options now...Definitely not going to wait that long...looking for i20....
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Old 12th March 2012, 15:24   #1056
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1) Tyre upgrade
I am confused whether to cough up some fund and go for a tyre upgrade or not. can someone throw light on the highway performance of the stock 185/65 R15 stock MRF tyres? How is the grip, and are they too noisy?

I plan to do a lot of highway trips. I haven't driven the ZDis in highway, but VDi stock tyres were inadequate and had terrible road noise.
The size (185/65 R15) is perfect for the car. But the ZVTV is not up to it. I have driven a little more than 6K and have found the tyres lacking in grip, very hard and very very noisy on the highway.

A tyre change highly recommended. You can select a suitable tyre in 195/60 R15 since a direct replacement in 185/65 R15 is not available. I am waiting for XM2.

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2) Underbody coating:
Considering 3M underbody coating with 5 yr warranty. The question is, can I go for this even after some time, say 1-2 years later?
If you're keen on doing it, do it ASAP.

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3) Paint sealant coating:
I know team-bhp does not recommend teflon coating. I am considering a paint sealant coating from 3M. They say it will seal the shine and I should get it done with a new car.
Again, If you're keen, do it ASAP. Don't wait till the hard water takes away the clear coat and wrong washing techniques leave swirls. Also, reduce the number of wash each month. The less, the better. Most times, a quick wipe with a very good duster (California/ Jopasu) will do.

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4) Reverse sensors:
Need advice on a 4 or 6 sensor setup. My car is torque-blue color, can I get the sensors painted in the same color? I don't want the voice assist, a simple beep with distance indication would do for me. I prefer a IRVM replacement rather than clip-on. I am looking for something similar to the one we get with Scorpio, so that I don't loose the anti-glare functionality of IRVM.
No idea on sensors. The ORVMs are good but the IRVM is puny and the small rear windshield doesn't help either.

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5) Bluetooth kit:
Looking for a system with auto-mute functionality. Have a parrot system installed in 2 of our cars in the family. One conked up last month and we could not find a service centre. has anyone tried any other brands?
No idea. I read a post here that the MGA kit is also no good.

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6) Sun Film:
3M CR70 on windshield and some cheaper ones on the sides. Will be done at a later stage.
Don't have them in the car. But I miss it on the windows during afternoons when the sun is at an angle. But the AC doesn't need help. It is quite competent.
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A question to all New Swift DDiS owners here!

I recently drove my friend's Swift ZDi while we were on a trip. I was driving my Jazz before I drove the Swift and we exchanged cars for a few KMs. While I was enjoying everything about the Swift, I felt something really strange in the car. There was unusually high level of vibration from the clutch pedal and I could feel it when I keep my left leg over the pedal without riding it. I felt the same when I took a TD of the New Swift which had done about 4900KMs. My friend's Swift had covered about the same and its less than 2 months old.

I want to know if this is normal in the new Swift or something that needs to be checked. From what I know, too much vibration on the clutch pedal is not really a good thing and would require immediate attention!
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A question to all New Swift DDiS owners here!

I recently drove my friend's Swift ZDi while we were on a trip. I was driving my Jazz before I drove the Swift and we exchanged cars for a few KMs. While I was enjoying everything about the Swift, I felt something really strange in the car. There was unusually high level of vibration from the clutch pedal and I could feel it when I keep my left leg over the pedal without riding it. I felt the same when I took a TD of the New Swift which had done about 4900KMs. My friend's Swift had covered about the same and its less than 2 months old.

I want to know if this is normal in the new Swift or something that needs to be checked. From what I know, too much vibration on the clutch pedal is not really a good thing and would require immediate attention!
I have a ZDI driven around 2200 Kms. I won't call it a vibration, it just a pulsating sensation when you keep a very light foot on the pedal without depressing it. Same pulsating feel which is in sync with the pulsating clutch can be felt when you grab the gear shift knob. This has also been posted somewhere earlier in this thread itself.
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Have driven mine for around 4k's, and fortunately yet to experience anything like that.
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A question to all New Swift DDiS owners here!
I want to know if this is normal in the new Swift or something that needs to be checked. From what I know, too much vibration on the clutch pedal is not really a good thing and would require immediate attention!
Experienced the same during my test drive. Put the question in this forum. GTO replied and said it is the feature of an abused test drive vehicle. It should not be in your friend's car. Ask him to contact Service Centre.

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I have a ZDI driven around 2200 Kms. I won't call it a vibration, it just a pulsating sensation when you keep a very light foot on the pedal without depressing it. Same pulsating feel which is in sync with the pulsating clutch can be felt when you grab the gear shift knob. This has also been posted somewhere earlier in this thread itself.
It can be called pulsation too. But as much as I know, its not a good sign if you feel pulsations from the clutch!

Please correct me if I am wrong!

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Have driven mine for around 4k's, and fortunately yet to experience anything like that.
Great!

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Experienced the same during my test drive. Put the question in this forum. GTO replied and said it is the feature of an abused test drive vehicle. It should not be in your friend's car. Ask him to contact Service Centre.
When I TD'ed the Swift, I thought the car was abused. But I was quite surprised when I felt the same in my friend's brand new car.

I am waiting for some more replies from the owners. My friend is planning to get it checked by the MASS folks today. I will keep you all posted!
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Well I have not experienced anything like that in my swift. Will check it again the next time I am in Hyderabad.
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Got my torque blue ZDi delivered today and I feel on the top of the world already!! Just got back home after some short city rides. An ownership report to follow. For now, just a couple of teasers.
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Congrats jingaboysr. That was the fastest delivery of swift i guess.
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It can be called pulsation too. But as much as I know, its not a good sign if you feel pulsations from the clutch!
When I TD'ed the Swift, I thought the car was abused. But I was quite surprised when I felt the same in my friend's brand new car.
Noticed the same issue on the Vento Highline TDi test drive car that had run 6000 kms approx. I havent seen this on any tata / fiat / hyundai test drive cars, and not even on the ford fiesta of lathangi ford that had done 52k km as on oct'11.

A test drive car is a good indicator on how well a car can stand up to abuse.
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