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Old 21st July 2014, 17:33   #1891
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How many litres do you fill during refill ?
You will get more accurate calculation when you refill after the fuel is less than 1/4th left

I have observed a difference of 0.5 to 2 between mid and manual calculation
1st time filled 21 litres
2nd time, 32 litres
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Old 21st July 2014, 19:40   #1892
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1st time filled 21 litres
2nd time, 32 litres
Hmmm anything above 20 litre is a good measure.

When you say thankful, is it auto cutoff or filling till the brim ?

Auto cutoff is more accurate if you visit same pump as it cuts off at same point. Manual top up is well manual

Suggest you to enjoy your drive than worrying too much about mid. I always trust thankful method over digital stuff
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Old 22nd July 2014, 12:19   #1893
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Hmmm anything above 20 litre is a good measure.

When you say thankful, is it auto cutoff or filling till the brim ?

Auto cutoff is more accurate if you visit same pump as it cuts off at same point. Manual top up is well manual

Suggest you to enjoy your drive than worrying too much about mid. I always trust thankful method over digital stuff
Its Auto Cutoff.

I am not worrying much about the MID. I feel I was better off when I use to calculate tank full method in my old swift, it did not have an MID.

The MID is actually setting up the expectation (wow 17 KMPL) and am tad disappointed when the results are way off in the tank full method. The best thing is to not look at the MID average at all.
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Its Auto Cutoff.

I am not worrying much about the MID. I feel I was better off when I use to calculate tank full method in my old swift, it did not have an MID.

The MID is actually setting up the expectation (wow 17 KMPL) and am tad disappointed when the results are way off in the tank full method. The best thing is to not look at the MID average at all.
Yeah I fully understand. Suggest you to rather refer to DTE and instantaneous avg as that will help you with adjusting your style to get best economy.

During next service do check with S.A. as why so much difference is present. From day one my MID was showing 0.5 to 2 kmpl extra. Couple of times I have actually got more than what my MID showed, when refill was 10-20 ltrs
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Finally Maruti have done what I had mentioned in the official review 2 years back. Still not exactly what I was expecting but getting there.

I had written that the interiors are a sea of beige and they need to bring in the colour palette from the Dzire.

They have done exactly that. The beige gear lever should have been changed to black and they didn't put black on the door pads which is a bummer.

Hopefully next limited edition has black carpets also.

They should make this standard on V and Z variants and not some limited edition only.
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Old 23rd July 2014, 10:51   #1896
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There have been instances where the Ertiga owners have complained about the seats rattling due to excessive play. To be honest, I faced this problem only with the first row seats only after getting the seat covers done.

Apparently, the seat cover chap had ignored torquing the bolts properly resulting in more than usual play and the seats were shaking when there were no passengers on it.

I checked a few Ertigas owned by colleagues and at the Service center and realised that the play was more than usual and hence suspected the hinge bolts to be loose. Fixed this in under 10 minutes while I was in Rajkot in Jan 2014.

Now that owners are complaining about this "Issue", I managed to take things apart this morning and took pictures to help understand how to fix this issue for the 1st and 2nd row seats.

Please note that I have explained this pictorially for the Front Row left as well as second row left seats and the logic is applicable to the right counterparts as well.
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The 3rd Row play is excessive and since this has no reclining feature and the fact that the seat back doesn't get locked using the typical hook mechanism, I will try to assess the 3rd row and share the details on how to plug the play to reduce the rattle/noise cause due to shaking when there are no passengers.
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Ertiga's design platform is similar to that of Swift and the Dzire just like we use to have an elongated station wagon from Skoda earlier based on Octavia's design. However, compared to Mobilio on the basis of exterior design I find Ertiga stale and boxed up so no amount of Limited Editions will make any difference. I as an owner put forward my views. I have booked an Ertiga Zxi and very well understand that even at the time of it's launch in April 2012 Maruti did not make any attempt of re-designing it and project it as different from Dzire and Swift. Mobilio however is far refreshing in terms of appeal to eyes.

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So do you think that Mobilio's design platform is absolutely different from a Brio or an Amaze ?? I am afraid, the point you want to make hasn't been put across very clearly from what you wrote.

You find Ertiga's look stale and boxed up,and I personally find the Mobilio, Honda-under-pressure-to-find-competitor-for-Ertiga and outright comical !!
So again,I fail to see your point.

Its expected that every person will have his or her own view point. That doesn't prove a car is more 'refreshing to eyes' . Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, as the old saying goes. But from a fellow BHPian, you can consider this suggestion of cancelling your Ertiga booking and going for the Mobilio, as it appeals to you more.

PS - Nice picture you found out though.
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So do you think that Mobilio's design platform is absolutely different from a Brio or an Amaze ?? I am afraid, the point you want to make hasn't been put across very clearly from what you wrote.
I meant that though the platform basis may appear somewhat same for both cars respectively but the overall design of Mobilio looks rather contemporary to Ertiga.

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You find Ertiga's look stale and boxed up,and I personally find the Mobilio, Honda-under-pressure-to-find-competitor-for-Ertiga
So again,I fail to see your point.
Competition is a necessary evil. However, I agree Honda may have come up with this new design platform in a hurry but still appears good to me in comparison to Ertiga's straight design and lines.

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But from a fellow BHPian, you can consider this suggestion of cancelling your Ertiga booking and going for the Mobilio, as it appeals to you more.
Not possible, Paa is a Maruti loyalist, second, Ertiga is VFM for him and lastly I am not at all impressed by Honda ASC here in Noida i.e Ace Honda.

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This article says Maruti is offering up to 85000 discount on Ertiga. Is this post Mobilio effect or was the discount already in place even before the launch?

http://profit.ndtv.com/news/corporat...e-otherstories
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This article says Maruti is offering up to 85000 discount on Ertiga. Is this post Mobilio effect or was the discount already in place even before the launch?
Was there before the launch, I would not be surprised if this be withdrawn soon post the Mobilio.

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Was there before the launch, I would not be surprised this will be withdrawn soon post the Mobilio.
On the other hand, they could retain (or even enhance) the discounts and make sure Mobilio never takes off!
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This article says Maruti is offering up to 85000 discount on Ertiga. Is this post Mobilio effect or was the discount already in place even before the launch?
It's a old scheme. I have been given INR 30K as cash discount + Free basic kit of 3k. The total price of Ertiga was INR 8, 41, 000 but the deal got final at 8,04,000 after extracting INR 4000 extra discount from the Sales person.

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Is the Ertiga limited edition changes available in all colors?
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Finally Maruti have done what I had mentioned in the official review 2 years back. Still not exactly what I was expecting but getting there.

I had written that the interiors are a sea of beige and they need to bring in the colour palette from the Dzire.

They have done exactly that. The beige gear lever should have been changed to black and they didn't put black on the door pads which is a bummer.

Hopefully next limited edition has black carpets also.

They should make this standard on V and Z variants and not some limited edition only.
Vid,

+1 to what you've said. One of the reasons, I am not keen on purchasing the Ertiga is the interior color combo!. It may sound finicky but I look for easy to maintain interiors!. Given our dusty environment having beige interiors is a royal pain to maintain. I have a small kid and can't imagine the stains that will be left behind on those beige seats and carpets within a short span of time. What is the whole point in purchasing a vehicle and then spending more money to cover the beige interiors with carpets/seat covers etc? Looks like fitting these aftermarket covers etc. leads to rattles/vibrations or other irritants which again take time and effort to fix.

A disturbing fact is that manufacturers have started adopting this approach for the premium variants of their cars. The new Polo "Highline" comes with beige seats and carpets! while they have black interiors in the Comfortline variant. Although, I really like the goodies offered on the higher variants I have to put up with the interior color scheme that is highly impractical to maintain. Looks like Ecosport is one of the few exceptions.

Hope this trend reverses soon! and this is the first step towards the same.

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Hello

In the last 15 days I found myself in the wonderful Ladakh region. I own a Ertiga but given time and location benefits I was in my brother's Tata Safari Storme. I had the opportunity to drive across Khardungla twice and spent a night in Nubra valley.

So why am I writing this in the official Ertiga thread. Well that is because I came a two Ertigas. One a UP80 number. And another a PB 65 number in those higher reaches. The UP80 number had 5 people and loads of baggage and it was right at Khardungla at 18360 feet height. The roads from Srinagar side are good just the zorilla patch is a bit difficult but other good in all parts. The Manali route is also good. The UP80 Ertiga had driven in from the Manali route. And the PB65 Ertiga had more travel plans around.

On the Srinagar side I found tons of Ertigas some from MH and GJ number series - all packed to the brim and carrying half a dozen Amarnath yatries. They reduced in number at Baltal.

At Khardungla I walked up and spoke to the owner of the Ertiga and that family was very pleased with the performance of the Ertiga.

Originally I had also thought of taking t he Ertiga from Bangalore but my brother stays in Gurgaon and finally it it was decided that we will drive his Storme.

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