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Old 1st January 2013, 18:01   #106
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Maruti bags the first 4 top sellers of 2012. Alto, swift, Swift Dzire and Wagon R are the toppers!

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has once again emerged at the top of the annual sales chart.
With majority car sales coming from the lower segments, small cars have always been instrumental in the growth of Indian car bazaar. A report by SIAM shows that 4 out of 5 largest selling cars in the year 2012 are hatchbacks and things don’t seem to be changing anytime soon.
http://motoroids.com/news/4-out-of-5...maruti-suzuki/
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Maruti is a good value for money in every aspect. The Alto 800 is really a great product from Maruti and is indeed a hit in the market like all its other launches.
But with respect to other products of Maruti. I am not satisfied the way she has been built. Unlike its rivals the seating position for driver is too low when compared for city driving. I mean an average height person, not everybody is 6' tall will face a problem to look out of the window. I being 5' 10" faced similar problems while parking it in my garage. I faced it because my garage is tight on space due, so have to close my ORVMs and park it close to the wall.
Only thing I would recommend maruti to either give a height adjustment for driver seat or give it a permanent extra height.
Though the engine power and torque figures are good enough for the 3 cylinder engine, I feel its not that peppy enough when compared to one of its baby rival, the Tata Nano.
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Have been driving a friends Alto 800 for some days and seeing striking omission of (some) essential equipment in the Alto.

No day/night inside mirror
no fog lamps
no central locking
power window switches not illuminated
NO LEFT MIRROR!

Tata Nano has all of this!

and on the top of it, you cant buy a Left Mirror for the Alto 800 as its not available even as an accessory! I spoke to Maruti Genuine Parts guy, he says "Sir juna Zen ka mirror laga lo"
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Old 13th February 2013, 20:02   #109
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Have been driving a friends Alto 800 for some days and seeing striking omission of (some) essential equipment in the Alto.

No day/night inside mirror
no fog lamps
no central locking
power window switches not illuminated
NO LEFT MIRROR!

Tata Nano has all of this!

and on the top of it, you cant buy a Left Mirror for the Alto 800 as its not available even as an accessory! I spoke to Maruti Genuine Parts guy, he says "Sir juna Zen ka mirror laga lo"
Well, the NANO 2012 has the left mirror, not previous versions. All the rest were always there in the LX.

For the record, you get all of this plus alloy wheels, a JVC Aux+USB+CD system+ 2 Blaupunkt speakers + admiration on the road at Rs 2.1L on road in Delhi - something Maruti can only stand and scratch their heads about ?
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Anybody know if the LHS mirror is available after market? I've not been able to even locate a parcel tray in Bangalore, let alone the LHS mirror..
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Anybody know if the LHS mirror is available after market? I've not been able to even locate a parcel tray in Bangalore, let alone the LHS mirror..
NO that is still not available in the market. I have even put up a request for that (for my friend's car) on the MGP site but no answer yet
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Old 25th March 2013, 09:17   #112
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Commendable achievement by Alto - sells 1 lakh units in 124 days!


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Within four months of its launch, the Alto 800′s managed to pass the momentous landmark of 100,000 units, making it India’s fastest selling car in 2012-13. To be precise the Alto 800 managed to clock 1 lakh units within 124 days of its launch
http://indianautosblog.com/2013/03/1...#ixzz2OWHRVh5s
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IMO, the previous Alto 800 and Alto K10 look far better than the current one. Given a choice, I still would opt for the older model. That said, I see a rising number in Bangalore.
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I am now seeing a lot of Alto 800's with the LHS mirror; is it launched as a standard accessory now? Since, we have a Zen in the family, I am pretty familier with this mirror.
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Just test drove the Alto800 today as my grandfather needs a replacement for his ageing 2002 M800 5-speed. I must confess that I absolutely hated and still hate the exterior look of this new Alto although the interiors seem to have definitely improved over the years and are almost at par with my Ritz (quality-wise).

Coming to my question, the dealer has offered us a cash discount of Rs.18,000+ loyalty bonus of Rs.10,000+ a further discount of Rs.10,000 for a Dec 2012 car. The car will remain with us for a fairly long time hence resale isn't a concern but what do I need to keep in mind as this car is parked in their stockyard for nearly 6 months now?? Is the deal fair for an Alto800 Lxi??

I tried my best convincing my grandfather to take a look at the Nano but the pull of the Maruti brand is so strong that I wasn't able to convince him and just the mere display of the Alto and he made up his mind about his next purchase.

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ACI News

Maruti has added a new top-end trim to the Alto 800.

The new VXI trim comes with additional equipment such as central locking, door side mouldings, full wheel covers, an integrated stereo with USB and four speakers, a left wing mirror and standard driver's side airbag and a rear spoiler.

The Alto 800 LXI is priced at Rs 3.21 lakh, while the new VXI trim costs Rs 3.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) to view this click below
http://www.autocarindia.com/News/347...o-800-vxi.aspx
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My friend availed the 3rd free service of his Alto 800 yesterday. Apart from a messy car wash job, what zapped him more is that the SA asked him whether he wants to change the A/C filter or not?
I know that Alto never had this A/C filter or a pollen filter as you call. Is it that Maruti has equipped this one with it?
I doubt
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Yet another special edition variant from Maruti Suzuki, Alto Anniversary Edition. The special Alto is priced at Rs.3.12 lakh(ex showroom New Delhi) and comes with following features-
Purple Haze body color
New body graphics
New seat upholstery
Blacked-out B-Pillar
Body side molding
Rear parcel tray
Body colored side mirror
Audio system (Optional)

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Thanks for a great review. Much appreciated!
What mileage should one expect from the car? I had a Maruti 800 5 Speed- it used to give me 16KPL in Mumbai! My Dad has the new Alto 800 now, and like all Dads, he has never found out what mileage it gives! What should one expect in a city like Nasik- with the AC mostly off (and my Dad driving, who forgets some times that the car has two more gears after the Third!!)
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I had taken a test drive of the Alto 800 last week.
Some observations:
  • The braking is not adequate. Does not inspire confidence under hard braking.
  • AC is very good for this segment of car.
  • Power Steering is light and easy in tight parking.
  • Lots of parts from the flop A-Star like AC vents,Hazard lamp switch,cabin light etc.
  • Low end torque is brilliant without AC.
  • The VXi variant is well equipped.
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