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Old 14th September 2015, 00:07   #1666
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Mods planned at delivery/same day of delivery.
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It is reassuring for prospective buyers like me to see that the power delivery in S-Cross is good enough to keep you happy even after taking on the ghats and bad roads. Thanks for keeping us posted
Only enthusiasts will find the power wanting. I use the car 75% on the city and 25% on highways and there is no problem. Trust me you will not be able to tell the difference in power delivery of a 90 bhp and 100 bhp engine. I extensively test drove ecosport (95 bhp) and vento (105 bhp) and the power difference is very negligible.

S-Cross looks awesome in silver and the alloy is the only thing that makes it visually less pleasing. Any plans on changing it?? Silver makes the car look big and shows its actual size IMO. With the contrasting roof-rails and cladding it looks super!!!

Not right away, got the tires changed. Plan to change the alloys in 6 months time. The stock alloys don't look all that bad anymore, I guess you get used to it.

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It is reassuring for prospective buyers like me to see that the power delivery in S-Cross is good enough to keep you happy even after taking on the ghats and bad roads. Thanks for keeping us posted
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Only enthusiasts will find the power wanting. I use the car 75% on the city and 25% on highways and there is no problem. Trust me you will not be able to tell the difference in power delivery of a 90 bhp and 100 bhp engine. I extensively test drove ecosport (95 bhp) and vento (105 bhp) and the power difference is very negligible.
Speaking as an enthusiast, power is most definitely not lacking. Surging past big sedans on expansive highways however, might be a bit difficult as the laws of physics begin creeping their way into the driving experience however, for the most part, knowing which motor it is, one is simply stunned by the magic Suzuki has worked into it with their tune and gear ratios.

A simple remap will keep even the enthusiast happy. Speaking as an enthusiast who loves the art of cornering more than the push back into the seat one gets from a big motor, the 1.3 S-Cross will also enjoy better turn-in and less understeer as it is far less nose-heavy

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S-Cross looks awesome in silver and the alloy is the only thing that makes it visually less pleasing. Any plans on changing it??
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Not right away, got the tires changed. Plan to change the alloys in 6 months time. The stock alloys don't look all that bad anymore, I guess you get used to it.
Could I request members to go for alloys with beefier spoke designs rather than the current rage which is dainty looking thin spokes. I have a feeling that they will enhance the car's character much more and would love to see how the car looks then
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Here are some pics from the stockyard during inspection.(Granite Gray)
Both Granite Grey and Silver look the best - these shades bring out the beauty and relatively muted, understated elegance of this vehicle more than the other more flashy colours do.
It is perfectly alright to have some ODO reading - after all the vehicle has to be moved here and there now and then, till it is sold. Good luck with this lovely new vehicle!
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I hope you are not getting the steering wrap fitting done from the Nexa itself. I had seen a car waiting for delivery with the leather wrap fitted by Nexa (Bimal). The stitching was so pathetic that I told an RM to keep buyers informed of its poor quality
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Congratulations Volkman! The grey is indeed a stunner on the S-Cross.

Can you please clarify if you are upsizing the tyres? I'm told the Yokohamas don't come in 205/60R16 anymore and hence asking!? Would've picked the Earth series anyday.

Request you to share the PDI checklist used. Not sure if I have the updated one.
@kottan - I understand Nexa (Bimal) has 2 types of steering wheel covers- the one costing ~1300 was quoted as equivalent to those seen in the Alpha variant.Thanks and will keenly watch on its fitment.

@pannags - Yes 205/60R16 is not available and the closest would be the 215/55R16 (dB series) - Quoted price is 8k ( for a set of 4)

Not decided yet I might go in for Michelin 205/60R16 Primacy 3 ST, a bit more expensive than Yoko's.

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After having booked on 27th July and a bit of deliberation after the prices being revealed on August 5th, decided to retain the booking and gone for the DDiS200 Zeta - the VFM Crossover Variant of S cross.
Congratulations on your new purchase. Definitely Zeta variant is the most VFM in S cross lineup.

Based on the initial ownership feedback it feels like DDiS200 is not under powered, it mean you are going to enjoy your future drives.

All the best for a pleasant delivery experience and have fun
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After having booked on 27th July and gone for the DDiS200 Zeta - the VFM Crossover Variant of S cross.
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Expecting the car Next week.
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Here are some pics from the stockyard during inspection.(Granite Gray)

Reading of Odometer
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Congrats volkman on your purchase. Its a great practical car to own.

Noticed the trip meter A reading to 35.8 vs the Odo 35, or am i missing something here.

The door open notification in two places could have been take care off by Suzuki.

Keep us posted on the ownership experience. Happy mile munching.
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After having booked on 27th July and a bit of deliberation after the prices being revealed on August 5th, decided to retain the booking and gone for the DDiS200 Zeta - the VFM Crossover Variant of S cross.
@volkman10 : Many congratulations !!! Welcome to the family.
The Odo reading is expected as usually the stockyard is at a distance due to the high rentals in the main city where the showrooms are situated. Mine read 43 km when I took delivery.

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I hope you are not getting the steering wrap fitting done from the Nexa itself. I had seen a car waiting for delivery with the leather wrap fitted by Nexa (Bimal). The stitching was so pathetic that I told an RM to keep buyers informed of its poor quality so that they don't have to waste their money on this 'premium' accessory.
@kottan: I agree the accessory Steering wrap is not in the same league as in the Alpha, but still what they are giving is a decent one. I got one from the Nexa dealership itself and the technician has given it a snug finish. Or else the aftermarket also offers some great choices.

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Can you please clarify if you are upsizing the tyres? I'm told the Yokohamas don't come in 205/60R16 anymore and hence asking!? Would've picked the Earth series anyday.
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@pannags - Yes 205/60R16 is not available and the closest would be the 215/55R16 (dB series) - Quoted price is 8k /Tyre

Tyre from Yokohama will most likely be A348 215/60/R16. Will cost 8000/tyre.

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Do we really need to upsize the Tyre for SCross? During the TD, I felt the stock is perfect for its character adn dynamics. Only issue was the lack of bite of the JKs at higher speeds in corners. I feel Upsizing is an overkill for the Cross. If people are planning to fill the wells, then maybe upsizing to 17" wheels would be better (The ones available in Europe)

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Congrats volkman on your purchase. Its a great practical car to own.

Noticed the trip meter A reading to 35.8 vs the Odo 35, or am i missing something here.
The odo does not show the meters covered but the trip meter does. So, both will move to 36 once the reading crosses 35.9 on the trip meter

The door open notification in two places could have been take care off by Suzuki.

There is a reason for that. The data in the rectangular panel is displayed only when the ignition switch is pressed twice or when the vehicle is on. Say after you turnoff the car, when you come out to lock the car, only the notification in the RPM console will be visible. Hope this helps

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Do we really need to upsize the Tyre for SCross? During the TD, I felt the stock is perfect for its character adn dynamics. Only issue was the lack of bite of the JKs at higher speeds in corners. I feel Upsizing is an overkill for the Cross. If people are planning to fill the wells, then maybe upsizing to 17" wheels would be better (The ones available in Europe)
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Upsizing is not required for safety or grip. I upsized the width only to enhance the looks but at the cost of drop in mileage and bit of performance.
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Do we really need to upsize the Tyre for SCross? During the TD, I felt the stock is perfect for its character adn dynamics. Only issue was the lack of bite of the JKs at higher speeds in corners. I feel Upsizing is an overkill for the Cross. If people are planning to fill the wells, then maybe upsizing to 17" wheels would be better (The ones available in Europe)
In my opinion just change the stock to Michelin primacy 3ST. This should suffice and take care of the real ride and handling capabilities this car possesses.

Note: Michelin Primacy is the only premium rubber on offer in India for this specification. (205/60 R16)

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In my opinion just change the stock to Michelin primacy 3ST. This should suffice and take care of the real ride and handling capabilities this car possesses.
Note: Michelin Primacy is the only premium rubber on offer in India for this specification. (205/60 R16)

I am not looking for an upgrade of tyres but the stock size is limited in availability from a brand like Yokohama (215/60R16)and considerably cheaper than Michelin.

Michelin P 3ST(205/60R16) is available in the stock size and I will most probably go for it.

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Note: Michelin Primacy is the only premium rubber on offer in India for this specification. (205/60 R16)
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Michelin P 3ST(205/6016) is available in the stock size and I will most probably go for it.
Not sure if it helps but I have put a small comparison in prices of all the options available for the 205/60 R16 tyre section. I checked the prices @ Change My Tyre site.

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SOURCE: http://www.changemytyre.com/Tyres/Ca...ID=1&CityID=45

NOTE: Please change the State and City for prices pertaining in your respective city.
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Mods planned at delivery/same day of delivery.
1. Leather wrap - steering wheel
2. Rear Spoiler
3. Seat cover
4. Alloy wheel change -MSW
5. Yokohama tyre change from JK
Deferred getting the accessories from Nexa,

1. Leather wheel wrap - will go for Karlsson , later
2. Rear spoiler - cancelled as it involves drilling
3. Seat cover - accessory not available yet- will go aftermarket
4.Alloy wheels - MSW on delivery day
5.Michelin Primacy 3ST-205/60R16 on delivery day

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