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Old 9th June 2016, 21:08   #4906
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Greetings ! Fellow BHP段ans. This is my first post on the forum and I知 pretty pleased to share my thoughts with all of you regarding my first independent purchase - the S-Cross 1.6 Delta.
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Cons:
IMHO, most of these account for Cost Cutting retorts by Maruti.

- Terrible Sound Insulation: It is something which you do not expect from a premium segment car. I知 not embarrassed, but surprised to find that I could not feel this during my test drives. Major Sound Source Tyre Noise, Neighboring traffic & the Air-Con compressor. Some friends have advised for an immediate tyre change from the notorious JK Elanzos to Michelin. Second thing, to install the Parcel Tray. I hope both these steps would reduce the road noise. In Contrast, Maruti has managed to keep engine sound quite minimal on the inside.
So this is what I did. I put a layer of Dynamat inside the front doors. Also coated the underbody and most importantly upgraded to Michelins.

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- Low intensity of Headlight Bulbs: It is really something you don稚 expect in a high segment car. Would definitely have to change them soon.
Yup. My next change. But mine is an Alpha. Check out the review from Mi10. He has done done an awesome upgrade.

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- Hard Suspension: It sometimes goes against you and jerks everything on the inside while going over deeper potholes or obtrusive bumps.
Again, change in tyres to a softer compound should improve your ride.
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Old 9th June 2016, 22:50   #4907
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A new TVC on S-Cross is available on NEXA website. Curiously mention of DDiS 320 conspicuously left out though 6 gear knob is visible.

Has it been prompted by May 16 sale figures of S-cross?

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I wonder which car will I have to choose when I am ready to buy.
I had written to NEXA earlier this week asking about the possible discontinuation of 1.6. However, this is the reply that I got :

Dear Mr. Basu,

Thank you for contacting NEXA.

We have received your communication regarding discontinuity of S-cross 1.6.

As of now there is no official information regarding discontinuity of any product. You may kindly note that, we shall keep our customers updated with all the information on these products at relevant point of time and through official communication channels.

Please feel free to revert in case of any other query or clarification required.

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Team NEXA
(Call Us- Toll Free: 1800 200 6392)
Please visit us at http://www.nexaexperience.com

I am in the same boat, i.e. while I did like the 1.6 engine, my purchase is planned for next year. If the S Cross gets discontinued, Creta would certainly emerge a strong contender.

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I am in the same boat, i.e. while I did like the 1.6 engine, my purchase is planned for next year. If the S Cross gets discontinued, Creta would certainly emerge a strong contender.
I am in the same boat as you mate. If the S-Cross MJD 1.6 gets discontinued then I have to look elsewhere. I was looking for an upgrade next year. Creta 1.6 CRDi will be one of the option for me as well.

I have another issue with the S-Cross. Why did Maruti put such poor shoes (JK Elanzo) on their "premium" car? Is that for cost cutting? What other cost cutting they have carried out on their "premium" car? Tyre is an external component and "wear" and "tear" can be observed. But it will not be easy to observe wear and tear for other internal components. Does not give me a great deal of confidence. Even if the 1.6 gets continued it might be worthwhile to observe long term ownership reviews to understand any issues or non-issues.
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Even if the 1.6 gets continued it might be worthwhile to observe long term ownership reviews to understand any issues or non-issues.
Completely agree mate. I must admit that (as recently as this week) I have been sorely tempted to exchange my 4.5 year old Swift (just done 35k) in exchange for the S Cross after multiple test drives. It is indeed a good all round product, albeit quite pricey- but then again, its competitors are also similarly or higher priced.

However, better sense prevailed and I have managed to fight the inner demons and hold on till next year, the primary reasons being funds and also the wish to observe long term ownership experiences on this forum.

The tires and alloys remain a mystery to me as well. Why would they equip their flagship product with bad tyres and ugly alloys? Beats me whichever way I think about it.
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I've read that S-Cross's underbelly is protected using a metal sheet, and you cannot see the ground. Yesterday when I opened the bonnet I could see a bit of the ground. Metal sheet needs to be removed only while changing the oil right? Mine has completed just 8k km and oil is yet to be changed for the first time. BTW A stupid school bus scratched our driver side front fender and we got it repaired from MASS. Is this normal. Last time I opened the bonnet (before sending it to MASS a week ago) I think couldn't see the ground .
This is absolutely normal. I had the same question too when I first opened the bonnet of my 1.3.
I asked the same question here in this forum and also checked all the 1.3 and 1.6 SCross that I came across when I took mine for the first and second service. All cars have this opening at under the engine and the service rep mentioned that it is left open for ease of access for maintenance work.
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I had written to NEXA earlier this week asking about the possible discontinuation of 1.6. However, this is the reply that I got :

Dear Mr. Basu,

Thank you for contacting NEXA.

We have received your communication regarding discontinuity of S-cross 1.6.

As of now there is no official information regarding discontinuity of any product. You may kindly note that, we shall keep our customers updated with all the information on these products at relevant point of time and through official communication channels.

Please feel free to revert in case of any other query or clarification required.

Regards,
Team NEXA
(Call Us- Toll Free: 1800 200 6392)
Absurd stuff.

They had my money with them for 1.6 Delta and returned saying it couldn't be delivered!

Seems some marketing calculation by Maruti stopping them short of official announcement. It will be sure embarrassment for them. May be they are afraid of sales being adversely affected for remaining DDiS 320s.
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A new TVC on S-Cross is available on NEXA website. Curiously mention of DDiS 320 conspicuously left out though 6 gear knob is visible.

Has it been prompted by May 16 sale figures of S-cross?
I saw this commercial in a Malayalam movie channel today quite a number of times. It was beaming in almost all commercial breaks.
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Checked the air filter on my 320DDIS and found so much dust @ 7500 kms.
Wonder how it will last 40k kms in our conditions.

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Checked the air filter on my 320DDIS and found so much dust @ 7500 kms.
Wonder how it will last 40k kms in our conditions.

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I did clean my filter also last week and fortunately did not see so much of dust, though there were few flowers from the road side trees. I think this might be because, I rarely use the fresh air mode and keep the AC most of the times in recycle mode.

Wait a second, this filter is inside the cabin. That mean, this is the dust from inside?

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I did clean my filter also last week and fortunately did not see so much of dust, though there were few flowers from the road side trees. I think this might be because, I rarely use the fresh air mode and keep the AC most of the times in recycle mode.

Wait a second, this filter is inside the cabin. That mean, this is the dust from inside?

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Dust is from the engine air fliter. ( you can see the filter in pic )
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Dust is from the engine air fliter. ( you can see the filter in pic )
Can you post pictures explaining how to do it on our own if possible.
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Checked the air filter on my 320DDIS and found so much dust @ 7500 kms.
Wonder how it will last 40k kms in our conditions.
40k KMs? Isn't the air filter supposed to be replaced at every 10K service?
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40k KMs? Isn't the air filter supposed to be replaced at every 10K service?
As per user manual of S-cross, it has to be replaced after 40k kms only.
Will know the real scenario @ 10k service.

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As per user manual of S-cross, it has to be replaced after 40k kms only.
Will know the real scenario @ 10k service.
How much does the air filter cost?
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