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Old 23rd June 2016, 11:54   #5056
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* The sales person seemed to be pushing the 1.3 and actively discouraging people from thinking about the 1.6. I found this to be strange. Perhaps they are making money on the 1.3.
This may have to do with what the dealership has in stock.

Generally the 1.6 is dispatched only after an order, and at times - the dealership may receive more cars than they asked for, causing issues in selling those off as they are slow movers (off the floor, not on the road )
When we picked up our 1.6, MSIL dispatched 3 1.6s to the dealership who didn't know what to do with the other 2.

Thankfully my SA was a lot more encouraging for the 1.6.

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Congratulations on the car mate I know I am probably late to the party but still. Don't be so bummed out about missing on the Apollos. Sure they are definitely better than the JKs but whether it be Alnac 4Gs, Yoko Earth 1s, Michelin Energy XM2s, you will still be left wanting more grip and comfort. They are all entry level budget eco friendly tyres afterall. Especially with the S-Cross' chassis dynamics on road, I'd recommend going for decent midrange sport or comfort tyres both of which would be in an entirely different league.
Thank you bro!!
Yes, the plan is to change to better rubber once these wear out. As it is mostly confined to the city, with a 50:50 split between the chauffeur and me - haven't felt the need to upgrade as yet; but yes - the JK reaches it's limits too quickly, and this was evident during run-in period itself!
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One of my colleagues was looking out for a car in the 10-13L range.
He wanted a diesel car which offers good space for 5 and decent luggage space along with the creature comforts.

He shortlisted the Jazz and the S-cross and finally went with the S-cross as the price difference was only 1Lakh (Jazz VX diesel with S-cross Zeta). What tilted the balance in the favour of S-cross was the higher GC and ability to go to unknown roads with more confidence along with better features (though he liked the drive of the Jazz due to a more tractable engine). In fact, hearing his requirements, I was always pushing him for the S-cross as I believe it offered overall great quality compared to other Maruti cars or Honda Jazz/City (He didn't care much about the looks).

I took a longish drive of the car after he got the delivery.
The build quality, features and interiors is definitely top notch in this price range.
But, I did not enjoy the drive - the engine performance in particular was a letdown to me. (I must admit that I am a petrolhead)
It felt lethargic and even after the 1800-2000 rpm, there was no great punch. Also, I did not like the way the engine felt and sounded when revved.
May be it will become better after proper running in.
May be I overestimated the performance of the national engine. The S-cross needs and deserves a better engine than the current 1.3 for sure.

I liked the way the car handled and even the ride quality was good (slightly firm but very sorted).
I think the steering feedback could have been better but not a big issue.

Also, the JK tyres were making lot of noise and spoiling the feel of a brand new car.
I think for anyone buying S-cross, the tyres and alloys should be changed ASAP.

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I liked the S Cross but this force feeding was off-putting...
Never let the salesman be a part of your test drive experience. I never pay heed to what most of them say and their "sales tactics". He is only pushing the 1.3 because that is readily available and they will have stock to sell you. The 1.6 could involve an order and waiting period. They did the same when I was considering buying a Swift ZDI years ago. They tried pushing the VDI to me. Simply stand your ground, tell them you will make whatever decision you feel is right and tell them to shutup because they are simpy making a fool out of themselves and ruining your dealership experience with such pathetic reasons for discouragement.

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If you like S-Cross then go for 1.6. There is nothing special about 1.3. If you are considering 1.3 then you might as well consider one of the following vehicles

1. Brezza
2. EcoSport
3. Creta 1.4
4 i20 Active
A car is not all about motor mate. When you buy an S-Cross you also buy into mature firm european ride quality, balanced handling and chassis dynamics, excellent braking, loads of space and solid build. The Brezza and Ecosport are simply not in the same segment to begin with, i20 Active? I won't even comment on that, Creta 1.4? What does it have over an S-Cross? Infact it loses out on the way it drives. It has a balanced chassis, but the suspension setup is too soft and steering inspires zero confidence with its completely dead nature.
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If you have not taken the delivery yet, I will suggest you to hold your order and confirm from your SA whether you can be alloted a new-er version (which comes with darker alloys and Apollo Alnac 4G) or not.
Thanks. Did already check on these. My car comes with the darker alloys (gun metal finish). But tyres are JK.
SA checked and confirmed that so far, they have not received any car with an Apollo.
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Finally decided to go for a dashcam (mini0806) for my 6 month old 1.6 Zeta, and had it delivered from Gearbest today. I dont think I am technically competent to have it installed/ wired myself. Do you think this can be taken up by Maruthi Service Center? Or should I be dependent on any third party vendors?

Hope that doesnt lead to warranty being cancelled. Any thoughts?
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, Creta 1.4? What does it have over an S-Cross? Infact it loses out on the way it drives. It has a balanced chassis, but the suspension setup is too soft and steering inspires zero confidence with its completely dead nature.
The choice between SCross 1.3 and Creta 1.4 depends on personal preference.
The biggest advantage for the Creta is that it looks a zillion times better than the S-cross and has way more road presence. Whether we like it or not, the fact is the way a car looks is a very very important criteria for the car buying people (more so for a SUV/crossover) and it makes a huge difference when there is such a large gap in the way these 2 cars look. I know, looks are subjective and all but still... Also, I would prefer the 1.4 diesel unit in the Creta over the 1.3 in SCross simply because it way more refined and feels more eager to rev. Scross has it's own advantages as you have mentioned but what the buyer wants is up to him/her own preference.
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Scross has it's own advantages as you have mentioned but what the buyer wants is up to him/her own preference.
Agreed. While I am one of the few who never needed the design to grow on me, and actually love the S-Cross' long wide and relatively low stance with its bulged out yet understated nose over the cliche'd design of the Hyundai and wannabe stance, I definitely prefer Hyundai's diesel motors they have always remained easy to drive and very refined as diesel engines go. What I was trying to point out, is the S-Cross in 1.3 guise is still a brilliant very underrated car that holds its own against competition. Competition will obviously have its own advantages but they are not so obviously better than the S-Cross, that it needs to be dimissed. Baz had mentioned he liked the car and his only gripe was with the dealership experience. While one can offer other recommendations, there is no logical need to say one "might as well go for xyz" if it is the 1.3 S-Cross.

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Finally decided to go for a dashcam (mini0806) for my 6 month old 1.6 Zeta, and had it delivered from Gearbest today. I dont think I am technically competent to have it installed/ wired myself. Do you think this can be taken up by Maruthi Service Center? Or should I be dependent on any third party vendors?

Hope that doesnt lead to warranty being cancelled. Any thoughts?
Good decision. Dashcam installation is very easy. I have done it myself in my S-Cross.
There are many threads, specially from BHPians like arunphilip who have explained it in great detail. You can cut short the complexity by using the power socket instead of the fuse tap.

Can you share some pictures and specification of the device? How much did it cost?

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Finally decided to go for a dashcam (mini0806) for my 6 month old 1.6 Zeta, and had it delivered from Gearbest today.
Hello,

Please look at my DIY Installation thread of MINI 0806 dashcam. It has all the details you need for doing the DIY. You can do it yourself don't worry.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...sh-camera.html (DIY Install & Review - The Mini 0806 Dash Camera)
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- For some reason, I have kind of screeching noise for some minor movements in driver seat. The noise is similar to old sofa (spring cushioning) screeching. This happens even when there is little extra acceleration too. [I am not over-weight person either ]
I have exactly the same problem with my car, which is the 1.6 alpha. Sounds like an old amby. And its only done 4400 kms. Further today morning after reversing when I put the car in 1st, the display continued to show the rear camera view and the even after multiple restarts it is still showing the rear camera view

Not expected from a 'premium' offering. Will go to the service center tomorrow and see if these problems can be resolved. The creaking is just DAMN irritatating!
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Maruti recommends using 0W30 grade for the 1.6. Is this really suitable for hot and conditions in India?
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I have exactly the same problem with my car, which is the 1.6 alpha. Sounds like an old amby. And its only done 4400 kms. Further today morning after reversing when I put the car in 1st, the display continued to show the rear camera view and the even after multiple restarts it is still showing the rear camera view

Not expected from a 'premium' offering. Will go to the service center tomorrow and see if these problems can be resolved. The creaking is just DAMN irritatating!
Same for me too, especially when navigating through deep potholes or over speed breakers and turning at the same time. It's annoying. Some more creaking sounds have surfaced in my 8 month old car and I am miffed with Maruti at the moment. :(

About the rear view camera - even I have the same problem once in a while, sometimes the guide lines don't show up. I guess it might be a loose connection or something.
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Maruti recommends using 0W30 grade for the 1.6. Is this really suitable for hot and conditions in India?
Manual says 5W30 grade oil. 0W20 synthetic oil is used in Maruti petrol cars.
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Same for me too, especially when navigating through deep potholes or over speed breakers and turning at the same time. It's annoying. Some more creaking sounds have surfaced in my 8 month old car and I am miffed with Maruti at the moment. :(

About the rear view camera - even I have the same problem once in a while, sometimes the guide lines don't show up. I guess it might be a loose connection or something.
I am also experiencing creaking and squeaking noise from the back seat (like someone moving on an old sofa)while driving specially when the Car goes over uneven Road.

1.3 alpha

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Same for me too, especially when navigating through deep potholes or over speed breakers and turning at the same time. It's annoying. Some more creaking sounds have surfaced in my 8 month old car and I am miffed with Maruti at the moment. :(
I thought I was the only person to have this problem. When I told my SA about this he just dismissed it as saying it's nothing. Need to look at it closely. It is annoying when I hear the sound while I am reversing slowly and have to turn at same time .
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