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Old 26th June 2016, 20:19   #5086
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I am in the market for a new car and have actually booked a Ciaz ZDI. The delivery is taking bit of time due to the Maruti plant shutdown and is due by 10th July.
In the meantime took test drives of S-Cross 1.6 and was blown away by the engine power, interiors and driving dynamics of the car. Budget will restrict the option of looking at Delta variant at best. Have also looked at Creta 1.4 and the looks are definitely more futuristic to say the least. I may cancel the Ciaz and go for one of these cars. Mind says Creta, heart says S-Cross 1.6, really confused

Did any of the owners here face such a situation and what helped you decide in favor of the S Cross
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Hey Guys,
I am in the market for a new car and have actually booked a Ciaz ZDI. The delivery is taking bit of time due to the Maruti plant shutdown and is due by 10th July.
In the meantime took test drives of S-Cross 1.6 and was blown away by the engine power, interiors and driving dynamics of the car. Budget will restrict the option of looking at Delta variant at best. Have also looked at Creta 1.4 and the looks are definitely more futuristic to say the least. I may cancel the Ciaz and go for one of these cars. Mind says Creta, heart says S-Cross 1.6, really confused

Did any of the owners here face such a situation and what helped you decide in favor of the S Cross
Firstly, check if the S-Cross 1.6 is available in the Delta trim. Secondly, if it is available, it should be a model that the dealer has in stock and can speeden up delivery / give discount as the trim has been discontinued.

Between the Ciaz and the S-Cross, we picked the S-Cross as it was better to drive, better built and could handle what the roads throw at it. Lastly, the headroom was just about perfect for 6 footers unlike the Ciaz.
We lost out on luggage space and rear seat legroom, but it was an acceptable compromise for us as we have other cars for highways, and the leg space was perfect for our family sitting in it together.

Regarding the Creta - it is a jack-of-all, master of none (except the 1.4 will be lacking in power compared to the 1.6 S-Cross). However, my only grouse was that the car didn't feel special - the soul was missing in a way. Appealed to the head, not the heart; and to be honest, if the S-Cross didn't come into the picture (and meet the minimum qualifications on some criteria - luggage space and city ride quality, while shining on other criteria - highway ride, performance, features, etc.) it would have been the Creta in the garage.
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Need some advice about tyre pressures.i know recommended value is 33psi with only front passenger's.i have swapped my tyres and alloys.new alloys have rim width of 7 where stock alloys comes with 6.5 if i am not wrong. Michelin's primacy 3st's are of stock size.i guess recommended tyre pressure wil change accordingly?i mean 0.5 increase in rim diameter will change recommended psi? Right now i keep it around 35-36 as i feel more comfortable over that value. Correct me if i am wrong.
The OEM Rim size is 16x6J. There are no clear correlation between the RIM size and the recommended tyre pressure. As per Maruti, upto 4 passengers, it's 33psi all tyres and if a 5th passenger with luggage, it's 36 psi front and 41psi rear. So, keeping 35-36psi is OK. You have to judge the driving comfort and adjust accordingly.

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Hey Guys,
I am in the market for a new car and have actually booked a Ciaz ZDI. The delivery is taking bit of time due to the Maruti plant shutdown and is due by 10th July.
In the meantime took test drives of S-Cross 1.6 and was blown away by the engine power, interiors and driving dynamics of the car. Budget will restrict the option of looking at Delta variant at best. Have also looked at Creta 1.4 and the looks are definitely more futuristic to say the least. I may cancel the Ciaz and go for one of these cars. Mind says Creta, heart says S-Cross 1.6, really confused

Did any of the owners here face such a situation and what helped you decide in favor of the S Cross
What your heart says is the one to be taken
Creta is a good vehicle. But, steering response and handling in S-Cross is way better than Creta.
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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 .
Turns out that the tray lock was making the squeaking noise. They put some packing around it and the car is silent again.
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With the onset of monsoon, me and wifey went for a short drive to Tamhini ghat and were welcomed with lush greenery,mesmerizing fog and heavy downpour. This was the first time I drove the 1.6 over broken patches and must say the car simply glided over them. Overall had a good drive and enjoyed the car.
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No issues . Proceed as planned and get it done on your return.
Thanks for such clear answer. helped me go ahead without slightest of doubt.

I drove to malsej ghat over weekend and has been once again an amazingly refreshing experience to drive s cross. Beautiful roads, super weather and excellent car to drive. it gets you in so much comfort that probably you feel that you can go on and on and on.
The power even in 1.3 is never missing in ghat section with proper gear changes. I didn't have any difficulty in getting around or over taking. Attaching couple of pics to give you a feel of greenery and weather around.
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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?
Hi Sudeep! I bought the mini0806 based on suggestions from reviews as that of @a4anurag . I shall heed into ur advice and try doing it myself. The product that I bought was from gearbest (http://www.gearbest.com/car-dvr/pp_138841.html). Costed my 121 USD (8300 approx) + the Indian post also charged me Rs 1400 as customs duty. (which I wasnt aware of)

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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)
Thanks Anurag! It was based on your review that I finalized on the mini0806. Will give the installation a try and keep you guys posted. Fingers crossed.

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I am suddenly spotting so many S-Cross in Pune. Yesterday spotted close to 20 of them (all different). Two in the same mall parking apart from mine. This post (May 2016 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis) says that it is selling at a steady 2k to 2.5k units per month.

Is anyone else noticing more of them in their city or is it just Pune that is getting more?
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I am suddenly spotting so many S-Cross in Pune. Yesterday spotted close to 20 of them (all different). Two in the same mall parking apart from mine. This post (May 2016 : Indian Car Sales Figures & Analysis) says that it is selling at a steady 2k to 2.5k units per month.

Is anyone else noticing more of them in their city or is it just Pune that is getting more?
You are right. The numbers are increasing. Apart from Pune I am seeing a steady increase in Mumbai too. Glad to see people have started accepting the car.
PS- I just calculated the mileage of my car. Am getting anywhere between 17 to 19 kmpl.

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I am suddenly spotting so many S-Cross in Pune.

Is anyone else noticing more of them in their city or is it just Pune that is getting more?
Like I posted earlier there is noticeable increase in number of S-Cross on NH-1 as well as in my town.

To me it looks much more imposing than its immediate rival. Personally I like the looks of this car. Also I have been eliciting opinions of people around me most of whom have reported positive about its looks.

Well, I didn't feel the need to discuss remaining aspects.

Waiting for my 1.3 Delta, expected to be delivered by this week!

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Like I posted earlier there is noticeable increase in number of S-Cross on NH-1 as well as in my town.
This is quite obvious. This does not mean sales are picking up. When every month 2-2.5K S-Crosses are getting on to the roads, naturally the probability and frequency of sighting them on road will go up. It's almost an year now since the launch happened.
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I am looking for an automatic transmission car, but have liked the scross. Any rumours or information on whether scross is going to get an automatic in India in the near future?
Found some vague news items in the internet, but haven't seen anything on team-bhp. Always felt that the news of team-bhp is more reliable on these aspects.
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Did any of the owners here face such a situation and what helped you decide in favor of the S Cross
I too have the Ciaz and S-cross in my final list for a new car. I did a through TD of S-cross last weekend and will TD Ciaz this weekend. As pointed by many in this thread, S-cross feels a better car to ride. Although I had few setbacks to my liking in this car (arm rest not supportive-hinders handbrake, missing rear ac vent-rear seat felt warm than the front row with ac at 18deg) I can manage to live with it given the positives it offer.

I am not considering Creta as it is out of my budget
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I am looking for an automatic transmission car, but have liked the scross. Any rumours or information on whether scross is going to get an automatic in India in the near future?
Found some vague news items in the internet, but haven't seen anything on team-bhp. Always felt that the news of team-bhp is more reliable on these aspects.
Might be worth waiting for the festive season. Looks like Maruti is preparing the S-Cross 1.5 Petrol and that should come with AT. Things should be clear by the festive season when a host of Maruti cars/variants are supposed to launch like Ignis, Brezza Petrol, S-Cross Petrol, Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet

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(arm rest not supportive-hinders handbrake, missing rear ac vent-rear seat felt warm than the front row with ac at 18deg) I can manage to live with it given the positives it offer.
Do not remember feeling armrest restricting handbrake. It slides back and forth easily.

The AC bit I agree it feels inadequate initially if have not experienced climate control before. In a habit of getting that constant blow of chilled air with the blower noise. Absence of blower noise sometimes makes feel hot psychologically. The AC is adequately powerful though and does not require rear vent. It took some time for us (family) to get used to it but find it very comfortable now. Never experience the uncomfortable chill ever. Set the temp at 24 deg C and press auto button. Guaranteed to make you forget AC issues in 10 minutes most of the times.
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