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Old 28th July 2016, 19:36   #5251
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Took a look at vehicle today at the yard. Based on your response, was able to quickly find out the VIN number and the last 2 alphabets were GG which I assume to be July 2016 based on some googling. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Yes GG is July 2016, congratulations on getting to see your beast for the first time. Wishing you many happy miles and as you mentioned nothing that a good vacuuming job can't fix about the dust. Cheers!
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...Did a quick check and found everything to be ok. Only thing was they had already removed the plastic covers for the car seat. I requested them to put on new plastic covers as the delivery would happen only on the 4th of August. I am not sure if they can put new plastic sheets though. I guess a good vacuuming session before delivery should take care of any dust....
Congrats on the car! Don't worry, they'll clean the car inside out before delivery and you'll not find even a trace of dust. Honestly, even the seat covers don't help much while transporting as I had seen my car straight out of the container.

I suggest to ask them to remove the plastic as it'll be uncomfortable to sit and also will add to non-degradable waste once you reach your home. Please do post a lot of pics and an ownership thread once you do around 1000 kms on your car! Happy motoring!
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Did some aesthetic / utility modifications on my 1.3 Zeta.
1. Shark fin antenna
2. LED pilot lamps
3. Chrome door handles
4. Double square exhaust muffler tip
5. Steering knob.

Some issues for uploading pictures. Will upload later.
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Calm, sedate and looks boring.
On the highway, its a completely different animal - DDIS320 Beast !!

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Did some aesthetic / utility modifications on my 1.3 Zeta.
1. Shark fin antenna
2. LED pilot lamps
3. Chrome door handles
4. Double square exhaust muffler tip
5. Steering knob.

Some issues for uploading pictures. Will upload later.
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My SA acknowledged this problem and forwarded the case to MSIL’s technical back-end along with photos of the Axle tube. He told that there was nothing to worry as it was just a sound coming from the axle-tube probably due to defective welding at some joint. Furthermore, he said that no damage is possible to any other suspension part because of this sound.

Upon this delay, I wrote a complaint to NEXA via e-mail and cited the entire case along with many words of disappointment. On the next day itself I got a call from the Regional Head of NEXA assuring closure of this issue asap.
@smitz, can you help with two things?

1. Do you have these photos and how can they be identified as faulty from them? Is that possible?

2. What was the email address (if it can be shared) that was used to escalate?

I am having a very loud clunking sound that appears on some of the turns, I am not able to reproduce the problem at will, which is causing more issues.

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PS: I also like the 2017 version of the SCross better. Somehow, it has the presence of BMW X1, in my personal opinion.
You are not alone, I also felt a presence of the X1 in this car.

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I have been in the market for a new car for sometime now. Was keen on Duster AWD but we recently picked up Duster AMT so ruled that out for now. Kept the Scross out of the equation as it felt like an upgraded swift. Infact I did not even read the review till yesterday.

Now I am looking at S Cross 1.6 alpha as an option as I want to pick something asap. But have a few questions.
1) How bad is the NVH. Compared to a Swift / Duster / Creta , If levels are bad, is there something that can be done to make it better other than the tires
2) Is the 1.6 still being imported or is it being assembled locally
3) How is the AC performance in peak summers. Hyderabad / Tirupati / Chennai
4) Will driving in the city be a pain. Does the Turbolag cause frequent downshifts. For reference, I drive either Innova/Swift/i20 and Hyderabad has loads of rolling hills in the areas where I frequent
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Now I am looking at S Cross 1.6 alpha as an option as I want to pick something asap. But have a few questions.
1) How bad is the NVH. Compared to a Swift / Duster / Creta , If levels are bad, is there something that can be done to make it better other than the tires
2) Is the 1.6 still being imported or is it being assembled locally
3) How is the AC performance in peak summers. Hyderabad / Tirupati / Chennai
4) Will driving in the city be a pain. Does the Turbolag cause frequent downshifts. For reference, I drive either Innova/Swift/i20 and Hyderabad has loads of rolling hills in the areas where I frequent
1. NVH levels are not bad. It's just that Creta has very good NVH levels. Tyre and wind noise is noticeable at high speeds.

2. 1.6 is not being imported or assembled locally. Maruti has imported 4500 engines in 2015 and not a single engine was imported this year. I believe Maruti would discontinue 1.6 S-Cross once the imported engines are exhausted.

3. I have not found any issues with AC performance. It cools the cabin quickly, but don't expect an AC like Old Figo.

4. City driving wouldn't be a pain. Yes, the trick is to maintain the rpm in turbo zone. 1.3 would be good choice for city driving.

Since you already have Duster AMT and it could be used in city. Get 1.6 S-Cross for pure highway fun .
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Now I am looking at S Cross 1.6 alpha as an option as I want to pick something asap. But have a few questions.
1) How bad is the NVH. Compared to a Swift / Duster / Creta , If levels are bad, is there something that can be done to make it better other than the tires
2) Is the 1.6 still being imported or is it being assembled locally
3) How is the AC performance in peak summers. Hyderabad / Tirupati / Chennai
4) Will driving in the city be a pain. Does the Turbolag cause frequent downshifts. For reference, I drive either Innova/Swift/i20 and Hyderabad has loads of rolling hills in the areas where I frequent
I have been driving a 1.6 Alpha from the past 3 months (and 3800km). So, to answer your questions:
1) NVH: Is acceptable, but I think there are more refined cars out there one segment below. Funnily enough, refinement seems to be less at city speeds (30-40kmph) and better at highway speeds (80-100kmph). There is a curious resonance at 1500rpm from the left side door/dash, which can get annoying. Overall, its OK but not class leading.
2) 1.6 Engine/Gearbox: I think the 1.6 engine/gearbox is no longer being imported. Maruti had imported a very large number a year back, prior to launch, and I think all 1.6 production continues to use the previously imported stock.
3) A/C Performance: Is pretty good. To me at least, using climate control, it cooled the cabin a bit faster than my old Figo did. And the Figo had a reputation as a chiller.
4) Turbo Lag: I commute in Bangalore using my car. Never, ever, in my 3 months of ownership, have I found the turbo lag to be a pain to manage in the city, whether traffic was bumper-to-bumper or free flowing. Even the "kick" at 1800rpm can be easily managed using judicious A-pedal inputs. As far as hills are concerned, I live in a locality in Bangalore which has fairly steep slopes. Some clutch slipping is required, but only if you are in a very tight spot uphill, and that too only from standstill till 10kmph in 1st gear. Drove to Ooty recently, and the slopes were very easily manageable.

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@smitz, can you help with two things?

1. Do you have these photos and how can they be identified as faulty from them? Is that possible?

2. What was the email address (if it can be shared) that was used to escalate?

I am having a very loud clunking sound that appears on some of the turns, I am not able to reproduce the problem at will, which is causing more issues.
I don't have those photos with me as they were clicked by my SA. The fault does not get identified from the photos. The SA probably took those photos to identify the batch number of the tube to share it with MSIL back-end. I've mentioned in my detailed post, they only vetted the fault after multiple road tests and by swapping my axle tube with their Test car.

The email id of nexa is - contact@nexaexperience.com
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Can we expect discounts on S-cross during this festive season? Was there any during last year?
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Can we expect discounts on S-cross during this festive season? Was there any during last year?
S Cross is done in low volumes as of now, would continue so in 2016 as backlog of Brezza and Baleno is huge. S Cross bookings are being taken cautioning the waiting period could grow to 10 weeks.
In view of this there is likely no discounts will be offered during the festive season.
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Can we expect discounts on S-cross during this festive season? Was there any during last year?
There is only corporate discount of 10k. I doubt dealer would provide more discounts for new stock as the production is very limited. You might get discounts if dealer has unsold car in their yard.
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Here goes the pictures. Some of these may not be liked by members,
Hi Sree, glad you modded the car to your liking. Kudos.
I have a few questions about the shark fin antenna
1. Did it require any drilling on the body and is it a complicated change to make?
2. Where did you get it done and how much did it cost?
3. Has it had any negative impact on FM and other signal reception?

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Hi Sree, glad you modded the car to your liking. Kudos.
I have a few questions about the shark fin antenna
1. Did it require any drilling on the body and is it a complicated change to make?
2. Where did you get it done and how much did it cost?
3. Has it had any negative impact on FM and other signal reception?

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Hi mindovermotor,

1. Fixing of the shark fin antenna does not require any drilling. It's done with a double sided tape available at the bottom

2. I got it from amazon and it's approx Rs.700.

http://www.amazon.in/Auto-Pearl-Prem...ty+Black+Shark

3. No negative impact on FM / GPS signal reception. The audio quality is same as the original antenna.

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