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Old 28th March 2017, 12:13   #7051
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Yes, Maruti is definitely charging a premium for Nexa cars during service, spare parts etc. The brake pads of S-Cross are same as SX4. Maruti has changed the part number and charging us more for "premium Nexa product".
Spot on my friend. The issue is that they don't do the right thing. They rip off when there is clearly a good scope for optimization. They did that with the launch price of both 1.3 and 1.6, then again committed a mistake by making random refunds. It's definitely not ethical IMO.

I do not know how many have reached out to NEXA via their contact points. It's a hit or a miss. Sometimes you get a response and most times you don't. Especially when you raise contentious issues.
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Scross 1.6 Delta
Michelin Primacy 3ST @ 25000 kms.

Stock Tread Depth : 8.0 mm
After 25000 kms : 5.5 ~6.0 mm

Looks good for minimum 50k kms

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Old 28th March 2017, 13:23   #7053
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Thanks! The tyre looks pretty good for the mileage it has run. Did you also have a change of brake pads as being reported by other 1.6 owners?
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Thanks! The tyre looks pretty good for the mileage it has run. Did you also have a change of brake pads as being reported by other 1.6 owners?
No, the car is still running on its first brake pad set.

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Thank you!!! Also, I see that the Yokos were approximately 6000/- per tyre from your total expenditure. Any other suggestions for tyres other than Yokos and Michelin? What about Bridgestone or Good Year ??
Actually, I was keen on Hankooks. But apparently they are not as easy to source in Bombay. The Michelins were offered but the dealer told me that even though the Michelins are more expensive, the difference in ride quality does not justify the difference in price. Besides, the Yokos are tuned for Indian conditions since they are made here. I have Apollo Alnacs on my Elite i20 and they too are excellent - I didn't feel the need to change the stock tyres there.
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1.6 DDIS with all grip and side air bags would have been sweet, say with the pricing of 1.6 Alpha when it was launched!!
Yes, totally agreed; I would've still opted for SCro 1.6 for that price for all those security features. I still miss that 60/55 HID

Personally I feel, SCross 1.6 is poor man's 1 series and/or A200D. It offers nearly all those features for half the cost, but then, you only get what you pay for.

Today's work; took nearly a day, but 3-4 hours of job in reality for all 4 wheels + partial fenner + polishing the plastics in boot. Click the pictures to enlarge the image.

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1. Ultima Waterless Wash
2. Ultima PG+
3. Carpro PERL
4. Sonus AP Cleaner
5. Meguiar's Applicator Pad

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Did not find this info in the thread -
How can we find out whether S-Cross manufactured in late 2015 is BS-III or BS-IV? Or all S-Cross manufactured are BS-IV?
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Did not find this info in the thread -
How can we find out whether S-Cross manufactured in late 2015 is BS-III or BS-IV? Or all S-Cross manufactured are BS-IV?
As far as I am aware, Maruti Suzuki doesnt manufacture separate BS3 and BS4 versions and they stopped BS3 production quite sometime back. Open to correction on this. On the same lines there is no BS3 variants of the S Cross produced. They are all BS4 and OBD compliant.
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We are now 2 days away from April. There is no facelift of s-cross planned or new engines till early 2018. So this 1.4 booster jet coming in April was a rumour after all.


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I took a test drive of the 1.6 and I was so excited I immediately sat down for the final negotiations and quotation.

That's when I told him my offer, I told him to round it off at that number which was almost same as the BRV i-VTEC. That's when he asked me to make a quick Google search for 1.4 booster jet, and then he tells me that this is already being deployed in the international face-lift which is being exported from India and soon we expect the same to hit our showrooms. So pls wait till April.

As I told him that I plan to take immediate delivery, why would he push me till April? May be they have no stocks of 1.6, or company has asked them to push for 1.3, and may be actually the 1.4 will indeed hit showrooms in April with a much better price tag than the diesel.
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BS-lll ban is applicable for sale and registration of vehicles after 1st April.
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It was a very good day. I caught up with three other 1.6 S-Cross owners and had lot of fun on a deserted road. We all exchanged the cars and drove on that stretch.

Some observations :

1. 2015 make / initial batch of 1.6 S-Cross has hard clutch, little rubbery gear shifts and more turbo lag. But the turbo kick was more prominent

2. 2 cars with Momo alloys had steering wheel vibrations at high speed. One car did have hub rings installed and another one did not have.

3. A stock car with 1.3 S-Cross air filter felt slightly better (little more free revving and top end) compared to the ones with 1.6 S-Cross air filter.

4. I had changed my air filter to 1.3 S-Cross one recently. My old air filter was very dirty. Also, my car is remapped and has decat downpipe. My car whopped the stock 1.6 S-Cross by almost 4-5 cars length. The difference is prominent across the revv band and top end is in a different league.
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3. A stock car with 1.3 S-Cross air filter felt slightly better (little more free revving and top end) compared to the ones with 1.6 S-Cross air filter
This is bound to happen because of the huge suction from 4 big cylinders, as same as a K&N on motorcycles. I'm only worried about the filter on pollution from entering into the cylinders

Only time will tell. And this must be your car, if I'm not wrong.

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This is bound to happen because of the huge suction from 4 big cylinders, as same as a K&N on motorcycles. My only worry is the amount of filter on the pollution from entering into the cylinders

Only time will tell. And this must be your car, if I'm not wrong.
My remapped 1.6 is running with 1.3 air filter and I have noticed little difference especially in top end.

Another 1.6 S-Cross owner (stock) is also running with 1.3 air filter and there is difference even here.

I don't think the filtration capacity would be compromised. That extra layer of foam is not used for better filtration anyways. The actual filter element is the paper blocks which are same in both 1.3 and 1.6 ( yes, Desi vs Foreign )
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Did not find this info in the thread -
How can we find out whether S-Cross manufactured in late 2015 is BS-III or BS-IV? Or all S-Cross manufactured are BS-IV?
BS-III passenger car sales in metro cities was stopped in 2010. Forget S-Cross, most passenger cars are BS-IV since quite some time. The impact will be mainly on 2 wheelers.
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We are now 2 days away from April. There is no facelift of s-cross planned or new engines till early 2018. So this 1.4 booster jet coming in April was a rumour after all.
I had a serious talk with the RM in NEXA here in Coimbatore and he was very frank in telling me that they already have 4 cars to sell (S-Cross, Baleno, Ignis, Baleno-RS) and they are also getting Ciaz now under their wing. They would not be able to manage an upgrade at this stage and they have their hands full. Their focus now is only on these 5 cars for the coming financial year.
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