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Old 29th March 2017, 16:33   #91
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This practice will result in unnecessary wear of the clutch plate and not recommended even for a minute. Always use handbrake on uphills.
Thanks bhp_maniac! That was the first time I drove an AMT and found it very convenient at that time. Like you said, it might cause unnecessary wear and tear to the clutch plate in the long run. Missed think in that direction completely.

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Just took delivery of our Kwid AMT RXT (O). The delivery experience was smooth, however, there are two questions I have with regard to the car.

- the first one is the engine+AMT combo. The car stalled twice while coming back from the showroom. The N and D warnings on the MID were flickering continuously when this happened. The AMT seems to shift fine otherwise and no other problems. Is this natural?

- the AMT badge was missing on the car. The dealer promised to source it before the first service and affix it.

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The rear. Notice the missing AMT badging:
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The headlamp unit. Again, an ungainly gap between it and the bumper:
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Just took delivery of our Kwid AMT RXT (O). The delivery experience was smooth, however, there are two questions I have with regard to the car.

- the first one is the engine+AMT combo. The car stalled twice while coming back from the showroom. The N and D warnings on the MID were flickering continuously when this happened. The AMT seems to shift fine otherwise and no other problems. Is this natural?
Congratulations on your new car!

I am in search of a small AMT for city use and popular choice at home is Kwid AT purely due to its looks. Will be going for TD on Saturday.

How is the car performing now? Any issues with stalling?

Your inputs on the car performance especially regrading the AMT experience would be very helpful.
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Congratulations on your new car!

I am in search of a small AMT for city use and popular choice at home is Kwid AT purely due to its looks. Will be going for TD on Saturday.

How is the car performing now? Any issues with stalling?

Your inputs on the car performance especially regrading the AMT experience would be very helpful.
Thanks a lot.

The car is doing well. A review is being prepped on the assembly line as I type this.

The car was stalling initially for the first few days, but seems that it was dirty petrol as it never does that now. Performance is adequate and I find the AMT to be par for city drives atleast.

I shall be completing my review by the end of this month. Will keep you updated.

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Hello All. I am planning to pick up a Kwid 1.0 AMT for my wife purely for City driving ( Work and back) around 40 kms daily to and fro . She is currently using a Manual car and complains of leg pain due to excessive clutch in dense traffic. Please let me know if the kwid makes for a good buy. Driving will be sedate and she was impressed with the features and ground clearance. We checked out the Alto K10 and were not impressed with the size and space. Any input would be appreciated , TIA
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Hello All. I am planning to pick up a Kwid 1.0 AMT for my wife purely for City driving ( Work and back) around 40 kms daily to and fro . She is currently using a Manual car and complains of leg pain due to excessive clutch in dense traffic. Please let me know if the kwid makes for a good buy. Driving will be sedate and she was impressed with the features and ground clearance. We checked out the Alto K10 and were not impressed with the size and space. Any input would be appreciated , TIA
Also take a look at the Tiago AMT and the Ignis Delta AMT. For not a lot extra you will get a manual mode on the AMT box in both these cars. Ignis AMT has a much better engine and is much better to drive. There are a lot of discounts on it so it should be around 1 lakh more than the kwid. Kwid is a good car but the AMT box on the kwid is not the best in the market.
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Also take a look at the Tiago AMT and the Ignis Delta AMT. For not a lot extra you will get a manual mode on the AMT box in both these cars. Ignis AMT has a much better engine and is much better to drive. There are a lot of discounts on it so it should be around 1 lakh more than the kwid. Kwid is a good car but the AMT box on the kwid is not the best in the market.
I read alot about the absence of the manual mode. But to be frank, its never going to be used by my wife. The Rotary dial seems very chic, Just wondering if its really undrivable? Btw, shes a first time automatic/AMT user

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Please let me know if the kwid makes for a good buy
Nope in my view. This was the same reason why we bought ours but it's not really worth the buy. Was posting the same in the kiwd crash test thread, except the ride quality everything else including the service is poor. The suspension is very soft and scraped the speed breakers where our verna did not, so the ground clearance numbers do not matter a lot. Only good thing was my wife learned how to drive an automatic and she now drives our hexa.

I would skip this one for now and as Toyotafan was saying look at Ignis which is a fantastic petrol amt plus you get good service and resale value or a Tiago which is excellent too.
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Just got information from some dealers. July Manufactured Kwids will have Rear View camera integrated into HU, Rear Center arm rest , Rear Charging socket and most importantly the Creep Mode . I confirmed this from the Chennai Dealer who has 3 cars in stock. Internally adjustable mirrors are also a possibility. Some are saying the front grill has changed but yet to confirm on that . Downside is that the kwid is getting pricey. The quote i got was 5.35 On Road Chennai forthe RXT (O) AMT 1.0

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