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Old 14th October 2017, 14:23   #256
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Our Ignis has crossed six thousand trouble free kms and still feels and drives like new. Highway economy a stunning 23 kpl at a steady 80 kph. Can't ask for more from a funky little missile.
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Technical question for Ignis-
1) Does it have hydraulic or cable clutch?
2) Does it have drive by wire throttle or cable throttle?
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Hi BHPians,

I am planning to replace my K10 with Ignis. Initial plan was Swift, however I liked the looks of Ignis. Need some inputs to finalize.

Since the GC is high and the car is of tall boy design, will there be any issue in fast cornering and expressway speeds. I will be upgrading the tyres by keeping the same rim size. The car will be extensively used on highways and Ghat sections and I do some spirited driving when alone. K10 was quite satisfactory (with upgraded Yokohoma and alloy wheels), with minimal body roll and straightline stability, for a budget hatch. I am wondering if I can expect the same FTD nature from Ignis if I upgrade the tyres.

If not, then Swift will be the next option as I am not usually comfortable with tallboys and their associated body roll.

Thanks in advance.

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My mom was looking for a compact sized automatic from a company that would give us a peace of mind ownership experience. After years of Hyundai attempting to fleece us at every service of the i10, we decided to look at options from Maruti, the first time we have done so since my parents bought the original Maruti 800 back in the mid 80s. Ive probably driven around 50 kms in the Ignis AMT and I can safely say that Im not a fan of it at all due to 2 main issues.


The AMT is easily the most confused gearbox that I have ever encountered in my life. If you drive sedately and expect not to overtake anyone, then the AMT is well mannered and does its job perfectly. If however, you decide that you need to get the car moving and prod the accelerator, the gearbox pauses, thinks about it, finally decides that it took too long to make a decision, shifts down, overcompensates by giving too much acceleration and gets going accompanied by the loud vocals from the engine. What this does however, is translate to a boat like experience, as you keep rocking back and forth each time the car does this which is very unnerving especially for the others in the car. The first couple of times that this happened my wife was asking me why I am driving in such a funny manner (compared to the experience in our Jazz automatic). So the AMT is not for those who are spirited at heart.


This brings me to the second problem - the Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 tires. For regular usage they seem to be fine. However if you get your car on a slope and have to brake (say to talk to the security guys at a building) and then have keep driving, the car exhibits the same herky jerky behaviour as above but with the addition of some extra throttle to negate the slope, the tires squeal louder than a pig being chased around the farm. This has happened to me on 4 occasions and is quite embarrassing as you get weird looks from people who think you are a boy racer. If only they knew!


Meanwhile the Nexa service experience in Cochin has been quite disappointing, I will share details in a day or two.

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Do note that Im not unhappy with the car . as a city commuter - its excellent. Great ground clearance, modern interiors, spacious seating and all that - and not to forget its peppy engine. But overall the AMT still a lot to be done . So for an enthusiast driver - no , not a good choice.
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The AMT is easily the most confused gearbox that I have ever encountered in my life.
Agree to your points. The AMT takes away the Fun to Drive factor of the car. However do note that the way that this AMT works is one of the best compared to the other lower AMTs that Maruti has on offer such as the Alto K10, Celerio and Wagon R. They are all essentially the same AMTs but the combination of the same AMT with a 4 cylinder engine provides a better experience in Ignis and Dzire. Try driving one of those cars and the AMT experience is even worse...It's an inherent drawback of the technology itself.

The Jazz is a CVT and hence would surely provide a better experience for sure.

Like you called out the AMT takes time getting used and one can live with it. It is definitely not for the experienced driver and takes a lot of fun out of driving. However, the mileage is decent (Petrol variant) and it has returned me 13kmpl+ always under all types of horrible traffic conditions.

However for beginners it is a blessing - my wife just likes the fact that the vehicle will not switch off and she does not have to worry about switching gears. I guess its meant for a different category of drivers
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Soon to be Ignis owner here. Has anyone swapped the tyres on their car to meatier rubber? I've been through several of the tyre discussions and it's something I want to do.

Also considering getting the 16x6J rims from the Baleno or Ciaz on the Ignis. Any thoughts?
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Booked yesterday alpha petrol amt dual tone, the test drive car a zeta amt had airbag icon glowing in console. When asked Nexa representative he couldn't give any explanation as to why it is glowing? Well anyways now the wait begins.Strangely no discussion on offers while booking. Was told that offers will be applicable to the month in which delivery will take place. Or I can cancel at that time with full refund of booking amount.

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The Ignis was Suzuki's 3rd bestselling car in Europe in Sep/17. It outsells Skoda Citigo & Smart Forfour!

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New owners - What was the run time / driving time in your Car at the time of delivery? Wanted to know, whether it’s connected to the Engine or the wheels, like a speedo.

How can a Car with 60 kms on the odo can have a Run time of say 6 hrs?

Also, If anyone has the accessories price list of Ignis, please post it here.
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New owners - What was the run time / driving time in your Car at the time of delivery? Wanted to know, whether itís connected to the Engine or the wheels, like a speedo.

How can a Car with 60 kms on the odo can have a Run time of say 6 hrs?

Also, If anyone has the accessories price list of Ignis, please post it here.
The driving time starts with ignition, not actual time spent driving Jazz. Sorry don't remember the driving time for my car at delivery. Took delivery on 23rd September 2017. You may reset it by pressing and holding down the "Info" button for a couple of seconds. I got my car at 63 kms.

I would suggest you reset the driving time and just go about enjoying your car

Sorry buddy, discarded the accessories list after delivery.

Have fun with the little cheeky car.

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