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Old 9th February 2018, 00:03   #226
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Took delivery of my mom's Oxford Blue VXI MT today. Overall the purchase and delivery process with AutoVista was good.

Few omissions that will be missed on the Dzire :
- Rear seat doesnt fold down at all. I wonder why they made this decision when others in the same segment and even smaller cars have this feature. Isnt this standard on most cars ?
- No rear defogger on even the Mid model. Feels kind of cheap not having this

A few question I have about the car which hopefully someone can help me with, this is mainly to do with the VXI trim :

- Is the music system supposed to come with a remote ?
- Centre AC vents. Isnt the vertical movement range a bit less ? Only the flap attached to the knob moves up and down slightly and that the movement range is small and the downward motion is a bit fiddly, having to push down almost right from the top of the knob which is narrow. Strange ergonomics.

- How do I change the vehicle function settings on the MID ? Is it not possible on the VXI ? Im not able to enter the menu and both knobs dont rotate. I want to change stuff like the auto door locks, double press to open all doors, etc. These options are available but even the manual is not really clear how to enter into the settings menu. I hope it hasnt been omitted in the VXI trim..

Overall though the car is satisfactory and will do the job it was bought for
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A friend is contemplating buying either the Ciaz or the Dzire and is confused with the price and space inside both the cars.
The questions he has are:

1. Is the Ciaz in its manual variants worth the premium (10.63 Vs 14.79 OTR Bangalore)?

2. With the increased rear seat space, is the Ciaz significantly spacious enough to ignore the convenience of the AGS options on the Dzire? The average family height is 5'10".
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Dear Friends,
I have shortlisted the new Maruti Dzire as my new ride. I had never imagined that after turning 40, convenience will be a priority for me over spirited driving ! But alas, it is exactly that now ! So an Automatic (read AMT in case of Dzire) is a must. I need the experts' help in deciding if it going to be ZDI+ or ZXI+. Now I know this has been discussed extensively everywhere, but I have attached my specific use case below and need your inputs to decide if I am right here or missing something. Thanks a lot in advance Mates.

At my usage of 25k kms per year, I will be covering 1 lac kms in 4 yrs, where at that odo I will prefer to sell the car and get a new one. As you can see in the excel calculations, I will break even right at the end of 4 yrs. So obviously there is no advantage in the running cost at the end of 4 years. Further taking into consideration the resale value, I think I will get about Rs.50k more for a Diesel variant over the Petrol, whereas I will pay 1.38 lacs more when I buy it.

So my question is, do my figures look OK? Can I get Rs.50K more for the diesel variant at resale? or more? or less ?? Will it be easier to sell off a DIESEL or PETROL Maruti Dzire 4 years from now ?

Factoring in the Rs.50K at resale, my total cost of ownership at the end of 4 years for PETROL is 6.03 lacs and for DIESEL is 6.57 lacs. To utilise the benefit of the running cost that I am saving at Rs.34.5K per year, I have to use the car for further 1.5 years to recover the Rs.54K I am losing at resale for the DIESEL VARIANT. So more correctly, I have to keep the DIESEL car for a period of 5.5 years just to break even.

All the above calculations are based on current PETROL/DIESEL price difference. If that changes and the price gap becomes lesser, obviously it will take more time to break even. Should I even consider a Diesel, cost wise that is ? Or am I missing something ? Kindly advice since I have to give a go-ahead to the Sales Consultant for my choice of ZXI / ZDI.
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Ashutosh,

That's a neat analysis you have done there.

The service interval in the new Dzire is 1 per year. You have considered 2 service per year.

Quoting from the team-bhp review:
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Service interval of 10,000 km / 1 year. There are two basic inspections at the 1,000 km / 1 month & 5,000 km / 6 months mark at the start.
I personally feel that you should go for Diesel considering your mileage of 25K KM per year. You would not only get a better driving experience but also better mileage than petrol.
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A few question I have about the car which hopefully someone can help me with, this is mainly to do with the VXI trim :

- Is the music system supposed to come with a remote ?
- Centre AC vents. Isnt the vertical movement range a bit less ? Only the flap attached to the knob moves up and down slightly and that the movement range is small and the downward motion is a bit fiddly, having to push down almost right from the top of the knob which is narrow. Strange ergonomics.

- How do I change the vehicle function settings on the MID ? Is it not possible on the VXI ? Im not able to enter the menu and both knobs dont rotate. I want to change stuff like the auto door locks, double press to open all doors, etc. These options are available but even the manual is not really clear how to enter into the settings menu. I hope it hasnt been omitted in the VXI trim..

Overall though the car is satisfactory and will do the job it was bought for
Remote: I got my car last Oct - VXI AMT. The music system came with the remote. The remote should either be in glove compartment or the cloth envelope containing the user manual. If it is not there, talk to the dealer

MID Settings - not sure what you want to change. But yes, it is a bit odd to make any changes. The user manual is actually very detailed for MID changes - please take another look.
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Remote: I got my car last Oct - VXI AMT. The music system came with the remote. The remote should either be in glove compartment or the cloth envelope containing the user manual. If it is not there, talk to the dealer

MID Settings - not sure what you want to change. But yes, it is a bit odd to make any changes. The user manual is actually very detailed for MID changes - please take another look.
Hi, I found the remote, it was in the bag with the tool kit, first aid kit etc in the boot.

I managed to figure out how to make the changes in the MID. The right hand knob needs to be pressed for longer than I was trying. I always stopped when the pressing just reset the gauge that it was on, then I held it for longer and got into the settings menu. I also didnt realise how little travel is there in the twisting motion of the knob to cycle through the menu, but its all good now.

The setting I wanted to change was to unlock ALL doors with a single press of the unlock button on the keyfob whereas the default setting only unlocks the drivers door. Did this and made a few other tweaks.

Just checking again the centre AC vents have very little vertical travel right ?
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Yes Mortis, the central AC vents have a very limited vertical movement. However no one has complained of discomfort with the vent set to on position. I guess this will be put to test in the next few months as summer peaks!
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