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Old 25th September 2015, 19:17   #76
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Bought the sticker /rubber inserts for cubby holes and door bottle holders.
12 dollars in ali-express. Blue, red and white options are available. I bought the white one. Bit on the expensive side, but worth the money spent.

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Its feels like too much of s cross branding in the car though.
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Its feels like too much of s cross branding in the car though.
Interesting! Would you share some pics of how they would look in the car?

How much time did it take to arrive?

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How much time did it take to arrive?
For the ecosport, it took a month to arrive and for the Creta, I am stilling waiting. Close to 2 months. It depends on the seller also. Some process it fast while the others take their sweet time. But anyways, expect min 30 days to get the item. Also depends on your location too. Since you are from Delhi, you may get it quicker. Items are sorted and sent from Kolkata customs.

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Blue, red and white options are available. I bought the white one.
I think that white band glows in the dark. I have the blue one in the Fiesta. Wish the quality was a bit better, its just too plasticky. Fits okay.
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I was keenly following the Scross thread and read whole of your ownership review when I was not a member. I am a Bhpian now and I should now congratulate you on the purchase. The Hippo is indeed a looker man! The alloys look fantastic. Not to forget, the pictorial comparisons of the Hippo with other vehicles is of great worth. Thanks Sandygordan for such wonderful comparisons .

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Interesting! Would you share some pics of how they would look in the car?

How much time did it take to arrive?
Here are the pics
My Brown Little Hippo: Maruti S-Cross DDiS 200 Alpha-s-crosssticker.jpg
They have a faint greenish white glow in dark, like those old radium timepieces. Looks good, though quality could be better forthe price we pay

Took almost a month and a half to arrive.

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I think that white band glows in the dark. I have the blue one in the Fiesta. Wish the quality was a bit better, its just too plasticky. Fits okay.
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I was keenly following the Scross thread and read whole of your ownership review when I was not a member. I am a Bhpian now and I should now congratulate you on the purchase. The Hippo is indeed a looker man! The alloys look fantastic. Not to forget, the pictorial comparisons of the Hippo with other vehicles is of great worth. Thanks Sandygordan for such wonderful comparisons .

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Thank you
Now I feel like I should have waited some time for the1.6 prices to drop.
Anyway I am enjoying my 1.3 hippo.
Pictorial comparisons continue...

With the Corolla. Less broad and long. Equally ugly faces IMO

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With the 4th gen Honda City
City is longer and seems to be as broad as the S cross.
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Parked close to the new gen Jazz
Interior space (read knee room and head room) might match, but S cross is a whole segment larger. Totally justifies the 1L premium over the Jazz.
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Yes one out of ten times the guidelines are not displayed
Blue tooth did not pair properly with my phone on 3-4 instances. Afterall these are electronics and not iphones.

After 1500 km the FE is 15.5 kmpl (have 7-9 km of highway in my daily city drive of 24 km)
I haven't yet had any such trouble (guidelines or the BT after 1200 KMs). Maybe just a co-incidence. FE for me is a good 20.8 as it reads but 60% of my run has been on expressways.
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Sandygordon, the last photo with the jazz seems to be in lulu....right?
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Old 30th September 2015, 19:40   #84
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Sandygordon, the last photo with the jazz seems to be in lulu....right?
Yes. The last one with Jazz from Lulu and the rest from Aster Medcity.
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Hippo in the Ghats- Hippo in Munnar
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A travelogue to Munnar is notnew to team bhp. Had a trip to Munnar last weekend and the hippo impressed me with his ghat section manners. Took the highway from Trichur to Angamali, state high ways from Angamaly to Kothamangalam and NH 49 from there to Munnar.
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Hippo impressed me with his control in the corners and some very direct steering and handling manners. Power as such was adequate for a winding ghat section road with slippery surfaces and occasional state RTC buses coming straight at you in curves. As some one mentioned you are only as fast as the slowest car infront of you. Hippo took the climb effortlessly, but boy the handling was superb for a car in this class. S cross took the road to the top station at munnar like a dream. It rode well and handled like a dream. Brakes were superb, had immense bite wherever required and gave confidence in those winding curves in the tea estates.

Here are some snaps from the Munnar trip.
Waiting to prowl in the misty mountains
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On the way to Madu-petty
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At 'The Forest Glade' resort where we stayed
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Hippo with his angry white whiskers at night (Hippo and whiskers ??)
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Another night shot
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Parked near Echo Point
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On the way to Devikulam.That is a six foot high adult Indian male standing close to the hippo for size reference
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A travelogue to Munnar is notnew to team bhp. Had a trip to Munnar last weekend and the hippo impressed me with his ghat section manners. Took the highway from Trichur to Angamali, state high ways from Angamaly to Kothamangalam and NH 49 from there to Munnar.
Very nice pics. Am longing to do the drive to Munnar myself. Today did a drive from EKM to mundakayam. Some high range roads, car handled it with aplomb. Braking is solid too, instills confidence as you mentioned.

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I am facing the issue with left wiper blades not cleaning the screen properly. I will get this checked in the first checkup dye this week.
I had the same issue. It was raining when I drove out of the showroom and the wipers were already streaking. I got them changed today under warranty.
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At 'The Forest Glade' resort where we stayed
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Awesome place is Munnar. In fact Forest Glade was our first choice when we were in Munnar two years back. Had to settle for Tall Trees (which was also awesome) as there were less rooms available in Forest Glade, we were a total of seven families travelling.


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I had the same issue. It was raining when I drove out of the showroom and the wipers were already streaking. I got them changed today under warranty.
Looks like a universal issue. My right one is leaving two streaks on the windscreen.

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My right one is leaving two streaks on the windscreen.
Though it could be a quality issue. There is a good chance that it may be due to some oily residue / wax on windshield. Try cleaning the windshield with any cleaning agent and try the wipers again once.
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Things are going fine
Response at lower revs are improving day by day (May be I am getting used to this engine and car). I now get adequate power post 1.5k rpm for those overtakes at 40-70 kmph.
No issues at the moment.
I am getting an average of 16 -17 kmpl with 50:50 city and highway runs with ac on all the time. Planning to go for 3m treatments this month in addition to 3m cr 70 film on the windscreen (I have to park the hippo in the sun all day).

Please suggest some good sunfilms for the rest of the doors and rear glass.

The comparo shots will keep coming.
With the duster RXL
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