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Old 24th July 2016, 08:31   #136
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Volkman, how do you measure the mileage, do you take note of the peak mileage the car hits or you look at the mileage at the end of the journey? I see at the end of the journey and here is what I get

City Heavy Traffic - 12-13
City Light Traffic - 15-16
Highway upto 80 kmph - 20-22
Highway above 80 kmph - 18-19
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Volkman, how do you measure the mileage, do you take note of the peak mileage the car hits or you look at the mileage at the end of the journey?
I always check at the end of the journey, in this case( FE pics posted above) it is at 27 km one way.
Average speed is usually at 40 ~60km/h.
I work on flextime and adjust time to beat the traffic jams which to some extent am successful here.

I am not really too concerned about FE, but with the DDiS200 am truly amazed how this is achieved
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Presenting the S Cross, after a year's( +) of ownership.

Yes- the car is kept covered every day after use
Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-capture.jpg

Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-20161010_131651.jpg
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Having bought the DDiS200 for the intended purpose ( city drive) it has met all the criteria with the bonus of having a very proactive After sales experience ( most points discussed are in comparison to VW )

About the S Cross after ~ 13,000 km ( points are repeated but then that is the reality too),

Top 5 Qualities.
1. Extraordinary mileage( sedate driving)
2. Drives like an hatch
3. Great stability and can taken broken roads (patches) with ease.
4. Light clutch
5. Great feel to be in the cabin - all round visibility

Some improvements needed
1. Vibrations on window glasses if not fully closed.
2. Back lit switches
3. Rear AC vent
4. Built though okay for Maruti's standards can't match those of VW's.

Trips done:
1. One highway (round trip) ~1400km , all the rest are within city limits. no issues when driven in designated speeds on highways ( 3 passengers+ luggage)


Mileage
- Highest in low traffic (evenings)
Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-20161004_172822.jpg


- lowest in normal traffic (evenings)
Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-20161005_182447.jpg

In dense traffic have seen 19 km/l as the lowest so far( after 1000 km in odo)

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Volkman, how do you measure the mileage, do you take note of the peak mileage the car hits or you look at the mileage at the end of the journey? I see at the end of the journey and here is what I get
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I always check at the end of the journey, in this case( FE pics posted above) it is at 27 km one way.
Average speed is usually at 40 ~60km/h.
Ideally yes tankful-tankful is the best approach. But what I would suggest is to log all your fills on a mobile app. Since the data filled in is regular, you get a good sense of regular mileage (whether city or highway).

But yes I rarely do part fill. Its always tank-up. But I use auto-stop and dont fill to the brim. So that way Auto-stop error can creep in. But I live with it. I have details of all the 4 years of fill for my car thanks to mobile apps. It works well.

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Volkman, I have come across a couple of posts in which the rear seat bench can be completely removed so that a flat floor is obtained when the seats are folded. My RM and the Service guys has no idea about it. Do you know how to remove the rear bench?
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thanks to mobile apps. It works well.
Which apps ? I use mycars but I am unable to transfer the data to another phone. Any free app that lets me do that easily ?
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Volkman, which is the car cover that you use on your s-cross? Can you please share a link from where you have bought it?
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Volkman, which is the car cover that you use on your s-cross? Can you please share a link from where you have bought it?
I guess he should have brought it from Nexa itself. I had a similar one bought from the dealer and happy with it as I have been using it for last 5 months.

Volkman apologies for barging in and responding at the cover looks similar to mine. I hope my assumption is correct
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I guess he should have brought it from Nexa itself. I had a similar one bought from the dealer and happy with it as I have been using it for last 5 months.
Yes , it is from Nexa and was part of the accessory list
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That's an awesome mileage volkman10 . I recently did a trip to kanpur in my scross 1.6 which gave a mileage of 16. (just one servicing has been done ) .

But one thing i must admit if you drive this car at 100kmph , it feels like you are going too slow . The car give you immense confidence to go at 140 as well . Its truly meant for the highways .
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15 months of ownership and a milestone of 15k km.

Here is one the the USP's of the DDiS200 captured on a lazy evening drive in Bangalore city

Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-20161220_171951.jpg
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Hi volkman10,

Despite never owning a diesel car before (and not in need of one, considering the total drives these days), I fell in love with the S-cross after seeing the car in person and having had a test drive. In my evaluation, this is a great car. However, I have a specific question for you: The 1.3 Zeta appears as the most VFM, but lacks the HID projector headlamps and the leather upholstery.

What is your opinion on the 1.3 Zeta's headlamps, especially for night-driving on the highways with oncoming traffic on high beams? Are the headlamps on the Zeta using projectors but without the Xenon lamps? I am sorry if this was discussed before, then kindly refer to the post where this was discussed. I have a lot of difficulty with our current two cars (a 9 year old Hyundai Getz and a 4 year old Honda City) driving on our highways in the night. The Getz is the one going to be replaced. We are looking at everything from small (like i10 Grand) to relatively bigger cars (like the Creta), but in the process has my eyes fixed on the S-cross. How I wish it came in petrol, but I loved that DDiS200, despite all the cabin noise.
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The 1.3 Zeta appears as the most VFM, but lacks the HID projector headlamps and the leather upholstery.

What is your opinion on the 1.3 Zeta's headlamps, especially for night-driving on the highways with oncoming traffic on high beams? Are the headlamps on the Zeta using projectors but without the Xenon lamps? I am sorry if this was discussed before, then kindly refer to the post where this was discussed. I have a lot of difficulty with our current two cars (a 9 year old Hyundai Getz and a 4 year old Honda City) driving on our highways in the night. The Getz is the one going to be replaced. We are looking at everything from small (like i10 Grand) to relatively bigger cars (like the Creta), but in the process has my eyes fixed on the S-cross. How I wish it came in petrol, but I loved that DDiS200, despite all the cabin noise.
Zeta Variant does not come with Projector lights. The stock lights are okay within city limits but may not be adequate on highway drives.
I have changed to Philips Xtrem Vision bulbs (H412V, 60/55 W) and seem adequate in my daily drives. Cost of bulb is ~INR 524/ per bulb. Had only done one highway drive since then. They are from MGA and was done during a regular service.

Suggest You try them, if not there are other members upgrading to the projector set-up but they are normally not done by MS and could void warranty.

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Hello, I spotted you and your car on CMH road,Indiranagar last evening. The car looked extremely well kept and those alloys look so handsome on the car. The wheel arches looked filled up as well. Cheers
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The car looked extremely well kept and those alloys look so handsome on the car. The wheel arches looked filled up as well. Cheers
Thanks. So a BHP-ian can be identified by the alloys in the car

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