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Old 25th October 2015, 14:02   #46
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Truly a commendable job and rated an overall of 8/10 in the customer satisfaction evaluation form.
Did they budge for a 8/10. In my experiences with Varun Motors, they never gets satisfied with 8 and will request for a follow-up visit to fix the minor issues to get a 9 or 10.
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Did they budge for a 8/10.
Nope, but the SA mentioned that he expected a higher rating
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Pending updates:

1. HID/LED Park light ( Alpha) - Accessory
2. Leather Wrap - Steering - Karlsson
Projector Head lamp with DRL position lights (Alpha variant) is now available as an accessory kit with wiring harness and ballast included.

The total charge is INR 38k for the entire installation.

Will add this set up shortly
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Update - Post 1000 Km

- Changed all Tyres to pressure @ 40psi , Nitrogen filled

Following are further observations,

-Driving pattern same ( route and timings), improved mileage, lesser road noise ( still not low though)
-First gear is just good enough for start off. All other times avoid moving from first!
-Reverse gear slotting is now more smooth ( maybe got used to)
-Second and third gears is the best to be in and in 2K-3K RPM band.

-Highlight of this car is its Ride and Handling - Amazing handling in all condition encountered so far!

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Projector Head lamp with DRL position lights (Alpha variant) is now available as an accessory kit with wiring harness and ballast included.

The total charge is INR 38k for the entire installation.

Will add this set up shortly
Is it available at Bimal ORR Nexa lounge or we need to go to the main showroom?

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Update - Post 1000 Km

- Changed all Tyres to pressure @ 40psi , Nitrogen filled

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Congratulations!
But 40 PSI seems to be a little high. With full load with 5 and luggage the manual prescribes 36 front and 41 rear. I think this only holds good for highway drives.

Initially the tyres were inflated to 45psi and the ride was a little bumpy and harsh on potholes. Then I changes to 36 for all tyres and the result was evident. Even the mileage improved as I consistently get 17+ kmpl although I am noway a sedate driver on city roads.
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Is it available at Bimal ORR Nexa lounge or we need to go to the main showroom?

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This will not be done at Maruti suzuki - They have been advised against fitting this on lower variants as changes to wiring harness is involved ( Auto light, i guess).

So upgrading through Maruti Suzuki on projector lights for lower variants will not be done for S Cross nor Baleno. All parts are available at the dealerships now but for Alpha variant as accessory only,as replacement.

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With the inclement weather in Bangalore these past weeks the S Cross was not washed once expect was left to the mercy of the rain gods.

Driving the S Cross in the current conditions with roads gaping with pot holes and water logged in many parts, this is when you will truly appreciate the S Cross

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Mileage improves to 17.8 km/hr in city driving and 100% AC on.

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A little over 2 months past 2 months of owing the S Cross, enjoying every moment when behind the wheel and more so in the current 'rain' situation in Bangalore. No need to fear of being extra cautious over potholes or water clogging.

Average Fuel mileage is now at 18 km/L in city driving with A/C on.

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With Michelin 3 PST, seems to draw a lot of pebbles in its tread pattern. Time consuming to remove each stone!
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Along with its 'peer with bling'!

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Those are some seriously good looking alloys! Rs.50K (for a set of 4) was the exchange price or MRP?
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Those are some seriously good looking alloys! Rs.50K (for a set of 4) was the exchange price or MRP?
From an exclusive MSW dealer, quoted price was well above that and after a lots of bargaining got it for that price for the alloys ( MRP)

Buyback for tyre+ rim given was 25000 INR.

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Hey congrats! I'm confused between ciaz(value for money) and this, but mostly it will be granite grey s-cross. Just a question, isn't roof rail come in silver color for granite grey? But yours look like dark grey?
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Hey congrats! I'm confused between ciaz(value for money) and this, but mostly it will be granite grey s-cross. Just a question, isn't roof rail come in silver color for granite grey? But yours look like dark grey?

Silver roof rails for only 1.3 alpha and 1.6 variants. Others get only black ones.
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Just a question, isn't roof rail come in silver color for granite grey? But yours look like dark grey?
Mine is the DDiS200 Zeta
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Average Fuel mileage is now at 18 km/L in city driving with A/C on.
First of all congrats on the purchase and the car does look good in those alloys. Just an alloy wheel change and it transforms the looks of the car. You seem to be getting some serious mileage on this car considering you are in Bangalore and also how big it is. Hats off to Maruti.
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At ~ 2000 km milestone, engine opens being smoother and more efficient

Sets a bench mark in mileage, beats the ARAI figures.

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Here is the normal route,
Route 1 (mornings)
Old airport road>MG Road>Raj Bhavan rd>Sankey Tank> NH4 towards Tumkur.

Route 2( evenings)
NH4 >IISC> Mekhri circle> Ulsoor> Indiranagar

Pattern of traffic is relatively less in mornings but jam packed at evenings.

Mornings - Avg speed 60-70 Km/hr
Evenings - Avg speed 40 Km/hr
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The car draws some interest to onlookers,

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