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Old 2nd December 2015, 14:16   #61
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Wow ! Glad to see these numbers.

I was driving a petrol Vista before getting the S-Cross and one thing that majorly disappointed in the Vista was the fuel efficiency. So, I have made a good choice now

Thanks Volkman10 for the regular updates.
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Mine is the DDiS200 Zeta
How is the performance of the car with 5 people onboard and luggage? Tried it yet? Does the engine feel strained/coarse?
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How is the performance of the car with 5 people onboard and luggage? Tried it yet? Does the engine feel strained/coarse?
I had 5 passengers only on one occasion and a city drive. Never felt strained in this 10 km drive.
I think other S Cross owners have done so, it would be of help to you if you post the same in the S Cross official thread.
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Three Months of Ownership report and 2.5k km update.

The S Cross ( DDiS200) as many owners have experienced- the design grows on you and is a real pleasure driving it in city.

Received the Nexa card - nothing much some bonus points and the usual stuff.
Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-nx.jpg

Now coming to the ride and comparison between my rides- Polo 1.6P and S Cross DDiS200

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In build the Polo is mileages ahead considering the sheet metal and finish while the S Cross has a great handling and maneuvering which is its USP. Mileage is an added bonus and in whatever conditions will deliver a 20 km/L in normal city routes

Build though is good considering the usual Maruti Standards but falls short when compared to the Germans.

Here Is the Mileage Comparison post 2000 km between the Polo 1.5P and S Cross.

Morning in Bangalore city conditions - less traffic and battling with cab drivers on road ( Average speed 60 -70 km/h, 2 persons, AC off)

Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-mo.jpg


Evenings - Moderate to heavy traffic - all types of vehicles to share the road with. ( Average speed 40-50 Km/h, 2 persons, AC on)

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Minor glitches - On switching the AC it starts in the mid setting and not in the last set position.
Window Glass is not fully closed gives a minute noise due to vibrations ( to check in next service)

Taken the car to 3M for a wash, after the November rains here!

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First of all, a very good and unbiased ownership review. Good job with that and Congratulations on your new ride! Those alloys really look stunning.
I was reading a news regarding S cross online and this thread caught my attention on the forum. I had a few questions to ask from you :
1. You have installed 16 inch alloy wheels, if I am not wrong. Does the warranty get void if we increase the alloy size?
2. After the buy back, the alloys cost you 25k right? Do you have any estimate of what would be the buyback of the rims alone (without alloys)?
3. How much did the Paint protection from 3M cost?

Congratulations on your car again! Loved the color choice. Grey is my second choice too for cars after the color white.
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I was reading a news regarding S cross online and this thread caught my attention on the forum. I had a few questions to ask from you :
1. You have installed 16 inch alloy wheels, if I am not wrong. Does the warranty get void if we increase the alloy size?
2. After the buy back, the alloys cost you 25k right? Do you have any estimate of what would be the buyback of the rims alone (without alloys)?
3. How much did the Paint protection from 3M cost?
Thanks.

Here is the info.

1. Doesn't call for a size upgrade as the stock comes in 16".

2. The total package of buyback of stock alloys+tires ( 4 nos) was negotiated
to 25K

3. Negotiated as a regular customer to 12K ( front and rear bumper- painted
portion), door edges and door handle pockets.
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A ~700 km ( one way) highway trip coming up - shall post details in 2016!
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A ~700 km ( one way) highway trip coming up - shall post details in 2016!
Preview of the trip log,

Distance covered - 677 km
Route NH7 - NH47
Average speed on NH 7, 100 Km/h
Pathetic mad chaotic traffic on Kerala roads - Kochi and beyond.
Total duration - 14 Hrs.

Mileage on NH7 , ~ 24 Km/l

Overall Mileage 22 Km/l

Start of trip
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Mileage on NH 7 - 24.3 Km/l
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Overall figures
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S Cross after the feat,

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And Now,
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Trip to Kerala, a lot of travel (internal) a few beaches and return.

Return trip did to bypass Kochi and hence did Kottarakara ->Punalur->Thenmala ->Shenkottai ->Rajapalayam->Madurai->Bangalore

Punalur - Thenmala- Shenkottai , twisty roads , sharp turns with very good scenery.
Less traffic but roads have pot holes ( due to recent rains?) the road goes through the heart of small towns, will slow to you down considerably, plus some of the small bridges are being built, has some diversions with speed breakers thrown in.

Thenmala ghat road - twisty roads and heavy vehicles and check post could slow you down.

Total hours ~ 14 hours with slow down after Hosur.

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Fuel Efficiency entire return trip ~ 674 km.

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Taken to 3M for a thorough wash ( remove saline effect, if any!)
Above the Ordinary : My Crossover, the Maruti S-Cross-20160108_101749.jpg

Overall : Great handler, no strain when in the hilly terrain, and exceptional fuel efficiency ( 21.4 km/L including the chaotic traffic ant Hosur and Bangalore city )
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Eagerly waiting for your long drive report. What is the top speed you could do even for a short period for the purpose of tasting the car's capabilities. And have you observed the affect of higher speed on FE? How is the NVH level inside the cabin at higher speeds or so without music? Please also share the fatigue level after the long drive in comparison to Polo. Any rattling so far in your cat? Hope unlike other Marutis, S cross will stay away from those infamous rattles.

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Eagerly waiting for your long drive report. What is the top speed you could do even for a short period for the purpose of tasting the car's capabilities. And have you observed the affect of higher speed on FE? How is the NVH level inside the cabin at higher speeds or so without music? Please also share the fatigue level after the long drive in comparison to Polo. Any rattling so far in your car? Hope unlike other Marutis, S cross will stay away from those infamous rattles.
No separate drive report intended, could answer specific queries though

Report after ~ 1350 km highway trip.

Average speed at 100 km/h at stretches where the speed limit was 100 km/h on NH 7/47. Rpm at 2000.
Higher speeds than 80 km/h does drop the efficiency a bit but not considerable.

NVH levels are non existent at those speeds. I have not taken the Polo on highway trips and hence no comparison.

No abnormal fatigue levels felt but breaks were an average of 4 on both trips and 2 drivers.

Also on lower speed on winding sections on hilly terrain, the S Cross could do it effortlessly.

Rattling was not there but if the front windows are not fully closed they tend to have some noise ( vibration), need to check on next service.
Miss the back-lit window switches.

Total trip was with 3 passengers and luggage of ~ 40kg.

To me the USP of S Cross is its handling on various terrains with exceptional built Quality (from Maruti Suzuki standards) and with an added bonus of Fuel efficiency not only on highways but also within the city.

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congrats volkman10 for this beautiful acquisition. Wishing you happy miles ahead.
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Return trip did to bypass Kochi and hence did Kottarakara ->Punalur->Thenmala ->Shenkottai ->Rajapalayam->Madurai->Bangalore

Punalur - Thenmala- Shenkottai , twisty roads , sharp turns with very good scenery.
Less traffic but roads have pot holes ( due to recent rains?) the road goes through the heart of small towns, will slow to you down considerably, plus some of the small bridges are being built, has some diversions with speed breakers thrown in.

Thenmala ghat road - twisty roads and heavy vehicles and check post could slow you down.
Hey Volkman, did Madurai -> Rajapalayam -> Shenkottai -> Thenmala -> Trivandrum and back twice over last 2 weekends. I found work happening constantly in the Kerala section and most of the potholes are cleared. There is a section between Madathara and Kulathupuzha where there is work in progress and there was another section near Thenmala where work was going on yesterday. So, I hope the whole Trivandrum -> Shencottai route to be neatly done in a week's time.

However the same cannot be said about Shenkottai -> Madurai. Roads are filled with potholes and in a very bad condition. My Dzire has a lot of new rattles after the 4 journeys in this route. Hope S-Cross managed the route pretty well and has no rattles
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However the same cannot be said about Shenkottai -> Madurai. Roads are filled with potholes and in a very bad condition. My Dzire has a lot of new rattles after the 4 journeys in this route. Hope S-Cross managed the route pretty well and has no rattles
Though it is has potholes, the road is wide enough with very little traffic. It slows you down but I liked it better than go through taking the Kochi route as the damage is more.

S Cross has managed to hold well till date, a few kilometers more when the Second service will be due
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No separate drive report intended, could answer specific queries though

Report after ~ 1350 km highway trip.
Great report there volkman10 on the S-cross's first long drive

Correct me if I am wrong here but S-Cross come with all round disc brakes as standard across both engines and variants. I am not sure if the 200DDiS comes with a FGT or VGT, but have you thought about going in for a remap?

All in all, a lovely ownership report bro and please share some more (lots more) pictures of your cross over
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