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Old 18th December 2015, 18:07   #76
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Heartiest congratulations on the car SudeepG.

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[*]Sports Pedals INR 550
The sports pedals feel better than the stock pedals. Further when driving with wet shoes, they have a better grip compared to stock pedals.
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The sports pedal costs Rs.295 as MGA. Have they increased the price just because it is being sold as a NEXA accessory?? Kindly have a look

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Old 19th December 2015, 17:29   #77
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The sports pedal costs Rs.295 as MGA. Have they increased the price just because it is being sold as a NEXA accessory?? Kindly have a look

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Thanks Shashi - I didn't cross check. There were pending accessories on the list and I picked them all in one go. So didn't cross check the price, but I'll confront them with this information when I take it to service next week.
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Got the 5,000 KMS Service done. The owners manual only lists checkup but I insisted on having the engine oil changed at my cost.

Cost of consumables: 2345
Labour: Free

Experience: I have managed to get a good rapport with the Service advisors on the Queens road branch of Pratham Motors. Pratish and Rohit are very nice service advisors and they were very punctual, on time and took the car in within minutes of me reaching there. No fuss like Honda service. They advised me of what is usually done at 5,000 KMS service. When I booked for service, the service manager himself took the appointment and ensured that the engine oil was in stock.

It took about 4 hours to service the car as well as wash and clean it inside out. I was impressed with the job except for some solution they put all over to give a polished effect. Was able to clean it up easily using a general cleaner.

There was one issue which was discovered during the service - An oil seal near the right hand drive shaft was leaking. They replaced it under warranty.

This was one of the things I liked about them - They did a good inspection of the car and took care of what was required to be done if it's under warranty.

When the car was returned, they duly explained all the work done and also showed me the engine oil from the dip stick.

Hopefully I will have a long standing relationship with this service team.
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Congratulations Sudeep. A quick question from my side. Why did you chose Alpha over Zeta? Was there a compelling feature which influenced your decision?
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Congratulations Sudeepg!

Excellent choice! I was following your thread too & ended up buying a 1.6
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*** Update ***

I had a very long drive in the last 2 weeks - Bangalore - Hyderabad - Bangalore - Palakkad.

The remap has definitely given me the advantage while covering short gaps in 2 lane roads with traffic. I was hesitant a couple of times with a child on board, but decided to give one attempt when the situation was very safe and the car completed the overtake maneuver very easily.

Even after the remap the car is consistently giving me 22 KMPL to a liter of disel on highways with constant speeds of about 110 and occassionally 120 (with AC). Happy about it.

I also uncovered one other ugly area of the S-Cross during this trip - Wind Noise. At speeds over 90 KMPH and above, the wind noise (especially on roads with no vegetation on the sides) the wind is very audible inside the cabin. It is so much that the music playing from the speakers will appear as though it is low on volume. It is clear that the insulation of the S-Cross is pretty bad. Sadly, most people cannot figure this out in city conditions or during short test drives.

Maps - They are crappy as hell. It gives me horrible suggestions. For examples
  • Take a right turn while over a fly over
  • Does not have very important places in its directory like the Mysore Palace.
  • If you navigate using Geo - co ordinates taken from google maps, you are off the mark by a few meters usually (Even if you ensure you are using the correct mapping system).
  • Incorrect exit instructions at the roundabout
  • If you add a waypoint, it does not seem to call it out when passing it. It also gives you a direction towards the way point long after you pass it. Maybe I am not using it properly but it's not intuitive to use.

... and a few other blunders. I am very disappointed with the map data and could not find any ways to update it myself. I have written to Maruti about it.

3M-CR70 did a very fine job keeping the cabin cool during the Hyderabad trip. How do I know? My cousins car and mine were parked through the day in an open ground. Upon returning, I inspected the cabin of the other car and it was definitely hotter inside than mine.


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Congratulations Sudeep. A quick question from my side. Why did you chose Alpha over Zeta? Was there a compelling feature which influenced your decision?
No specific reason. I usually like to purchase the top end versions of any car I buy and have always bought the top end variant. In this case I preferred the HIDs and the leather seats.

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Congratulations Sudeepg!

Excellent choice! I was following your thread too & ended up buying a 1.6
Awesome! Looking forward to your ownership report.
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Did you check the fuel efficiency using tankful method post remap? Do you notice black smoke when you drive aggressively? I had got my SX4 diesel (same engine as your S cross) remapped from Petes and then again from Wolf moto. Black smoke was there in both Petes and Wolf remap. But Wolf remap is much more driveable than Petes and I will be getting the switchable maps soon.
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I always use the tankful method since the on board computer uses a logic that calculates fuel efficiency over a period of time based on few parameters. When driven hard, there is definitely smoke particularly post 3500 rpm. Partly due to egr soft delete. The aggressive mode is mostly reserved for those tight situations.

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Can you share engine rpm at cruising speeds post remap?
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Can you share engine rpm at cruising speeds post remap?
A remap won't change the speeds you do at particular rpm. A remap will basically increase the acceleration.
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A remap won't change the speeds you do at particular rpm. A remap will basically increase the acceleration.
Correct. Here are the figures though

100 KMPH - 2250 RPM
110 KMPH - 2500 RPM
120 KMPH - 2750 RPM

By the time the car hits about 140 KMPH the RPM is well over 3000 RPM. The engine and wind noise at these speeds is terrible. I can live with it though since 99% of the time I am at 100 KMPH or below for safety reasons.

*** Another Update ***

While driving back to Thrissur yesterday I took a detour and came via Bhavani route to avoid the traffic at Salem city. I encountered rough patches at Mettur side and the S-Cross handled the roads with a breeze. I love the suspension of this car and it's ability to change directions without fuss. My wife kept stressing how comfortable the rear seats were in this car compared to the City on those roads. We were cruising along mostly and slowing down only for very bad potholed areas. to maruti for well tuned suspension.

After completing a 3200 KMS drive with this car during this holiday season, I have absolutely no doubts that this is a perfect car for me & my family and for our needs.
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Great report Sudeep, I am also considering the S-Cross 1.3 Zeta for my wife. You have provided very good inputs which helps make a decision.
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Hi Sudeep. Thanks for the posting in details about the ownership experience.
This thread is a great help in putting my case forward to my better half to go for Scross instead of honda city.
About the servicing I wanted to know if Nexa car owners get a different service advisor and experience etc??
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Great report Sudeep, I am also considering the S-Cross 1.3 Zeta for my wife. You have provided very good inputs which helps make a decision.
. Glad to hear my ownership report helped you. The Zeta is definitely value for money at today's prices. The features you will miss out are not anything you will ever miss and always something that can be added on later. So I recommend going for it.

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Hi Sudeep. Thanks for the posting in details about the ownership experience.
This thread is a great help in putting my case forward to my better half to go for Scross instead of honda city.
About the servicing I wanted to know if Nexa car owners get a different service advisor and experience etc??
Nexa cars definitely have priority and a set of service advisors who are trained to handle these cars. For instance, at Thrissur Kerala, BRD motors there is one specific person to handle all Nexa Cars and I was told that there are only a few technicians who handle it. I have seen the same with Kalyani and with Pratham. Nexa cars definitely get a better treatment although it still remains to be seen how effectively it works in the long run. My car had the bumpers scraped after the second service. However upon bringing it up with the service advisor, they offered to look into the matter and resolve as needed.

In the meantime, my car got hit by a biker and the front bumper is damaged to the point where it will need replacement.

Journey from a Honda City to the Maruti S-Cross 1.3L-20160207220730.jpg

Journey from a Honda City to the Maruti S-Cross 1.3L-20160207220739.jpg

Also, another funny incident occurred. I got an unexpected gift from Nexa RM as a new year gift - a bird cage (pretty useless for me) and that too after a month of new year!

I wonder why they think I'd love this one I guess they are just cleaning up some old unwanted stuff. So as can see, this is Maruti standard of a premium experience.


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In the meantime, my car got hit by a biker and the front bumper is damaged
I am sure the black portion comes separately. Kindly check the spare parts manual. No need to replace the whole bumper IMO.

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