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Old 5th October 2016, 18:17   #31
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05th October update:

Km on odo- 1439 km
Fuel efficiency this time- 21.4 kmpl as I have been gentle on the accelerator.
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Renault did a magic with the Kwid's exterior design. It looks awesome at any angle you watch it from.

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Thank you for directing me to this wonderful thread Prasanna.

Marvelous job with the pictures, especially of details such as the slats within the Renault logo, the small space from where the mosquito got inside the headlamp cluster, etc.
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Ayudha pooja 2016! Washed all my 4 cars and the CBR250R
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11/10/2016 update:
Odo- 1785 km

Just returned from a 243 km round trip. The fuel efficiency for this trip has been 19.7 kmpl
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Hello Dhana,

I had a Kwid 800 that I crashed on October 6. The car had clocked 25thousand Kms and was quite happy with it. Was doing around 80 and had to swerve to avoid hitting a lone bison and rammed a tree head on.
The car is totaled and I am planning to buy the 1 Litre this time.
I had changed to Michelin energy xm2 next upsize from stock and think you should do it too. Really enhances the drive quality and apperance too.

Curious, are the wheel caps this color for the white shade only? I had silver wheel caps Plan to buy alloys from the dealer? Do you have any pictures of the alloys?

Very nice review.

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4th November update:
2100km on odo

1st free service over. Air filter alone was replaced. 250 bucks bill.
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An update exactly 60 days since purchase: 2222 km
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Ah , a review on the Kwid 1 liter. How I was eagerly waiting for this!!! I came across your review at a time, when I am expecting help the most. And its more than a detailed user review for sure. Reading your review it feels like you have written from your heart, rather than using classy choosy "bidirectional" words and jumbles. I really loved reading every statement of your observations. Thank you

Recently I made a visit to the nearest Renault dealership (an whooping 20 kms one way) and was pretty amused with the overall look and feel of this little humble big-star. The most fascinating part was the 130l boot space, which is sufficient for a family of three for some long trips. One can enjoy the cabin space to the fullest. Probably some little storage space for the rear benches would help the occupants, but who cares for them Less the chubby holes, less the amount of dirt etc left behind by the occupants. (being optimistic)

But the amusing part was the ICE specifications. The sales consultant advised me that I cannot fit an external speaker pair on the rear parcel tray because the electrical cannot take the load (mine is a JBL 949). The only option for me will be to fix a relay and that would void the warranty. Also there is no provision of replacing the stock pair with mine.

As you have been using your Kwid for a pretty long time, please can you advise on the same? Is it indeed not possible without voiding the warranty?
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Celerio ZXI(O) vs Kwid 1.0 RXT(O)

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Please look at the following comparison

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The Celerio is faster, more spacious, safer, has excellent A.S.S support and logically more value for the money. The Kwid on the other hand is a looker, not far behind in performance, has enough space, has a bigger boot, better ICE and Navigation, excellent ride quality, equally fuel efficient and it is very easy to drive. It may not be very cheap, but it isnt exorbitant for what it offers.

It is a mind vs heart decision. Celerio has been with me for 45 days, and I have driven it 1050 km only, while Kwid has been with me just for 2 days, but the odo reads 300 km. It is like deciding between a Vespa and an Aprilia SR150 Though both are similar in a lot of aspects including price, we will like to be on the saddle of the Aprilia SR150 than on the Vespa.

Conclusion

If I have to spend 6 lakhs and choose between these two cars, I will definitely buy the Kwid 1.0 again. The remaining money will be spent on 14 inch tyres and alloys. Voila! I have a drool worthy, fun to drive, frugal little car.


Thank you for reading my review. Please pardon me for the picture quality. All pictures were taken using a mobile camera.
Thanks PrasannaDhana, for making such an effort and giving such a detailed review. Love the passion!
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....JBL 949). The only option for me will be to fix a relay and that would void the warranty. Also there is no provision of replacing the stock pair with mine.

As you have been using your Kwid for a pretty long time, please can you advise on the same? Is it indeed not possible without voiding the warranty?
Sorry Majumdar, I dont have any idea about audio stuff. I am pretty happy with the stock setup.

By the way, Kwid 2nd service with oil change was done today.

Odo: 4400 km
I preponed the service because I found time this weekend.


Service bill: 1200 bucks! Prettt cheap I would say.
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Sorry Majumdar, I dont have any idea about audio stuff. I am pretty happy with the stock setup.

By the way, Kwid 2nd service with oil change was done today.

Odo: 4400 km
I preponed the service because I found time this weekend.


Service bill: 1200 bucks! Prettt cheap I would say.
Isn't the second servicing supposed to be at 10000km/12 month interval? Seems a huge prepone decision. Any specific reasons?
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Isn't the second servicing supposed to be at 10000km/12 month interval? Seems a huge prepone decision. Any specific reasons?
No the second free service was at 5000 km/6 months interval. It was past 6 months, so I had to send it to the service.
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5000 km in 10 months!

Thats pathetically low usage, blame my two motorcycles CBR250R and Duke 390 which have combined and done 20000 km.
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Update:

Odo: 5250 km

I have put down my Ciaz and Duke 390 for rest. I have decided to use Kwid for everything.

Fuelled up the tank, and drove very cautiously not exceeding 80 kmph, and did not use ac. Got an amazing 25.3 kmpl, and a tankfull range of 720 km(on trip computer)
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Kwid being used as daily driver now, 200 km done in two days

Odo: 5450 km

Wanted to pamper the car, i have wrapped the roof with matte black wrap.
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