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Old 30th August 2007, 22:45   #661
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Default SX4 difference in ex-showroom costs across dealers

3 different dealers have given me 3 different ex-showroom prices. The differences range from small (couple of hundreds) to big (in thousands!)

The car is going to be company registered in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Ex-Showroom prices for SX4 ZXi are:

S.K.Wheels Vashi Navi Mumbai Rs. 698,087
Ratan Motors, Chembur, Mumbai Rs. 691,175
Vitesse Maruti, Worli, Mumbai Rs. 691,493.

Difference between S.K. and Ratan is a whopping Rs.6,912!

S.K. says their ex-showroom price is higher because they are subjected to education cess as they are based in Navi Mumbai while Ratan and Vitesse are not as they are based in Mumbai. However, the car is going to be registered in Navi Mumbai so assuming that the arguement by S.K. is correct, I too, should be subjected to that cess and therefore the price should have been same. Due to this difference the registeration, insurance and EMI's are also different. S.K. quotes Rs. 21,214 PM while Ratan and Vitesse quote Rs. 21,011 pm.

Difference between Ratan and Vitesse is marginal. Vitesse and Ratan EMI are the same, only DP is different by Rs. 1,291.

Again, Ratan is charging me Rs. 2,572 as Depot Charges while Vitesse shows an amount of Rs. 4,354 as Stamp duty and Processing Fee. Difference in DP can be attributed to the difference in these charges. Planning to call Vitesse tomorrow for more clarification on their prices. Anyone with prior expereince at Vitesse. Shraddha is the sales consultant dealing with me.

So far Ratan is the cheapest and the closest to my residence. S.K. is closest to my office but out of the reckoning for obvious reasons.

But the question is how can there be a difference of almost Rs.7,000 for the same car? Or is it that S.K. is upto some tricks?

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3 different dealers have given me 3 different ex-showroom prices. The differences range from small (couple of hundreds) to big (in thousands!)

The car is going to be company registered in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Ex-Showroom prices for SX4 ZXi are:

S.K.Wheels Vashi Navi Mumbai Rs. 698,087
Ratan Motors, Chembur, Mumbai Rs. 691,175
Vitesse Maruti, Worli, Mumbai Rs. 691,493.

Difference between S.K. and Ratan is a whopping Rs.6,912!

S.K. says their ex-showroom price is higher because they are subjected to education cess as they are based in Navi Mumbai while Ratan and Vitesse are not as they are based in Mumbai. However, the car is going to be registered in Navi Mumbai so assuming that the arguement by S.K. is correct, I too, should be subjected to that cess and therefore the price should have been same. Due to this difference the registeration, insurance and EMI's are also different. S.K. quotes Rs. 21,214 PM while Ratan and Vitesse quote Rs. 21,011 pm.

Difference between Ratan and Vitesse is marginal. Vitesse and Ratan EMI are the same, only DP is different by Rs. 1,291.

Again, Ratan is charging me Rs. 2,572 as Depot Charges while Vitesse shows an amount of Rs. 4,354 as Stamp duty and Processing Fee. Difference in DP can be attributed to the difference in these charges. Planning to call Vitesse tomorrow for more clarification on their prices. Anyone with prior expereince at Vitesse. Shraddha is the sales consultant dealing with me.

So far Ratan is the cheapest and the closest to my residence. S.K. is closest to my office but out of the reckoning for obvious reasons.

But the question is how can there be a difference of almost Rs.7,000 for the same car? Or is it that S.K. is upto some tricks?
Well, sales tax is actually applied at the place where it is sold and not where it is registered. Due to the VAT difference, the other things can be explained.

However stuff like processing charge is extremely shady. That can vary a lot and not for good reasons.

And I don't know what is depot charges, I was not asked to pay that.

I think I was quoted ex-showroom price as onroad price(includes VAT) + processing charge + insurance + road tax. Maruti also gives 5L petrol free. Only processing charge can be fiddled around with.

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In Bangalore, I think I heard same numbers from all dealers (Honda, MUL, Hyundai, etc). I didn't see any difference, not even more than 300 bucks while I was enquiring.

Your case may be due to confusions between place of sale & registration. You can open separate thread on this to enquire others who bought cars in Mumbai.
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Hello,
I have a black Sx4 bought in May.It has done 1500 Kms and first service.I have to keep the car idle for 6 months.I am not going to use it.
What should i do.Some body was suggesting in the threads that I should remove the negative terminal of the battery and there will be no problem.
Keeping idle for 6 months will also effect the engine ?.What should i do.
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I have a black Sx4 bought in May.It has done 1500 Kms and first service.I have to keep the car idle for 6 months.I am not going to use it.
What should i do.Some body was suggesting in the threads that I should remove the negative terminal of the battery and there will be no problem.
Keeping idle for 6 months will also effect the engine ?.What should i do.
You can give it to one of the TBHPians They'll take real good care of it.

On a serious note, preferably take both the terminals out. There will be no problem with the engine (if you're worried about oil degradation, oil change is only in 1 year service and you'll be back before that)

Keep it in a dry and safe place, where there is no direct sunlight.

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Well, sales tax is actually applied at the place where it is sold and not where it is registered. Due to the VAT difference, the other things can be explained.

However stuff like processing charge is extremely shady. That can vary a lot and not for good reasons.

And I don't know what is depot charges, I was not asked to pay that.

I think I was quoted ex-showroom price as onroad price(includes VAT) + processing charge + insurance + road tax. Maruti also gives 5L petrol free. Only processing charge can be fiddled around with.

Vinay
Check the ex-showroom price for your city in Marutisx4.com. That is the price you should be getting from your dealer. After that there may be a difference in price depending upon the dealer.
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Check the ex-showroom price for your city in Marutisx4.com. That is the price you should be getting from your dealer. After that there may be a difference in price depending upon the dealer.
Dealers would quote ex-show room the same, they ask more in extras .
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I noticed that rear defogger can be switched on only when headlight switch is on - weird or am I missing something?
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Yes, rear defogger can be switched on only when parking light/head light is on.

SX4 has a fuel indicator light but does not work. Any specific reason
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I noticed that rear defogger can be switched on only when headlight switch is on - weird or am I missing something?
they probably dont want it left on by mistake since the rear windshield could crack.
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they probably dont want it left on by mistake since the rear windshield could crack.
Sathya is mentioning about the rear fog light, not the rear defogger.

When we use the defogger we need to switch it off becauese a lot of electricity is used to heat the filament.
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Sathya is mentioning about the rear fog light, not the rear defogger.

When we use the defogger we need to switch it off becauese a lot of electricity is used to heat the filament.
well hes said defogger thats why i answered. but ive heard of indigos rear windshields cracking on prolonged use of the defogger.
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SX4 has a fuel indicator light but does not work. Any specific reason
Even Swift has a low fuel indicator light but does not work. When i asked a service advisor in MASS he told me that those are dummy lights which are not wired and which cannot be wired.
But swift's sold in other countries have these lights working.
I think Maruti is thinking a lot about cost cutting in India.........



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Even Swift has a low fuel indicator light but does not work. When i asked a service advisor in MASS he told me that those are dummy lights which are not wired and which cannot be wired.
But swift's sold in other countries have these lights working.
I think Maruti is thinking a lot about cost cutting in India.........



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now thats really not good. alot of people rely on that to tell them how much more their car can go after the needle reaches the e mark. at least then you know the car is on reserve.
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well hes said defogger thats why i answered. but ive heard of indigos rear windshields cracking on prolonged use of the defogger.
I enquired about rear defogger only, not rear fog light.
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