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Old 22nd November 2007, 10:54   #1
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Default WagonR Ownership Review - 1500 km

So finally the day is here. Just given the car for the first service .
Purchased the car on 7th Nov.
First Long drive - 9th Nov
Kms done as of today -1480
Places covered - Coorg,Mysore,Chennai

Based on my experience here's the list
Pros :
Great mileage - 17+ on highway(ac on and off)
Excellent power steering.Response even at top speeds
Space - Leg space ample for both rear and front seats
Lots of luggage space especially since the seats are foldable
Gear - Unlike most reviews, I found the gear change to be smooth.
Steep climbs in Coorg were negotiated pretty well for a small segment car.

Cons :
Nothing great about the AC.Guess shldnt expect more from a Maruti. No idea about Esteem and higher ups.

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Hi kibi, do you have the dual version or the regular version? Since you dont face any problems with gear shift, seems like Maruti fixed the problem or you just got lucky with a very nice gearbox

Enjoy your drive anyways...
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Congrats. Wagon R is a great car to own.
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Great mileage - 17+ on highway(ac on and off)
You will get better after the 3 services. My ex-car, 2000 Model wagon R used to give me 20+ on highways.
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Gear - Unlike most reviews, I found the gear change to be smooth
Once you get used to the gear changes they are smooth. A new driver will find it notchy.
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Nothing great about the AC.Guess shldnt expect more from a Maruti. No idea about Esteem and higher ups
Baleno AC is brilliant
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Hey, Where are the pics of your car? Post a few of them

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Yeah I am planning to do that... I wanted to do it right away...but then the Coorg trip came up.So now definitely after the service...

A little bit of beautification does no harm!!!!!!!!!
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Congrats kibi, i too bought a new WagonR Lxi on 11-Nov-07. Indeed a very great car to own.
Meanwhile, where did you buy it? How was the deal? Do share with us.

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Great to hear that you also are getting mileage around 17kmpl on h/ways. I used to get the same during long drives on h/ways (again ac on & off). You can expect the mileage to imporve a little after 1st service. Do post some pics.
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Jacob,

Its an LXi model-Petrol
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Ramki,

I got a fully loaded car for 4.03L.Some of the accesories include leather seat covers,Sony MP3 +4 speakers+antenna,Remote locking,door beading,teflon and under chassis coating,mud flaps,sun film,wheel caps,body cover etc etc..
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Got bit busy with work... Better late than never... Posting the pics











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