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Old 14th March 2008, 16:40   #121
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Absolute rubbish. Swift P's gearbox is one of the best in the bussiness.
OK, let me rephrase that. The gearshift in our Swift-P is crappy (as in not being precise & buttersmooth), though better than my Baleno. I assumed that it would be a common Swift thing - maybe ours is a one-off case.

I was speaking from general experience with Maruti cars for more than 2 decades and I don't think the ones I used (M800, Baleno, Swift) can by any stretch of imagination be called as butter-smooth gear shifts. For certain gears, slotting into place itself is a big deal.

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thanks for this nice review, as being a palio fan my self i was dying to read some thing after i saw the first pics in news paper. new front grill looks awesome & add to that tank like build quality, there is a winner. interiors are obviously disappointing
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OK,

I was speaking from general experience with Maruti cars for more than 2 decades and I don't think the ones I used (M800, Baleno, Swift) can by any stretch of imagination be called as butter-smooth gear shifts. For certain gears, slotting into place itself is a big deal.
You need to drive a zen, man..one of the slickest gearboxes in business. BTW, have you got a new swift (P) ?
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BTW, have you got a new swift (P) ?
Its close to a year old now and my Dad got it - use it during my weekly trips to Kerala.
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You need to drive a zen, man..one of the slickest gearboxes in business. ?
OT: lemme join in the fray and bring in another oldie (a distant cousin of Fiat, twice removed) - the venerable Premier 118NE.

PS: Sorry Kpzen - but I just couldnt let that slide by.
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You need to drive a zen, man..one of the slickest gearboxes in business. BTW, have you got a new swift (P) ?
yeah i have driven zen a lot and it has pretty good gearbox but there is something weird about the maruti gearboxes ..... i don't know how to explain but they feel pretty dead to me ..... again this is personal opinion someone might like swift box over palio ..... palio has long throw where swift is pretty short ......
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I am satisfied with my Sienna and hence I have booked my Palio 1.3 SDX, black. I guess that for a person who used a 1st gen Palio for over 9 years, I should be able to judge, right? Specially cconsidering that I have a Safari, have driven the Swift diesel considerably, had almost decided to buy the Getz CRDI last week, after numerous test drives, even up to Kodaikanal.
Hey jyobeb what is the waiting period quoted by the dealer and what difference you found out between Palio MJD and Getz CRDI TD that made you to book Palio 1.3 SDX?
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Hey jyobeb what is the waiting period quoted by the dealer and what difference you found out between Palio MJD and Getz CRDI TD that made you to book Palio 1.3 SDX?
The Getz was just too powerful without adequate safety features. It truly is a monster and handling is not as good as the Palio. The other reason is that my friend who drives his Getz CRDI very carefully inside town has got only 12 kmpl over 4 tankfulls.
My dealer has told me 21 days for delivery.
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The Getz was just too powerful without adequate safety features. It truly is a monster and handling is not as good as the Palio. The other reason is that my friend who drives his Getz CRDI very carefully inside town has got only 12 kmpl over 4 tankfulls.
My dealer has told me 21 days for delivery.
Just 21 days ?? Which dealer dude ? For me 2 months in Coimbatore.
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Just 21 days ?? Which dealer dude ? For me 2 months in Coimbatore.
ARAS & PVPV. He also happens to be my schoolmate & good friend.
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ARAS & PVPV. He also happens to be my schoolmate & good friend.
in Madurai ? hmm..ARAS in Erode , didnt respond me properly at all , but he too said its 2 months .... Damm
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the dealers were koyenco

Huh? are they still Tata dealers?

I passed that way couple of weeks back, and the the show room near wytefort was walled up with BMW hoardings. There was news in the "exotics spotted in Kerala" thread that Koyenco is going in for BMW dealership, but that thread also mentioned that Koyenco will be using their facility near Popular Hyundai (other side of the Vytilla junction on NH Byepass).
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Just 21 days ?? Which dealer dude ? For me 2 months in Coimbatore.
In Chandigarh top model SDx in Red was readily available within 2 days. Rest depending upon the color and model it was 2 weeks waiting and 20-25K minimum booking amount.
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Hi BaCkSeAtDrIVeR,

> Huh? are they still Tata dealers?

Yes.

> and the the show room near wytefort was walled up with BMW hoardings.

The new BMW showroom will come up there.

> but that thread also mentioned that Koyenco will be using their facility near
> Popular Hyundai (other side of the Vytilla junction on NH Byepass).

It is already functioning.

You have answered your own question, actually!
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Now, me in a fix, should i go for the Palio and comprimise on saftey aspect or forget the palio and book some other car!!!!

Will keep all updated as i get more information.

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since u are a fiat fan, my suggestion would be to go for a second hand Palio/Petra or soemthing and use it for about 7 months till GP launches and then exchange this with the GP.

i would do this if i were u
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