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Old 17th April 2008, 20:53   #136
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Mileage@10. Whooa. I would have thought with a weight differential of only about 40 kg between the hatchback and the sedan, the mileage differential would have been non existent.

ANy updates on the ride quality in the rear seats?
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Chennai summer, 100% ac, stop go traffic 10.xx kmpl is ok me say. Swift P will give 11 or max 12 under same condition.
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Default Maruti Swift DZiRE Vxi (Petrol) - 545 Kms Report

Maruti Swift DZiRE Vxi (Petrol) - 545 Kms Report

Checked the tyre pressure immediately after taking delivery. As mentioned in team-bhp, the tyres were over inflated (to 38 psi as against the recommended 33 psi).

The DZiRE did not bottom out on some of the biggest speed breakers in Chennai - just me and the driver in the car at that time though.

At a very hot exterior temperature of 44 deg F (as per the temperature reading in the dash - cool toy!) the AC managed to keep the interiors cool at the maximum blower setting.

The display lights on the odometer, music system, clock & temperature combo display dim down when the head lights are switched on.

If you adjust the day-night mirror to the day or the night position, you can achieve the other position by just a flick of the selector tab.

Center cabin light (very useful for reading in the back seats) fades out after 15 seconds of closing the door. The light stays on for 15 seconds after the key is removed. Center cabin light is in addition to front spot lights.

The pull-out arm rest in the back seat folds in neatly and does not jut into your back as some of us feel it does on the SX4.

With 5 feet 9 inchers sitting in the front and back your knees are not going to rub against anything.

Bottle holders on both rear doors are very useful in hot Chennai.

The integrated music system is not going to please the audiophile; does not matter to me though - I listen to music at very low volumes so that it will not obscure outside sounds while driving. The big buttons are a pleasure to use - not the Nokia N82 type teeny weeny ones found on most head units. Also, it has 3 x 6 memories for FM unlike the usual 2 x 6 - very useful with the multitude of FM channels in Chennai.

Yet to figure out where the rear fog lamps are!

Would have liked electrically adjustable ORVM atleast on the left side. Even the WagonR has it.

The auto-lock locks the doors several seconds after turning the ignition as against immediately as in some other cars - dangerous. In one of our cars with this delayed lock facility we got locked out because we stepped out shortly after starting the car (but) before it auto locked - the locking system went ahead and locked up the car; luckily it happened at our home where the spare keys and remote were available. I suppose the safest habit is to never step out of the car when the engine is running.

The horn is quite loud on the inside (mentioned in an earlier post) and when used, the vibrations can be felt on the steering wheel and accelerator pedal.

The doors do not close with a solid thud; there is a mild rattle, more so if the windows are down. The boot lid closes with a tinkle; not a thud! Not sure if this is something to compain about at this price point.

The glove box is very small; surely the unused airbag space (in the Vxi, Lxi, Vdi and Ldi) could have housed a second glove box.

Miss the prescence of rear wipe & wash.

Will Maruti consider an automatic transmission variant? I am sure it will be a big hit in places with 'stop & go' traffic.

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Old 17th April 2008, 22:34   #139
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Miss the prescence of rear wipe & wash.
Is it that much needed in a sedan?

AFAIK, its very much needed in hatches/SUVs etc, but not much in sedans.
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Congrats for your car and nice report...!

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Yet to figure out where the rear fog lamps are!
There is only one lamp and it can be turned on by the small switch next to the headlights switch.
Note: The switch for the rear fog lamp cannot be turned on without the headlight being in "ON" position.

My 2 cents, enjoy your car.

Cheers!!
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Great views there Murugan.
Request the mods to start a separate thread of the review.

Edit and OT: Crazy_Driver, where have you been ? Long time no posts ? :O
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The auto-lock locks the doors several seconds after turning the ignition as against immediately as in some other cars - dangerous. In one of our cars with this delayed lock facility we got locked out because we stepped out shortly after starting the car (but) before it auto locked - the locking system went ahead and locked up the car; luckily it happened at our home where the spare keys and remote were available. I suppose the safest habit is to never step out of the car when the engine is running.
You can program the security system so that it locks the doors only after the vehicle has crossed 20 kmph. You can also program it so that the doors get unlocked only if you remove the key from the ignition keyhole. This is what I have done on my SX4. Also, you can program it so that once all doors are closed, it will autolock in 30 seconds, but this works only when key is removed from ignition.
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You can program the security system so that it locks the doors only after the vehicle has crossed 20 kmph.
Murugan, the best is to lock in a set delay or 20km/hr. It should set in such a way that if the door is open when the ignition is turned on or opened after ignition, the locks will be manual and can be locked by just locking the driver side.

My Nippon is set like this and there is no chance that you will get locked outside unless the system itself fails.
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Old 20th April 2008, 05:03   #144
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Maruti Swift DZiRE Vxi (Petrol) - 545 Kms Report
Miss the prescence of rear wipe & wash.
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Is it that much needed in a sedan?

AFAIK, its very much needed in hatches/SUVs etc, but not much in sedans.
Guess a defogger might have sufficed. Its available only on the top end variants - the Zxi and Zdi.

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Well, my vehicle (Dzire Zxi Silky Silver) has landed today. Dealer says he will do PDI today and allow me to inspect the vehicle tomorrow after moving it to the delivery center. Is this normal practice ? I remember the PDI checklist for tbhpians asking to inspect vehicle before it goes for registration.

Understandably, this can be any time before/after the dealer does his internal PDI and sends it off to registration, right ?

Also, once vehicle has landed, how long does it take for registration formalities to complete and vehicle to be handed over ?

And, the dealer is proposing to give me a 3rd year extended warranty right now. And change that to 3&4th year as soon as he gets the price for the 3&4th year extended warranty. Is such a thing possible, my friend once told me that it's an either or clause and u can't buy 3rd and then change it to 3+4th year warranty. Who is correct, how does it work ?

He also claims that extended warranty works on the basis of dealer and not maruti per se. To elaborate, the example he quoted was "For example, you are on a long distance trip somewhere, and need some vehicle repair and leave it at a local maruti dealer there, the dealer there will call our dearlership for confirmation of extended warranty and other information and only then proceed with repairs, as a result, don't bother too much about extended warranty, it's only more pain an not worth the effort". Sound like a bag of BS right ? Anyone knows how it works. I know it didn't work this way for my earlier Tata Indica.

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Congratulations Sudhir. You got it pretty soon. My dealer is saying 2 months delivery time now when I booked 2 days after launch.
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Apra motors, Gurgaon, says 7 month delivery period .

Also they mentioned, if I can manage to book it VIA some NRI as gift, it can be delivered in one month. They have some kind of offer for NRIs

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Congratulations Sudhir. You got it pretty soon. My dealer is saying 2 months delivery time now when I booked 2 days after launch.
Congrats sudhir.you are luckier than many. Enjoy your new dzire.
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Well, my vehicle (Dzire Zxi Silky Silver) has landed today. I remember the PDI checklist for tbhpians asking to inspect vehicle before it goes for registration.

Also, once vehicle has landed, how long does it take for registration formalities to complete and vehicle to be handed over ?

And, the dealer is proposing to give me a 3rd year extended warranty right now. And change that to 3&4th year as soon as he gets the price for the 3&4th year extended warranty. Is such a thing possible, my friend once told me that it's an either or clause and u can't buy 3rd and then change it to 3+4th year warranty. Who is correct, how does it work ?
Congrats and welcome to the petrol DZiRE club!

Yes, please inspect and take the vehicle for a short drive before registration if it is legally permitted (dont ask me what happens if there is an accident during this drive - I dont know who will be responsible for what - all the same, many of us take that drive.). Please check again after registration and before taking delivery.

The registration and the delivery will be on the same day. Insurance work has to be completed before the registration. I got the registration number only a day after the delivery. Dealer said it is legal to run around with the "REGISTERED'" sticker - not sure about the legality of that. My previous car had the number plates fixed on the day of registration/ delivery.

I got a 3rd year warranty built into the on-road cost. The dealer said I could add on the 4th year warranty before the expiry of the 2nd year warranty; the cost of the 4th year warranty escalates after 60 days of the delivery.
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Can you belive that in this coustmer oriented market also Navneet motors - Thane told me they will take min. 6 months to deliver the car????

this is the only thing i can do to maruti


This is always been a case with maruti (Sx4, WegonR, New Zen and the list is so on and on....)

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