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Old 5th June 2008, 10:49   #181
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Dear Kochicara,

Since you have got your DZIRE, please confirm the function by unlocking the lock button on the steering column and try pulling the streeing wheel towars your chest and push it downwards. If you can notice any movement the car is having a "Telescopic steering".
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Dzire don't have telescopic steering.
If wishes were horses perhaps.
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It is a tilt steering dear friend. Please check the car crochure or website if you want.
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Default Maruti Suzuki Swift DZiRE silky silver Vxi and Swift side-by-side

A few weeks back I spotted a Maruti Suzuki Swift silky silver Vxi at my club and could not resist the temptation to park my Maruti Suzuki Swift DZiRE silky silver Vxi next to it to get some side by side photos! I could not get a good frontal view at my club and the last picture was taken when an opportunity presented itself at my hospital.
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Old 7th June 2008, 12:29   #184
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Nice pictures doc, guess the best view of the dzire is the rear three quarter view.
Looks nice in pictures and better in real life! Also OT have you tinted your windows?

IMHO there is nothing much to differentiate the dzire and (new) swift in the front view,(the frontal picture is with the swift with old bumpers) and i guess that is one drawback.
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Also OT have you tinted your windows?
No, I have not opted for sun (control) film yet although I would love to in Chennai's blistering heat. Not too sure about the rules in Chennai and rest of the country. Are they allowed? If so, are there any specifications on transparency etc. If anybody has info on which authority can give me definite info, please let me know. The staff in the Maruti accessories section are wishy-washy on the issue.

The article in the link below says vaguely that they are banned.

The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Use of sun control film on vehicles banned in State

The link below states (not quoting exactly) that the windscreen and rear window shall have visual transmission of light not less than 70% and side windows not less than 50%. So different films may need to be used if one wants optimal heat reduction.

http://dorth.gov.in/writereaddata/su...2608339380.pdf
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Old 7th June 2008, 23:11   #186
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Well Sun control films does not equate to 'dark' tints, also i guess all the leading 'sun film' companies are having 35%(dark) tints.It the UV screen rating of these films that really matter and that does not mean 'dark' tints, also you might be aware of the front windscreen sun control films which happen to be transparent.
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Default Tinted Glass vs Sun control film

Tinted Glass vs Sun control film

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Well Sun control films does not equate to 'dark' tints, also i guess all the leading 'sun film' companies are having 35%(dark) tints.It the UV screen rating of these films that really matter and that does not mean 'dark' tints, also you might be aware of the front windscreen sun control films which happen to be transparent.
Can we tint the automotive glasses after market? Is it done commonly? How much does it cost and where is it done? Is the procedure something routine or is it esoteric? I have heard of it being done after market in the 'pre-sun control film' era but I may be mistaken. Is tinting better than using sun control film? I guess one of the advantages will be that the customer will not face problems of peeling, tearing, bleb formation etc but the downside will be un-alterable shading which may not be to the taste of every customer and possible non-compliance with changing governmental regulations. I was under the impression that tinting is done at the manufacturers end before the car is sold to the customer. Correct me if I am wrong.

The visual transparency rating of the films available in the market stretch over a wide range going upto well above the "permissible" range of 50% / 70%.

Yes, I am aware that sun control films:
1. Save energy by rejecting heat thereby enhancing comfort level and reducing the load on air conditioners
2. Block harmful ultra violet radiation and thus prevent damage to skin and upholstery
3. Reduce glare and increase driving comfort
4. Hold the broken glass splinters together in case of damage during accidents, limiting the extent of damage and injury
5. Enhance the visual appeal to some

Yes, I am also aware that front windscreen sun control films which happen to be transparent are available. How many of us use them though? Looks like upto 70% transparency is enough for these too going by the rules quoted in a previous post. Guess that might make driving in the dark that much more difficult.

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Clearing all doubts on the black film ban, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sunil Kumar, “Cars must maintain 70 per cent visibility for both front and rear windshields and 50 per cent on the side windows.”
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Source: Privacy pangs for private commuters - 10-Dec-2007, Ergo (Chennai).
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Dzire don't have telescopic steering.
If wishes were horses perhaps.
Thanks for the authentic information.
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Finally, the truth prevails.
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Default Xtra Premium petrol DZiRE mileage. Door rattle.

Unleaded fuel was not around the last time so I had to go for IndianOil Xtra Premium petrol. The mileage was 11.3Kms/Lt. My friend says that his Ldi gives 14kms/Lt of diesel.

The left front door has developed an annoying persistent rattle.

Odometer 2500kms.
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Cool Aerial / bird's eye view of Maruti Suzuki Swift DZiRE silky silver and Swift

Aerial / bird's eye view of Maruti Suzuki Swift DZiRE silky silver and Swift silky silver. How is that for a comparo?!
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guess the body colored ORVMs and the door handles make the dzire look wider also, nice shot!
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Aerial / bird's eye view of Maruti Suzuki Swift DZiRE silky silver and Swift silky silver. How is that for a comparo?!
Hi Murugan,
I think your full time job is "hunting behind silver colored Swifts in Chennai".

I think you are either trying to prove others that the Dzire is better than Swift or you are justifying your self.

Anyways I like the spirit.cheers:

Tailpiece: I booked a Dzire VDI in April, cancelled it due to the prolonging waiting period and booked a Fabia TDI Classic.
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Hi Murugan,
I think your full time job is "hunting behind silver colored Swifts in Chennai".

I think you are either trying to prove others that the Dzire is better than Swift or you are justifying your self.

Anyways I like the spirit.cheers:
Blistering barnacles! A guy pulls out his digital camera which he has been in the habit of carrying with him for the past 5 years on just 3 different occassions to take impromptu photographs of two cars that have similar genes and are extensively compared by many and they call it a full time job? Whoa! These photos represent a miniscule of thousands of photos of cars and many other categories in my extensive archive.

I am neither trying to prove a point nor do I have to. I like both the DZiRE and the Swift equally and believe that both are very good, value for money and fun to drive cars. I have also uploaded several non-DZiRE/Swift (if I can call it that) photographs in several threads. Check the one below (aerial/ bird's eye view of several other cars) for a sample:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...view-cars.html

Also check other posts and threads started to see what I mean.

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nice shot!
Thanks for the compliment on the photograph! See the link above for aerial/ bird's-eye view of several other cars; I am sure you will like it.

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