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Old 14th June 2008, 11:59   #196
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Dear members
The preliminary fuel consumption figures for my DZlRE is in-Preliminary because I have not really am it a lot.Although the car was bought in April I have managed to drive it for about 55Okm and on smoke. The first servicing was done after dreving it for just 250 toms.
Driving conditions as follows:
Altitude. sea level
Temperatures - 25-32c
Temperature at which petrol was filled -23%
kind of petroL- normal
Traffic congestion -almost non existant
Terrain -moderately hilly
Ac-On only for 10%.
Distance 163 km
fuel consumed - 12l
mileage - 13.6 km/litre
note-I generally don't drive the car above 2000 rpm


I have noted a nagging design deficiency in the car. The turn indicator does not get automatically reset unless a lot of wheel is used in the turn In this regard I feel that the Indica was more correct.
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i am sorry for all the errors in the post ante. handwriting recognition still doesnt work well. and i was too lazy to run a spell check before posting.

i am sure members will be able to decipher what my intentions were. if you cant then its probably un important.

i can assure the moderators that i will not have to post such an errata again
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Old 16th June 2008, 10:20   #198
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Mr. Murugan:
I never intended to hurt your feelings. I was closely watching your thread for more almost 2 months because I too booked a dZire (VDI, Sovereign Blue during April 1st week). But even after 2 months of my booking they weren’t able to give me a delivery date. So I cancelled my booking last week.


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Default Offer to transfer allotment papers of Dzire!

And now an offer to transfer allotment papers of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire diesel! Have not heard of this since Maruti 800 days - it used to go at a hefty premium in those days.
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And now an offer to transfer allotment papers of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire diesel! Have not heard of this since Maruti 800 days - it used to go at a hefty premium in those days.
That's quite interesting.
This can become a trend for the cars with long waiting periods.

Good catch doctor.
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Default 5000Kms service done

Had the 5000 Kilometers service done last week. Cost - Nil.
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Default Puncture - steel belted radial

Couple of weeks back the left rear tyre had a puncture due to a nail (discovered during the repair process). Obviously the steel belted radial could not prevent it.
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Old 21st November 2008, 23:20   #203
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Angry Petrol theft during 10,000 kms service of Maruti DZire

Had the 10,000 kms "free" service of my Maruti Suzuki DZire done on 18-11-2008 at Chennai.

While taking delivery of my car I noticed that the petrol gauge was showing a much lower level than at the time of giving for service that morning.

I am starting a separate thread about this (with more details) for better visibility in the forum to share the views of other members. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1062883 (Partially compensated - Petrol theft during service of Maruti Suzuki DZire)
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Had the 5000 Kilometers service done last week. Cost - Nil.
Hi Murugan, am following up your observations. Thanks for the good inputs. Have booked a Dzire ZXI and have been asked to wait for three months. Does it make sense to go in for the 3rd/4th year warranty?
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Hi SkyCougar. I feel you should go for atleast the 3rd year warranty. I bought a Dzire VDI in June last year and i opted for the 3rd year warranty. There are two options if im not mistaken. Atleast it says so as per the extended warranty booklet for my Dzire VDI.

Option 1. 3rd year warranty or 60,000 kms whichever is earlier.

Option 2. 3rd year and 4th year warranty or 80,000 kms whichever is earlier.

Hope you get your car soon. Regular followups with the dealer do matter and help that is if u dont want to end up waiting endlessly for your wheels. Mine was a classic case of booking on the second day after the launch and yet got pushed back


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Hi Murugan, am following up your observations. Thanks for the good inputs. Have booked a Dzire ZXI and have been asked to wait for three months. Does it make sense to go in for the 3rd/4th year warranty?
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Hi Murugan, am following up your observations. Thanks for the good inputs. Have booked a Dzire ZXI and have been asked to wait for three months. Does it make sense to go in for the 3rd/4th year warranty?
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After the bad experience I had with another car (see the link below) I take as much warranty as possible. Not sure if it makes good financial sense though (after all there are people who say that even life insurance is not cost effective!).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...-1-2years.html (Hyundai Santro Xing - Crankshaft & engine repair/ failure-only 26000 Kms & 2 1/2years)
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After the bad experience I had with another car (see the link below) I take as much warranty as possible. Not sure if it makes good financial sense though (after all there are people who say that even life insurance is not cost effective!).

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...-1-2years.html (Hyundai Santro Xing - Crankshaft & engine repair/ failure-only 26000 Kms & 2 1/2years)
That truly was shocking to read and i hope you were compensated in kind. The facts however remain in the small print of the said policy. Does the 3rd/4th year warranty cover all facets as in the previous years or are they of limited liability in nature? Only on these points, will it make sense to buy the extended policy.
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Default Maruti Dzire Vxi (petrol) Fuel efficiency and long-term report (almost 15,000 Kms)

10th February 2009, 15:24

Hi Doctor,
I noticed that you are a proud owner of a dzire. I am planning on buying one but i cannot find a long term report on this car. I wonder if you would do the needful and post a report if you have done "adequate" no of kms. i suppose 3000 / 4000 kms or so would be adequate. so looking out for your report.
In case u are reluctant to do so, please PM me on your ownership experience. esp long term issues like rattles and other irritants. Pl also indicate FE highway/ city and % AC use
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Maruti Dzire Vxi (petrol) Fuel efficiency (FE) and long term report.

In Chennai I get upwards of 12kms/lit with the AC switched on all the time.

Recently made a trip to Bangalore from Chennai. The return trip from near Brigade/ MG road, Bangalore where I had topped up the fuel to Annanagar, Chennai where again I topped up gave a FE of above 18kms/lit with the AC on all the time. Load factor - 3 adults, a 3 year old kid and a couple of suitcases etc in the boot. Cold tyre pressure checked and set at recommended level before the start. It was a mid-day ride and quite hot outside even in January. This ride included the chaotic traffic from Brigade/ MG road, Bangalore to Hosur, the equally chaotic Maduravoyil to Annanagar segment in Chennai and a trip into Vellore to visit a temple. The petrol was unleaded, non-premium stuff

Nearing 15,000 kms on the odo. An occasional rattle from both the front doors is a minor irritant

Hope that answers the questions.

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Hi All, Have finally received my car from ABT, Coimbatore on 03 Mar, but posting late. Thanks to Team BHP's exhaustive acceptance chklist, stood me in good stead. I had initially ordered Arctic White but settled for Azure Grey, the model is ZXI.
Dealership - staff too courteous to be true, smooth sailing all the way and threw in few extras, went thru with the chklist with me. Great experience.
The car seems good, true value for money, with all safety features thrown in, found the onboard cd/mp3 system quite reasonable, only lacks a direct USB jack. The best part is the Auto Climate Control, unbelievably responsive and no load on the power.
Drove back from Coimbatore keeping below 60 kmph, but overtaking in the fifth gear was really smooth.
havent exactly figured out the mileage but its roughly around 14 kmpl with the AC on and keeping the revs below 2000 rpm.

By the way, drove extensively around Munnar and especially rough roaded on certain tracks, handles beautifully over rough patches and the clearance is good. For those who know the drive is pretty entertaining.
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20,000 Kms service done for my Dzire. No major problems so far. Had 3M sunfilm installed at Khivraj, Chennai during the service.

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