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Old 8th April 2008, 07:50   #61
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Is it possible that they would be willing to sell it to anyone who is ready to pay a few 1000Rs more ?!!!

And maybe when they do give him a car, they could say that there was a problem with the chassis number, etc.

Is this scenario possible ?
Crossed my mind too! Maybe the dealer genuinely did not want the car to be messed up.

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Turns out I have been seeing my car for the last 3 days!

They refused saying that it was sold to another customer and hence nobody should step inside!

I requested for the keys to the (read ‘my’) car in the showroom to look at the chassis number under the bonnet or on the bottom of the 'B' pillar (hope my terminology is correct) on opening the front driver side door (another fact my friend had educated me on!) and again the same mumbo-jumbo of 'sold to another customer.'
Confidence of the executives in telling lies doubts integrity of dealer, got to be careful. Caveat Emptor
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Crossed my mind too! Maybe the dealer genuinely did not want the car to be messed up.

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Pal, do ask her why she didnt allow you to check the car.
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I am not sure whether this has been already discussed or not.

Does Dzire has more lagroom compare to Swift ?
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Does Dzire come with a security alarm that goes off if someone opens the door with a different key?
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Took delivery of my Maruti Swift Dzire Vxi at 6PM on the evening of 8th April, 2008 at the promised time of delivery.

Had a pre-registration drive around in the morning as advised on this forum. Wonder what happens if there is an accident during this time. The 'red registration' board was not available on the vehicle. Please advice.

Had some issues on the paint job - on the metal below all the four doors the paint had multiple eruptions. However the executives claimed it was a 'matt finish(!)', showed similar stuff on the demo diesel dzire, claimed that all new Swifts also had it; the small eruption like stuff was apparently deliberately done and helps in keeping off the dust. Could not beleive a word of what they said (probably due to my limited knowledge) but the alternative was to stop the registration and wait for the next batch of DZires for which I did not have the time. Also according to the dealer the next batch was not going to be any different. Took pictures of the 'eruptions' on the demo car. Will post it soon.

My car has 'Registered' stickers slapped on the front and rear windscreens and I was told I could drive it around as I wished since the registration process in the RTO office was completed. I was also told that the registration number and number plates would be ready tomorrow (9th). The Insurance was done today (8th) morning before the visit to the RTO office with the engine and chassis number alone. Apparently the registration number will be endorsed later on. I seriously dont remember the process in the previous two cars I had purchased as I got a friend to take care of everything then. Do let me know if anything is wrong.

Did about 30 Kms of mostly night driving.

1. The high beam is lower and if the low beam had been any lower the underside of my car would have had seriously bright illumination! Guess it needs to be adjusted later.

2. The horn is pretty loud on the inside. Any solution?

3. Got to rev much short of the 3k mark only - just beyond 2k would be more appropriate; seems loudish near 3k although the tacho redlines much higher. All the same the acceleration was quite good even within this power band and I did not feel any unexpected thrusts as in the diesel version with its turbo kicking in.

4. Definitely quieter than the diesel counterpart.

5. The integrated music system looks but does not sound cool. Guess some tinkering with the settings might improve it.

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Congrats Murugan! Are you doing the traditional running in?
And do post day light pics of the car.

Great! Enjoy buddy!
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My dealer tells me that as of today the waiting list for the Dzire petrol is more than one month and for the diesel version it is close to 3 months!

He also tells me that a few Swifts are readily available now. A few friends who had booked Swifts with an unknown waiting period have suddenly started getting calls from the dealers to take delivery of their Swift pronto. Apparently the small difference in price between the Swift and DZire has cannibalised the market share of the Swift and many customers have decided to migrate/ upgrade to DZire.

Is that bad news for Maruti?

Maybe the difference in cost will be more once the 'introductory price' of the DZire is withdrawn.
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Congrats Murugan! Are you doing the traditional running in?

In God we trust, all others are suspects.
Thanks!

Yes, I have read up http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...r-new-car.html

Also I am following the advice given in the Maruti manual.
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great news buddy! drive safely and as you are the 1st T-Bhpian to have a Dzire, do upload loads of pics. Yenjoy
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Congrats Buddy. Enjoy your dream machine and do post some snaps of it
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Murugan : Had some issues on the paint job - on the metal below all the four doors the paint had multiple eruptions.
Pls post some pics of this - a close-up. May be serious, pls get it resolved asap, while the paint is still wet .

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Wonder if the horn is pointing in-wards, towards the cabin ! lol
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Had some issues on the paint job - on the metal below all the four doors the paint had multiple eruptions. However the executives claimed it was a 'matt finish(!)', showed similar stuff on the demo diesel dzire, claimed that all new Swifts also had it; the small eruption like stuff was apparently deliberately done and helps in keeping off the dust. Could not beleive a word of what they said (probably due to my limited knowledge) but the alternative was to stop the registration and wait for the next batch of DZires for which I did not have the time. Also according to the dealer the next batch was not going to be any different. Took pictures of the 'eruptions' on the demo car. Will post it soon.
Congrats on the new car. Do u mean the rough finish on the running board? If yes, then nothing to worry. Its done on all the swifts. My car has it.
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congrats murugan on your dzire. Please post the pics soon. Are u planning to get alloys?
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Had some issues on the paint job - on the metal below all the four doors the paint had multiple eruptions. However the executives claimed it was a 'matt finish(!)', showed similar stuff on the demo diesel dzire, claimed that all new Swifts also had it; the small eruption like stuff was apparently deliberately done and helps in keeping off the dust. Could not beleive a word of what they said (probably due to my limited knowledge) but the alternative was to stop the registration and wait for the next batch of DZires for which I did not have the time. Also according to the dealer the next batch was not going to be any different. Took pictures of the 'eruptions' on the demo car. Will post it soon.
Congrats on the car! Yes, the so called 'eruptions' in the lower body is designed to keep off dust (or other purposes). It is there in my SX4 too. But it have a thick plastic coating above the erruption (or matte finish ).

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