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Old 28th June 2008, 11:21   #1
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hi. this is my first post here. i decided to buy a car for my college commute that is about 26kms a day and 3 days a week. first decided to buy a swift ldi and put some nice alloys. but then the deciding factor (dad) said budget problems. so started to look out for a used getz 1.3. found 2 or 3 but then FE was very low. then came down alto, problem: high price qouted everywhere here in bangalore. one guy here qouted 2.6l for a 2004 alto lxi 40000kms done. then one day one of my friends suggested to look out for used cars in free ads. there were 2 zens there. one 2003 and 2006. i went to see this 2006 model zen vxi euro 3. previous owner was a doctor and used only 21000kms. everything was stock. only additions were very bad seat covers and some lite tint. he quoted 3.2l and then dad negotiated to 2.95l. all this happened on 23rd. finally paid the amount and the got the car on 26th. removed the wheel caps, seat covers, put audio system pio6950 ( i think because my uncle got it for me dont know properly) and some jbl speakers, chrome trim, number plates. finally a car according to my taste. yesterday checked its history found everything as said by the first owner.
car is in very good condition. still a virgin. pics:
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congrats on the new ride. the black rims look pretty cool Whats that mark above the maruti suzuki logo ? or is it a reflection ?
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Congrats on the 'new' acquisition. The Zen is an excellent first car to buy considering it's literally Zero maintenance and decent performance. IMO you paid slightly more but then again this car is < 2 years and will give you trouble free service for at least another 5 years (if you keep it till then!) so you will eventually get a good ROI.
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Congrats on you new buy. I notice a dent on the back door. Was it there previously? Looking pretty bad from RR view. Get this corrected from a body shop and then your car will look more perfect.
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Congrats Dude. One more Zen in the TBHP family.
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congrats on the new ride. the black rims look pretty cool [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/ADMINI%7E1/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]Whats that mark above the maruti suzuki logo ? or is it a reflection ?

thanks bottle. Thatís a dent.

Congrats on the 'new' acquisition. The Zen is an excellent first car to buy considering it's literally Zero maintenance and decent performance. IMO you paid slightly more but then again this car is < 2 years and will give you trouble free service for at least another 5 years (if you keep it till then!) so you will eventually get a good ROI.

Thanks Theodore.

Congrats on you new buy. I notice a dent on the back door. Was it there previously? Looking pretty bad from RR view. Get this corrected from a body shop and then your car will look more perfect.

Thanks snaronikar. Will probably get it repaired in mandovi.

Congrats Dude. One more Zen in the TBHP family.

Thanks maverick.
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Congrats on your new ride and i always liked this zen model. Its a good ride to do performance mods and you can take tips from blueraven (satya) as his zen stands out in the crowd.
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Nice car you go there. Not sure about the prices in your city, but what the heck? Its your first car and shes a beauty, so worth every penny. I used to always lust for a Zen. The sporty stance, the low seating position and the amazing pickup and handling. It was way ahead of its times, and we used to drool over the jellybean shape as compared to the sharp edges of the older gen cars.

Hope you have many years of driving pleasure with her. Drive safe!!!
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hey arbind,
Iíve been with a used Zen for over 3 years and she is still as fresh as a flower, enjoy your buy brother and wish you lots of good experiences with her, have a lovely weekend.
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hey arbind,
Iíve been with a used Zen for over 3 years and she is still as fresh as a flower, enjoy your buy brother and wish you lots of good experiences with her, have a lovely weekend.
thanks sanjay. u too enjoy your ride.
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Small Update on the Car:
New Tint for all Glasses: Lumar for Front Windshield full and the rest Garware.
New Number Plates
13" EVO Alloys
165/60/R13 Bridgestone Potenza G3 shoes
FFE

Next Stage:
K&N Performance Filter.
New Audio Complete Setup.

Waiting for Vitamin M for the next stage.
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Congrats for new accessssories .

1.165 tires don't scrap the wheel wells ?
2.Is the front and rear suspension raised ?
3.How much for alloys ?
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arbind85,

waw. zen looks very neat. paint quality still looks like new one? had you waxed it recently? Please post the wax details!

i too have same question, how much you paid for the alloy?
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Congrats for new accessssories .

1.165 tires don't scrap the wheel wells ?
2.Is the front and rear suspension raised ?
3.How much for alloys ?
165 tires scrapping issue has not yet come. so far so good.
suspension has not been raised.
Rs. 30000 for 5 alloys, 5 Potenza g3 tires, chrome nuts
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arbind85,

waw. zen looks very neat. paint quality still looks like new one? had you waxed it recently? Please post the wax details!

i too have same question, how much you paid for the alloy?
i use formula 1 polish for the car after washing, i apply formula 1 once every month.
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The zen looks really nice, almost as new from the showroom.
Very well kept car. The paint has aged quite well, I guess its the polish you do .

Arent the number plates too small, wrong font? Hope you have no issues with them.

How much mileage are you getting with the FFE system. I would assume driving sedately would be very difficult.
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