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Old 29th August 2008, 11:17   #31
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congrats on your car - good taste of interiors.
do give us your opinion on the ride quality. do let us know if you feel the bumpiness and the body roll.
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Old 29th August 2008, 11:47   #32
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Hi kalpeshc,

> Do they give some amount back for the original rear view mirror and the stock > seat covers?

The rear view mirror with display is mostly a clip on one which goes on to the original mirror (it is so in my case). I doubt they would give money for the stock seat covers, I assume they would have given it back.
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Old 29th August 2008, 14:25   #33
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@ prateekswarup - thank you sir, the interiors came out better that what we envisioned!

@kalpeshc & @trrk - yes the original mirror stays on and the new one with the integrated display is clipped on to it.

regarding seat covers, had asked them to stitch over the standard ones as i did not want the original seat covers to come to nothing!
Friends had reservations about this approach, but the result seems to have made no difference in terms of fit or finish!

@MuraliR - thank you again, having upgraded from a hatch back that too the 'choppy' santro, i find the ride more than acceptable, moreover i have changed the tyres to Michelin XM1+ and that has transformed the dynamics IMHO.
Currently in 'running in' so no spirited driving hence unable to comment on body roll,(almost same as swift) only wish that the brakes were a little more powerful!
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Old 30th August 2008, 12:22   #34
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Default Initial Impressions!

Was itching to hit the highway after all the work on the car was over.

Had initially planned for a Kanyakumari trip but had to change to Varkala beach due to time constraint.

Swift Dzire 6 months, 6,000 kms, post 2nd service update-dsc04741.jpg

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Interiors:
-plastic quality is better than the logan/indigo
-instrumentation is clear and at night very nice on the eyes.
-the dials have chrome surrounds which the swift lacks(in fact these surrounds are also present around the speaker grills also)
-most of the switch gear is shared with the SX4 which is good for the Dzire owner(not so for the sx4 owner)
-glove box is - useless/oddly shaped/and holds 3 toothpicks-shame Suzuki!
- the door pockets are also not very different, no bottle holder in the front, but rear has a 1litre bottle holder unlike the swift.
-only the driver power window switch is back lit.
-there are two spot lights in the front, they would have served better at the rear as reading lights.
-switch gear has a damped feel to it-nice.
-lack of low fuel light/dead pedal is glaring.
- rear parcel shelf is sloping-anything kept there will be in the passengers hands once the brakes are applied.
- grab handles has soft release.
-rear seats appear roomier due to larger windows and more angled seat back.
-boot is very well shaped and the suspension towers dont intrude much.Even though the boot lip is quite high up the opening is very wide.

Swift Dzire 6 months, 6,000 kms, post 2nd service update-dsc04644.jpg

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Music system:
-above average IMHO
-remote works a charm.
-Aux input 1+
-no USB 1-
-rear speakers are 6"(i guess) rounds so fitting 9x6 will need metal cutting - not good!
-distortion is quite evident above 3/4th volume settings.

Swift Dzire 6 months, 6,000 kms, post 2nd service update-dsc04647.jpg

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Old 5th September 2008, 09:57   #35
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Nearing first service now:

Fuel efficiency-

-km - 434.6

-fuel - 24.0 liters normal IOC diesel.

-kmpl - 18kmpl!!

-100% AC-two people-90% city-10% A roads.


roll on in 3rd gear is phenomenal- beats a fiesta 1.6S hands down!
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Old 17th September 2008, 04:20   #36
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Question Modification?

The Dzire and the Swift looks way too similar head-on, with only the grille that's different.

Was thinking about using black-out tape to cover the painted bits in the air dam to create a single air dam-something like this.
Swift Dzire 6 months, 6,000 kms, post 2nd service update-alter.jpg

Will this work? Opinions and other suggestions are welcome.
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firstly congrats, secondly great pics. enjoying your drive? The climate control must be a great feature! also the accessories guy you have gone to is really good man from the snaps!

enjoy life with the dzire!

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Very nice writeup TOR.

New Bharat is infamous for their deals. Most of us have the same opinion about them

The Windtones (Bosch one's) are very loud for a 500Rs horn.

What next ? Alloys or ICE?

Could you post pix of the rear view mirror taken during day time.
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Old 17th September 2008, 17:49   #39
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TOR

firstly congrats, secondly great pics. enjoying your drive? The climate control must be a great feature! also the accessories guy you have gone to is really good man from the snaps!

enjoy life with the dzire!

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Thanks you sir, mine is a VDi so dont think my better half will warm up to calling her 'climate control'!!

Yes the Motor plaza guys are real good fitters-very professional.

Your Swift diesel writeup is really entertaining-keep it coming!

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Very nice writeup TOR.

New Bharat is infamous for their deals. Most of us have the same opinion about them

The Windtones (Bosch one's) are very loud for a 500Rs horn.

What next ? Alloys or ICE?

Could you post pix of the rear view mirror taken during day time.
Thank you sir, mine are the ROOTS one's and are not that loud.

Alloys are next-ICE- dont want to mess the neat integrated stereo on the dashboard-so maybe a change of speakers will be all that i ll be going for.


Please do give your opinions on the Front Air Dam modification-is it ugly?
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Its looks like its smiling more or it it grinning like?

You will have to cut some part of the bumper for this and this should impact its structural design I guess. Maybe a neat paint job will be a better idea.
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The photo is a photoshop representation - planning to paste the 'black out stickers' thats used for blacking out the door pillars-so there is no cutting involved-just pasting it over the painted part of the bumper.

'Smiling' - so thats not aggressive - well have to think again?
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Please do give your opinions on the Front Air Dam modification-is it ugly?
Sir, dont go forward with the modification.It does not look good.. Maybe it may look good when done in real.But atleast in photo it does not. It steals the beauty of your beast..The aggression is lost as you said.
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Tor, congrats on your new ride. The awesome write up with pics shows your passion for the car. Hope you have a good driving experience with your wonderful car.

Regarding the modification, my personal opinion is that its not suiting the car and like jkdas said, its more like grinning than smiling. But that's only my opinion though. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
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Sir, dont go forward with the modification.It does not look good.. Maybe it may look good when done in real.But atleast in photo it does not. It steals the beauty of your beast..The aggression is lost as you said.
Thank you for the viewpoint - i wont be going for the stickering as i ll rather be aggressive than funny!

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Tor, congrats on your new ride. The awesome write up with pics shows your passion for the car. Hope you have a good driving experience with your wonderful car.

Regarding the modification, my personal opinion is that its not suiting the car and like jkdas said, its more like grinning than smiling. But that's only my opinion though. As they say, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Thank you Sir, the 'experience' had been 'lag free'-pun very much intended!

Yes its 'NO' to the modification.

Thanks guys for the opinions.
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The DZire looks simply awesome. You went for the best model, get the stereo, and power windows alongwith the brilliant multijet. Very good decision
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