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Old 14th March 2009, 20:43   #16
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Great post Zahir. For someone like Tarun or me. Expecting my first Diesel Car (again a white Swift VDi) in 8-10 days after driving petrol cars for last 12 years.
No problem man, you'd be so disappointed if you were making the shift to a diesel just a few years ago but the common rail engines are just beautiful. A good tip would be to also gear check the car early on. Helps a lot especially if you find the swift brakes a little weak(I do)... will equip your engine to handle gear checking at a later stage. Have fun bro....
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Old 14th March 2009, 20:53   #17
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Enjoy the car well Tarun.. and Zahir, good post there
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Old 14th March 2009, 21:04   #18
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Congratulations on your new beast.
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Old 14th March 2009, 21:10   #19
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congrats tarun on your new buy!
white looks like the hottest color in swift. enjoy the turbo and drive safe!
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Hi Tarun,

Congrats for the purchasing the hottest diesel hatch in the market today, everything about the car is good and it looks excellent in white, though you will have to work hard to maintain the color

Only the waiting period is a sore point, keep us updated as you munch miles on the beauty.

What are the plans for the ICE ?

Interior pics are awaited, enjoy the beauty !!

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Old 14th March 2009, 23:02   #21
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Congrats Buddy, Drive safe and keep those miles clocking and giving us inputs about the DDIS.
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Well u asked, I answered...

Phew! I'm done!
Thanks for the reply... will take note of all the points you have shared over here.

Coming to how much did the car cost.
  • 5.10L was the Ex SR price-Chandigarh.
  • Some 14500Rs is the insurance by Bajaj.
  • Total it came to 5.25L with insurance.
  • I had paid 50k advance and then took 2.5 as Loan from SBI. By chance now a days SBI is having some offers: for 1 year the interest rate would be flat 10%, and after 1st year the rates would be as in the market. Then other banks take 600-700rs / lakh but right now SBI has a offer of 0rs as processing fees (which save my 3000-3500rs).
I have 1 question to ask, can I use the same Co (MRF) tyres and just add Alloys to it? I asked about this at a alloys shop and they said that keeping same tyres and getting only alloys would cost 10k for 4 alloys.
Please let me know if this is an good deal? I had bought a new car audio for my old car which i sold before getting swift, I have that Pioneer which i would be useing in my swift.

Here are few more pics which i took today with my Nikon D80 SLR camera. Hope you like them.
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Congrats Tarun. Its a very nice car. I love the diesel version.

@Zahir:- Thanks for the wonderful tips. Some apply to me and I'll take care of those in my new car too.
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Great pics dude, the Swift always looks best in this shade ie the Artic White, what extra fittments are you planning? The stock tyres of the DDIS are useless so its advisible to upgrade them first and then go for the alloys. Best of Luck also post pics with you along with your DDIS. Safe Driving .
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If its a choice between changing the alloys or the tires, change the tires right away. That will be much more beneficial and safe compared to alloys that are majorly a cosmetic change.
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great looking car, white looks awesome! congrats!
Also, please promise to continue posting photos at this rate, everyone loves them.

btw, was the title of the thread meant to say "beast"?
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If its a choice between changing the alloys or the tires, change the tires right away. That will be much more beneficial and safe compared to alloys that are majorly a cosmetic change.
Anyone knows what price does the org CO fitted tires cost (each), as the tires shop guy is offering just 6500rs less if i give my tires + Rims, if the Co fitted tires are from JK then its 5500rs less.

By luck mine were from MRF.
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great looking car, white looks awesome! congrats!
Also, please promise to continue posting photos at this rate, everyone loves them.

btw, was the title of the thread meant to say "beast"?
Thanks for the good wishes... no i wrote As Beat as swift beats all other cars in its segment.
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@tarunmadhok

Congrats on the new buy man. Look forward to meet you and your ride at the next meet.
A suggestion, de-badge it. A white swift looks stunning in de-badged form! There's a thread up for the same. Do check out.
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Old 15th March 2009, 16:36   #30
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Congrats tarun for your new ride swift vdi !! I think the tyre shop is giving you a good deal ,i too also have swift vdi and i change the engine oil every 5000kms . I have driven 15000kms till date have no issues with it but my brake pads got worn out and had to get them replaced apart from this i am very much happy with my car ,and also get the moulded mud flaps painted body coloured , 0nce again congrats to you enjoy your ride and drive safely ,
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