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Old 15th December 2010, 15:46   #16
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LXI came with PS and front PW only. (Correct me if I am wrong).
Rear wipers, Body coloured bumpers must have been added later by the previous owner, I think.
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No boss. rear wash and wipe is standard for LXi. My friend had one same 2003 model.
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The grill isnt the original one on this zen - if it is a 2003 zen, then it should have a different grill, the black grill is the one from the carb'd zens. Yes the LXi did come with the rear wiper and power windows and powersteering, the body colored bumpers are aftermarket.

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One more query:
The RC book says it's 10hp engine. AFAIK, MPFI Zen has 60hp engine.
Infact, even some other Zens I checked recently had their RC books mentioned as 10hp. Why is that?

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the body colored bumpers are aftermarket.
I thought so. This one also has the front bumper mis-aligned.
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@ch.nathan - congrats on the ZEN, Looks like well maintained.
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One more query:
The RC book says it's 10hp engine. AFAIK, MPFI Zen has 60hp engine.
Infact, even some other Zens I checked recently had their RC books mentioned as 10hp. Why is that?

This is a funny system. In olden days the HP mentioned in RC books were Taxable Horse Power. Look at the old Amby RC Books, the HP mentioned were either 13.28 or 14 (rounded off). This is derived from the formula D2 x N, where D is the diameter of the Bore and N is the number of cylinders.

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Congrats Chetan. So you finally found a Zen. I can totally relate to all that you have mentioned in the looking for the Zen part. The high demand is not only in Bangalore, its the same in Pune... and everywhere else as well i'm guessing. I also left quite a few deals, thinking i'll come back later and negotiate, only to find out that those Zens were already gone. I finally got my Zen after a colleague put me on to a true value guy he knew quite well. This guy called me as soon as the car was driven in to true value and a few hours later I had booked it .. Enjoy the car.

PS- Please get rid of those wheelcaps. They look awful.

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Old 15th December 2010, 18:17   #23
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Congrats, although like many others, I feel 1.75L is waay too much for this car.

Another 25k would give you a newer Santro or Spark. Just my 2 cents.
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This is derived from the formula D2 x N, where D is the diameter of the Bore and N is the number of cylinders.
The formula I posted was slightly wrong; there is a constant in it.

It is 0.4 x D square x N where D is the diameter of the bore in inches

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Congrats for the car, but 1.75l ? my friend bought a baleno vxi 40k done, first owner, for 2l.
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Congrats my friend on zen, its a very good car, when i was in Mumbai i bought a zen 2003 Lxi for 1.4L in Jan 2010, after 6 months moved to bangalore and used for 3 months. I have sold my MH registration zen in bangalore in August 2010 for 1.4L again with very heavy heart as i moved to onsite assignment. Check my sold zen in my garage. Congrats once again.

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The demand for Zens is very heartening for me as I currently have a '01 Zen VX and will be looking to sell it some time next year.

Are the cup holders (ahead of the gear lever) standard or were they added aftermarket by the previous owner?
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Old 16th December 2010, 11:41   #28
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This one also has the front bumper mis-aligned.
This is what I was talking about:
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This is a funny system. In olden days the HP mentioned in RC books were Taxable Horse Power. Look at the old Amby RC Books, the HP mentioned were either 13.28 or 14 (rounded off). This is derived from the formula D2 x N, where D is the diameter of the Bore and N is the number of cylinders.
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The formula I posted was slightly wrong; there is a constant in it.

It is 0.4 x D square x N where D is the diameter of the bore in inches
Thanks for the Good information. Rajeev.

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PS- Please get rid of those wheelcaps. They look awful.
Sure thing Tarun. BTW, my name is not Chetan.

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Congrats, although like many others, I feel 1.75L is waay too much for this car.
Another 25k would give you a newer Santro or Spark. Just my 2 cents.
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Congrats for the car, but 1.75l ? my friend bought a baleno vxi 40k done, first owner, for 2l.
I have already waited 2 months for a Zen at exact market price. But it was way too difficult. Finally had to make some compromise before the frustration shot-up.

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Are the cup holders (ahead of the gear lever) standard or were they added aftermarket by the previous owner?
I am not sure. But they look quite original.
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Old 16th December 2010, 21:09   #29
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Congrats for the Jellybean. IMO, Zen was one of the most iconic cars MSIL has ever produced. And it certainly looks so good in that white guise.
It would have looked so much better with that honeycomb grille.
Wishing your wife happy and relaxed mile crunching with the Maruti workhorse.
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Old 16th December 2010, 21:24   #30
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Sure thing Tarun. BTW, my name is not Chetan.
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Oops. I read the ch.nathan as Chetan !
Any mods planned ?
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