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Old 6th September 2020, 12:51   #301
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How is the steering like is it difficult to handle compared to stock tires and would oversizing the tires affect the balance of suspension, steering rods and other components to wear quickly?

Did you get the odometer recaliberated after upsizing.

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Steering feels a bit weighted than before and the car's handling has improved a tonne after upsizing(specially with MC5, not so much on P4ST though). There has been no abnormal wear in any of the components. Remember, the top most variant comes with 195 sections from the factory.

I haven't calibrated the Speedo so far.
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Update: 1,23,000 km completed

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Just chugging kilometres as usual. AC definitely needs a check. It isn't cooling the car as quick as it used to. I don't find the time to take it to the A.S.S. It's ok in the front, but the back seat occupants complain and always want the blower to be in max setting.

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Old 15th September 2020, 12:59   #303
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A very remarkable milestone in my ciaz's ownership

Pic taken today 15/09/2020

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Odo : 123456 km

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Remembering the last time I had the same experience, - with my Safari Dicor (2012-2018) :

Pic taken on 01/07/2017

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A collage

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Throwback to my lovely safari Dicor

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And now with my lovely Ciaz

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I am grateful for these machines to have served me so beautifully. I have had so much fun and peaceful times in both of them. Both have been extremely comfortable and reliable.

And to add a feather to my ciaz's cap, here is what the inspection report(done in May 2020) by Cars24 on my ciaz says - 5/5 on all parameters

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Both cars have passed this milestone at their 5th year. I sold my safari Dicor in its 6th year and at 1,40,000 km. I hope I don't repeat that mistake with the ciaz.

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Old 24th September 2020, 04:33   #304
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Odo : 1,24,000 km

No issues whatsoever, running as seamless as ever

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Update : 1,25,000 km done!!

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October is being busy on the ciaz. Done 500 km already.

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75k more to the double ton.

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I totally support your decision to keep your cars. Especially with the backing of a Maruti A.S.S. My usage is similar to your, i recently sold my 5 year and 1 month old Vento 1.5 TDI Automatic after around 1,28,000 KMs. I sold it for pennies on the dollar thanks to the resale value of Volkswagen and the car being accidental. The buyer got a well maintained car with all new front suspension and engine mounts. + new Primacy 4s ( less than 2000 km on them). The decision to change cars was hastened when the 3 out of 6 colours of Skoda Karoq cars got sold out. I had finalised the car and didn’t want to miss out. Otherwise, could have easily clocked another 75,000 Kms. I just didn’t feel comfortable keeping a VW around without warranty and especially spending 20-30% of the cars current value on maintenance of worn out parts. Maruti is easier due to cheap spares. Best of luck i hope you do get to clock 3,00,000 KMs on the car. Also, you said your Primacy’s are worn out after 15,000 KMs? My PS3STs lasted 85,000 and still had thread life left when i swapped them.

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I totally support your decision to keep your cars.
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Your vento looks beautiful!! Congratulations on the Karoq!

True, maruti backup is a great influence over the decision of retaining the car longer. 2 lakh km on the odo is definitely on the radar

The Primacy 4ST are not worn out perse, but looks like 50% of it is gone, performance wise, it grips as good as it was new. It has been used for 21000 km now and I am sure I will use it till 55-60k km. Continental mc5 lasted a good 63k km.


Update :

Odo : 1,26,000 km complete

I had some free time yesterday and decided to do some subtle personalisation to the ciaz. Smoked the tail lamps mildly and gave the matte black grill a slight dash of vinyl red. Removed all the stickers at the back for a cleaner rear. The A.S.S sticker was a pain to remove.

"My 2015 Maruti Ciaz ZDI - 1,33,000 km completed : Now Sold-img_20201011_073332_545.jpg

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I suggest Continental MC5 and you can upsize it to 195/60 sections. The tyre provides excellent grip, is durable too(lasted 63k km in mine) but it is slightly noisy when compared to Michelin. Any tyre will lose its grip levels beyond 25k km. I didn't find the difference in grip substantial though, even after 60k km.
Finally went in for Continental Ultra Contact 6 (UC6) 185/65/15 Stock Tires. The tires manufactured in September 2020, wanted to go for Michelin Primacy, due to restrictions on Import on these imported tires, Michelin Tires were out of stock. Went on a 1200 run on the NH48 during a cyclone, found tremendous grip levels in standing water, little chance of aquaplaning.
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Ayudha Pooja 2020

Love this tradition of dedicating prayers and thanking God for the things He has provided us.

Ciaz's 6th Ayudha Pooja Last Ayudha Pooja (7th October 2019) Ciaz odo had 96,000 km on the odo. Now it's at 1,26,500 km. Next pooja, I would have crossed 1.5 lakh km

Washed all 5 darlings of mine. And offered prayers

Removed the red vinyl strip as it looked odd after the initial euphoria.

"My 2015 Maruti Ciaz ZDI - 1,33,000 km completed : Now Sold-img_20201025_0757358013.jpg

With the other favourite mile muncher of mine

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Hey prassanna,
I have been following your thread for a long time. Your Ciaz ZDI looks just dope with the smoked taillights. Since i already own a 2018 baleno zeta(zxi) patrol 35k kms on the odo, I am thinking of buying a used ciaz ZDI SHVS(60k kms - 70k kms on the odo).
I need a second car for long and comfortable highway drives and mileage is the priority, Baleno is doing its duty as a primary highway car flawlessly but now i need another car because of the covid long-distance travel in the public transport is not an option at least for few months.
Can you tell me what to look out for during the initial inspection and test drive of the car?
Thanks, Aney

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Can you tell me what to look out for during the initial inspection and test drive of the car?
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Thank you Aney!


60-70k is the mileage where many cars would need suspension work. I had mine done at 110k, but I also drive very carefully, never ran over potholes at speeds and try to avoid bad patches of roads as much as I can.

Ciaz is a typical Maruti, which when not taken care of properly, will be a rattle-laden car. Switch off the music system, drive over bad roads and check for rattles in the car.

Suspension bar mount is always prone to fail at the same mileage and I believe it is a manufacturing defect/defective design that most ciazes I know have faced that thud sounds from the suspension as early as 30k km (I had it at 55k km, and got it replaced in warranty).

The price range you are looking at (60-70k km diesel Ciaz, mostly 2016/2017 vintage) will be quoted 6-6.5 lakhs in the used market. You can get Skoda rapid for the same price, same mileage and vintage. In my opinion, rapid will be more fun, almost as comfortable (just a little bit firmer than the ciaz) and is fast + fuel efficient. But make sure you get one which is still under warranty (2017+).

If you insist on Ciaz, I suggest sites like Cars24. Their inspection is detailed and you get to know about every detail like the dents, dimples, abnormal engine noises, engine mount vibration, exhaust smoke, suspension noise and so on.

Best wishes to find a great car!
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thanks, prassana for the quick reply!
I will be accompanied by my trusted mechanic who used to work at nexa.
I saw a 2016 ciaz zdi + SHVS which had done around 60k kms, it is quoted for 6 lakhs but my mechanic is confident that he can bring the cost down(below 5.8) by bargaining. I had already test drove it before i noticed 2 strange things about that car

1 - abnormal engine vibrations can be felt by depressing the clutch slightly (it feels like a heartbeat)
2 - faint black smoke emits from the exhaust when the car is revved above 4k rpm.

I am thinking of mostly staying away from this car because i am not that confidant because of the clutch vibrations, but my father thinks we should let our mechanic check the car before we let go of this deal.

Everything else i feel was working fine, just some minor issues(which is expected in a 5 years old car) anyways i am keeping my eye on cars 24 and car dekho.com for a nice deal on ciaz zdi.

speaking of skoda rapid, the reason i am considering a maruti because i usually travel to remote villages soo i need a reliable and easy maintenance car. One cant find skoda spare parts in the remote villages of Konkan, Maharastra, but maruti's 1.3ddis being soo popular, you can find a local mechanic(who is familiar with this engine) and spare parts anywhere in India!
For the "fast/fun" car perspective i already own a baleno, revving its peppy 1.2 NA engine to 6k rpm just puts an instant smile on my face. I think i got that covered for now.
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1 - abnormal engine vibrations can be felt by depressing the clutch slightly (it feels like a heartbeat)
2 - faint black smoke emits from the exhaust when the car is revved above 4k rpm.
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Both these issues are minor in my opinion. The clutch issue can be replaced by clutch replacement (but 60k is too early for the clutch to get worn out). Sometimes it might be the pressure plate that can be the culprit. As your dad suggested, ask the mechanic to have a feel of it.

My fear with used market is, they almost always tamper the odometer. I somehow fear that the car you drove must have had more kilometres on the odo than it is being projected, because the clutch definitely wouldn't have issues so early. I replaced my clutch only after 1 lakh km mark. Kindly go through the service records. If they sent it to Authorised service center, the records will be proper. Check for the bills and note down the dates/km that the car has been consistently serviced. If there is a mismatch between 2 services or more, stay away from the car.

To make you understand why I say this, one of my friends owns an S-Cross. Once it hit 75,000 km on the odo, he went to a FNG and dialled back his odo reading to 45,000 km and justified the act as a measure to retain resale value.

So the first 7 services he had done in Nexa, and had records for it. Now he will use it for another 35k km, while servicing it all that while at some FNG, and will send the car for 80k service back at Nexa. So, the service records of the car will have all records from Nexa. Only catch will be the duration between 70k service and 80k service would be abnormally large (7 months to 1 year between services). If the buyer notices this keenly and asks, he may have to answer. But most buyers don't even check for service records.

So what if you buy a car that actually had done 100000 km but has just 60000 on the odo? You will have to replace clutch, water pump, timing belt, suspension components and may be another new set of tyres. That's quite some expenditure if you ask me.

Please check the service records and notice for any unusual time gaps between 10k services.

All the best!
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Update :

Odo : 1,27,000 km

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October 2020 saw just 2350 km in ciaz as I used my Storme V400 for 1000 km and the Kwid 1.0 for 400 km.

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Back to duty, doing the runs seamlessly, every single day!


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Striding into the 6th year, and I still turn back and admire the elegance of this Maruti

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Hi Prasanna,

Glad to see your CIAZ doing good. Mine is nearing the 60000 mark and doing good mechanically. However i see rust spots creeping at a few places. My area of work is close to the sea. However i don't see much in the other cars parked around in the workplace. I generally suspect the paint quality , surface preparation and sheet metal of Maruti to be not as the same standard as the others. I took the car to the authorized dealer to get his suggestion. I wanted him to repair that minor area and paint it up. I was shocked by his suggestion. He said there is no point in painting up and it is better to change the entire door. He says painting would not help and the rust would reappear. I asked him how could rust crop up in a 4 year old car and he had no answers.

Would welcome suggestions on this. Had run a Honda at the same work place for 5 years and never had rust appearing.
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