Originally Posted by sandygordon
Alloys look cool
I think black alloys are better suited for light coloured cars. Moreover happy to hear that you are satisfied with the stock performance.
Thank you Sandy! I must say the "alloys effect" did show up in the form of head turns.
Originally Posted by volkman10
Though have driven diesels this is the first ownership of one. ( Never owned vehicles with the DDiS engine, until now)
Must say I am extremely satisfied with its performance, this for being a city ride for me. Surprisingly was never left for lack of power during a bit of the highway drive( with 3 on board). Slotting in reverse gear seems a bit tricky at times.
I'm yet to cross the 500 KM mark, but the one thing that stands out for me is the excellent driveability in city conditions. The DDiS200 seems to be able to slow down to single digit speeds and accelerate, while staying slotted in the 3rd gear. Of course, I'm avoiding driving at slow speeds in higher gears, to comply with the run-in guidelines.
The reverse gear has been trick to engage in my car as well. I'm having to re-engage at least 2/10 times.
Originally Posted by cjsarora
A Ciaz or a City doing 4000-5000 numbers per month, and that too from many more outlets, are considered hits; but S Cross doing 4000 plus from only 50 odd outlets is considered a Dud. Guys just wait a couple of months before passing judgement.
In my view, even if it does 4000 units consistently, it would be doing better than many other cars in this price range. Lets wait a while. Cheers!!
Originally Posted by audioholic
Cant agree more. Given the limited number of dealerships, even 3k units is an acceptable number. Definitely beats what most of the other manufacturers in the market would be doing having a larger number of dealerships.
Just to add, considering that most variants of the S-Cross cost upwards of 10 lakhs, I think Maruti will be very happy doing 1300-1500 a month and will be looking at Baleno to entice B1 owners who are looking to upgrade.
Also, unlike other manufacturers, most supplies to dealers will most probably be against projections. Therefore, the sales figures quoted may not be very far from the actual sales. OTOH, Maruti may be expecting better numbers, but the initial response is anything but a dud.
Originally Posted by volkman10
3M Paint selant ~ 6.2K
Paint prtection Film ~ 12K (front and rear bumpers, door sills, door edges)
Originally Posted by sudeepg
I am going in a for a full paint treatment and protection worth 12K. The car came with a lot of swirls because it was parked in the basement and the cleaning folks had a good time cleaning it "well" creating all the swirl marks. Luckily, I will be taking it to ultimate detailerz to get a ceramic coat and paint treatment.
Originally Posted by t0m
3M super gloss on the roof with matt black under the grill, beneath the front number plate. Gives a block look to the front. Detailing next week.
@Volkman10: Thanks for the details. I plan to get at least the paint sealant and protection for the mirrors after my first service.
@Sudeepg: Can you please elaborate how different the "treatment & protection" is from the 3M offering? My car doesn't have any swirl marks, but a couple of very fine scratches that my RM has promised to address at my convenience.
@t0m: You car looks fabulous indeed! In fact someone's bought a Creta in the apartment complex I live and has had the roof blackened - believe me, the S-Cross (as in your car) easily looks a couple of notches classier!
@All: BTW, I'm seriously thinking of putting off my plans to have seat covers installed. For one, the good ones like Karlsson demand that we remove the factory fitted fabric covers (which is a strict no-go for me) and I don't have much experience with the likes of Ceralli or Marvin. OTOH, I could just live with the stock covers, which I very much like, and have them cleaned every 6 months at 3M. Any thoughts?
Originally Posted by sou_3749
Total distance covered - 815 km
Highway/city - 600/115 (out of which around 70 km in horrible bumper to bumper traffic due to Gandhi Jayanti)
Total number of passengers - 3 + 2 luggages
ACC - Always on 22-24C
Fuel Used - 36.7 ltrs
Combined FE - 22.2 KMPL
The city FE stands rock steady around 17kmpl with AC.
Thanks for the update sou_3749. Like I mentioned earlier, I have yet to hit the 500 KM mark, but did a short trip to Devanahalli on Friday. While we were 4 adults and a kid, and although I did not want to cross the 100 KMPH mark, the car was a breeze to drive on the highway. The cruise control system is extremely easy to use as well and came of good use on Airport road, what with a strict 80 KMPH limit.
My FE reading is at 16.2 thanks to a couple of bumper-bumper trips to work.
Originally Posted by Satishtv
Talking about the floor mats I recommend that the new buyers avoid the mats from Maruti. They are very slippery. I am considering changing the same.
Thanks for pointing out the shoddy patchwork. Just to let you know, I'd seen something similar (I hope I remember correctly) on a Rapid a few months back. Hopefully, this is nothing worth worrying about. About the mats, not sure what you got from NEXA, the ones I got are carpet like, have S-Cross branding and sit quite neatly. Cleaning may nowhere be as easy as the likes of 3Ms or the 3Ds.