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Old 6th February 2019, 19:23   #8746
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One thing I know for sure after driving both the Diesel and Petrol SX4s for super long distances (More than 1500 Km) is that they were definitely superior to most Marutis in terms of handling and ride as well. It always felt planted.

However, where S-Cross fared better was in terms of composed steering response and feedback and along with its current suspension set-up, it leaves with an impression that it is better than SX4 which also exhibits little bit of body roll due to taller stance and had a not so good steering response and feedback.

I agree .

S-Cross does give a false feeling of being better on corners. Since I own both of them and driven back to back on same roads, I can confidently say that I can push SX4 slightly more than S-Cross.
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My friend has crossed 85k km in his 1.6 .
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1. No issues till date.
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Most of the cars are running without any major issues. Overall reliability is good, but there are some cases where parts have failed. Also the 1.6 is very sensitive to fuel quality.
The high pressure fuel pump on my 1.6 failed at 65000 kilometres, vehicle's at service waiting for the component.

The alternator failed around 62000 kilometres but that was due to an offset in the timing belt installation, manual error at service was replaced under warranty.

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Old 8th February 2019, 08:58   #8748
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3. Another case was very scary. The left side engine mount broke and the engine went down during driving .
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The left side drive shaft also got damaged. Maruti replaced all the above parts under warranty.
The above issue would have been a cause for heated discussions and a new thread in team-bhp if it was a non-Maruti car .
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The above issue would have been a cause for heated discussions and a new thread in team-bhp if it was a non-Maruti car .
  • S-Cross coolant leakage - LINK
  • Another thread on Coolant Leakage - LINK
  • An independent thread on quality of Tow hook set-up - LINK
  • A thread on Engine issue(s) - LINK
All of these threads are related only to S-Cross. Hence, after ascertaining that these weren't just one off cases affecting limited number of owners OR a mere incident that occurred with just one member, the mods have taken the right steps to split these out into independent threads wherever necessary. This is specific to just one model (S-Cross) while there are indeed many other threads that talk about other issues with various other models of Maruti too. I would not want to refer to these threads and divert the discussion way from S-Cross!

And yes, there have been heated discussions in all these threads like you would expect for any other brand.

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Old 8th February 2019, 11:07   #8750
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[*]A thread on Engine issue(s) - LINK[/list]
Thanks for the link, I have definitely missed to see this thread before. Yet to go through the thread to check if the above issue is already mentioned there.
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Has anyone upgraded headlights of the old 1.3 zeta? I feel the conventional headlamps (55/60) are weak even after installing Philips Nightvision as suggested by the ASS.
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Also they are pushing for seat covers, but with my prior experience, they impede rear armrest and ISOFIX functionality. Anyone has experience with the GNA leather seat covers (costs 28-30k approx, so can't just jump without a thought)? The stock fabric looks really basic, otherwise I wouldn't even consider it.
Did you decide on the seat covers, I am looking for any pictures of the nexa leather seat covers for a friend who is in process of his purchase
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Has anyone upgraded headlights of the old 1.3 zeta? I feel the conventional headlamps (55/60) are weak even after installing Philips Nightvision as suggested by the ASS.
100/13 with the ceramic holders. This one, I think -> https://www.amazon.in/Philips-12003X.../dp/B00PN5IPCC

I do not use high beam at all, it is low beam 95% of the time, unless I am on an divided 2 lane carriageway.

This one chews out either of the bulbs every 6 months, but the difference is definitely worth it!

All plug and play, 15 minutes installation time. Definitely go for the upgrade.
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Guys, Can anyone suggest good quality after-market LED Tail lamps for pre-facelift S-Cross in Mumbai or online deliverable in Mumbai?
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After 33k KMs and 20 months, I decided to throw away the JK Elanzos and upgraded to Michelin Primacy 4. Cost me 8,300INR per tyre in Siremull Hirachand's Tyrestore in Chennai. The tyres were manufactured in 45th week of 2018. BHPian ARD1955 also got new tyres for his Alto. Big shoutout to him for recommending Siremull Hirachand.
I have driven the new tyres only for 20KMs but the difference in road noise and steering feel is very very apparent. Shall update about the other parameters once I clock some more miles.

The Elanzos that went out
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Old 16th March 2019, 15:42   #8757
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Was just going through some old pictures and found some great snaps of the beauty. Just sharing for S-Cross fans.

Though I like seeing the new S-Cross on the roads, the old one looks just as lovely with its understated looks.

The locations are Bhuleshwar temple near Pune and the beach location is near Ganpati Pule.
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Old 17th March 2019, 11:30   #8758
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19th March 2018 is when I bought my S-Cross Zeta. Its been one year since I bought this wonderful machine. Having driven petrol cars whole of my life during the initial few days I was really unsatisfied with the performance of the car but slowly and steadily I got the grip. The car has unmatchable comfort for both the driver and the co-passengers. So much so that in the last one year I have not taken any other car of mine for a long distance trip except the S-Cross. Its been a roller coaster year for the machine having cloaked 30,000 km. The car got its third service done just a few days ago.
No signs of rattle or any other problem at the moment. The brake pads will do another 10 odd thousand km. The tyres are fine (JK stock tyres) though each of the tyre has been punctured at least once with one tyre punctured twice. I wonder why does the tyres go flat so often.
Overall I think buying this car was the best decision and I am in love with this beauty. The latest pic of odometer and the Grey Elephant are attached herewith.
Any suggestions on anything that needs to be done with the car to improve performance or stop performance from going down would be welcome.
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Hi Folks! Got 40K kms service done today on my S-Cross 1.6 Zeta. Brief update at this juncture:-

- Till date no mechanical trouble. So far so good. Got check engine light (CEL) only once. This warning is most common occurrence in DDiS 320 machines. And most of the occurrences are attributed to spurious causes.

- Drives on highway is numero uno talking point of this car. It just exhilarates every time. Thankfully recently speed limit has increased over NH44, especially over the section which I often use. I can use 6th gear now without lugging.

- With some experience I have learnt to deal with turbo lag better than before. It just have to be proper gear vis-a-vis car speed strictly. Nevertheless turbo lag brings the desirable turbo kick

- Upgrade to Michelin 215/60 R16 has been satisfying experience.

- Headlights modified to Osram Laser Night Breaker of stock wattage. Happy with marginal but noticeable improvement.

- Changed front brake pads at 40K kms. Suspension of the car was always hard. Due to this any deterioration in suspension quality is noticeable and rued instantly. I also got it checked today on 'Tester Lane' at NEXA Karnal. Front pair fared better during the test. Sorry for picture quality.
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Has anyone upgraded headlights of the old 1.3 zeta? I feel the conventional headlamps (55/60) are weak even after installing Philips Nightvision as suggested by the ASS.
Checking the thread after a while, would have replied to you earlier. I upgraded to a set of 90/100w halogens from the stock 55/60w ones about 6 months ago. I had been planning to do so for a long while and finally got it done post my 40k service in September.

I installed a Philips 130/100w relay:

Philips 12003XM H4 Heavy Duty Relay Wiring Kit for High Power (100/90W or 130/100W) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00PN5IPCC/..._hBNLCbMYF9NK1


Along with a pair of these bulbs:

Osram Rallye H4 Halogen 62204 Exterior Headlight Bulb (12V, 100/90W) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01IDF97OI/..._pCNLCbGREYFCP


The upgrade is massive. The light is slightly whiter than the stock halogens. During these 6 months I've had 2 trips to Himachal (Tirthan and Kasauli) and I'm extremely happy with the output on highways at night. Not only is the beam more intense, it also reaches out much further. I prefer covering most part of my journeys between 12 & 6 am for which the headlight upgrade had become inevitable.

I haven't noticed a difference in the reflectors yet. Maybe it is too soon to tell but I have been keeping an eye on it. If I do notice the reflectors getting affected, for the results I've gotten with the upgrade, a headlamp assembly replacement after ~3 years doesn't sound like a bad trade up to me.
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