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Old 28th October 2021, 12:55   #9346
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This after maintaining 100 kmph on expressway.
Wow...now that is impressive. Mine hovers around 23-24 if I am maintaining sub 100 speeds, anything above that straight away drops to 18-19 max.
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This after maintaining 100 kmph on expressway.
Just curious. What's the fastest you have driven on an empty stretch?
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Just curious. What's the fastest you have driven on an empty stretch?
Never go above 120 kmph, even if the roads are empty.

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I have to change the tyres soon, but need to rule out any suspension issues before that. Wondering if I should stick with Michelin or try Yoko or Contis.
MASS diagnosed a faulty front suspension bush kit, second time this is being changed in 65k KMS. Cost 3k. In the market for new tyres, unsure fi I should get the UC6 (this is available everywhere) or if I should have someone ship P4STs or MC5s from Madras. Yoko might be a good option too, not sure if all models are available in KL though.
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MASS diagnosed a faulty front suspension bush kit, second time this is being changed in 65k KMS. Cost 3k. In the market for new tyres, unsure fi I should get the UC6 (this is available everywhere) or if I should have someone ship P4STs or MC5s from Madras. Yoko might be a good option too, not sure if all models are available in KL though.
This seems to be a common issue with S-Cross. I had kind of a creaking sound in my front right suspension when my car was at around 45K and got the bush kit changed.

When i changed my tyres, I picked Yoko. Was a good difference from the Goodyear that I had earlier. Been around 15k kms and I have been happy with the Yoko's.
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I'm currently in the market to buy a used S-Cross 1.6. I have shortlisted a 2016 Alpha model which looks generally in good condition. Done about 50K on the odo.
I was hoping to get any info from people who have owned this model. Are there any issues with this car that I should be aware of?


Any red flags that are specific to this model that I can check for?

My only concern is long term reliability.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 17th November 2021, 20:53   #9352
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I'm currently in the market to buy a used S-Cross 1.6. I have shortlisted a 2016 Alpha model which looks generally in good condition. Done about 50K on the odo.
I was hoping to get any info from people who have owned this model. Are there any issues with this car that I should be aware of?


Any red flags that are specific to this model that I can check for?

My only concern is long term reliability.

Any help would be appreciated!
I opened this thread today to post the same set of questions.

I'm looking for S-cross/Brezza in used car market for a friend of mine and came across a 1.6 S-cross. Test drove it and nothing to complain about the car. Since it's from a direct seller and lack of service history, reached out to Maruti A.S.S for more details about the car and feedback we received is to avoid any 1.6 S-cross.
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-> High maintenance when compared to 1.3
-> Lack of spare parts in long run. I know most of the parts are common and shared with other cars in Maruti/1.3 model but availability of critical components related to engine and transmission is questionable

We know guys in that service center for quite a while since we will get our car serviced from them and this feedback regarding 1.6 is kind of genuine/personal from their end.

So I came here today to ask same questions you asked to fellow BHPians who own or know people who owns 1.6 S-cross. Is it advisable to buy an used S-cross 1.6 now?
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Any Delta or Sigma variant owners, have you replaced the stock music player with a touch screen one? I enquired in a couple of local shops and they said that the mic that is part of the original set-up cannot be connected to any after market units. They will have to install a new mic probably behind the steering to enable calls.
I saw that set-up and it looks really odd and I am not sure about the durability as well, the mic is glued behind the steering with a double side tape and there is a wire running externally.
Any options available for an after market unit to be be compatible with the existing mic set up?
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S-Cross turns 5 today!
Overall ownership has been extremely satisfying.
Odometer as of today: 1,65,150 KMs
A testament to the competency and quality of Maruti-Suzuki products.
A month or two ago there were so many Maruti bashing threads. Now MSIL is launching 5 new SUVs, getting ready for EV transition and has already discontinued diesel engines. If anything, it looks to me MSIL is ahead of the curve. MSIL spots market trends even before a forum of enthusiasts realize the direction trends are headed. Even for BEVs Maruti's 2025 time-frame seems well calculated.

People love to bash Maruti as "tin ka dabba" and celebrate TaMo as the "make in India (retarded phrasing)" hero while it has always been Maruti who have been the mango man's hero - providing a reliable, affordable, easy to maintain car that's cheap to run.
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A testament to the competency and quality of Maruti-Suzuki products.
A month or two ago there were so many Maruti bashing threads. Now MSIL is launching 5 new SUVs, getting ready for EV transition and has already discontinued diesel engines. If anything, it looks to me MSIL is ahead of the curve. MSIL spots market trends even before a forum of enthusiasts realize the direction trends are headed. Even for BEVs Maruti's 2025 time-frame seems well calculated.

People love to bash Maruti as "tin ka dabba" and celebrate TaMo as the "make in India (retarded phrasing)" hero while it has always been Maruti who have been the mango man's hero - providing a reliable, affordable, easy to maintain car that's cheap to run.
Everything is fine but comprising on safety while the other Indian players moved on, is no excuse for Maruti or any other manufacturer. That being said I think S cross has better build but not sure of crash rating (I believe the Brezza is 4).
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A testament to the competency and quality of Maruti-Suzuki products.
A month or two ago there were so many Maruti bashing threads. Now MSIL is launching 5 new SUVs, getting ready for EV transition and has already discontinued diesel engines. If anything, it looks to me MSIL is ahead of the curve. MSIL spots market trends even before a forum of enthusiasts realize the direction trends are headed. Even for BEVs Maruti's 2025 time-frame seems well calculated.

People love to bash Maruti as "tin ka dabba" and celebrate TaMo as the "make in India (retarded phrasing)" hero while it has always been Maruti who have been the mango man's hero - providing a reliable, affordable, easy to maintain car that's cheap to run.
Don't want to take this thread O.T, but let's not be complacent here when it comes to safety. I have massive respect for Maruti Suzuki for the way they have always read the pulse of the market, but it also has to be accepted that:

- They aren't leaders in safety in any way when Tata and Mahindra are setting benchmarks. The S-Cross is far better built than its siblings and could score 4 stars for all you know, but barring the former and the Vitara Brezza, safety ratings for the rest of the range which have been tested are laughable

- They have lost out on sales due to lack of innovation. The S-Cross is their most expensive offering. It still has to make do with a 4-speed AT. That GB isn't bad in the face of some AMTs offered by the competition, but a 4 speed isn't great by modern day standards at all either

The "tin ka dabba" bashing is well deserved IMO. The fact that you make cheap cars doesn't give you the right to compromise on safety. We have a bunch of well priced cars (Magnite, Kiger etc.) that offer great safety too nowadays.

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Well, MSIL have to balance cost and tread a fine line for the lower segment vehicles. And it is not like these vehicles get you killed on low energy collisions.

Most of the photos where tin-ka-dabba becomes a "papad" are very high energy collisions where one or both parties were speeding. Most of MSIL customers (lower segment) use their vehicles for city driving where speeds barely exceed 60-80Kmph, if that. At those speeds, more often that not, the occupants come out unscathed if they were wearing seat-belts since the crumple zones dissipate most of the energy. Maruti knows its customers well, if safety was more important to the customers, MSIL will probably step up. May be that is already happening, we will see that in future releases, can't say for sure though.

All said, between the seat-belts, air bags and crumple zones even the lower end Marutis are reasonably safe although just barely.

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Well, MSIL have to balance cost and tread a fine line for the lower segment vehicles. And it is not like these vehicles get you killed on low energy collisions.

Most of the photos where tin-ka-dabba becomes a "papad" are very high energy collisions where one or both parties were speeding. Most of MSIL customers (lower segment) use their vehicles for city driving where speeds barely exceed 60-80Kmph, if that. At those speeds, more often that not, the occupants come out unscathed if they were wearing seat-belts since the crumple zones dissipate most of the energy. Maruti knows its customers well, if safety was more important to the customers, MSIL will probably step up. May be that is already happening, we will see that in future releases, can't say for sure though.

All said, between the seat-belts, air bags and crumple zones even the lower end Marutis are reasonably safe although just barely.
True. But problem is there is no guarantee that the other driver keeps these speed limit at mind even if we drive sanely. So once again, can't stress enough that taking chances with light build on account of mileage isn't smart. Yes...seatbelt and all play a major role but having better build quality as well and adding them all up makes a difference. Let's hope Maruti change their stance on this for the upcoming launches.
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Last week S-Cross met with an accident on NH2 near Sikandra. Accident involved 3 cars and a truck. Creta braked suddenly to avoid hitting another car, our car was behind Creta and there was a Wagon R behind us. All 3 cars managed to stop but the truck coming from behind ended up ramming into Wagon R sending a domino effect.

Got her back today after repairs. Got her serviced too, total bill came to 9500/- including front brake pad change.


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Everything is fine but comprising on safety while the other Indian players moved on, is no excuse for Maruti or any other manufacturer. That being said I think S cross has better build but not sure of crash rating (I believe the Brezza is 4).

Scross global NCAP was 5 but the model was not India specific. So it's safer to assume a 4 star rating in my opinion.
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