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Old 7th April 2021, 15:53   #391
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Congratulations..

May I know what reasons tipped into the favour of Swift. I am interested in the Dzire AGS. The Tiago/Tigor AMT lost only due to the lack of hill hold assist

On the other hand, Zest(recently sold) to a Maruti seems to be a huge downgrade from almost all perspectives. With a tight budget finding a well maintained used automatic car has been unfruitful as well.
I had my budget fixed at 7.5L. This is my second car, and is going to be used only within town(office trips, errands, and local visits). I had shortlisted this and the Tiago, and I chose the former because of the overall drivability and space.

Meanwhile, I visited the stock-yard to do a PDI today.
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Old 11th April 2021, 13:14   #392
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I have booked a VXi AGS on 22 March .. still no visibility of delivery . surprised !! This is my secondary car replacing the A-Star auto . Still my primary ride being the Duster . Went for swift auto just for reason that my wife will use it and want a reliable replacement . Looking anxiously for the delivery ! Anybody else in chennai booked and waiting for some time ?
I booked mine on 30th, and I'm being told I should get by April end, although the other dealers are quoting a huge waiting period as such and there's a lot of conflicting information overall. Did you get an update on yours?

Found this article as well yesterday: https://www.rushlane.com/maruti-cars...-12399309.html
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I booked mine on 30th, and I'm being told I should get by April end, although the other dealers are quoting a huge waiting period as such and there's a lot of conflicting information overall. Did you get an update on yours?

Found this article as well yesterday: https://www.rushlane.com/maruti-cars...-12399309.html
Thanks for the article link! Same as, I suspected.. Global semiconductors shortage playing spoil sport �� No updates yet though I call my SA daily! I get to hear 10 to 12 w for booking from April 1. I'm tempted to look also into i10 Nios AMT sportz version ( costlier just by 25k roughly than VXi) but packs in lots of features.Delivery promise before April 20 too! Heart remains with swift AGS though!

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Strange. I was promised the VXi in week's time, after booking last Saturday. I am hoping the dealer sticks to his promise.
Oh really? Lucky you are! Guess you refer to AGS model here since my dealer has no problem to deliver a manual version. I'm being told about April end! Waiting with fingers X!

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Old 13th April 2021, 23:04   #394
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Thanks for the article link! Same as, I suspected.. Global semiconductors shortage playing spoil sport �� No updates yet though I call my SA daily! I get to hear 10 to 12 w for booking from April 1. I'm tempted to look also into i10 Nios AMT sportz version ( costlier just by 25k roughly than VXi) but packs in lots of features.Delivery promise before April 20 too! Heart remains with swift AGS though!
I also looked at that i10 Nios AMT, since I needed an AMT as well. What do you think sways your decision towards the Swift? Both, I believe are decent cars and the choice really goes down to certain personal preferences in my opinion.
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I also looked at that i10 Nios AMT, since I needed an AMT as well. What do you think sways your decision towards the Swift? Both, I believe are decent cars and the choice really goes down to certain personal preferences in my opinion.
Yes surely it's personal preference! Also some reasons which is pulling me towards Swift are as below ,
1. Better 1,2 L engine ( new dual jet ) mated to more reliable AMT gearbox than the Hyundai ( my view ! )
2. Head nod feel usually associated with AMT gearboxes are felt lesser in swift than the Nios .
3. Some how for me still that I10 name stuck with Nios gives me a feeling that it's a segment below ! Though the dimensions does not say so .
4. And finally ..duster is my main ride so I'm spoilt by the ride quality and dynamics! Swift , though cannot match my dusty comes some where closer in this department than the Hyundai .

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My car's low key fob battery warning light came on the other day. Have ordered new ones of 2032 button type batteries. How long did fellow bhpians key fob battery lasted? My car is a Jan 2019 model.
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My car's low key fob battery warning light came on the other day. Have ordered new ones of 2032 button type batteries. How long did fellow bhpians key fob battery lasted? My car is a Jan 2019 model.
Around 2.5-3 years on my second-gen Swift. It took me ages to figure out what that warning light on the dashboard was all about. Think it was around 3 months before I figured it out and got the batteries replaced.
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My car's low key fob battery warning light came on the other day. Have ordered new ones of 2032 button type batteries. How long did fellow bhpians key fob battery lasted? My car is a Jan 2019 model.
Is there on both of the key fobs. Changed battery of one, still persisted, have left it at that.
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Is there on both of the key fobs. Changed battery of one, still persisted, have left it at that.
I have not checked the spare key fob. Will it not cause any issue if the warning keeps coming up?
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I have not checked the spare key fob. Will it not cause any issue if the warning keeps coming up?
Sorry, but I forgot to mention this. Warning on mine goes away after a minute or so. Does not appear while driving, but comes on when I restart the car & again goes away in ~ 1 minute.
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Around 2.5-3 years on my second-gen Swift. It took me ages to figure out what that warning light on the dashboard was all about.
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Sorry, but I forgot to mention this. Warning on mine goes away after a minute or so. Does not appear while driving, but comes on when I restart the car & again goes away in ~ 1 minute.
Ditto. Pops up when starting, goes away. Both keys. This is after 2.5 years of usage.
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Rats seems to have cut the windshield water pipe which sends the spray to the wipers. The rear one is squirting water while the front ones have gone dry. I filled up the reservoir and in just 2-3 attempts to spray the windshield I noticed the reservoir was empty. I could see fluid only at the base.

Can rats have access to the pipe connection between the firewall and the dashboard? Not sure where the cut is.

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This should prevent "easy" access to the engine bay for rats who were trying to make my car their rainy day accommodation.
While I am largely happy with this but a small issue has come due to the car parked for extended periods due to current ongoing issue. Rats have made it their bathroom floor and leaving behind their traces. Though the pros outweigh the cons if you live in a rat infested area as I do this might leave behind an unpleasant sight if the car remains unused for long.
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Need a suggestion from the esteemed members. Own a Swift Petrol, my very first car and one year into the ownership. In April, a street dog (which happens to visit my in-laws' apartment complex and get fed and is usually docile) decided to scratch and dent the left fender and scratch the right fender. Significant paint damage on the left fender (just above the wheel arch). Was very upset over this but comforted myself thinking thankfully it didn't damage further. Visited the ASC after the lockdown was over. Know a guy from the body shop and he inspected the damage and suggested to go in for an insurance claim (saying they would dent it further and enable the insurance claim). On mentioning I don't wish to lose my NCB and don't want a body shop claim showing on the service history, he said repairing and painting would set back by 8K atleast. Unsure what should I do. I still stay in touch with the sales advisor and he suggested he can put me in touch with a competent painter. The damage is significant and I need to sort it for sure. Please suggest.
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Lockdown times. Haven't had the opportunity to test the Swift as much as I wanted. Its covered 500KM so far, but mostly short visits within the locality.

My takes so far, with comparisons to the Polo TDi that I had.
- Drives like a breeze. The "2021" engine loves to be revved. I tried a few short speedy spurts on the Old Madras Road and it was fun. Of-course, no wave of torque(like the Polo Tdi), but picked up speed quite fast.
- Coming from a short geared diesel, this car is happily runs on 3rd gear most of the day within town. Gear changes are only when I come to a halt.
- The steering is the highlight personally for me. Its fantastic!
- The MID in the VXi model is quite bland. There are empty blocks which doesn't look appealing. At-least they should have distributed the options in the empty blocks.
- Stock audio is quite good for what it offers. Much better sounding than the 2013 Polo speakers.
- Probably the only negative I have is the tire noise inside the cabin. Gets louder as the speed picks up.

Itching for a long drive, to test it to the full. Overall, very happy with the purchase and the value. First service coming up this week.
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Unsure what should I do. I still stay in touch with the sales advisor and he suggested he can put me in touch with a competent painter. The damage is significant and I need to sort it for sure. Please suggest.
Insurance are for this purpose only. However, 8k isnít that big amount. You can go ahead with repair from your own pocket since you want to protect NCB.
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