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Old 18th April 2020, 17:00   #46
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Any of the owners can give a general view abot the car. Am planning one for my wife post the pandemic. Manual vxi+ hopefully the grey color. Any kinds of views by actual owners / riders will be highly appreciated.
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Any of the owners can give a general view abot the car. Am planning one for my wife post the pandemic. Manual vxi+ hopefully the grey color. Any kinds of views by actual owners / riders will be highly appreciated.
I'm in the same boat. I was looking for a school run car for my wife. Priority was an economical AMT in the budget end of the spectrum.
Have chosen the SPresso VXi + AGS because the value proposition is simply hard to ignore.

With this car, we loved everything about it. Looks are the only aspect which is polarising. They say 50percent love it and 50percent hate it. In my case that ratio is maintained with my wife loving it and I... (having no choice but to love it)

Took a test drive with my wife driving it. She felt instantly comfortable with the high seating and visibility.

Sweet engine and good feature list in this budget make it a perfect choice for a compact car for city runabouts.

Also considered the Renault kwid and hyundai i10 NIOS, the Spresso was both spacious and practical and hence chose it.
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Vignesh ji . Thanks for the reply. Am buying it for the same reason. Wife dropping kids to school. Please help me with some more tips. Did your wife drive manual before this? Is she comfortable with AMT? Which accessories did u take? Have planned to get underbody, and reverse camera fitted by them. Plan to get seat covers after some time. I have zero interest in external looks of a vehicle and I or wife will be in the car. How is the real-life FE?
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Vignesh ji . Thanks for the reply. Am buying it for the same reason. Wife dropping kids to school. Please help me with some more tips. Did your wife drive manual before this? Is she comfortable with AMT? Which accessories did u take? Have planned to get underbody, and reverse camera fitted by them. Plan to get seat covers after some time. I have zero interest in external looks of a vehicle and I or wife will be in the car. How is the real-life FE?
My wife drove a Figo Manual before this and this would be her first auto (AMT)

My safari is intimidating for her to drive and the steering and clutch are a bit too truck like for her to be comfortable so the requirement of a nimble flick around AMT as a second car. We would pick up the car after corona tide passes over.

She got used to 'not changing gears' within first five minutes of test drive. But I admit, it was not intuitive for her at the start. The dead pedal helped to give phantom clutch pushes till she gets uses to it. But in the long run AMT is indeed more convenient.

Don't want to spend too much on this so I plan to get only the rear view camera and probably the dial cladding in body colour (red) around the ICE screen to give some colour pop to the interiors. That's it.

Real life FE should be good on the K10 engine pushing a light body. But for my use case (and yours too) it shouldn't be much of a worry as the running is low. So I reckon it would be fill it. shut it. forget it.
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What MS should have done about this is that they could have used a flat bench 25:75 split adjustment front seat with a column-shift gear lever like they have in a few kei cars in Japan like the MR wagon etc.

With that 6 seater orientation, targetting semi urban and rural areas would have been easier as this would have provided a cheaper alternative to the Bolero etc. Itís certainly less crude, cheaper to maintain and easier to drive than most UVís. Also, it has much more ground clearance to it than itís elder sibling, the EECO. So it would have really have appealed to those who cannot afford the Bolero.
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Also, it has much more ground clearance to it than it’s elder sibling, the EECO.
Eeco is Rear Wheel Drive and S-Presso is Front Wheel Drive. For rear wheel drive vehicles, the ground clearance is measured differently (up to the rear differential, IIRC), and hence even though it is just 160mm, it is actually more than the FWD S-Presso's 180mm in theory as well as in person. Experts may correct me if anything is wrong here!

Being from a Medical background myself, my knowledge may also not be as good as Dr. Aviansh's.

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Eeco is Rear Wheel Drive and S-Presso is Front Wheel Drive. For rear wheel drive vehicles, the ground clearance is measured differently (up to the rear differential, IIRC), and hence even though it is just 160mm, it is actually more than the FWD S-Presso's 180mm in theory as well as in person. Experts may correct me if anything is wrong here!
No your knowledge is good! It is indeed because of the rear differential. So as I said, Maruti could have created a new niche by launching a 6 seater, high ground clearance SUV’ish hatchback.

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No your knowledge is good! It is indeed because of the rear differential. So as I said, Maruti could have created a new niche by launching a 6 seater, high ground clearance SUVíish hatchback.
3 people upfront in a car this narrow? 2 sit barely in it right now. Also - the car is lightweight on build - I agree that it is not tested and GNCAP and so may well be the strongest car out on the road right now. However - in the possibility that it is weak & fairs poorly in a crash - I'd rather have it with the minimal number of occupants. We should be giving more importance to the number of safe people over Maruti getting another business USP . For a people carrier, the Eeco itself sells quite well in the urban as well as rural areas. It has more space & a more practical engine too. I don't think people would buy an Spresso over it.
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Kerala-based Indus Motors Maruti Suzuki has opened its outlets adhering to the government’s COVID-19 safety guideline'

Maruti S-Presso delivered to owner as select dealers start operations

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Big fan of small + chuckable cars here . In the recent past - within the city - the most fun I've had has been with the ugly S-Presso and its lovely engine + gearbox + small footprint.

Could there be any heavier praise for this car?

Now I'm seriously considering getting this for my next car. Its between this, ignis and the Swift. NA Engine + gearbox is above all else to me.
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Could there be any heavier praise for this car?
Now I'm seriously considering getting this for my next car. Its between this, ignis and the Swift. NA Engine + gearbox is above all else to me.
Since you like the SPresso - you have a liberal view about "looks" (and thats a good thing!). Since your comparison talks SPresso-Ignis-Swift - it seems you can afford them and budget isn't the primary driver.

Between these 3, I'd pick the Ignis. The K12 is a huge leap ahead over the K10. Its immediately felt at low end delivery as well as on high end delivery + refinement. Its worth the price margin. And then Ignis also brings more comfort features and quality over the Spresso in general. My 2 cents.
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Now I'm seriously considering getting this for my next car. Its between this, ignis and the Swift. NA Engine + gearbox is above all else to me.
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Between these 3, I'd pick the Ignis. The K12 is a huge leap ahead over the K10.
Our Wagon R is over 8 years old. It needs service and some part replacements but is going on as our city car. I hate it's K10 engine for the pain of driving in city. While discussing it's replacement with Dad, we have kept in our mind the new Wagon R with K12 engine, the S-Presso and the Ignis. Dad is very keen on S-Presso considering its size as it's perfect for our city. I was more interested in the new Wagon R but then I always liked the Ignis and am more inclined to it for 1 major reason, it's has the Suzuki TECT architecture and new Wagon R is based on the Heartect platform which is not that confidence inspiring. Our plans have been put on hold for another year due to the COVID19 situation. Let's see how things pan out.
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Maruti S-Presso CNG Production Begins, Launch Expected Soon.

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The S-Presso S-CNG will likely be offered in four different variants namely LXi, LXi (O), VXi and VXi (O) upon arrival. It is equipped with the same 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine kicking out 67 horsepower and 90 Nm of peak torque in the regular variant. Under CNG specification, the power and torque produced are lesser at 58 horsepower and 78 Nm.The powertrain is paired with a standard five-speed manual transmission only.

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https://gaadiwaadi.com/maruti-s-pres...expected-soon/
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