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Purchase & delivery experience: 2022 Maruti WagonR AGS

The Wagon felt a lot more spacious and the boot was definitely much bigger. Secondly, the WagonR got an engine upgrade in March.

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Hello BHPians,

This is my first post in the forum. And its about my New Wagon R Zxi 2022 1.2 ISS AGS. I have been following Team BHP for more than a decade and am now a member.

My previous ride was a 2004 Fiat Palio 1.2 and it had been rusting for the past three years in the basement. It cost me a lot in major repairs to clutch, gear box and miscellaneous electrical stuff before it started to die on me while driving in traffic. So, I parked it 3 years back and haven't used it since.

I needed a replacement and as per the BHP recommendation, I started looking for used cars. I live in Hyderabad and I couldn't find any decent cars for less than 4 lakhs and most were like more than 8 years old. It did not make sense going for a used car given the issues with odometer tampering and age related issues. I had to give up my pre-worshipped car dream and start looking at new cars. I am 43 now and though my heart still longs for a manual, my knees have been complaining for past few years and so, I decided to go for an automatic. I actually didn't consider too many cars before settling on the WagonR. Only other option I considered was the Ignis.

Couple of things led me to finalize the Wagon. First, the space. The Wagon felt a lot more spacious and the boot was definitely much bigger. Secondly, the WagonR got an engine upgrade in March. It now comes with the new 1.2 KN engine with Idle Start Stop (ISS) and Hill Hold Assist. The Ignis did not receive this upgrade and the Nexa folks were not even sure it would in near future. Also it would have cost a little more than the Wagon.

So, WagonR it was and I didn't spend much time shopping around for offers from different dealers either, as there weren't any (offers) on the Wagon R AGS model. I settled with Varun Motors which was the nearest Arena dealership. Did 3 test drives and was satisfied with the engine and AGS performance. Booked by paying Rs.1000 advance. Next day the sales guy called and said he can assign a Magma Grey Wagon R from the next shipment if I paid 20k advance. So I did. And in 2 weeks, I was collecting the New Grey Wagon R on a very hot evening after a 3 hour wait to clear up some issue with invoice and paperwork. The delivery experience was just about ok. After waiting for 3 hours in their showroom without proper air conditioning, I was glad to leave after the customary coconut breaking and taking a few pictures. I didn't even get the TR right away as there was an issue with their server and left without the TR number. They sent me the TR copy later in the evening. Accessories I purchased are 1. The car cover 2. Fog lamps. Cost me ~ 5k. The only things I received in the name of freebies were the ribbon and balloons tied to the car and a box of chocolates.

I drove straight to the nearest (HP) petrol pump and filled up the tank. It took 30.4 litres to the auto cutoff. And I just drove home. Still haven't done the puja as I am waiting to do it on day of Ugadi festival.

I wanted to post after running the car for a few hundred km but couldn't wait  I will post updates as I run the car in and do some long drives.

Some pictures below:

My WagonR in the dealership stockyard, before delivery. Ugg!

New engine and ISS:

Dressed up for delivery:

Complimentary chocolate box:

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