Wanting to update my ownership reviews from quite some time but I suffer from a disease called extreme lazyness
Anyways The car is at 6250 kms.
Second service was done at 4900kms. Nothing major was done in the free service and it involves just basic checkup .My father took her for servicing and the next day i notice that MASS guys had left a lot of scratches on the hood.Was able to remove some by rubbing compound.But was saddened to see how these people treat our beloved cars.
Strangely after the second service the car has become more responsive.Maybe the engine has opened up after 5000kms.
Now some pics with details.
1 Got rear parking sensors installed : smartkey make,silver colour matches perfectly,displays the distance and a speaker on the C pillar speaks it out,costs Rs 1800/-
No wiring was stripped/cut , something called locks were used and the installation was very neat.Was there the whole time to check on the installer as I have had very bad experiences with accessories dealers before.
2 Got Roots windtone 90 horn installed for Rs 800 ( i think i was charged more for this )
The horns were a direct fit after replacing the OEM
horns.The sockets of roots horns are the same as OEM
This is unlike my honda city in which wiring was stripped.
I find the horns OK . I feel bosch symphony installed in my honda are better.Roots seem to be less loud and have a more deep and pleasing sound.The bosch are shriller ,loud and do a better job of clearing traffic.Apart from the details both sound like polo/vento horns. Guys I havnt fixed a relay with these horns.Is it required ? Read somewhere that these are 5 ampere horns ( which is true ) and anything more than 4 ampere should be fixed with a relay.
And one more thing everywhere i have read that Roots windtone 90 are better than bosch/minda etc.I dont feel that way.Is there some problem with the installation ( like overtightening/undertightening of clamps etc )
3 Bangs and dings which are part and parcel of our traffic
Have used compaint pen kit to cover up the scratches.Guys highly recommended.Wish they have the colour for my other car. Aeroaids Corporation - Com-Paint Touchup Spray Paint, Aerosol Spray Paint Manufacturers
4 This cracked bumper came with the car on delivery.Father didnt notice it.Complained to maruti after some time but no reply yet.
A petrol sticker is a must for ritz/swift.These cars are associated with DDiS engines now.So as a precaution
ICE still pending.
General views about the car after 7 months: both positive and negative
1 Good engine : if driven enthusiastically you will never feel lack of power.The engine and gearbox is smoother after 5000km.
2 Good Ground clearance.
3 Paint quality not up to the mark.Minor rub completely removes the paint to sheetmetal.
4 barebones.Lots of accessories have to be added.Grande i10 / nissan micra active and honda brio offer much more features
5 Good comfy seats.Much better than brio.
6 Quality of plastics in interiors is average : honda and hyundai hatches much better