It was June 2013 that our 6 years old zen estilo lxi started giving trouble and it spend almost every alternate day in the MASS. So it was time to look for a new car as a replacement for our estilo. The search began.
The cars considered:-
1. 2013 M.S. Wagon R Vxi(o)
2. 2013 M.S. Ritz Zxi
3. 2013 Swift Zxi
4 Toyota Etios and liva
Went for the test drive of Wagon R with my Dad. Both of us liked the car. But mom didnt like it coz she loves low slung cars than tallboys. So left out.
Ritz was rejected by my dad for its rear looks despite agreeing that it was comfortable and has excellent dash layout.
Now came the car i really wanted to buy Swift zxi . Dad also liked it during the test drive. came back to the showroom worked the numbers and my dad was about to make the advance when a blue dzire vxi arrived.
Dzire was not even considered firstly. dad asked for a test drive but the vehicle was unable on that day. they promised to give us a doorstep test drive a couple of days after.
Next day went for the test drive of etios sedan. loved the car. but reason for rejection were the centrally placed dials, high nvh and integrated seat( something i hate the most).
After taking the test drive of the dzire both my mom and dad were blown away. so booked one the very next moment. I was like pleease can we book the swift you get same leg space and all expect the protrusion (boot).
One week after got a call from the dealer 3 blue dzires have arrived from MSIL only that day morning. Went with a PDI Checklist and decoded the VIN. it came out to be manufactured only 10 days before. Gave a nod for the paperworks. and on 25th july 2013 (the day before my birthday) took my new angel home. took her for a short drive along kona expressway and was amazed at her stability( compared to estilo).
Free accessories offered:-
1. mud flap
2. floor mat
3. perfume bottle
4. steering wheel cover (art leather)
5. Side beadings ( fought for it)
1. Reverse parking sensor (rs. 6400 approx)
2. wind visors( rs. 600)
3. cotton velvet seat covers(rs. 3300)
4. chassis coating (paid for metachem, applied 3m)
5. Garware sunfilm (rs 1400)
6. STATUS Brand bumper protector strip (900)
pictures will follow soon along with more reviews and questions!!
Thank you for reading.. this is my first ownership review in TAI
NOTE:- I am just an amature photographer so please bear with the quality
our dzire in the background. spotted this car during our first P.U.C.