6 months on now, that little niggle with the reverse gear went off itself. Finally my little beast has completed 5000kms on the odo. I must say, whatever skepticism I had earlier has gone away. Took it on two long trips (Palakkad and Pondicherry recently), driven mostly by my friend who's an expert driver, must admit, it packs quite a punch for a small car. We cruised on at 130+kmph for the better part of the trip, at max load of 5 passengers. The vehicle is showing hardly any signs of weariness and I hope to become more efficient at highway driving so would have the steering in my hands for the next trip for the better part of the trip
After having driven my beasty for past half year, I feel that some things need to be modified.
Here's what I'm thinking of upgrading in the near future:
IRVM to Day-night IRVM (High Beam nuisance is really giving me headache at night driving)
2) Replacing OEM
bulbs with slightly better intensity bulbs
3) Maybe going in for addition of some noodlemats in the car including the boot area.
Any valuable suggestions would be helpful regarding my vehicle maintenance at this stage completing 5k Kms since the second free service is at 9-10k Kms(1 year).
Posting couple of pics of my beast below from the recent trip: