Its been a while since zest has any updates.
The steering was getting tilt to right side after it hit a speedbreaker.
The service centre gave a probable quote. But a pleasant surprise was that they didn't charge even a single rupee thanks to gold AMC.
I got the underbody checked twice and got the brake checked as there was a bit of shuddering from it.
The alignment was a bit off but I drove it for more than hundred kms at triple digit speeds.
Took to outside wheel alignment shop and got it checked. The first time didn't work out. So took it again and this time it was perfect.
The reason was the service centre calibrated it with 2016 zest values whereas my zest complies to the 2014 model values.
For zest owners please check with them while giving for alignment.
It crossed the 7000 km mark and is currently at 7200 kms.
Drove it today at winding roads towards narsapur in medak district.
The road is old school two lane highway with forest range.
I drove it at high speeds and braked it hard while taking sharp turns and the zest took it like a boss.
I never drove it at such speeds on curves before, was a bit nervous but the zest though a bit wobbled somehow held its ground.
I was getting very low mileage of 10-12 kmpl in city, so in return from narsapur I drove it on the same road but a bit less aggressive this time. I wanted to check what mileage it would give.
It gave a mileage of more than 21.5 kmpl at a point but when a.c. is ON and due to slow traffic it took to the one given in picture above.
It was two lane highway with only once or twice at fifth gear, so the thing is to get mileage the car has to be maintained at proper rpm at proper gear. Hard braking and aggressive overtaking also gave this mileage. Feeling great.
The pick up is a bit erratic and the ride quality is good but the I expect it to improve once the second major free service gets completed.
Overall my experience is good with the zest.