This is the story of my dearest friend 800.
I am proud to own this car. Those were the days when I was doing my 11th std, soon one day
My dad told me regarding buying a car, tough we never knew anything about a car nor the
features in a car. This urge of buying a car when our relatives having a car and we dint have one,
at family functions , my dad use to feel that when all the others are having a car, why should not we one one..
Then started the search for the car, 1st thing is he told we shall buy an used car, my mom strictly said nooo. Then search goes got lots of search goes on, as we stayed in an remote place(yadgir) Gulbarga District, we have only one dealer that to maruti. Then got the quotation for, zen, omni,800.
Later the plan of zen was ruled out because of budget, then comes the omni, my mom again said no, for
2 reasons, one is for the safety another one is, as it is an big car(seating capacity), she thought that the car will be
used by others (relatives\friends)to make trips, then comes the 800, so decided upon to buy one, as my
Dad was an officer in a bank there was no problem for the finance, then booked one (800 std),
then comes the fight between me, dad and mom, I wanted ruby red, mom wanted mountain mist(green), my dad wanted white (as it would cost lesser).
Then one fine day my dad came home and told lets go out, ok we travelled by train to that place with my dad’s friend, it was a surprise that we were in the showroom (Date of purchase 27.6.2003).. Then comes the formalities.
Then they took us to the place where the new cars are parked, for our surprise we dint find the color we wanted, either ruby red/green, white was available but me and mom dint opt for white.. then showed us an green(mountain mist) but it was an BS 1(euro 1), even that too ruled out, then at last he showed us the quick silver\silver and told us this was the new color, then after many discussions, took the same
Then got the car washed, now comes the freebies, after long discussions, as the dealers account was in my dad’s bank he offered many freebies. Central Locking(fixed after 1st service), mudflaps, floor mats, front crash guard, perfume, reverse horn, a kit of polish(dashboard,body,glass cleanerAlso purchased an music system (kenwood) from the dealer for 6k, 2 speakers cassete player with fm (no cd player at that time).Then by the time we reached home it was almost 12 in the night, could not see any thing.
I was not able to sleep at all in the night, morning woke up early started inspecting.
Then we had an driver as no one knew to drive, then comes the 1st service, then got it done, soon after 1 one I started to drive with the help of the driver, Here comes the first damage, just went and banged the car to the transformer pole, left front door totally damaged cost for repairing 8.5k.
Then stopped driving it for almost 2 months as we were out for a trip.
Then slowly started learning, me and my dad, some how it continued,Started long trips (from Gulbarga to B’lore) approx. 400kms
Then learnt. 1 funny thing I want to share, it almost took 6 months for me to find out the switch of the Windshield washer ha ha.
Every thing went smoothly for 2 more years not problem only 10k on the odo, then retured back t B’lore, then stared using the car.
Till now it has given us an very good service.
Then when I was in my graduation, the car was totally in my hands, now started modifying it as I wanted, started all sorts of experiments on it Major repairs were clutch assembly changed 3 times(now its 3rd one)
Lower arm, and many small parts..Changed 4 battries (4th atpresent)
Now done lots of mods on it..
• Rear wiper
• Iridium spark plugs (mico)
• K&N air filter (stock replacement)
• Remote trunk and fuel tank opener
• 100\90 wiring kit,
• Fog lamps
And many more..
Now it has completed 77100 kms on the odo (8 years till date). Even now the car runs smoothly..