Originally Posted by vyshagh.c
I was going through all threads ahead, and found most of them depicts about diesel models (VDI and ZDI). They really looks inpressive with above owner reviews.
Congrats all the owners and thanks for all for the inputs !!
I am looking for a petrol model, probably VXI. I looked at the car the day it launched, but could get it for a drive. Is anyone here with a petrol one? Hows is the performance of new K series engine and how is the true" mileage?
Performance of 1.4 K series engine is reported to be very good, better than of Swift's 1.2 K series. It is very powerful engine and it is reportedly giving around 9-10 in city with a/c and 13-14 on highways.
Originally Posted by kikloo
First of all congrats for the car and thanks for the nice detailed review. I have 2-3 question which I feel you can clarify:
1. I also went to Autopace yesterday and they outrightly declined any type of discount or any free accessories. I just asked them to give me foot matts and they said No on that.
2. How much you had to wait for the delivery ? They are telling me that waiting period is 9 months which I feel is very high... (i mean even a human is getting delivered earlier than that!)
3. How much the service costed ? I think first service is done in your case ?
Hoping to hear form you soon.
No one can expect any kind of free accessory with Maruti's Diesel cars IMO
Yes, Not Even Floor Mats.
They even declined me for the same in spite being the first Ertiga owner in the city.
Yes, >8 months of waiting period was attained after the 1st month of launch only. But you can get Petrol models or VDi before the ZDi.
If you'll say that this is not right, I want my car faster. They'll simply reply either to wait or you can buy any other brand's car as they already have many customers waiting before and after you, so it doesn't make them any diff. at all. Yes, its "Sad but True". [:(]
1st service costed me 430 for the diesel additive and something around 1.5K for underbody coating(optional).
Originally Posted by hodlur
Thas ok. Even I didn't see any difference with AVC function. The sound remains same at all levels. Between I have changed the stock speakers with JBL speakers for 7.5k with exchanging old one. Components 260w at front and 260w coaxial at rear. Now the bass is really good.
Some of the pics taken during the delivery of the vehicle
Your car looks very nice!!
Did you see what is the power output of the company fitted speakers and of which company they are?
Originally Posted by ready.s.go
I am in a bit of a dilema regarding my ERTIGA. As I had mentioned in my earlier post on this thread I had booked Serene Blue ZXI on 12th April and there is no signs of it being delivered. My dealer seems clueless on how much longer it will take and apart from saying that I will be updated shortly, for the last one month I have not had any other feedabck. Got a call yesterday from the dealer informing that if I am ok they will be able to deliver me a white VDI in a weeks time. Now here Iam trying to get some help in taking the decision. I am ok with the Colour ( white always easy to maintian also wifey likes it) More than the Petrol Vs. Diesel dilema (I had mentioned my reason to go with petrol in my previous post). Its the absence of alloys, airbags and the not so good ICE in the V variant that is the cause for the dilemma. The absence of other couple of additional feature like rear wiper, steering mounted controls and driver seat adjustment ( its a tall boy so why adjust height) in the V variant is ok by me. Its the airbags, alloys and ICE dilemma. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks
I'll list all features that are not present in VDi-
5-Height adjustable seat belts
6-Outside temp. display
7-Steering mounted controls
8-Pretensioner & Force limiter seatbelts(Driver+Co-passenger)
11-Height adjustable driver seat.
If I were you, I would have waited some more time for the Z variant and these all things all WORTH of it! You just can't simply ignore the Airbags(A Must for our safety,ABS
is not enough IMO
) ,Rear Wiper+Defogger(A Must in big cars), Steering Mounted Controls(Ask them who have this thing, they simply can't live without this and you'll also come to know what I mean if you get this, Its not just for our convenience but is a great safety too!), Alloys(We are buying an expensive car, don't we need some "Tashan" with the car?
) , Height adjustable driver seat(Is this for short people only? I am 6"1 and I always have to push the seat down. :P), Sound System( Way better performer and in terms of looks too than of VDi) and last but not the least The "ZDI" batch says the all!
If you drive more than 800kms in a month ,then go for the Diesel else Petrol is still for you!
I hope it helped.