Hello friends,this is my second thread on TAI
, here i am glad to introduce my 15 year old beauty maruthi 800 purchased as pre owned car in 2000. as it started to decay due to ravages of time we decided to give her a fresh paint instead of disposing the car,because it holds some unforgotable memories with itself.I am planing to keep it with me as long i survive,surely after 25 to 30 years it will become an antique model.
The car is powered by 796 cc 8FB series non turbo gasoline engine with fully mechanical carburetion fuel injection syestem mated with 4 speed slide mesh gear box.The engine is returning the fuel efficiency of about 16 kmpl, the cars peppy and responsive motor gives the car very fun driving character.the engine is smooth but emits lots of vibrations at idling obviously it is a 3 cylinder pot.my 800 had been clocked 272000 kms and recieved engine re boring at 127000 kms while another next overhauling period i am planing to install half engine available at maruthi dealers .
+ves and -ves of 800;
-easy to drive in urban areas
-resonsive fun to drive
-proportionated and cute design (but now out dated)
-highly reliable due to fully mechanical operation(no electronic mess except distributer breaker piont)
-obviously low maintenance cost
-poor built quality
-some issues (cross member frequently corrodes)
-cramped rear seat
-out dated (BUT ONCE IT WAS A SIZZLING STAR)
-full body tinkering and repainting,replacement of lower arm tie rod ends and ball joints.
-new bumpers and head light assembly
and other miscellaneous works resulted the total cost of 35000 at apoorwa authorised maruthi service station at Tumkur.
few pictures are here