Originally Posted by ilango[speed thirst]
Looking on your post i feel , that you do not maintain/service your car regularly .
its just my opinion!
Do not look for cheap option always!
Be good to your car and it will be good to you.
800's are easy to maintain and lot of skilled mechanic;s are available for them , so do the spares .
I don't know why you feel that way. Anyhow, I do maintain my car regularly. Certain things I would like to do it myself or at least learn to do it [ How I take care of all my residence electrical and plumbing needs by myself ]
I would like to know the options always as you know it is hard earned money [ for everyone. i did not mean to hurt u or anyone] I have lot of examples for this related to my car.
Anyway thank you for your concern. If am making [ I do ] any mistakes I will try to rectify it.
Regarding this alternator or battery problem, I was mentioning this to service person every time I go for service. They say it is rectified but I would get it again. I have tried Papular, ABT, even a small time player [ but authorized by maruti ] Nothing worked out.
Only the wiring matter worked. I don't know why that problem repeated only once after a month [ and after that it is mostly 15 days i did not got the problem ]
I had problem with even the floor carpet. Carpet under back seat is not at all properly fixed. Earlier after my first service when i given it was not rectified. When a customer care called from a authorized service center, I had refereed and she immediately sent a person. When I was explaining things to him he coolly said "you will get only this much for 2l rupees". I was really shocked when he said that. Does he thought I got that 2l rupees on road or i looted somewhere.
From then on I don't like going to maruti service center at all. As much as possible I clean the car myself [ both int and ext ]. I go only for yearly service after the specific KM mentioned by maruti hand book.
Luckily I did not got any major problem till date. Recently I got problem with horn, and the same guy told me to replace the horn. Recently I bought roots horn pair for Rs.370 from usman road. Today when I took the car to the guy, not even once the horn was failed.
I do not know whether the problem is with horn or the switch in steering wheel. I have returned home without fixing. let me wait and see for couple of days and then fix the new horn.
I had couple of scratches and dents because of my inexperience in driving. Actually as some one said, I had learnt car driving properly going for classes couple of years back before I got my car. Some dents where made by some people when i had parked my car and went for shoping or some thing.
Last year, we had to go to panagal park saravana stores for some purchasing, No parking space was there. so i had parked in the area next to that [ do not know the name ] just behind that metro shoes and all. When I came back after an hour, there was a huge line marked in the bannet.
Like this, there were some problem.
Apart from that, always I love my car. It is my first car. I wanted to buy a car for my dad [ he was driver for all mayors in madurai as he was madurai corporation driver ] for which he can be owner and he will drive his own car. But un fortunately when i got it, my dad was not there.
So whatever car i get in future it will be dedicated to my father and I will love it more than myself.