You find a girl, pretty decent but lacks the outright look(either too tall or too fat or plumpy) but her father is a very influential person,like a actor or a politician or a rather well known figure among the crowd..
When you say you are marrying her every one thinks(oh, thats good they are from a very good family). Again the father in law is pretty rich and i dont need to spend a penny.. But coming to the girl she is so so,looks above average,pretty lazy to work at home,but she very good at heart, but overall you will be happy, at least
people will recognize you..
When you have a proposal from her dad, every one in the family and friends pushes you to marry her even if you don't like her saying(see she is daughter of so and so why don't you marry? you don't need to worry about you future anymore..)
K i am talking about the Maruti-Suzuki
Ill try to put my thoughts of both swift and ritz as i think its same segment and share same heart. I drove the diesel swift and the petrol ritz just to get the feel of both.
looks are subjective, i find that all suzuki car now selling are just above average take any car(swift >ritz>sx4>alto>astar>estillo look wise.)
both swift and ritz are above average or average in current market.
My dad hates the ritz saying who chopped the car back?
I some how feel its ok
But i dont like the swift not only because of its looks but others(ill get back to it later).but may be the fact like its too common.
Swift was a fresh design when it hit the market(It is like a us,uk girl joining a village college and every single guy likes her because she is looking different .
from the other local girls and every one wants her to be his gf).
I dont like swift for its looks because it looks huge from outside with its bulges ,but sadly its not converted into space.The driver seat adjusted for me and there is little space at the back. Shoulder space is also just about ok.
I felt ritz to have more space because of its tall boy design there was good space at the back. but both the seats are hard for my taste.
Boot space for both is nothing coll to write about..(a sub woofer and you lost the boot space.)
Gizmos : swift and ritz has acc, audio HU in only petrol zxi version.
which is out of competition . Alloys only on topend zxi..
Interiors : Ah it looks too dull(both) and the famous rattles are maruti trademark .The test drive Ritz was not making much rattles but the swift was rattling like hell salesman told its not serviced blah blah...
I know maruti rattles .. my 800 was ratlling ,cousin's wagonr rattles, friend swift rattles.. so interiors are average..
Safety : Airbags only in ZXi ,abs
in vxi and zxi(petrol)
you may be thinking so many negative points but this is the leader in its segment(Is this guy mad or what?)
Drive : Both the vehicles have a gem of a heart..
Petrol k series: wow is the only word when i drove it , its super refined has enough grunt tap the accelator and the vehicle moves without a fuss. there is no noticeable difference with ac on. you dont even hear a noise when its idling..
Diesel : i drove the swift so the engine was tuned beautifully for a sporty feel after 2000 rpm the car went swooosh... with 75bhp it had a very sport fell but there was lag below 2000rpm trafiic riding is a little difficult othere wise both are fantastic
both the cars have a notchy gear, lacks steering feel (swift is marginally better). ritz overall view is good .
suspension in both is bad(ritz marginally better compared to swift) siting at the back and going on a potholed road with those hard seats its good exercise to your back
Service : This is where maruti excels you find a service center every corner of india. and the service is average(from friends and family having maruti cars). but the fact is i find service center very near to my house infact i have 5(yes five) service center in 5 km radius of my home. Feels safe as i can service it anywhere i like if if find one iincompetent.
Verdict: The maruti cars are most suitable cars for first time buyers or people who find cars are for travelling distance a to b. and doesnt want to haggle around distances to reach a service center.
I would like to buy a current maruti cars when i am around 40's,But the k series engine if transferred to a better handling car this would be the hottest hatch.
First time drivers and buyers are better off with maruti cars than any other cars escpecially in the starting segment of cars..
other reports coming up later..