Maruti Suzuki Ertiga VDi Long-Term Review: 30K Kms Of My Silver Journey


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Re: Bought New Ertiga VDi

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30k kms service done & i have taken service AMC from dealer for 3 services, 30k, 40k & 50k kms service. total cost of AMC is INR Rs.19600/-

i am surprised to see front disk pads as even after covering 29k thay are still able to run for another 10k kms or more [surprise].

Added new active subwoofer as it give enough bass to enjoy great music, already installed front component speakers. Also purchased a usb Bluetooth music receiver
to play music from my phone.

door weather seal started making noise due to less lubrication so i used silicon spray & now my LUV runs like new [:)]
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Does this 8 inch sub gives sufficient bass for the too big space ?
 
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Re: Bought New Ertiga VDi

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Added new active subwoofer as it give enough bass to enjoy great music, already installed front component speakers. Also purchased a usb Bluetooth music receiver
to play music from my phone.
Hi
Can you share the details of the Front Component speakers installed. Model no, price and shop where it was purchased

thanks in advance
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Gururaja
 
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Does this 8 inch sub gives sufficient bass for the too big space ?
Yes Shaan, i am using it on only half of its power & it still give good bass. sound quality inside cabin is very good but do not expect much outside of cabin like big 12 or 15'' subswwofers.

Hi
Can you share the details of the Front Component speakers installed. Model no, price and shop where it was purchased

thanks in advance
regards
Gururaja
Hi Gururaja

i have purchased them from snapdeal at Rs: 3600/-(check details in below link) & installation is done at a local accessory shop. if you are planning for components then please also consider infinity & JBL. they have some amazing products.

https://www.snapdeal.com/product/pioneer-ts-a1605c-16-cm20mm
 
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Update:

My ertiga completed 36k without any big or small issue. just periodic services.
parts replaced till now : none, even front disk pads are not changed yet & its the same that come with car [;)] . planning to take car for check up as i never seen so long life of disk pads in any of my cars, till now no noise or anything from brakes.

from last 2 months i have to drive ertiga for around 480km every weekend on a single day, i check fuel efficiency with different driving speeds as shown below. also this include 100% ac use with some times ac is used for 20-30 min in parked vehicle.

avg. speed with AC on & 2 persons efficiency
80+- 10 km/h : 21 km/L
90+- 10 km/h : 19 km/L
100+-10 km/h : 18 km/L
120+-10 km/h : 17 km/L
(120km/h speed is tested on highway from sonipat to till Karnal in early morning & i will not recmend this speed to any one. i have driven at this speed with full care. although car feels fully stable at this speed)
 
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Thats good FE.
I do not think 120 is a problem for ertiga all day. (Apart from human factor)
at 120 ertiga remains stable & even at this speed in need to accelerate it easily goes up to 140 due to good torque above 2k rpm. over all driving at speed around 100 iin ertiga is fun.
 
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Hi

Just added few accessories to my Dzire, interesting is arm rest for front seat, it looks like company fitted & does not need any drilling or tape to fix, simply it will make tight grip around the gear lever console & is very comfortable too. as it does not have any nut bolt of tape so i can easy shift it from Dzire to ertiga when needed.
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last sunday servicing is done for ertiga under AMC for 40k kms. total cost is Rs:-1015/-
that is for air filter + Ac filter + Wiper

i have purchased wiper from market in Rs:-375/-, this time its MINDA frame less.

no part is replaced till now in my ertiga(except wipers, first time), even disk pads are not changed till now, i personally check disk pads this time & they looks like good to go at least 25-20k kms more. overall very satisfied with my silver 2nd home. will share some pic & more details on Sunday.
 
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Hello friends,
my Ertiga completed 38k & counting without any problem.
Today i have revisited service center as they told me on last service that they need to replace some small part related to brakes & as part is not in stock so have to revisit. today they have removed a small broken clip from front brake & replaced it with new, that cost me Rs:167. its the first part that is replaced till now in my car except oil & air filters.

after completing 38k car still running like new without any rattling noise or any other problem.
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Frame less wiper, not found any difference .
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Front disk pads after 38k, looks like good to go at least 20k more
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My Ertiga completed 42200kms & running without any issue. last weekend i have visited to ASS to get car checked as my MCP package include 1 free checkup, as my car is covered under warranty till 14 june 2018 so i decided get it checked for any possible issue (although i know that there is no issue in car but its human nature to be sure about [;)]). technicians are surprised when i say that its running on disk pads that come with car & not changed till now. Disk pads are still good to go at least 6-7 k more.

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My Ertiga completed 52k & running smoothly like new car. last service done on 47k & front disk pads changed. overall ownership experience is good & getting 18km/L in city driving when using carefully while with AC & peak hours driving i am getting 15km/l. On long driving getting 20km/l when maintaining speed around 100 km/hr.

As car covered 52k so after 15k i am planning to change/ upgrade tyre to 195/65 R15 Michelin energy XM2, if anyone have any other suggestion then please provide feedback or have using 195/65 R15 Michelin energy XM2 then please share review. Thanks in Advance.[:)]
 
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Installed Android touchscreen 1 year ago & its working fine, car covered 61k & gone through 1st unexpected repair as 2nd gear deny to downshift so replace of sync ring along with clutch & pressure plate & few more things cost around 13k. other than this no issue at all. same issue also come in my dzire when car is covered 78k so i think its manufacturing defect. from last 1 year not using Ertiga much as using nano for within city works due to easy of driving.
 
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