Your reviews are really receiving lot of attention so much so that I got pulled from a google search to your reviews, although I had to dig deeper into search results. I'm really surprised by the dearth of long term ownership reviews of Maruti's diesel AMT considering the sales numbers and the value proposition it offers. Most of the search results yield media reviews which waste more than half of the time explaining features that everybody knows and they just mention momentary lag of AMT shifts that I'm okay to live with as long as I get a reliable setup. Afterall, how many of us regularly engage in drag races considering the ever worsening traffic situation in metropolitan cities! Anyway, I'm giving serious consideration to Brezza AMT since I'm tired of constant shifting in first 3 gears in my Alto k10. I took a test drive of the same and really liked the hassle free driving and high seating position. However, I'm a bit concerned about the reliability of the same and feel that the clutch wears out a lot faster in AMT than manual transmission. What would be the frequency of clutch overhauls provided that almost 80% if the times, I'm juggling between first 3 gears in my manual car? Is there anything else that could go wrong in a minimum ownership span of 7 years/1.5 lac km given that it's an automation of the manual transmission?
Very informative review indeed. Please keep posting. I am seeking knowledge on all 4 auto-transmission technologies being used in India, - TC AT, CVT, DSG and this AMT. You seem to be an informative source for me. Thanks !
Now the car has clocked around 78k kms. Its rainy season and the service is due, but I am delaying the complete service until end of Sept. There are quite a few things to be taken care of but for now I got the engine oil replaced in a Shell bunk. Following items need attention, thanks to those lunar craters on Pune roads.
1. Tie rods inspect and replace if necessary
2. Caliper pin greasing/replacement as necessary
3. Front brake pads replacement
4. Rear shock absorber service
5. Handbrake lever adjustment for tightening, right now even on all notches up the car tends to slip on a steep gradient so I put it in D or R mode as necessary.
Will keep you guys posted on how it goes.