My LUVly Tigs: Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi


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Just prelude:

This is what I was driving in Delhi ever since I came here.

http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/14563-one-h-another-h-hyundai-i10-automatic.html

But we decided to get a new ride here since the i10 was not fulfilling our demands anymore. So came forward this thread:
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/automotive-shopper/16464-market-2-cars-people-carrier-hatchback.html

Now coming to my Tigs.

We needed a decent 7 seater car for our work and the family hauling. Our family was just getting bigger and bigger thus we needed a car suitable for all the people. But this time our budget was not so high to afford the Innova VX or XUV W8. Our budget was a strict 10 lacs so we thought to head the pre-owned path of ownership.

Came and went many used Innovas, which had none short of 80-100K kms and others which were sparingly used but way too exorbitantly priced. People were always warning me of staying away from used XUV due to the initial niggles the car had. But still considered it though never saw an example I would actually want to buy.

Then a good friend suggested me to check out the Ertiga because under 10 lacs, we could get a 7 seater which was not too cramped compared to the Innova. Its like a 85% Innova for 65% of the Innova's price. Thus it was finalized. It had to be the Ertiga.

Went on Monday 23rd June to check out the car at Magic Auto, Dwarka Sector 9. They had a white ZDi for show and we quickly checked it out and found everything to our pleasing. Also another thing I found out that MSIL has removed the ZDi without alloys option. Now alloys is standard on the ZDi variant. Another deal sweetener! Checked the third row legroom and found it rather decent for a 5'7-8 person with the middle row moved forward. Even the middle row forward did not cause issues for a person with height of 5'11 because his knees were not touching the front seats.

Magic Auto gave us a quote of 9.35 lacs on road with HR registration so we decided to check out another dealership for the heck of it in Gurgaon itself. And thus we booked the car at Rana Motors (Gurgaon, near IFFCO Chowk) because they gave us the deal at 9.17 lacs on road with HR registered. Instantly the car was booked in Granite Grey and it was ready to be delivered next day itself.

NEXT DAY:

First things first: Saw this key. Not very impressed with actual quality of the remote.
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There my Tigs standing for delivery:
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Checked the ODOMETER and found it perfect readings:
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And just a shot of the interior:
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Handing over the car to my dad(in black shirt) and my uncle(in yellow tee)
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Now the i10 handing over its responsibilities to Tigs.
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NEXT PART: ACCESSORIES
 
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LUV looks pretty handsome in any color! So is yours bro! The number of LUVers in TAI is increasing every month![;)]
I am glad that you made a good choice for yourself. Congrats bro![clap]
Did you get any freebies or accessories?
 
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Hi,
Congratulations on your new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Wishes to clock many more miles along with your "H".
Sir the H is gone. only S is here. thanks for the wishes!

LUV looks pretty handsome in any color! So is yours bro! The number of LUVers in TAI is increasing every month!
I am glad that you made a good choice for yourself. Congrats bro!
Did you get any freebies or accessories?
freebies were free insurance, extended warranty, mud flaps, basic mats, idol, and useless perfume.

Congrats on the LUV. Wish you many happy miles ahead. No TAI stickers
someone gift me TAI stickers! [:D] though the car already has 4 stickers from other forum. might look weird to host some more stickers.


Congratulations of your new LUV. Looking for your ownership review.
thanks a lot gandhi! will add more parts as time moves on and i spend some time with the car.

Congrats on your Ertiga Archit.Ertiga looks good in this colour.BTW,how much discount you got on your Ertiga and any mods or upgrades planned in future?
thanks MS. Got 30K flat off. Mods well some have been added. maybe 1 or 2 more will be added. other than that no more since dad will be primarily using this.
 
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Checked the third row legroom and found it rather decent for a 5'7-8 person with the middle row moved forward. Even the middle row forward did not cause issues for a person with height of 5'11 because his knees were not touching the front seats.
Congrats type-r & welcome to the LUVly family! [;)]
The third row legroom is what surprises many. I often come across negative comments from people who have not actually seen the leg-room. You made a good choice.
 
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So I got some accessories fitted to Tigs. Some essential accessories installed at Karol Bagh market.

Front Bull Bar:
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Rear Guard:
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Rear Sensors getting wired in:
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Sun Visors:
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Seat Cover design for Dzire which we wanted for Tigs:
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Seat Cover installed in Tigs with "Ertiga" stitched:
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Got a steering cover stitched too!
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And finally the illuminated scuff plates (my most favorite accessory):
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Those Seat covers look really premium and the illuminated scuffs look cool!
By the way why have you installed the front Bull bar while your LUV having airbags?
The bars will hamper the deployment of the airbags in case of impact!
Also darker colored steering cover would have been better as beige will get stained easily!
 
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Those Seat covers look really premium and the illuminated scuffs look cool!
By the way why have you installed the front Bull bar while your LUV having airbags?
The bars will hamper the deployment of the airbags in case of impact!
Also darker colored steering cover would have been better as beige will get stained easily!
bull bar is just personal reasons. not much i can argue against but i think it provides the Tigs with much needed butch looks. [evil]
we waited 5-6 hours at shop waiting for the seat cover to be stitched and fitted perfectly. i guess its worth the effort.

Congrats and welcome to Family of LUV
thanks a lot Ertiga_ZMR!
 
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Nice accessories Archit. Does the LUV has inbuilt BT Audio ?
No and I wonder why not they put is as integrated with HU even if they ask for some extra money. We end up in spending more.

For instance:

1:Zabra Freeway - 6K
2: Reverse parking - 10K
3: GPS - If we use then additional 16 K (Galaxy Tab 2).

Instead of that Maruti could have asked 20K extra and provided us fully function HU.
 
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