My Pocket Rocket - Maruti Alto K10 VXi


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Model:ALTO K10 VXI SUNLIGHT COPPER COLOR

Purchased on january 2011,got floor mats,mud flaps,Ganesha idol and cash discount of 10,000 rs from the dealer

Mileage:3300km

POSITIVES:
1)Superb engine,really a pocket rocket,68 bhp in 760kg car wow!!!power to weight ratio 88bhp/ton
2)Looks(subjective)
3)Low NVH comparatively in a 3 cylinder motor
4)Balanced ride quality
5)Low maintenance (maruti back up)

NEGATIVES:
1)Interior plastic quality
2)Rear space,really cramped
3)Lack of steering feedback & handling,tyre upgrade recommended
4)Missing safety features like ABS,Airbags

ACCESSORIES ADDED:
1)Remote locking(crosslink wheels:2500rs)
2)Pioneer music system with front tweeters and rear 6inch 3 way speakers costed around 7500rs(gray market)

Done with first 2 free services,no charges

Fuel Efficiency:
city-12 to 14kmpl
highway-15 to 18kmpl

Problems:
1)Hardening of accelerator pedal
2)Weird sound while engaging reverse gear just after starting the engine
 

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Congrats for buying the best entry level hatch. Pictures don’t do the justice for sunlight copper colour, it looks beautiful in real. Also, Design of your steering cover looks good as well. Do keep updating us about future ownership experiences with Alto K10.

Drive Safe,
350Z
 
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congrats @ nkonamme for buying pocket rocket!! well install alloys and tints and it will rock the roads!! [clap]
 
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Finally time to say good bye to my pocket rocket:sorry:

I got a good deal for 2.8 lacs,OTR price was 3.5 lacs in january 2011

Booked hyundai grand i10 asta diesel,7.25 lacs OTR
 
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Nkonamme, please answer my two questions.

What's wrong with k10, why you wanted to upgrade so quickly?

Upto what speed your k10 felt safe?

Regards,

ROY
 
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Nkonamme, please answer my two questions.

What's wrong with k10, why you wanted to upgrade so quickly?

Upto what speed your k10 felt safe?

Regards,

ROY
Nothing is wrong with K10,its really a pocket rocket,for 3.5lac you get a car with about 90ps/ton power to weight ratio.
Now my daily running is around 100km,so i wanted a diesel car,also better built and safe.
K10s straight line stability i found ok,but poor brakes and unpredictive handling spoils the fun,once on an empty stretch pushed k10 to 150kmph(heart was in mouth[lol] )
 
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