Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R Stingray Ownership Review


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This is shanth Krishna from tamil nadu. I am here to give full in-depth review over my new MARUTHI SUZUKI WAGON R STINGRAY

MY FIRST CHOICES WERE;

• SWIFT

• ZEN ESTILO

• A-STAR

• ALTO K10

• FIGO

• WAGNOR STANDARD

• STINGRAY

• HYUNDAI 10

• EON

REASON FOR MY CHOICE:

My budget was up to 5lacks,and I needed good spacious and economical petrol car

All four cylinders give 12-14kmpl

Three cylinders give 16-18kmpl

So I short listed 3 cylinder cars where wagon r,estilo,alto k10,eon. Out of these economical and spacious car and also way premium was wagon R (the most selling). The initial attraction was best interiors, space, 90* opening doors,k10 engine,obd2 ecu,and in my budget

So now wagnor or stingray??

This is where my brain kicks in

Standard wagon r design is old and stingray is all new will cope up with all latest cars

Stunning body kit with headlamps took my breath away. So just in a flash decided to take stingray itself

Now the price amount is 40k more than standard.

Car add ons

• Stingray seat covers(artificial leather)

• Front grill illuminator(will post picture below)

• Wheel arch crome guard

• Door sil guard

• Stingray floor mats

• Door crome garnish

• Leather wrapped streeing wheel

• Body coating(useless)

• Instead of door rain guard I asked for window tint film

• Mud guards

Bill (19,400INR)also called stingray pack

I booked vxi model

Had-alloy wheels(14inch with 155 60 actually equal to 13inch 155 75 ) I recommend just give away alloys and wheels to showroom and fit swift 14inch alloy wheels. Music system was ok with good design matching to interior.

Adjustable Steering , spare wheel(not alloy wheel),all power windows and driver control with individual door control, driver side has auto down function.

Day of honor

Executives in ambal auto Coimbatore were so smooth, had a perfect delivery

After PDI , they offered me pooja and salvai for me .as a respect of buying.

They assured me even after pdi check, any thing wrong in car I can feel free to check in.

Car was in 5lit fuel. Drove like a king.

First impression:

After pickup took for gas station to fill tank., the guy asked me where did I modified this car. I answered him this is new wagon r model. He replied don’t say lies to me sir!! Then I impressed with the steering feel and power delivery of k10 engine. Silent to drive. Engine always feels relaxed , can shift at 2k rpm out of 8k red line

The space offered is out of class, felt like being in a suv. You can move front seats full front and make upper part of it fold fully to tip of rear seat, and you can sit open legged from back ;)class apart!! Feels so light ,not like figo or swift,can nimble over turns easily. I empty tank after 634kms from 35liters…18.3kmpl(full city use)

Performance:

Not new to wagonR owners same engine with ecu remap for less emission. But very peppy engine, delivers sharp powers from 2k to 6k. After 3.5k you hear engine sound (not noise). Air conditioning works well in this cabin space .sometimes makes to turn off after 20mins of driving. in fan speed 2 its ok for long drives, engine gets low powered at initial 5 mins then rid as ice!

Build quality:

Not as good as bmw or audi., you get what you gave for, but best in class. Interior trims make you feel in a luxurious car. Door knobs are chrome finished (inside). Side orvms are big and have good visibility, useful too. Engine bay have fit finish and quality rubber and housings. All tubes and pipes are well insulated
Electronics are well engineered. Fuses and relay box is divided two, one below steering another in engine bay. Doors make vibrations in large bass in audio system (I recommend installing dynamat on each doors to decrease resonant frequency of doors(because wagonR have big doors).

Audio system:

It’s a Nippon headunit with 4inch audiotronix speakers.

Speakers produce respectable sound quality

Bass makes doors,orvms vibrate vigorously(not a big issue,install dynamat)

Features-usb ,aux ,cd ,fm ,am

In USB you can charge phone

Also can use phone sd card to read songs

If you need Bluetooth for songs buy this small aftermarket gadget
Bluetooth Receiver Music Audio Stereo Adapter Receiver CAR AUX IN Speaker | eBay

Ride quality:

best!!,best!, best!

You have maximum steering feel, engine stress is easily found from clutch. Brakes are good, gear box is rigid and sleek. Seats give you max support. Overall family and sport hatch

Engine Performance:

With 3 cylinders you can’t expect adrenaline pumping performance. But still power to weight ratio makes it all,k10 engine delivers max power at 4500rpm till 7000k. From standstill to 100 I made in 14secs (which is respectable). In second and third you have good pickups due to short ratio, 4th and 5th for cruising. But any gear after 3k rpm you feel the pump

modifications made:

1)projector hid kit for 2500INR 35w 6000k temp(pure white 3 times brighter than halogen, the safety feature is projector beam cutoff , if you stand before you can see line cut near your knees, will not harm oncoming traffic, also my projector have a low cutoff in right side to block from oncoming traffic and bit raised in left side (in picture attached camera did not pickup light at night 2mp camera sorry!)

i only recommend installing hid kits in projector with cutoff feature, other than this will be harmful and dangerous. bmw and audi have hid but not in reflector units!!!so think twice before you do!!!

2) DYNAMAT in doors for sound proofing ,works well silent as bmw

3) pioneer 6 inch component speakers front doors

awesome sound quality!!!i am a audiophile actually!

overall experience:

What can I say?, till date I am fully satisfied for my purchase.best hatch for what I paid.

If you think my review was useful and any queries, please quote a reply will be happy to reply

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mods and diy links below:
HID installation
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review.html#post387291

HID output, night view
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-2.html#post388340

front grill LED illumination
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-2.html#post387637

waxing the car
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-2.html#post388141

premium looking carpet DIY
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/do-yourself/17551-premium-looking-carpet-flooring-diy.html#post389626

led dome light DIY
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-4.html#post390980

obd 2 adapter installation and working
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-4.html#post391452

air filter removal steps
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/do-yourself/17652-suzuki-k10-air-filter-removal-steps.html#post391729

first vehicle damage and insurance claim
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-4.html#post412689

3rd service & bill
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-5.html#post416472

midnit chill out drive
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-5.html#post419552

ICE upgrade , only speakers (wow)
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-5.html#post422909

DIY adding cooling fan for music player headunit
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-5.html#post422912

the difference between halogen and hid
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-5.html#post424918

10000 kms odo report
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/17403-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-stingray-ownership-review-7.html#post425710
 

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Re: Ownership review wagon r stingray

these are the interior trim, and exterior pictures,
You can see the door sil guard, mat,steering ,seat covers.
 

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congratulations Krishna for your Stingray. she is looking very beautiful. ya the modified stingray is very good. May you have many happy and safe miles ahead and we all are looking at forward for your updates.!
 
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Hi, Congratulations
I got mine in Glistening grey colour
I see you have installed HIDs in the projectors. do you have any pic of the old OEM bulbs? if yes please post.
With the OEM low beam is very nice. How is it with the 35w HIDs?
Will the warranty get void if you do such changes?
Thanks
 
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Krishna, that's a lovely review. Kudos!

If I were to choose between the Wagon R or the Stingray for myself, I'd go for the latter for exactly the same reasons as you did.

I want to see your Stingray look like the Humster 3D - proper manga comic cool. Put a timeline on it please.

Rs. 19000 for the Stingray pack - it feels almost twice what it's worth but at the end of the day if you are happy with it then it's worth it.

Happy motoring, plan some long trips [thumbswink].

Regards,
Sam
 
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No your warranty will not be void because .
Its comes under just like changing just bulb!
Because i have not taken any wiring from battery or modified any car electrical . just removed old bulb and took power from the connector itself ! So its not a big issue even wattage is low than 55w oem bulb. And the output is fantastic. Twice output .with safety cuttoff .
You can buy it like plug and play hid kit.
If you want to install quality ones
Try philips h7 6000k hid conversion kit from any authorised or good automobile shop

Stingray pack
Seat covers 5k
Wheel arch chrome 1250
Door sil guard 800
Leather steering wrap 650
Inside blue lighting with dimmer function 850
Mud guards 600
Bumper protector 300
Rear parking assist 4500
Light at front grill 2800
Window rain guard 1250
Door chrome trim 600
Stingray floor mat 1490
Full Floor rexin coat 2850
These are prices if installed separately
Also installation labour extra.
But this pack comes fitted with car from factory with 19k cost
 

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Thanks for the links amit!
Those are cool
Door ghost logo is awesome
I will surely purchase.
Music player.. I think i can sell it to some one having base variant with no player . and switch new head unit.
Thanks !!

Mr.Prakritij
I have already read your review and have quoted some issues as in my car too and also replied with remedies which we can do further
I purchased from
http://www.ebay.in/itm/251435791076?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&redirect=mobile
Where it got no warranty.. But product is cool.
Its good auto shop in delhi.
Better buy Philips kit. In your town. plenty are there.
 

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