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Maruti 1000 AC

A user review on Maruti Suzuki 1000. Written by Indranil Chakrabarty on 18 January, 2012

This car is discontinued
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Version Reviewed : AC
Purchased As : New
Familiarity : It’s my mate since ages
Fuel Economy : 12 kpl
Good : Great looks, superb ride, Excellent space utilization, Reliable, sturdy, excellent value for money.
Bad : Underpowered engine, No power steering.

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Exterior The Maruti 1000 sedan@ globally the Suzuki Swift sedan is a stylish car. The original Swift was a headturner a super success globally. The Chevrolet Geo Metro in the US and the Holden and Vauxhall Barina were  a runaway success worldwide. The graceful lines still look appealing. Unfortunately the  Maruti hand in the Esteem shows and tje original Suzuki good looks are gone. The large S badge on the front grill and the rear square reverse lamps dont fit. Thankfully the Maruti 1000 bore the Suzuki looks.

Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) For a small car tje Maruti 1000 makes good Japanese style space management. Small but spacious. There is ample glove box space, space for knik knacks in the center console. Rear hat rack space is good. Trunk space is great. Also space for bit and pieces in the trunk cubby holes on both sides. Excellent interior lighting. Front map readong lamp bright and comes in handy. Abounds with thoughful touches. Great leg space in the rear, even with fronts seats pushed back. Rear seat recline could have been a bit better. Rich cut pile carpetting and moquette seat covers. Grey interior stys fresh even in the Indian heat and dust. Front seats very comfortable. AC decent, heating excellent.

Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox The Suzuki Swift sedan was never meant to house a 1000cc engine but thanks to the Govt of India s chintzy mindset. Tax sops for 1000cc meant the car could be affordable. Dont blame Suzuki. The car was launched at a time of socialism and VP Singh ( Hostile towards progress and modernity). The engine is underpowered. With the AC on the pick up falls dramatically. Fuel consumption is decent. I get 11km/l ( Hot summer Delhi day with AC on and heavy traffic ). 15km/l ( winter months with heater on ) 13km/l ( winter months heavy traffic ) Dont push the car hard or fuel economy suffers. Engine is smooth and rugged. Excellent transmission. Slick gear shift. Excellent road holding and good soft ride. Engine underpowered. Brakes good.

Ride Quality & Handling Excellent ride quality. Soft and surefooted ride. Excellent roadholding. Excellent city car. Decent high speed stability. The car accelerates upto 80km/h effortlessly but struggles thereafter.


Areas of improvement NA.

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Indranil Chakrabarty on 18 Jan, 2012 at 06:22 PM

Dear Friends,

I have written a review on Maruti Suzuki 1000 and look forward to your comments on it.

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