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DEZIRABLE Experiance!!

A user review on Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire [2010-2011]. Written by Binoy.Thomas on 21 April, 2008

Price: ₹ 4.89 - 7.52L
Ex-showroom, New Delhi
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Version Reviewed : VDi
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Familiarity :
Fuel Economy : kpl
Good : Engine,Style,Boot space,Mileage,Resale value
Bad : Back seat space,Poor quality OEM tyres

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Was on the look out for a sedan within the 6 lac budget, so when the Dezire was launched it gave me better option to the logan that i had in mind.

Here are my impressions:-

1) The car looks much better in ’flesh’, photos do not do any justice.Its availabe in 6 colours of which all are new except for the ’silky silver colour’.The white(which was the test car colour) looks great in the evening and is actually metallic!!All except the Red colour is the only one thats nonmetallic.

2)The boot...well its great.good loading aperture and not many protrutions.The ZDI model which is the top of the line has 20L less than the other because it uses a larger tyre(so the spare wheel takes up 20L).The only problem is that the boot lid supports intrude a lot into the boot space and it may foul with the luggage.Oh also they is no access to the boot from the rear seat.

3)Coming to the rear seat, it a bit more angulated than the swift but the real change is the bigger windows on the rear door wich gives it a bit more airy feel.Also i found the seat belt locks on the seat scab to impinge on the thighs as one sits down on the seat, usually in most cars the locks come out inbetween the backrest and the seat scab(maybe this is a design issue).Still space is a premium and the logan is much better here.Another plus point is the folding armrest provided on the VDI and ZDI, this really adds class and is a feature found lacking in costlier cars.

4) The interiors are just the same ,like the swift the only difference is the integrated stereo that comes in the VDi(middle model) which was laking in the VDi swift.The stereo perse is just average,the sound output will not please any music enthusiast.The remote stereo controls on the steering wheel of the ZDi is a good touch.The front seats are supremely comfortable.There is no dead pedal and no low fuel warning light but all other features are present.There is also an external temperature display(VDi/ZDI) and the 'light intensity' of the dashboard instruments(which are slightly different from the Swift) can be adjusted.(nice touch).Also the glove box is quite small and its not lockable.

5) Engine is quite refined..its a revelation..very silent(and i use a santro/ikon)and the torque is also good.(better than logan).Anything above 2000 rmp and it flies!!.Overtaking on the highways are a non issue and the drive ability with AC running is much better than the Logan diesel.It revs out at 5000rpm(better than the logan)hence giving a much better range of use.I could not find any appreciable difference between the Dzire and Swift even with the 30kg weight disadvantage in the former.There is a bit of turbo lag below 1800rpm but its not much.

6)Handling is great,steering is a bit numb centre but in the turns its great.The only weak link are the tyres..165’s are really undertyred for a car of this size and performance potential.Why does maruti skip on these?!!

7) All the safety features are bundled on the ZDI model and the ABS is not even an option for the lower model(unlike the swift), why this attitude i dont understand.

8) finally i feel maruti could have played a little more with the front and atleast changed the headlight a bit to make the dezire stand out from the swift--or atleast provide different color options than the Swift.

I have got delivery of the car after wait for 4 months and 8 days - felt cheated by maruti and the dealer as i had traded in my existing car for the booking.
After using the car though i am relived to say that the car redeems all ill feeling.

Here you can find the detailed report on the car.

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Hyundia on 25 Sep, 2009 at 12:08 AM

note: Maruti Suzuki Ritz User Review : full copy of vauxhall agila - A Review on Maruti Suzuki Ritz by Ranjit -

Vs on 24 Sep, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Hi Anonymous I am not dalal . Just giving inputs to people to think out of box. Dezire may go big change inbody to look better. If someone is happy to buy Dezire you and me can't stop. If some one don't want to buy dezire you and me can't stop.

Vs on 23 Sep, 2009 at 10:49 AM

VALUE FOR MONEY SEDAN Attractive shape Mileage in city 11/12, on highways around 14/15. Good value for money great discount.On road LS may be around 6L. Robust Comfort driving Maintenance assurance by company Warranty upto 3years/1,00,000 km. Good ground clearance 180 mm suitable for Indian roads. New AVEO added with lot of features, printed antennae, tilt steering,driver seat height adjustable,rear seat arm rest with cup holders etc etc. Floor matte,wheel covers etc.

Mq1 on 10 Sep, 2009 at 01:45 AM

hi, how many of you getting FE@17-18 KMPL with 20% AC? or anyone getting >/< 17 KMPL with vdi.abs? i know many those who getting <17kmpl from vdi.abs. its advisible 2 upgrade headlights & tyres to 185mm for safty, only. change your e.oil n fitter timely maybe / befor or depending upon running days. this must do. note:- no to any modification of car of any make. :- no to cng & never to lpg. :- no 2 synthetic-engineoils lacks 2 lubricate

Anil.77 on 07 Sep, 2009 at 07:02 PM

hello dear sachin, their is no problem but register it were u want 2 use or best u need noc from hosur(arto) if u change state. buying doesn't matters. well dear, r u fool. u read that dzire.vdi.abs is good than why looking4 vxi. as u know it has old engine like esteem-type which 'll replaced/ban by march,2010...100%fact. even if you need vxi than u must wait till new vxi lunched. this an advise to visiter/reader. buy swift.vdi.abs or dzire.vdi.abs/zdi read ^comments

Sachin Rao on 04 Sep, 2009 at 08:01 PM

Hello everyone, I am Sachin, residing in bangalore. I have decided to buy swift dzire vxi. the on-road price in bangalore is around 5.90 lakhs, while the on-road price in hosur is around 5.52 lakhs for the same variant. My question is, is it safe to buy the car from hosur ( it's in tamil nadu)? Will there be any legal issues in future if a buy a car from a different state? please help, your valuable inputs will save me a few thousands. Thanks in advance

Mq1 on 24 Aug, 2009 at 12:39 PM

why take chance, you check/test yourself. guys don't follow others blindly. visit showroom collect info. or visit website of any. take your time to.

Mq1 on 24 Aug, 2009 at 12:38 PM

why take chance, you check/test yourself. guys don't follow others blindly. visit showroom collect info. or visit website of any. take your time to. at first, ask for ex-showroom only(without goodies)

Mq1 on 24 Aug, 2009 at 11:57 AM

bye gauri. 1st stop kidding. confusion canbe min'd if you put the point of confusion. zxi/vdi has no comparison ie petrol/diesel. both r good/best in respt. segment. plz. place ur query in rite form. stop appreciating, other reader mayget confused. since their is no comparison, first dicide your need. got it r u serious thanread:up-gradation is on for petrol, cc not dicided yet(diesel later). best is waitfor zxi if u needpetrol itis more peppier,or else gofor diesel. AvoidRitz .

Binoy on 20 Aug, 2009 at 03:26 PM

Gauri, happy to help. The VDi(ABS) does make perfect sense. The Petrol engine in the Swift will be replaced by the KB12 engine from the Ritz by the second quarter next year, so plonking for the diesel version makes more sense.

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