So far, I’m getting 15 km/L mileage or above within city limits.
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Thank you so much for all your inputs. After months of searching, facing dislikes, and various stories of people trying to cheat me during the purchase (which I’ll cover in a different post), I finally bought a S-presso VXI+ AGS from True Value. It impressed me during the test drive, and it’s well-maintained.
It’s a 2019 version registered in 2020, with 40k KM on it. It was maintained by a lady doctor, and the condition is perfect. I love it, and I’m already having fun within the city.
The only experience I couldn’t find on either Team-BHP or any platform is how the AMT actually feels in a hill station. So, planning a quick hill ride soon and will update. Here are a few pictures of my new car.
There are a few scratches on the side of the car. The front bonnet and trunk have been completely repainted by Maruti True Value free of cost. However, I’ll have to take care of the scratches on the side myself, either through insurance or by seeking services outside.
I don’t have any plans to repaint it at the moment, as it will primarily be used for city rides, and scratches are inevitable. The existing scratches are not very noticeable unless observed closely.
Transmission was generally smooth, except in heavy traffic where I felt a slight jerk, though not as much as the Kwid. The transmission is smooth overall, and I drive with a light foot, so I haven’t experienced much head nodding. However, there were a few instances when I pressed the vehicle for quick acceleration, and it downshifted with a slight delay. I’ll need some time to get used to it. ( Gotta be careful during overtakes )
The car came with these leather-type seats, thanks to the previous owner. Thinking of ditching them, though. Not a big fan of seat covers. Plus, there’s this smell I’m not vibing with; it’s giving me a bit of a dizzy spell. Planning to yank off those seat covers soon. Fingers crossed the original seats are okay.
There is no comfortable place to rest my hand on either side. The right side too high near the window, and the side armrest is too low to rest my hand properly on the steering wheel. I need to figure out a solution for this.
The air conditioning is excellent. Even though I haven’t used it beyond the first point (perhaps due to winter), the AC is powerful and quickly blocks my nose.
I love the compact size of the car. I’m basically driving it like an auto, slipping through gaps like a breeze.
So far, I’m getting 15 km per liter or above within city limits. I’m a light-foot driver, haven’t pushed past 70 km/h yet, but I’ve clocked over 300 km. Not bad on the mileage front.
Lack of Storage:
There is literally no designated space to keep my mobile phone. I’m currently using a cloth in the cup holder to keep my phone. It would have been better if there was a designated space for mobile storage. Fortunately, there is an infotainment system with CarPlay, although it requires a wired connection.
Right now, no big road trips planned, but I’m thinking of taking the car to the hills just once to see how it handles there. Never driven an AMT in hilly areas, so it’s a bit of an experiment for me.
Before getting this car, I tried finding info on how AMTs perform in hills online, but came up empty. So, I’m just going to test it out myself.
Just ordered a Zed Black tint sunshade side cover to close off the rear side. No one’s gonna be chilling in the back, just a two-seater vibe.
Got to deal with a slacking wiper blade; it’s not doing its job right. Time for a switch. And the horn’s not winning any awards, so that’s on the change list too. Little tweaks here and there to keep the ride smooth.
Also, considering putting some legal tint on the windows. Not really keen on repainting or going all out with a wrap; feels like too much for a daily beater car.
Thinking of adding a TPMS for a heads-up on tire pressure. The key needs a fix, central locking’s being a bit stubborn, While I can unlock the car with the central locking, the locking function isn’t working properly. I’ll have to check this issue during the next service.
Also, I need to replace the mat and plan on a full interior shampoo cleaning to get rid of any odors.
That’s the current rundown. Any suggestions on what else I should be looking into or considering for an upgrade or replacement?
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