Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Booked a Swift VDI ABS

After waiting for a long time after the launch of the new design 2011 Maruti Suzuki Swift, I have finally succumbed to the temptation of having the current generation Swift VDI (ABS). Fiat Punto gave the Swift a real run for its money but finally the Swift won due to the following reasons.

•    Better drivability in the city runs.
•    Better gear ratios.
•    Better after sales service.

I owned a Suzuki Wagon R before this and Galaxy Motors in Mulund were quoting a good price for it in addition to the discounts on the 1.3 MJD Punto Emotion Pack. The offer was as follows.

Old Suzuki WagonR Rs. 120,000
New Punto 1.3 Emotion Pack 695,000
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Net Payment Rs. 575,000

On the other hand, Spectra Motors at Borivali have the following offer.

Old Suzuki WagonR Rs. 85,000
New Suzuki Swift VDI ABS Rs. 626,000
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Net Payment Rs. 541,000

I know that the offer from Spectra Motors is not that great while that from the Galaxy Motors is irresistible, but the reasons mentioned above tilted the scales in Suzuki's favor.

Also, I will get the delivery of the Swift in 30 days as the car is already in transit as people are holding their bookings to get the 2011 manufactured car.

My requirement was immediate for the new car as the Wagon R was giving lots of problems. The only thing that I am undecided on as of now is whether I did the right thing by not buying Fiat Punto given the features of the car at the given price point that it was available.