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Maruti Wagon R Ownership Review. Positives, Negatives in 3 Year Ownership

Maruti Wagon R Ownership Review. Positives, Negatives in 3 Year Ownership

Maruti Wagon R Vxi Ownership Review. Know the Real Mileage, Positives of Car including Negatives, Service Experience, Experience of Driving and using Wagon R Vxi

 

Maruti Wagon R Vxi Owner Review

Our requirement was of local city usage car which is easy to be driven in, come with standard features, spacious for 4 adults and has low maintenance, good entry car in around 4 lakh price

In between Wagon R Lxi and Vxi variant – price difference was approx. rs 30000 – but would seriously recommended Wagon R Vxi model over the lxi one

a)      Remote central lock – factory fitted, very easy to find car in mall parking by the unlock alarm button

b)      All 4 Power window as against front door in wagon r lxi and rear door power window function operated from driver side

c)      Average CD Player music system from Nippon – but comes with 4 Speaker

d)      Speed Sensitive Auto Door lock, very useful when have kids seated on rear seats

e)      Electric Adjustable ORVM, very useful to adjust ORVM from driver side

f)      Defogger, Tachometer and Fog Lights – other useful additions apart from Body colored orvm and door handles

All this are very useful and for a car where in on road price difference is just rs 30000 – most of the amount can be recovered at time of resale

 

Plus Points of Maruti Wagon R Vxi

Drive, Handling, Performance: Initial 1st year had 5500 Kms driven, there was mild lag when rpm was under 2000 rpm. But – with the Engine Oil change – the car performance went smooth without any lag even at lower rpms. Its been now 3 Year and around 16000 Kms driven on Odo

Car has light Steering and low turning radius – easier to take sharp turns. Even Gear Shifts are smooth and clutch is super smooth to drive in

Even at speed of 80 to 90 kmph – the car looks stable with eager to drive. Have not driven beyond 100 kmph speed due to safety issues. The Car Lacks ABS - so will recommended Buyers to avoid speeds of 80 Kmph for Safety Reasons

AC Performance: AC is well effective in Summers (though have to put on Fan Speed on 3rd or 4th Speed level to immediate cool up cabin - the fan speed though is bit noisy). Would highly recommend to go in with Cabin AC Pollen Filter installed, it cost rs 350 and effective in catching dirt with clean air and also enhance in AC Life

In Cabin Space: Seating Cushion Comfort is Okay - nothing Extra-ordinary. Legroom Space is even good if have 5’11 Passenger in Front and 5’11 Passenger in rear. This car has good headroom , legroom space – ideal for 4 adults and 1 Kid

60: 40 Split Rear Seat is especially useful, when we took car for a weekend drive with 3 adults, had partially split in the rear seat to enhance luggage space of 1 large and 2 small bags – as good as what you get in cars like I20

Tips: Maruti Suzuki Dealer offers in Free Service coupons like – Alignment (50% or 100% free), Balancing (50% or 100% free) when you take Maruti Insurance from them.  That’s a very plus point – we in last 3 years have got – 2 free alignment and 1 free balancing coupon from dealer while renewing insurance. This is 100% labor free

Even - as part of Loyalty - Dealer has offered in 50% Free Labor even on 5th Service covering 30000 Kms / 3 Years

Maintenance: Low Maintenance Car

1st Year:  1st bill – rs 350, 2nd bill – rs 100, 3rd bill – rs 1200 . Got Free Alignment done

2nd Year: Got free alignment and balancing coupon, only weight charges of rs 260, 4th  service bill – rs 3500

3rd Year: Total Bill was just Rs 3430 as got 50% Discount on Labor Charges. Wheel Alignment not done, will be done from After-market

With this the Total 3 Year Service Cost with 16000 Kms Driven on Odo is Rs 8840 - makes it very reasonable 

 

Negatives of my Maruti Wagon R Vxi

Mileage: Mileage as claimed of 20.5 kmpl is nowhere achieved. Getting in city mileage of 13 to 13.5 Kmpl. Though our running is less of 16000 Kms in 36 months – but still no where around 15 Kmpl

Braking" My car does not come with ABS. With Heavy Braking – its not very confident. Advise to restrict speed and drive under control

Headlight Bulbs: Headlight Halogen Bulbs not very effective in night drive, have to soon change to more powerful Osram Night breaker or Phillips Xtreme Vision Plus

Idling Vibration: Marginal Vibration at idling - due to 3 cylinder engine. Though this is not something which is disturbing when I checked in Cars like Eon, Kwid, Tata Tiago, Datsun Go which has much higher idling vibration and you feel to be happy with Wagon R

IRVM Mirror: Rear view mirror a bit small, does not get complete view of rear - you have to use in Side ORVM View for taking turns

Shoulder room: Shoulder room is bit conjested - may touch elbow - if both front passenger are heavy build.

Music System Quality: Not the best sound quality for music system lover. Average sound.

 

Final Recommendation: Overall - will recommend Maruti Wagon R Vxi in Small Car Segment in 4 to 4.5 Lakh Price. Good Features, In Cabin Space for 4 Members, Effective AC, Light Steering, Good Power Performance in City after Engine Oil Change, Low Maintenance and after checking Vibration in other Entry Segment cars - felt much lower in Wagon R - what all you needed in this segment car is all there.

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Comments 2

Guest - JINESH KAUSHIK on Monday, 03 October 2016 13:00

Hello,
Am driving Wagon R-Lxi,2009 model, 60,000 Km.
Excellent city and family car specially for Tall people like me . Reliable , less maintenance ,
Fuel average about 17 kmpl.
Owner will not regret his choice .

Hello, Am driving Wagon R-Lxi,2009 model, 60,000 Km. Excellent city and family car specially for Tall people like me . Reliable , less maintenance , Fuel average about 17 kmpl. Owner will not regret his choice .
Guest - Ravi on Thursday, 02 June 2016 09:04

I think that Maruti Wagon R has one more drawback
It has almost non existent space in door pads. It can not accommodate in bottle in door pads

Rest - its an excellent car for entry segment buyer.
Looks good, drive good in city and the features in Vxi along with high exchange discount and cash discount makes it a reasonable buy for those looking to exchange 10 to 12 year old car with new descent entry segment car

I think that Maruti Wagon R has one more drawback It has almost non existent space in door pads. It can not accommodate in bottle in door pads Rest - its an excellent car for entry segment buyer. Looks good, drive good in city and the features in Vxi along with high exchange discount and cash discount makes it a reasonable buy for those looking to exchange 10 to 12 year old car with new descent entry segment car
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