User review on Maruti Suzuki Wagon R written by Nenshad H. Karbhari (Guest) on 22 January 2015
Nenshad H. Karbhari (Guest)'s review on Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXi CNG
Year of Manufacture : 2013 | Driven no. of Kms. : 35000
- Pros: more space, more mileage
- Cons: This major disadvantage is with not just the Wagon R , but every CNG vehicle.
The gas capacity is just 10 Kgs. So if your running is like mine - 60kms per day, you will have to fill gas every 5th or 6th day at the max.
But than I understand that the space available in the car can only accommodate that big a cylinder.
Also check out the availability of gas stations in your area of living/travel. Some gas stations have a separate line for private cars and some don't. Once you figure which is faster and convenient, you can stick to that one. Till date the maximum time I have waited in line has been 20 mins.
The car does not come with a rear wiper and if I am not wrong if you drill a hole in the hatch the warranty might be void. In a city like Bombay I have managed 2 monsoons so far, but if the facility were there, that would be great.
I have been driving the vehicle from South Bombay to Andheri/goregaon (using the sea link)almost everyday for work for the last 2 years. In these 2 years I have also made regular trips to gujrat and nashik.
Till date I have only done regular service.
The vehicle has completed 35000 kms. I haven't needed to change the tyres, clutch any problem with the suspension. It depends a lot on how one drives the vehicle.
I have always been on a 2 Wheeler before this for 15 years and that's y I also manoeuvre my Wagon R through the heaviest of traffic.The only other car I was looking at was the i10.
To begin with I stand 6'00 feet tall. The comfort was out and out better in the Wagon R. I sit on a thick pillow while driving and still have a lot of head space to drive comfortably. This was not possible in the i10 for me even without a pillow.
Apart from this another game changer was that i10 was giving me a warranty on the CNG kit which they were retro fitting outside their main factory. They had basically outsourced the CNG fitting to a third party.
The Wagon R LXI came with a company fitted CNG kit with warranty and I somewhat felt that is a much safer as well as economical. A retrofitted CNG kit not only gives lesser mileage but also ruins the engine in the long run.
Another factor was the cost & mileage ratio.
The i10 was costing me a LAKH more with lesser mileage compared to Wagon R. Thus it was very clear that I rather get a safer company fitted CNG kit, more space, more mileage and to top it all spend LAKH rupees lesser.
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