Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The car is fi­nally show­ing signs of wear

Evo India - - REPORT - Aninda Sar­dar (@anin­dasar­dar)

Date ac­quired Du­ra­tion of test

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Over­all kmpl Costs this month QUITE FRANKLY, I WAS be­gin­ning to think that the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is an in­de­struc­tible car. I have run it over Pune’s post mon­soon (read de­stroyed) roads, done nu­mer­ous trips to Mum­bai through pour­ing rain and over in­creas­ingly de­te­ri­o­rat­ing roads. I have taken it to Goa with a pay­load that would shame a C43 Her­cules trans­port plane. Noth­ing, ab­so­lutely noth­ing both­ered the damn thing. For an eval­u­a­tor hell bent on find­ing that prover­bial chink in the ar­mour it got to a point where it was be­com­ing frus­trat­ing. But now I can breathe a sigh of re­lief. The Dzire, after months of re­lent­less hard­ship, has emit­ted its first squeak. It was over a patch of rub­ble

QMarch 2017 8 months 8344km 403km 12.5kmpl Nil (that bit of what­ever it was cer­tainly couldn’t pass for a road) that I heard the first sign of wear. What is in­cred­i­ble is that even this happy squeak is not emit­ted by any­thing me­chan­i­cal but plas­tic pan­els. If cars aren’t going to fall apart, how ex­actly is an hon­est hard­work­ing scribe like me sup­posed to earn my bread? Bul­let­proof re­li­a­bil­ity be damned, I say.L

Date ac­quired Du­ra­tion of test

To­tal mileage Mileage this month

Over­all kmpl Costs this month June 2017 5 months 7041km 328km 19.9kmpl Nil

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