Used Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

One Year, 23,000 kms review of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 (Diesel)

One Year Ownership review of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 Diesel

One Year, 23,000 kms review of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 (Diesel)

Last year around this time I was looking at a car for my daily commute. The primary requirement was space, basic comfort and cost of running as I roughly do about 20000 kms a year. The oil burner was the obvious choice. About 13 months down and voila just did 23,000 kms. I actually out did my yearly average and then I just had to thank my stars for making the prudent decision of getting this car.

Most of my commute is in heavy traffic, with little free runs. The car’s odometer shows the cumulative average of 16.2 kms/liter. This may be marginally less than that of the old Fiat sourced 1.3 liter engine but mind you this one does not have the stop start SVHS system.

Used Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Diesel Manual

The 1.5 litre Suzuki engine is much better to drive compared to the older 1.3ltr. , it doesn’t feel underpowered. I have driven the 1.3 liter also so can see the fair comparison. It’s a pity they could not get a better run with these engines due to the BS6 norms. The suspension not the best in class, still give a good driving and comfort and the best ground clearance.

Getting in and out of the back seat is much easier compared to the Honda City or the Skoda Rapid, especially for the seniors. It’s more on the softer side and you do get thrown around a bit on bumpy roads. The other thing where it lacks is under thigh support especially in the back seats. It does give you some better leg room but people who understand and spend long hours on the road like me will vouch for the importance of better under thigh support v/s leg room. Another little is that the rear air-conditioning blowers are a bit weak and not the best in the segment.

What the car does give is a hassle free and economical cost of running. Basic mandatory services and one visit to the car spa for an interior and exterior detailing is all that I have spent on.

Overall all a great buy and undoubtedly the greater value for money for the package that it offers. Just wish Maruti Suzuki offered this with an automatic transmission in Diesel then. Now that Maruti Suzuki cars are only available in Petrol and CNG, hope they upgrade their dated four speed automatic torque converter to a better 6 speed torque converter; this will definitely make it a better proposition.

If you are looking at buying a used Ciaz and get your hands on this 1.5 liter one, which I assume are much less in the market, do get one. You will definitely enjoy this better than the older 1.3

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