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Hi,

I am from Mumbai, looking to buy Ciaz Zeta Petrol and was looking to reach out to Ciaz owners on the forum for the following queries -

1) Satisfaction with the car performance over all ? Any issues with those using it more than 6-12 months ? Stable at 100 KMPH or above ?

2) Actual mileage on Mumbai roads ?

3) What all freebies did one get from the dealers while booking Ciaz Zeta ? 

4) Does Diesel version have high maintanance cost over Petrol or what are normal negatives of buying a diesel over petrol version ?

Anything suggestions that I should look out for while buying the car.

Thanks,

AB

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Hi @bbbhutra, 

Ciaz is one of the finest product by Maruti yet. When you compare to it's competition, you find it soaring high in terms of equipment and comfort. It is pretty stable on high speeds as well. What's a downer is performance is not as the likes of Hyundai Verna or Honda City. BUT that's not a deal breaker as performance when seen individually is great. Cherry on top is price difference it has over Verna and City! 

1.4 L K Series engine is quite refined and peppy. Drive it on highway and the car easily catches up to triple digits. The smaller displacement feels a downer only when you try to push it hard and quick or require quick overtakes. Maruti knows Indian roads well. Ciaz is calm and composed in city as well as highways. It is only really bad roads that tend to unsettle the car. 

Actual Mileage could be anywhere between 12-15 in city and 16-18 on highway. Consider diesel, it would jump to 18-20 in city and 22-23 on highway easily.

Ciaz being a popular NEXA product, won't fetch you any freebies. You can still try for some. 

Diesel version of Ciaz is a bit peppier to drive, thanks to turbo, but Petrol is more refined. If you consider diesel, you get SHVS hybrid tech by Maruti as well. But on a downside, Diesel cars are facing criticism overall and in city like Delhi, car is valid for 10 years only. Also, the gap in fuel prices is minimum. Maintenance is not an issue with any however. I would suggest that look for Diesel only if you have a good Monthly run > 3-5K km. Else petrol makes more sense. 

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You Should check out some pros and cons of Maruti Ciaz,

Pros:

  • Well equipped for the price. Projector headlamps, 7' Touchscreen, leather seats - the lot! Massive 510-litre boot. 
  • Value for money. 
  • Competitively priced against its rivals. 
  • Fuel efficiency. Diesel hybrid variant is among the most fuel efficient cars in India @ 28.09kmpl. 
  • Generous cabin space. Legroom and shoulder-room amongst the best in the segment.

Cons:

  • Both engines offer average performance. Nothing to please the enthusiast. 
  • Few switches and knobs shared with the Swift/Celerio. Takes away from the premium ambience. 
  • Diesel automatic missing from the lineup.

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@Alisha Hessle Ciaz not even close to any premium car. Only hybrid feature is regenerative braking. During driving battery charges adequately.

             Rest of the points mentioned by you for Ciaz are noteworthy.

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