Alto LXi or Spark LS in AAA - Ask Autocar Anything Posted August 4, 2009 · Report reply Also you will very quickly get fed up with noises' date=' vibration and high load of AC on engine. I think it should have been 1000 cc or 1.1. But sad that its a 800cc which is very bad if you have AC turned on. [/quote'] ? Most Maruti cars have this problem. ? Ya achinth, you're right but this also depends on how one maintains his/her car with timely servicing and also driving manner.If someone intentionally drives at a greater speed over bad roads then obviously his/her car would suffer from all sorts of rattles and squeaks....My alto LXi is 1&1/2 years old but dont face any problems regarding NVH(noise,vibration,harshness) plus my Alto's a.c is powerful thanks to bigger efficient compressor?and chills the cabin instantly.And none of the other Maruti cars we own(Swift Dzire ZDi, Alto LXi, Maruti 800 AC, Zen VX, SX4 VXi?, Wagon r LXi, Esteem LXi)suffer from NVH and rattles.. Hi swiftvxi06, All services are done regularly and on time through a autorized Maruti Suzuki dealer. I have full records. Also drive fast in an Alto while AC on ? Are you joking ? I am from chandigarh and here the roads are not so conjusted like delhi etc. So I am always driving in top gear with normal speed of 50-70. I am getting good mileage but I am bored with car's internal issues, which gets fixed on every service but again starts within few days. Maruti people can only fix their light weight, low quality plastic mouldings with their plastic screwes which tend to get bad very soon. I am suggesting you to go for Spark and you will not regret as its far better than Alto anyday. Some pros and cons: 1. Spark is newer, much better interiors and exteriors and techy stuff like engine etc. 2. Spark has better safety. 3. Mileage is almost same in both cars but you may get 1 or 2 kms more in Alto but that entierly depends on how you drive. This is the only good thing about Alto i can really think of. 4. Spark has 3 year of service holiday package so no maintainance cost etc. on you. A very big benefit. 5. No load of AC when you drive a Spark. Alto just becomes a turtle when you turn on the AC. 6. No power windows etc. in Alto, you can get power windows and loads of other stuff in a Spark. Basically Alto is a big body fitted on 800's enigne with a big AC which is taking out all the juice out of the car. So there's no fun in driving the car. No doubt there's a craze of new car which you will get for few months but when you are left behind on road with small car 800 or other cars and you won't be able to get ahead without turning off the AC then you will reliaze that you should have went for something better! Hope that helps! Thanks.