Alto - Simplicity par excellence

By for Maruti Alto from Delhi 2010-09-17 20:19:22.0
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Pros : Fuel Efficiency, Low Maintenance

Cons : None

Look and Style The car is extremely simple in looks and I personally would like to compliment Maruti Suzuki as in the price range that the car pitches, there seems to be no compromise in terms of looks. The car came in the same segment as Maruti 800 and the looks of both the cars are beyond comparison. Comfort Alto is extremely comfortable when it comes to seating. 5 Adults can easily accommodate without feeling suffocated. The space is just enough both in the front and rear ends of the car. Pickup The pick up is nice but not really great. The car gave me a tremendous pick up during the initial years but over a period of time the car's pick up has drooped considerably. Mileage I get a mileage of 16 kmpl in city areas that too when the air conditioner is switched on for most of the time. Best Features I would say it is the car's simplicity that makes it a clear winner in entry level hatchbacks. The style, looks, driving experience, seating and everything that the car offers is simple and that's what makes it commendable. Needs to improve It might sound funny but I really don't have any issues with the car as of now. Overall Experience The choice to buy Alto was a mutual decision in my family as we could only afford an entry level hatchback. Amongst the few options available, Alto suited all our expectations and needs. The car has given us a great driving experience both in city and on highways. Its comfortable, looks good, performs well and demands very low maintainence. I did not opt for power steering and that I feel was the only mistake I made. I feel super to own this car and it has become a part of family over the years. I am a really happy Maruti Suzuki alto customer.

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  • amit |18 Sep,2010 04:07:28 AM

    great review !thanks anurag

  • anil |18 Sep,2010 02:32:48 PM

    Anurag, good detailstudy for d new purchaser of this car. great effort. thanks, Anil.

  • Anil Goel |21 Sep,2010 05:01:34 PM

    I purchased Alto only in Feb10 after driving Zen for 10 years,Old ZEN is a royal Car,a trouble free and owners friendly.My choice for Alto come onlydue to my present need,since I have to drive in city only and that too for 20KM daily. Alto is also proved a good one,a simple fuel efficient car,but its pickup is poor.On highway it become bumpy when it cross over 70 KM speed. Second its AC is also less effective for second row riders in summer,more over the fan disturb the attention due to its noise. Further the Maruti dealers creats a lot of misunderstanding & loss tocustomer and MARUTI itself should come forward for transparent deals & for maintaining its clean image. customer

  • Girish Meno |21 Sep,2010 05:36:14 PM

    I purchased Alto Flash model in March 10, the car is surely great. I am getting(after first sevicing) 20 km/lit on highways with an average speed of 55 partly with ac. I felt cheated when they launched K 10 model with K series engine which is expected to give more milage with lesser price than Alto Flash (I paid 3.20.They kept this launch a top secret in March, I was even told they wont get this engine in Alto, as I was worried about the emmission standars. Alto has only BIII, but K10 Alto has BVI which is compusory for many cities. But then every one is sure about the old alto engine.No one knows about any repair for the engine within 5 years of purchase. Who knows what will be the result of this K series engines?

  • kaushik |22 Sep,2010 06:16:43 PM

    I am interested and may go for purchase alto k series

  • AJINKYA GAIKWAD |23 Sep,2010 07:05:07 PM

    i want buy this car

  • tahir Hussain |07 Apr,2012 10:12:32 PM

    i think alto is better than eon and santro in terms of maintenance

  • Somveer Singh |06 Jun,2012 12:03:39 PM

    Hi I planing to buy new Alto CNG car so kindly advise to me is it correct decision or any other option is available to me in the same budget and same maintenance, and what also let me know what is the milage of Alto on CNG Thanks Somveer

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