Maruti Zen Reviews from India

1998 Maruti Zen VX petrol

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres


The best engine performance, body looks, A/C, reliability, and fuel efficiency


Nothing so far, it's good.

General Comments:

I have a cute looking Maruti Zen VX 98 model car.

I can say proudly that it's India's best reliable, fuel efficient and evergreen car to date, made by India's top automobile company, Maruti Suzuki.

The specialties of the Zen car are its engine performance, its outer body looks, its A/C cooling, and the luxury comfort feel one can get while driving or sitting in this small, reliable wonder car.

I can say it's far better than the Alto or any other car in today's segment. Japanese technology - hats off to them.

It gives me great pleasure to drive this small, cute beauty on the roads.

I have maintained my Zen car like that. So if you maintain your car properly, I don't think anybody will have many problems.

I love my Zen VX very much… and shall keep on loving it forever.

So if you people out there are planning to buy a good, reliable car, then I would suggest you go for a good, well maintained Zen car..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2012

1997 Maruti Zen

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carMaruti Zen


Very economical


Tyres needed replacing.

General Comments:

A very good and reliable car. It's not very sporty stuff, it's a family car. A design that never gets old.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2005

24th Apr 2005, 14:02

I agree with you it's a family sedan, but ZEN engine is far superior than most of its counterparts in India. Its engine is compared to flight engine you can easily see it from the pickup and acceleration.

7th May 2005, 06:58

I agree, ZEN is best among others of its class.

12th Jun 2005, 01:19

We are not able to decide whether to buy a Indica Diesel or a Maruti Zen Diesel... can any one help us out in deciding which one will be a better option to run for next 3-4 years.


14th Jun 2005, 20:43

Dude Ashish, why do you wanna go for a diesel car, they kind of suck (I mean they lose their pick up and performance) as you start adding miles. Better go for a petrol car and I suggest you go for a Maruti make. My parents in India bought zen couple years back and never had any problems with it, I drove it when I was in India and had real good experience with the car.

18th Oct 2005, 07:30

I think that this car is the best that one can get for so little money. It's cheap to buy and also cheap to maintain.

10th Nov 2005, 04:17

You did 125000 kms in 2 years???

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews