Suzuki Maruti Review from India

1984 Suzuki Maruti LX 0.8

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carPremiere Padmini

Summary:

Best value for money in this hyped car market

Faults:

This is an absolute beauty in respect of running costs and being troublefree. Has excellent carrying ability when used with a limited load of say 2-4 persons on city roads. But the air conditioning is weak when fully loaded. A little difficult in extreme hot weather but could be excellent for cold climes.

General Comments:

Value for money. Used ones are available at 400 UK pounds in India, a throwaway price.

1984-85 models were built mostly in Japan and are better built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2000

30th Sep 2001, 00:47

Dear readers.

I am French and believe it or not I am the proud owner of a Maruti 800, very few in France!

I love it and it is great, but it just let me down this week.

I have a problem with the engine starter and I am looking for help, could you give me advice?

The starter does not kick in, I checked the electric motor, it is OK, but the electromagnet doesn't move into position.

I do not know if the problem comes from the starter electromagnet or the ignition key switch.

I am looking for some info regarding the electric circuit or an explanation on cabling of the starter.

Thank you very much for your help.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review