Maruti 800 Reviews

1990 Maruti 800 0.8 petrol from Sri Lanka

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1991
Engine and transmission 0.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Starlet

Summary:

Buy an auto rickshaw instead

Faults:

It's just a budget quality, poorly made Suzuki. Extremely poorly built, and lots of little things to list.

General Comments:

Should surely be on top of the worst car list of mine.

Gear stick feels like an Atari joystick. Poor suspension, rear light started turning yellow in the 10th month, paint fade, engine noise was getting louder, unstable, and you need to keep calling God if you exceed 80 km/hr, as the car is in God's hand.

If you care about you and your family's safety - stay away.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th March, 2014

2002 Maruti 800 0.8 from Malta

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Previous carFiat 126

Summary:

Its the Perfect city car I got... but wish to upgrade to have A/C and Power steering.. Perhaps Toyot

Faults:

At First when I bought after a month or 2 when I noticed a strange annoying noise while driving over 40km/hr expecially when you set the gear to free. Sound was like a bearing was worn out between d Gearbox and shafts... had to take to manufacurer and had to dismantle Engine / gearbox & replace bearings after few days was ready... It was a defect from Factory... since than no other problems so far, except some wear & tear... and some strange noises when car is started.. like Alternator belt ... but no problem with that, can be solved anytime.

General Comments:

Good Value for money and cheap to buy. Unfortunately since our country came a member of EU, no more are available as new due to High emissions. Perfect for 1 or 2persons not comfortable for a family too small. Fuel consumption is OK around 42-45mpg, If 5th gear was available you can make more! Perfect driving is between 70-80Km/hr, Highest is 110Km/hr and you could easily hear the engine over running that you might think its going to blow up! It's a pity doest have the 5th GEAR! cuz at 100km/hr still got the power to develop up to 125km/hr or so. Steady till 90Km/hr, but not over..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th September, 2005

11th Jan 2006, 02:06

This is the best car for countries like India and Sri Lanka. If you cannot afford the big cost of fuel, use this vehicle. Spare parts prices are also very low. I bought a brand new in September 2005 and, its good for day to day journeys without any problem. With AC it is very fuel efficient in traffic-less roads. Spacious than Nissan March. No Airbags and dash board is small. Then it's spacious inside the car more than you see it from outside.

1987 Maruti 800 0.8 from India

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 0.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carStandard Motors Gazelle

Summary:

Extremely reliable and economical

Faults:

Nothing unusual.

Had to change the suspensions 2 years back.

When the car was brand new, the radiator was leaking and the front door would not lock, but the dealer was quite competent. In-fact dad had befriended a very good mechanic at the dealership and so the car always remained in top shape.

General Comments:

The car is truly the people's car of India. Small, nimble, and takes you from point A to point B without hassle.

My dad has been driving this since 1987 and he today he hates driving any big cars Corolla/Accent etc. while driving around in the city.

At high speeds on highways it does give you jitters, but then it's not advisable to take it too fast.

Extremely reliable. Extremely economical. Consistently gave 18-20 kms./litre.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th June, 2005

8th Feb 2008, 03:35

Maruti 800 came in year1986 not in 1987.

Average review marks: 5.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews