Maruti 800

(3.5 / 5) Based on 65 reviews
` 2.10 - 2.28 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
Maruti 800

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Maruti 800 which is the iconic little hatchback that was launched by Maruti Suzuki in 1983 and it has since sold more than 2.5 million cars till date. It was the best selling car until Maruti Alto overtook it in 2006. Maruti 800 is a household name in India. This small hatchback became famous for its low price, high reliability and low cost of maintenance and running. It was a major hit amongst families looking forward to buying their first car.Maruti has done an excellent job over the decades with its Maruti 800 hatchback. This little car is a household name now and has been the pride and joy of multiple Indian generations.Exterior wise you get traditional small headlamps and neat looking honey-comb grille adorn the front end of the car.

It’s a small hatchback that is well built and exterior fit and finish is a bit old and needs to improve though. Maruti over the years have made small changes to this icon and it looks its best now. Maruti 800 has the typical appearance of a hatchback car with a big front and big rear glass. The interior has seating for all of its 5 passengers which the car will seat easily. It has a simple yet very functional dashboard while the instrument panel is set in a cockpit shape. It comes with features such as air conditioning and heater, optional music system, mobile charging outlet, adjustable head rests. There are also storage areas for keeping small items in the car.The 800 has three cylinder 796cc petrol engine which produces a maximum 37 BHP at 5000 RPM and maximum torque of 59 NM at as low as 2500 RPM. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and offers excellent drivability..... read more


Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3335 mm
Overall Width 1440 mm
Overall Height 1405 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm


Torque 59Nm @2500rpm
Displacement 796 cc
Power 37PS @5000rpm
No of Cylinders 3

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 18.7 kmpl
Mileage City 13.1 kmpl
Mileage Overall 14.2 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 145 / 70 R12
Wheel Size 12 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti 800 Std BSIII Uniq AC BSIII AC LPG Std LPG
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Maruthi 800 AC
Posted on 31 Jul 08 at 7:13 am

Pros Most realistic car for the indian roads

Cons No pwer brakes or power steering

for the ditches & uneven roads, 7 when there's no parking everywhere, its the most convenient 4 wheeler

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13 of 14 users found this review helpful.

needed engine
Posted on 8 Aug 10 at 11:25 am

Pros good mileage

Cons more jerks

can any one please guide me how can i purchase the new engine with automatic transmission for my maruti 800 car and that can be suitable to convert the car with that engine can that engine be installed in normal maruit 800 Thanks

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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.

Poor Service provided by Maruti
Posted on 3 Jul 08 at 11:31 am

Pros Good Mileage, but poor service by company

Cons Poor service provided by company

I own a Maruti 800AC bought in Sep 2005 through Competent Automobile, Delhi, ever since I bought my vehicle I had been through extensive trouble, the complete experience had been extremely poor with Competent Automobile, Gazipur, Delhi. But the current experience with Competent Automobile, Gurgaon was a nightmare experience and made me feel regretted about opting for a brand called MARUTI. Now without wasting much of your time I shall share my experience with you. I along with my family was going to Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) on 12th April 08, we started from home at around 545pm and after crossing Manasar we meet with a massive accident at 830am, though none of us were hurt, but the vehicle was in bad shape and it had to been taken to nearest Maruti service station. After clearing all formalities like police complaint etc, I reached at competent Automobile at 430pm, the vehicle was received by Mr Ashish in Body Shop, I was given a time frame of 10days for repairing the vehicle i.e. 22nd April was the delivery day. Now to see the progress of work I reach Competent Automobile on 17th April at 130pm without informing them, I was surprise to see that the vehicle was not attended by Competent was keep in poor share, i.e. full of dust etc. I got furious seeing this and reported the matter to Mr. Pankaj Narula, GM Maruti Udyog as soon as I got back to my office at 2.30pm. I didnt receive any reply from Maruti from next 4 to 5 days, I was really surprise to see such a poor service from them, so I decided to give him a call, but he was not available to talk, later I spoke to Mr. KK Gaur, who was heading Maruti Service, north. After several calls and email I finally got my vehicle on 25th April 08, but there was no body to explain the job carried out on the vehicle, neither the company provided me copies of bills. The list of problems were never ending. I had contacted following people but non of them looked into the problems, Mr. Pankaj Narula (GM Maruti, Mr. Ramaswamy (chairman, National Insurance) and Mr. Kamal Kumar (CEO, Competent Automobile) I feel like being cheated by Competent Automobile, Maruti Udyog Limited and National Insurance Company. Now I am planning to approach the consumer cost of India to file a legal case against the companies. I would request you all not to buy any products from above companies, customers dont have any importance to them. Thanks for reading my review.

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8 of 10 users found this review helpful.

beautiful car for small family
Posted on 9 Sep 08 at 1:37 am

Pros great looks and milage

Cons nothing

very nice compact car for a small family. hassle free , no problems with maintenance as its cheaper, we get parts easily, no other make can can fial this car as it has become the choice of all

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11 of 11 users found this review helpful.

My Maruthi; my love
Posted on 1 Oct 08 at 3:57 am

Pros Very handy and reliable

Cons seat cushions to be improved for long distance travel

My Maruthi 800DX TN O5 H 7534 gives me 24.84 kms per litre of petrol and crossed 25kmpl once.In Chennai city drive it gives me more than 20kmpl.So I am unable to make up my mind for a REPLACEMENT.SIMONS

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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

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