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Maruti 800

Rs 2.06 - Rs 2.38 Lakh
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    Magesh Aug 08, 2010

    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 Read More

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    RATAN SINGH Jul 03, 2008

    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 Read More

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    RATAN SINGH Sep 09, 2008

    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 Read More

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Colors of Maruti 800

  • Blue Blaze

  • Bright Red

  • Caribbean Blue

  • Crystal Gold

  • Icy Blue

  • Pearl Silver

  • Silky Silver

  • Superior White

Review of Maruti 800

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.

The car is a breeze to drive in the city and manages to do well at triple digit speeds. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this carmMaruti has finely tuned its suspension to absorb all the bad roads and provide a comfortable driving experience to its passengers. It has decent ride quality which cushions the bumps well. The noise and vibration levels are well controlled in this car and it’s easy to flick around in city driving conditions and provides adequate highway stability. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car. It has been rated by ARAI to provide a maximum fuel efficiency of 16.1 kmpl. Priced from 2 lakh to Rs 2.2 lakhs, the 800 is an icon of India. For a detailed analysis read below..

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

Maruti 800 is an affordable hatchback car which has a roomy interior cabin area which offers comfortable 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.

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    Boot space in models of Maruti 800 is 210 litres. The boot space is just sufficient to carry the necessary baggage’s while travel.

  • Speedometer

    There is a large dial type speedometer at the centre in all the models of Maruti 800. The speedometer is of analog type.

  • Gear Lever

    The gear lever is of sturdy plastic and is not very smooth. The cost cutting is evident. The quality of gear lever is same in all models of Maruti 800.

  • Cup Holders

    There are no cup holders provided in either of the models of Maruti 800 as it is a budget hatch and lack in these features.

  • Glovebox

    All models of Maruti 800 are equipped with a standard glove box. Glove box space is not much you can just keep the first aid kit and registration documents of your car.

  • Audio System

    Maruti 800 has no audio system and speakers in any of the models. The Maruti 800 is a budget car; therefore there is a compromise in terms of features available in Maruti 800.

  • Air Conditioner

    Later models of Maruti 800 include air conditioner. Though climate control option is absent in all of its models as it is a budget hatch.

  • Arm Rests

    Arm rests are not available in any of the models of Maruti 800. The comfort and convenience features are big miss in Maruti 800.

  • Air Vents

    Maruti 800 comes with 2 side and 2 centre air-vents to ensure proper cabin cooling in car.

  • Seats

    The seats are not luxuriously fabricated. Though they are equipped with manually adjustable head restraints. The seats can be sided for more comfort. These are bench type seats that can comfortable seat only four people.

  • Leg Room

    Front legroom in Maruti 800 models is of 1130mm and legroom for rear seats in 790mm

  • Knee Room

    Maruti 800 has got slightly less knee room in rear and when 3 passengers sit in rear seat, it becomes little congested.

  • Shoulder Space

    Maruti 800 shoulder room is also in the lesser side and it becomes slightly uncomfortable when three people sit in rear room.

  • Head Room

    Head Room of Maruti 800 is low and it becomes a problematic when a tall person sits in car.

  • Steering Wheel

    Maruti 800 has a two spoke steering wheel. The steering wheel is not comfortable and is of sturdy plastic. Leather wrapped steering wheel is not available in any of the models of Maruti 800.

  • Power Windows

    There are no power windows in either of the Maruti 800 models. Maruti 800 lacks in the comfort and convenience features in all of its models.

  • Keyless Entry

    No keyless entry system option is provided in any of the Maruti 800 models. There are no anti-theft features available in any of the models of Maruti 800.

  • Driver Information Display

    Driver information system includes speedometer, temperature gauge and fuel gauge in its all variants. The Maruti 800 lacks in distance to empty, mileage display and other features.

  • What we like

    Basic but simple and spacious given size.

  • What we dislike

    Outdated, no features.

Exterior

Maruti 800 has basic exteriors which are still appealing to the masses mainly because of the car that has creeped into everyone mind over the last two generation. 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.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    Maruti 800 has a sloping front with rectangular head lights and a side door mirror on the right side

  • Rear Design

    The earlier models of Maruti 800 had more edgy rear. Newer models have a more lifted and smooth and curvy with smooth edged tail lights in them

  • Side Profile

    Rectangular headlamps are used in all models of Maruti 800. The illumination is not too good, but still it serves the purpose.

  • Ground Clearance

    Maruti 800 has a ground clearance of 170mm in all its models. The ground space is a decent one and offer good driveability in village roads.

  • Bumpers

    Maruti 800 comes with black colored bumpers in all its models.

  • Head Lamps

    Head lamps have been the same. Rectangular in all its models.

  • Tail Lamps

    Tail lamps in earlier models were rectangular and blunt. The new models are with more curvy rectangular tail lamps.

  • Fog Lamps

    There were no fog lamps for solving out bad weather issues for better safety in car.

  • Tyres

    Maruti 800 came with 145/80/12 tyres. The radial tyres are optional in Maruti 800 in all models.

  • Alloy Wheels

    There are no alloy wheels in either of the Maruti 800 models.

  • Outside Mirrors

    Outside mirrors are present on both the sides of the front doors of Maruti 800. The ORVM's are not body coloured.

  • Colors

    Maruti 800 is available in four shades namely: shiny and simple Superior White, shiny Silky Silver, the very popular and common Brick Red and navy -bluish Blue Blaze.

  • Rear Wiper

    There has been no rear wipers provided in either of the models of the Maruti 800.

  • Roof Rails

    The roof-rails are not available in any of the models of Maruti800.

  • Sun Roof

    Maruti 800 doesn't have an option of sun roof in either models

  • Spoiler

    Maruti 800 does have spoiler, as it’s a budget hatch.

  • Side Steps

    Maruti 800 came with a less height of 1405mm and therefore, no side steps are required for this low-lying hatchback.

  • Spare Wheel

    Spare wheel is mounted inside the boot.

  • What we like

    Simple design is now classic.

  • What we dislike

    Too common and boxy.

Mileage Running Cost

The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car. It has been rated by ARAI to provide a maximum fuel efficiency of 16.1 kmpl which is good and the overall running cost of the car is indeed very low and the cost of ownership is also low.

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    The successful Indian hatchback offers a mileage of 16.1 kmpl in urban areas.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    The Highway fuel economy of Maruti 800 in all of its models is an impressive 25.7 km per litre.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    Maruti 800 has an ARAI rated economy of 16 kmpl in its all models.

  • Tank Range

    Tank fuel capacity of Maruti 800 is 28 litres and a tank range of about 448kms

  • What we like

    Good mileage and easy to maintain.

Comfort Suspension

Maruti has finely tuned its suspension to absorb all the bad roads and provide a decent driving experience to its passengers. It has decent ride quality which cushions the bumps well though it is a tad bouncy. The noise and vibration levels are well controlled in this car and it’s easy to flick around in city driving conditions and provides adequate highway stability.

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    Maruti 800 is a four seater. Passenger comfort rating gets a four on a scale of 10. The seats are not comfortable and luxuriously fabricated.

  • Front Suspension

    The Maruti800's new model comes with McPherson Strut and coil suspension

  • Rear Suspension

    The rear suspension of Maruti 800 came with coil springs and gas filled shock absorbers for facilitating a smoother ride in this Indian bestseller.

  • What we like

    Decent refinement.

  • What we dislike

    Ride is bouncy.

Engine Performance

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. The car is a breeze to drive in the city and manages to do well at triple digit speeds. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car.

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    Acceleration of this small car is 0-100km per hour in just 18.8 seconds which was impressive for this lightweight vehicle.

  • Top Speed

    Top speed for The Maruti 800 is 140km per hour.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    In gear acceleration of Maruti 800 is 20-80 in 4th gear in 17. 29 seconds.

  • Gearbox

    Maruti 800comes with four speed manual gearbox in all of its models.

  • Power

    The maximum power provided by this Maruti 800 was 37 Bhp at rate of 6000 engine rpm. The power is same in all the models.

  • Torque

    Maximum torque offered by Maruti 800 is 59Nm at the rate of 2500 rpm which can be said to be quite ok in terms of the size and technology prevalent at the time of launch.

  • NVH Levels

    Noise, vibration and Harshness levels were moderately high in Maruti 800 and could be refined more.

  • What we like

    Good in city performance.

  • What we dislike

    When in highways, engne is strained.

Braking Safety

The 800 does not have many safety features and is starting to show age. The handling is good though as it feels nippy around corners and it is very easy to drive in the city and park. Steering is light and the small size of the car help in this aspect too.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    4-speed manual gearbox gave a better handling along with Macpherson suspension.

  • Braking Performance

    The Maruti 800 comes with front Disc and rear Drum brakes. The braking performance is good and ensures safety of the occupants.

  • Safety Features

    There was no such mechanized safety features included in the Maruti 800. Just the power and torque offered by the engine could give a comfortable and safe ride. No central locking system was there.

  • Abs

    ABS is not available in any of the models of Maruti 800.

  • Traction Control

    No traction Control system present in any of the models available in Maruti 800.

  • What we like

    Nippy handling.

  • What we dislike

    No safety features.

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