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By Dhruv Ratti for Maruti Wagon R

Wagon R, yes the name surely comes with reliability. This car i am more than sure is for people who take life on an easy note. Though there is not much to discuss about this iconic car. But I have some important news for all the readers before taking any decision wise or unwise.This review is based on my driving from Haridwar to Delhi non-stop i.e around 214 km in 6 hours, not an achievement.

WagonR, as the name suggests, feels like a wagon for sure, not much fancy in or out. The car coming with 4 passengers and some luggage in it. So coming neat, a fair amount of load in it. Starts wroomingggg around 11 am.
I started out from the city praising how manurable it is, how peppy it is, catch will come sooner or later.We were able to come out of the traffic thanks to my friend who knows city in & out. We were at good comfort thanks to a decent Air conditioning it has. Taking it out from narrow stretch was not much of a task, thanks to the all round visibility it has, really you can have the feel of left right and front, amazing.
So ends the first part where i made my point crisp and clear, it works wonder in the city.

Yes the catch, Highway!!!!!!!
I saw road like a runway.And I pressed Throttle as much as I can. And I kept it pressed for long. Yes more long.
Maybe the engine listened to the environment more and didn't allow much of the juice to flow in. Forget thrill, and it isn't made to give that too. I just wanted it to acknowledge that it listens to its master BUT it takes time a lot of it. I am a mechanical cum automobile engineer and a lot of car enthu so what my car did to me was more than unfair, IT didn't allow me to overtake other cars the way I wanted. It surely was hovering around 100-110 kmph and the engine was mildly stressed but that's ok.My main issue with this WAGON like car was that I had to downshift it every time to overtake some other chap in some other crap.There were some serious issues with the masculinity of this car. I knew what was under the hood but maybe I was too oblivious with its characteristics. The car is more than fun in the city because you have to walk not run in the city and this car is not meant to run.
But you can go and buy this wagon if you like to jog, but don't ask for more

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