First I would like to say that this is not a Promotional post of tata Zest. I am Vijay Bhabhor, Living in Surat and I am one of the proud owner of tata zest XMS Petrol car.
I have driven tata zest almost 35000 KM and completed successful 2.5 years, I have driven tata zest mostly on long journey for 350 to 700 KM in single trip.
I have written first customer / user point of view tata zest xms petrol car review to help others to know how tata zest petrol car actual performs on roads, How much maintenance cost is coming, Driving Mode ( Eco, Sports, City ), Suspensions, Seating comfort, Headlights and more .
So Read my full tata zest long term User review and still If you have any Concern or Doubts and wants to know More about my personal experience on tata zest petrol car then please Message me in Comment or email me.
I was looking to buy a car in budget of 4 Lakh to 6.5 Lakh I was searching a car with safety, full entertainment, comfort and Styles.
You don’t belive me, So many time I have checked different cars on carwale. I was regularly comparing swift dezire, Honda amaze, Hundai xcent, Toyota etios and download their quotation from carwale website, and the research and buying process continues till the launch of tata zest in 2014.
I was fully prepared for buying a compact sedan, In 2014 there are limited option available but now the compact sedan market is expanded and you have many options to select. If you are planing to buy an new compact sedan then do check some comparisons like below i have done. You have more options
The car industry has expanded too much and they have improve all cars in terms of look, safety and entertainment.
Why I decided to Go for Tata Zest and Not other car.
In 2014 tata zest XMS petrol car has impress me lots compared to other cars, I was mainly attracted towards tata zest Looks, entertainment system, safety features and budget. And Finally I can say that my choice was right. I am very happy with the support I received from Shreeji Automart tata motors in surat.
Now in 2016 when I check the price of tata zest, I noticed that the price is increased compared to what I have purchased in 2014, I am totally surprised. This shows the success of tata zest.
Also I heard that New Zest XMS petrol car is now no more coming with alloy wheel. Still the price is not dropped – this shows the customer trust and success of Zest tata.
My First Car Research Journey
I was looking for a car which interior and exterior impress me with full features.
My Main Requirements of buying a car was
- Alloy wheel
- Good sound System
- Budget Limited to Below 6.5 Lakh On Road Price
- I know that the common features like AC, Power staring, power windows are come if i go for 5+ Lakh car.
While research my main requirement was car with alloy wheel, airbags, abs, Good sound system on budget 6 – 6.5 Lakh, But When I was checking On road price of all the car with the same feature the price was getting little high and was not matching my pockets.
This all research was done before launch of tata zest, And you dont believe me almost 90% I prepared for buying hundai accent.
Now the story turn, The time was launching of all new Tata Zest in 2014 , TV ads, paper Ads matching My dream car. Intially I discussed with my office friends, I have Watched videos of Renuka Kriplani about zest tata. You May like to see that video. Here is
Finally I come to carwale started comparing feature, finding on road prices and Book for a test drive. After Test drive I was very impressed with the car, and My discussion of buying car continues with my friends, the concern was only about tata brand trust.
Everyone advice me to stay away from it, You don’t believe me to satisfy myself I have taken my friends again to do the test drive. And the Process goes on but finally I decide to book my zest tata
After deciding for buying a zest tata, I was confused on choosing a car color, At that time Only blue color zest tata was available in surat, but Internet and youtube has shown me white zest tata. And here is video that impress me and motivate me to go for white zest tata xms. This videos shows you first diesel car in beige color and then petrol car in white.
And after clearing all payments I received my dream Tata zest car within 20 to 25 days on initial launch.
And In my case Zest was the first car that I had driven, and I had bought after taking first test drive.
Now After a 2 years of time I had crossed 25000 KM, Completed 2 free services and I am very happy. 3rd Free Services of Zest is coming in September 2016.
On the Way towards Ahmadabad & Baroda Express Way (Minimum Traffic) Road I crossed 160 KM speed in sports mode. I suggest 90KM to 110 KM speed for zest is best.
Dealer Where I purchased Tata Zest XMS Petrol Car in Surat
I had purchased Zest XMS (Petrol) From Shreeji Automart, Surat and they had provided me on time. The guidance Given from the salesmen Mr. Dinesh during test drive was impressed me, and I have switched from Zest XM to Zest XMS model.
Exterior of Tata Zest XMS
Exterior is Amazing, you cant complain it, Front view, side view looks modern, Almost a complete package from front, Alloy wheels gives some modern looks and I am sure it will not allow me to think for new car in next few years.
Tata Zest XMS Petrol Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)
Space, comfort on zest is outstanding, just i was missing Rare AC, but At this price segment I have no complain. Music system by harmen is just outstanding, Speakers are performing beyond expectations, still I was thinking to add 2 more at boot. Speedometer, Steering and seats are very comfortable.
3 big People comfortably seat at back seat, and 4 people can also be adjusted for short trip.
Tata Zest Engine Performance, Fuel Economy & Gearbox
I had completed 21000 Km and completed 2 free services. Engine is performing well, We can drive easily around 120 KM – 130KM Speed on highway – at average of 14 – 16KM
Gear box is very smooth
When we drive around 70 to 90 Speed in Eco Mode – average is Coming under 19
When we drive around 70 to 90 Speed in City Mode – average is Coming under 17
When we drive sports mode (Speed above 120) – average is Coming 15 to 16
I had attached proof of the average I received. I had crossed 332 KM in 5 hours – Including highway and Surat City Traffic. I measure this from Dahod to Adajan, Surat trip.
I have also made a complain of average but when service manager drive my car around 20 KM with AC OFF, My average was coming 22+ on ECO and 19 on Sports mode – We have tracked this on average indicators.
Ride Quality & Handling Quality With Speed Test of Tata Zest
Fantastic car when it comes to handling, Brakes are Nice as I have ABS, Used on first driving and car remain stable even on placing high speed brakes. Steering remain stable.
Final Words on Tata Zest XMS
I can say that a best car come for me at a right time. I am Enjoying long drives. And I am happy and proud owner of the Tata zest.
Staff and Service Manager at Shreeji Auto Mart Surat are very supportive. Also I am happy that tata motors itself is checking all the improvements. After Purchase Initial 3 months they had contacted me regular to check the performance.
Even today after service they are also recording customer feedbacks.
Areas of Improvement in tata zest
Door Noise & Mileage can be improved but still no complain, Other things I didn’t noticed, As may be its my first car it fulfill all my needs.