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Old 8th September 2007, 10:33   #1
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Hi All

Apologies for this short term report in the "Long Term Ownership" Thread. I certainly plan to make it a Long term report going forward

After much much vaccilation, recorded here in my introduction post (Greetings all !!!) I have finally settled for a Getz Prime GLS (1.3).

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Some highlights:
  • Art leather seats from the dealer - look and feel close enough to the real one and suits me since I consciously prefer not to use leather.
    • Further - helps clean up faster with a three-year old who is quite consistent at throwing up in every long drive
  • Got Pioneer mp3 system installed by the dealer to avoid warranty voiding issues by installing outside
Got both these at cost price and Rs.1000 discount from the dealer
  • Autocop remote locking installed
  • 3M underside coating done
  • Teflon coating done
  • Floor mats
All three provided complimentary by the dealer
The dealer was Trident Hyundai at Indiranagar (Bangalore). I got EXCELLENT service from them, even regarding an issue not related to my purchase where they helped me out (more on this later).
I took possession of the car on Wednesday morning - due to some auspicious date requirements. However, they could not fit the seat covers by then. So after the mandatory temple visit I dropped it back with them.
They installed the license plates and seat covers and delivered it home for me later that day. Really good service.
Overall - they made the purchase process quite a pleasant experience.

I took Insurance from my financing company - HDFC - which reduced my EMI a little more.

The car itself:
  • Liked the colour - my wife's selection. Don't see too much of it around.
  • The interiors are very neat - not very cheap looking as was made out in a number of posts. It certainly feels quite nice.. (Or maybe that's just because its my new car)
  • Seats are very comfortable - tilt steering, left foot rest and hand rest make even city driving VERY comfortable.
  • Legendary space in back seat and boot - one of the prime deciding factors (apart from quick availability) - in my purchase
  • Awesome gearshift (as mentioned by others in earlier posts) - something even an automobile-ignoramus like me can appreciate
  • Lot of storage all around - very thoughtfully kept pockets
  • Power steering is not bad - i felt it could be a wee bit softer but the feedback is good
  • External noise levels very low when windows are put up - couple of times ended up trying to start ignition even when car was already running - almost totally noiseless engne.
I was concerned about pickup, etc.
My first drive was on Old Madras Road - at 9:30 am.
Hardly went past 2nd/3rd gear most times. Had to take a U Turn - found a small gap between two buses after a long wait and slammed the accelerator on first gear.
The car came alive and zipped (three adults + baggage) off with ample power and enough space/time to spare. Also, the small turning radius showed itself to be very useful at this time.

Overall, it is like a big car inside packaged in a small car body

Still done only 50km - itching to take her out.

Wll update wth more details going forward.

Thanks for all the advise I've got reading various discussions - truly an enlightening experience being a member of this forum.

Cheers

Ravi
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please dont slam on the accel too much until 1000kms are over.
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Looks good both interior and exterior, have a good ride and drive safe.
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Congrats!!
What was the OTR Price in Bangalore?
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Got the price from your other thread. I had paid 6.1 lakhs for GLX version when the car was launched.
Its a great car for city traffic and has enough power, superb ride and handling for highway.
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"please dont slam on the accel too much until 1000kms are over."
Thanks Akshay - You are right. But I had no choice at that turning else i'd have been waiting for ages...
But I usually don't do wild acceleration.

Price:
Car OTR - 5.64 Lakhs (GLS - 1.3)
Music System (Pioneer) + Art leather seat covers - Rs.17,000
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I sticked to user manual recommendation, under 95kmpl for the first 1300 km. I had to cross 140 during the Team BHP meet...-:(
Getting mileage of 11 in city with AC ON 50% of the time..The AC is very good.
13 in highway with very rash driving(Mostly 3rd) ..
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Really good service.
Overall - they made the purchase process quite a pleasant experience.
You'll Getz used to it - this is standard Hyundai India treatment.

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[*]The interiors are very neat - not very cheap looking as was made out in a number of posts. It certainly feels quite nice.. (Or maybe that's just because its my new car)
Actually they are much better than any other car in that pricepoint. However people back home seem to prefer Maruti's low-spec plastics for some strange reason, hence the perception about the Getz plastics.
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The Service from Trident, Inner Ring Road, Bangalore is very good. But I was not happy with the service I got from DSC,Nungambakkam, Chennai
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i love this color !! its the best for most of the hyundai models.
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