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Old 8th April 2008, 18:05   #1
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The i10 was taken to the first free service on April 2,2008.The Service advisor was rude and did not intend to ask any problems i had with the car.But i insisted on the engagement of 2 nd gear which was hard.Rest all was fine and i was happy with the mileage too.So here comes the short review.

Engine : Very Very Silent.Was careful enough not to rev beyond 2.5 K RPM.Did a couple of short highway trips and was happy with the response from the engine.Still,a small lag is there in the engined response with the A/C switched on,but this was visible only in the highways.

GearBox : Butter Smooth.The cable operated gear box was a delight to operate except for sometimes when the second gear is engaged.But the problem seems to have solved after the first service.

Ride & Handling : Ride is quite bumpy in the rear at low speeds.Handling is fine at moderate speeds.The steering is very precise and a delight to operate.
Only grouse is that the rims are 4B in size and yet i have to find alloys for the i10.

Mileage : 14 km/l ( 100% A/C - City )
16 km/l ( 100% A/C - High way )

Pros :
1. Very Smooth,Silent and peppy 1.1 litre engine
2. Perfect driving postion with all the controls easier to reach
3. ABS + Airbags - a definite welcome in a small car
4. Lovely Interiors
5. Precise gearing + Steering
6. Easy driveability in city
7. Good Mileage
Cons :
1. Factory fitted Remote Lock does not beep when locked/unlocked
2. No Retractable antenna
3. No option of alloys with the dealer/outside market

Service Bill : Rs 3600/- ( Thanks to a motorist who badly dented and scratched my rear bumper in a signal.Had to repaint the entire bumper).
Overall,i am one happy customer.
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Can you please provide the break up of the cost ? Did they change the oil etc ?
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Can you please provide the break up of the cost ? Did they change the oil etc ?
Hi eddy,

The cost was for repainting the bumper and not for any oil changes.I think nothing was changed in the first service.
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Ride is quite bumpy in the rear at low speeds.
What pressure you running on ?
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Hey n_c,

I usually maintain 33 psi on all four tyres as per the recommendations.
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The car is back from a small accident.Had to pay Rs 3800/- for painting the entire rear left door.

Overall a good job done by the Torana Motors.
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The car is back from a small accident.
What happened? Was it just repainting or was some tinkering also done? Drive safe.
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Hmmm... Was it limited to only painting the door or did it need some denting work as well? Also, are you paying everytime from your pocket or is it the insurance?

I hope you did match the colors minutely in the broad daylight before taking delivery. If there is even a slight mismatch it will look ghastly in the day light.
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Hi Zappo,

The paint match was perfect in broad daylight.Did not see any noticable difference.I paid this out of my pocket and did not opt for insurance.

Yes,Zappo i took the delivery today at around 9.00 PM in broad daylight.There was minor denting work and painting that was needed.
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Hi Zappo,

i took the delivery today at around 9.00 PM in broad daylight.
Raajiv, 9 PM day light. Think it was 9 AM. Ok any how hope you r enjoying the ride.

I think you have the i10 higher end version. How much did it cost on -road?
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