Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Long-Term Ownership Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th August 2009, 00:13   #61
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 739
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

wonderful review! voted 5*
I always wondered about Reva. This review cleared a lot of doubts.

Hope TATA buys the reva electric tech and uses it on the Nano. I want to see these electric nanos replace all the polluting autorickshaws.
neotraveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2009, 13:44   #62
BHPian
 
pachchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 139
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vicki_Rau View Post
PS-Dont know whether you have read the related thread "2006 G Whiz review"
Quote:
Originally Posted by pachchu View Post
I would like to hear more about your horrid experience. This forum is as good as any, so feel free to bring out the negative points to benefit the consumers as well as the company so that they can improve on it.

I have read the g-wiz thread. if you have posted in that thread, I'll take a look at that too, though I didn't remember reading any such thing.
Vicki - My apologies. I hadn't read that thread in entirety earlier, only the initial report from Mike.

Did you hear back from Reva on your complaints?
pachchu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2009, 16:33   #63
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: bangalore
Posts: 18
Thanked: Once
Default

One of the best reports on T-bhp. well deserved 5* .i am eagerly waiting for LI ions pack in market. by the way what happend to the NiMh pack that was in discussion earlier. any idea ?
mechaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th August 2009, 14:52   #64
evo
BHPian
 
evo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kolkata/Shillong
Posts: 755
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

@Pacchu:

Thank you very much for an impeccable review. The detailed pics are amazing and have done much to improve or change my views about the Reva.

Kudos
evo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2009, 15:18   #65
BHPian
 
Kontoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 105
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Hey Pachchu,

That's one really good & unbiased review.

I chanced upon this thread only now.

I live in an apartment too was curious to know how you managed to get a plug point for charging right on the column in your parking slot. Is this point also connected to your Electric meter or the common meter in the apartment?
Kontoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2009, 15:30   #66
Senior - BHPian
 
Gansan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,426
Thanked: 875 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pachchu View Post
thanks. From what I know from earlier batch of Reva users, the drive motor has lasted them for as long as they have had the car i.e. 7-9 years. I will check with Reva-seva on that in my next visit.

I do see Reva for resale with 2-3L price tag from time to time.
Oops! I think I will do my bit just by restricting my car usage for now!
Gansan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th October 2009, 21:43   #67
BHPian
 
pachchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 139
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kontoo View Post
Hey Pachchu,

That's one really good & unbiased review.

I chanced upon this thread only now.

I live in an apartment too was curious to know how you managed to get a plug point for charging right on the column in your parking slot. Is this point also connected to your Electric meter or the common meter in the apartment?
In my apartment, the meters are in the basement. So, my electrician, in collaboration with the apartment electrician, pulled a wire from my meter in the basement.

It is not taken from common meter.
pachchu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2010, 23:46   #68
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: zxc
Posts: 3,394
Thanked: 658 Times
Default

an awesome review. I caught it rather late, after your PM.



Thanks for sharing.
SirAlec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th February 2013, 22:24   #69
BHPian
 
Abes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Salalah
Posts: 201
Thanked: 57 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

pachchu, any updates?
How is it going?
Abes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2013, 10:11   #70
BHPian
 
pachchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 139
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

Going awesome!

It is 6 years old now. My mileage off-late has picked up. I drive 30KMs per day. Changed the battery-pack last year (cost me Rs. 70K). Total KMs driven is about 20K and car is still looking strong - more rattles than ever - but I guess expected in 6 years of driving on Bangalore roads.

No major expenses (other than the battery). Once in a 6 months Rs. 600/- service charges.

Now my office also has a charging point, so all the more reason for using Reva.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abes View Post
pachchu, any updates?
How is it going?
pachchu is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 4th March 2013, 15:17   #71
BHPian
 
Abes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Salalah
Posts: 201
Thanked: 57 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by pachchu View Post
Going awesome!

It is 6 years old now. My mileage off-late has picked up. I drive 30KMs per day. Changed the battery-pack last year (cost me Rs. 70K). Total KMs driven is about 20K and car is still looking strong .
No major expenses (other than the battery). Once in a 6 months Rs. 600/- service charges.
Great to hear.

The battery pack is the same as the old one (lead-acid) or is it an improved technology like lithium?

Is that 30Kms per day for 5 days a week? I am confused because, 20K kms for 6 years (20K/6 = 3.3K kms/yr = 277 kms/month)!

Just for calculation's sake, (thinking aloud! not to offend anyone)

The total running cost for 5 years comes to:
Rs.70K + Rs. 600 x 2 x 5 yrs = Rs 76K
ie, Rs 15.6K per year & Rs. 1,267 per month
That equates to 16.45 litres of petrol per month @ 77 Rs/L

If one has a small petrol hatchback car, which gives 15 kmpl, he could drive it for 247 kms in a month for the same cost (maintenance cost not considered)
Abes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2013, 10:21   #72
BHPian
 
pachchu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 139
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

Thanks Abes.

Reva battery pack is the same - e2o gets the newer one.

As I mentioned, my daily mileage has picked up recently after I changed jobs and stopped using the company shuttle. Earlier for many years, my commute used to be only 2-3 kms / day - a maximum of 5 kms/day.

The cost comparison is unfair. Take any petrol car or diesel for that matter and calculate the maintenance over 5 years period (including battery replacement, timing belts, oil, filters, repairs, etc, etc). I have a petrol car too, I know how much maintenance costs every 6 months, especially when the car gets older. Also, in Bangalore city traffic, which petrol hatchback gives 15kmpl except Nano perhaps? To be fair to you, you've not included the reva charging cost.

The VFM topic has been beaten to death many times and if you scroll back enough on this thread, you will find it repeated on this thread itself (so no offence taken).

If you read my original few posts, there are additional plus points that I have with Reva - I live in an apartment which gives me only one parking. I can park both Reva and i10 (my wife's) in the same parking spot. That's a saving of few lakhs in parking itself... Also ease of parking in Jayanagar and ease of driving in the city is a huge plus. On weekends, we don't take out the i10 at all. Also, Reva is an automatic transmission, a convenient choice for many people (including my wife) who can't drive manual transmission. An auto-transmission petrol car in Bangalore doesn't give more than 9-10kmpl.

In summary, I'll give you that VFM of Reva is almost same as a small petrol hatch (maybe Nano), but the convenience of city parking, driving, automatic, less-polluting, etc is the bonus.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abes View Post
Great to hear.

The battery pack is the same as the old one (lead-acid) or is it an improved technology like lithium?

Is that 30Kms per day for 5 days a week? I am confused because, 20K kms for 6 years (20K/6 = 3.3K kms/yr = 277 kms/month)!

Just for calculation's sake, (thinking aloud! not to offend anyone)

The total running cost for 5 years comes to:
Rs.70K + Rs. 600 x 2 x 5 yrs = Rs 76K
ie, Rs 15.6K per year & Rs. 1,267 per month
That equates to 16.45 litres of petrol per month @ 77 Rs/L

If one has a small petrol hatchback car, which gives 15 kmpl, he could drive it for 247 kms in a month for the same cost (maintenance cost not considered)
pachchu is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th March 2013, 23:30   #73
BHPian
 
Abes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Salalah
Posts: 201
Thanked: 57 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

Yes, I have been following your thread from the beginning!
I had this discussion elsewhere regarding the new model, & I wanted to get the updates from you!
Abes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th August 2013, 09:28   #74
BHPian
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pune
Posts: 45
Thanked: 407 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

This is a brilliant ownership review. Thanks for posting.

Pachu - Is there any update on your REVAi?
Are you planing to upgrade it to the e2o or you plan to continue using it?

You got a battery pack last year. Was that Lithium-Ion based chemistry?
Do you notice any gradual decrease in range with time?

I have a new e2o and am absolutely loving the EV experience and i'm glad to find fellow EV drivers here.
Your inputs will be appreciated.
kamyfc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2015, 12:52   #75
Newbie
 
pdiw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Reva-i 2007 ownership report, picture added Page 1

Hi Reva Owners,
I have reva-i and I have an unpleasant experience of owing this small expensive car.
car make: revai (Top end)
Date of Purchase: November 2011 from Sireesh Auto.

I maintained my car Meticulously ie.. by charging from regulated source, discharging fully and Topping up with water very frequently. Inspite of this, within 3 years of ownership, my car battery packs was replaced multiple times. Every time Mahindra gave reason as battery packs supplied were faulty. Now after 3 years today again car developed problem and it is not moving. New battery pack was replaced under warranty July 2014 but already my car is in this state.

The Service from Mahindra Reva Service is hopeless, every time my car goes for service a new problem will be created by them. I am now hoping to get rid of this Mahindra car and go for an Automatic Small Car.
pdiw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Picture Report : EXCON 2015 tharian Commercial Vehicles 19 2nd December 2015 09:06
2010 Blind Man Car Rally Mumbai. 7th Feb 2010 EDIT: Report & Pics added page 4 Dippy Indian Motorsport 57 3rd June 2010 16:38
Got my Sweet machine (Cedia Sports). EDIT : Pics added on Page 2 visu03 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 64 14th February 2010 00:02
Tata Manza 1.3 diesel - First Drive Report. Edit: Pictures added on Page 4. GTO Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 430 29th October 2009 16:22
White Water Rafting in Sita River (Photos added on Page 2) Samurai Travelogues 31 2nd August 2008 02:07


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:05.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks