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Old 7th November 2015, 20:50   #196
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Braking was spongy and weak at best for quite a while, and I was advised at the last service to get the brake pads changed.
Have been skipping the same for a while due to laziness, but changed the front brake pads and cleaned/adjusted the rear drums at Mukesh Hyundai workshop today.
Total cost was Rs 1515.
Also crossed 60K Kms this Friday.
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Might get a used AT i10 with about 30k on the odo. How reliable was the car in general and do you recommend getting a used one? What should I look out for?
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Might get a used AT i10 with about 30k on the odo. How reliable was the car in general and do you recommend getting a used one? What should I look out for?
The major warranty replacement was changing the failed SRSCM (airbag control module) in the third year of ownership. That part would have cost 25-30K and was taken care at zero cost by Hyundai (after some initial problems by the delaership) under extended warranty.
Other than that I have no major issues. Check the usual stuff, i.e service records, tires, brakes, power window switches, lights, music player/speakers etc.
Also, take the car on highway/open stretch and check whether upshifts / downshifts are smooth. If the shifts are jerky, chances are that the car may have been driven roughly.
Overall a 30k run i10 A/T should not have any problems and should be good buy for a sedate driver at a justifiable price - just plan your overtakes cautiously.
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Got another paid service done @ 69K kms on the odo from a smaller Hyundai ASS 'classic motors' near my home.

Oil, oil filter, air filter, 4 spark plugs, consumables and labor cost 2400 (300 less from 2700 as I denied to wait for the wash where there was a long queue, as they share the facility with a tow/breakdown/wash station).

With less than a month to go for the 7th year anniversary, the car has started to show some signs of old age - the light below the gearshift (which illuminated the PRND2L) has gone kaput, and the bonnet release lever has cracked so I tug the end of the wire to open the hood.
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7 years and 70000 kms completed today, the little car chugs on.
Now a days I see less and less of pre facelift i10s on road, guess time is doing it's work.
Also caught in a dilemma between whether to start looking for a new car as a replacement now (an get some resale), or keep this car till it starts falling apart (no resale expectations).
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