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Old 21st December 2016, 12:58   #691
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I think then the grade of oil might be a problem. In my experience till date Chevrolet dealers are not particular about oil and use engine oil meant for other cars. Chevrolet has a parternship with Total and they specifically manufacture oil for Beat Diesel with grade 5w-30 ACEA A3/B4. This is a semi synthetic oil.
Anyways I agree Chevrolet service experience is not great and the company is also not serious about it.
BTW what were the costs for engine rebuild and turbo replacement? Thanks
No, thanks to my good fortune, I didn't have to go for a engine rebuild. But one of my acquaintance spent 1L for the rebuild. The service people had given him an estimate for 45K but the poor soul ended up paying a lakh of moolah. BTW I never trust a rebuilt engine (strictly personal preference).

The fact about oil would be definitely true. As from my experience, the service from Deedi Motors was totally hopeless. The technicians are a total disaster. Its always 'trial & error' method for them. Instead of just replacing a pad I had my entire brake system replaced.

The resale value of Chevys are best left untold.

As I based in Abu Dhabi and the vehicle was used by my wife, I didn't want to take any chances with this substandard 'car'. You can never get peace of mind with a chevy in your garage.

Does Chevrolet India still have their FB page?
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No, thanks to my good fortune, I didn't have to go for a engine rebuild. But one of my acquaintance spent 1L for the rebuild. The service people had given him an estimate for 45K but the poor soul ended up paying a lakh of moolah. BTW I never trust a rebuilt engine (strictly personal preference).

The fact about oil would be definitely true. As from my experience, the service from Deedi Motors was totally hopeless. The technicians are a total disaster. Its always 'trial & error' method for them. Instead of just replacing a pad I had my entire brake system replaced.

The resale value of Chevys are best left untold.
The service center experience leaves a lot to be desired. The main reason behind being the parent company which doesn't care at all. Their customer care also feels like a pathetic one.

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As I based in Abu Dhabi and the vehicle was used by my wife, I didn't want to take any chances with this substandard 'car'. You can never get peace of mind with a chevy in your garage.
In my experience till date, car has been reliable, however parts availability and service remains a problem.

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Very sorry to hear your experience. However I am not too sure on points 1 and 2. I also own a beat diesel from the first lot, which has run 43 k and is in good health. Did you follow the 1 min idle rule, as it helps keeping the turbo in good shape?
Same here. My Beat Diesel has just gone for its 60k service (May 2012 model). Runs like a dream. Did two Delhi-Manali-Delhi trips back to back this month. Getting 22kmpl while going up (Manali is 6000 feet) and over 24kmpl while coming down.

No turbo replacement till date. No drop in performance, clutch still running fine, no major mechanical issue reported till now.

As for the small motor, while we all knew about it while purchasing one right!
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Lucky for you guys. What I wrote was my experience. It being so I felt it best to sell it off while there is some demand in the used car market.

Now a lot of single owner beats with 50K kms are in the market in the 1.8 - 2.35 range (olx kerala).

Anyways good luck friends.

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