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Old 17th December 2011, 08:04   #451
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Gonna get delivery of my Black Brio on Wednesday .

The only reason to get the base Jazz over a top end brio is space. I don't see anything going for the Jazz and slightly better ride.

Other than these, I don't see any other reason to get the Jazz. The brio is a much more fun to drive car and for crowded cities, it is also a much more manageable.
Congratulations on the black Brio! Great choice - for me Brio is the T-Bhp car of the year.

That said, I think Jazz definitely betters in interior space and quality. I guess the similarity is only in the engine.

Looking forward to your ownership review!

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Saw a Brio on road for the first time last evening. It looked smashing in white with the black glass area behind.
I think it is the best looking hatch on the road at the moment.
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It will be good to hear from the Brio owners about the performance and mileage. I am contemplating between Brio (S) and Beat (LT).
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It will be good to hear from the Brio owners about the performance and mileage. I am contemplating between Brio (S) and Beat (LT).
Among petrols, I would any day pick a Honda eyes closed! The Japs have "reliability" in their blood and you just can't go wrong with those machines. And I believe the Brio will be a much better overall package as well.

Couple of years down the line, you will get better resale also with a Honda.
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Took delivery of a Black V-MT last evening. Shall post up a thread with photos soon. Immediately changed the stock 175/65 R14 goodyear to 195/60 R14 MRF ZLO.

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If anyone in Bangalore is waiting for a Brio, there's a Silver V-MT available for immediate delivery with Whitefield Honda.
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Good review! Only wish they offered it with the paddle shifter transmission that would make it outclass the others in its segment!
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Congrats on getting one of the finest small cars in the country, and you sure are lucky you got the V model, somethings I miss are the mirror adjustments, a very annoying thing esp when you need to adjust the left side mirror in my car.

Quick question on the tyre change,

How is the ride now? I find my car very bouncy esp. over speed breakers etc. has that changed with tyre change? And to up size did you need to change the rim? As this width would be a lot for the stock rim right?

If the ride quality changes I plan to change the tyres too, but in my case I believe I will have to change the rims to go to 195,

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Took delivery of a Black V-MT last evening. Shall post up a thread with photos soon. Immediately changed the stock 175/65 R14 goodyear to 195/60 R14 MRF ZLO.

Cheers!
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The ride is a bit firmer at low speeds - nothing that is alarmingly bad or anything. However higher speed ride is a lot lot more composed with no wallowing and bounciness has reduced dramatically which makes the ride comfort a lot better.

I did not have to change the rim. It works perfectly with the stock alloys without any trouble.
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I took a TD yesterday of the Brio and was quite impressed with the ride and space. The sales person first said all the versions came with ABS & Airbags - but later realized it was only with the S MT (O) that abs and airbags.
The steering is something that was really zippy- however, if this gives the necessary feedback at higher speeds is something I would need to look at again.
With the space came rather low seating which was a challenge for my wife. I dont know how they expect short people to find this comfortable.
overall -nice package- I guess it is on my radar for the second small car.
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Hi Everybody -

Let us not let this thread die. Brio is new and fresh so it doesnt deserve this.
Have there not been any more owner-ships of Brio lately? We havent seen any initial ownership reports also except for one by S350L-E240. Is it the pause in the Brio productions?
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Took delivery of a Black V-MT last evening. Shall post up a thread with photos soon. Immediately changed the stock 175/65 R14 goodyear to 195/60 R14 MRF ZLO.

Cheers!
reignofchaos -

I am a newbie to car purchase and I wanted to know how much did it cost you extra for the tyre upgrade. And is there an option to tell the dealer to upgrade to new rubber before the delivery itself and get the delivery with the new tyres altogether? Or is it an after-market event.

Also, do you think this upgrade would work on my SMT version of Brio?

thanks.
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Made to love me. But it is only 3 months for delivery ;-) Booked my Brio last weekend at Magnum Honda, Kanakapura Rd, Bangalore.
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Made to love me. But it is only 3 months for delivery ;-) Booked my Brio last weekend at Magnum Honda, Kanakapura Rd, Bangalore.
Congrats omatunto.
What variant did you finally go for? and what color?
And what did they quote for on-the-road?
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I have opted for the SMT. On road quote including 3&4 year warranty is Rs 5.4 lakhs. I will go with my wife for the Rallye Red, though my daughter is keen on Energetic Blue. I need to change the color with the dealer today after I convince my daughter ;-)

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Congrats omatunto.
What variant did you finally go for? and what color?
And what did they quote for on-the-road?
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