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Old 22nd March 2013, 14:37   #1111
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My Brio manufactured and delivered in Feb'13 has this intake scoop, plus a foam padding on the underside of bonnet hood...
I will check the sensor and report back....
Pics of intake scoop and foam padding on my Brio.
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My Brio (VMT) does not have the sensor on intake near air filter.
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However, another Brio (VAT) manufactured in the same batch has the sensor.
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I am confused. If it was really a cost cutting measure why will VAT get the sensor and not VMT?

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Old 22nd March 2013, 16:13   #1112
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I would buy a Honda over Hyundai anyday. Even if you want the joystick, you can go for the EX variant.

I believe rather Hyundai is pushing people for high variants, offering the essential safety features only in the top variant.
True. EX gets a little better with colored handles and a music system. Did you know the EX and E are not offered in red and blue.
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Old 24th March 2013, 16:29   #1113
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Got my seat belt warning lamp issue sorted at Whitefield Honda. The reason was during seat cover installation the chap had removed the seat belt wire and forgot to connect it back after the installation. I am really happy with the way Whitefield Honda took it up. Also got the reverse sensor camera replaced under warranty as it was not working sometimes. I wasn't charged a single penny towards it.

One thing i have noticed about the Brio is the cooling effect. The summer have engulfed Bangalore with temperatures getting hotter and hotter, however the AC performance of Brio is not satisfactory and with the ban on sun film i have no clue how to endure this temperature.
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Congrats for the new car! I have also experienced noises to stones being displaced by the rear tyres. Very alarming.

What iPod do you have ? My iPod touch works fine after I upgraded to iOS 4.
Sorry Celestial, i dont know. Its the very small one ( my wife purchased this ages back ), mini or nano? not sure. If doesn't have any display.

I tried with my iphone 4, and it works just fine . But the issue i have is that each time i take my phone out, and plug this in when i come back to the car, it plays from the very first song, and i am still trying to figure out how to choose the songs and how to move to a different song or to put in "shuffle" mode. I think i am really weak with such simple gadgets.

I am still puzzled on why it doesn't play off my Samsung Galaxy tab. Will do some more reading of the manual and play around with the buttons and see where i end up.
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Old 25th March 2013, 11:22   #1115
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One thing i have noticed about the Brio is the cooling effect. The summer have engulfed Bangalore with temperatures getting hotter and hotter, however the AC performance of Brio is not satisfactory and with the ban on sun film i have no clue how to endure this temperature.
Good to know that your issue was a minor one and was handled professionally. For the cooling part , i do agree with you and even mentioned the same in my ownership report. To overcome this get a CR70 (3M) installed on the windscreen. Costs around 7k and it reduces the cabin heat by around 30-40%. Most of the heat creeps in through windscreen and this SF works really good.

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Good to know that your issue was a minor one and was handled professionally. For the cooling part , i do agree with you and even mentioned the same in my ownership report. To overcome this get a CR70 (3M) installed on the windscreen. Costs around 7k and it reduces the cabin heat by around 30-40%. Most of the heat creeps in through windscreen and this SF works really good.

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Thanks for the heads up. Iam off to 3M HSR layout tomorrow to get the CR70 treatment for complete windshield, side glass and rear glass. The quote i have got is 15k including VAT. Hope this will be a relief to some extent.

Any members who has got this done kindly provide your feedback on its performance.
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Thanks for the heads up. Iam off to 3M HSR layout tomorrow to get the CR70 treatment for complete windshield, side glass and rear glass. The quote i have got is 15k including VAT. Hope this will be a relief to some extent.

Any members who has got this done kindly provide your feedback on its performance.
Is it 15 k for CR70 for the entire car? Usually they use CR70 for the windscreen and then regular film like RE50 for the rest.

For the windscreen CR70 is very very good. Probably the best available. It works well and you barely notice any reduction in visible light. Its also hard for someone from outside to tell that you have sunfilm on the windscreen.

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Is it 15 k for CR70 for the entire car? Usually they use CR70 for the windscreen and then regular film like RE50 for the rest.
Yes it is 15k for the entire car. RE50 is of more darker shade and a ticking time bomb for the cops to catch you, whereas CR70 is practically transparent and very difficult to spot.
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Yes it is 15k for the entire car. RE50 is of more darker shade and a ticking time bomb for the cops to catch you, whereas CR70 is practically transparent and very difficult to spot.
If so, that is a good price, I think.
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Thanks for the heads up. Iam off to 3M HSR layout tomorrow to get the CR70 treatment for complete windshield, side glass and rear glass. The quote i have got is 15k including VAT. Hope this will be a relief to some extent.

Any members who has got this done kindly provide your feedback on its performance.
Hey, I've the cr70 sunfilm installed on my car (innova) in terms of cooling it does an amazing job. It's well worth the investment plus you get a 5 year peel proof and bubble proof warranty. This means that they will replace the sunfilm if there are bubbles or it starts to peel off.
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Noise at the rear is 'cos no rear cladding being present.

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s(O) MT? from which month of mfg, which dealer.
I was told no S (O)MTs were planned on the assembly line in 2013


Anyone here did a headlamp beam adjustment on their Brio after changing to Philips XV / Osram NB+ ??

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@kaveman; I changed to NB+ but no realignment was needed. The NB+ is a drop in replacement, with the same filament positioning. What can easily happen is that the bulb is not seated properly in the holder, which creates the need.
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Saw an accident involving a Brio, yesterday evening, near Mohan Cooperative Area, Delhi. A Getz had rear ended the Brio & part of the rear bumper was damaged for the Brio, & not much visible damages for the Getz. But, unfortunately, the Brio rear hatch glass was shattered & all over the accident spot... Felt really bad for the Brio owner as he would now be required to pay for the glass hatch, & had it been a proper hatch, his loss would have been lower & fully covered under warranty.
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Saw an accident involving a Brio, yesterday evening, near Mohan Cooperative Area, Delhi. A Getz had rear ended the Brio & part of the rear bumper was damaged for the Brio, & not much visible damages for the Getz. But, unfortunately, the Brio rear hatch glass was shattered & all over the accident spot... Felt really bad for the Brio owner as he would now be required to pay for the glass hatch, & had it been a proper hatch, his loss would have been lower & fully covered under warranty.
Why would he have to pay for the glass hatch if he is claiming insurance? AFAIK there is no depreciation on glass components irrespective of the age of the vehicle.
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Saw an accident involving a Brio, yesterday evening, near Mohan Cooperative Area, Delhi. A Getz had rear ended the Brio & part of the rear bumper was damaged for the Brio, & not much visible damages for the Getz. But, unfortunately, the Brio rear hatch glass was shattered & all over the accident spot... Felt really bad for the Brio owner as he would now be required to pay for the glass hatch, & had it been a proper hatch, his loss would have been lower & fully covered under warranty.
Where can I get this proper hatch? I would like to buy one since even accidents are covered under warranty.
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