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Old 1st April 2014, 14:54   #1291
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Congratulations. What deals did you get?
Thank you! The car has been delivered yesterday and I have got hardly any deal in comparision with yours. 3k cash discount + 2k accessories is what I have got.

Here is one picture of the car upon delivery, getting pampered at 3M!!
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Dear Brio Owners,

Looking to book a Brio soon. Some questions which i would like some answers:

1. What are the service interval and approximate service costs of the Brio ?
2. Any discounts/offers that can be had in Bangalore?
3. Any pointers to how to decode the VIN number of the Brio ?
4. Is the "exclusive" SMT model still on sale?

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Dear Brio Owners,

Looking to book a Brio soon. Some questions which i would like some answers:

1. What are the service interval and approximate service costs of the Brio ?
2. Any discounts/offers that can be had in Bangalore?
3. Any pointers to how to decode the VIN number of the Brio ?
4. Is the "exclusive" SMT model still on sale?

regards.
Service Intervals - Once in 6 months (10K). Most fluids except engine oil have very long operating life. Part replacement as part of regular maintainence should be less.
Discounts - None. Both Magnum and Dakshin said no offers on Brio
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2-3 mins should be fine. Did you try and found this to be effective?
Yes I tried the same and found this to be effective. Though the smell hasn't gone completely, I have got some relief.

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Today Morning I gave my 9 month old Brio for a 3 month check up at Trivandrum Peninsular Honda. They said their would be a full check up including oil top ups if necessary and body wash.
Wondering how much they are gonna charge.
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Today Morning I gave my 9 month old Brio for a 3 month check up at Trivandrum Peninsular Honda. They said their would be a full check up including oil top ups if necessary and body wash.
Wondering how much they are gonna charge.
Should NOT be much. May be a 1.5K ?
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I was surprised. Just Rs 843!
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I just gave my Brio for 2yrs service (22,000 kms) on the Odo. The service guy added the following:
Sensor recalibrating/cleaning for Rs.2800,
AC disinfectant for Rs. 800.
The engine oil costs come to Rs.3000.
Wheel balancing is Rs. 1100.
Air filter & Oil Filter Rs. 800
Labor Rs.1500
Estimated bill is Rs10,500
I declined the sensor recalibrating stuff and AC disinfectant. I have a doubt if engine oil change would cost Rs.3000. Folks here please advice. I am paying Rs.2700-3000 for engine oil change every 6 months service. Am i paying too much?
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Wheel balancing is Rs. 1100...

I declined the sensor recalibrating stuff and AC disinfectant. I have a doubt if engine oil change would cost Rs.3000. Folks here please advice. I am paying Rs.2700-3000 for engine oil change every 6 months service. Am i paying too much?
You should get wheel balancing also done outside. The bill is TOO HIGH for a budget hatchback. Even the oil cost seems to be high. That's almost what a Swift D's (3.1L) synthetic oil costs.
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@whencut86; With synthetic oil change is every 12 months or 10,000km. Out of warranty I will be quite happy with 15 months /15.000km.

I will skip everything but for the filters and oil.

I am quite happy with semi-synth oil and six month change as specified. There are umpteen semi oils which are API-SL or higher. Out of warranty it may become 12 months / 8,000km with semi-synth. I do not do more than 8000pa.
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Hi,

I just gave my Brio for 2yrs service (22,000 kms) on the Odo. The service guy added the following:
Sensor recalibrating/cleaning for Rs.2800,
AC disinfectant for Rs. 800.
The engine oil costs come to Rs.3000.
Wheel balancing is Rs. 1100.
Air filter & Oil Filter Rs. 800
Labor Rs.1500
Estimated bill is Rs10,500
I declined the sensor recalibrating stuff and AC disinfectant. I have a doubt if engine oil change would cost Rs.3000. Folks here please advice. I am paying Rs.2700-3000 for engine oil change every 6 months service. Am i paying too much?
I have a 2010 City A/T. The last service was done about 15 days back with the odo at 69K. Total bill came to Rs.6,500. The amount for Brio seems too high to me.
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Sensor recalibrating/cleaning for Rs.2800,
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The engine oil costs come to Rs.3000.
Wheel balancing is Rs. 1100.
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Daylight robbery!. Oil change for my Brio (done in Feb'14) was some 1200/- rupees or so. Even my SA tried hard to sell me Throttle body cleaning, Battery service etc... I told him to strictly stick to the Honda schedule and show me what is written for 1 year/6k old Brio? He then backed off! I showed him my "LTD" sticker on the boot and told him to remember me in future

What is sensor recalibration for 2years 22k old car?

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Daylight robbery!. Oil change for my Brio (done in Feb'14) was some 1200/- rupees or so. Even my SA tried hard to sell me Throttle body cleaning, Battery service etc... I told him to strictly stick to the Honda schedule and show me what is written for 1 year/6k old Brio? He then backed off! I showed him my "LTD" sticker on the boot and told him to remember me in future

What is sensor recalibration for 2years 22k old car?

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I have a 2010 City A/T. The last service was done about 15 days back with the odo at 69K. Total bill came to Rs.6,500. The amount for Brio seems too high to me.
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@whencut86; With synthetic oil change is every 12 months or 10,000km. Out of warranty I will be quite happy with 15 months /15.000km.

I will skip everything but for the filters and oil.

I am quite happy with semi-synth oil and six month change as specified. There are umpteen semi oils which are API-SL or higher. Out of warranty it may become 12 months / 8,000km with semi-synth. I do not do more than 8000pa.
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You should get wheel balancing also done outside. The bill is TOO HIGH for a budget hatchback. Even the oil cost seems to be high. That's almost what a Swift D's (3.1L) synthetic oil costs.
My final bill came to Rs.6319.
Engine Oil cost Rs.2700
Wheel Balancing - Rs.1000
Oil, Air filters - Rs.500
Labor - 2000 approx

Brio Oil change of Rs.1200? Is it mineral oil or semi-synth? Guess I won't do an oil change for one year.
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Today Morning I gave my 9 month old Brio for a 3 month check up at Trivandrum Peninsular Honda.
9 month?? I think Brio is 1,3,5 and then every six months /10,000km, so where does the 9 month come in? Old habits die hard.
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9 month?? I think Brio is 1,3,5 and then every six months /10,000km, so where does the 9 month come in? Old habits die hard.

6 months is a crazy schedule isnt it? It should be 12 at least. For a petrol car owner, driving more than 1500 is heavy on the pocket, might as well go for a diesel.
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