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Old 22nd December 2014, 18:38   #301
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Hi, I was warned against upgrading the tyre sizes, which i very much wanted to, by Hyundai as well as the tyre expert on this forum.

How is the upgrade working out for you? Do you think I should get it done?


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New 165/65 R13 Michelin Energy XM2 tires along with new red GTR alloys! The tires and wheels were bought, as well as the work carried out at Tyre Empire, Whitefield (Bangalore). The work was very professionally carried out, and supervised by Mr.Gopi. Overall cost after buyback of old wheels and tires, Rs.31000.

Pothole and speed bump treatment has considerably improved.

Cold tire pressure maintained at 29 now, with own digital gauge.
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Hi, I was warned against upgrading the tyre sizes, which i very much wanted to, by Hyundai as well as the tyre expert on this forum.

How is the upgrade working out for you? Do you think I should get it done?
Absolutely, go for it. I find the ride super comfortable with cold tire pressure between 29 and 30. The Magna variant anyway comes with 155's. This is just another 10mm. Of course, mine was an Era, which comes with 145's. So it was a 20mm upgrade for me. There is no scraping of the wheel wells or any issues at all during full lock turns.

On mileage queries, I drive the car alone most of the time, with 100% AC. In Bangalore city, I get 15 kmpl using the tank full method. I haven't taken it to the highways yet. For that, there's the Innova!
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Hi guys

I have booked Eon Era+ and will be taking delivery tomorrow (hopefully).

The dealer has included in the cost, all possible accessories including 2-din audio (magna version) except a rear parcel tray (he won't provide even if I am ready to pay for it). On Era+ there is no provision to put a parcel tray.

So I wanted some guidance on the fitment of the rear parcel tray. Would appreciate if someone who got the parcel tray fitted post delivery share pictures of it.

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3. I have been reading across websites that the Eon gives mileage as low as 12 on city roads to 22 on the highways. After claiming ARAI figures of 21, isn't 12 too low? Is it possible that those receiving FE of 12 might either have a problem in the car or being regularly stuck in traffic jams with the AC and ignition on? Mileage is important to me as that is one of the reason to go for this car. How much on an average can I expect from the car driving mostly in the city?
Have a Magna+ for the last 2.5 years. Mileage ranges from 13 in Ahmedabad city for peak summer weekends with AC [short and stop-start segments] to 25 on SG highway and SPRR in winters without AC [steady 55-60 kmph]. I drive about 95km per weekday and it is proving a good work horse - 63k km so far.
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I am planning to purchase my first car, and have my sights set on the Eon and Alto K10. Being 6'3" tall, I found the Alto K10 to be cramped. I also test drove the Eon, and found it to be spacious for my height in the driver's seat and also the rear bench.

Although the Eon's engine is kind of dull compared to the peppy K10, I am definitely thinking of going for the Eon. I also heard that the Eon 1.0 Kappa engine is available for sale. I tried searching, but did not find any review or data on this particular model. Fuel Efficiency is a big factor for me, and I am a little apprehensive on how good it is with the 1.0 Litre engine.

Need advise on whether to go for the Eon 814cc or the 1.0 Litre Kappa engine. Please help!
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My Eon returns 12 KMPL in Bangalore traffic, and since it was time for its first service have requested them to try and optimise it without affecting the power on tap. I dislike sluggish cars. Now, the engine is a lot smoother and should return a KMPL or two more. But that's all the expectation I have from this car.

Got original nightbreakers from Germany fitted, and the beam is 10% better (Not 100% as claimed). Fitted in cabin ioniser (Again, German), and the air quality is a notch better. I wish the car had better ground clearance, and hope Hyundai corrects this aspect in the next model, as Bangalore's speed breakers are breaking the underbelly. Overall, no complaints from this car!
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Guys, can the ground clearance be increased by the Dealership? are there any suspension settings to help raise it?
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Absolutely, go for it. I find the ride super comfortable with cold tire pressure between 29 and 30. The Magna variant anyway comes with 155's. This is just another 10mm. Of course, mine was an Era, which comes with 145's. So it was a 20mm upgrade for me. There is no scraping of the wheel wells or any issues at all during full lock turns.
Same question from me. Would it be advisable to upsize my stock 145/80 12 to 165/70 13. The circumference increase in this case would be about 4.8 percent -- more than the 2-3 percent recommended.

Of course, the higher variants have a 155/70 13 from whence it is safe to upsize.

Also, while upsizing, will it also be needed to change the wheels?

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I have a few questions regarding the ride quality of Eon. I have an Era+ model.

Overall the car feels very jumpy when moving even on slight to moderately bad roads. So much that the passengers get fatigued quickly. Including me, the driver. For rear seat passengers it is even worse.

It seems the more weight we have in the car the smoother it is on bad roads. Noticed it a couple of times when there were 4-5 people in the car and a full boot.

Is there a way to overcome this? Would up sizing the tires help?
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I have a few questions regarding the ride quality of Eon. I have an Era+ model.

Overall the car feels very jumpy when moving even on slight to moderately bad roads. So much that the passengers get fatigued quickly. Including me, the driver. For rear seat passengers it is even worse.

It seems the more weight we have in the car the smoother it is on bad roads. Noticed it a couple of times when there were 4-5 people in the car and a full boot.

Is there a way to overcome this? Would up sizing the tires help?
Try the following approach:

1. Drop the air pressure on all tires to 27 (33 is way too high for this car on average Indian roads).

If you're happy with this configuration, that's it. Keep your air pressure in the 27 to 28 range.

2. If you're want an even smoother ride, upsize to

2.1 155mm tires if you usually drive with passengers at the back.
2.2 165mm tires (check out my upgrade on the same thread) if you usually drive solo or with just one passenger more in the front.

The drive gets even smoother with the upsize. Keep pressure in the 27 to 28 range.
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Overall the car feels very jumpy when moving even on slight to moderately bad roads. So much that the passengers get fatigued quickly. Including me, the driver. For rear seat passengers it is even worse.
Ride quality is connected to the tire pressures maintained along with the suspension setup. What I suggest is decrease the tire pressure a bit w.r.t recommended pressures for a smoother/less bouncy ride.

When the tire pressure maintained its high it transfers all the road undulations to the passengers via the suspension making it jittery and irritating.
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Try the following approach:

1. Drop the air pressure on all tires to 27 (33 is way too high for this car on average Indian roads).

If you're happy with this configuration, that's it. Keep your air pressure in the 27 to 28 range.

2. If you're want an even smoother ride, upsize to

2.1 155mm tires if you usually drive with passengers at the back.
2.2 165mm tires (check out my upgrade on the same thread) if you usually drive solo or with just one passenger more in the front.

The drive gets even smoother with the upsize. Keep pressure in the 27 to 28 range.
Thanks for the feedback! I kept the pressure at 30 and there was difference in the ride quality. Next I will make it 28 and check.

Further, If I do decide to upgrade the tires to 155/70 R13 (same as the Magna variant), will I have to change the rims too?

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Further, If I do decide to upgrade the tires to 155/70 R13 (same as the Magna variant), will I have to change the rims too?
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No, you can upgrade to 155 mm (or even to 165mm if you usually drive solo or with just one passenger in the front) using the same rims.
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It took months for me to research and evaluate and finalize a small (second) car and I finally concluded to Eon, which is the best budget car in Today's Indian car scenario. I tried options from Nano to Swift and each have its own sets of positives and negatives. For a person like me, who primarily embrace on three factors - Quality, Reliability and Value for Money, the best option was Eon.

Before purchasing Eon, I did an extensive comparison with its direct competitor Alto and honestly speaking Maruti got a much better sales force than Hyundai and they were chasing me left, right and center even for a small sale.

One of the major decision making point was total cost. In an initial observation it feels "Eon is priced higher than Alto 800". But a careful study will reveal that it is a baseless argument because, even though Eon is positioned in A segment, most of the traits of this car (except engine capacity and wheel size) belongs to a (sometimes better than a) B segment hatch.Thereby I like to see it as an A+ segment hatch. Also the number of freebees and discounts Hyundai offered is much better than what Maruti offered.

I own this car for last one and a half years and never faced any major problems. Once Hyundai upgraded the car, many drawbacks in their initial release got rectified (especially the gear vibration) and today the product reached its maturity.

Primarily I my usage is within the city, but many times I took her to highways. City drive is OK, not very exciting, but in highways its a charm.

More than just stating the positive and negative aspects, I just want to mention what works and what not works with Eon, so that you may help you.

1. Mileage :
A very sensitive parameter in "A segment", and you may see figures varying from 11kmpl to 25kmpl for Eon in various forums. My average mileages are as follows:
City - 12.5kmpl
Highways - 18 kmpl

Unlike competitors, the mileage in Eon is very much subjective to the following aspects:
- Gear used for driving
- Number of gear changes
- Usage of clutch while driving (bumper to bumper traffic)
- Sudden acceleration
- Speed
- Total weight (Number of people on board)
- Usage of AC
- Petrol quality

Thereby its an interesting observation that Eons which regularly runs in high ways and small towns give better milegae than ones in city.

2. Ground clearance
: Hyundai provides 170mm clearance, which is quiet good in the segment. But due to unscientific construction of the bumps, approach roads and culverts in our country, you may suffer. I got a couple of under body hits, which is quiet disturbing, but never ended up in problems.

3. Fogging
: Many users complaints about fogging. Since I been in a hot city, I never had this issue. In rainy season, I could able to manage the vehicle with proper AC options.

4. Gears and Power : Following is my observation about gears in Eon
1st Gear - Sufficiently powerful to move the vehicle and take the vehicle uphill. But while starting and moving the vehicle uphill, its better to swich the AC off.
2nd Gear - Most underpowered gear and you will get only a mediocre performance, especially while the AC is switched on. Beware when you climb steep stretches in this gear with AC on.
3rd Gear - Best of all the gears. You feel a powerful car, helps the car to go ahead / overtake, especially after a traffic signal stoppage.
4th Gear - This power is OK to keep the car moving and you may touch three figures in your speedometer, without much issues.
5th Gear - Very tall gear and this is what Hyundai want every Eon users to use (from 50kph onwards). Car is sufficiently powerful and smooth, but in certain highway overtaking, its better to shift down.

The gear-shift is smooth and the gear lever never had any vibration issues.

5. Visibility : Very good, both front and back, except the following case, "A pillar" is thick, which may cause occasional visibility problems. But its not as bad as i10 or Nano or Ford Eco-sport. Also be careful about side blind spots as OVRM or wing mirrors can't show every points. Overall visibility is good, much better than Alto.

6. Comfort : You get the best in class comfort in the front seats. Both the seats are supportive and you will get enough leg space. Back seats are OK, but not great. The back leg space is not enough for long drives, especially if there are more people. Ingress and egress of comfortable, but not as great as a Santro.

7. Infotainment : The stock audio is OK (for me), but if you look forward for hi-fi audio with loud bass, it is not for you. The biggest drawback is its having only two speakers (fitted at front doors) and there are no provisions for any additional rear speakers (even though I see options in menu in head unit). I checked with Hyundai service station, they are telling its not possible due to lack of connector options in the head unit. If somebody fitted rear speakers for Eon (other than paralleling from the front speaker connections), kindly enlighten me.

8. High way Performance : It's smooth and comfortable in highways and I pushed it up to 130km. The car is stable without any wobbling and you will have a cool drive. Its quiet an aerodynamic design. Steering is quiet soft and predictive. Thereby will not be get tired quickly. Breaking is fine under normal circumstances, but always beware that there is no ABS, thereby it should be careful in slippery surfaces.

9. Boot Space : This is another positive point for Eon. Its not only just the space (215 liters), its more on how it is dimensionally arranged and how it can hold the luggage. Every time I comes back from my hometown, I have a truckload of items and it happily accommodates the maximum.

10. Ride Quality
: Obviously you cannot simulate a BMW or Merc with this sub 4Lack car, but its ride is reasonably OK. There are some occasional jerks you feel in some occasions in city drive, which I am not very happy.

Problems Faced : Following are the problems faced till date:

1. Breakage of horn wire - Supply wire connecting to horn got broken and resulted loss of horn. Even though it seems a simple problem, it may lead to an electrical short circuit (even though there are fuses). Hyundai replaced the clip free of costs.

2. Attack by a rodent in fuel line : I was getting smell after filling the fuel tank, initially thought of some spillages. Since the smell got persistent, its checked in Service center and they found out that some rodent damaged the fuel line from engine back to fuel tank. The rubber tube was replaced by Hyundai and they charged approximately Rs.400/-
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