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Old 23rd May 2016, 17:53   #1651
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If your car's ORVMs are open when you are far from it, that means it was not locked. I use this rule to check when I park and walk away from my car.
I used to do the same thing, till the time i realised that it is a big mistake. So, if one of the doors is open by chance, the ORVMs still end up closing but the car remains in unlocked state. I think the more deterministic confirmation is the horns sounding while locking the doors. If the the horns do not sound, the car is not locked. Others can confirm their findings on this.

Also, regarding the post above yours, I don't think the car is programmed to behave like that after you switched off the engine. However, if you have just unlocked the car and you do not open doors till some time, it sure does lock itself again (saw that yesterday night). However, I shall reconfirm soon.

I saw lot of questions on the performance of 55/60 Headlamps, so adding my experience on the bulbs - Philips Extreme Vision Plus.
Being tired of the pathetic OEM Headlamps and feeling extremely unsafe on night highway drives, I changed the bulbs couple of months back. I have undertaken couple of night drives since then and I certainly feel much more confident now during the night drives. I completed a trip from Bangalore-Wayanad-Bangalore last weekend which involved lot of night driving and the new bulbs performed very well.I really used to struggle with the OEM bulbs.
The installation did not require any change in wiring and its a simple plug and play as described in the DIY steps by @hakunabatata on the previous page

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Old 23rd May 2016, 22:11   #1652
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Got my 2nd service done today and more than my service experience I am excited about sharing what I found outside the service center.

Lo and behold...

Note: I am not able to attach pics. :(
Phantom Black right after it got offloaded.

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Regarding Bluetooth :

The manual mentions that upto 5 phones can be connected. But it appears only one can be 'actively' connected at a time - unlike Jabra Freeway. Any idea how at least two phones can be at least in receiving mode at same time?

Jabra Freeway not only connects two phones at same time 'live' but also has talking caller ID and the voice operated controls are very convenient. Looks like i'll have to use Jabra instead of i20's Bluetooth.

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Hello Team,

Recently I'm facing "kadak kadak" sound while going through the hard patches. Is the faulty bush comes into play? I'll be taking my car to the HASS this Saturday to check the bouncing issue as well.
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Old 25th May 2016, 13:22   #1655
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Hello Team,

Recently I'm facing "kadak kadak" sound while going through the hard patches. Is the faulty bush comes into play? I'll be taking my car to the HASS this Saturday to check the bouncing issue as well.
As seen by other BHPians in this thread and me it did get solved after the bush replacement.However, depends if your car belongs to that batch of cars. Any sound coming of the suspension is not a good thing, it could be because of multiple reasons and have multiple implications. You should get it checked soon to get a conclusive answer.


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Phantom Black right after it got offloaded.
This colour looks so nice on the car, have seen it on the active variant and it looks good !! The early adopters sure missed this colour, even though it was available globally elsewhere. Happy that it is finally available for the regular variant too.
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Glad to report that the AVN's software update has fixed or improved on some of the niggles plaguing the unit.

The touch response is greatly improved in the telephony, media and GPS navigation menus. The dragging/sliding feature when using the map is a lot smoother too. Don't get me wrong, there is still a lot of room for improvement. Not perfect or as it should ideally be.

The disastrous equaliser/balance menu doesn't show signs of any improvement.

On-screen keyboard entry bears the most drastic improvement, it's responsive and accurate.

Contacts synchronisation, now works flawlessly.

The bug relating to the screen not turning on; hasn't cropped up either since the update.

Also the call history from my phone is getting synchronised every time it connects to the AVN unit. Very convenient.

Good going Hyundai!
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I just came back from the AVN update. Software and Firmware versions are updated. SA has taken the SD card out for map update. Seems the network is down, so it will be updated on Monday where I can get it back. I just came back without the SD card. Other features except the map will work.

Following are the versions:
Firmware version: IB.IN.PRO.10.824
Software version: IB.IN.PRO.10.60125
Navigation app version and Map version are being updated.

Now while driving home, I noticed that mode button in the steering does not change the FM/Radio channel anymore. Volume button is fine though. Did anyone has such issue after update?

BTW, you can get the current versions by long press on the settings button in the AVN. It will display your device information along with the version info.

I just happened to see the website mentioned there:
http://www.map-care.com

I'm going through this site now. It seems we can do the update ourselves. There is a PDF manual downloadable. Anybody has tried this?
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I noticed that mode button in the steering does not change the FM/Radio channel anymore. Volume button is fine though. Did anyone has such issue after update?
Edit on the above issue: It turns out after the software and firmware update, the preset channels are erased. This is the reason the steering button couldn't change to next channel. After setting the presets, the mode button works as usual.

I got back the SD card after the update done for map app and data. Now the map app is much better. Earlier the input to some of the on-screen buttons went to the background screen. Now this is fixed.
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A quick query to all existing i20 owners. I am in the market for a new car and hence took a nice TD of the i20 P considering my budget and low usage as a second car.

My wife felt the rear seat cushioning is on the firmer side which eventually could be a pain in long drives or on extended usage. Not sure if this is just our feeling or if this is really true.

Can you all help with your suggestions ?

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My wife felt the rear seat cushioning is on the firmer side which eventually could be a pain in long drives or on extended usage. Not sure if this is just our feeling or if this is really true.
On the contrary, my view is that a firm seat is better for long drives due to better support. If that is only what is holding you back, then please go ahead with the booking.

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My wife felt the rear seat cushioning is on the firmer side which eventually could be a pain in long drives or on extended usage. Not sure if this is just our feeling or if this is really true
For long drives, firm seats are recommended. Even though i20 seats are not very soft, it's not too firm to make your ride uncomfortable. You should be fine.
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Can you all help with your suggestions ?
I also own an elite i20 P and can confidently say that rear seat isn't a problem. i have used it on long drives too and it provides adequate support and doesn't prove to a pain at any point.
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Is difference between Asta and Sportz just alloy wheels, adjustable rear headrests & few info in MID? Is there any other major differences?
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Is difference between Asta and Sportz just alloy wheels, adjustable rear headrests & few info in MID? Is there any other major differences?
The Asta variant has automatic headlamps, smart key (the Sportz has foldable key), leather gear knob, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto up-down and pinch guard function for driver side power windows, rear wiper and washer, luggage lamp, projector-type headlamps with cornering function whereas the Sportz variant doesn't.

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Observations after 2 long weekend drives - (980kms & 1350kms)
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Drove to two different terrains over two consecutive weekends. Wayanad & Hyderabad. My car has completed 26k Kms.

Mileage : Driven sedately between 80-110kms constantly, the mileage returned was 22.9km/l with 5 people on-board, full-luggage and Air-conditioning on. On the Wayanad trip the mileage returned was ~17.xx km/L with lot of hill driving and idling involved (Also with full load and AC)

Engine and pickup : After the synthetic oil usage the engine has become very smooth. I must say the way the car revvs after putting synthetic oil is much different. It shows a totally different character, so much that I turned back to semi-synthetic in favour of economy, but it felt harsh and restraining ended up changing back to full-synth oil. I have been using Shell all along, anyone with a better experience with a different oil ?

Handling : I have done a lot of driving on the hills on a Polo and have driven a old-gen i20 at home. On a scale from old-gen to Polo, the new gen i20 has come a long way from its predecessor and handles much better.

Headlights : Previous night drives were scary. Stock bulbs must be changed if you are looking at night drives on highways. I am using Extreme Vision Plus and they are much better the stock, however I havent compared it with other brands as I find this satisfactory.

A/C : Much better in the new gen i20 when you compare it to the old one. The difference might be also because the one I drive here at diesel. I read that the old-gen petrol models used a smaller compressor.

Steering : I have read so much about the steering not being precise and being light. Fortunately, I didn't feel the same way and I feel it is well calibrated and weighs up well.

Tyres : Mine came with Goodyears.They are excellent on nice highway surface and add to handling, however the profile is not so well suited for Indian conditions. I had suffered a sidewall rupture on a pothole. One of my friends on a long drive suffered a sidewall cut after going over a sharp stone to avoid an oncoming car. You have to be "really" careful with these tyres on rough surfaces. Also, the fact that they are expensive doesn't help the cause. When I changed 1.5 years back, I paid Rs 7600 for a tyre. My friend ended up paying 6200 for Apollo last month. I hope as production of 195/55 R16 goes up the prices come down.

Seats : Front seats are extremely comfortable and nice with bucket arrangement. Rear seats offers better thigh support and feel comfortable during long drives. My mother feels the new gen seats are much better than the old generation.

Glovebox size is much smaller than the previous variant. Hardly enough I would say.
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