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Old 4th October 2017, 00:28   #2341
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I just noticed one issue, when I am shifting gears, I can feel and hear the gear lever shift (Metallic Sound).






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Coming to the noise, I do not think I have ever noticed such a metallic noise on shifting gears in my petrol version. There is this very slight thud noise when the gear is engaged, but I did not find it metallic.
I just checked it while returning from office. The shifting is super silent. Not even the slight thud I mentioned earlier.
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From looking at Petrol cars below 10 lacs to a diesel elite, thats cool.
All I would like to say is you made a great choice. Elite i20 had everything you wanted except a decent punch in the Petrol model. You overcame that by going in for the diesel, which is the popular choice.

Coming to the noise, I do not think I have ever noticed such a metallic noise on shifting gears in my petrol version. There is this very slight thud noise when the gear is engaged, but I did not find it metallic.
Thank you. I wasn't interested in the Diesel model at all, but once I TD'ed it, then there was no going back

Yes, the noise is more of a slight thud and it is not metallic. Since I was recollecting it from my memory, I felt it was more metallic.

I have couple of queries, can someone help me with it?

1. The car has done 800 kms. I am going to my native on Saturday which might cover around 1000 kms, Can I do my first service before that at 800 kms? Should I change the engine oil in the first service?
2. Is there a way to turn off the engine without turning off the ICE?
3. Can I open the boot door from the inside?
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3893546 (Hyundai Elite i20 : Official Review)

Referring to an earlier post, It is not clear whether Elite I20 ABS includes EBD too. Specification of Elite i20 says ABS alone.

http://www.hyundai.com/in/en/Showroo...PIP/index.html

whereas the older post shows a snapshot of Creta specifications that shows ABS with EBD. I doubt highly if EBD is present.

Yes. I too beg to defer in case of EBD.
For the premium cars from Hyundai stable (Creta, Elantra & Tucson) they have clearly mentioned EBD in the feature list. But for cars up to Verna, only ABS is mentioned.
So clearly, the canny Hyundai management were probably able to read the customer's mindset and found a good way to cut cost by omitting EBD, as they guessed correctly that many Indian will overlook this and will be satisfied seeing presence of ABS.
One more cost cutting example is the single reverse light. How much it would have cost? Rs 50 for bulb, 30 for wiring and 20 for assembly? Hardly Rs. 100 per car. But that would amount to Rs. 10 lakhs extra profit per month, considering 10,000 i20 sales every month.
Salute to Hyundai Management. They really know how to maximize the profit.
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One more cost cutting example is the single reverse light. How much it would have cost? Rs 50 for bulb, 30 for wiring and 20 for assembly? Hardly Rs. 100 per car. But that would amount to Rs. 10 lakhs extra profit per month, considering 10,000 i20 sales every month.
Salute to Hyundai Management. They really know how to maximize the profit.
Single reverse light has been the de facto standard in most of the car manufacturers from Western countries. Of late, Hyundai is trying to match up with European car manufacturers in terms of quality, pricing, etc. Though the driving dynamics are nowhere near the European cars, they are still trying their best to reach there. My assumption, they are trying to mimic the best practices of manufacturers in Western countries and the adoption of single reverse light is one of them. If I am not wrong, Hyundai started fitting single reverse lights even on the facelifted i20 even before the introduction of elite i20.

P.S. I am one of them who dislikes the concept of single reverse light. I own a Fiat Punto and a Ford Aspire and I would say Aspire's dual reverse lights are any day better than the Punto's single fitment.
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My understanding is that single reverse light is due to the other one being fog lamp.
I remember Sx4 also used to have it this way, so it is not manufacturer.
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My understanding is that single reverse light is due to the other one being fog lamp.
I remember Sx4 also used to have it this way, so it is not manufacturer.
Yes, you are right. But the point here is not about the rear fog lamps. Manufacturers can still have dual reverse lights and place the rear fog lamps elsewhere (may be in the same tail lamp cluster or in the rear bumper). This way, we can have both the reverse lamps and the rear fog lamps. I don't know if there is a reason why many manufacturers follow the style of single reverse lamp.
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But in my view not for nothing 4 wheelers are given lamps in doubles - right from headlights, fog lamps, back lights, reflectors etc, all put in both the lateral extremeties of cars. They difinitely serve basic safety purpose.
Everybody knows the danger of a 4 wheeler with only one headlight on, coming from opposite side at night.

The reversing light may not be as important as the headlights, but still it is always better in doubles. In these days when reversing camera is becoming common for aiding the driver, reducing a reversing lamp does not make sensr. Manufacturers should not treat 4 wheelers as 2 wheelers.

If it goes like this, one day will come when 4 wheelers will be having a single headlight at the center and 2 reflectors on the lateral sides !!!!!
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Hi,
Was returning from Lepakshi yesterday and noticed a hairline kind of crack on the passenger side of the windshield!!

Seems a stone impact at the spot where the passenger side wiper rests, and from where the crack spread, I think the stone impact might have happened a few days back but the cracking most likely happened in the parking of the temple under the sun.

Checked with Advaith Hyundai ORR seems it will cost 10k and take 2 days as being find under insurance.

Wonder what will happen to the Hyundai fitted RFID, ironically it was my first trip after fixing Fastag :( now need to get it replaced as well!

Any idea how much is the cost for extended warranty renewal, my car now steps into its 4 th year!

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But in my view not for nothing 4 wheelers are given lamps in doubles - right from headlights, fog lamps, back lights, reflectors etc, all put in both the lateral extremeties of cars. They difinitely serve basic safety purpose.
Everybody knows the danger of a 4 wheeler with only one headlight on, coming from opposite side at night.

The reversing light may not be as important as the headlights, but still it is always better in doubles. In these days when reversing camera is becoming common for aiding the driver, reducing a reversing lamp does not make sensr. Manufacturers should not treat 4 wheelers as 2 wheelers.

If it goes like this, one day will come when 4 wheelers will be having a single headlight at the center and 2 reflectors on the lateral sides !!!!!
Firstly, a Reverse Fog Lamp is something we need in this Country since we are obsessed with turning on our Hazard Lights during Fog and/or Rain. Secondly, this is not a new thing, our 2006 Honda ZXi VtEC had the same, i'm sure some other cars must have had it from before.
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Was returning from Lepakshi yesterday and noticed a hairline kind of crack on the passenger side of the windshield!!



Any idea how much is the cost for extended warranty renewal, my car now steps into its 4 th year!



Sad to hear that Shailesh, mine had few stone hits and my biggest fear has been the same.

I just extended the warranty - it costs 12660/- for the fourth year. Would highly recommend getting it done after seeing the various problems I saw in my car and more so in the last one year.

Cheers.
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The past few threads talk of tiny niggles/issues. is the new gen i20 not ageing well? I plan to buy one, hence the question.
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Would highly recommend getting it done after seeing the various problems I saw in my car and more so in the last one year.

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Can you share the various problems you faced ?
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Can you share the various problems you faced ?
No major issues faced till now. However, there were small niggles here and there. They were looked promptly by the service staff and things replaced under warranty.

Here are the things that got replaced in 3 years of ownership
1) Bushes - got worn out - could hear sound over rough patch of roads.
2) Lower arm - Bush was cut resulted in creaking sound while passing over speed humps. Partly the bad state of roads.
3) Idler & Tensioner pulley - the pulley turned defective leading to extra "karr-karr" sound during idling.
4) A/C - Thermistor replaced but problem still not fixed - still being looked at as it is intermittent and not always present. Symptom was the formation of ice in the AC pipes not allowing air from the AC vents.
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Sad to hear that Shailesh, mine had few stone hits and my biggest fear has been the same.

I just extended the warranty - it costs 12660/- for the fourth year. Would highly recommend getting it done after seeing the various problems I saw in my car and more so in the last one year.

Cheers.
Got the windshield changed, total cost was around 8500, I had to pay around 1700. Nice job done by Advaith ORR, but they made two very small nicks one on each bumper, they have promised to paint it the next time I go there.
There were some black residue marks on the ORVM's and the doors as well, which were cleaned after I pointed them out.
Because of the windshield change, I am stuck without fastag as of now.
The labour cost alone of the job was around 3500!
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Hi all,
My colleague owns an i20 diesel and is complaining of brake issues. He says at times while applying brakes, he feels the brakes to be very hard and can't stop the car. He is a very sedate driver and the service centre has no solutions. I read few had encountered the same problem, did any of you find a solution for this problem?
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