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Old 13th February 2016, 19:20   #1471
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Today I went ahead and booked Elite I20 sports white, model 2016 with dual airbags and abs.

Even after putting few dealers against each other I was not able to get any discount. But I am taking insurance from outside.

Only point which needs to be decided is should I go for petrol or diesel. I have vento for highway and this will strictly be city car with limited outings. When I test drive petrol I did not feel that power is too less, it was adequate for simple driving. In fact it will mostly be driven by wife.

My monthly running is going to be around 500-700 kms and not more than that. So head is saying go with petrol. CRDi is costing me 1.3L more.
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Today I went ahead and booked Elite I20 sports white, model 2016 with dual airbags and abs.

My monthly running is going to be around 500-700 kms and not more than that. So head is saying go with petrol. CRDi is costing me 1.3L more.
Hey karansm4u, first off congrats on your latest pick and it sure's hell one of the best in the market out there

Personally, I have started loving the diesel motor ever since I picked up the GT, though I was always a petrol guy. The turbo, torque, FE are some vital factors which have made me let go of NVH.

Coming to your confusion, here are my 2 cents:

1. Petrol logically makes more sense for your kind of running. But the 1.4 CRDi from Hyundai is a gem and it offers something that most of the other diesel engines in the market lack, refinement and a top class NVH. So even a lady driver will feel at home in a Hyundai CRDi car because of its superior FE, refinement, NVH, light clutch, light steering, etc. If you are the one who is looking at keeping the car for a long time, CRDi is the way to go.

2. If the Petrol is your choice of engine, I think you must consider Jazz or Baleno. My neighbour recently picked up Jazz AT which comes with paddle shifters as well, makes life so easy for city commutes. Even Baleno is offered in AT and gives a similar ease. If your monthly running is really that low, why not add some ease and comfort into your motoring

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Dear Bhpians i am unable to understand the ACC of the Ei20, actually i want to know is there a permanent way to keep the ventilation always off i.e. not letting outside air in the cabin. Everytime i start the vehicle i have to power on the ventilation button even when the AC is off. I just want the car to remember that i do not want outside air in the cabin regardless of whether ac is on or off, eagerly looking for any solution to it. Pls help.
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Dear Bhpians i am unable to understand the ACC of the Ei20, actually i want to know is there a permanent way to keep the ventilation always off i.e. not letting outside air in the cabin. Everytime i start the vehicle i have to power on the ventilation button even when the AC is off. I just want the car to remember that i do not want outside air in the cabin regardless of whether ac is on or off, eagerly looking for any solution to it. Pls help.
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There is no solution to it. You have to do it manually each time you start the Air Conditioner in ACC mode in the elite i20.
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1. Petrol logically makes more sense for your kind of running. But the 1.4 CRDi from Hyundai is a gem.... If you are the one who is looking at keeping the car for a long time, CRDi is the way to go.

2. If the Petrol is your choice of engine, I think you must consider Jazz or Baleno. My neighbour recently picked up Jazz AT which comes with paddle shifters as well, makes life so easy for city commutes. Even Baleno is offered in AT and gives a similar ease. If your monthly running is really that low, why not add some ease and comfort into your motoring
1. I always plan to keep the car for long. In this case i am hoping I20 can give me 10+ years of peaceful ownership experience
I would love to go with CRDi but somehow i know i will never recover the initial cost. My vento which is 5.5 year old has completed 50K now and It was the single car for city + highways + trips. Now we will have 2 cars so running of I20 will be even lesser.

I am still tempted but head says NO every time
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I am posting this query on behalf of a friend who owns an i20 CRDI asta. Apparently, my friend was driving at around 100kph and he had to brake to slow down due to traffic.The brake did not work at all. Using combination of handbrake and shifting to lower gears he managed to stop the car. There were no errors shown on dash before this incident happened.

When the car was taken to service station a fault was shown on obd- frequency error (I am assuming this is wheel speed frequency sensor error). The service center (DSC hyundai chennai)just cleared the fault with comment these things happen with ABS!!!

My friend has lost confidence in his car and is considering selling it. My question is- Had anyone else experienced such a issue? Considering the safety aspect- is the fix for this something which is sureshot or "maybe it might work"
He is also thinking about legal action but does not want to go through hassle unnecessarily.

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There were no errors shown on dash before this incident happened.

When the car was taken to service station a fault was shown on obd- frequency error (I am assuming this is wheel speed frequency sensor error). The service center (DSC hyundai chennai)just cleared the fault with comment these things happen with ABS!!!

My friend has lost confidence in his car and is considering selling it. My question is- Had anyone else experienced such a issue? Considering the safety aspect- is the fix for this something which is sureshot or "maybe it might work"
He is also thinking about legal action but does not want to go through hassle unnecessarily.
Before legal options, your friend should at least escalate this with Hyundai. Like send them a written complaint to get the root cause identified. Bad on the dealer's part to just clear the error without even trying to identify the cause. If there was an error, at least the ABS light should have come on - Hyundai should answer why it did not.
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Before legal options, your friend should at least escalate this with Hyundai. Like send them a written complaint to get the root cause identified. Bad on the dealer's part to just clear the error without even trying to identify the cause. If there was an error, at least the ABS light should have come on - Hyundai should answer why it did not.
That's what I advised him. But he doesn't trust hyundai anymore due to another incident involving turbo going bust- the guys from hyundai almost swore there was absolutely no problem when there was one ( I was part of one of those meetings). They bactracked and replaced turbo after zillions of mails.

The reason I posted this is to get a opinion outside of hyundai.
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I noticed that the 2016 I20 now only has 1 charging port in the dash, while there were 2 earlier.

Anyone noticed any other cost cutting and omissions?
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I noticed that the 2016 I20 now only has 1 charging port in the dash, while there were 2 earlier.
It's not an omission in 2016 model. Some features were removed in mid 2015 itself. Ticket holder, leather wrapped steering wheel & vanity mirror were also among them, even though some omissions were limited to lower variants
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In Elite i20 Asta Variant, Is there anyway to turn on only the parking lights and the Fog lamps? I've tried many options, Couldn't get success.

p.s: I don't want to get into the debate of actual usage of fog lamps.
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In Elite i20 Asta Variant, Is there anyway to turn on only the parking lights and the Fog lamps? I've tried many options, Couldn't get success.

p.s: I don't want to get into the debate of actual usage of fog lamps.
Turn the switch to level 2 on the stalk and flick the fog lamp switch

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There is no solution to it. You have to do it manually each time you start the Air Conditioner in ACC mode in the elite i20.
How come it resets itself? Mine always stays in indoor mode(blue light).
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Old 17th February 2016, 05:07   #1484
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How come it resets itself? Mine always stays in indoor mode(blue light).
Mine is usually at 24 degrees when it behaves the way I mentioned. But, if I select much lower tempratures in the range of 18-22 degrees, the ACC prefers to keep the intercooling mode ON. Location also plays a major role (Navi Mumbai)

Problem occurs when your comfort ACC temp is the same temp where the ACC tries to take stock of all factors affecting it and do things on its own.
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Guys, is there a way to play videos while driving in the new AVN of I20?
Hi nitin,
Yes, you can play videos on the AVN screen of I20 using USB drive. Cheers !!
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