Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th April 2011, 11:58   #1801
BHPian
 
salbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore, Kochi
Posts: 492
Thanked: 159 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortis View Post
Oxyzen thanks a lot for 10K report.
I am planning on adding a Beat LT to the stable and was wondering if any more of you guys could give some long term reports since its been more than a year since the Beat launched and I noticed that some of you guys bought Beats early on. Thanks !
Good to hear that you are planning for Beat LT.
Consider LT(O) if your budget permits.
If you are not in a hurry, then wait for the Diesel Beat.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortis View Post
I was also looking at other long term ownership reports as there were quite a few Beat owners on here but they seem to have disappeared.
Have a look at my initial ownership thread also
salbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2011, 16:44   #1802
BHPian
 
sajjt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cochin
Posts: 504
Thanked: 96 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by salbin View Post
Good to hear that you are planning for Beat LT.
Consider LT(O) if your budget permits.
If you are not in a hurry, then wait for the Diesel Beat.


Have a look at my initial ownership thread also
Yes its worth to wait for the Diesel, heard that pricing will be around 5L Ex Shw. and surely it will be a mile eater with the 4 pot 1litre diesel (57BHP/145.2 NM)with a decent FE of 21kpl approx

Overall its a good family car if can compromise with the boot space and limited thigh support for rear seats. Not to mention, very low hung placed front bumber scrapes almost every road dips if you don't drive carefully. I haven't seen any of the owners have mentioned about this. My front bumper bottom is almost scrapped fully (may be my careless driving) but it placed too low for our road conditions.

Last edited by sajjt : 6th April 2011 at 16:47.
sajjt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2011, 19:29   #1803
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 616
Thanked: 285 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Nah, already got a 3 yr old Diesel Swift so Im planning on going for a petrol car. Unless the Diesel version of the Beat is something really special, Im sticking to petrol.

Oh and for those wondering the Moroccan Blue has definitely been discontinued. I asked two different dealers why and they both didnt answer and just started telling me what other colour option were there
Mortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2011, 20:19   #1804
BHPian
 
Mr.Beat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 313
Thanked: 106 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

@ Mortis

What exactly are you looking out for in the reports? If you have any specific questions feel free to ask them here and we would definetly help you out.
Mr.Beat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2011, 22:28   #1805
BHPian
 
AutoNoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NCR
Posts: 206
Thanked: 194 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mortis View Post
Oh and for those wondering the Moroccan Blue has definitely been discontinued. I asked two different dealers why and they both didnt answer and just started telling me what other colour option were there
If you are really interested in Moroccan Blue, I can confirm this from a known one in the Beat project at Talegaon. Here in Chennai, I got to know from Sundaram Motors that now the maximum bookings are for Sand Drift Grey. I also got SD Grey and you may assume this as a marketing campaign for this colour.
AutoNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2011, 17:34   #1806
BHPian
 
AutoNoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NCR
Posts: 206
Thanked: 194 Times
Exclamation Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Just came across a thread regarding lock code of HU.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...-titanium.html

Does the Beat stock HU too has such a code. I peeled off the 4 digit sticker pasted on the HU and I dont remember the numbers.
AutoNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2011, 17:42   #1807
BHPian
 
Daewood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 943
Thanked: 222 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by AutoNoob View Post
Does the Beat stock HU too has such a code. I peeled off the 4 digit sticker pasted on the HU and I dont remember the numbers.
Even i did the same.
Would it initially have a common lock code like 1234 or 0000?
Daewood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2011, 18:32   #1808
BHPian
 
informmaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Banglore/Madras
Posts: 215
Thanked: 33 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by sajjt View Post
Yes its worth to wait for the Diesel, heard that pricing will be around 5L Ex Shw. and surely it will be a mile eater with the 4 pot 1litre diesel (57BHP/145.2 NM)with a decent FE of 21kpl approx
Are you sure that it's a 4 pot? I heard it's a 3 pot 1L engine.. but heard that vehicle performance in testing is good..everything depends once its on road..
informmaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2011, 21:58   #1809
BHPian
 
sajjt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cochin
Posts: 504
Thanked: 96 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by informmaha View Post
Are you sure that it's a 4 pot? I heard it's a 3 pot 1L engine.. but heard that vehicle performance in testing is good..everything depends once its on road..
This is my source of information.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel Specifications | Specs of Chevrolet Beat Diesel | Beat Diesel 1L Specification | Vicky.in
sajjt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 08:17   #1810
BHPian
 
rsramkee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: chennai
Posts: 52
Thanked: Once
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daewood View Post
Even i did the same.
Would it initially have a common lock code like 1234 or 0000?
Every system has a unique code and I did not even know about this. I panicked initially because I too peeled off the sticker without noting down the number.

But then, Team-BHP has saved me. I took pictures of my HU before I took off the sticker to post it in my initial ownership report and one of them has the 4 digit code. TBHP to you
rsramkee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 08:33   #1811
BHPian
 
AutoNoob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NCR
Posts: 206
Thanked: 194 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsramkee View Post
I took pictures of my HU before I took off the sticker to post it in my initial ownership report and one of them has the 4 digit code.
You saved me of troubles rsramkee, after reading your post I remembered that my cousin had taken some pictures of interiors the day my Beat came (he was fascinated by the Blue lighting). Checked those pics and found the code number. Thanks to you (and my cousin).
AutoNoob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 08:43   #1812
BHPian
 
salbin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bangalore, Kochi
Posts: 492
Thanked: 159 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by informmaha View Post
Are you sure that it's a 4 pot? I heard it's a 3 pot 1L engine.. but heard that vehicle performance in testing is good..everything depends once its on road..
AFAIK, it is a 3 pot developed from the Fiat 1.3 multijet engine (by reducing one cylinder)
Definitely it will be a game changer for GM.
There is a separate thread in TBHP regarding this:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...s-details.html
salbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 11:32   #1813
BHPian
 
Daewood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 943
Thanked: 222 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsramkee View Post
I took pictures of my HU before I took off the sticker to post it in my initial ownership report
I'm yet to take any interior Pics of my Beat..
Hey ramkee, i had asked a doubt regarding RC papers in your thread.
If you find time plz clarify it.
Daewood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 14:50   #1814
Senior - BHPian
 
thedreamcatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 1,206
Thanked: 61 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Hi All. I recently bought the 4 Gen IPod Touch and when I connected it via the USB port, the HU did not detect it. Has anyone faced this issue and whats the take on this
thedreamcatcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th April 2011, 23:58   #1815
Newbie
 
LedZep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 15
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by thedreamcatcher View Post
Hi All. I recently bought the 4 Gen IPod Touch and when I connected it via the USB port, the HU did not detect it. Has anyone faced this issue and whats the take on this
I do not have an Ipod so have not tried it but the information I have is the Ipod will not work through USB in the HU of the Beat. It will work through the AUX cable.
LedZep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chevrolet Beat TCDI Diesel : Test Drive & Review GTO Official New Car Reviews 693 30th December 2016 12:52


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:11.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks