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Old 21st March 2008, 21:26   #76
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I see a lot of fans of black color...so am I....but unfortunately I am not taking black since my mother do not approve this because of whatever reason...

hence my 2nd choice is blazing red...or platinum metallic...dealer has to revert back to me with the time required for each of the color basis which I will take the final call !!!

Will surely post the pics...cheers: cheers !!
Yea.. black looks amazing, sharp and a killer with waxing done. Same with my family, blacks are bad luck according to some! hate this

Congrats on your new ride! Please post some pics!
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Old 23rd March 2008, 09:24   #77
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Well...seems like the Aveo top end (option pack) model sells so less in number that dealer is not committing any date of delivery before April.

Which is causing a concern ...for this month Chevy is offering a maintenance plan which covers entire all services and running repairs for next 3 years (or 45K) at the cost of 12500 (prepayment). I don't want to miss out on that. And delivery in the month of April will have that or not is something which dealer is not clear about.
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hey.. when you getting the car.. ya aveo 1.6 option pack is a slow seller but dont worry it will be worth the wait.. whats the status.. ?
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Could you recheck with Chevrolet about the current deal? I seem to remember a Bangalore ToI ad stating that Chevy will bear all routine consumable and service costs for 3 years making fuel your only expense!

As far as I remember, it does NOT need any upfront payment on your part but is a disguised discount on their vehicles.
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Hi Everyone,

Finally I have booked the Aveo 1.6 with the option pack which includes the airbags and ABS. Thanks to all.

Dealer is yet to get back to me with the final delievery date. However, he is saying getting the registration will take another 10-15 days and till that time I will have a temp number. Is this normal?

Please let me know.
Congrats, which color you booked? Share some pictures after you get delivery. Also, it is normal what your dealer said. In Hyderabad, we are allowed to drive around for one month on temp plates and get the registration done. Enjoy!
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Congrats Ashish,

I have moved the review post as a new thread

Aveo 1.6 LT

EDIT: Thread opened on an10's request

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Default Finally the Aveo !!!

Hi Everybody,

Finally I took the delivery of the Aveo yesterday. It just took an hour for us at the showroom since this being a top-end car has everything factory fitted. The car is 1.6 LT (Option Pack) variant and is equipped with ABS, Airbags & other goodies. The total payout (on-road price) for me was 7.6 lacs including the maintenance plan of 12500/- offered by GM. I have also received the parking sensors (yet to be fitted) from the dealer free of charge. The regular variants of Aveo were available through the ready stock and this being a uncommon variant took almost 20 days but probably worth the wait.

Registration process is done and the number will take another 7-10 days.
The initial driving experience was good and did not feel the gear box or the console is problematic and am sure with time I will get use to it.

Finally let me elaborate a bit on the decision making factors mentioned by me in the first post.

Following were the priorities in the preference order
a. Low maintenance cost and ownership costs (including fuel cost)
Why Aveo:
-> The 3 year maintenance plan in which against a pre-payment of 12500/- all your services and running
repairs (obviously with some T&C) are free of cost
-> A warranty of 3 years.
The above should make this a low maintenance car. The added satisfaction of Aveo being a winner in the
Quality deptt (refer JD Power) surely made the Aveo’s case stronger against competition.

b. Hassle free ownership experience – read friendly and trouble free after sales (possibly the car will be with me for 5-6 years)
Why Aveo:
-> The response from the 3 GM dealers was really superb during my car hunting process. Also, since in
Delhi there are a lot of GM dealers the service levels should be good (better than the places where we
have just 1-2 dealers)
-> Also GM has been definitely very aggressive for last few years in launching the new products,
developing the dealer network, trying to address the conception of high maintenance – I expect GM to
improve in the days to come.
-> Finally I keep my fingers crossed

c. Space (family of 4 adults and a kid)
Why Aveo:
-> Definitely as good as the Honda City
d. Driving pleasure & driving convenience
Why Aveo:
-> A compromise & Obviously not the best. I think both the Honda City & Verna are better.

Reason of not choosing the Honda City
? Outdated and bad highway manners
? Overpriced and under equipped
? But no doubt, City has best rear seats, efficiency and ease of driving.
Experience with Honda dealer: Average: promptly sent the car for test drive but absolutely no follow-up after that.

Reason of not choosing the Verna
? bad looking interiors
? A very bad looking music system in the top end because of which I was never considering the top end which was 7.9 with out ABS / Airbag.
? I was looking for Verna Xi with the ABS option and would have surely gone for it if it would have been available. I think Hyundai (and all the companies) should make ABS optional in all the variants. It’s high time that we should stop taking safety equipments as luxury.
? The good part of the Verna was a good driving feel, position and effort-less drive.
Experience with Hyundai Dealer: Bad: None except for Samara Hyundai had Verna petrol available for test drive. And none including Samara Hyundai showed any interest in selling the car. It was really disappointing to note the attitude of the dealers across the town. Even the Sales person at the Samara was more interested in buying my existing car for himself rather than selling me a new car. He made me book the Verna Xi on the false promise of ABS being available in the variant (cancelled it later). Then a half hearted attempt to prove that ABS is useless and then to buy an Accent (??) made me to decide against the Hyundai. I am really finding it difficult to believe the experience which I had with Hyundai. This could be a one off case since Hyundai is doing really well in the Indian market and has a lot of loyal customers. But if this is not a one off case than Hyundai should worry.

Anyway – I am happy as of now with my purchase decision and think at its price Aveo 1.6 (OP) is really a value for money considering the equipments it is loaded with. And I look forward to drive it more and
have fun.

In the end – A BIG thanks to the team-bhp.com and members for helping me out. This not only helped me taking a wise decision but also bought me to a place where I have found a lot of like-minded people who are passionate like me for cars. I look forward to spend more time on the site and gain the status of Bhpian and senior Bhpian !!!

You can view the pic of the car through the link Aveo 1.6 LT in the above post by technocrat.

Cheers !!!

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@Antonov10 - congrats on the buy! Aveo 1.6 LT is indeed a good choice and interior quality and low NVH should make you smile all the time . But 7.6 lacs on road delhi, seems to be a bit high. I heard GM had been very generous with discount on the 1.6 LT. Anyway, happy motoring ahead!

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