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Old 25th September 2011, 11:26   #16
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The Sunroof

One of the reasons I bought the Asta model was because a factory installed sunroof was provided. I kind of regret this now. After reading the various issues and problems that can come up with having a sunroof and the danger of anything like a coconut falling on the glass, I probably shouldn’t have gone for it. Also, now I see that because of the dust and grime, it will never be open anyway. I do open it once or twice a week only the run the sunroof motor.

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Do not regret on the sunroof decision. It is definetely not a problem and there are no issues. Imagine a coconut falling on your windscreen or rear glass and the same is the risk with the sunroof. It is a good feature and you can use it when there is no dust probably on a day when it has rained or on your trip to a hill station or so.

I have been using my i20 with sunroof for the past 26 months and my car is always parked on the road with heavy traffic and till date I have not had any issues. The sunroof still works well and is in perfect condition.
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@CrazyDriver: My Swift Zxi did not have the integrated stereo, steering audio controls, or even the clock that now comes with all Swift variants. I had initially thought of picking up the current Swift , but the i10 Next Gen came out before the Swift was launched.
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@Patil - well my fear was more because of the very few numbers of this variant around, if something happens to the sunroof, it will be extremely expensive (would probably warrant a replacement) and the part would be difficult to get. If one breaks a windshield or a rear glass, these are much easier to source and get replaced. In my opinion, replacement or even repair of a motorized sunroof requires more more expertise, which I guess most mechanics in Hyundai A.S.S do not have, because they would probably not have had the experience of working on one.
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Congrats on the AT, motorguy.

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Swift ZXi didnt have integrated stereo?
The initial ones did not. Our 2007-ZXi has no integrated stereo - so obviously steering-control for stereo is out. But what I miss the most in it is the K12 engine.

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My Swift Zxi did not have the integrated stereo, steering audio controls, or even the clock that now comes with all Swift variants.
Ours has a clock - not sure if it was bought extra or came with the car.
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Congrats on the AT, motorguy.

The initial ones did not. Our 2007-ZXi has no integrated stereo - so obviously steering-control for stereo is out. But what I miss the most in it is the K12 engine.

Ours has a clock - not sure if it was bought extra or came with the car.
Actually, if you really analyze, the old Zxi's were basically like the Vxis, except for the alloy wheels, auto climate control, and ABS (variants of the Vxi also had ABS, though).

I put in a clock which was not unlike the ones being factory installed on all variants except Lxi and Ldi. The clock however is of poor quality, and the person who installed it broke the clock frame twice - that's why dealers at that time, were quite apprehensive of installing the after market clock. Oh - also the clock backlight was of bad quality and would fade after a few months. Of course, the clocks that are factory installed nowadays are of good quality.
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I tried to check with Hyundai on the FE . They keep saying they will scan the engine and supposedly they do during the service intervals. But at the end, the reply is always that there is nothing wrong. When I ask to see the scanning results, they try to avoid it, saying its their policy that no customer is allowed in the repair area and to talk to mechanics (one can only talk to service advisors, quite a few of which do not really know anything substantial, except to be polite to the customer). I drive only about 50 km a week to the supermarket and once in a way a long trip (use an Activa during my daily runs) so it isn't too much of a bother right now. But its the thought that lots of things (including fishy stuff) can happen within the confines of a service center that really bothers me.
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Not sure why your highway mileage is so low. My santro AT gives mileage of 15-16 kmpl in highways, My ANHC AT gives mileage of 16 - 20 kmpl in highways. i10 being same family of santro gear box should atleast give 15 kmpl.
Even my i10 AT with upsized tires gives a FE of 14-16 on Highways. For the office commute (car is never above 2nd gear) its just about 10 and on Ring Roads or when driving to Airport i get 12-14.

I guess being gentle with the pedal is the trick for a decent FE in i10.
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@shubhamAT - Will try your suggestion and be gentle on the pedal with her.
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@motorguy, congrats. I have an identical car, white Asta A/T and I gotta agree on the 2 negative points...poor FE and joyless feel from the transmission once the road opens up.

However, the sunroof can definetly be enjoyed late nights when the weather is cooler and traffic has subsided.
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@motorguy: On more thing, whenever you have to briefly stop at a signal shift to N and use handbrake. I am sure you do this but just in case.
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Great to own an AT car, esp here in bangalore. Congrats.

Dont worry too much about FE. I have the manual i10 (kappa1) and it gives me "only" 12 (13 if I use AC too less). Even if you drive lets say 1000 KM per month, its at max a difference of 2k. Thats not much to pay for comforts of an auto. i10 isint a very comfy car to drive, esp in a city like Bangalore where theres too much of unorganized and disoriented traffic. Enjoy the AT and forget the FE man.
My next car is also going to be an AT, this is for sure. How I regret now, I passed on a chance to own the NHC AT (brand new) that was being offered to me for 7.8 on road (with Delhi registration, this was 2 years back when I was in Delhi).
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Congrats on your purchase motorguy. Its one of the best hatches available in India today. The interior quality is top notch. Any color goes very well with this car. And white is surely stunning.

Wish you many more happy miles with it. Drive safe.

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What I didnít like

- the pricing which was almost like a current Honda City price (Rs.7.2 L on road)
- despite being the highest end model, no alloy wheels
- severely undertired which makes highway driving somewhat of a pain

And you rightly mentioned the sore points. I am surprised that even the top end model doesnt get alloys and the OTR price, in Bangalore is 7.2 lakhs!

And the severely under tired tires are a real pain, not just on the highways but also in the cities. It just doesnt take the bad roads, potholes and humps with ease. And Hyundai says that the warranty would be void if a tire upgrade is done!
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@joslicx - thanks . The car is very comfortable to drive in traffic. When people say auto AT suck on an open road, I think of all the cars I have driven on US freeways with auto trannies. Very comfortable and easy. So, I guess, finally its each one's preference finally.

@flyingkolors - thanks for the compliment - are you sure about the tire upgrade? At one end, if you upsize and buy from the dealer, its seems to be ok, but if you go out and buy the tires from a tire specialist, your warranty goes void? - Were you able to confirm this? If this is indeed true, Hyundai is really trying to take us for a ride.
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Congrats for the i10. The cost seems to be on a higher side, however, since the car comes loaded with all the best & whistles, the same could be justified.
It looks elegant in white. And regarding your swift, IMO '10 Swifts did have steering mounted audio controls. Why yours are devoid of the same is really queer.
Anyways, happy city cruising with the i.
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@Utopian - you are right. I think this was the 2009 model, not 2010 (apologies for that ). The reason I was thinking it was 2010 was because it was delivered sometime during the last days of December which would make it a 2009.
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