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Old 14th October 2011, 23:39   #91
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Found out that the top end Sports version costs Rs.443505 on road in chennai. The break up is as follows:
Ex-showroom: 382032
Insurance: 13473
Registration and tax: 48000
On road: 443505

4.5L for a 800cc 3-pot engine! I'd rather plonk in another 1.5L and get a top end A+ segment car or entry level sedan like the Nissan Sunny!?! What do you think? I need your help in making this decision.
Exactly my point! Once the OTR crosses 4 for a 800CC car most people will think of moving a segment higher. But the real advantage is the FE quoted for Eon. Considering the fuel prices, 21kmpl is really tempting, but as I may not clock more than 750 KMS a month, EON's pricing is a let down, and have to look for other options now.
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I remember buying our matiz SP for approx 4.4L OTR Delhi in May 2000.
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Here is a basic price comparison Alto and Eon


version non ac - Maruti std - 2.39 Hyundai Eon Dlite - 2.69 adv price maruti everthing else hyundai

version ac - Maruti Lx - 2.71 Hyundai Eon Dlite (o) - 2.92 adv price maruti everthing else hyundai

version ac, power steering- Maruti Alto Lxi - 2.88 Hyundai Eon Era - 3.12 adv price maruti everthing else hyundai

version - Maruti Alto K10 lxi - 3.12 Hyundai Eon Magna - 3.36 adv power maruti everthing else hyundai. The price does not matter as feature list is v good. basically offsets the increased cost

version - Maruti Alto K10 vxi - 3.25 Hyundai Eon Magna (o) - 3.49 adv power maruti everthing else hyundai the price does not matter as feature list is v good. basically offsets the increased cost

Hyundai Eon Sports - 3.74

All prices ex showroom - Delhi

Eon will eat into sale of alto. Price is a very imp factor in this segment. But then we had thought that price is matter in all small car segment and look what swift has done it has broken all records and can have sales of 18000 per month. thats a 5-7 lakhs car... It maybe wont reach a figure of 20k per month but it does eat a large share Alto, specially as few would not mind to pay for feature and looks little bit more.

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Here is a basic price comparison Alto and Eon

Eon will eat into sale of alto. Price is a very imp factor in this segment. But then we had thought that price is matter in all small car segment and look what swift has done it has broken all records and can have sales of 18000 per month. thats a 5-7 lakhs car... It maybe wont reach a figure of 20k per month but it does eat a large share Alto, specially as few would not mind to pay for feature and looks little bit more.
Thanks, that was a good comparo. I honestly feel the Eon will do well for the interiors alone, esp the Sportz variant. Like the i10 does so well, I think mainly because of the interiors.

For E.g. My brother checked it out when he was deciding on his car, and was bowled over by the i10s interiors.
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Here is the story so far

You fall in love with a gorgeous lady, too anxious, too excited that you cannot but say wow, every time you see her next door. Her charm made you not to wait even for a friendly smile from her. So when you saw an ad, to make her all yours, you didnt wait a minute to rush out.Being first, the engagement was fixed, no questions asked, but on a condition that you could talk to her only on the dee day, that was the only condition. More than acceptable.. The day you waited for finally arrived. You saw her in her beautiful bridal dress, so heavenly that you told yourself. Oh God ..how lucky I am!!!.
I called her eagerly by her sweet name... eeyoooo.........She opened her mouth to reply me back.. But alas!!! nothing coming out.. She is dumb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now back to real world...
Went for test-drive of EON today with my wifey. Every one whom we met at the dealership was too hapy to greet us, being the first customer who booked eon there. Living nearby a satellite hub of the main dealership, the TD was arranged there. the available TD vehicle was taken outside, so we had to wait. The staff was willing to give us the showroom piece itself for TD, since the other vehicle was getting late. I thanked them for the courtesy, and told i will wait. So finally it came, a silver coloured era model.

Since the interior, exterior and fit and finish was already discussed many a times by most here and that I too don't have any difference of opinion, no need to re invent the wheel. So far so good. Exceeding my expectations.. Now only thing to find out is how she behaves on the road.

Cranked the engine , shifted gear, floored the accelerator. She started moving with a wild jerk, not bad for an 800 cc 3 cylinder car. Once on the move, met with heavy traffic and on plain roads itself, felt like the gas getting empty all of a sudden.Such was the jerking, that I had to downshit quiet often. I did felt some judder, which i havent felt in any brand nw car i drove. Once when i got in to a sub road, away from main road noise, i heard some squeal from under . Yes, like the silencer plate is rubbing at something. There was much vibrations from here and there moving through rough road.

I checked with the accompanying executive. The answer was brave. The fuel was low and NO PDI done yet. All these noises and vibrations will go off on after PDI, which will be done before delivery, was his reply. It was difficult for me to believe that a brand new car need to be tuned at dealer to adjust the engine performance. On the way back I sat on the back seat making the executive drive. Felt like getting tossed up an uneven roads with noises coming in from here and there. I was not happy nor ready to accept eon will behave so , much different from what's heard and hyped. So i asked for a TD on sportz version which i booked for. I got this vehicle ready 1 hr later at the main dealership.

Did a short TD only this time. The suspension felt better than in era I drove earlier .The jerking at lower gear was present on this one also. The power delivery was never linear. Low end torque was too low and with ac on ,there was judder, the car was struggling to move in 2nd gear with 3 persons inside, at slow traffic. But on open stretch on 3rd gear it was much better. I was not allowed to take the car further suggesting that the registration board is still getting prepared .

Overall I didn't feel the pep I expected and herd from reviews. On the positive side breaking was good and felt crisp. Handling was much better than in Era, may be due to 13inchers instead of 12" on lower model. Needless to say, I was not happy with the way TD went.

Just after the TD, the executive, who was following up my booking, called me up to inform the onroad price at Trivandrum. I was told yesterday that it will be less than delhi ex-showroom price, but i felt like another nail to my expectations when he told the amount. - 4.14 lakhs on road. I was shocked and expressed it. He too conveyed that it was more than what they expected. I shared my TD experience with him. He too accepted that there was some problem with the performance when he drove, and suspects some tuning issues which can be resolved after contacting hyundai.

What I felt really, the storyabove sums up it all. I am in a dilemma. Go for 4+lkhs 800 cc, a gorgeous beauty, but much frugal in performance compared to my good old alto or move up class to diesel spending little more.
My reasons for eager wait of eon was due to 3 things-
1) A very stylish updated hot hatch .
2) Good milege at affordable price without compromise in quality.Though the running was borderline to jump for a diesel, I felt < 3.75 lakhs with 20 FE will settle the account with no loss for a 4 yr period, rather than going for 6.5 lkhs + diesel for the same period.
3) Better performance and ride compared to the existing alto.

After the TD, I feel like, I have to rethink becuse of options 2 and 3.
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TomCyatz, thanks for sharing your experience. Good to see an impression which is not singing songs of Eon but actually talks truth. I take that your Alto (assuming 800cc) has much smoother engine than Eon.

As for poor ride over broken road, it was expected since all Hyundai's have same ride quality over poor roads.

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The suspension felt better than in era I drove earlier.
Now this is interesting. People always talk about possible discrimination among models of a car.

As for mileage, please don't trust Eon blindly. Hyundai's are not known to deliver consistent mileage. Your Alto is probably gives higher mileage than Eon (800cc or K10).

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After the TD, I feel like, I have to rethink becuse of options 2 and 3.
Important observations that you made for many prospective buyers including me. I was looking forward to eon as my 2nd low running car for my wife but these points have seriously forced me to rethink about it. I guess i should take a test drive shortly myself and then reach to a conclusion.
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What if Maruthi decides to drop 50K off of the selling price of Alto. . Now back to reality, the eon will be a great choice for a second car for me as well.

But i need an automatic version. Still i10 my only other option.

Why cant they bring in a 3 Speed automatic in this segment?
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TomCyatz, thanks for sharing your experience. Good to see an impression which is not singing songs of Eon but actually talks truth. I take that your Alto (assuming 800cc) has much smoother engine than Eon.
I was all in praise for eon until my TD. For a first time buyer, if he dosen't care about the price and performance, it makes a good buy. For those who already own a car, and looking for a second one or as a replacement, the feel good factor is less when it comes to refinement in drive train and ride ( based on my TD). I am no expert and donno whether its a premature comment, but feel a highly tuned kappa engine would have made things different( like what honda did for brio).

Expecting eon, i sold off my alto last week , since i got a fair resale value, considering the daily dropping prices on second hand petrol cars.
Now I am burning my head about what to do next.

I am considering TD one more time at a diferent dealer, before I make a final decison.
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Pricing is a big let down. I was also looking for a small car for my wife and using my contacts at a Hyundai dealer here, I had a chance to see and take a small TD within dealer premises 2 weeks before the launch. Though the interiors were good for the price, the oscillations of the gear lever the moment I cranked the engine really suprised me. The SA attributed that as a characteristic of 3 pot engines. The SA had assured that the on-road price for Sportz would be within 3.8L in Trivandrum.
But at a price tag of 4.14L, I really doubt if I would go for the EON. i10 Magna is available at 4.4L after October discounts and i10 Sportz is avaiable at 4.74L on road in Trivandrum. Yes, there might be goodies missing but with a minimal additional spend, I get the assurance of a proven engine, better quality interiors etc.
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Pricing is a big let down. I was also looking for a small car for my wife and using my contacts at a Hyundai dealer here, I had a chance to see and take a small TD within dealer premises 2 weeks before the launch. Though the interiors were good for the price, the oscillations of the gear lever the moment I cranked the engine really suprised me. The SA attributed that as a characteristic of 3 pot engines. The SA had assured that the on-road price for Sportz would be within 3.8L in Trivandrum.
But at a price tag of 4.14L, I really doubt if I would go for the EON. It's priced at par with i10 iRDE Era version. i10 1.2 Magna is available at 4.4L after October discounts and i10 1.2 Sportz is avaiable at 4.74L on road in Trivandrum. Yes, there might be goodies missing but with a minimal additional spend, I get the assurance of a proven engine, better quality interiors etc.
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What if Maruthi decides to drop 50K off of the selling price of Alto. . Now back to reality, the eon will be a great choice for a second car for me as well.

But i need an automatic version. Still i10 my only other option.

Why cant they bring in a 3 Speed automatic in this segment?


"Three Cylinder automatic." 5 people in an eon will make the car only crawl, if it did move in the first place.
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This is a question for Sid, and all those who've driven the Eon. is the 800cc mill weak? Does the 3-pot lump clatter at lower revs? What is the refinement like at higher revs? Does it get audible and tinny as the revs climb?

A friend is looking for a car that is city-friendly and small. Might just recommend this to him.
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First of all I don't understand the intent of naming top end version of these cars as a Sportz version, a car which can be easily overtaken by a bike can it be called a Sportz version?. Then we may all agree that the difference between city and highway mileage will be at least 4kmpl, in such a case Eon should deliver 23kmpl on highways and 19kmpl in city. This is too much to expect from this car when it is occupied by 4 people. It is really a wait and watch game, but these days a car is a hit or flop in a very short period.

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The suspension felt better than in era I drove earlier .The jerking at lower gear was present on this one also. The power delivery was never linear. Low end torque was too low and with ac on ,there was judder, the car was struggling to move in 2nd gear with 3 persons inside, at slow traffic. But on open stretch on 3rd gear it was much better. I was not allowed to take the car further suggesting that the registration board is still getting prepared .
The judder could be because of bing in a higher gear than recommended. From Sid's review I gather that Hyundai recommends shifting to 2nd @ 30, 3rd @ 40-45kmph, so the gearing is pretty tall possibly for maximum FE. The Altos I've travelled in also don't like to cross speed breakers or crawl in city traffic in 2nd, and judder. This is my experience with friends and colleague's cars ranging from 2002 to 2007 models with 70k to 30 odd k on the odo.

Alternately as you are considering a diesel, they'll all be at least a lain over the Eon Sportz model, if I remember the prices correctly.
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