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Old 11th January 2013, 09:41   #391
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Guys, I have booked an i20 Sportz Petrol (2013 manufacture). I am planning to buy 3D mats for this car and came across this website : http://www.carmatsindia.com/product_...ar_mats_26.htm

Any suggestions whether these are good or not? There is a huge price difference (almost double) between 3D Kagu and these 3D Star mats. Also is the floor layout of the face-lifted i20 the same as that of the old i20, only then will these mats fit properly?
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I believe the price increase is around 9-10 thousand rupees
One good thing though is that the DRL's look to be of good quality and definitely better than those skimpy ones sold aftermarket,
it has more number of LED's and are clearly visible from a distance
One strange thing i did noticed though is that at times you feel it is a chrome accent shining at the border of the fog lamp, take a close look and then you find out that they are DRL's, they could have made the size a tad bigger but i guess space was at a premium
But this is a price an owner can definitely live with given the safety and the style factor and you can do away with after market wiring, neat positioning by the way
I will confirm the pricing once i visit the dealership tomorrow
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It has been 3 months that I've been using the new i20 Asta 1.2P and I am extremely impressed with the smoothness and handling of the car.
The loaded features are an absolute class apart and since most of my driving is to and from work (about 2+ hrs daily); the integrated bluetooth works like a charm, helping me do all my calls on the drive and saving a lot of time daily.

One quirk I have noticed though - I was trying to gauge the FE of the car and ran it almost dry (still showing one blinking line on the indicator) and when I filled the tank - it took in 46.2l of Petrol. Assuming that there was some fuel still left in the tank, this is surprising - as the official capacity is only 45L!

How is it possible? Or is the pump rigged?
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It has been 3 months that I've been using the new i20 Asta 1.2P and I am extremely impressed with the smoothness and handling of the car.
The loaded features are an absolute class apart and since most of my driving is to and from work (about 2+ hrs daily); the integrated bluetooth works like a charm, helping me do all my calls on the drive and saving a lot of time daily.

One quirk I have noticed though - I was trying to gauge the FE of the car and ran it almost dry (still showing one blinking line on the indicator) and when I filled the tank - it took in 46.2l of Petrol. Assuming that there was some fuel still left in the tank, this is surprising - as the official capacity is only 45L!

How is it possible? Or is the pump rigged?
I know it won't be of much help to you but I have a '12 Pulsar 180 which has a 15L tank capacity. Every time I tank up, I am able to fill in 15.5-16.5L even when the bike is just into reserve.

Yesterday, I tanked up and the tank held 17.2L of petrol after I had covered some 50kms after reserve. I had the same doubt when I bought the bike. I tried different pumps and also in different states but the results were same. Finally I accepted that the standard capacity was 15 but I could overload it with a few more litres. Else it can be that the un-reserved capacity is 15 and the reserved capacity is 3L.

Probably the tank has a standard capacity of 45L but we fill it to the brim and it holds 46+Litres. Else you haven't taken into account the reserve capacity.

I may be wrong. Just my two cents.
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Hi Guys,

Planning to buy a new i20/Polo/ Liva/ etc. The car will run about 1000km a month in Delhi , where petrol is about 67 and Diesel is about 49.

I have been reading the reviews on page 1 of this thread. But those are a year old now , so any suggestions on fuel type and which car.

I currently own an Accent petrol.

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A friend an i20 Sportz owner,sent this picture to me.
What does the symbol between temperature and trip distance mean?
I haven't come across this symbol yet on my wife's i-Gen i20.

My guess is that it could have something to do with the ambient temperature i.e. 5 degrees C which is something you won't get here in Mumbai.

Anyway since it is lower than normal operating temperatures, the car might have a sensor to detect that.

Has your friend tried searching through the owner's manual for this?
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I know it won't be of much help to you but I have a '12 Pulsar 180 which has a 15L tank capacity. Every time I tank up, I am able to fill in 15.5-16.5L even when the bike is just into reserve.

Yesterday, I tanked up and the tank held 17.2L of petrol after I had covered some 50kms after reserve. .
Thanks Ashis89 - 3L on a 15L tank is a whopping 20% extra, so maybe I shouldn't be worried on 1.2L in a 45L tank!

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Hi Guys,

Planning to buy a new i20/Polo/ Liva/ etc. The car will run about 1000km a month in Delhi , where petrol is about 67 and Diesel is about 49.

I have been reading the reviews on page 1 of this thread. But those are a year old now , so any suggestions on fuel type and which car.

I currently own an Accent petrol.

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Go for Petrol - you will be able to get a much higher spec for a lesser cost and the performance is extremely smooth. Also, there is talk of increasing diesel prices to match petrol gradually over the next 12-18 months.

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Disclaimer: I am not a hyundai i20 car owner yet (plan to buy one soon though )
Regarding the fuel tank capacity, i have been told by many friends and family members not to fill the car to its brim, i have a swift petrol which says 35 litres max capacity, i usually fill it up to 33 only, in my car i did notice a reverse phenomena though, even if it says 35, the "Full" sign is marked even if the car has 33 litres.
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Am looking at the Era ( base model) in both. Mileage seems to be better in diesel at 18/19 in city v/s 14/15 in petrol for the i20. Also , are you suggesting that the diesel motor is not as refined ? Also between the i20 , Liva , Micra , Ritz , Figo , which is worth it ?

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Go for Petrol - you will be able to get a much higher spec for a lesser cost and the performance is extremely smooth. Also, there is talk of increasing diesel prices to match petrol gradually over the next 12-18 months.

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Am looking at the Era ( base model) in both. Mileage seems to be better in diesel at 18/19 in city v/s 14/15 in petrol for the i20. Also , are you suggesting that the diesel motor is not as refined ? Also between the i20 , Liva , Micra , Ritz , Figo , which is worth it ?
I am assuming you have a fixed budget. In that case, the Petrol Era will cost you a lot less than the Diesel sibling. You can use the difference to either add accessories or pay for your fuel for a long long time.

Make no mistake, the Diesel is also refined, no problems at all except for a bit of turbo lag - in fact it is more powerful than the Petrol; but if Diesel prices increase, why would you choose to buy the more expensive vehicle?

Before buying my i20, I test drove and compared the Micra, Polo, Ritz, Swift and Jazz. The i20 is a clear class above the first four in terms of space and specs. I could only find the Honda Jazz a comparable model (only in space).
Ended up choosing the i20 over the Jazz because of the ridiculously high levels of features in the i20, the dealer service, discount (free insurance) and no waiting times.

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Does the new i20 have factory-fitted DRLs. I have seen them on quite a few cars and they look very well fit and of good quality. But I have seen even more cars without them. Also somebody posted on one the threads about the DRLs being factory fitted. Can anyone confirm this?
Yes, Hyundai has added LED DRLs to the i-Gen (FL) i20's sold from November 2012 - primarily I think as an option to buyers.

Only the Sport and Asta trims get these DRLs which are factory-fitted as part of the fog lamps console. My wife's FL i20 Asta which we bought earlier this year didn't come with those stock. However the DRLs have always been stock for the export spec i-Gen i20. Hyundai had made it clear from the beginning that they were omitting them from the Indian version.

A 180 degree turn I'd say!
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Disclaimer: I am not a hyundai i20 car owner yet (plan to buy one soon though )
Regarding the fuel tank capacity, i have been told by many friends and family members not to fill the car to its brim, i have a swift petrol which says 35 litres max capacity, i usually fill it up to 33 only, in my car i did notice a reverse phenomena though, even if it says 35, the "Full" sign is marked even if the car has 33 litres.
By saying 'FULL' mark, I guess you are telling about the fuel indicator on the console. If so then indicator is not so sensitive and you will see a 'FULL' mark even if the car has 30L of petrol.

My bike's indicator is even more misleading(digitals are erroneous). After covering 350+ kms after brimming up, the indicator still shows full. In the next 350kms it will vanish steeply.
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Yes, Hyundai has added LED DRLs to the i-Gen (FL) i20's sold from November 2012 - primarily I think as an option to buyers.
I bought the face lifted Sportz variant in September and thus missed out on the LED DRLs. Any idea if the new DRLs are worth it and how much would it cost?

I saw a user quote 15k for installation and wiring but didn't see any follow up confirmation post. A fellow in my building bought his new i20 today and damn do they look good! I feel a bit cheated that I didn't get them at the time of booking
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I bought the face lifted Sportz variant in September and thus missed out on the LED DRLs. Any idea if the new DRLs are worth it and how much would it cost?

I saw a user quote 15k for installation and wiring but didn't see any follow up confirmation post. A fellow in my building bought his new i20 today and damn do they look good! I feel a bit cheated that I didn't get them at the time of booking
As I said post earlier, I'm in the same boat having missed out on the DRL option on the recently purchased missus' i20. However the consolation is that I understand Hyundai offers them as an option at an additional premium of Rs. 10K.

Hyundai knows LED DRLs are pretty contemporary and sought after these days and has obviously decided to cash in on their own. They know DRLs are not just a segment-first but also almost non-existent right now in cars from even 2-3 segments above the i20. The Korean major possibly doesn't want their customers looking beyond them toward aftermarket options.

In fact, it is expected that they will offer a similar option for Fluidic Verna buyers too in the not-too-distant future.

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Thanks for that .

We have shortlisted it down to i20 and the Polo. Both base models in petrol. Can you help me with the mileage in city driving ( with ac) and highway that one has actually obtained . This because the manufacturers claims tend to be under ideal conditions.

Getting the i20 fitted out with essential stuff like rear power windows etc ( which the Magna version already has) will not cost as much as buying the i20 Magna will it ?

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I am assuming you have a fixed budget. In that case, the Petrol Era will cost you a lot less than the Diesel sibling. You can use the difference to either add accessories or pay for your fuel for a long long time.

Make no mistake, the Diesel is also refined, no problems at all except for a bit of turbo lag - in fact it is more powerful than the Petrol; but if Diesel prices increase, why would you choose to buy the more expensive vehicle?

Before buying my i20, I test drove and compared the Micra, Polo, Ritz, Swift and Jazz. The i20 is a clear class above the first four in terms of space and specs. I could only find the Honda Jazz a comparable model (only in space).
Ended up choosing the i20 over the Jazz because of the ridiculously high levels of features in the i20, the dealer service, discount (free insurance) and no waiting times.

Trust this is helpful
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