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Old 4th June 2012, 12:50   #16
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Beat is a vehicle with strong positives and strong negatives. I was initially influenced by the positives but was later caught in double mind with the negatives taking over my mind. One really need to concentrate and enjoy the positives for not falling in for the negatives. Alas, financial matters added to the situation and I had to forgo her after 8 months of ownership. But I still roam around the Beat official review thread helping in whatever way I can.

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What made you to sell your beat?
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What made you to sell your beat?


We had bought the Beat as a second vehicle for efficient city drives. But in the short ownership period, I realized that the Beat's strong point, both with respect to FE and drive-ability is on the highways than inside the city. Dad was having real issues with visibility every time and especially in bumper to bumper traffic.More over the FE was hovering around 10, 11 kmpl inside the city which our other car Baleno returned, without issues with low bottom end torque. I have said it elsewhere and will say it again. It is not fair enough comparing the Baleno to the Beat, but the 65 bhp 1.1 IRDE i10 of my in-laws bowled me over with excellent drive-ability and FE inside the city. We have less highway drives and so the driving the Beat was beginning to get frustrating.

Here are a couple of short reviews including the Beat from me.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2561913 (Chevrolet Beat : Test Drive & Review)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2703345 (A driver's perspective : Maruti Ritz, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai i10)

It would not be fair to conclude the reason without mentioning this. The Beat was bought on loan and the financial developments in the family also prompted us to part with her quicker. Had I not been concerned about the FE of the Beat inside the city, I would have definitely kept her longer. Still, I personally would not have enjoyed the low bottom end torque all along.
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Bingo! This time I was much lucky to freeze this noticing just 2 km before 18k mark.
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Bingo! This time I was much lucky to freeze this noticing just 2 km before 18k mark.
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I completed my 20000 km service at 1 year & 8 months. I had a mileage test on 4 laned HW for my beat petrol on full tank basis. With 100% AC, rpm at 2200-2400, average (constant at 80kmph) speed, my beat offered 18.6 kmpl . No parts replaced. Fluids were topped up. And suprise, they delivered my car in less than 3 hours!

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24000. My Beat has now clocked 28 k Kms. Missed to freeze last 4 odo
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