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Old 7th September 2014, 08:13   #76
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Hello there. I was looking for a ownership thread of the Brio. Landed out here. Thanks for the detailed information. Looking out to buy a hatch. Confused between the Grand i 10 and the brio. The Brio seems to finally appeal to my brain and the heart. So some of the issues i have are

1. Absence of the temperature gauge. My premier padmini had one and so does my punto. I am just a little worried about this.

2. Not sure of the ride quality on the highways. Not sure of the Grand i 10 either.

3. I felt the braking in Gi10 was a little sharper and responds quick. How do you feel in Brio.

4. I am assuming the maintenance costs owning a Hyundai will be much higher than the Honda.

5. Since a city car, not concerned overtly about the boot.

6. And no rear wiper even on the top end.

Confused !
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Let me address your points:

1. No big deal. Today it is the norm.

2. No experience. I have never taken the car on highways. For that I use my Civic.

3. Braking is excellent.

4. Yes, the list prices are about the same, but Honda are not in a habit of ppadding. Also, I think parts should last longer. My Honda's cost far less to maintain than my Hyundai's did.

5. The boot is quite deep so not as bad as it looks.

6.Not surprising, since the hatch is all glass.

I have done about 25k and am very happy about it. Also, Honda should be a bit more economical in fuel.
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Interesting problem, luckily till in warranty - just.

Over the past few weeks, the remote has been becoming more dodgy. While it will unlock the car, it may or may not lock. The LED lights up. Now locking is 100% failure, but unlocking if fine.

I was thinking of going to an annual service cycle, now will have to send it in next week. Warranty ends end of the month.
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Interesting problem, luckily till in warranty - just.

Over the past few weeks, the remote has been becoming more dodgy. While it will unlock the car, it may or may not lock. The LED lights up. Now locking is 100% failure, but unlocking if fine.

I was thinking of going to an annual service cycle, now will have to send it in next week. Warranty ends end of the month.
Sounds more like a weak battery. Does it come with a spare remote fob? If yes, how does that fare?
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Sounds more like a weak battery. Does it come with a spare remote fob? If yes, how does that fare?
The LED is coming on full brightness. Also, unlock is fine. At only two years I will be surprised.
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Flap is over. The issue was an unlocked hatch. Unfortunately, the door open light was not coming on. My wife was using the car yesterday, all of sudden after a pothole (Kanpur specialises in them) the edoor open indicator came on. After checking, she closed the hatch, and things are kosher.

Inn this fracas I found out one thing, Honda does not use the same stuff as most (from a local source). I opened it up and found a well made semi-sealed Siemens module. Sure the battery was fine.
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The LED is coming on full brightness. Also, unlock is fine. At only two years I will be surprised.
You are right, 2 years is too short a time for the battery to give up. However I did face the same problem with a Nippon remote. Had similar symptoms with only unlock working. Checked the battery and found it to be weak. Problem was solved by replacing the battery with a new one.
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Looking at the discussion in the Civic thread the life is more like 5-6 years. 6 years in the expected life of a Lithium Battery as well.
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A motorcyclist was busy chatting with his friend on the pillion and tried to get into the tail light. Consequently, I decided to get the car serviced a month earlier. Total damages incl taillight ₹3525. The light and installation came to under ₹1100! As stated earlier both my cars Civic as well as Biro are now on an annual service schedule.
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The damaged rear LH taillight. This is a pretty complex piece and a price on under ₹850 (pre-tax) appears very reasonable.
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The damaged rear LH taillight. This is a pretty complex piece and a price on under ₹850 (pre-tax) appears very reasonable.
This is incredible in my opinion, that too for a Honda part. Is it made by Stanley or a different manufacturer? On the contrary, the units for the Civic are pretty expensive.

EDIT: On a side note, the lease on my wife's A-Star Automatic ends next year and I have the option of buy-back or go in for a new car. (I always wanted the Brio AT and waited almost 3 months before settling down for the A-Star, thanks to the delay in launch by Honda.) Still debating if I should go for a Brio AT next year or advocate conservatism and buy back the A-Star. The running is less than 5K km per year.

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@rr_zen; No idea as to the brand. What I am sure is that the unit is Made in India. Civic parts are mostly imported. The Brio has a high degree of indigenisation, and some parts are Thai or Indonesian (AT). What I am still unable to understand as to why has Honda not put in the Thai CVT so far.

I will switch to Honda, since the maintenance costs are far lower. Of course whether to keep the A-Star is a value decision you have to take. Take it from me the Honda AT will drink less as well.
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@rr_zen; No idea as to the brand. What I am sure is that the unit is Made in India. Civic parts are mostly imported. The Brio has a high degree of indigenisation, and some parts are Thai or Indonesian (AT). What I am still unable to understand as to why has Honda not put in the Thai CVT so far.
I remember seeing a pic of the Brio facelift in one of the threads a few months back and also recall it had the rear windshield wiper. Not sure if Honda has any plans of launching it here. Yes, I agree the CVT would make more sense than the current AT.

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I will switch to Honda, since the maintenance costs are far lower. Of course whether to keep the A-Star is a value decision you have to take. Take it from me the Honda AT will drink less as well.
I am almost inclined to give back the A-Star and go in for a Brio AT next year but have to reconsider from a cost standpoint as I might probably have to cough up maybe a lac and half for the buy back and dont have to be obliged for another 3 yr lease with the new car. On the other hand, since the A-Star has been discontinued, the challenges of spares availability (esp being an AT) is another thing I need to factor. The good thing is that I have another 12 months to make the decision.
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My Battery (Exide) was giving up the host after 2-3/4 years which is about par for the course. The horn was wheezing sometimes, and the starter getting a bit dodgy, As it is an AT my wife would have had trouble using the jumper leads. So replaced it with an Amaron Flo 42B20L this is the 48 month version. In the Pro (60 months) the model recommended was 50B20L ie a bigger battery.
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Thank you for updating the thread regularly. Do you recommend updating the tyres on the Brio to 185 section ?
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