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Old 26th October 2013, 01:26   #16
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My experience with the car has been wonderful so far. My drive is about 1500 kms a month, which increases every quarter of a year when 1500 kms get added within a week. I frequently drive to the hills, and for a highway run I wanted a vehicle that would give me the power I needed and the space to carry all required stuff.
I have heard a lot of reports on bad performance and pickup of the crdi while driving uphill and other steep inclines. Could you give a detailed explanation of how you drive uphill. I love driving in the hills too and am planning to get an i20 CRDI Sportz soon.
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I have heard a lot of reports on bad performance and pickup of the crdi while driving uphill and other steep inclines. Could you give a detailed explanation of how you drive uphill. I love driving in the hills too and am planning to get an i20 CRDI Sportz soon.
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Just saw your concern, being an owner I can share my experience -

Around 1K rpm, the torque is quite inadequate, for example - If you are stuck in between a steep section, you need to play with rpm in order to achieve momentum and once you are above 1.5k rpm there is enough torque to handle any kind of section. This is just opposite to my 2009 Verna which is a torque monster. It never stalls even on a complete halt. Immense torque is present right after 900 RPM. In i20 you need to rev a lot to gain momentum (especially when fully loaded)

I checked with my service adviser with this issue and he blames the Delphi injectors which are present in i20, however Verna comes with Bosch ones.
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Thanks, Sudeep. This is the most concise and clear explanation of why there are so many complaints about the uphill performance, especially from a standstill. Does your service advisor say that the Delphi injectors can be replaced by the Bosch ones, whether during or after the warranty period, or is it totally ruled out? Or would a tuning box help eliminate the lag?
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I just saw your post, I am also an proud owner of i20. By the way why you are switching off ECM in morning after starting, I never turned it off. Did you experience any issues with it? ECM really helps me while driving in night and congrats on your car.
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Nice report. My i20 Asta turned 3 years today. Call it coincidence that I happened to come across your thread.

I agree with almost everything you have said. I had a swift before the i20 and have a couple of other cars in the family. I would always pick up the keys to the i20 when I want to drive on highways. Its engine is so much fun. I have got the RD tuning box as well. So, the experience in P2 mode is something else. Its very easy to drive inside the city as well.

Above all, I haven't faced any serious issues over the last 3 years and the service bills are reasonable as well for the segment this car belongs to.

All the best and wish you many happy miles with it. Cheers.
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Very unusual change from a SUV to a hatch. You are surely in love with the car. When I test drove the car I found the turbo lag to be a bit of an issue. The ride also was boat like at high speeds. Glad that these has been sorted out in the facelift model.
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I have heard a lot of reports on bad performance and pickup of the crdi while driving uphill and other steep inclines. Could you give a detailed explanation of how you drive uphill. I love driving in the hills too and am planning to get an i20 CRDI Sportz soon.
Everything depends on which gear you are on, and how you let the vehicle move.
Trust me, the i20 CRDI is capable of climbing a hill on second gear, with only the torque. Accelerator input not required. I don't think it gets better than that.
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