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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:23   #121
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We are looking for a new car Automatic, now confusion between Xcent, Baleno and Jazz as all have automatics in the same price range that is 9 lacs.

As you are using Xcent for past two years, do you have any advice. I would be doing around 4000 kms a month 75% city and 25% highway

My budget is less than 10 lac so opted for the above options
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We are looking for a new car Automatic, now confusion between Xcent, Baleno and Jazz as all have automatics in the same price range that is 9 lacs.

As you are using Xcent for past two years, do you have any advice. I would be doing around 4000 kms a month 75% city and 25% highway

My budget is less than 10 lac so opted for the above options
I wonder if you have already made up your mind. Being an Xcent user, I would say go for Xcent. A couple of strong reasons - at least over Jazz. The overall ownership cost and ease of use is really something.

Given the amount of driving you are doing, you maybe drawn to diesel also. Personally, I would stay at petrol. Just more cleaner, far more smoother and better overall user experience.

Honda cars are expensive to manage and maintain. A bumper cost is closer to 12-14k.

Maruti cars, on the other hand, are cheaper to run, manage and maintain. There is a certain ease of running. Baleno would give a tougher competition to Xcent. However, I would personally prefer Xcent, since it is a more complete car - boot including.

Just some personal thoughts. Entirely possible that you may have your own choices already.

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Hello

Been a while since I updated this.

Turns out that now the Xcent is doing 60-65 kms daily and on some days 100 plus daily.

Wonderful ride quality and silence in the cabin. The average hovers around 10.5-11.5 with AC full time. I had thought that the service will be at 10k but there is a sticker from the previous service that says 15k. This should reach in the next month or so.

All in all, good vehicle, no issues to report, drives well, next to nothing maintenance - expected anyway.

I see loads of these vehicles on the roads these days. Several in the taxi segment also. I think the CRDI version is really popular.

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I had thought that the service will be at 10k but there is a sticker from the previous service that says 15k.

I think the CRDI version is really popular.
Sure about the service intervals? Even I'm under the impression that it is 10k kms, but it doesn't really matter much for me since parents hardly use even half of that every year.

The CRDi version was not very popular in the personal car space due to the small diesel. Hope things will improve with the new 1.2 that is coming in the facelift. Its a wonderful little car and deserves to sell more.
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Sure about the service intervals? Even I'm under the impression that it is 10k kms, but it doesn't really matter much for me since parents hardly use even half of that every year.
Actually for the first one year or so the car was hardly used. Then my wife got a driver and soon enough it is now a daily drive of 60 kms or so. In the previous service, which was at 5 k, the sticker the service centre put was for 15k. In fact I had driven it to them at 10k and wanted to give it in for service. They told me the service is not due yet.

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The CRDi version was not very popular in the personal car space due to the small diesel. Hope things will improve with the new 1.2 that is coming in the facelift. Its a wonderful little car and deserves to sell more.
You are right I have seen mostly the CRDi version in the cab segment. I think the mini sedan or whatever class is the cab segment, the Xcent CRDi is very popular there.

I, for one, quite like the car. It has a lot going for it. And Hyundai has done a lot at the price band it is. Total value for money.

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Hello everyone

Time for an update.

Turns out a few days ago while driving a light with ABS came on and would not go away. A quick drive to the nearest Hyundai Workshop revealed that the ABS had stopped functioning.

Well, that was peculiar, the vehicle is less than 2 years old, its done less than 15000 kms and some issue.

So we asked the workshop to fix the issue. They did not have a spare and ordered it. We had to wait for a couple of days, after which they called and mentioned that the said part has come. Basically the brakes would be working and the ABS was not.

This was changed within warranty and the 15 k service was also done.

All in all, good service by Hyundai and the issue of the ABS not working also addressed.

The car is now 15,250 kms done. Runs a fair bit - daily 50 plus at least 4 times a week.

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Actually for the first one year or so the car was hardly used. Then my wife got a driver and soon enough it is now a daily drive of 60 kms or so. In the previous service, which was at 5 k, the sticker the service centre put was for 15k. In fact I had driven it to them at 10k and wanted to give it in for service. They told me the service is not due yet.
They are right. Service intervals are 10k.

Previous service at 5k, so next service at 15k. No doubts
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Been a while since I posted an update.

We had to drive to Coonoor and I realised the Ertiga was not in the best shape. It was giving me those don't slot me in 2nd gear messages. So we decided to take the Xcent.

The route taken was Kanakpura-Mallavali-Chamrajnagar-Satyamangla Forest-Dimbum Ghat-Metupalayam and Coonoor. This is the shortest route and has the least traffic plus the ghats are quite fun to drive. The Xcent AT is a wonderful car to drive in the hills as gear change happens on its own and there is one thing less to worry about.

On the way going we were using the Belkin charger for laptop charging in the rear seat and after a couple of hours the AC became in effective. I have no idea that this was connected or there was some power sharing but the AC was not good enough. This especially when we were in the hot part of Tamil Nadu. Anyway, we started to look for a Hyundai workshop to get it fixed. We were close to Metupalayam by then. Soon enough the climb began and the AC was no longer needed but this concern that the AC was not effective stayed in my mind. For a three day stay I kept thinking maybe I would have to
take the car to Ooty to get it fixed or maybe downhill to Coimbatore.

Anyway, we reached our friends house in the estates and stayed over. The Belkin was also removed and so was the laptop. The next morning I was checking and guess what, the AC was perfect with its cooling. Soon it dawned on me that the laptop was getting charged and perhaps the AC was getting impacted.

We stayed in Coonoor was two days. Played tennis at Wellington Gymkhana. On the way back we started and it was around Kanakpura when it started to rain cats and dogs. Going through the road somewhere the light of the ABS came on. Back in Bangalore Hyundai is asking Rs 8000 for replacing some part. The 2 year warranty is gone and one is thinking after all how much did the small vacation cost! The AC remained as good as it should be.

All in all I love the drive into the hills and the car can take any hairpin bend with happiness.

The ODO now reads 17000 kms.

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