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Old 8th April 2015, 17:30   #16
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If Hyundai wants to show their other dealerships/workshops how they, as Hyundai's Authorized Sales & Service centers, should interact with customers, there can be no better example than Advaith Hyundai,Mangalore to demonstrate.
+1 to that. Couldn't agree more. Actually again went through the whole thread about your ordeal with OM Hyundai. Man, I must salute to your perseverance and patience.


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They probably have lost or losing that monopoly to Advaith now. I see more Hyundais with "Advaith Hyundai" stickers than "Kanchana Hyundai" in Mangalore.

During Santro's valuation by Kanchana, they would have checked the Santro's previous service records, which would clearly shown timely and regular service at Advaith only. The Santro was delivered brand new to the first owner by Kanchana Hyundai. Seeing this, they may have been more desperate to wean away a Advaith customer.
They definitely have. I personally know at-least 3 people who had bought their past vehicles from them, but for upgrade & service they switched to Advaith. One of them drives down from Udupi to service his vehicle even though there is Kanchana in Udupi.
The same monopoly attitude was being shown by Mandovi - the Maruti ASS, but once Bharath opened, they have improved their attitude. I used to stick with Bharath Autocars even though Mandovi was closer by. That's the difference professionalism and great service makes. They provided me with exemplary service from day one till the last day I let go off my Swift.
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Also, wasn't there another Hyundai dealer in Mangalore near Kottara Chowki in early or mid 2000? It was called Standard Hyundai if I remember correctly.
Yep, it was there till 2005-06 I guess, and once they shut shop Kanchana got the dealership and enjoyed the monopoly till Advaith arrived in 2010.
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Let me congratulate you on your car! There are very few ownership threads on i10 1.1 iRDE. During our last purchase we were confused in between Wagon R and i10 1.1. One of the primary reasons I liked i10 1.1 is because of the fantastic low end torque and negligible lag when driving in city compared to the 1.2 Kappa. Plus the 1.1 technically should yeild better mileage figures as compared to the 1.2. What led us change our decision to Wagon R were the lack of essential features even in the Sportz model for i10 1.1. The Wagon R VXi was equipped with adjustable headrests, rear washer and defogger, automatically adjustible ovrms, 14 inch tyres - which was enough to seal the deal.
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Well was there any specific reason you went in for exchange and not tried selling it directly? I guess you should have tried posting an ad on our Team-BHP classifieds and you might have fetched a better Price than paid by Advaith + the exchange bonus (Bhpian cars always have a better value in the Market - I feel). By the way your Santro looked fabulous & well maintaned too. Thumbs up to that.

I got another question. When you exchange it with the dealer what happens with regards to the change of ownership ..etc? Would we still be legally obliged until it's sold to a third party?
Reason : It was more of a personal choice to go via dealership exchange. Really did not want to got through the headache of haggling over price with potential buyers for a car that was third hand(as per the RC) and nearly seven years old. Not sure if I had the patience for the right buyer to show up also.

One advantage going through dealership exchange (inspite of them probably quoting around 25-30K less than market price) is that they take complete responsibility of the car after you hand it over. They have a booklet which has all the transfer papers (incl RTO forms) and an undertaking that henceforth they are responsible for whatever happens with the car( including accidents). They keep the car at their Hyundai Advantage dealership for further sale and transfer to the new owner. They give you a signed receipt after you hand over the car over to them
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Nicely described and greatly detailed review skanchan95 ! Wish you many happy miles in your new Hyundai, 5th time in a row now !
Glad to see your commitment to Hyundai even after soo many years of owning Hyundai cars.
Its actually our fourth Hyundai in a row(fifth in total). There was a Swift in between. Our last six cars(all petrols) -
1. 2001 : Hyundai Accent GLX 1.5
2. 2007 : Maruti Swift ZXi 1.3
3. 2009 : Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2
4. 2012 : Hyundai Santro GLS 1.1 ( Pre-owned, 2008 make)
5. 2014 : Hyundai Grand i10 Asta 1.2
6. 2015 : Hyundai i10 Sportz 1.1

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One advantage going through dealership exchange (inspite of them probably quoting around 25-30K less than market price) is that they take complete responsibility of the car after you hand it over. They have a booklet which has all the transfer papers (incl RTO forms) and an undertaking that henceforth they are responsible for whatever happens with the car( including accidents). They keep the car at their Hyundai Advantage dealership for further sale and transfer to the new owner. They give you a signed receipt after you hand over the car over to them
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Cool. That helps a lot!
Explains why it's easier to get it exchanged than sell individually
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Very detailed review skanchan95!

One question though, why didn't you go for another Grand i10? An Era or Magna would have costed you the same. You would have got a much more modern car for the same price, with lesser creature comforts.
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why didn't you go for another Grand i10? An Era or Magna would have costed you the same. You would have got a much more modern car for the same price, with lesser creature comforts.
That thought did cross my mind when I was going through the price list and at some poisnt of it was discussed in the family. The larger Gi10 Era was slightly cheaper than the i10 Sportz.
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But it was quickly brushed aside, as we were looking to replace the Santro with a similar car that offered the same advantages as the Santro i.e compact size, easy to maneuver in city and tight corners and high seating.

Seat Height Comparison
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Seat Height(from ground level) may not be accurate and are for comparative purposes only. As obvious from the above photos,you sit higher in the i10(around 4 cm higher, but it feels more than that when you compare the view from the driver's seat on both cars).
While the seating in the Grand i10 is not bad, my mother( who has back problems) finds the i10 more comfortable for short distance travel(just like the Santro).
Because of the comparatively lighter steering, the i10 is much more easier to maneuver and park than the Grand i10.

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Congratulations for the i10 1.1 IRDE. I have a i10 1.2 Magna 2012 model. It doesn't have a temperature gauge just as in the 1.1 IRDE. Can you please suggest some solution so that it can be incorporated in the M.I.D.
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Congratulations for the i10 1.1 IRDE. I have a i10 1.2 Magna 2012 model. It doesn't have a temperature gauge just as in the 1.1 IRDE. Can you please suggest some solution so that it can be incorporated in the M.I.D.
I don't think it is possible as there is no provision for a temperature gauge in the cluster(except for an engine overheat warning light).

I got paint protection coating done for the car yesterday(April 17, 2015) from Pitstop Carz Spa, Mangalore(costed Rs 3500). As a standard practice, I get this done on all our cars every year(Back in Gujarat, I used to get the coating done at a friend's workshop, who was a 3M franchisee)

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Odometer Reading : 7132 kms

I make it a point to check the car's fluid levels atleast twice a week.

Over the past week, I noticed that the engine coolant level was hovering between its half and one fourth level. I was keeping an eye on it daily.

Yesterday it dropped to its lowest level in a week. I also noticed that there was no coolant leakage/drops under the car in the porch when parked overnight or after a trip.

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Took the car yesterday to Advaith Hyundai to have it checked. By the time I reached Advaith, the coolant level had risen slightly compared to the coolant level in the picture above. Asked for our SA, Mr Pradeep, he noted the issue and took the car in the workshop .

They checked all the hoses for any leakages and there seemed to be none. The Coolant was topped off and I was told that there seems to be nothing wrong with the car and the low coolant level may only be due to heat. However if it continues to drop like it did, it may have to investigated more deeply. The car's 2nd service will be due shortly and I will be keeping an eye on the coolant level.
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Thanks for the wonderful review. :

Let me congratulate you by saying that you are one of those few people who can swim against the tide and buy a product based on your requirements, not based on market trends or hearsay.

I really liked the way you compared and illustrated the parameters that really matter in real life - fuel efficiency, headroom, length of seat squab, width of seat, height of of seat backrest and most importantly the height of the seat base from the ground. These are the things that matter in real life, not 0 to 100 figures or race track performance.

I also own the i10 with irde engine and totally agree with your observations. Even after 6 years of ownership, I am yet to find a worthy successor to this lovely machine.

I would advise you to upsize the tyres after the warranty period is over. I have recently upgraded to Continental 175 section tyres and it has made a world of difference in handling and steering feel department.

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Thanks for the wonderful review. :

Let me congratulate you by saying that you are one of those few people who can swim against the tide and buy a product based on your requirements, not based on market trends or hearsay.

I really liked the way you compared and illustrated the parameters that really matter in real life - fuel efficiency, headroom, length of seat squab, width of seat, height of of seat backrest and most importantly the height of the seat base from the ground. These are the things that matter in real life, not 0 to 100 figures or race track performance.
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I also own the i10 with irde engine and totally agree with your observations. Even after 6 years of ownership, I am yet to find a worthy successor to this lovely machine.
Agreed. The i10 is near perfect replacement for our Santro and our requirements. In fact, I find the i10 much easier and comfortable to drive than our Grand i10, its international replacement.

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I would advise you to upsize the tyres after the warranty period is over. I have recently upgraded to Continental 175 section tyres and it has made a world of difference in handling and steering feel department.
Tyre upsizing is there in my mind,but, as you rightly said, only after the warranty expires.
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10,000 kms/2nd Free Service

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In just about 6 months, the car has clocked 10K Kms and became due for its 2nd service. The Odometer reading of our Grand i10, which was bought four months earlier than the i10, stand at around 4100 kms. It points to how the i10 is our preferred choice for in-city driving.

Booked a service appointment with Advaith Hyundai, Mangalore for September 05, 2015. Our regular SA, Mr Pradeep was going on leave that day. Yet he prepared the jobsheet and noted the issues. He said in his absence, Mr Sujkesh will look after the car and deliver the car in the evening

Apart from the service, the other issues were
1) A/C Blower making an odd whirring sound at Fan Speed 2 position(only) -SOLVED
2) Slight rusting has been noted on the driver's side door on the B-pillar- photographs taken and will be followed up with Hyundai.

All the issues were addressed and the Total service bill was Rs 2334, details of which have been shown below. Once again, stellar work by Mr Pradeep, Mr Sukesh and Advaith Hyundai!!!
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Impressions after 10K Kms
1. The i10 is a very competent car for in city driving. Very maneuverable and easy to park.
2. The absence of intermittent wiper function was a major irritant during rains.
3. Mileage(with A/C on all the time) is between 12-13kmpl
4. No sign of the dreaded steering rattle.
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Hi skanchan95
Congratulations on getting Stormstrooper a.k.a Hyundai i10

I have i10 1.2L from last two years with 30K Kms on Odometer. Some attributes like light controls , high seating , good all around visibility and peppy engine make it a perfect city car.

I had my apprehensions after following your i20 thread and bought extended warranty as well but I am happy to say(with god's grace) that there's not a hint of any rattle from the whole car itself.

The Intermittent feature of Wiper can be activated by replacing the Wiper Stalk to that of Asta/Sportz variant of 1.2L i10
Its a simple plug and play replacement which would cost you less than Rs. 1500

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Last week, the car was dropped at the workshop for an issue with the steering and getting the bumpers and driver's side door re-painted

Steering Issue
There was a peculiar sound while turning the steering wheel to the right. It sounded like an old rusted spring that's getting compressed. This sound would come at parking speeds only while turning the steering to the right. Steering was behaving normally, but I was concerned about that sound.
Solution: The steering was tightened at the recommended torque and the sound went away.

Bumper & Driver Door Repaint
On the driver's side door, there was an ugly yellow coloured mark. I don't know how it happened. It seemed like some yellow coloured chemical fell on the door and reacted with the paint. No amount of polishing made it go away. There was a rust mark on the door as well, which seemed like a result of paint chip. I decided to get this repaired and re-painted. Also decided to get the front and rear bumper repainted which had a a few scratch marks thanks to careless two wheel drivers. I was quoted Rs 4000 for each bumper & Rs 3000 for the driver's side door.

While the driver's side door re-paint was near flawless,
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the bumper repaint was an entirely different story. The bumpers looks much darker than the rest of the car.
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In the Star Wars universe, Stormtroopers are known to be poor shots. They are renowned for their poor aim and for missing the targets. So when our Stormtrooper hit something, it became of topic of ridicule among friends.

On February 02, 2016, the car met with a major accident. My dad was driving back home alone at around 7:00 PM when a cow suddenly crossed into the highway behind a parked truck. He was blindsided by the truck and by the time dad saw the cow, it was too late.

Eventhough he braked hard, and the car slowed down , the impact was hard. Dad was wearing a seatbelt and nothing happened to him. The cow got up and walked away. After a little bit of commotion and some idiots taking pictures of the car's numberplate (probably to blackmail us later, as a cow was involved and if it died later!!!!). As the engine seemed to be running fine and no visible leaks from the engine bay, he decided to drive on, as our house was nearby.

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The damage became apparent the next morning.

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Towing was arranged with the help from Advaith Hyundai. The car was dropped at the Baikampady workshop and they looked after the claim process.

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It took nearly two weeks for the car to be repaired. Some parts had to be ordered as they were not in stock.

Total repair bill came to Rs 64,318/- , Insurance Co(National Insurance) liability was calculated to be Rs 46,000/- and balance rs 18,318 we had to pay(since the Insurance policy was not a zero depreciation policy). The parts that `were changed were Radiator, Condenser, both headlamps, Bonnet, Battery, Bumper, Air Filter Assy,Grille Spark Plug Cables. Both Front fenders were repainted as they seemed to have minor dents as well.


Advaith Hyundai , Baikampady did an excellent job in repairing the car. There were almost no difference in between the the paint shade.

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A few days later, some lady called from the insurance company called me and asked me to re-verify the accident details. I had clearly mentioned what had happened in the claim from and I repeated the details on phone again. Yet this lady did not seem to be convinced. It was as if she lacked the mental skills to visualize what had happened. She asked "Did the cow jump on the car?" atleast five times. Everytime I said no. Then she cut off the line rudely.

Note to self, next time, use crayons to draw the accident details and make it easy for such great souls to understand

After such a major accident, I did not have the heart to retain the car. So, on April 15, 2016, the car was sold off(exchanged) and replaced with this:

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The Stormtrooper served us well. At the time of sale, it had done 19,000 odd kms. I will miss its superb gearshift and maneuverability. Hope she finds a new owner who takes good care of her.

Avoid Sparco antennas. This was the condition of the antenna after one year of Usage. The paint started to peel off and because of exposure to the elements, it became bloated. It took quite a bit of effort to remove it from the mount.
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