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Old 13th July 2015, 16:37   #16
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Sourav, kudos on a really nice writeup. Maybe you should try writing a novel one of these days - you have the flair for sure.

The CRDi is the only engine I, a self professed enthusiast, would ever look at from Hyundai. Right from the days of the Accent CRDi - they are in a league apart, and worth every extra buck you pay. The Elite has improved handling and so on as well, so you have a really smart car in your hands. Wishing you lots of happy, smiling miles ahead!
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Congratulations on your new car!! Must say that it was a very vivid and excellent writeup. Your H VS M narration actually felt like my best friend trying to give me practical advise when I tend to go overboard with things Have fun and all the best dude!
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Congratulations on your new Car

Nice writing there mate. Head Vs Heart battle as always, Final line is that which one of them made the choice, It is a choice made spot on. Elite i20 seems THE car to buy in that segment. Looks superb in white !

Wishing you a pleasant and trouble free ownership.

Drive safe, Enjoy Resposibily.

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The variant booked was Asta, as safety was paramount & we needed a car with a minimum of 2 airbags & ABS as standard, and it came loaded with all creature comforts.
Congrats sourav9385 on your latest acquisition and as I have always maintained, Elite looks the Best in White !!

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Seatbelt reminder bongs 5 times if it doesn’t detect the driver belting up. Then it becomes a steady blink-blink on the dashboard. 10 points off for that. It should have been a steady bong if the driver did not belt up and start driving.
My bro owns the I-gen and believe me when I say this, you wouldn't want that beep. I completely understand where you coming from with respect to safety, but its way too annoying. I have a feeling that Hyundai may have taking a leaf out of Maruti here, where Swift has the same thingy going.

Either ways, its way better than my VW, who consider belting up as obvious as unlocking the car to get in/out. In other words, you don't get a visual or audio indication of seat belt at all !!
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Congratulations sourav9385. Lovely writeup indeed.

I, for now have booked i20 Asta petrol but there's a constant war brewing up between M and H related to petrol or diesel. You see my usage is going to be less (<15 kms per day) but the sheer refinement of diesel is driving me nuts - experienced during test drives!
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...I liked your style of writing, crisp and full of humour. It was definitely a change after reading other ownership reviews, which focus on what already has been said in the detailed official review. Not that they are bad, just that this one was a class apart!...
Thanks mate! Glad you liked my style of writing, even though I don't exactly have a style of writing!

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...Perfect logic. This is the reason that even people who think themselves to be petrolheads (me, me!) end up buying cars like this. In the end, we are normal people leading normal daily lives, and we need a car which gives us the maximum comfort and value-for-money...
Thanks mate! Glad to know you liked reading my thread.

Your thread is an absolute must read for anyone who is considering getting the i20. In-fact, I read your thread multiple times when we were test driving the cars!

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... I ask because I thought using the fuel indicator to approximate mileage is inaccurate.
Thanks mate!

Yes, you are correct. It is just an guess-timate for now. Once the car goes through a full tankful of diesel, I'll have a better handle on the actual fuel efficiency. But for now, the guess-timate will suffice.

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...First of all, Heartiest congratulations.
You can try an OBD II reader to read the Distance to empty indicator.
Thanks Munnabhai!

I tried searching for the OBD scanner that's mentioned in Anurag's thread, but it seems no one in India has stock of it. And, it seems it doesn't retail for $50 anywhere, as far as I can see. I could be wrong though.

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Sourav, kudos on a really nice writeup. Maybe you should try writing a novel one of these days - you have the flair for sure.
Thanks mate!

I have a knack for making a joke or two, but that was really funny!

I'm glad you liked my write-up. I had decided not to pen my review the usual way, and I guess the mind v/s matter way seemed the only way to go about it.

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Congratulations on your new car!!
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Congratulations on your new Car

Nice writing there mate.
Thank you!

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Congrats sourav9385 on your latest acquisition and ...In other words, you don't get a visual or audio indication of seat belt at all !!
Thanks mate!

Yes, that is weird. I just wish cars were designed in such a way now, that you couldn't drive the damn thing unless number of people in the car = number of seatbelts locked in!

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Congratulations sourav9385. Lovely writeup indeed.

I, for now have booked i20 Asta petrol but there's a constant war brewing up between M and H related to petrol or diesel. You see my usage is going to be less (<15 kms per day) but the sheer refinement of diesel is driving me nuts - experienced during test drives!
Thanks mate, and congratulations on booking the i20!

Well, whichever way you look at it, the i20 diesel is a pretty good buy.

The petrol is very refined, but it just doesn't make sense buying it, even when you factor in the cost difference.
And if you do belong to the EMI junta, then the per month difference in cost is negligible.
Not to forget, the diesel has a really good fuel efficiency of around 18 in the city, compared to the petrol which will give at the best around 12-14 in the city.
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Congrats on the new car and the fantastic writeup. Drive safe for miles and more miles. Do update the thread with more of your excellent writing as you enjoy the car.
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That's a very nice writeup, and congrats on the car, wish you happy motoring

"Ferrari 275 GTS that had milk bottle tops for brakes, a mis-aligned propshaft, and you drove it once a year maybe, it would make you feel special"
Marathon watch in top gear for a few days and I know where the above lines come from.
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That's a very nice writeup, and congrats on the car, wish you happy motoring

"Ferrari 275 GTS that had milk bottle tops for brakes, a mis-aligned propshaft, and you drove it once a year maybe, it would make you feel special"
Marathon watch in top gear for a few days and I know where the above lines come from.
Thanks mate!

Yes, I know I borrowed those lines from Jezza. But they make so much sense!

I used to be incredibly passionate about automobiles, and used to mirror Jezza's sentiments on diesel being the fuel of Satan.

But one ride in the i20 diesel was enough to clear that misconception.

Yes, it doesn't rev like a Palio, or a Civic, but its pretty darn good for a diesel!

And if you factor in the fact that you can go nearly a 1000 kms on a tank of diesel, then its the deal of the century!
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Congrats Sourav on your acquisition. It sure is a looker and I never thought i would say this for a 9lac hatch that its value for money car.

I currently have a 3 yr old Figo which I dont have plans of changing, but in my mind I am more or less certain that 2-3 yrs down the line when I consider change the top hatch of choice would be i20. By then it would have even undergone some minor cosmetic upgrades.

Great writeup as well. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the heart vs mind which we all go through
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You think heart vs mind was difficult? Try the same with heart vs mind vs wife.

Excellent write-up. I was chortling through most of it. The i20 is a great purchase and coincidentally I also had the same experience while test driving the petrol variant. You floor the accelerator and it takes its own sweet time to get a move on.
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Great write up. The Elite i20 is a very good choice.
Off topic, your heart seems to have more sense than your mind.
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Congratulations on your new ride. The i20 is sure one heck of looker!

The image where you're playing Guns & Roses - Sweet Child of mine is rather befitting to the whole story behind your narration as is well to the car itself, isn't it?

Drive safe.

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Hi Sorav congratulation for new set of wheels
i was smitten by the same bug and settled for the same choice ASTA CRDI,what is your experience with the smart key ,if it is not in the pocket and you are still driving the car does it stop or gives warning after a distance?
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Congrats Sourav on your acquisition. It sure is a looker and I never thought i would say this for a 9lac hatch that its value for money car...Great writeup as well. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the heart vs mind which we all go through
Thanks mate!

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You think heart vs mind was difficult? Try the same with heart vs mind vs wife.

Excellent write-up. I was chortling through most of it...
Thanks mate!

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Great write up. The Elite i20 is a very good choice.
Off topic, your heart seems to have more sense than your mind.
Thanks mate!

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Congratulations on your new ride. The i20 is sure one heck of looker! The image where you're playing Guns & Roses - Sweet Child of mine is rather befitting to the whole story behind your narration as is well to the car itself, isn't it? Drive safe.
Thanks mate! LOL, I didn't think about that till , but now that you've mentioned it, it does make sense!

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Hi Sorav congratulation for new set of wheels
i was smitten by the same bug and settled for the same choice ASTA CRDI,what is your experience with the smart key ,if it is not in the pocket and you are still driving the car does it stop or gives warning after a distance?
Thanks mate!

As far as I've noticed, if I put the handbrake on and walk out of the car with the fob in my pocket, all I hear is a shrill beep & a warning on the MID: Key not in vehicle.

I've not yet tried driving the car without the key fob in it. But it's something I can experiment on this weekend.
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