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Old 28th February 2016, 08:15   #181
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Could you tell me where you got leather seat and steering wrapping done?. How much did it cost? and also what brand/variant?
For steering, do they have to remove something?. Is it safe to do it outside authorized dealer?
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Could you tell me where you got leather seat and steering wrapping done?. How much did it cost? and also what brand/variant?
For steering, do they have to remove something?. Is it safe to do it outside authorized dealer?
The seating and steering was done by "GENOUS". Contact person is Mr. Basavaraj. It is just behind Urvashi theater.

I was very particular about getting it done with Nappa which is the most expensive leather but I was advised against it by Mr. Basavaraj himself who said that the leather cracks up sooner that other varieties. So I went for the next best (I do not remember the exact name but it costs around 7K lesser).

Yes the Steering will be removed. But they a good job. Nothing to worry with the Genous guys. They must have done several hundreds by now (mine was the 4th Creta)

You should be able to get it for 40K.

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Hey. I booked a Creta AT last month and waiting for the call from the dealer now. Been using a VW Vento AT for last 4 years, so had to buy an AT only. I like driving fast, corner hard, etc. Vento hasn't given me a reason to complain and natural upgrade would have been a Jetta perhaps. But then, it's way too expensive for AT Highline. So venturing out and surprisingly against all odds liked the Creta. Found it to be stable and not have much roll over.


Reading your review and seeing issues around 20-40 km drive and brakes issue, I'm concerned. Please share if these are temporary or how they stack up against a Vento if you've driven one. How is bold quality because I don't like my cars to be squeaky and previously was unhappy with my City zx, so please share inputs on Creta and help me decide. Do I need to look elsewhere or continue with my decision. Duster has come with AT but doubt if I'll like its build quality and interiors.

Look forward to your inputs.

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Hey. I booked a creta AT last month and waiting for the call from the dealer now. Been using a VW Vento AT for last 4 years, so had to buy an AT only. I like driving fast, corner hard, etc. Vento hasn't given me z reason to complain and natural upgrade would have been a Jetta perhaps. But then, it's way too expensive for AT Highline. So venturing out and surprisingly against all odds liked the creta. Found it to be stable and not have much roll over.


Reading your review and seeing issues around 20-40 km drive and brakes issue, am concerned. Pls share if these are temporary or how they stack up against a Vento if you've driven one. How is bold quality because I don't like my cars to be squeeky and previously was unhappy with my city zx, so pls share inputs on creta and help me decide. Do I need to look elsewhere or continue with my decision. Duster has come with AT but doubt if I'll like its build quality and interiors.

Look forward to your inputs.

1. I have driven a Vento TDI manual. The turbo punch which pushes you back in your seat is exhilarating. This was somewhat the same with the first gen verna which was released in 2006. The fluidic verna had linear power delivery and certainly lacked the punch like the Vento or the Skoda laura even.

2. I am more of a city driver and I am not an enthusiastic driver either. So it will be wrong on my part to comment since I have not pushed the Creta AT to its limits. But the manual version seems to be a superb performer.

3. The 20 to 40 KMPH issue - it clarify it is not a power delivery issue in this speed band. It is the constant working of the gears upshifting and downshifting in dense traffic and the whining sound of the transmission which will irritate you. If you have the music system ON this wont be a bother at all. I am sure this will be the case with all torque converter transmissions (even the high end Santa Fe also behaves this way)

4. The Brakes takes a little bit of getting used to. It took me about 5000 kms and now I know how and in what distance it exactly stops. Seems a little spongy for someone coming from other cars but you will gradually get more confidence.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks a ton. Your response is helpful. I may not realize these to be issues having already used a torque converter. Gather that Creta's production has been ramped up and hope to get my vehicle sooner.
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Hey, your review has been most insightful. Wanted to clarify a few things if you could suggest.
I am thinking of getting the petrol AT for my parents. They are moving from the old Honda City. Would like to know how easy is it to get in and out of the vehicle compared to a sedan.( Still have to take a test drive).
Also anything in particular your wife dislikes about it while driving or in general compared to a sedan.
Oh btw the seats looks fantastic.
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Hey, your review has been most insightful. Wanted to clarify a few things if you could suggest.
I am thinking of getting the petrol AT for my parents. They are moving from the old Honda City. Would like to know how easy is it to get in and out of the vehicle compared to a sedan.( Still have to take a test drive).
Also anything in particular your wife dislikes about it while driving or in general compared to a sedan.
Oh btw the seats looks fantastic.
It is very convenient to get in and out of the Creta. It is like walking in. Its not too tall like the fortuner which needs a side step nor is it low like the Verna or the Honda City where you need to slouch to get in.

My wife prefers driving the manual shift (her i20) which should come as a surprise . She says the head rests are not comfortable in the Creta for her height which is 5'4". Apart from that she hasnt had any qualms.
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The 10,000 Km Milestone:

Its been a while since I posted anything on this thread. Both the Creta and me were quietly accumulating the KMS on the ODO without any fuss or problems.

Finally got the 2nd service done yesterday. The Bill amount was Rs. 4163=00 (Oil change and Wheel Balancing/Alignment Charges).

Experience So Far:
1. No issues or niggles whatsoever!
2. Comfortable for city drives - especially Bangalore traffic !
3. Mileage averaging between 13 and 14 Kmpl

Many more miles to go....
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Boy ! 4163 is pretty steep for the second service, what kind of oil did they put in !

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Can you confirm if your after-market speakers fit well in the slots where the original OEM speakers were, or did you sense any clicks when the front door windows are rolled down (or additional vibrations when you close the door with the window down)
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You seemed to have changed the number plates Advaith gave you. Where did you get the new ones? What is the material / style name for it?

Pls let me know.
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BNM, Congratulations on your Creta. After reading your review, I booked an Automatic Creta without even having Test Driven it! I absolutely LOVE the car. I have driven about 23000 Kms on it till date. Extremely happy with the performance of the car even at high speeds. Just wanted to Thank you for your Review & yes... You car looks just FANTASTIC!!!
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You seemed to have changed the number plates Advaith gave you. Where did you get the new ones? What is the material / style name for it?

Pls let me know.
Yes I did. These are transparent plastic plates. A layer of silver sticker is pasted and the number is embossed on it. You just have to show the pics. Any of the standard number plate guys will do it for you.
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Boy ! 4163 is pretty steep for the second service, what kind of oil did they put in !

Just Normal Oil Rs 269 per Ltr x 5.3 Lts

BNM,
Can you confirm if your after-market speakers fit well in the slots where the original OEM speakers were, or did you sense any clicks when the front door windows are rolled down (or additional vibrations when you close the door with the window down)
Usually once you remove the OEM speakers, you need to install wooden spacers and then bolt the speakers onto them. I went an extra step and did some damping also. So no interference of any sort when the windows roll down.
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Usually once you remove the OEM speakers, you need to install wooden spacers and then bolt the speakers onto them. I went an extra step and did some damping also. So no interference of any sort when the windows roll down.
Thanks, guess the shop I went to didn't do such a proper job ! I did install some damping but I think they messed up on the spacers, will have to get it redone !
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