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Old 21st September 2008, 16:30   #16
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congrats Benji. Great review btw. Really good to see that pics were posted with the review.
Hate having to go through pages of comments to find the pics.
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My wife who has a permanent license (but does not drive much) is always with me
Now thats one fool proof reason to have your better half by your side on every drive!!!
No wonder you didn't get your permanent license till now!!
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Old 21st September 2008, 22:45   #18
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Hey Benji...great car....safe drive..!!
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Old 21st September 2008, 23:11   #19
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congrats Benji. Great review btw. Really good to see that pics were posted with the review.
Hate having to go through pages of comments to find the pics.
Thanks.
You seem to be a Chevy fan (from your avatar)
What car do you have?
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Congrats pal on your buy.cheers:
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Old 22nd September 2008, 20:14   #21
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Congrats on your new ride Benji. Excellent review. When I TD'd the UVA, I loved it too. The feeling of spaciousness is awesome, as compared to the other small cars. The only cons was the slightly sluggish engine and the fear of high maintainence costs.

Wish you many miles of driving pleasure. Drive safe !!!
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Congrats & welcome to GM Club
UVA is certainly on top when it comes to space. My initial choice was also UVA (But I ended up with an Aveo, thats a diff story)
Enjoy your new love, happy and safe driving .
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Congrats & welcome to GM Club
UVA is certainly on top when it comes to space. My initial choice was also UVA (But I ended up with an Aveo, thats a diff story)
Enjoy your new love, happy and safe driving .
How long have you been using the Aveo. And how is the service from GM so far?
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How long have you been using the Aveo. And how is the service from GM so far?
I got my Aveo 5 months ago. My initial experience with Sundaram was very bad. Then I moved to Vijay and it was very good. The sales person was friendly and took delivery from them. I had good warpo with the sales guy. But he just moved to Nandi Toyota.

I did my first service also in Vijay motors in Mahadevpura. No complaints. Getting the car from service station without paying any money is a very good feeling (I mean the cash-less offers)

As far as GM is concerned, they are really in a mood to establish themselves well here and they care for the customer.
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Benji, congrats on your purchase. The 'Yuva' is a nice Indian name and a much underrated car in the segment. It does look like GM is planning to get it's act together and investing heavily in India. So, I am sure that you will have no reason to regret your choice ever.
Drive safely and look forward to see your long term ownership reviews.
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I was told to keep the speed below 80 KMPH on the highway in the run-in period and this was extremely difficult on the highway!
Btw, its the RPM that really matters. We should make sure to hold the RPM around 1.5K till the first service. Around 2.5-3K till 5000k, and rest assured I beleive.
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Congrats on your new car. UVA is a good car. Nowadays, you have the cash less servicing also. All the GM cars makes a good VFM.

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Btw, its the RPM that really matters. We should make sure to hold the RPM around 1.5K till the first service. Around 2.5-3K till 5000k, and rest assured I beleive.
IMO, rpm of 1.5K is too low. He should maintain around 2K upto 1st servicng and after 1st servicing, the engine would have settled in and then he can drive down upto 4~5k rpm. Nothing will happen. Unless he wants to rip the car in in every day drive.
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Unfortunately the UVA 1.2LS does not have a tacho. I simply ensure that the engine sound is OK when I accelerate and change gears - but then I'm pretty inexpreienced.
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Don't push the acc pedal too hard or floor it. It will mean that the engine is getting more strain. Just do a light pedalling for first 1K kms and that should be just fine.
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Benji,

Congrats on the new car! She looks charming in this color!

Your decision making thought have been well put out, guess your heart and head said made the same decision.

Wish you many miles of happy motoring.

One of my friends owns a red i10 in Trichy. And you are right, did not notice much of that color over there!

And as for the running in, please do not maintain a constant speed during this run-in period, for extended time. Do not rev hard; go to a max of 80kmph; even though you have open stretch, keep moving between 60kmph & 80kmph.
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