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Old 19th February 2009, 01:50   #1
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Default I got it all - The i10 Magna in white

Hi Friends,
I was looking for a hatch as a replacement to the 5 year old Maruti Alto Lxi. The new hatch is required to serve the city (90%) and highway (10%). Since i was tired of the cramped space at rear in the Alto, want to have a spacious machine this time.
Options i considered were - Maruti A-star, Maruti Swift (P) and Hyundai i10. Budget was 4.5 L at the max. Ruled out Maruti A-star due to looks, rear space, less visibilty from rear window (seems to be suffocating), higher cost.
Swift - Mom didn't liked the looks, rear & boot less, heard about rattles in swift. i10 was the new kid on the block, didn't want to go for biege interiors but no option, rear seat space is decent with good thigh support, compact exteriors (compared to swift), good handling.
So opted for i10 kappa Magna. Colours i liked initially were - White, Oyster Grey, Black, Red. Ruled out the dark colours, since the scratches are more visible and considering the road & traffic conditions, it's unavoidable in our city. So opted for Crystal White.

Sold the Alto Lxi (Black) - 47k kms. 2003 model = Rs. 1.25 L
i10 Magna (kappa) White, ex-showroom = Rs. 4.01 L
Insurance = Free
Registration = Rs. 12k
Exchange Bonus = Rs. 10K
Accessories = Teflon coating (Wings), Central locking

Didn't get the central locking, since didn't like the central locking they were offering. Now have the following choices to go for instead of central locking -
1) Anti-rust + Body Cover
2) Spoiler + Body Cover
3) Fog Lamps ( The guy at dealership quoted Rs. 5.5k for the fog lamps)

I am considering the option 2 at this time, will finalise in a day or two.

Got the delivery of the car today. Done the PDI. All OK. ODO - 10km.

Got the following accessories outside -
Central Locking - Croswheels - Rs. 3.5k
Auto-cop Auto Windows roll-up - Rs. 1.5k
Mud Flaps - Rs. 250
Carpets - Rs. 800
Steering Cover - Black leather

ICE setup will follow in the next week probably.

Loads of space all-around. The initial drive was quite impressive. Tilt steering is a good option for Magna. Power steering response was not so impressive, found it little on heavier side. Remote boot-lid is a great miss in the variant. Atleast this basic feature should be there.
Will update the thread as the driving experience will mature with the i10.

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Old 19th February 2009, 01:57   #2
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congrats superbhikari!
i10 looks neat in white. enjoy your ride.

OT : you could have kept the jbl 607 for i10. just a thought.
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Congrats friend for the cute white car!

Pics would complete this thread and drive safely.
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Congrats.

Pics plz!

Do update about the driving experience & FE.

Enjoy the car.
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Old 19th February 2009, 11:07   #5
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Congrats. Magna Kappa comes standard with central locking, all 4 power windows and digital clock/tacho. I also got very nice Hyundai original keyless entry-cum-security (incl. engine immobiliser). This also auto locks/unlocks on start/stop of engine. Very convenient.

Like you, I also did not like A star very much as compared to i10. Other than perhaps 10% better FE, A-star does not seem to have much going for it, IMO.
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Congrats.

If I were you, I would not go for the body cover. One seldom uses it after the initial weeks / months and even if it is used regularly, it does more harm to the paint than protect it.
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Congrats on the new buy! i10 magna is a great upgrade from after Alto Lxi. Loved the car when I had TD-ed it sometime back with a friend. I also loved the tilt steering feature. I am particularly interested in this car, when I change my wagon r in the near future, just that I might end up buying the auto-transmission version (Astra), as wifey wants an automatic. So, when are the pics coming here?
Enjoy your ride and keep updating this thread with you driving experiences.
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Congrats SB for choosing the i10 Magna and more importantly the color white. I think most folks are not really looking at this color as they are keen on darker color. But, white looks really awesome on this car.

But, i note in this time when car sales are down, you could have gotten everything that you paid outside as part of the deal.

When i bought an i10 ( White) for my wife, i got a whole list of accessories free. Check here on the 1st page

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...omes-home.html



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I also got very nice Hyundai original keyless entry-cum-security (incl. engine immobiliser). This also auto locks/unlocks on start/stop of engine. Very convenient.
Does it unlock/lock on engine switch off or on applying hand-brake?
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Oh man trust me. Super choice. saw an white i20 recently. It looks awesome.
Congrats for the ride.
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Oh man trust me. Super choice. saw an white i20 recently.
how can we trust u ?

he bought an i10 and of course white i10 looks good too.

congrats Superbhikhari

happy mile munching
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My marketing managress - based on my recommendation - bought a white i10 Magna as well. What a fabulous city car! Simply unbeatable quality as part of the package too. I only wish that she (and you) had opted for the automatic transmission. Few cars come close to an automatic Santro / i10 on convenience within the city.
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Reading the title "Got it all" I thought it was an i20 and completely missed reading the "10" besides the "i" in the title. And realised it only after reading half of your post

Just goes to show that humans recognize words easily than numbers
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Congrats buddy I too have i10 white with me. Great car for city and good on highways too.
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My marketing managress - based on my recommendation - bought a white i10 Magna as well. What a fabulous city car! Simply unbeatable quality as part of the package too. I only wish that she (and you) had opted for the automatic transmission. Few cars come close to an automatic Santro / i10 on convenience within the city.
I was initially getting the Automatic version but backed out due to following reasons -
1) 20 days delivery time.
2) It's hard to resale the car here in my city.
3) ICE bug. Greed to save 40k for the ICE overtook me.
4) Low FE, it's the least reason though.


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Congrats SB for choosing the i10 Magna and more importantly the color white. I think most folks are not really looking at this color as they are keen on darker color. But, white looks really awesome on this car.

But, i note in this time when car sales are down, you could have gotten everything that you paid outside as part of the deal.

When i bought an i10 ( White) for my wife, i got a whole list of accessories free. Check here on the 1st page

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...omes-home.html

Ya, i did checked your thread thoroughly even before buying the car and called up all the Hyundai Dealers right from Dehradun to the Extreme end of West UP (Noida). But it's the best deal all of them are offering since the price hike was on the cards (which happened some days back).
You certainly got the best deal i heard as off now. Congrats for that.

Cheers!
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Conrats SB!

Didnt the window roll up cause warranty void?
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