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Old 3rd August 2009, 23:54   #16
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Very good report . Your alloys are really awesome. Haven't seen a better looking i10 than yours.
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Hi NevGin,

Nice car + superb looking alloys + shoes + nice write up

Looks like you are enjoying yourself driving the i10.

On an auto box, we generally tend to push it a lot more than a manual (where we have to take the foot of the accelerator to change the gear). Try the same while driving an auto. When you feel that you have reached an rpm and speed in a particular gear (an engine speed at which you would normally change in a manual box), ease the pressure of your right foot. You would notice the auto shifting to a higher gear. It works very well for me in my 4 speed Corolla auto. Mileage has improved and takes a bit of time to get used to this sort of driving.

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Hi NevGin,

Nice car + superb looking alloys + shoes + nice write up

Looks like you are enjoying yourself driving the i10.

On an auto box, we generally tend to push it a lot more than a manual (where we have to take the foot of the accelerator to change the gear). Try the same while driving an auto. When you feel that you have reached an rpm and speed in a particular gear (an engine speed at which you would normally change in a manual box), ease the pressure of your right foot. You would notice the auto shifting to a higher gear. It works very well for me in my 4 speed Corolla auto. Mileage has improved and takes a bit of time to get used to this sort of driving.

Very well explained MAS. I do exactly the same. Perfect way to drive in the city or even cruise. Double digit mileage figures are easy that way. Try it Nev.
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Very well explained MAS. I do exactly the same. Perfect way to drive in the city or even cruise. Double digit mileage figures are easy that way. Try it Nev.
Thanks. I have been successful in doing as you mentioned for the first 3 gears but I have not perfected getting it to go into the 4th (OD ratio). Will test on some open stretch

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Hi NevGin,

Nice car + superb looking alloys + shoes + nice write up

Looks like you are enjoying yourself driving the i10.

On an auto box, we generally tend to push it a lot more than a manual (where we have to take the foot of the accelerator to change the gear). Try the same while driving an auto. When you feel that you have reached an rpm and speed in a particular gear (an engine speed at which you would normally change in a manual box), ease the pressure of your right foot. You would notice the auto shifting to a higher gear. It works very well for me in my 4 speed Corolla auto. Mileage has improved and takes a bit of time to get used to this sort of driving.
Thanks MAS. I am going to pay more attention to how I depress and release the gas

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Very good report . Your alloys are really awesome. Haven't seen a better looking i10 than yours.
I appreciate that. Thanks!

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Great report there. Its good to see you are enjoying every bit of your i10 AT. Just curious though, was 11.4 kpl what you got on your highway runs? What was your constant speed 130 kph?

About the service station, why dont you try the company owned HMP service station? Where in Mumbai are you put up anyways?
Thanks Dippy. Yes I will use HMP henceforth. I am located in Bandra West. Mileage was 25% city 75% Highway. For constant speed I was keeping the car to 120 kmph
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Seen below are the car care products used on all our cars. The shampoo is new and I have yet to try it. The leather and dashboard cleaners are very effective and lasts very long
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wow...nice car care products!!
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Thanks knp. I am targetting to buy an orbital polishing machine next
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The Armorall car shampoo was excellent! I intend using it twice a month as it easily removes marks on the paint easily
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Did you get up really early and go to Carter Road for those shots? Hehe. Your love for the car shows. And an impressive range of car care products you have there. I'm cetrainl going to take some tips from you.
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Did you get up really early and go to Carter Road for those shots? Hehe. Your love for the car shows. And an impressive range of car care products you have there. I'm cetrainl going to take some tips from you.
Yes I did in fact! LOL. Started at 6:30 AM. Took the shots at about 10:00 AM.
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We had been hearing a sound as if an empty plastic vegetable oil can was tied to the bumper and dragging behind while driving. Yes, it does sound comical but I thought it was the suspension and was suddenly worried that the alloys and oversize were fouling the suspension. Marched off this morning at 7:30 AM to the HMP workshop at Cotton Green.

I reached a good 30 mins before they opened. Finally I related the above to the service advisor. He took the car immediately into the workshop and attacked the roof antennae. Said it was loose and that the overhang was causing it to hit the roof and make that noise. Antennae tightened and tilted close to 45 degrees, we are off on a test drive.

Not a sound. Tried all kinds of potholes and bumps to replicate the sound. All silent! Apparently this is a known complaint. But I must say I never had this experience when owing the Swift or for that matter my good old Opel Sail.
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All is well that ends well

It feels nice when small things cure what was suspected to be very serious, doesn't it ?
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Hi i have been driving a manual i10 kappa sportz for over six months now. Having the following issues with the car.

While picking up in first gear there is a slight vibration. In case the engine is revved a bit it does not happen. On the right hand side there is some noise coming right from inception of the car. Recently there is a choo choo noise coming from the right hand side as well.

Have been sending my car to hyundai motor plaza (since it was purchased from them), mumbai for the servicing and 2 services are over already. The complains are mentioned but not completely solved.

Overall this has been my first experience with a hyundai product and it has been disappointing to say the least.

The average with full city driving is about 8 in really stop and go traffic. The gear ratios are so wide that you never get a change actually to go beyond the third gear sometimes at all and the lack of low end grunt forces you to reach a certain rpm in each gear before shifting up.

Actually for more of city driving the i10 with the santro engine is a better choice.
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It feels nice when small things cure what was suspected to be very serious, doesn't it ?
@Eddy: Absolutely! No way better to describe it.
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