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Old 14th August 2009, 12:38   #31
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Congrats on the i20 CRDI. Wish you many miles.

Hope to see it tomorrow at the meet. Take care and drive safe.
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Congrats Abhi! Nice color.
Eagrely waiting for you initial experience report.
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Congrats ABHI, Nice color. Eagerly waiting for the milage figures and the detailed report of the car. Drive Safe.
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Excellent choice Abhi. I wish I had waited a bit more before I decided to go for my 1.2 Asta. Anyway I dont drive enough to justify switching to a diesel as of now.

Regarding the comment on rear window sticker, I took think its too big, especially considering that the claim of "5 star safety" does not apply to our Asta model, which does not come with side curtain airbags. I hope you have removed the plastics from the seat by now.

Regarding tire change, was it really useful? Acceleres are not bad by any means. They also look more aggressive than Michelins. I upgraded my wheels to 15" and then put Mich Primacy LC. This made a big difference to ride quality and tire noise.
Hey appuchan, can you tell me to which size did you upsize it to? 195/65 R15? Have you posted any picture of it here? And how is the ride and handling? Any effect on the light steering?
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Congrats Abhi! All the very best. Heres wishing you lots and lots of miles ahead. I must say this the interiors in the i20 are class leading, amazing interiors none of the others in the same section come even close to this amazing car .
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Hey abhi ..congrats on the CRDi. The car looks great. By the way i would be more interested in the other car of yours. Could you please start a new thread with the ownership reviews of the CRV. That would be great. Would love to see some pics of CRV.

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congrats, it looks cool and would surely run hot. the interiors look good, especially the centre console and the steering wheel.

Being a hyundai you can expect distant visits to the service centre and should have a peaceful ownership experience.
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Abhi, can you tell us how much you bought the new tires for, and how much you got for your old tires? How is the ride with the XM1's?
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AbhiJ, Congratulations on your new car. Wise decision to throw away the accelere's, they don't have the grip levels to suit the torque this engine is putting out. Michelin XM1's are good.

Enjoy your new car. Keep us updated.
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Excellent choice. I like the colour.

Please let us know how XM1+ handles the torque. Waiting for the detailed ownership report.
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Old 14th August 2009, 18:43   #41
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Thank you for all the replies. I ll keep adding my experiences as and when I have them...

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thats a nice set of wheels that you have chosen for yourself
Thanks but these are standard Hyundai wheels...

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Oh how I wish Hyundai had atleast an optional 110 BHP CRDI engine from the Getz!
Me too...

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If you run it using the rpm as a guide, road speed is irrelevant.
What is the ideal rpm range you would recommend?

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Btw, I think the 5 star safety sticker on the rear window looks too big. Cant we get it removed?
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Regarding the comment on rear window sticker, I took think its too big, especially considering that the claim of "5 star safety" does not apply to our Asta model, which does not come with side curtain airbags. I hope you have removed the plastics from the seat by now.
All stickers are going to go away in a day or so. Plastics are already gone.


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Congrats AbhiJ.
To make this car look even more stunning, i would suggest you change the alloys and upsize the tyres.
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Tyres upsize anytime soon ?
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Did you change to Michelin XM1+?
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Hey appuchan, can you tell me to which size did you upsize it to? 195/65 R15?
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How is the ride with the XM1's?
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AbhiJ, Congratulations on your new car. Wise decision to throw away the accelere's, they don't have the grip levels to suit the torque this engine is putting out. Michelin XM1's are good.
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Regarding tire change, was it really useful? Acceleres are not bad by any means.
I changed (upgraded possible is a wrong term here) the tyres from 185/65 R 14 Apollo Aceleres to 185/70 R 14 Michelin XM1+.

The change was made due to:
1) Better Brand
2) Lower Noise
3) More Road Clearance
4) Better Ride

All the above have been achieved

With regards to grip , I cannot comment since I didnt try any stunts with Apollos...

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A big pertol SUV and a small diesel hatch huh ?! nice combo and sweeet looking car there ! Congrats !

The SUV runs 5000 kms annually, the hatch does 15000 kms yearly. Hence the choice of fuel...



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Would love to see some pics of CRV.

Yes Sir!


My Hyundai i20 CRDi Asta is here! UPDATE- Now Sold-crv.jpg

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Old 14th August 2009, 19:57   #42
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What is the ideal rpm range you would recommend?
I am not familiar with that engine, so this is something you should revalidate, but from other diesel engine experience, I suggest not exceeding 3000 rpm at the top, and once in motion, not pulling from lower than 1500 rpm. Particularly on an upslope. And always using first to start from standstill. But as I said, not knowing when the turbo kicks in, I could be wrong about the lower number.
The other key to good running in is to not hold it at the higher rpms for long durations and to extend the rpms higher as the kms mount. There is a thread on running in here somewhere, it should give you a lot more specifics.
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Hey thanks Abhi. Please please start a new thread on the CRV. I want to know more about it. Thats my dream machine man.
The CRV looks gorgeous in BLACK. My taste too. Please consider my request.
am not satisfied yet yeh dil maange more. AHA

Am not in a hurry though. Take your time.
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@AbhiJ Did the dealer quote extended warrant price? You can wait up to 60 days from the date of purchase, if you want extended warrant.
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Hi Abhi - Congrats for a fantastic buy - i think the interiors are worth every penny!

Just a question - i notice in the initial pics there is no sound prrofing material on the inside of the bonnet - is this standard? How audible is the diesel clatter in the cabin with ac on?
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