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Old 16th September 2009, 17:26   #91
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Congrats on the 1000km milestone, i guess you can bid the run in procedure goodbye now. What accessories are you planning? Aso, the FE seems to be on the lower side, it'll improve with time,surely
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I have booked Magana model. IS there a way to make this USB enabled. I see the system used for Magana and Asta are same minus USB.
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Congrats on the 1000km milestone, i guess you can bid the run in procedure goodbye now. What accessories are you planning? Aso, the FE seems to be on the lower side, it'll improve with time,surely
The FE is not bad, considering the engine on time. Last time I re fueled, the car had traveled around 450 km in 30+ hrs of Engine ON time. Thats less than 15 km travelled per hour the engine is on... I still got an avg. of 12 kmpl

Accessories:

1) Filming - Including Windscreen
2) HU Replacement - Will do this one as soon as I can afford it. Planning to get one with integrated Satnav, Reversing Camera, Reversing Sensors etc.

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Hello Abhi, I test drove 1.2 and decided not to go with it because of lack of power. I was looking for a hatch with good power plus standard safety aspects. So looks like i20 crdi top end fits my purpose. However this will be my first diesel if I buy one. Did anybody try back to back tests of 1.2 and 1.4 crdi? Is the difference huge? Is it comfortable pulling 2+ adults from standstill and till the turbo kicks in? Your inputs please.
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AbhiJ:How about the vol controls on the steering wheel?Will they take a toll when the HU is upgraded? or is there any chance of using the same.

Any idea of upgrading to petes?
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@AbhiJ 1st service over ? did you get the OIL change ?
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Old 15th October 2009, 00:24   #97
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Sorry for the late replies...

Quick Update: First Service Done. Rs. 0.00 bill. No Oil Change. No complaints.

Car is quiter and smoother. Pulling cleaner at low rpms.

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Is it comfortable pulling 2+ adults from standstill and till the turbo kicks in? Your inputs please.

This car has more than adequate power. See, low end pulling of the car is dependant on torque, and this engine has loads of it. It pulls cleanly with 5 adults @ 1200 rpm currently.

I'd like to add, after the first 1500 kms, the engine opens up, and the pulling at low rpms improves.

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AbhiJ:How about the vol controls on the steering wheel?Will they take a toll when the HU is upgraded? or is there any chance of using the same.

Any idea of upgrading to petes?


The steering buttons will work according to my ICE Supplier. This is on hold currently due to lack of money

Petes is certainly on the cards. Waiting for 3000 kms +.

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@AbhiJ 1st service over ? did you get the OIL change ?


Yup. Spoke to the service advisor (know him for over 3 yrs). I offered to pay him the charge for oil change, but me told me not to go for it. He infact said that he would remove the the oil filter and clean it for any trapped debree/metal particles. Dont know whether that is possible /whether he actually did it.

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Old 29th October 2009, 00:23   #98
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First Damage :( Today, the i20 got its first hit...

My chauffeur was driving and a bike coming from the opposite side hit the Right Side OVRM really hard with its handle. The bike was overtaking another car, and misjudged the distance. The guy did not stop after the hit, and sped away...

Our speed was around 40 km/hr at time of impact, and I am sure, even the bike must have been doing 40-50 kmph... So impact speed of almost 90 kmph between the bike handle and OVRM.

The sound of the impact was pretty loud, and I thought the OVRM is a total goner for sure. The OVRM shut totally from the impact, and the mirror itself popped out of the housing... But thankfully the mirror got stuck between the OVRM housing and window glass. So it did not fall to the tarmac and hence survived.

Since the OVRM has electronic adjustment + electronic folding, I was expecting big bills..

I reached my factory and examined the damage, and saw..

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

A centring pin had broken off, but the mirror itself and locking mechanism survived. The folding and adjustment also worked fine. Due to the design of the OVRM, even the paint did not chip. The bottom (and outermost edge) of the OVRM is unpainted, and that edge took the impact.

I simply snapped the mirror back in, and it was good as new!!

Couple of years earlier,I had my Lancer's OVRM hit with a much lower impact, and the OVRM assembly broke into multiple pieces. The i20's OVRM is pretty well designed.

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Lucky you! btw, the same trick has worked with me twice on my swift!
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Lucky you! btw, the same trick has worked with me twice on my swift!
Thanks, I am seriously considering using Fevikwik and sticking the mirror in the housing for good...
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Wow! Thats great! i20 is built great inside out!

I had a question btw, is there any speedo error in your i20 after the tyre change?
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Wow! Thats great! i20 is built great inside out!

I had a question btw, is there any speedo error in your i20 after the tyre change?
If reports the speed / distance travelled at -3.1%.

So if the speedo says I am at 100 kmph, I am actually at 103.1 kmph.

or, If the odo says I have travelled 100 km, I have actually travelled 103.1 km
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Nice!

Congrats again!
one last query - Is there a need to increase GC if there's a single person in a car most of the time?(Rarely friends)
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Nice!

Congrats again!
one last query - Is there a need to increase GC if there's a single person in a car most of the time?(Rarely friends)
Sohail, the car has a good GC and there is no need to increase it, even with 4 people onboard.

I increased it because I travel on terrible roads. Roads on which our Mahindra Maxx Pickup also bottoms out, if not driven properly.

Hence for me, ever mm counts.

If you drive mostly in the city, dont bother increasing the GC
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Pete's after 3k?

Are you sure about that?

The oil change would have been good. The small filings and shavings do get into the oil. See if its possible to get it done now.
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