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Old 19th August 2009, 14:34   #16
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WOW! First i20 AT in t-bhp.

Congrats Man

Just waiting for that beautiful pics and first ownership report.

Best of Luck and Happy Motoring

Cheers!
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Congrats !!!! looking forward to a lightning fast initial review.Also of course pictures
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Old 19th August 2009, 15:16   #18
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Default FiL plays spoilsport - delivery on Friday

Breaking news: My FiL plays spoilsport in my party.

He called up first thing in the morning -
FiL: 'I heard you are getting the car today'
me: 'You heard it right'
FiL: 'not a good idea to take it today'
me: <pause... obviously disappointed... take a deep breath> 'why'
FiL: 'today's the day prior to amavasya'
me: (I'm a non-believer but no point arguing) ok, i'll pick up tomorrow
FiL: <audibly irritated> 'no, can't. tomorrow's amavasya' <he must've said 'you fool' under his breath>
me: <my turn to be audibly irritated> ok Friday then?
FiL: Friday's fine, but Saturday's ideal. it is gowri-ganesha...
me: <ignoring the last part> 'Friday it is then.'

I'm sure he'll try calling my wife during the day, but my wife knows me better... Well, I hope.

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Silly stunts they try to pull off. Get up and extend your handshake to say "Good Day" and they'll promptly request you to sit down and will offer you the chance to do your PDI
I'm quite sure the salesman would have taken me to the stockyard and what he was offering was mild resistance. But I wasn't that keen on going to nelamangala stockyard either. What I've done is withheld 1.5L of payment to be given only after PDI. That still gives me some leverage in case I find something amiss.

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Congrats friend. Have a happy and a safe drive with the i20.

Please dont forget to update your delivery experience.
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Congrats Pachchu, I really enjoyed reading your review on your Reva, hope you come up with such a review on this beautiful yet powerful i20 1.4 AT. Have you traded your santro with the same dealer? If you dont mind, could you disclose the exchange price and the OTR for this beauty.

Enjoy your purchase and let us know how was the delivery experience.
Looking at the overwhelming response at Reva review thread, I think the bar has been set too high for myself. There have already been so many great i20 reviews, I doubt if I can generate the same level of interest as the Reva thread and still add some value to it.

Santro has not been traded yet and don't plan to sell it to the dealer. It will be exactly 3 years next month with 23k KMs on it. The final price quoted by dealer is 2.7L (price quoted earlier was 2.6L) and I didn't like it. I am looking for something in the vicinity of 3.25L. Some might consider it steep, but I have a buyer, so I'm not really looking to advertise here.

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Congrats! I'm sure you'll enjoy the car. BTW what are Hyundai's claims on the FE? Is it the same gearbox that does duty in the i10?

This is one of the most absurd explanations for not having a TD vehicle. If they are so short of cars, it would be logical to have a TD car rather than keep a car on display. I too was asked to have a look at the display car. I saw no point because only the gear shift would be different and therefore declined.
No idea of FE and they don't have ARAI figures either for AT, but I'm relying on UK figures. The worst I've read there is 30mpg - translates to 10.66kmpl. Looking at i10 figures in another thread, 10.66 in city conditions might be optimistic.

I would expect the i20 AT transmission to be the same as i10 transmission, don't know if it is so for sure.

Also, I agree on the absurdity of the reason given. That's why I chose to quote them verbatim and not justify what the dealer did so that folks in this forum get to know the positive as well as the negative experiences.
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Sorry to hear about the delay.

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No idea of FE and they don't have ARAI figures either for AT
Strange. They had figures for all i20 variants except the 1.4 petrol. If I'm not mistaken, all dealers are required to display/have this information ready before they sell any car.
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Congrats pachu! I am really looking forward to the car's review. Damn, I wish you had ignored your FiL's call. But I am sure he would have gotten to you through your wife. ;-)
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Sorry to hear about the delay.

Strange. They had figures for all i20 variants except the 1.4 petrol. If I'm not mistaken, all dealers are required to display/have this information ready before they sell any car.
On the ARAI mileage display at Trident, the AT and the Diesel variant, both were missing.

They are doing a temporary registration of the car with the RTO. This is because, the RTO does not have permission to register this vehicle yet. I remember a few i20 CRDI folks also went thru this experience. Not sure if/when they got the permanent registration. The permanent registration will be done once RTO has all the permissions to regsiter this variant.
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Congrats on the AT i20 pachchu.
The wait until Friday will be worth it! (secretly wishing that it will not be Saturday!)
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This is because, the RTO does not have permission to register this vehicle yet. I remember a few i20 CRDI folks also went thru this experience. Not sure if/when they got the permanent registration. The permanent registration will be done once RTO has all the permissions to regsiter this variant.
This seems to be the usual case with all the RTOs! Similar thing happened when Fiesta 1.6S was launched! RTO was not aware of the variant and registered my friend's car as Sxi!
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I remember a few i20 CRDI folks also went thru this experience.
Still waiting for the registration here in Bengal
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Breaking news:...'Friday it is then.'
I hate these things getting in the way. If my car doesn't arrive exactly on time, I'm facing the critically heart-attack-inducing situation of waiting through the 15-day pitrupaksha period (inauspicious yada yada) before I can bring my i20 home, during which time it'll stand with the dealer. What nonsense.

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I'm quite sure the salesman would have taken me to the stockyard and what he was offering was mild resistance. But I wasn't that keen on going to nelamangala stockyard either. What I've done is withheld 1.5L of payment to be given only after PDI. That still gives me some leverage in case I find something amiss.
Frankly, although I insisted on PDI I really don't want to go all the way to Bhiwandi either for the PDI. Either ways, I've kept the entire price of the car (sans Rs. 3k booking amount) for leverage
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  • Art leather Car-seats (mostly from autoform).
Dont put additional seat covers on the car as the car comes with side airbags which are in the seats and if you put additional seat covers the side airbags wont deploy in case of an impact and they will become redundant.
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Congrats!
Finally an AT i20 on the forum.
I am a firm believer of not buying a car without a td but then somehow i believe you cant go wrong with this one.
Hope you get it on friday without further hiccups.
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@Patil- interesting point.
Does this means whichever car has side airbags cant get additional seat covers?

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  • Art leather Car-seats (mostly from autoform).
Dont put additional seat covers on the car as the car comes with side airbags which are in the seats and if you put additional seat covers the side airbags wont deploy in case of an impact and they will become redundant.
+1 but please note, don't put any additional seat covers IF and only IF you have selected the Asta (O) variant which has side / curtain airbags. The airbags will deploy nevertheless but their functioning will be hindered and they'll pretty much be useless.

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@Patil- interesting point.
Does this means whichever car has side airbags cant get additional seat covers?
This is true and I can verify it myself. I was picking the free accessories for my Asta just yesterday and noticed an interesting note on the seat covers page of the accessories booklet. Something to the effect Please Note : Fitting seat covers on the seats of Asta (O) variant is not recommended since the car is equipped with side airbags in the front seats. Cannot quote since the words may not be exact.

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  • Art leather Car-seats (mostly from autoform).
Dont put additional seat covers on the car as the car comes with side airbags which are in the seats and if you put additional seat covers the side airbags wont deploy in case of an impact and they will become redundant.
Thanks patil. I'm aware of that. I've booked the Asta model, not the Asta (O). See flyingspur note below.

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+1 but please note, don't put any additional seat covers IF and only IF you have selected the Asta (O) variant which has side / curtain airbags. The airbags will deploy nevertheless but their functioning will be hindered and they'll pretty much be useless.

This is true and I can verify it myself. I was picking the free accessories for my Asta just yesterday and noticed an interesting note on the seat covers page of the accessories booklet. Something to the effect Please Note : Fitting seat covers on the seats of Asta (O) variant is not recommended since the car is equipped with side airbags in the front seats. Cannot quote since the words may not be exact.
After some more research, I'm now debating between Autoform, G-sport and Karlsson. Dealer is offering Ovion but at a high price.

Tomorrow, I should have more information on this when I talk to all 4 and finalize.
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I have a friend of mine, who wants to surpise her husband on similar lines as pachchu surprised his wife by booking AT. Congrats on your new purchase.

pachchu: Need your help in this please. Model is Asta 1.2 PL for city drives only. Color to be decided.

Eagerly waiting for your replies
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I have a friend of mine, who wants to surpise her husband on similar lines as pachchu surprised his wife by booking AT. Congrats on your new purchase.

pachchu: Need your help in this please. Model is Asta 1.2 PL for city drives only. Color to be decided.

Eagerly waiting for your replies
replied to your PM. let me know if I missed out anything.
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