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Old 20th September 2009, 03:58   #31
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Congrats! Anuj your car looks great! I am also thinking about joining this i20 owners club, I am looking to CRDi model with 1.4 ltr capacity my doubt is being a diesel engine and more moving components will it be a good option to go for this? as diesel engines have been prone for higher maintenance costs?

I travel daily about 50-60kms and felt the need for a diesel hatch as I live in chennai it will be a better car to handle the space constraints. I would like to go for your suggestions before making my payment.

Also I am planning to go for DSC hyundai chennai...any feedbacks on this dealer please.

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Welcome to Team BHP. I live in Chennai too and we got our Santro XO Ltd Edition car in July 2007 from DSC Hyundai in Nandanam. They are terrible man. I would suggest that you avoid them. They are very nice to you till the car is sold, then they simply care a damn. We did not get our exchange bonus of INR 10,000 for more than a year after we bought the car. We had to escalate the issue and get it resolved. We had traded in our 1993 Maruti 800 for the Santro.

In Chennai, Hyundai Motor Plaza would be the best as it is directly owned by Hyundai. You can ask Pras.Oct25 who purchased his Verna from HMP in Chennai, for more detailed information.

The i20 CRDi is a very nice car. However at your running of 50-60 kms a day, please do think twice about whether you really need a diesel since the i20 CRDi Asta comes to more than 8L on road in Chennai. And there are no offers on the i20 since it is a very new model. i10s, Vernas, etc have offers going on them. Most of Hyundai's small to medium sized cars are low on maintenance, so you can be confident about that.

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Thanks Prince. There are no discounts / any thing with i20. Yes, even Wildon didn't liked the seat covers, planning to go for leather seat covers (though I am still skeptical about sweating).

Sawyer, I agree with you hat due to arm rest we left with one cup holder, you are not using another one for ash tray then probably two. In arm rest there is one cup holder for rear passenger (you can not keep Mineral water bottle but Pepsi can or other soft drink bottle). In my case comfort while driving was more important than cup older, I experience the need of arm rest during my both long trips. Its individual preferences and priorities.

Hi All,

Planning for head light upgrade, shall I go for Philips HID kit or Philips X-treme or 100/90 watts? any suggestions?

Anuj
Hey Anuj

Nice front centre armrest there in your i20. Please do find out the brand/model of the same and the exact cost so that people in other cities can enquire and get the same fitted if needed. 79 pounds comes to more than 5000 Indian Rupees, which is too much. Shipping charges would be added on top of this, making it even more expensive.

As for your headlights, are they H4 bulbs ? If so, you can go for Philips X-Treme Power H4 60/55w. They are excellent. I have these on my Avenger 200 bike and the beam spread, focus and brightness is very good. Also, since the bulbs are of the same wattage as stock bulbs, no extra wiring is required. Simply swap the bulbs. I purchased the Philips X-Treme Power bulbs for 850 bucks here in Chennai for a pair. I have one more pair too, waiting to be fitted in the Santro. Another alternative would be the Osram Nightbreakers, which also have got very good reviews. In my opinion, for our normal driving, these bulbs are more than enough. Going for higher wattage would require cutouts, relays, extra wiring, ceramic holders and what not and may void your warranty. So do take care of that.

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Old 20th September 2009, 06:50   #32
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Sawyer, I agree with you hat due to arm rest we left with one cup holder, you are not using another one for ash tray then probably two. In arm rest there is one cup holder for rear passenger (you can not keep Mineral water bottle but Pepsi can or other soft drink bottle). In my case comfort while driving was more important than cup older, I experience the need of arm rest during my both long trips. Its individual preferences and priorities.
Doesn't the armrest close off the access to the ashtray holder receptacle - how would you put in a cup there once the arm rest is installed? Presently two front passengers can keep two cans/cups while a bottle of water can be kept for the rear passengers.
Also, how can the rear passengers access the cup holder in the arm rest?
I would still have gone in for the armrest because I am used to it, but the rear passengers do not have any place to keep a bottle of water once the arm rest is in place. Would be a different story in the Jazz, I think that one has bottle holders in the doors.
With the arm rest, you can keep just one can.
But I agree, at the end of the day, it is a matter of individual priorities.
PS: In my view, there is only one thing missing in the i 20 to give it a top class passenger compartment, as good as that on a Rs 10 lakh car. And that is an armrest for the driver, and a center armrest for the rear passenger seat. Other than this, the passenger compartment feels like one on an expensive sedan. And if they had put in remote controls for the audio in the rear center armrest, like the Civic, that would have been icing!

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Like the color,but personally didn't like the seat covers.Center armrest is good but doesn't match with the covers.
How much mileage you got during long trips?

OT:I feel the display about Avg fuel consumption in all the latest car(I-20,GP,Linea etc) have high claims & calculation seems to be different and showing high figures.
It better to calculate tank-tank for obsolete figures.
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Like the color,but personally didn't like the seat covers.Center armrest is good but doesn't match with the covers.
How much mileage you got during long trips?

OT:I feel the display about Avg fuel consumption in all the latest car(I-20,GP,Linea etc) have high claims & calculation seems to be different and showing high figures.
It better to calculate tank-tank for obsolete figures.

You meant 'absolute' - right?

The avg display might show optimistic figures - i agreee with that.
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Hi All,

the Manufacturer for arm rest is Qsjy Auto Accessories (its a chinese company) and the website is Zhejiang Qishijiayin Auto Supplies Co.,Ltd.=汽车扶手箱&smallclass=

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The bottle holder in back of Arm rest is like this.
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Like the color,but personally didn't like the seat covers.Center armrest is good but doesn't match with the covers.
How much mileage you got during long trips?

OT:I feel the display about Avg fuel consumption in all the latest car(I-20,GP,Linea etc) have high claims & calculation seems to be different and showing high figures.
It better to calculate tank-tank for obsolete figures.
Ramsagar,

Thanks for feedback, yup many have given that feed back, I am changing seat covers on Friday. Although I have not checked FE on my long trips with precision but approx. I got 17, I am planning to check it in my forthcoming long drive i.e. Noida to Mumbai on 1st Oct.There is no display of avg fuel consumption in i20, but I do agree that to calculate FE accurately Tank-tank.

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Thanks Thehummerguy and welcome to Team BHP. With regards to your query about maintenance cost, the modern diesel engines are very refined and hence do not increase maintenance bill. The old diesel engines use to vibrate lot and hence maintenance cost use to be high not with modern engines. The CRDi is proven technology. Further, JayD has i20 CRDi 1.4 you can ask him also your queries in his thread.My verdict, if I had patience I would had gone for CRDi any day, it has amazing engine.With regards to DCS Hyundai ( I am not from Chennai) I read on Carwale forum one user has faced some issues, please check this link Hyundai i20 Asta User Review : DSC Hyundai Chennai sucks! - A Review on Hyundai i20 Asta by Brian - CarWale.com. But, I will suggest you go to more dealers and then make decision, one persons experience can not be generalised
Thanks Anuj...I did visit the DCS chennai and the experience was not so good. No one was there to answer my queries, I finally met a guy named reddy after 1hr30min though I had a prior appointment with him, was not so enthusiatic he made a disclaimer saying he skipped his lunch and tired. He replied to my query saying its waste to buy Crdi for driving 1200kms a month and suggested me to go for petrol varient magna for 5.4lks, he also told me he can offer i20 Crdi ASTA for 6.9lks or go in for Verna and he had an offer for 6.74lks. With launch of Figo coming soon the price war may start soon. Let me know your thought.

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Welcome to Team BHP. I live in Chennai too and we got our Santro XO Ltd Edition car in July 2007 from DSC Hyundai in Nandanam. They are terrible man. I would suggest that you avoid them. They are very nice to you till the car is sold, then they simply care a damn. We did not get our exchange bonus of INR 10,000 for more than a year after we bought the car. We had to escalate the issue and get it resolved. We had traded in our 1993 Maruti 800 for the Santro.

In Chennai, Hyundai Motor Plaza would be the best as it is directly owned by Hyundai. You can ask Pras.Oct25 who purchased his Verna from HMP in Chennai, for more detailed information.

The i20 CRDi is a very nice car. However at your running of 50-60 kms a day, please do think twice about whether you really need a diesel since the i20 CRDi Asta comes to more than 8L on road in Chennai. And there are no offers on the i20 since it is a very new model. i10s, Vernas, etc have offers going on them. Most of Hyundai's small to medium sized cars are low on maintenance, so you can be confident about that.
Thanks VSG12777,

you are right, though the cost of petrol is on the higher side the maintenance though is very less compared to Diesel engines. The oil change need to be done in proper intervals makes it bit costly to maintain. as you say I am giving a thought about Verna petrol which comes with 55k exchange bonus et al.

As you suggested I will avoid DSC, the experience was not so good. I will approach HMP for a quote.
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Anuj, congrats for your new car. I20 is indeed the best looking hatchback in India. We too liked the car a lot and specially the interiors and its space. But long clutch play even in the petrol model break the deal for us. We found it very inconvenient in city trafic.
Anyways, regarding seat covers, yes as pointed by others as well, they dont go well with this car so get them replaced.It may not necessarily be the leather, you can get very good designs even in fabric ones.
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Thanks Anuj...I did visit the DCS chennai and the experience was not so good. No one was there to answer my queries, I finally met a guy named reddy after 1hr30min though I had a prior appointment with him, was not so enthusiatic he made a disclaimer saying he skipped his lunch and tired. He replied to my query saying its waste to buy Crdi for driving 1200kms a month and suggested me to go for petrol varient magna for 5.4lks, he also told me he can offer i20 Crdi ASTA for 6.9lks or go in for Verna and he had an offer for 6.74lks. With launch of Figo coming soon the price war may start soon. Let me know your thought.

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Hi MummerGuy,

Yes, I think there will be price war with many launches like Figo, Polo etc. But on second thought, with launch of Jazz and Punto, still Hyundai (for that matter no manufacturer has done any kind of discounts in this segment), will it really happen? I do not know we need to wait and watch.
With regards to maintenance cost, I still feel that CRDi will be less on cost of ownership, in fact GTO has given detailed calculation in some discussion I was trying to get it but didn't found now.
Whether i20 CRDi or Verna, I myself at one point was thinking on this with shall I go for Verna (I was thinking even for City) but then I found that the features I am getting in i20 are more than both these vehicles.

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Anuj, congrats for your new car. I20 is indeed the best looking hatchback in India. We too liked the car a lot and specially the interiors and its space. But long clutch play even in the petrol model break the deal for us. We found it very inconvenient in city trafic.
Anyways, regarding seat covers, yes as pointed by others as well, they dont go well with this car so get them replaced.It may not necessarily be the leather, you can get very good designs even in fabric ones.
Thanks zoom2_ash. With regards to long clutch, atleast I didn't found it much of issue (infact not at all) but that is my personal choice. Yes, I am changing seat covers, will be done tomorrow.

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Seat Covers no fun
Arm Rest - Wow cool.
Extra power head lights - Will require addition relays etc, will require wires to be cut,
Instead recommend a Fog light bulb upgrade / fitment for now.
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Seat Covers no fun
Arm Rest - Wow cool.
Extra power head lights - Will require addition relays etc, will require wires to be cut,
Instead recommend a Fog light bulb upgrade / fitment for now.

Hi ACM,

Thanks for advice but I have already upgraded to HID, will post my review of the same after my Long trip.

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Thanks for advice but I have already upgraded to HID, will post my review of the same after my Long trip.

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Hey, waiting for that news about your HID Upgrade as i wanted to go for an upgrade for the same. Please do post with pricing/performance etc
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Hey, waiting for that news about your HID Upgrade as i wanted to go for an upgrade for the same. Please do post with pricing/performance etc
Hi Wildon,

I will post my experience with HID upgrade once I am thru with my long drive (Noida to Mumbai on 1st Oct. to 2nd Oct.). I have upgraded with Philips HID 6000K the cost was 11500/-. If possible for you to hold on for some time I suggest you to hold on till I complete my highway drive. The reason I say is in city I didn't found great difference and my major issue with stock head lamps was highway drive, hence I want to check the difference and then make suggestion.

And yes, I changed seat covers, thanks for feedback.

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Anju:That a nice upgrade with HID's.Did you upgrade your fog lamps as well.If not pls do it.It looks good when all the HID are switched on.
Waiting for the FE figures.
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