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Old 10th February 2010, 16:11   #16
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Congrats on your Sparky ! That is one of my favourite colours for the Spark. Take care and drive safe.
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Could you post some pictures of the reverse light integrated tail lamp. Waiting to have a look at those.
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Great choice and welcome to the ever expanding Spark club. My Sparky has done 5k plus and is due for its first regular service. I think this is the best car you can buy for anything less than 4L due to the brilliant maintenance offer from GM. Enjoy your ride.
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Congrats on your Sparky ! That is one of my favourite colours for the Spark. Take care and drive safe.
Thanks Long horn!

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Could you post some pictures of the reverse light integrated tail lamp. Waiting to have a look at those.
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Great choice and welcome to the ever expanding Spark club. My Sparky has done 5k plus and is due for its first regular service. I think this is the best car you can buy for anything less than 4L due to the brilliant maintenance offer from GM. Enjoy your ride.
Thanks SPARKled! I actually went through all your posts before I made a decision!
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Reassurance Check up update

I scheduled a pick up from Orange Auto for my reassurance checkup which was due since about a 1000 km :P

The guy from Orange came to my office at around 11AM on Thursday 11/02 to pick up my car. He was not even interested in asking me for the issues (if any). Rather he said that he would give me a call once he reaches the workshop.

At around 3 PM I gave a call to find enquire, as I did not recieve a call till then. The service advisor apologised, which made a bit relaxed, and took down all my issues.

My issues were:
1. The vibration levels at idle had increased noticeably after my long drive.
2. My headlamp fused out when on the drive - Though this was not a complaint, I was shocked as the car was brand new, had done just about 10-14 hours on the headlamps totally.

He assured that nothing was wrong with the wiring, and that he would check it nevertheless. He also assured delivry by 5:30 PM.

As there were no oils to be changed, there was no noticeable difference in the car. The car was washed and the interiors were cleaned. The vibration issue was fixed. I think it had something to do with tightening up the bolts a bit. I did not pay anything apart from a Rs. 20 tip to the driver who dropped the car.

The First service is due at 5000 km, after which I think there would be some difference in the FE figures (hopefully). As of now I am getting 13.8-14.2 kmpl in city and 16.2 - 17.0 kmpl on the highway.

I noticed two thick wires going from behind the gear lever to the engine compartment? Are there the ones which drive the gearbox (cable shift)?

More updates soon..
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Congratulations....right choice.....good review....

Chevy Spark is the most VFM hatchback available in Indian market.
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Congratulations....right choice.....good review....

Chevy Spark is the most VFM hatchback available in Indian market.
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If parked in direct sunlight for a longer time, the horn doesn't seem to work. The plastic on the steering is very hot.

Can anyone please suggest any way which can stop this from happening
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Oh, strange..never heard of this issue. Is it due to thermal expansion of steering plastic under sunlight that causing some problem to switch contacts????
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If parked in direct sunlight for a longer time, the horn doesn't seem to work. The plastic on the steering is very hot.

Can anyone please suggest any way which can stop this from happening

you can have your steering covered with a "stitched fabric" steering cover.
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Oh, strange..never heard of this issue. Is it due to thermal expansion of steering plastic under sunlight that causing some problem to switch contacts????
Seems to be the only logical answer. The Horn started to work after sometime, when the plastic cooled down.

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you can have your steering covered with a "stitched fabric" steering cover.
I have my steering covered with a stitched fabric, but that doesn't save the area of the horn from getting hot
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Seems to be the only logical answer. The Horn started to work after sometime, when the plastic cooled down.
I have parked the car under direct sunlight for long but never faced this issue. take it up with GM A.S.S and let them open and check.

Do you see and kind of deformation in steering centre plastic if you park the car under direct sunlight for long time?
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congrats on your new possession.i never knew the spark came in this color until i saw one few days back and it looked just fab.
enjoy the drive and wish you many happy miles ahead..
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Red face Congratulations on your Spark!

Congratulations on your spark there!
The pic #2 on Pg. #1 is sweet!

The "Self-revving-at-zero-Throttle" issue still there?
I have read and seen the same in forums and my new i10 too!
Did you find any convincing solution/explanation to the problem?
other than
  1. Throttle Body cleaning requirement
  2. Valve cleaning required
  3. ECU-did-that !
Do keep us updated, (I will be following your thread keenly too! - I personally love Spark!)

@1000 km, you call it "reassurance" check, is that right?
is that apart from the free-services ?

Care!

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I have parked the car under direct sunlight for long but never faced this issue. take it up with GM A.S.S and let them open and check.

Do you see and kind of deformation in steering centre plastic if you park the car under direct sunlight for long time?
There is slight deformation. The centre of the steering seems to be swollen a bit. I have scheduled an appointment n 22-Feb. Wll keep you posted on the details.

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congrats on your new possession.i never knew the spark came in this color until i saw one few days back and it looked just fab.
enjoy the drive and wish you many happy miles ahead..
Thanks a lot ariendj.

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Congratulations on your spark there!
The pic #2 on Pg. #1 is sweet!

The "Self-revving-at-zero-Throttle" issue still there?
I have read and seen the same in forums and my new i10 too!
Did you find any convincing solution/explanation to the problem?
other than
  1. Throttle Body cleaning requirement
  2. Valve cleaning required
  3. ECU-did-that !
Thanks for the compliments driverace.

On the revving issue, the A.** had the answer number 3. They were sure that nothing was wrong. I need to find out about it from someone more knowledgeable about the issue.


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Do keep us updated, (I will be following your thread keenly too! - I personally love Spark!)
I Sure will keep you posted!

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@1000 km, you call it "reassurance" check, is that right?
is that apart from the free-services ?
Absolutely!
That is apart from the free services.

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Old 21st February 2010, 16:51   #30
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Finally I got some time to accessorize my Spark with the following

1. Sony GT494 HU - 7200/-
2. Polk Audio DB691 6" x 9" - 7200/-
3. Polk Audio DB401 4" - 2520/-
4. gSport Seat covers - 5250/-
5. 3M - 20 SunFilm - 3200/-

I removed the wheel caps to give the car some mean look, as the wheel rims were black!

Comments/suggestion and brickbats welcome!

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