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Old 10th October 2019, 23:35   #46
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I will prefer i10 nios over all the above cars due to the smaller footprint and similar engine specs. Wait for 3-4 months and get hold of the i10 turbo model
I considered the Nios initially, but was quite disappointed after the test drive.
Don't get me wrong, it's a great car. But it doesn't feel like an upgrade or change over my current Grand i10. In fact during the test drive, it almost felt as if I was driving my own car!
As for the 1.0 Turbo variant, it would cost around 9.5L on road (1L over budget) and also, we need a new car ASAP as our Santro is starting to rust pretty badly.
Perhaps we could've considered it if I wasn't planning on leaving soon.

Anyway, moving on...

UPDATE:
After much discussion and consideration, we decided to book the Elite i20 Sportz+ (Silver). Booking amount was Rs.11,000.

The i20 was favoured due to a number of reasons-

1. Solid build, better audio system and more 'premium' feel.

2. The VIP treatment we receive from Hyundai service due to our 2 decade+ long relationship with them.
(After all, this is the 10th Hyundai car my family is purchasing from them since '98 )
They take good care of our cars, do our work on priority without appointments, answer phone calls even on weekends, allow us to pay later, etc. to name a few benefits

3. Proximity of the service center. (Just 2km away)

4. Freebies:
- 3M package (Paint protection + Anti rust) worth Rs.10,000
- 4th year warranty + RSA worth Rs.4,500
- Matting + Mud flaps worth Rs.2,500
- Seat covers worth Rs.8,000
- Increased the evaluation of the Santro from Rs.55,000 to Rs.60,000

5. Car is ready in stock, will be delivered 2-3 days after payment

6. Final price

Price breakup is as follows-
Ex showroom.......Rs.7,14,693
Insurance............Rs.25,000
Registration.........Rs.78,616
Hyp, smart card...Rs.1,500
Fastag.................Rs.600
On road price.......Rs.8,20,409

Cash discount.....-Rs.40,000
Exchange bonus..-Rs.20,000
After discount.......Rs.7,60,409

But wait, there's more!

This just happened-
https://indianexpress.com/article/ci...er-31-6061837/

50% off on road tax till 31st December in Goa!
Any car you wish to buy, no strings attached!

RTO discount...-Rs.39,308
Final price.......Rs.7,21,101

Santro........................-Rs.60,000
Effective price..........Rs.6,61,101

What a steal right?
v/s Glanza final price- Rs.7,50,375 (including 4th year warranty + RSA, subtracting money back for the Santro)
That's a whopping Rs.90,000 difference!
And I haven't even taken into account the additional cost of accessories for the Glanza (seat covers, etc.)

As an added bonus, the SA's at Hyundai have agreed to install a few parts from the Asta (O) at a marginal cost, to improve the 'feel good' factor on my Sportz+
- Boot lamp
- IC light adjustment switch (to control internal illumination)
- Leather wrapped chrome Gear knob
- Rear wiper (have to get back to me with the cost)

Features I'll be missing out on
- Auto AC with climate control
- Smart key + Push button start
- Projector headlamp with cornering lamp (no biggie)
- Supervision cluster (again, no biggie)

Accessories I plan on getting
- Chrome door handles
- Waistline moulding
- Auto dimming IRVM
- LED reflectors (like this: https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07...L6T8XJDB&psc=1)
- A nice steering wheel cover (suggestions welcome )

Car is expected to arrive early next week, will keep you guys updated with pics once it does

Thanks for all the help and advice guys!
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Congratulations on the booking. Wish you a wonderful ownership

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As an added bonus, the SA's at Hyundai have agreed to install a few parts from the Asta (O) at a marginal cost, to improve the 'feel good' factor on my Sportz+
***- Rear wiper (have to get back to me with the cost)
This is news. I haven't heard of this feature being available as an accessory. It's actually a very important safety feature which I don't know why manufacturers these days save for usually top models, specially Hyundai

I was under impression rear wash-wipe usually comes only factory fitted

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Congratulations on the booking. Wish you a wonderful ownership


This is news. I haven't heard of this feature being available as an accessory. It's actually a very important safety feature which I don't know why manufacturers these days save for usually top models specially Hyundai

I was under impression rear wash-wipe usually comes only factory fitted
True, this is great from Hyundai. Even when we purchased i20cvt magna, they installed many items from Asta variant. I was not present during delivery , but I will check with them if rear wipers can be fitted on i-20

I was searching boodmo website for the parts required to install rear wiper for my Honda Jazz. Honda dealership told me not possible, it looks like a difficult task I might take a plunge and install by myself. If I purchase all the components for the rear wiper including motor the budget crosses 8k , I wonder how much Hyundai quoted for the same

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This is news. I haven't heard of this feature being available as an accessory. It's actually a very important safety feature which I don't know why manufacturers these days save for usually top models, specially Hyundai

I was under impression rear wash-wipe usually comes only factory fitted
No, the rear wash-wipe does not come as an accessory. The required parts have to be ordered and assembled.

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I was not present during delivery , but I will check with them if rear wipers can be fitted on i-20
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If I purchase all the components for the rear wiper including motor the budget crosses 8k , I wonder how much Hyundai quoted for the same
I was told that most probably it should be possible and that they would check on the required parts and their cost and get back to me today.

AFAIK from my search on Boodmo, the main parts required are:
- Rear windshield
- Wiper arm + motor
- High mounted stop lamp (comes with the washer nozzle)
- Hose connecting to front water reservoir
- Washer pump for rear wiper
- Wiper switch

Cost works out to approx 10-12k. Waiting for Hyundai's quote.
Since I've got so many unexpected discounts on the car, I think it's worth spending another 12k on such an important accessory. Especially since I live in a place where it rains for 1/3rd of the year
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UPDATE:

Sorry guys, looks like rear wiper installation is not advisable.
Just spoke to an SA and he said that it'll require a BCM upgrade which itself will cost approx 25k.
But on the plus side, the upgraded BCM will also allow support for OEM projector headlamps with cornering support, auto headlamps, etc.

Anyone with any experience in this department, please feel free to shed some light on the technicalities/risks involved.
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