Re: The Green Bolt - Chevrolet Beat LT Petrol (2011) - Long Term Ownership Report
Been a while since I updated this thread. Actually, touchwood, everything was just fine except for the door rusting issue (LINK
) which has also been resolved now. 45,000 kms Service - 8th Service – Paid @ Kropex Chevrolet – 18/03/2014 - 36581 KMS Done (I have lost track of the 40,000kms service record, apologies) Issues Reported:
None in particular. Service Experience:
At Kropex Chevrolet, Bangalore: Horrendous What was bad:
In the last service, my Chevrolet metallic key chain was stolen.
In this service, my Ambi Pur was stolen. I had called up the service advisor to inform that I had inadvertandly left the perfume in the car. He checked and acknowledged and said he would keep it safe. While picking up the car, it was gone from the seat pocket where he claimed that he had kept.
The quality of washing has gone to dogs. There were water spots everywhere. Grease and oil spots on windshield, mirrors. Hard water (white stains) stains on all doors inside panels, evident that the car was not wiped dry after wash.
3) Expensive Service
: Chevrolet is becoming a super expensive brand to maintain. More details in the service cost breakup below. Service Cost: Total: Rs.3587/- Break Up of Expenses:
Engine Oil - firstname.lastname@example.org/l = 1100.44
Washer = 24.45
Filter Fuel = 287.34
Filter ASM Oil = 125.76
Paid Service = 1225.00
Consumables (Oil/Coolant topups, misc) = 400.00
Here and there Silly Taxes = 424
The service schedule is 7500kms or 6months, whiever earlier.
A simple regular scheduled service costing about Rs.4000/- equates to about to Rs.10,000 per year. The total cost of maintenance has come to about Rs.40,000 in the last 4 years of ownership. This means I am spending Re.1 per kilometre (On maintenance) that I am driving this car. Sounds expensive, not considering fuel costs !!!