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Old 17th July 2023, 23:39   #2041
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Very beautiful and crisp write up buddy ! Loved your writing style.

I completely concur with your thoughts; Sonet is a cute lil car that keeps everyone happy. Im yet to meet someone whos probably regretting his / her discussion of getting the car.

Wishing you blissful miles with this beauty.
Thank you!

Not just cute. I feel it's pretty capable.

Check this out:



I did not see a 1L engine doing this comfortably.
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Though I wish there was an option for a 360.
Would've gladly paid extra if Kia had an option like that.
Short and sweet review! Wishing you many happy miles ahead!

Regarding the 360-degree camera, my friend was offered this option by Kia ASS recently. I don't know the details, but they said it will be integrated with the stock infotainment.

Probably something like this:

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Good morning all, wondering how do I do tyre rotation with the tpms in place from a 3rd party store?��
Can we calibrate and change position of sensors or remove and replace sensors in the correct wheels or just remember which sensor is in which wheel?
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Good morning all, wondering how do I do tyre rotation with the tpms in place from a 3rd party store?��
Can we calibrate and change position of sensors or remove and replace sensors in the correct wheels or just remember which sensor is in which wheel?
Since sensor is inside the wheel, it doesn't matter. It will simply be there.
I had slow leak in rear left tyre. During service they fixed punctures and moved it to rear right. Now the rear right tyre pressure goes down slowly over the week
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Guys, what is the ideal cost of 3rd free service (as they call it as the labour charges are waived off only) for a Sonet DCT - completed about 10K KM.
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wondering how do I do tyre rotation with the tpms in place from a 3rd party store?
Can we calibrate and change position of sensors or remove and replace sensors in the correct wheels or just remember which sensor is in which wheel?
It's calibrated automatically. Quoting a relevant post from a recent discussion on the same topic (Reassign TPMS sensors after tyre rotation?):

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I have gone through the owner's manual now and couldn't find anything regarding that, neither in the TPMS section nor in the tyre rotation section.

Then, I had a quick chat with the service advisor from Naara Kia, J P Nagar, and he said the sensor is programmed to handle that automatically. I believe that's correct because I got my tyres rotated at Madhus, and the TPMS is working perfectly.
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I had slow leak in rear left tyre. During service they fixed punctures and moved it to rear right. Now the rear right tyre pressure goes down slowly over the week
That's indeed a nice test.

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Guys, what is the ideal cost of 3rd free service (as they call it as the labour charges are waived off only) for a Sonet DCT - completed about 10K KM.
It cost me ₹2,025 last year: ₹1,400 for the oil change and the rest for wheel alignment. The paid service this year was also similar. The labor charge for paid service was around ₹1,700, excluding wheel alignment as I got that done outside.

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It cost me ₹2,025 last year: ₹1,400 for the oil change and the rest for wheel alignment. The paid service this year was also similar. The labor charge for paid service was around ₹1,700, excluding wheel alignment as I got that done outside.
Thanks Robin! So as part of wheel alignment they will also perform wheel rotation, right? I am charged Rs. 4500 for third service - included oil change, wheel alignment and AC disinfectant - Rs 800 (not sure if it's of any use for a year old fairly maintained car).

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Thanks Robin! So as part of wheel alignment they will also perform wheel rotation, right? I am charged Rs. 4500 for third service - included oil change, wheel alignment and AC disinfectant - Rs 800 (not sure if it's of any use for a year old fairly maintained car).
Yes, they performed wheel rotation as well. They suggested AC disinfectant too, but I didn't opt for that. How can it still be ₹4,500! Did you verify the breakdown in the invoice?
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Yes, they performed wheel rotation as well. They suggested AC disinfectant too, but I didn't opt for that. How can it still be ₹4,500! Did you verify the breakdown in the invoice?
Oh does the wheel alignment labour also fall under general service labour? If yes I'll have to talk to the service centre. Attached the break-up here.
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Oh does the wheel alignment labour also fall under general service labour?

Attached the break-up here.
Yes. The wheel alignment and balancing, along with the balancing weights costed you around ₹1,600. Then ₹850 for the AC disinfectant. And the remaining ~₹2,100 for oil, break cleaning, windshield washer, etc. All including taxes.

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I think that's how it usually is. I always get wheel alignment/balancing done at my preferred center, similarly for other value-added services.
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Hello Bhpians, my friend is planning for Sonet 1.2 LTR. Wanted to know how does this engine perform,? Is it underpowered and sluggish?
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Hello Bhpians, my friend is planning for Sonet 1.2 LTR. Wanted to know how does this engine perform,? Is it underpowered and sluggish?
Having driven Venue 1.2, it's lethargic for sure, but I felt it's better at least compared to our 1.2 Altroz, even though on paper it's almost the same. Any reason to go for this, out of interest?
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Having driven Venue 1.2, it's lethargic for sure, but I felt it's better at least compared to our 1.2 Altroz, even though on paper it's almost the same. Any reason to go for this, out of interest?
My friend was adamant to go for this variant despite me telling him a million times that it's underpowered. They believe that turbo gives poor fuel efficiency. Finally they have decided to go for the turbo iMT variant. Not sure if this decision will again change.
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Short and sweet review! Wishing you many happy miles ahead!

Regarding the 360-degree camera, my friend was offered this option by Kia ASS recently. I don't know the details, but they said it will be integrated with the stock infotainment.

Probably something like this:

https://Youtu.be/pMK84Fgobgw
I tried figuring it out, but apparently that sort of install will interfere with the warranty T&Cs
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.. it's underpowered. They believe that turbo gives poor fuel efficiency.
Its true but I think its mainly due to the RDE norms. I myself have a 2010 i20 1.2 and recently took delivery of a Sonet 1.2 HTK+. The kerb weight of both these cars are similar, but the engine performance in Sonet is very much neutered down. The old i20 can pick up speed in low gears and above 2k rpm which is not the case with Sonet. On the flip side the real world fuel economy should be close to advertised numbers. During an initial 70km run on ghat roads with moderate traffic, 3 occupants and climate set to 24C, fuel economy shown on MID was 13.8 kmpl.

1.2 variants are best suited to city running. Any spirited running requires the 1.5 diesel or the 1.0 turbo engine.
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