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Old 30th August 2021, 08:35   #1186
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Thanks for your suggestion. I followed your advice and Kia people are now quoting 31500.00. The difference according to them is cashless facility at all kia show rooms and tyre coverage upto 4 times (4 tyres) a year with preservation of NCB, key cover and return to invoice.
You are welcome. I see that you previous quote from United insurance is still around 20k, correct me if am wrong. So your new premium from Kia is still 11k expensive than what you are getting outside. You can take a call here based on your preference.
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Here's an updated price list after the recent price hike.
Apparently the price hike did not affect teh GTX+ 1.0 7DCT petrol. It's the only one unchanged from the previous price list.
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Does the price hike affect those who have already made the booking?
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Does the price hike affect those who have already made the booking?
It could. It depends when the vehicle is invoiced to the dealer. You should talk to your dealer.

I booked my vehicle in Jan and there was a price hike in May, my vehicle was delivered in July as per the new price.
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Does the price hike affect those who have already made the booking?
Yes, our will be delivered soon and will have to pay the updated price.
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Got it today.
Will post an ownership review after driving for 1000km atleast.
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We got our first service done today. It was quite a pleasant experience, the whole process took around 4 hours. We also went ahead with an anti-rust coating which cost Rs. 2600.

I have one little sound that comes from somewhere in the dashboard that's a little annoying - it only happens when going over expansion joints in concrete roads. It's a sort of a click. Just a single click every time. The service consultant came along with us for a drive, but couldn't identify where the sound was coming from. He did try a few things - checking for loose bolts and other parts under the hood, tapping around on the dashboard etc - but to no avail. In the interest of not opening the dashboard up, we have chosen to ignore it, and hope it goes away over time

I've attached photos of the car on the lift with the coating getting sprayed on, as well as of the underbody of the car, if anyone is interested in seeing what it looks like.

Also, is it just me or do the rear speakers of the car sound terrible? HTX model with the Arkamys system. It feels like the rears have no treble at all, and the whole system relies on the front two tweeters for treble.

One more interesting observation I had, and I don't think I've read this in any of the reviews so far - when using Google Maps with Android Auto, with music playing in the background, and turn by turn navigation on, the directions only come through the front right speaker, only for the driver to hear, while reducing the volume on the other speakers, but still keeping the music going. It's a neat feature.
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One more interesting observation I had, and I don't think I've read this in any of the reviews so far - when using Google Maps with Android Auto, with music playing in the background, and turn by turn navigation on, the directions only come through the front right speaker, only for the driver to hear, while reducing the volume on the other speakers, but still keeping the music going. It's a neat feature.
Wow, the attention to detail is impressive.
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The Kia Sonet has crossed the 1 lakh sales milestone in less than a year since its launch. Kia says it makes up nearly 32% of its overall sales in the country.

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Is there a sonnet thread which mentions how much waiting time is currently experienced for Sonnet models. I would like to know in Bangalore what is current wait time for Petrol DCT top end model.
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Is there a sonnet thread which mentions how much waiting time is currently experienced for Sonnet models. I would like to know in Bangalore what is current wait time for Petrol DCT top end model.
Wait times are uniform across dealerships in Bangalore at 19-20 weeks. They say they can deliver earlier based on allocation.
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Is there a sonnet thread which mentions how much waiting time is currently experienced for Sonnet models. I would like to know in Bangalore what is current wait time for Petrol DCT top end model.
Not sure of any other threads. Couldn't find any on searching.

I spoke to the dealer with respect to my booking of the same model(GTX+ Petrol 7DCT) today.

They usually have an allocation in the beginning of the month and the end of the month.
This month's allocation has not been communicated to them. Unofficially they say there seems to be a slowdown in production owing to chip shortage and raw material shortage (sic).

Official waiting period for all the models is 19-20 weeks.
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Finally after a long introspecting thought and mulling , decided to trade my City (VX idtec) for a car that gives below
High ground clearance (a sore point of City)
A decent ride quality with lower NVH
With lockdown and WFH taking precedence – Petrol was the calling as against diesel after going through some literature here (obviously ) and few friends with interesting discussion.

TD of few cars – compact SUVs to be precise
Ford Ecosport – unfortunately with a heavy heart had to let it go due to Ford doing a hardstop on all its cars especially was elated for the facelift version
Hyundai Venue- did not like the matchbox like looks and a staid interior
Sonet – Ah ! yes some interest kindled and wifey permitted the budget else was raring for a Seltos diesel.
XUV300- great features but ride was pretty light

Went for a Sonet TD in the petrol (iMT) – car was pretty decent and impressive ground clearance of 211mm. TD of the mid version HTX- petrol(OTR- Hyd is 12.73)
Fabric seats , cabin airiness, steering feedback grip and braking were decent.
spare wheel is space saver and non alloy – really stingy from KIA
infotainment is still ok though decent bit
TD of 8 km done showed FE of 7.3km/L
Monthly rides will not be too much except for the office drive and a weekend trip if permitted
Outstation trips – to BLR / Chennai/ Pune may be once in a while



Any thoughts from the more enlightened gurus for the choice!

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Any thoughts from the more enlightened gurus for the choice!

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Won't the CSUVs you mentioned be a downgrade from your current ride in terms of space, comfort, and mileage ?
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Won't the CSUVs you mentioned be a downgrade from your current ride in terms of space, comfort, and mileage ?
Yes it would but got a good deal on the city - definitely will miss the city's comfort. Wanted to trade off for high stance and a CSUV type.
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