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Old 15th July 2021, 05:02   #856
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Got an update (written email) from the sales guy - the car is manufactured in June. So we should be good there. Thanks for the response folks. I am talking with the sales guy to do a PDI before the registration process.

Got a discount of 12K on the full price - probably discount on the insurance price. Is it good enough or do people with better negotiation skills get a better discount?
I also got my vehicle in two weeks. I was also sceptic how they arranged the vehicle in such a short notice, seems cases where people could not arrange the necessary funds. Ultimately everything panned out well. Based on VIN, the vehicle was manufactured just a few weeks back, end of May. The only discount was the small insurance discount as you quoted.

I was also after the dealer to get the PDI done in stockyard and he kept giving similar reasons, distance, permission etc. I had to make the full payment then to reserve the vehicle. I was tensed as I got a message from RTO that registration amount has been paid just before they asked me to come to the showroom. Fortunately there was no issue.

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Got a discount of 12K on the full price - probably discount on the insurance price. Is it good enough or do people with better negotiation skills get a better discount?
That is more or less the discount youíll get in Bangalore. In tier 2 cities you can expect a better deal. I got about 45k off on the insurance since the dealer matched the outside insurance quote plus I got the added benefit of HAP. Also since he wasnít able to give corporate or cash discounts, the dealer gave me an additional 40k for my existing carís valuation over what the dealer was giving in Bangalore which was even better than the cars24 valuation. Add accessories to that (I was allowed to choose the ones I wanted - I got neck rests, premium car cover, 3D mats, mud flaps, boot mat - all genuine accessories) and I got a sweet deal
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That is more or less the discount you’ll get in Bangalore. In tier 2 cities you can expect a better deal. I got about 45k off on the insurance since the dealer matched the outside insurance quote plus I got the added benefit of HAP. Also since he wasn’t able to give corporate or cash discounts, the dealer gave me an additional 40k for my existing car’s valuation over what the dealer was giving in Bangalore which was even better than the cars24 valuation. Add accessories to that (I was allowed to choose the ones I wanted - I got neck rests, premium car cover, 3D mats, mud flaps, boot mat - all genuine accessories) and I got a sweet deal
You have indeed got a very sweet deal.

@aj_agr, I also picked accessories from the Hyundai accessory site instead of going with their standard list - got 3d mat and neck pillow, which are of good quality. Make sure you insist this with the dealer in Bangalore, no option given by default. You can give him your choice at the earliest so that he can arrange them before delivery - like 3d mat which is required during delivery itself, non mandatory stuff can wait.

Also, make sure you exclude the extended warranty and SOT, shield of trust, if you do not need them. I have just got the standard warranty of 5 yrs/ 50k kms. All the best.

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That is more or less the discount you’ll get in Bangalore. In tier 2 cities you can expect a better deal. I got about 45k off on the insurance since the dealer matched the outside insurance quote plus I got the added benefit of HAP. Also since he wasn’t able to give corporate or cash discounts, the dealer gave me an additional 40k for my existing car’s valuation over what the dealer was giving in Bangalore which was even better than the cars24 valuation. Add accessories to that (I was allowed to choose the ones I wanted - I got neck rests, premium car cover, 3D mats, mud flaps, boot mat - all genuine accessories) and I got a sweet deal
Man! that is some sweet deal you've got there. I was only able to get them to match the insurance quote from outside and was also able to apply the NCB at a later point. I saved around 35K with this bargain.

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Also, make sure you exclude the extended warranty and SOT, shield of trust, if you do not need them. I have just got the standard warranty of 5 yrs/ 50k kms. All the best.
In my opinion, one should go for the "Shield of Trust" for an added peace of mind. It covers the replacement of wear and tear parts up to 5 years. I did not have this option when I bought my car, else I would have gone for it.

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In my opinion, one should go for the "Shield of Trust" for an added peace of mind. It covers the replacement of wear and tear parts up to 5 years. I did not have this option when I bought my car, else I would have gone for it.
It is good for manual cars but it isnít useful much for automatics. The major component covered in SOT is the clutch. Rest of the components donít usually fail and if they do not everything would fail so the cost we may pay for the replacement will be lesser than the 26k paid for SOT. In fact I was advised by a very trusted service advisor from the ASS not to take it for an automatic as the return on investment isnít that fruitful. I think it is better to invest that money for a period of 3/5 years in mutual funds or gold and let it act as the savings in case any of these parts go wrong. If they donít then this money will end up giving a decent return on your investment

But then again each individual has his or her own way of thinking and priorities and we take decisions based on it. In my 4 years of the elite i20 diesel ownership, the vehicle ran for 60k (57k in 3 years and 3k in the last 1 year). This includes a pre-pandemic 60km daily run in Bangaloreís stop go traffic and none of the parts covered in the current SOT went bad including the brakes and the clutch. In fact the clutch now is almost as good as the day I bought the car only slightly harder. So I made a calculated decision to not go for SOT.

Iíll surely be buying the extended warranty for the fifth year in a couple of months. I selected the 4 years/60k kms wonder warranty initially since I was informed by the service manager that if I select the 5 years/50k km warranty I wouldnít be able to extend it further for 100k kms etc.
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My dad who lives in Delhi booked a Creta SX Executive on 11th July and got the delivery yesterday 14th July. I was pleasantly surprised that he got the car so soon because our Honda City had completed 15 years and he cant ('officially') drive it in Delhi now.

Nice to be back among the Hyundai owners group after a gap of 10 years. We had bought a Santro in 1999 which we kept for 12 years. Never gave us any trouble even though we had 3 major accidents including one on DND when the car turned turtle.

Hopefully our new Creta will also turn out to be a stalwart like that Santro was.
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@aj_agr, I also picked accessories from the Hyundai accessory site instead of going with their standard list - got 3d mat and neck pillow, which are of good quality. Make sure you insist this with the dealer in Bangalore, no option given by default. You can give him your choice at the earliest so that he can arrange them before delivery - like 3d mat which is required during delivery itself, non mandatory stuff can wait.

Also, make sure you exclude the extended warranty and SOT, shield of trust, if you do not need them. I have just got the standard warranty of 5 yrs/ 50k kms. All the best.
I got a call from the accessory guy from Hyundai today - he was suggesting me to go for Teflon coating, Underbody coating etc. for around 13K, seat covers for 11K and bunch of other accessories which I don't remember.

Please help me answer the following questions:
  1. Are these teflon coatings and underbody protections useful? Some youtube video suggested to not go for the teflon coating if I am going to keep the car for long since they do more harm in the long run. I feel underbody protection could be useful - but not sure. I have read people getting these things done from outside garages like 3M. Suggestions here please!
  2. What's the difference between 3D MAT and a cheaper one like this?
  3. The seat-cover listed on Hyundai website costs 6.6K and apparently it's not stitched to the seats so doesn't give a good finish.The ones he recommended are apparently stitched to the seats so gives a better finish. Sounds like horse-shit. (My default assumption when someone is trying to sell me something) - Any feedback on the genuine Hyundai one?
  4. I think the neck rests are more useful than the pillows. Planning to buy those. Thoughts?
  5. Any other recommendations on the accessories that I should buy from the showroom itself?
  6. Any recommendation for outside accessory shop which is good and can help me find and fit cool accessories?

Few more updates:

I am not going with standard accessories, going for 5years/50K warranty - so don't need extended warranty. I am also not going for SOT. The insurance price quoted by TATA AIG (Through my personal banker) was around 45K. Difference of 20K when compared to the Hyundai price. Talked to HDFC ERGO online through their customer care - got a ridiculous quote of 78K from them. Is it higher because I called their custom care number directly or is it because the insurance is really premium and service is as good as Apple products?

The sales guy from Hyundai gave me a bunch of options of insurance providers like Bharti Axa, ICICI Lombard, HDFC Ergo, Reliace, Bajaj Allianz etc. Their insurance team recommends Bharti Axa. Which one should I go for?

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Can anyone comment on the quality of the mats offers as hyundai genuine accessory - and post some pictures of it installed in the car. the ones on mobis site arent so good.

I am looking for the 3D mats - how are they compared to Kagu. Also the full floor carpet.

The showroom is quoting almost a 2x price compared to the one one mobis. they call this the showroom price! How can i procure these outside without having to pay the premium
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I got a call from the accessory guy from Hyundai today - he was suggesting me to go for Teflon coating, Underbody coating etc. for around 13K, seat covers for 11K and bunch of other accessories which I don't remember.
Short answer, do not buy any accessories from Hyundai unless you find something that is very useful and not available outside. The quality is good, but they are expensive and not much options for useful accessories (more bling stuff on the hyundai site). If the dealer is ready to reduce the accessory amount beyond the basics (mat and mudflap), go for it. Otherwise, select some useful accessories like neck pillow, 3 D mats etc instead of perfume, swach can etc. You will get very good options for seat cover and upholstery outside (from Stanley leather to normal rexin covers). Just make sure you get it done from a reputed shop so that there is no damage to the factory finish or rattling induced.

Teflon coating is not useful, dealer is promoting them as they are very high margin products for them. I would recommend to get the vehicle detailed from a reputed detailer or just wax/ polish yourself on a regular basis. I have been waxing/ polishing my vehicles using Collinite 845, Meguiar Wax and Shine etc. Underbody coating helps to reduce outside noise and avoid corrosion, I had done it for my previous vehicle during service (3M), plan to get the same done for Creta during service. The probability of getting some discount is higher during service as the service advisor gets incentives for selling these packages. You do not have to get it done during delivery itself unless they give some discounts. You can get it done from outside (3M centres) too.

3D Mat has elevation on the side, where as normal mats are just plain mats in one dimension. As 3D mats are elevated on sides, the dirt/ sand stays within the mat itself and do not fall into the default carpet, which is difficult to remove without vaccum cleaning. The only issue I find with Hyundai 3D mat for Creta is that there is some gap at the side, it is not perfect fit, not a big deal as it is 3D and the dirt would stay inside the mat.

Neck rest is more useful than pillows. I bought pillows in standard accessory list as I could not find anything useful in the Hyundai accessory site other than 3D Mats and neck pillow. The kids say it is comfy and hope they would use it during long rides. Currently, it is just resting on the parcel tray.

You can pick and choose a reputed insurance provider like HDFC Ergo, Bajaj Allianz etc. In my case, they gave Raheja QBE which is unheard of. Though I wanted to select it the sales advisor said it does not matter as long as it is Hyundai insurance, same feedback I got from others, The sales advisor agreed to get the new claim bonus transferred through the dealer itself. Also, we can change the insurance provider during yearly renewal, so the provider is not a big deal as long as is is under Hyundai Insurance. If you are getting insurance from outside, just make sure the dealer has tie up with the provider for faster and hassle free claims. In my other Hyundai vehicle, I went with Bajaj Allianz and the claims have been smooth.


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Can anyone comment on the quality of the mats offers as hyundai genuine accessory - and post some pictures of it installed in the car. the ones on mobis site arent so good.

I am looking for the 3D mats - how are they compared to Kagu. Also the full floor carpet.

The showroom is quoting almost a 2x price compared to the one one mobis. they call this the showroom price! How can i procure these outside without having to pay the premium
The quality of 3D mats provided is good, though generally the Hyundai accessory price is much higher compared to outside. Refer my comment above regarding the mats. I would have posted pictures, but the mats are very dirty now with the rains. It looks same as the pictures in Hyundai site.

I could find much cheaper options for 3D mats when I did a quick search on Amazon, do not know about the quality though. The showroom should not be charging you extra compared to what is quoted on the Hyundai site. In my case, the price from dealer matched with the price on Hyundai site. They are not supposed to charge more as it includes dealer margin as well.

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Can anyone comment on the quality of the mats offers as hyundai genuine accessory - and post some pictures of it installed in the car. the ones on mobis site arent so good.

I am looking for the 3D mats - how are they compared to Kagu. Also the full floor carpet.
Avoid getting any accessory at the dealership and suggest you to look at getting the same from reputed accessory stores (if possible).

Why not get a noodle mat kind of thing for the car? Will look good and trap all the dirt/water not letting it reach the floor carpet?

I have been using noodle mat (local brand, not 3M) for 3 years now and very happy with them. Paid ₹1,650 for 30sqft. For the sam 3M was charging ₹7,000. It is a simple DIY to be done at home.
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Avoid getting any accessory at the dealership and suggest you to look at getting the same from reputed accessory stores (if possible).

Why not get a noodle mat kind of thing for the car? Will look good and trap all the dirt/water not letting it reach the floor carpet?

I have been using noodle mat (local brand, not 3M) for 3 years now and very happy with them. Paid ₹1,650 for 30sqft. For the sam 3M was charging ₹7,000. It is a simple DIY to be done at home.
While noodle mat is effective, in Mumbai's torrential monsoons it becomes a nightmare to maintain. I will prefer something which can be cleaned with one wipe of a wet cloth. hence the 3d option.
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Hi folks. I am in a situation with my Creta SX IVT booking in Bangalore and need some advice. I plan to go via company lease but the catch is that delivery has to happen in a certain month as per company guidelines. I made the booking 4 months ago and the SA was confident about delivery by now. However now he is simply putting his hands up and not even committing to any future dates. I know there has been long waiting period but I thought 4-5 months is a reasonable time frame. Going by some posts here, I see that folks are getting deliveries even faster. I also dialed couple of other dealers in town and they seem confident of delivery within 2-3 months. May be they want to get new booking but at least they are ready to give firm commitment. I can't transfer my current booking so not sure if I should cancel and make new booking. My question is that is it true that Creta IVT SX waiting period is indeed 6+ months or my SA is simply taking me for a ride or may be there is genuine delivery issue with this dealer (Advaith) and I should go for some other dealer ? What is best way forward?

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Hi folks. I am in a situation with my Creta SX IVT booking in Bangalore and need some advice. I plan to go via company lease but the catch is that delivery has to happen in a certain month as per company guidelines. I made the booking 4 months ago and the SA was confident about delivery by now. However now he is simply putting his hands up and not even committing to any future dates. I know there has been long waiting period but I thought 4-5 months is a reasonable time frame. Going by some posts here, I see that folks are getting deliveries even faster. I also dialed couple of other dealers in town and they seem confident of delivery within 2-3 months. May be they want to get new booking but at least they are ready to give firm commitment. I can't transfer my current booking so not sure if I should cancel and make new booking. My question is that is it true that Creta IVT SX waiting period is indeed 6+ months or my SA is simply taking me for a ride or may be there is genuine delivery issue with this dealer (Advaith) and I should go for some other dealer ? What is best way forward?
Creta SX / SXO IVT has become a rare gem. I booked SXO IVT on 2nd Jan 2021 and I was promised 5-6 months waiting time which got extended till 10th July 2021 and now it has shifted to Aug 2021. As per my dealer (Capital Hyundai, Noida - They are the biggest dealer of Hyundai in Noida), he still has the backlog of Dec 2021 for SXO IVT. As per him, they are getting around 40 Creta's every month (across all the variants for Petrol & Diesel) but are only getting two SX / SXO IVT every month. So based on your number on the waiting list, you can calculate the delivery timelines. At the time of booking, I was at 17th on the waiting list (one booking got cancelled in May 2021) and in Aug it would be 8 months since I booked the car so I guess the 2 SX / SXO IVT per month seems to be very consistent.

I would suggest that you check the waiting list at other dealers and then decide.

Also, my observation (based on monthly sales data) is that Alcazar has eaten up around 25% of the production volume from Creta for the last month. Hyundai has been consistently delivering 12,000+ Creta's for the past 6 months (exception being May 2021 due to lockdown) but in June 2021 the number slipped to 9000 while 3000 was added to Alcazar (which adds up to 12,000). So possibly the delay is due to this also (apart from chip shortage, high demand etc.) as 25% production is shifted for Alcazar.
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My question is that is it true that Creta IVT SX waiting period is indeed 6+ months or my SA is simply taking me for a ride or may be there is genuine delivery issue with this dealer (Advaith) and I should go for some other dealer ? What is best way forward?
I don’t know why but there seems like there is an issue with advaith. I too had faced this with them. Even after 7 months they couldn’t get my SXO diesel. I finally got tired, canceled the booking. Try with trident. They are pretty confident of getting cars in a month, month and a half if you are willing to make the payment upfront (or at least a major chunk of it) We have forum members who have got the car within few days of making upfront payment. But I’m not sure how company lease works. But you can surely discuss this with trident.

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