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Old 11th September 2023, 18:53   #136
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Boot is big and it should take a large bag with couple of medium and small bags. I have not checked the boot size of cars you have mentioned, so unable to give a direct comparison
Thanks, reason is with the new measurement logic in-place Nexon quoted 382L vs non-facelift was 412L, so looked smaller, but wanted to be sure if anyone had this comparison done.
If it can take like a Airport check-in, and 2 medium size bags, that's good enough.
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Old 11th September 2023, 22:22   #137
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If anyone has gotten their Exter already, can you please tell if the boot is really 391L? Like can it take a large bag, 2 medium and a small luggage?
Is it better than Venue/Nexon given those are 350L and comparable to Kiger?
Hyundai has been smart enough to not easily disclose the true boot space, just like TATAs have been doing it recently. For example, Punch specs says 366 litres but that is with the parcel tray removed. With the tray in place it is actually 321 litres i.e. approx. 12% less (Courtesy MotorInc "Hyundai Exter First Drive Impressions")

So going by same the logic, Exter's published boot space of 391 less 12% would be around 344 litres.

For the latest Nexon it would be 382 less 12% = 336 litres.

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Old 12th September 2023, 15:16   #138
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Thank you for the response. May I know what dealer in Bangalore have you bought the car from? I am buying from Blue Hyundai Basavanagudi and they are adamant on the insurance.
I took insurance from the dealer which was Advaith Hyundai and did not try buying directly which could have saved some money, this was due to some commitment I had with the dealer.
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Re: 500 kms with my black and white Hyundai Exter 1.2 SX (O) AT

Congratulations and brilliant initial ownership post and pics
Happy motoring with the new car!

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A surprisingly large boot, which is also rather useful. The load lip is on the higher side, but the space in the boot can be utilized really well. Also, the car does come with a full-size spare tire, which is something not seen too often in new cars nowadays, I guess. [/list]

Are you sure as the Exter brochure says R14 spare wheel

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Re: Hyundai Exter Review

I got my AMT SX(O) Exter home on the 9th of Sep. Took insurance outside with Tata Aig and accessories Door Visor, Boot 3D Mat, Door Cladding, Underchassis coating, Wheel arch ends. They seem to have thrown in door mats and mud flaps without charging me. Not sure if the mudflaps are standard. Average buying experience with FPL. Am considering EW for 60K till 5th year. Not sure about Shield of Trust. Anyone opted for SOT?
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I got my AMT SX(O) Exter home on the 9th of Sep. Took insurance outside with Tata Aig and accessories Door Visor, Boot 3D Mat, Door Cladding, Underchassis coating, Wheel arch ends. They seem to have thrown in door mats and mud flaps without charging me. Not sure if the mudflaps are standard. Average buying experience with FPL. Am considering EW for 60K till 5th year. Not sure about Shield of Trust. Anyone opted for SOT?
I have booked the same model. May I know how much you paid for the insurance? Also how much was the coating? I was quoted about 9000 for it. Is the door cladding a protective accessory or an ornamental one? I am wondering if I have to go for it. Mudflaps are not standard as per the brochure but my SA says they come by default. Floor mats are included in all the variants. I am thinking of going for SOT as I was told the regular wear and tear parts are also covered such as clutch. I know it is automatic, but atleast it protects against failure parts.

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Old 14th September 2023, 00:49   #142
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I have booked the same model. May I know how much you paid for the insurance? Also how much was the coating? I was quoted about 9000 for it. Is the door cladding a protective accessory or an ornamental one? I am wondering if I have to go for it. Mudflaps are not standard as per the brochure but my SA says they come by default. Floor mats are included in all the variants. I am thinking of going for SOT as I was told the regular wear and tear parts are also covered such as clutch. I know it is automatic, but atleast it protects against failure parts.
Paid 31k or so for TataAig. Has everything that FPL was saying at about half the cost. My sales agent was behaving like she did me a favor on the mats and mud flaps and tried hard to sell them to me actually. The cladding i think is to prevent some side damage like maybe a door impact in a parking lot, i imagine.
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Hi All, I am getting delivery of my Exter SX (O) AMT Monday morning.

Insurance quoted by dealer was very high. Showed them online rates and managed to bring down the quote significantly.

They were charging almost 25k for accessories. Removed it all. Just opted for Door Visor and Mud Flaps. Sadly they did not provide any accessories free. On the other hand, they were trying to sell floor mats at a price of 1500. Had to convince a lot that it comes free with the car. Initially they didnít agree but later agreed the next day. Also there was a package of Rs 5000 named essential accessories which they initially claimed is mandatory. Had to remove that as well.

Others who have booked an Exter, please keep this in mind.
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Any suggestions for better Hyundai showroom in South Bangalore in and around Basavanagudi/Jayanagar area? Planning to book the Exter, but want hassle free experience w.r.t Insurance, Accessories and PDI.
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Exter with it's published GC of 185 mm was big surprise to me. No other tall-boy in the hatchback category has ever offered so much. This combined with a superior AMT and loaded features makes it a lot more desirable.

An office colleague of mine showed me his new Exter. This was a good opportunity for me to check the GC as I know for sure that all hatchbacks and some sedans of Hyundai have a softer suspension, this reduces the GC significantly when car is loaded, they all scrape the underbelly over ramps / speed-bumps when 3 or more people are seated.

I asked 3 other colleagues to occupy the rear bench, nobody in the front. Then I checked the reduction in the gap over the rear wheel tires with the arch, it was significant, approx. 2 inches (50 mm) less than what it was when unladen!! Even the car's side profile looked stooped down at the rear. This meant the rear suspension is indeed soft.

Now my concern is about the stability of tall-boy Exter while driving on curvy roads at speeds 50~60 Kmph when it is almost loaded to capacity. A soft suspension for tall-boy is a sure shot recipe for a disaster. I'm wondering how this passed off in Hyundai's safety test? What use are those 6 air-bags if dynamics of the car itself is suspect ?

Not sure if I can get an opportunity to test drive on curvy road at 50 Kmph with 2 or 3 guys seated at the back. I hope some owners can run this test and let us know their thoughts? I hope they can prove me wrong as I really like the Exter in all other aspects.

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Re: Hyundai Exter Review

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Not sure if I can get an opportunity to test drive on curvy road at 50 Kmph with 2 or 3 guys seated at the back. I hope some owners can run this test and let us know their thoughts? I hope they can prove me wrong as I really like the Exter in all other aspects.
Just so you know any vehicle with Torsion beam / Twist beam style suspension design will perform it's best when just front seats are occupied.

The current crop of Hyundai's have predictable handling , no surprises and makes it safe for everyone to drive. There are vehicles that have very good straight line stability but starts to understeer and then snaps to oversteer when asked there is only so much one can do within certain design constraints - Drive Safe.
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Old 17th September 2023, 12:09   #147
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Thanks Kosfactor for refreshing my technical knowledge. I have fond memories of the 1st gen Indica, Indigo, Vista and also the Esteem and Honda too, all these had IRS and later moved to Torsion beam / Twist beam suspension for obvious reasons - less moving parts, saved cost, allows more space inside etc. Today I think the IRS and it's iterations are exclusive to D segment only.

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The current crop of Hyundai's have predictable handling , no surprises.
If this is true then the Exter would be an exception.
Take a look at this review by DDS Ravi. I suggest wearing a headphone while watching it, listen to the suspension noises and Ravi's comments



Time line (mm:ss)
04:50 ----> Suspension noise at 5:01
06:00 ----> Suspension noise at 6:08, and Ravi's comment after that.
06:57 ----> Gap over rear wheel with 3 guys seated + Ravi's comments.
08:55 ----> U-turn at 8:10, Ravi's comment on bumper lip scrape
12:16 ----> Suspension noise when driven over an unseen hump

This was with just 2 guys in the car. With 3 people seated, or 2 + heavy luggage, I'm sure it will bottom out easily, thus risking stability at higher speeds. I wasn't expecting this.
> The Wagon-R 2019 (taller than Exter) does not bottom out.
> The Punch (heavier than Exter) does not bottom out.

A quick search on Google, there are videos already out on YouTube; owners are doing jugaad by upsizing the tyres which will worsen the issue, and/or installing RogerAbs or the so called "Gutkhas" on the rear coil spring
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Hello fellow BHPians!

I've been daily driving a 2009 1.1 i10 Era for the last three years, which was given to me after my mother used it for 11 years, and I must say, it has been quite a change for me (in a great way).
[*]Connected car features
Hyundai offering their BlueLink features in this price bracket, with remote lock/unlock, vehicle tracking, valet mode and the option to monitor vehicle status from anywhere in the world is really nice.

Please feel free to ask me anything more about the car! Cheers!
Congratulations on your new car and thanks for sharing the first impressions.

What a coincidence - I also happen to have a 2009 1.1L i10 Era (in the same colour) purchased from Advaith Hyundai and considering the Exter AMT as my next car.

I am confused between the SX(O) and SX(O) Connect variant, expecially considering the price difference. As a user, do you find the connected car features useful and worth the premium ?

Rohan

Also, is there a monthly subscription required to make use of the connected car features ? What are the charges for the same ?

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Re: Hyundai Exter Review

For the people who are already driving the Exter, what do you feel about the stock tyres? Would appreciate your thoughts on them and suggestions for an upgrade.

Given the suspension, I think, an up-size is probably not recommended but I am wondering on the make and the width for 90% city rides with 10% highway rides. The stock tyres given are Jk Tyre and Apollo for stepney.
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Thank you for the response. May I know what dealer in Bangalore have you bought the car from? I am buying from Blue Hyundai Basavanagudi and they are adamant on the insurance.
I have booked Exter last week from Blue Hyundai Basavanagudi as well, as of now they are saying Dec is when it might come, I have told no for insurance but yet to get a confirmation from them.

When are you getting the car, please share the buying experience from them.
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