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Old 28th December 2019, 11:45   #3751
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I have a 2010 Beat Petrol LT which still serves me well. I'm planning to sell this off in 2020 with a very heavy heart. However, does anybody know what's the kind of resale value to expect for a 10 yr old 55k kms run Beat Petrol LT?
Don't sell it now if there is no problem with the car. I suggest using it for couple of years more. Maintaining Beat is not be a problem as parts are easily available. Dealers offer very low price for Chevy cars so it is better to find an individual buyer if you must sell.

I had a 2009 Chevy Spark LT with 1.05L km on the ODO and sold it for 1.1 Lakh few months back. It had lot of accessories.
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Thank you for the responses guys. I think I'll hold on for a few more years in that case. The car (touch wood) has been absolutely trouble free for all of these 10 years, and still is my preferred vehicle for those trips to markets or places with less than ideal parking or crowd situations
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Guys, just wanted to know what is the grade of engine oil you're using for the Beat petrol?

I get my car serviced at Carsmith Motors now but this time they found it difficult to source the recommended "5W-30 API SM GF4" grade mineral oil. So they suggested an alternative: Shell Helix 5W-30 HX5 AZ. Although this one is recommended for Maruti vehicles, they said this will work for the Chevy Beat petrol too. I've gone ahead & filled this for now.

Carsmith had also suggested Shell Helix 5W-30 HX8 fully synthetic oil but I was put off by the cost which was nearly 3 times the cost of the mineral oil.

I see some older posts recommending Total Quartz 7000 5W-30 but not sure if its still available. What are the other mineral oil options that are compatible with the Beat petrol?

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Guys, just wanted to know what is the grade of engine oil you're using for the Beat petrol?

I get my car serviced at Carsmith Motors now but this time they found it difficult to source the recommended "5W-30 API SM GF4" grade mineral oil. So they suggested an alternative: Shell Helix 5W-30 HX5 AZ. Although this one is recommended for Maruti vehicles, they said this will work for the Chevy Beat petrol too. I've gone ahead & filled this for now.

Carsmith had also suggested Shell Helix 5W-30 HX8 fully synthetic oil but I was put off by the cost which was nearly 3 times the cost of the mineral oil.

I see some older posts recommending Total Quartz 7000 5W-30 but not sure if its still available. What are the other mineral oil options that are compatible with the Beat petrol?

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No idea about mineral oils but I've been using Castrol Magnatec 5w30 oil since I stopped taking the car to the ASS a few years ago and it's been fine. Earlier it was semi synthetic and now it's fully synthetic
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We have recently been in the market for a preloved hatchback. I have come across a lot of Petrol Chevy Beat' that are selling for a reasonable price. I come across 2012/13 vintage for around 1.4L.

I was wondering whether it would make for a good city commuter? Whether the car is FNG friendly and spares are easily available? Looking to keep the car for another 3-5 years.

What makes the car sell for such a cheap price? I understand that the company doesn't sell anymore in India, but apart from that..?
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Hi,
We have recently been in the market for a preloved hatchback. I have come across a lot of Petrol Chevy Beat' that are selling for a reasonable price. I come across 2012/13 vintage for around 1.4L.

I was wondering whether it would make for a good city commuter? Whether the car is FNG friendly and spares are easily available? Looking to keep the car for another 3-5 years.

What makes the car sell for such a cheap price? I understand that the company doesn't sell anymore in India, but apart from that..?
The car is a decent for a city runabout and for the occasional highway trip.
Spares are not an issue atleast in Mumbai and certainly not in Delhi, in fact i have ordered a few spares for my Beat from BKS Motors in Delhi.
You should have no problem as such for the next 2-3 years, I myself am keeping my 2011 Beat for another year atleast.

Resale value : Even when GM was operational, the resale value in India would have been lower than the equivalent Maruti or Hyundai just like other car manufacturers so it's normal now.
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The car is a decent for a city runabout and for the occasional highway trip.
Spares are not an issue atleast in Mumbai and certainly not in Delhi, in fact i have ordered a few spares for my Beat from BKS Motors in Delhi.
You should have no problem as such for the next 2-3 years, I myself am keeping my 2011 Beat for another year atleast.

Resale value : Even when GM was operational, the resale value in India would have been lower than the equivalent Maruti or Hyundai just like other car manufacturers so it's normal now.
Thank you for the elaborate reply. That does quell my doubts about the availability of spares.


What is the service interval of the car? And what do you think would be a decent price to pay for a used 2010 LT model?

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Thank you for the elaborate reply. That does quell my doubts about the availability of spares.


What is the service interval of the car? And what do you think would be a decent price to pay for a used 2010 LT model?

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The service interval i follow is 5000km/6 months for semi synthetic oil or 7500km/1 year on full synthetic oil. Air filters every 10000km

For a 2010 LT i guess the price is around 80k ? It's around 1-1.1 for my 2011 LT
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Hi All,

Asking this query for a friend who has a Beat diesel that has recently started giving out white smoke (he has since stopped driving his car). Since he is in Bengaluru, would like to know if any owner here has contacts of any reliable and honest mechanics familiar with working on Beat diesels who can diagnose the issue and fix it.

Thanks in advance
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