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Old 6th December 2018, 19:02   #16
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Congratulations on your buy & very well written review. Considering the details in the post, doesn’t look like you’re writing this after 2 years; either you were logging everything somewhere in rough or you have an amazing memory.

Stand out was the bargaining skills; its noteworthy especially when you’re buying something with so much emotions but still holding the ground on best price.

Good color choice & most of my previous cars viz Palio, wagon R, New Figo & the current ride WRV are grey in colour.

While I was in market for a new car earlier this year; I had Ecosport, Creta & WRV in contention mainly because I wanted to gift my 7 year daughter sunroof experience while still getting hold of something with higher ground clearance, decent safety features & practicality also. I was very keen on Creta after test drives but had to drop the ball for the optimistic pricing it sells at; Head & heart both were not able to comprehend on the pricing topped up with the famous variant confusions.

Its indeed a very good & practical car; enjoy mile munching.
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Old 6th December 2018, 19:38   #17
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A nice review for a very nice car!! Thanks for putting this up, as the base 1.4 variants of the Creta and the Verna are usually given a miss by most reviewers online. Even TBHP's official reviews rarely cover the lower engine options and variants.
Thank you for your kind words. Even I recollect reading only one ownership review of the 1.4 Creta, that too exclusively on Team-BHP by a fellow member.

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I had similar experiences with the Brezza, as it was almost impossible to get a test drive. As with all Maruti cars, most people just booked it without demanding a test drive, and with all the bookings in hand the staff were getting uppity when we asked for test drives, and mostly had a "take it or leave it" attitude. It was the same case for me, but I had a friend at the showroom who managed to arrange a long TD for me.
I guess that the kind of sales they make has gone into their head and bloated their attitude. Nonetheless, it's a loss for them at the end of the day, not that it would make a world of a difference to them anyway. I guess you were lucky to have a TD arranged for yourself via your friend.

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Now this I find weird, because the base variant of the Ecosport started at about 8 Lacs OTR at the time, and the Titanium Diesel model that I bought in 2016 cost me 10.29 lacs OTR after discounts. I chose it over the Creta because the Creta 1.4 was missing out on so many features while priced the same as the Ecosport Titanium which had a bigger engine, Airbags, Alloy wheels, climate control, seat height adjust, lumbar support adjust, Fog lamps, the Sync Audio system, and at the time, I calculated that I would have to spend about 1.5 lacs in accessories to bring up the Creta to the level of the Ecosport Titanium.

Also, I find the sideways opening tailgate to be more useful than the regular hatch, especially if there isn't much room at the rear to open the door fully. In the case of the hatch, if there isn't much room (say 1 feet) behind the car, if you open it partially, the opening is at the bottom. But in the case of the sideways opening door, you can open it a bit and put your shopping inside through the gap.
I don't exactly remember the quote(s) shared by the dealer but my father did mention that it was out of our budget. Let me check with him if he still has the price list lying around somewhere at home and get back to you on the same.

Regarding the usage of the tail-gate, to each is his own I suppose. The society where I live, parking cars one ahead of the other is a daily affair and we have the occasional fools who park a bit too close. In such situations, I find it easier if the tail gate opens vertically instead of side-ways as it requires comparatively less space.

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As I recall, the Duster RXE was priced the same as the Creta 1.4. The main reason I didn't finalize it was the lack of airbags, and because the Ecosport's killer pricing and features. I agree about the spartan interiors (but they remain the same over age), and the hit or miss service. I remember that the ride was awesome, and so was the interior space and boot. The engine was also very smooth, and it was the easiest to drive, with no lag at all, and enough power.
Exactly! If the interiors were a bit better and the ASC's were up to the mark, I guess we could've gone for the Duster instead of the Creta.

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That's quite a negotiation!! Kudos! I was not able to get any discounts from the Hyundai dealer here, as they were saying they didn't have the 1.4 in stock and would have to order it. There was also a waiting period.
Thank you once again. The dealers we were in talks with were ready with discounts even though neither of them had our choice of colour in stock. Lucky me, I guess.

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I like the accessories that you have got, especially the LED reflector strip. I am having a hard time finding something like that for the Ecosport.
I did a general search regarding LED's for the Ecosport on the web and was able to find such LED powered elements which can be fitted above the tail-light section, probably on the pillars next to the rear windshield. I can share a few links from the web if you'd like or even just want to see them.

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Kudos to a great thread!

1. Please create another thread about negotiating discounts from car dealers. Yours was a great one because Hyundai dealers usually don't give too much of discount from their pocket, only company authorized discounts :-)

2. One query: Is the spare wheel size same as that of other tyres or different?
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Kudos to a great thread!

1. Please create another thread about negotiating discounts from car dealers. Yours was a great one because Hyundai dealers usually don't give too much of discount from their pocket, only company authorized discounts :-)
I guess there is a similar thread (The "NEW" Car Price Check Thread - Track Price Changes, Discounts, Offers & Deals) already up and running on the forum. I guess we can get started there itself.

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2. One query: Is the spare wheel size same as that of other tyres or different?
The spare wheel is the same 16 inch steel wheel as the rest of the four wheels on my Creta.
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