To Start with I don't know how much of a help this Ownership Review would be but I had to put the pen down for a Review which I was planning for long.
Ok so lets start..
FlashBack to Year 2010:
In the Month of June I used to drive the great Santro ZipPlus which had done about 1.2Lakh Kms. So I was planning to get new wheels in exchange.
Now the question came which beast it should be, had few options in mind:
1) Maruti Ritz
To be frank from the very beginning I favoured the I10 don't know why..!!
Went for the TD's:
1) Hate the looks.
2) Good power.
3) Steering a little heavy.
And to my shock the clutch was pathetic including the shifting as every Maruti car has. So I asked the sales guy why the clutch was so hard and pathetic his reply was It is a TD car many people drive it so it gets hard.
This was not acceptable for me so I asked the guy if you want a customer to buy a car atleast give him a proper car to drive so the next day he got me another car which was better. I liked it.
Next came the I10:
1) Loved the looks.
2) Great Power for a hatchback.
3) Light Steering.
4) Smooth Shifting loved it.
I20 sorry no TD I had my car moreover I20 was a little heavy on my Pocket so decided against it.
Now the process started went to different dealers for quotations and discounts.
You guys must be thinking which one I went for haha It was I10 Man ohh too foolish of me you guys already know it from the Review title. No Rocket Science.
So I finalized with Sunrise Hyundai they were giving me some accessories and a good price for my Santro ZipPlus.
Sorry don't remember much but the
ZipPlus went for 1.2lakhs including the exchange bonus.
Loyalty was about 15k.
Some accessories.(Gear Lock, Under body coating, Mudflaps, floor mats two perfume bottles and a Radha Krishan photo stand)
at Last I had to pay about 3.5lakh from my pocket.
I got My car on 23rd August 2010.
Coming to Present
I have driven it for 16K no problems at all touch wood. Some minor glitches though.
I still need to change my Dumper Kit which is free from the Hyundai. Not getting time for it. I would recommend all the old I10 owners if you guys find any noise from the steering while you turn your car get your Dumper Kit Checked or ask the service stations about it.
Let me see in these 2.6 years I have invested about 60-70k on by beast.. Don't get scared these are for mods and ICE etc. It might be too high but I just love my beast.
I Know guys its a little boring to read such a long review so let me add few pics..
Will Attach Interior And ICE pics in the Next post.
Hoping that this review benefits you guys in some way or the other.