Its long way back in winter of 2009 when we friends sitting at katta some one knock that me must buy 4 wheeler now. that time i was new to drive any 4 wheeler even never sit on driver seat
and they are forcing me to buy vehicle.
and we smoke off and everybody kick their bikes and we went to a pre-owned car shop. saw a M800 1997 model test drive taken by 2-3 guys showing me how easy to drive. ok i said. we taken immediate delivery for 60k..it was daserra so all we went my home and give surprise to my sister and mom. everybody shoked since their is no idea to them. we done puja etc.
days passes i learn drive slowly. years pass i was driving much better, several trips to shirdi to nasik-saputara. regular serving of M800 costs me another 60k in next 3 years. now i am very fond off driving but my M800 which is turned 15yrs old NOW. not responding. very much. its very hard time to say good bye to Classic oldie M800.
she witness my driving. our joy to saputara in rain. long lovely drives with my GF. So in winter of 2012 i starts search new car.
New car or again pre owned car. after lots of discussion and family advice decided to buy new car. again diesel or petrol. since my budget was under/nearer 4 lacks, diesel car out. small hatchback family car list come - wagaon R , Estilo, Alto K10, Brio ( if ok ready to stretch pocket), i10, Eon.
me and my wife along with 1.5 yrs old Sanpreet started to visits show rooms.
One day while returning from garden we visited Chevrolet show room taken quote of beat and spark.. it was my first visit to any showroom to buy car.(who know first visit first look of her. spark will come home. hahaha!
Service guy given us good information and well trated us even it was 7 pm. new spark was not in show room that time but we liked spark LT version we come out but friends advised to look at maruti and so were there 3 showroom of maruti. we taken test drive of wagon R estilo K10. diwali is nearer so lots of offer r on Maruti. old car valuation was around 10-15k.
quit confused which to buy. so cutoff starts. Wagon r boxy look. even all other aspects are good. Estilo.. Interioer not good desired color not avaliable. sterring control at corner turn i found not so good rear seats crampy (as per wife :)).
EON: city car and on highway.
I-10: good in all my friends who owned it says FE less.
again list and cut list for LPG optional car Wagon R aleady out.
I10 and spark remained. One day Chvey called me and asked to take test drive of new 2012 Spark. we like car very much good interior. good shap for city drive. clam cabin breaks good.
i read that spark has sequential type LPG and not with i10 also not attarctive offer from i10. So decided to buy 2012 Spark. 2 visits done to showroom we decied velvet color. We quoted LS-LPG version around 4.15 less some disscount (see TAI Member's New Car & Bike Directory
Service gus not given discount and freebies what he promised. anyway i am not mood to go more on it and on Diwali dasera she comes home!! we done puja and good muhurat i spark my new spark. it was very enlightened movement to us we thanks god and elders.
and roll down from showroom
pl bear time with me as ownership review will take more time for me.
Today i taken 20-25 photographs and uploading them with caption.
Since i am not expert on cars knowledge so it will not so technical review.
By now my chevey is 2500 Kms ODD st servicing done.
so after taking home again puja done. Showroom guy said fuel for 50KMS is there so i filled petrol of 2000/- and LPG for 1000/-. We taken vehicle to mandir ..while driving i enjoyed very much as i first time driving new car.
Cabin is very clam that 2-3 times i re cranked engine as i though engine is off
AC is very fine with LPG also.
I lke suspension also very comfortable
everybody looking to my velvet red chevy when we are on way to temple...
till fist servicing no issue with car FE counted 16 on LPG on petrol not counted.
1st servicing is actually reassurance type. S.Engr asked teflon coating i said no but he adviced to paint protection on car which costs 1600/- .
Accesries of my car. at showroom
Reverse camera 8500/- buying this only he fitted my old music system to car
Value pack of 8600/- which incudes mats, boot mat,parcel tray,LH mirror, sill plate,body cover dash board sticker,side gaurd .
new grill design in 2012 face lift. Chrome grill for LT version not for mine LS.
Searching chrome grill in aftermarket.
Here is rear view.
Since its LPG version Boot space is less .
see how spare wheel placed. Very difficult to remove and replace.
lets come in my car !!
wooden dash board sticker and AC controls
rear view camera show room fitted 8500/-. after buying this only showroom man ready to re install my old music system to new car. May costly as compared to out side but stick to fit in showroom due to warranty issue also fitted GM security system for 3200/-
Display board u can use useb, memory card slot can play music there car speaker..i taken sony 2 rear and 2 front. avi videos can be played .Bluetooth connectivity to mobile enables handsfree and you can talk while driving thr car speaker(it is not recommended to reader !)
rear view camera display is placed on the mirror by clamps
door sill/seal plates fitted at showroom 1200/-
must bye as rear door opening is not so wide.
view from rear seat
view from Rh side
Fire extinguisher under co-driver seat factory provided since its LPG!
lh side view
lets pray. time never come to use it