I am very new to this forum, Congratulations to proud owners of Grand for making such a sensible decision...!
My Grand i10 Asta (O) petrol was delivered by dealer from Kolhapur Maharashtra on 28th Dec’13 after a long wait of 2 months 2 days after booking.
I have few questions and need expert comments from you guys...
1. It lacks speed sensing door locks which I feel a basic need safety point of view (Though owner’s manual says its equipped with this feature). I didn't notice this before getting the delivery but got it while driving back to home. I immediately called the dealer and enquired about it and first he said, yes it’s not there in Grand.... and when asked he agreed it can be activated later on.
When I went for first service in Pune (1800 Kms) dealer technical representative was not aware of it and asked me to wait for few days for answer... I am still waiting
... Please share your thoughts and experience if any..!
2. I also heard about its battery drain problem if not used for 6-8 days... dealer again told me it has some feature for better battery management and if you know you'll not use the car for some days you should switch off that feature by pressing some button below steering... not sure about exact location ---- is it true?
3. Since I have Asta-o it has alloy wheels; but the spare wheel is simple wheel and not alloy, unfortunately when one of tyre got flat I noticed this thing and was looking very odd with one simple wheel and other alloy. It also doesn’t have provision to lock the alloy wheel replaced inside boot below partition (That locking bolt only works for normal wheel)
4. Regarding music player, I agree as someone said its average + quality. I personally felt some imbalance in default setting (for driver compartment loud and rear compartment less sound - now its ok after changing the setting)
5. Also lacks the ABS
sticker to differentiate between Asta and Asta (O)....
Despite of all these points I really love my first car for ample of space (leg room + head room +boot), steering mounted controls, proven engine performance, rear AC vents, excellent interiors, smoother transmission, internal storage capacity for music player, phone contacts display while connected on Bluetooth and so on....
Thank you friends and wish you all long and safe drive.