I had my Grand i10 Asta white Petrol Delivered this thursday 20th March 2014 and i would like to share my experience how i choose this car to fellow TAI
Myself a software engineer with moderate income looking around the cars whatever car runs on the road and imagine myself buying the car.Whenever i move on the road on my black Pulsar 150CC i love watching below cars.BMW,Merc,Jaguar,Audi,Porsche.No way i can buy these.
.Would have bought these if i was a politicians son or son in law
Next comes Skoda,Volkswagen,Chevy Cruze..this is also out of budget..only thing i do i see see them on Roads and inspire myself that one day i need to buy those.
I drive a santro 2002 zip plus which i bought in 2011 from a good maintained owner and i loved this car for first 2 months as it is my first car and felt bored after that as it dont have much features and let me tell you the car is still with me and engine is Awesome and Mileage is very good.
Here comes year 2013 and i desperate to buy a new car as i am not able to run the old car everywhere i go people where looking like why cant you a buy a new car and even my usage also demanded a new one.
Whenever a new launch is made i used to go to showroom and i read reviews about the car for 1-2 weeks then leave.
After Long Wait finally i decided and made my Mind to buy one in Feb 2014 and started Taking Test Drives.
Honda Amaze- Only ENgine is good.I didnt like the interiors and showroom is very near to my home.I went into showroom and was sitting in all cars and nobody cared to ask what do i need and what car i am looking.I walked out as i dont the like car.No offenses
Hone Bri0-I am 6 feet tall and once i sat in the car i felt like i was crushed.I didnt like the backside of the car
Maruti Swift Dzire- Almost Zeroed on this car and i took my family to give booking amount and test drive the car as well.Before reaching Varun Motors i had to stop at
hyundai showroom to just check Grand I10 and me and my wife was floored with features and interiors of the car.I did went to check maruti swift Dzire but my heart is loving Grand so told SA that i will decide in couple of days
Hyundai Grand i10-This has scored in every segment what we are looking at.Nice Interiros,Trusted hyundai Service,prooven VTVT Engine etc
Why not Swift or Dzire- there are too many on the road and rear seat is not comfortable for rear passengers.Also outdated interiors.
Booking and Test Drive
One fine day i called up KUN UNITED Hyunda and asked for TD of the Sportz Petrol and they said it is available.I reached showroom around 11AM and i asked i wanted to check the Performance of the car on Highway(as i have read
everything about the car on online) .I drove the car for about 15KMS 10KMS on ORR and 5KMS in city and i was impressed with car performance.I noticed that the car tyres badly need a upgrade if your usage is on highways.When i reached speed of 80KMPH tyres noise was clearly audible.Also car is breeze to drive in city and one should be careful while using the brakes.For first 2 times i had a problem once i am used to it i was comfortable.
I gave a booking amount 5K and decided to book ASTA white(PJW).SA said 10 Days of time and i said i am ok with that.
I arrived at showroom around 4.30PM and SA was doing some formalities documents Etc.Finally around 5.25PM i took the keys of the car and i cant stop driving the car as its already 5.30PM i had to rush for pooja and need to go home as my 6 Months son started crying
i was very comfortable driving the test drive car but i was bit nervous for the first 2 drives on the car.
Here are my final observations with Car
1)Car Built Quality is good
2)Interiors are simply amazing
3)Keyless Entry,stop and start Button
4)Refined Cluth and ENgine
5)Good rear Set and Loads of Boot space(For a small family)
6)Gear shift is located at good position
7)Good car for city driving conditions
8)Good Music System
9)Rear parking Sensors
1)Brakes -One need to get used otherwise it will be zing bang in the traffic
2)A/c Could be better
4)Not Much Color Options can add colors like Sky Blue(color regal edition of swift dzire has),Brick Red.
So far i have done 300KMS on my car and soon i am going to take her for a long drive around 1000KMS with long halts in between.I will share my experiences soon.
This is my first thread excuse me for any mistakes,grammar etc