We have recently completed 2 years of ownership of our Beat Diesel PS . It has mostly been a trouble free ownership experience.
Choosing the car : In 2012, I was looking for a cheap diesel car as my running has increased. I test drove Liva D , Figo and Beat. These were the cheapest diesel hatchbacks. Liva was a good 1 L rs costlier than the Beat. Figo with all discounts was about 50 K costlier. Given that the initial cost was a big criteria, choice was between Figo and Beat. Points that tilted the choice in favour of Beat were.
- Price difference of 50 K
Light steering of Beat in comparison to Figo.
Proximity of Chevrolet service centre to my house.
In September 2012 we bought the car. My observations over the last two years.
Things that I like :
Comfortable seats for 4 adults.
Back leg room.
Ease of driving.
Sports bike style console.
Power delivery on highways above 1900 rpm.
Things that can improve, but I can live with :
Clutch angle and effort needed to suppress the clutch.
Low end torque.
Bouncy back suspension.
Milage of 20kmpl on highways.
Things I hate :
Visibility in low beam.
AC effectiveness, the glass area is huge and causes the dash to heat up, reducing AC effectiveness.
More to come