Hello Everyone! It is going to be my first ever review written and that too on such a vast platform with so many passionate riders to judge my review. Please bear with me because it is my first time,moreover please guide me to perform better. My sole purpose of writing this review is to share my experience from the very beginning of the journey of bringing a new member to our family. Intro's must be getting lengthier i know by now,so let's start with very beginning. The beginning
Well one fine morning over tea i asked dad when will we buy a car??
. Well i guess i did the right thing by asking him about car,because the next thing i heard from him was regarding buying a car, we discussed about the pros and cons and by the time tea was at the bottom of our respective belly he gave me the responsibility of choosing a small hatchback which could be with the family for a long time with minimal maintenance. MINIMAL CRITERIA TO BE FULFILLED WHILE BUYING THE CAR..
1.Budget within 5 lakhs.
2.Time Period 1 month
3.THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE
It should be a brand new car.
4. Easy to drive in city in peak hour's Point 3 turned out to be the most restricting one for me because i was planning to purchase a 2nd hand powerful car (Hyundai i20 [new model],or Swift ZXI[new model]).
Note: Both the models were available with the 2nd hand car dealers with almost appealing condition.
I tried convincing my dad for 2nd hand vehicle but he kept some strong points backing his choice and ultimately i was 100% happy by his opinion and i also accepted his point of view. Now comes the ideal car which will fulfill all of the criteria.
I was really confused which one to buy ...
. But before all these i simply thanked him with a kiss on his cheeks like a small boy has got his toy. I googled a lot, went through various forums and car lover sites, and suddenly i came across THE AUTOMOTIVE INDIA
, went through the official review of various cars and also through the ownership reviews helped me a lot for finalising my 1st car. I immediately registered myself with the group and went through some of the reviews of Alto K10. After several hrs of research i concluded it will be an Alto K10 A.G.S.
It meets every criteria of our family. Note: i will be mentioning date from now onwards. DT-02.06.16
I visited 3 showrooms on a single day at my town. Representatives at various showroom quoted different price with a difference of 6 to 7 thousand.
I ended up with Sky automobile Showroom at Nakhara because one of my friend has a nice hold over the showroom staff and knew some high authorities which helped me for availing maximum discount. DT-09.06.16
I called up the representative and within an hour he came to my place with a test vehicle so that other family members can have a look on the car. i went for a test drive with 4 people in the car (Driver, representative,a friend and me) in no time i was happy with the vehicle's performance.
2.Look wise it has improved a lot from its predecessor.
4.A.G.S the center of attraction.
I went for maximum acceleration as permissible by then current traffic condition,i managed to reach 100 km in no time.
by the time i reached back home i was totally taken by the car's performance and looks .
I booked my mine one with granite grey on it.
They have promised to deliver the car on 20.06.16 as it an auspicious day(Lord jagannath snana purnima)
Eagerly waiting for the delivery, i will keep posting as i get updates...
Thank's for now. if any queries do post i will reply them for sure and suggestion's and discussion are always welcome. Test drive experience
Well we went for a short run on the outskirt free road of the city,car was easy to handle,breaks were really effective,i found no hiccups in gearshifts in automatic mode.Main thing is that you have to get accustomed with the machine and have to know what it wants that's it. Tyres are really skinny and that's a concern to me. Can anybody enlighten me? what should i do regarding this matter? Like shall i go for immediate upgrade as soon as my car comes out from showroom? OR
Shall i wait for it to worn out ? Will it be wise to change all steel wheels to alloys ? I am concern regarding safety and braking, if i go for alloys will they be safer than company fitted steel wheels? please do share your point of view regarding this matter.Please do share what all necessary accessories are required in the car as soon as i get it delivered. Accessories to be fitted after delivery
1.Seat Covers(Stiched ones)
2.Zaap Bluetooth 4.0 universal car kit (will it be wise to use this,because some of my friends are saying the music quality will drastically fall in universal bluetooth kit. Well i want to know is it true?)
3.Parking assistance camera (approx cost if anyone could share)
4.Speakers ( which one? Please i need advice on this part very badly?)
Pictures of Catalog,leaflet and booking receipt and some more experience.
I have given a booking token to Rs-6900. If anyone needs the price breakup of Alto k10 Amt please ask i will provide it over here. More seven days to go..!! i have other queries regarding warranty. My sales executive is telling me if i go for aftermarket fittings it will void the warranty. Is it true ? What shall i do now ?
Fittings i am planning to install are
2.Rear camera parking assistance with dashboard mounted screen
3.Speakers ( i need Suggestion on this please help .
4.Custom Stitch Seat cover.
The sales guy is insisting to install these thing from showroom, mainly camera and central lock ,i would have agreed to their suggestion but they are charging too much(parking assistance with camera and screen is around Rs-15000.I previously asked them regarding the price of central lock and fog lamp and they quoted a price of Rs-9600.
Please suggest me what to do ? Price Breakup Ex-Showroom Price
.. 440971 Standard MGA
. 1500 Extended Warranty (4 years)
. 5686 Auto Card
456 Registration Fee
22699 Insurance Fee
17793 MCP Rate
.. 2835 Total On-road Price
. 491940 Total Offer + Booking Amount.
(-) 31500 Total
. 460440 Total Amount Paid for my Alto K10 Vxi AMT
- Rs-460440 Pre Delivery Inspection
For PDI, i went on 17.06.16. I saw my car with workers doing the essentials on it. I watched them thoroughly and only after completion of their part i started mine with TAI
PDI Check List. I found out only deviations which were (Clocked< 100 kms)
and the opened head unit section and other panels
on dashboard lower part .My car odometer was showing 117 Kms
, i asked the service engineer regarding extra kms running and regarding the opening of panels for appropriate reasons and was told that for testing purpose on under different road condition they can drive upto 200 kms he even took me to stock yard for showing me the odometer of other new cars to prove his statement and regarding the panels and headunit he told they are conducting normal pre-delivery check up , i was satisfied with his answers. He congratulated me on my pick especially on colour (GRANITE GREY)
Rest all was okay for me. TAI
PDI CHECK LIST PICTURE WHICH I FOLLOWED THOROUGHLY. Here are the pictures of the PDI list and Picture's of my car during PDI. Delivery Experience
As promised they delivered my car on 20.06.16 without any troubles. As it was an auspicious day (snan Poornima) Showroom people were very busy with other delivery also,My sales guy showed up as soon as i entered the showroom and went to check for one final time before taking the delivery, i searched for scratches and other problems if any and was happy because there were none. i hardly had to wait for 2 hrs which was okay with me.I also took a small test drive before delivery and found the car to be super smooth,i was already happy with my car,they cleaned my car before final delivery.
They had arranged a small pooja before taking the delivery of the car, i burst the coconut and lid some joss stick and prayed almighty to shower blessing to my new car and ofcourse to my family. I drove back home with a brand new Alto K10 Vxi Amt
happily,at evening we took it to "Mandir" and arranged proper Pooja for my car so that it remain niggle-free and peaceful throughout with my family.
Here comes the pictures of My Much Awaited First Car Alto K10 Vxi Amt.