My Hyundai i10 has just surpassed 20000kms odo. So I thought of travelling down the memory lane with my i10. So here goes my ownership review.
First let me provide the car details:
Make: Hyundai i10 Sportz, 2010
Purchased: Dec 2010 from Kun automobiles, Kondapur, Hyderabad
Price: 5,06,000(on road)
Free accessories: Teflon & Anti-rust coating, Sun film(average), mud flaps, car cover, etc.
Earlier I owned an old(94 model) and a very basic M800(in good running condition), sold it off thru sulekha for 35k. So I needed a new car now. Me & wify considered the following cars and rejected:
WagonR: We felt back seat space uncomfortable for 3, and moreover it looks like a mini ambulence from side view(no offence to WagonR owners here)
Alto: Good but old model
Ritz: Discarded right away the moment we saw its rear shape.
Santro: Excellent in all aspects but again an old model
Spark: The back lights appear like ghost eyes
Figo: Excellent but we were a bit worried about low FE & high spare cost, also we were not sure of its service center coverage.
So finally we settled down on i10 with these thoughts:
Stylish looking, Spacious interiors, Comfortable & good serviceability
And then the debate on which version to go for: Magna or Sportz. Magna was costing ~30k less than Sportz, hence my wife was voting for Magna, but I wanted Sportz. I won
Ok now the review:
FE in city: Consistently gives an FE of 15 kmpl with AC on 50% of the time,
FE on highway: 17 kmpl with AC ON most of the time and with speeds ranging from 80-120.
Here's list of pros & cons I remember about my i10(mind you I am no automobile expert, so these are purely my thoughts):
+no issues with ac, music system, etc
+stylish(I am still not bored by its looks)
+felt comfortable negotiating ghat roads
-high dashboard(can't even place a book or newspaper on it)
-slow pickup during uphill drive(I think M800 was better)
History: Done 3 free services & 1 paid service
Never faced any problem with the car, however like most cars it also has got its own share of minor scratches & dents
Finally I can say I am a happy & proud owner of my i10