Greetings to all Senior motorists there!
I own Brio SMT ( current S type dosent come with option pack ) 2015 model Aug model. I have been reading all ownership reviews at TAI
and following problem and solution thread too.
After reading many threads and pages here it is what I feel and need suggestion and help.
Had completed 4200kms odo and second service too (10k kms or 6 months whichever is earlier) the total bill came out 2475.00 including waxing of 750+taxes.
1) Built quality:
Yes the body shell made with so thin sheet metal that an mild push from hard palm may dent the body. I strongly doubt crumple zone mention in book for BRIO is serious concern big no no for non ABS
variant for those new buyers. I believe they compromised body shell quality for mileage.
2) Ineffective AC:
I live in Bangalore and with temp of 35c deg the Brio AC fail to cool effectively, need to park on shades and turn blower all the way 4 for while. Otherwise rear occupant will have to roll down the window glass. Is this case with others too or its just common in sunny/hot days.
3) Struggles to pull 2nd gear or not enough bottom end torque:
Every one in Brio complaint or most of ownership reports experienced this. But to my worse my peppy pot struggles even inclined slops in 2nd gear. I infact slip the clutch bit with slight throttle get rid this issue but it's not the case with full board need shift first and revv it hard, be in power band shift it. A Grand i10 has better low end driveability. This only in case of 2nd gear but third easly putter around city without any fuss just like automatic. Has anyone here come out this problem or found any solution to this. On flat road the Brio moves ahead without any throttle input. But 2nd gear is disaster atleast in my case.
Also I am goffed up by my SA who cheated me pushing 5 month old car. I made him clear during booking that he should share VIN number before car sent to registration but he sent car to RTO without my consent and handed over the key.
However my wife and mom dosent want me to get in arugement ( because full money was paid before RTO, as he indeed told me that car is on the from Noida factory which I believed new one ) I accepted without any additional offer on offer this mess.
However above all I am happy with package on offer with little peppy pot.
High speed stability is just awesome, one who keep it in power band can embarrass high capacity or segment above cars. Mileage too is good but drops drastically in bumper to bumper traffic. Maximum attained with AC on is 20.9/kmpl and lowest was 14/kmpl.
Sorry for making write up on issues. There is enough said good things on Brio no doubt about it but just thought to share issues which I faced.
They remove complete panel and paint it fully, no half bumper/panel paint they offer at HASS and HASS will cost out INR 3000.00 including taxes. The paint quality and job will be perfect. I am not sure about perfectness of local painter.
I too had similar scratch followed by dent and yes mein is UT in color.