Hyundai i20 Magna (O) CRDi 6 Speed


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Diesel Mania – 2012 Hyundai i20 Magna (O) CRDi


Again, my best buddy’s car. The same car ex-Indica petrol owner. The Indica was sold in a hurry and it was decided that no car for in the next 2-3 years. He was a RE 350 Standard owner and unfortunately it started taking toll over him, started developing severe back and shoulder issues, doctors ruling out bike rides. So car became a necessity and we were back for the next saga.

Confusion:
1. A cheap second hand petrol and the amount saved with respective to a new car can be saved for fuel and maintenance. Sounded good.
2. A diesel. Quite expensive. Make use of it to maximum.
3. LPG variant. Like every other Indians, poor image about LPG powered car, the image created by old cooking gas run cars.

The Search:
Asked all relatives and friends to inform if there is some second hand Wagon R or Swift available, even a diesel Punto (low resale). No one replied. So only option was brokers and dealers. Even after being cheated by Mahindra First Choice, we decided to go there. Spotted some examples. There was a bright red K10 Estilo with 60+ on odo, asking 2.85L. Then we hit Hercules Park and Sale (Maruti dealer’s park and sale setup, not True Value). Everything except Estilos were prices sky high. World War 2 Wagon R’s were priced at 2.5-3L. There was a sweet Chevy Spark, belonging to our ex-colleague, top end with all gizmos and less odo reading, but sold out for 2.3 L. Booked the first red Estilo paying 1k.

Discussed this with one of his relatives. He was having a 2002 Ford Ikon diesel for disposal and he offered it for 1.25 L. Now the sedan bug attack began, started looking for Ford Ikon diesels, Accent TUD5s/CRDis and even Baleno LPG. One doctor said no pre-2008 Ikon, everybody said no old Hyundai’s, a Baleno owner said too costly rare spares.

We asked the Estilo dealer for a diesel option and there was a decent Indica, low odo, still under warranty. Now the confusion, Indica or Estilo.
http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...worshipped-cars-indica-diesel-estilo-vxi.html

That dealer already cheated us with the petrol Indica and was keen at selling us the Estilo only, think it was stuck with him. There was another Indica DICOR, almost brand new, he was hiding from us. So lost interest dealing with him.

Now the plan to ditch the Enfield came and he decided diesel only for replacing the Bull for daily use. Hit another First Choice dealer. There were umpteen Hyundai Accent/Viva diesels, an i20 Magna and a Swift VDi. Swift was tempting by looks, alloys, fat 195 tyres, good audio, etc, etc, but 1.1+ L km on odo and asking price around 4.25. There were some issues like hazard always blinking and rattling from driver’s door. Decided to take the car and he saw the i20 and was pretty tempted with it. I said not to take it, and we would think and take the Swift itself. Went home and the idiot from showroom called and said i20 clocked only 23k km and he would give the car for 5.5L and that too the top-end Asta. Ran back and TD the i20. 3rd gear 2k rpm, exact place where people fall for the i20, it’s addictive and orgasmic. He was shifting like in petrol, 1st and 2nd at around 1k rpm and in 3rd the card was not pulling and struggled to reach the 1.7k rpm and it kicked from 40-80+ like a rocket. He fell for it. I had second thoughts when I realized it clocked 83k and came back to TAI for help. Finally decided to take the i20 itself and decided to pay advance and start paperwork. Then I felt suspicious about their dealing and tried Google for homework and got lots of bad experience about 1st Choice and we already had one with the Indica. Then thought why spending 5.5 on an old car, why cant we get one new. Wagon R LPG/Beat Diesel was in my mind.

(The second First Choice dealer sent some provocative message like we cheated them, called them and said enough)

Told him and he was confused so was me. He was a bit bulky, so he wanted a roomy car. Now the TD marathon 2.0 begins. Shortlisted cars. Toyota Liva, VW Polo and Nissan Micra.
1. Micra. First and foremost thing bothering us, the dealer, Marikar Motors, the most notorious dealer in Kerala, the most arrogant and ignorant people you can find. They made it hell for Skoda, Enfield and Honda 2 wheeler owners here. His first bike was from Marikar, an Unicorn. I was cheated by them for a Dio, ending in buying the FZ.
Scene was pretty different at Marikar Nissan. One lady welcomed us and led us to the executive. He explained everything pretty neatly, discussed all financing options, took TD. Pretty impressive. Pulling like petrol, feature rich, but no ABS and USB support. Told him we will TD other cars and come back and say a verdict.
2. Polo. EVM VW. Again the lady there led us to executive. They assess people by looks and felt we are not worthy clients and the executive’s attitude in the beginning was like blah, blah, this is a car, this is that, this is this. We were there just to inquire about the pricing and then look into the models. After feeling insulted, we decided to make him demo the car fully, asked him this and that. He was speaking in half English, we started of in full Angrezi and he came down to earth. His demo was pretty impressive after that. The second option Polo tempted a bit, upgraded with lots of stuffs. HU from old Polo top end, 4 power windows, remote locking, reverse parking sensors, etc, etc. Pricing was a bit steep at 7.8 L, I believe. They had in-house financing and interest rate was 8.99% only. EMI for 5 year was around 10k only. Said the same to them, TD others and decide. Then he started bashing Micra, saying cheap Japaneese, this is German, and it’s sold by Marikar, etc, etc. Some of his points were very much valid.
3. The Liva. I had no interest in even trying the car. No lady to welcome us, instead the receptionist was a guy. Led us to the executive. Toyota showroom was like cattle market, full rush, but very prompt dealer. Impressed by the interior space, cant reach the front seat from back seat. Interior quality and features were pretty down, Hyundai Eon was even better. He showed us the limited edition TRD Sportiva. Sexy 15 inch rims, 185 profile Turanzos, body kits, really tempting, but it was just a pimped up base model and priced at whopping 7.25L. Not worth spending, don’t even have an audio or fog lamp. Took TD. Very much impressive the way it drives. No lag, with easy it was climbing all slopes with ease even in 3rd (not from standstill). It missed ABS, but no airbags. There were 3 cars in stock and he said cant hold them unless we pay advance. Decided to book it after asking his wife and left.

Confusion: Micra or Liva. 30 mins of tea cups and shakes, decided to go for Micra. Went there TD’d again. Paid 10k. Chose XV Premium dCi, Silver one. Instead of discounts they were offering 10k worth overpriced accessories. Mat, mudflap, side beading, reverse assist = 12.x k. Accessory dude was pursuing us to take more and more of those stuffs, declined that.

We had confusion between Blue and White
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Settled for this white one.
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This was our car supposed to be deliver in 2-3 days, which we ditched.
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One fine Sunday, came the dialy ad, i20 starting at 6.8L onroad and we are open on Sundays. Rand to showroom, TD’d the i20 CRDi, Magna option was priced similar to top-end Micra. No alloys, airbag, push start, wash wipe. The most tempting was a 6-speed box and he was already leaned to the i20 from the very beginning. Top-end had almost everything we could get in a sub-10L car, but couldn’t afford. Booked a white Magna (O). Car available for ready delivery, only finance paperwork is the delay. Called the Nissan dealer and cancelled the thing.

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The D-Day

November 1, 2012.

As usual, they said delivery time 5 PM. I guaranteed they won’t deliver before 6, but because of his curiosity we were there before 5. Car was in for washing and accessorizing. By 6, the car finally rolled out, started the happy motoring.

Total on-road cost 7.47 L including 8.5k extended warranty and 19k insurance. Paid another 10.75k for 3M Teflon coating, underbody coating, door panel coating, vinyl flooring and better proper fit rubber mat.. They gave molded mudflap, a set of normal rubber mats and the taxiwala steering cover for free.

Dealer was Popular Hyundai. Very much satisfied with their dealing till now. Gave good assistance from day 1 to day registration. Dealer was under main RTO and car needed to be registered under SRTO, so had to take TP and then register under SRTO. They provided driver to take it to the SRTO, most dealers here won’t in case of a temp to registration case.

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The Car:
The car is like an orgasmic bitch [evil]. Find the G-spot and she goes riding very time you floor it. It almost killed the petrolhead in me. Keep shifting over 2k and it runs just like a petrol. Only issue is last minute braking is panicky, this one got no ABS and have skinny 175 tyres. We had plan to upgrade to 195 15-ers, but tight budget killed it. With AC it returns 15+ in city and 20+ in highways. Didn't check properly till date.


On-Road Price - 7.47 L
Down-Payment - 1.85 L
Insurance - 19k

Extended Warranty - 8.5k
Accessories - 10.75k (Underbody coating, Door panel coating, Teflon Coating, Custom-fit rubber floor mat)
Freebies - Molded mudflap, rubber floor mat.

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Unfortunate events
Before even completing 24 hours, car ran out of diesel just less than 200 m before the pump. Good Samaritans came for rescue, pushed the 1+ tonner off the road, hit the milestone, damaging left rear door and running board. Bought 1 L diesel and tired cranking, failed. Luckily that area had all kinda dealerships and mechs were living near by and some Hyundai mechs were there just opposite us spending eve at an accessory shop. They said minimum 5L is required if air enters the system, told us to fill 5L and try cranking and if it does not work, call them. Filled 5L tried, failed, called them. They pumped air off the system by pressing the thingy inside the bonnet. Waited 10 seconds, cranked and it came alive. Hurray!!!!
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Photos uploaded

1st service update>>1st service update
2nd Service Update>>2nd Service Update
3rd Service Update>>3rd Service Update
1st Paid Service >>Update
Insurance renewal>>Insurance
New Footwear>>MRF ZLO
45k Service (Supposedly 2nd Paid Service)>>45k Service

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re: Hyundai i20 Magna (O) CRDi 6-speed

That's nicely written review mate. Need more pics of interiors as well.

Magna(o) is different than Magna?? Or both are same edition?
 
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That's nicely written review mate. Need more pics of interiors as well.

Magna(o) is different than Magna?? Or both are same edition?
Thank You. Pics will be coming soon.

Rear defogger, ORVM turn indicators, integrated HU with 4 speakers+2 tweeters, Automatic Climate control, Electric fold/adjust mirror, comes extra in Magna (O).
 
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Thank You. Pics will be coming soon.

Rear defogger, ORVM turn indicators, integrated HU with 4 speakers+2 tweeters, Automatic Climate control, Electric fold/adjust mirror, comes extra in Magna (O).
Does it comes with ABS or airbags (may be only driver side)?
 

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Many congratulations for the i20. So what mods are there in pipeline. Somehow i am happy that you finally chose to go for a new car which will give you years of peaceful driving which doesnt necessarily hold true in case of a pre-owned car!
 
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Many congratulations for the i20. So what mods are there in pipeline. Somehow i am happy that you finally chose to go for a new car which will give you years of peaceful driving which doesnt necessarily hold true in case of a pre-owned car!
No mods as of now. Looking for leather steering grips, Still didn't find a good quality stuff. Hyundai got great stuff at decent price, but only beige in stock. Wider rubbers at next tyre change. If enough budget, we will get 15-incher Lenso Samurai.

Very much peaceful owning new one, only worry thinking about the EMIs and Hyundai cost of ownership [;)]
 
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Some sexy poses to start off with
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It's Huge in one word.
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Imposing presence than the old model. Everyone will give way for you.
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Main piece of attraction. The 2DIN unit. Sound quality is so superb that you will fall for i20 just for the audio. Comes with USB/Aux and 4 door speakers and 2 tweeters. Sadly, no Bluetooth and steering-mounted controls. Sportz trim got those.
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Gem of the car. The 6-speed box. Drivability is awesome, but need to get used to it. 90% drive will be in 3rd and 4th only. Sportz and Asta gets sexy leather wrapped chrome ringed gearknob.
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Flip key. Boot hold comes very handy. Sportz/Asta come with keyless pushstart ones.
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Multi-information display. Shows 2 trip meters with trip time, clock, outside temperature. Also doubles as the screen of the 2 DIN player.
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Climate control. Chill you out no matter what outside temperature is. Had to shut it down many times.
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ORVM with integrated turn indicators. They got electric fold and adjust.
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Huge boot. Fits in an extra large suitcase and still there will be room let. We shifted a house in just 3 trips [:D]
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Parking sensors work so perfect and precise. Sportz and above model now has an awesome RV cam and display in RVM and instrument console got radar like display of the parking sensors.
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Bootlamps and hooks. We miss the Indica.
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H4 bulbs gone. Each beam got independent bulb. Upgrading i20 headlight now more expensive and pain in ass [frustration]
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Seat comes with vinyl/fabric mix. Great finish and feel.
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Dealer's perfect spotless vinyl flooring. Worth every penny.
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Custom-fit rubber mats. Paid 2k for that.
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Chilled glove box.
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Glove box chilling ON-OFF. This thingy works with climate control.
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Front door pad.
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Rear door pad.
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Aux-in/USB ports.
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Auxillary power socket. Conveniently placed with a cubby hole.
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Congrats on your ride. Great pics there! 7.47 for magna o variant in Kerala? They hiked prices again? When i-gen i20 was launched the sportz variant was for 7.75 ONR (was out of my budget, n chose to buy Punto).
The installation of Parking sensors is really good. Can you share the cost of the vinyl flooring and the seat covers? How effective is the glove box cooler?
 
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Chrome door lock and handles. The mesh houses the tweeter. Perfectly placed. Central locking works in both front doors.
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Sunglass holder. Sadly a coin holder is missing across all cars. 90% rattling in cars is loose coins.
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Bottle holders and cubby holes. Place for cellphones, tidbits, perfumes and Alphenliebes [;)]
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Perfect spot. No hanging wires from aux or chargers.
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Skinny tyres. 175 R14, topper trims get 185 R14 only, no 15ers even as option.
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Driver side door controls. Mirror fold/unfold, mirror selector, mirror adjust, power window lock, power window controls.
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Instrument cluster. Insert key and everything lights up in blue light. Backlit alwys on. No night time snap.
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Driverside control.
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Left side controls. INT got speed control. New Mist function added.
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Dome light in middle. Comes with studio dimming.
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Foldable grab handle.
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No adjustable headrest in rear in lower trim levels.
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Closer look at the fabrics.
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Seatbelt holder. No more rattle from hanging seatbelts.
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Engine bay.
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Pseudo grille. Actually there is no grille. Piano finish thing closes the hole.
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Easy access fuse box, right below steering. Diagnostic port also located there.
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Perfect illustration on the cover.
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Flush-in bonnet release latch.
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Simple, bland steering, got rid of the taxi steering grip.
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Foglamp provision cover gets a neat chrome lip. Looks better than the fog lamped ones, IMO.
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The double-barrelled headlamp. Bigger reflector is low beam and the smaller one with parklight is high beam. Both beams work with high beam, just like the pass-by.
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Security system is a bit tricky. We tried to trigger it many times, but failed. But it works well, unintentional triggers worked everytime. Car keeps honking when tried to intrude.
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Sunvisors got vanity mirror with shutter in both sides. Driver side gets a ticket holder.
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Passenger side visor.
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Welcome screen.
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MID without the ICE off.
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OEM antenna.
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Gear indicator. Doesn't work as perfectly like in Polo.
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Rear fog lamp.
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Congrats on your ride. Great pics there! 7.47 for magna o variant in Kerala? They hiked prices again? When i-gen i20 was launched the sportz variant was for 7.75 ONR (was out of my budget, n chose to buy Punto).
The installation of Parking sensors is really good. Can you share the cost of the vinyl flooring and the seat covers? How effective is the glove box cooler?
No idea of the price hike. Parking sensor and seat covers are factory OEMs.

Vinyl flooring cost around 2k, they never gave breakup of the bill.

Clocked 2.5k in 20 days. 1st service was at 1.2-1.5k. They never had any issue with the delay. It was basically inspection and wash only. Gave to Popular Hyundai, Karamana itself. Car was attended without much delay. Gave it by 12 noon, promised 5 PM same day or 11 AM next day depending on the denting job. Got it back next day 12 noon.

Bill amount.
Bonnet and sensor coating - 750
Left rear door and running board denting and painting - 2500
Total - 3675 including tax.
 
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Deville_56, Congrats on your new car. Even I took delivery of i20 CRDI Sportz last week.

Would you be able to explain a bit more on the below, with a picture if possible.

"They pumped air off the system by pressing the thingy inside the bonnet. Waited 10 seconds, cranked and it came alive. Hurray!!!!"
 
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Deville_56, Congrats on your new car. Even I took delivery of i20 CRDI Sportz last week.

Would you be able to explain a bit more on the below, with a picture if possible.

"They pumped air off the system by pressing the thingy inside the bonnet. Waited 10 seconds, cranked and it came alive. Hurray!!!!"
Phenomenon was airlock in fuel line. Air gets trapped in fuel line when you run out of diesel and have to manually pump it out. This can also happen when car is low on fuel and parked in an incline.

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You have to alternately push the silver radiator cap like thing (circled in snap) for 30-40 seconds after filling up the car. It bleeds the air off the line.
 
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Awesome pictures !! The car surely has got the best interiors among all hatchbacks with loads of features. The fit and finish and attention to detail is worthy of mention.

Totally agree with you that the car is a little too huge for those punky tyres.
 

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