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Hyundai Grand i10 70,000kms ownership review

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Final Decision
Everyone's want to buy a Dream car but due to price and some spec's 
missing,not at all we having it,In my case too,My Dream car was Swift only...... from 2008 am 
start to plan buy and buy,No luck having swift because of waiting period(4-6months) in 2013,Lot 
of missing components like no music player,push button start,auto closing mirrors,rear 
sensors,So I just visit Hyundai Showroom(Pre-owned Section) and Saw any second cars for price 
bracket up to 2Lacs and finally shortlisted Chev-UVA petrol green colour,But in home there is 
decision going on,Why we again buy second-hand cars,early on is M800 which serve as past 
4years(2010 to 2014),Will buy a car with our budget not more than 6.5Lacs on that Hyundai 
technicians testing the grand i10 on the near by service road and asking what is the name of 
the car when it will be realise they told be this Grand i10 car replace old I10,So i wonder saw 
the interior first time beige and chocolate shades gives a premium feel and audio system melt 
with interior is nicest one,So went to home asking permission to buy this car with top 
model,Also searching all auto portals international too Two days thoroughly check in and out of 
car compare with swift because i want to more from my dream car,apart from highway performance 
grand i10 tick all the boxes and best suited for city purpose,Since on that I am joining in MNC 
Chennai,there is no problem on emi and maintenance.Finally got approval for 6.5Lac Sportz trim 
Diesel  

Colour 
We already have a White M800,had clean exterior every time we went out and in,So colour 
should be easily keep up,Make sure choosing metallic colours is best in my opinion,Not too much 
observe heat compared to black and red and every time we need shade to parking lot,Metallic 
cars is best suited to indian conditions and easily to keep up,finally chosen Grand i10 star-
dust grey is best colour.
Price
Ex-showroom (Metallic)- Rs 5,96,000
RTO (Registration)- Rs 59,600
Logistics & Handling- Rs 6,990+Temp reg:4500
Insurance(with Zero Dep)- Rs 30,000-for free
Total On Road- Rs 6,67,090

Fuel economy
Back to my calculations say that 18-22 kms to a litre.This is with AC.Very 
short drives of a couple of kms each time.Always running with AC only it avoids dust from 
outside.

Engine Type & Variant: 1.1 Sportz (Manual) Diesel, Star dust Colour.

Kilometers done: 69000+ kms till date

Overall build quality & Finish:
You Can easily compared to Swift by opening front door and closing,Swift door too 
weightless feeling while Grand i10 make me premium feel while opened or not.

Braking and high speed stability: 
Be Sure Grand i10 braking very sharp and it halts on wherever you want,But 
careful when braking rear coming vehicles not having or not,Breaking on of the best in this Car 
without ABS.

Suspension & Ride Quality: 
I travelled Swift as well as Grand i10 compared to swift grand i10 better 
suspension and ride quality Swift far better on this.

Exterior Designing & Style:
Well Swift is better from outside not much beautiful in Interior(I mean 
rear space)
Grand i10 am not sure he good-looking from outside but obviously interior 
and seating is the best in class(rear AC went)

Modification:
Tyre Upgrade
Changed tyres at 52,000 kms with no thread in tyres fully vanished
honestly say Grand i10 not a 90HP car to put 15" alloys at all,If you want 
upgrade please follow steps given below,
http://tyrestore.in/upsizing.htm
And make sure Difference in circumference not more than 2% for small example 
when you 
So when your speed reads 70mph, you're actually travelling at 72 mph it will 
affect odometer too
Am choosing 175*60*14 ContiComfortContact CC5 exoteric silence on travel and 
more comfort highway trick with friends and family than stock tyre and grip cornering too.
175*60*14 ContiComfortContact CC5= 4200*4 => Rs.16,800

Horn Upgrade
I recommended this part very much essential one on indian road that OE horn is 
not too loud not to help clear road crossers.Go with Roots horn(commonly say that skoda or polo 
horn)(Rs.1000)

Audio Upgrade
Am not sure about touch screen system not fitted with interior or not so that 
kee up same audio system just added 4door JBL Speakers and Amplifier and woofer.
Below configuration enough to give massive bass even side view mirror and rear 
mirror vibrate when volume close to 16
Door Speaker : JBL Car Speaker Coaxial a310si 310W (Rs.2500*2=5000)
Amplifier : JBL GX-A424SI 2-Channel Car Audio Power 
Amplifier(Rs.5500)
Woofer : JBL GTX 1200T - 12 Inch Bass Tube 
1200W(Rs.7000)
Wiring Kit : Xenos Python Amplifier Kit - PVC material 
multi-coloured AMP Wiring Kits(Rs.1500)
Exterior
Spoiler(Rs.6500 approx)
Sunvisor(Rs.1500 approx)
Total Cost
16,800(tyres) + 1000(horn) + 19,000(audio) + 8,000(Exterior)=Rs.44,800


Cost of Ownership,
Hyundai Service schedule is every 10,000kms or year,But in my case stretch the 
schedule to every 13000kms.because we used highways most of time
Service Cost : Rs.6000 to Rs.9000 approx
Wheel alignment : Rs.500 (Every 2500Kms)
Insurance : Rs.6000 to Rs.9000 approx

So,
(9000)Service cost + (9000)Insurance +(2000)Wheel alignment=20,000 in a year not more than
Per Day= 20,000/365 = Rs.54 Per day

I am travelled 15,000 kms in a year approx,
mileage between 18-22per litre =681 litres approx 
681litre*55 diesel price approx =Rs,37455 per year 


Total:
Maintenance + Diesel = 1Year
20,000 + 37,455 = 57455

57455*4 = 4Year
= 2,29,820


Tips:
At Nov-2013 am sworn whether this car has a good resale value or not a checked with 
OLX posting ad,what response from the buyers shocked asking about Rs.4,00,000 to 4,20,000 in 
2013-2014
Same car i posted in middle of 2016 its was close to Rs.4,50,000,In 2017 easily it will come to 
close to 4,00,000,That is success of this car you can check this prices on auto portal 
websites,it will make you 
whether your car is current trend or not,I guess this Grand i10 surely go another 2-years 
ruling in this segment (Commonly known as top 10 cars sales in month),After that i will decide 
go for Sedan or SUV segment,It's worth
package whatever you pay on showroom.






with regards,
Arun,

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