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Make me smile- i20 1.4 Crdi

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Dear Members,

 

I am just new to this forum & happy to see experts here expressing thier views.

 

By the way- I had just gor by white beauty- I20 1.4 Crdi on 8th Of Oct.10 & till date , run more than 1300 Km.

 

Quite Excited Drive till now.

 

Request you to please provide your expert review for the same & help me with driving tips.

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Also- Dear Members,

 

can you please clarify what maximum speed can we have in I20 before 1st service as showroom guys not to have a high speed before 1st service because engine is new & still not ready for high RPM's.

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Maintain a sedative driving style for the RUN-IN Period of about 1000 km.

Drive under 3000 rpm and avoid sudden exertion on the engine. And sometimes drive enthusiastically. Not just driving around at 50-60 kmph.

Have a hassle free ownership :)

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As a thumb rule never exceed 3/4 or 75% of engine speed in intial period. I guess CRDi can go upto 180Kmph so upto 135 Kmph occassionally is safe enough. These are next generation engines ,no need of lower speeds as at lower speeds engine tends to knock. Try keep variation in engine speeds this will make engine set-in better. As you have already across 1300kms I hope you never done any hard braking as intial 600kms are critical for Master cylinders, Tyres, Piston & calipers  of brake system. I am not sure if it is rear disc braking system in i20.

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Well I can understand you can't resist the top speed in this car (I own one) and when my car crossed 400 km I just went for it and touched 185kmph on speedo on slightly downhill road .

Though I hope you had gone for the ASTA version which has a much needed rear disc and ABS (this car needs it) . But anyways enjoy your ride and keep us updated.

Heres the link.

http://archive.autocarindia.com/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5268&PN=1

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Well I said it was going down hill and 170kmph is for the 1.2lt kappa engine , we were 4 ppl with luggage and I think the more heavy the i20 the more stable it is on highway .

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-Rssh,

That means that way, my City S-MT can clock 210kmph. Cool haan!!

Anyway, all speeds excess of 170 kmph look the same. Things fly past by and field of view decreasing every second. A little swing to the steering makes the car sway.

But 185kmph on I20 is incredible. I wonder if you did justice to your newly bought car by going up that fast.

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Well I think this top speed was well justified as after 400kms mark I could make out that the engine was more open and I didnot bang the trottle the speed was achieved by constant momentum on the slope .The road was Western Express highway Beyond Virar.

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Thanks a lot to all of you for kind wishes. I was busy in office due to meetings, so not able to revert on time.

 

Buying Experience-- Its a quite pleasure one with LR hundai at Kaithal.

 

Since March'10- i was thinking to change my Alto to Swift VDI. All time when i used to visit Maruti dealer- waiting period is from 2-3 months. Still I want to go for Swift. One day in last week of August- i was on phone with one of friend & discussing about cars. He insists me to atleast go for i20, TD it & than you will realize the difference. on 29th of Aug.- I approached the dealer & on came to know that they do not have TD vehicle for I20 Crdi. Also, same waiting period for i20 crdi as well. But still they insists me to TD Petrol one. Same day test drive was offered & its Asta Model in White Colour.

 

As soon as i sit in the car- I was totally in love with Interior, features( I think no car is offering this much in this segment) & space. Although - Petrol is somehow under powered & after driving the same about 8-10 km's. I am not sure to go with diesel or not.

 

on 1st of Sep.'10- I got a call that they have i20 crdi for test drive. I was very happy after driving this diesel giant- features are same as Petrol variant, engine is good & car looks stunning at first glance.

 

I had booked my car on 2nd of Sep.'10 & got the Delivery on 8th of Oct.'10. When i was there at showroom to get the car, its just took half an hour to complete all formalities & hand over the key to me. I am quite satisfied till date with car & really love to drive.

 

Freebies , i got as - Matting, Mud Flap, Taff lon, Anti Rust Coating, Body Cover, Idol.

 

for Pictures- My Brother is enjoying the driving now a day for i20 & out of town. Will post as soon as i have it.

 

Once again, thanks a lot for your views & wishes.

 

One clarificatio- As i am new to Automatic Climate Control- can you please explain me how it works? as sometimes- i feel that AC is not as effecive as it would be, but sometimes- It chills the cabin with in few minutes.

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