My "lovely Beat" LT finnished 4200 KMs - Review

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Pros : Stylish, Good mileage in Highway, smooth driving, Auto AC, good handling of steering, interior

Cons : Low pickup in 2nd gear and with AC on, gear box looks rigid

Hi all, I am here to write the complete review of my beat which finished 4200 Kms. I bought my baby chevy beat in april 2010, Initially when I was driving the car for first 2-3 weeks I felt car is very difficult to handle in the city in heavy traffic and I felt car is not smooth at all because of new engine and gear box which are not at all responsive. I took my car to my native place Kundapur-Udupi in the second week of May 2010, This drive made my car very smooth and responsive compare to my earlier drives. In this drive I calculated mileage of the car by doing full tank of fuel, I got 18KM/L without AC with normal BS-4 petrol. In this drive we were hearing some sound from the left front tire on the way near udupi, My expert driver took the car into the Chevrolet service station in udupi on the way and they found that the screw of a small mud protecting plate of break is unthreaded and they fixed it in free of cost and also fixed my remote lock it was not working fine(Please note the service in out of station in free of cost even though I dint have the warranty card). I returned to Bangalore after some days I have done with my first service in free of cost in Sundaram motors( I felt this showroom is very good in satisfying the costumers), at this time car is behaving so responsive and we can feel the smooth drive pleasure. But after the service I felt pickup is very poor if I switch ON AC in heavy traffic( I dint try using Auto AC in traffic which decides the maximum performance of engine). I drive the car to Mysore every month and each time I monitor the FE i.e 18-19KM/L in Highway and 11-13 KM/L in city, On an average I am getting more than 17KM/L. I felt Issue with the car is only poor pickup in the lower gears(2nd gear), poor pickup when manual AC is ON and inflexible gear shift some times(not feeling smooth gear shift) But I felt enormous improvement in the engine and gear box day by day in terms of smooth response. Looking forward to done with next major service at 5000 KMs and wanted to change the engine oil. The quality of the interior and exterior is very good compare to Maruti Ritz(For Maruti, price has to pay only for K series engines ). will update you all after my next service. Bye.. Bye

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 Comments Chevrolet Beat
  • M.MITHUN |27 Aug,2010 11:40:15 PM

    thanks 4 ur review i m confused 2 buy or not Beat? please write me? thank u

  • Dheeraj |28 Aug,2010 04:15:33 PM

    Buying or not is your wish... first list the cars in your range and compare the review of all the cars then decide. If You want good quality interior with good engine you can go for beat. Every car has some cons with pros... all the best...

  • roshan |30 Aug,2010 12:24:31 AM

    wats d mileage in bangalore city and in highways?pls reply,coz am going to book this month.....

  • roshan |30 Aug,2010 12:36:01 AM

    hi dheeaj, am planing for beat,is it right car for me by comparing to ritz/swift/i 10/a star?am frm mangalore,pls send me d miiiiiiiiiiiillage of beat,my usage is 1000 km:s/ per month,pls tell me the mileage to my mail id=

  • dheeraj |30 Aug,2010 09:41:20 AM

    In Bangalore city mileage is 11-14KM/L depends on the traffic. In highway its giving 18-20KM/L. Car is good in terms of quality and performance. Now a days GM is trying to attracting customers by good service too, till 15,000KM service is free and if compared with Ritz Vxi you will get Beat LT(fully loaded except ABS and airbag) for the same price(Rs 10,000 less infact). Swift You have to pay 50k more compare to Beat. Better you can take decision by analyzing the review of all the cars, You can compare Beat/I10/Ritz these are almost same range cars.

  • shubham |31 Aug,2010 12:59:47 AM

    dude.. i find ur review true to d core... today i test drived d car n i encounterd d same problemz.. 1)a very harsh gearbox nd even d steerin 2)the pick up problem.. espacially on A.C the guy sittin nxt to me said dat itz gonna improve wid kumin few services n after drivin few KMs... can u juss tel me hw far iz it true?? m plannin 2 buy beat in nxt 3 days... shud i re-think my decision.. or stick on to it!!!

  • dheeraj |31 Aug,2010 09:40:24 AM

    Ya thats true.. things will be all right with the drive in period. If you interested in car you can go ahead, You will enjoy the car..

  • sanjiban |31 Aug,2010 07:08:58 PM

    hi ,i am using chevy beat-ls model,completed 2000 km in 3 my car is giving 12 km/lit in kolkata

  • vivek |31 Aug,2010 11:01:32 PM

    hi,i booked beat basic model..goin to buy this friday,what did u get from the dealer?

  • hemkant rana |02 Sep,2010 05:24:32 PM

    hi plz given to me sagation i plan toby beat but i confused ford figo is good car in this segment plz tell me what`s batter to buy

  • Maan |03 Sep,2010 02:33:29 AM

    Hi, I want to buy Beat LT model ths month.........plz tell me abt average of the car n pckup .......

  • Harbinder Virdi |03 Sep,2010 12:06:47 PM

    I have been using Beat for the last 02 months and have notched 3000 kms. It is a beautiful car, very comfortable, much better than Wagon R / Ritz. Getting Mileage of 13-14kms in Delhi

  • Harbinder Virdi |03 Sep,2010 12:07:56 PM

    Need any further information, email me:

  • Monirul |03 Sep,2010 03:11:50 PM

    Hi, I have booked BEAT LS model today and expecting the car in next 10 days. I am paying 4.38 including insurance and music system..Hope this is a Good car..and good deal in Bangalore.

  • vivek |03 Sep,2010 11:08:04 PM

    hi.i got my beat ps today and rided about 100kms and this car has low pick up below 1000rpm,if it reaches 2000rpm then its good..a good car in all aspects..

  • Avinash Ranjan Jha |06 Sep,2010 12:08:21 AM

    m planning to buy previous experience in driving...actually it will be my first car...going for the base model and will be adding the audio player it a good choice??? any help will be are confusing

  • Harshal |10 Sep,2010 12:45:44 PM

    For better fuel efficiency...GM has mad engine in such a way that on 1st gear u need to get some rpm then shift 2nd gear and u will feel the power to cruise on road...also upgrade the software (dont remember name) from service center which will improve pick ups during service

  • siraj |04 Oct,2010 04:55:53 PM

    wanted to buy a car which is better beat or nissan micra xl

  • soubhik |09 Oct,2010 06:59:24 AM

    i got this, now i am learning , i am no worid about all those things , just go for long drive and at night dreamg about it, go for it . other became surprise when you in the car.\

  • dheeraj |31 Oct,2010 01:44:41 PM

    Hi all, I am updating the review of my chevy beat after completion of 6 months service with 6000KM running. In this service, they fixed all the issues I reported without any service charge, they have updated the ECU firmware for good pick-up. The car is responding very well in city and highway with very good mileage. I feel it is the one of best car in that segment. I asked to change the engine oil(I said I pay for it if it is not included in free service), they said the oil used in beat is synthetic oil and no need to replace till 15000KM according to GM. The Sundaram motors bangalore is very interactive with customer; They have charged labour charge of 150 for replacing antenna set, which was broken due to some mistake, however the antenna set cost Rs 450 including tax. The pick-up issue in 1st and 2nd gear with and without AC is resolved, now car has good pick-up compared to earlier. this is my view regarding Chevy Beat, you people can also share your reviews. Thanks, Dheeraj

    sidhu |25 Apr,2011 02:50:09 PM

    Very true the pickup in 2nd gear is really scaring...i was planning for a drive to ooty on hills but got confused if i shd try this with this pickup. Today i gaven for 2nd free service with 6000 km gone hope i will get a soln this prob.I am sure all of beat owners have faced this issue.Just want to know if this pickup issue @2nd gear going to be there or will be resolved after 2nd or 3rd servicing. Milage: am getting 12-13 in city without much AC( dont need much in Bangalore). highway would say max 14 with AC.

  • Anil |02 Nov,2010 08:33:05 PM

    Hi dheeraj, Im planning to buy my first car in the range 3.5 to 4.5 lac on road... i need experienced people like u plz suggest if i hav to choose between Figo or Beat basic models ? Please explain me d gud and bad things associated in both the cars if possible. . regards, Anil

  • Deepak Kaushik |07 Nov,2010 05:24:58 PM

    Get your car tuned for software upgrade you will get better pickup.

  • Amit Kumar |11 Nov,2010 02:05:12 PM

    I have bought Beat LT in April 2010and have done more than 6000 kms. The issue of slow pick up can be resolved if you take the car to the authorised service station and ask them upload newer version of programme installed in the Car chip. This will take not more than 15 min. The pick up and drive will become smooth. Try it I have done that and am happy with the result.

  • davinder singh |12 Nov,2010 11:03:44 AM

    hello friends, i planning to purchase this car within two or three weeks but some poeples are complaing about the mileage. clearly tell me the mileage and also tell me should i go for it or not. i have to travel 60-70 km daily. if answer is no also tell me which car should i purchase

  • By Team CarDekho |12 Nov,2010 03:05:58 PM

    The Chevy Beat is a very nice little car thats got loads of style and futuristic design, Its got a very peppy 1.2 petrol engine thats refined and efficient, Expect milage of about 14-16kmpl on the Beat. Thanks, CarDekho Team

  • Anudeep |02 Dec,2010 02:51:23 AM

    Plz help me in buYING BEAT

  • sandip |16 May,2011 06:38:48 PM

    dheeraj i also buy beat. but i want to know the complete maintaince and service charge of the car.i have no idea so u pls tell me the details

  • Harbinder Virdi |19 Aug,2011 09:12:59 AM

    I have been using Beat LT for the last 14 months, notched 19000kms. Excellent car. Recently went to Mathura & Chandigarh, got a mileage of 18.4 KMPL. I also rode i10 Magna for 150kms, i10 is NO match for Beat esp in terms of Cabin Luxury & Environment. One of my friends who is having Wagon R accompanied me to Chandigarh and he is all praise for Beat. Excellent Car. Need any information, pls email:

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