Chevrolet Sail: A 2000 km drive review - Real Practical Sedan

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Chevrolet Sail: A 2000 km drive review - Real Practical Sedan

Review after driving 2000 Kms and owning the car for a month (diesel version). Bought the car in Banglaore on July 25th 2014. First of all I really took a risk of choosing this car from a brand which is not clicking in India. There were crank shaft issue intially which is a bid letdown for the sales of the car. But trust me, I clarified the issue�through well known Chevy dealers (my close friend) and after clarifying the doubts I bought this car. Till now I haven't faced any issues. But practically speaking you can't really take out the concept of call back from any manuafacturer.  It is veiwed in India as a sentiment than a manufacturing issue. Look and Style: Really a head turner. You don't see this car much on the road. Definitly beats all the other competition. Better than Swift, Amaze, Etios, etc. Comfort - I drove Swift Dzire, Ford Classic and Sail during the test drive. In order of comfort I would rate Ford Classic as best, Sail and then Dzire. Equivalent to Ford, Sail absorbs all the pot holes. Most of my driving is on highway (80% highway and 20% city), after driving the vehicle for 6 or 7 hours, I don't feel tired nor I had a back pain. Even after reaching the destination I always feel like I wanted to drive more. Pickup: The car has a turbo which kicks in after you reach 2000RPM, unlike Swift you don't get the power at one shot. You get the power through out the acceleration. There are some cases you feel the engine is not pulling and you may have to downshift. But that was ok with me as I was driving an Alto earlier. Mileage: After 2000 kms, I am getting 20kmpl on highway without AC and 18 with AC. In city, I am getting 15 Km (Partial AC).  My city conditions 1. Driving in Bangalore 2. One way to my office is 1.15 mins for 17 kms 3. Heavy to very heavy traffic all the time, you can shift to Max 4th gear for about 3kms, thats it Have said the same to Service center, they said it will improve after the 1st free service, the very usual gyan. Anyway hoping it will get better, but I am not too concerned as it's a decent mileage. Best Features: One area where Sail fails to impress, you don't get steering mounted control, climate control, etc. What you get in the top end version are AC, Music system with Bluetooth connectivity, Power windows, Auto door locks, Remote key entry then the usual stuffs. But what I like is the position of the power windows, which is located next to the gear rod, awkward initially but once you get used to it, you will like it since even the go passenger can control it. Needs to improve: Interior plastic, it is a big let down. Needs to improve that besides some additional features need to be fill in which competitors provide. Overall Experience I felt the car is performing OK for my expectation (thats where the problem is for most of us). You don't get features, but this is really a practical 3 box type sedan. I really enjoyed my drive in this car. For those who are not bothered about the look, then you should look for other brands.

By vinoth
On: Sep 05, 2014 | 3425 Views
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  • Best Car

    This is the best car.

    By shivakumar behera
    On: Mar 20, 2021 | 31 Views
  • Excellent Luxury Car

    It is a unique comfort luxurious family car, road-gripping is very good, well balanced on motion, air conditioning is very good and its a totally safe and secured car.

    By arup sarkar
    On: Feb 17, 2021 | 36 Views
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    Overall Good performance

    I'm owing Sail LT model and Happy with Performace, Pickup & milage.The only thing that i am facing issue in Suspension / Ground clearance, Lower body touches Speed br...Read More

    By vishrant shah
    On: Jul 17, 2017 | 175 Views
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    I have purchased sail sedan in december 2013. I am feeling happy about two months But after two months average is very week about 12-14 kms per liter. I am going to servi...Read More

    By ramgopalverified Verified Buyer
    On: Jan 18, 2017 | 675 Views
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    Sail the roads

    Chevrolet sail is the best car though i have a diesel varient but power is massive. And there are no complaints with its look its just amazing I love this car very much a...Read More

    By suman
    On: Jan 02, 2017 | 145 Views
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    Loved my Chevy Sail in first look named it as Maverick. Wonderful, spacious, perfect family car. Looks like younger brother of Muscular Chevy Cruze. I myself designed and...Read More

    By suman mohan kumar
    On: Nov 06, 2016 | 273 Views
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    Quicker pickup & Faster braking in its class , trouble free!

    I am an infrastructure & earth moving, works contractor. my job demands lot of travel and mostly to stone quarries and work sites ,where you seldom find good roads. I...Read More

    By shane cj
    On: Sep 24, 2016 | 170 Views
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    Best pickup so far

    I have driven almost all cars of world, ranging from mustang, dodge charger, BMW, etc. But I found Chevrolet sail has unmatched pickup. It makes you stick to the back of ...Read More

    By amit
    On: Aug 03, 2016 | 281 Views
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