Got Conned into buying this car

By for Hyundai i20 2015-2017 2014-10-27 13:10:04.0
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Pros : Interiors, automation, comfort

Cons : Engine, mileage, suspensions

If you are looking for creature comforts, this car is great. Lovely automation. Keyless entry, it even tells you what gear to change to just in case you don't know that. Once you start driving you will realise how poor this engine performs. When trying to overtake there is no reserve power and you have to fall back. Climbing slopes with a full load has to be done with engine racing and a prayer on your lips, that you won't stall.

The showroom will tell you that the car gives 19 kmpl. However in reality the car gives a mere 11.5 kmpl at fuel conscious driving. Negotiating a speed breaker is a back breaking experience as the car jumps, and not rolls down the negative slope, even at a crawling speed. I bought this car to replace a Swift for long distance highway driving as I was told it gives 19 kmpl, but since the fuel consumption is high and engine power less, it was a BIG MISTAKE buying this. I am back to doing the long distance runs in the diesel Swift which gives me 18.5 kmpl and has tremendous power for overtaking and negotiating inclines. Be honest when your're selling the car. Don't lie to customers about the mileage. I complained to the dealer about the low mileage and the Tech Manager's reply was perhaps carbon in the cylinder. C'mon guys, this is a new car. On the mileage test they tried to pull wool over my eyes with a number of tricks, and even ended getting 19.8 kmpl (more than the test bed mileage). Get real Hyundai! You can bluff some customers, but not all.

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  • kkjh |31 Oct,2014 08:51:13 AM

    which model are you using? is this the new Elite i20 or the old i20?

    mm pinto |10 Nov,2014 02:06:26 PM

    Not the Elite, but a 6 month old i20.

    Dev |09 Jan,2015 04:01:43 PM

    Keyless entry is introduced in elite i20..I guess.

    aman |31 Mar,2015 04:17:35 PM

    Keyless entry was there in the old i20 aswell in certain models.

  • md |04 Nov,2014 06:51:44 PM

    it is a nice car

  • charan |05 Nov,2014 02:07:50 PM

    Who is the tech manager and from which city???

  • jay kumawat |10 Nov,2014 01:14:24 PM

    Sir Pls tell me as i am thinking to buy this car

    mm pinto |10 Nov,2014 02:19:57 PM

    Set your priorities and decide Comfort - yes Automation - yes Mileage - no Engine power - no Hyundai support - no

    balasubramaniam |13 Feb,2015 06:41:12 PM

    pls dont buy i20 diesel .. turbo lag and poor engine performance and low mileage

  • Mahesh |25 Nov,2014 03:23:55 PM

    Mileage u have mentioned is for Diesel or petrol version...?

    mm pinto |27 Nov,2014 01:46:06 PM

    petrol. The diesel i believe is better.

  • abc |30 Nov,2014 04:04:55 PM

    Tell Me Pls Which One is better Swift (P) or Elite (P)

  • amit batra |02 Dec,2014 12:42:31 PM

    i m driving this car i20 elite power.....

    Maan |12 Dec,2014 07:39:58 PM

    Could you plz explain no power. I have booked this car. So plz tell

  • parijat punj |03 Dec,2014 02:21:56 PM

    @Amit batra - ur car is Elite i 20 and it doesn't give power?...pls help me as i am planning to buy the petrol version

  • anyw |15 Jan,2015 11:45:25 AM

    Look and Style : No doubt in look and style that is awesome. Comfort : Comfort is also very good as compare with Swift and polo. Pickup : Pickup has been slightly low but i thought it is ok. Mileage ; 16km/hr Best Features: power stering is awesome and also confirt level is very nice , i had drived around 500Km in one day but no backpain. boot space is very good. Needs to improve:need to improvemnt in pick up. Overall Experience: only pickup problem has been detect other wise that car shoud be a great hatchback.

  • dr. rajesh |15 Feb,2015 02:17:00 PM

    how is petrol version of elite I 20 ? performance? mileage in city?planning to buy petrol.

  • mm pinto |16 Feb,2015 04:21:47 PM

    The i20 has an underated engine, 1197ccs. This is the reason the car has no pick-up and higher fuel consumption. The Elite is fitted with the same engine. Improvements are cosmetic only. I am keen on knowing how others who get 16+ have measured mileage, as I do not get more than 11.5 kmpl. Mileage cannot be measured over short distances as even a slight error can relate to a substantially different mileage.

  • harish bisht |21 Feb,2015 08:42:58 PM

    Hello Sir I am looking for a petrol version , but i am confused between swift VXi and Elite Magna. Kindly suggest which one will be better. Mileage and Maintenance are the priorities. Thank you.

  • kunal |18 May,2015 06:24:00 PM

    i am planning to buy elite i20 diesel asta model plz tell me that what is the actual mileage and is this car is good or not

  • Prince |22 May,2015 12:34:19 PM

    Elite i 20 diesel s nt a good option it has a turbo lag and the engine starts emitting black smoke very soon... the engine life s very less if u r planning to use it fr a long run. think of other cars in the same the way even 10000kms once service will cost u 9 to 10k....spares are costly...

  • sundeep chhikara |12 Jun,2015 05:41:23 PM

    this car do have power and yes it might lag in steering. just touch the car to 2000 rpm and you will feel the power under your feets

  • Deekshant Sakhuja |23 Nov,2015 01:11:45 PM

    Bro ... i also have 2013 i20 sportz diesel ... if u think that swift is better than i20 ... come with your swift to me ... i will show you which car is best in speed ...

  • chetan |21 Feb,2016 12:01:08 PM

    Hi all ... I got some doubts, please help: 1.can somebody share his experience with New i20 elite Astra option 2016 model . I am planning to buy it soon .. 2. Also please advice what are the maintenance cost will be . 3. Should I wait for i30 to launch

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