Amazing Drive :)
I booked the car on 19th January and after a lot of thinking on whether I should go for it or not, I finally took the delivery of the car on 21st February. I have driven the car for almost 700 kms. now and I am very satisfied with the car. I bought the Zeta Model and it has good features - airbags, ABS (standard in all variants), steering mounted volume controls, keyless entry, push start-stop, fog lights, rear defogger/ wiper etc. I will give point by point review below - Entry/ Exit - The doors open to an angle of almost 90 degrees which is a great help for my mother to get in/ out of the car. Keyless entry/ lock/ unlock is a boon. You don't actually need to take the key out of your pocket for anything. Press the button on handle - get in the car, push start the car, drive, push stop the car, close the door and press the button on handle again to lock the car. Comfort - The car is quite spacious and can very easily manage 3 (average built passengers) in the rear seat. The front seats are comfortable too; planning to get bucket seats covers in some time. Drive - Tallboy stance of the car gives you an advantage on the road. There are lesser high beams in your eyes and you get a better view of the road (although it's not a truck). Pickup of the car is nice however, there is slight problem in getting the car to 1st gear from neutral. Other gear shifts are pretty smooth just the 1st gear where you feel some friction (hope this would be taken care of in the 1st service/ checkup). Average - I drive a manual petrol variant and until now, it's giving an average of over 18. My first full tank drove close to 540 kms. and in 2nd full tank, till now it's displaying an average of 18.6 kmpl. Sound system - The 6 speaker sound system is decent however, there is an issue with Bluetooth connectivity. System would stop playing the music every now and then but will continue to support voice calls. Also, there is a lag of about 30 seconds in connecting your phone to the system so if you have turned your car off at the signal and turn it back on for music, you would have to wait for around 30 seconds to get the music back. Also, it would play the song from start and not from where it stopped playing it last. Cockpit/ Dash features - The all new dashboard and tab shaped music system stands out in the display. Display on the odometer gives a host of options - realtime average, distance to empty, overall average, time, drive time etc. You have an option to set the metric units and also adjust settings for indicators (lane change - on/off), alarms, door lock/ unlock etc. Boot - Boot space is pretty decent too and can easily fit in 3-4 bags/ 3 suitcases/ trolly bags. All in all, I am pretty satisfied with the car till now; will modify/ update the review if anything changes.
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