Monday, May 24, 2010

Trip to Mangalore

First long trip to Mangalore since I bought my Hyundai i10 kappa and I simply loved it. The AC sets to work within seconds and the engine does not feel underpowered at all. The max speed I attained was 120 kmph. I was not confident going faster than that because I was worried if I would lose control. So I maintained a steady speed of 80 to 90 kmph.
While going it was via Madikeri and the total distance was about 375 kms. Computing the average the vehicle gave around 17 kmpl. And this is not bad at all. My AC was on most of the time. We were three of us while heading to Mangalore. And full house (five) while coming back to Bangalore. While returning it was through the ghats, via Hassan.

Happy with the vehicle so far.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hyundai i10 - Kappa

So far so good. The drive has been good and so is the performance of the vehicle. Will initiate a long drive very soon. Lets see how it goes. I have just been busy at work. And now that it is done.. its time to rock! More updates after the trip.

And yes.. Had been to the service center at Sheshadripuram and the experience has been ok. It was delivered a day later. I had an scratch and requested them to do a good paint job but unfortunately they could not find the right color to match the white color of my car. Finally they did SOMETHING. There was nothing much I could do. Why make life complicated for such meager issues. I left it and now my car looks like it is sporting a earring or something.

And after that I had one major scratch (with a dent) and two more (one of which I don't know how it happened).