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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LONGTERMER 5, i10 1.25 CVVT - 30TH month report (vol 4)

In this blog entry, I'm writing about my ownership experience of the Inokom Hyundai i10 1.25 Kappa CVVT. This is the 30th month report. As I'm typing this, Current mileage of the white Hyundai i10's 22,600km.

From 1 December 2013 to 7 June 2015, the Hyundai i10 was leased to my tenant.  Apparently, my tenant just helped us to pay the monthly installment while he used the car.  This is what Malay called "Sambung Bayar".

 Mileage leased out on 1 December 2013 was 11,043km.  Mileage returned on 7 June 2015 stood at 17,660km.  Mileage covered by my tenant, a paltry 6,617km only over 19 months, 368km per month only. Apparently, he only commuted to and fro work within Petaling Jaya.

How's the car?

The car was returned in satisfactory condition.  Sent to Service 1 week after taking back the car.  Used Fully Synthetic oil.  17759km.  Service cost RM403.25.  Flushed ATF oil.

On 8 August 2015, the i10 experienced Overheating issue.  There's no water temperature gauge, only Orange Check engine light warning accompanied by Air Cond suddenly Blown Hot air.  I then slowly drive to nearest Hyundai service centre in Jln 222, 2km away.  E-kars Services Sdn Bhd.

The service adviser Joey's kind enough to look at my car despite them closed at 5pm.  I was there at 5:50pm.  Apparently, my radiator rusted quite badly due to my tenant did not use Coolant (it was tap-water filled).  The i10 was left there to cool down.  Monday resume work as they rest on Sunday.  On, Monday, Joey told me The radiator rust spread to Radiator hose and Throttle body. Both needed replacement.

Joey said need to fork out RM1300 total damage.  She then proceeded to file for warranty claim.  6 days later, my i10 was ready to collect.

Note that this i10 was sitting in Kah Bintang Yard for 11 months before it was registered to me.  2012  April make registered 2013 March.  I believe this is part of the reason why the radiator rusted.

After the repair, the i10 gradually became more and more Fuel efficient.  From 10.2km/l gradually improved to 12.5km/l.  Highest recorded was 14.7km/l.  RM60 fuel good for 430km.  This was recorded during my trip from SS24, PJ to Kuala Selangor and back 210km using half-tankful only.  The next day, KLIA trip.

On 29 August, I changed my front 2 tyres to Roadstone Nexen Nfera SU4.  See my report here:
Overall, this is a GOOD car.  Very stable at high speed.  Top speed I tried at 170km/h slight downhill.  At that speed wind noise was minimal.  Only, engine noise...  0-100km/h's covered in 12.2 secs.  Not bad for a 1250cc A-segment car.

Without further ado, Let's proceed to LOGBOOK:

 Mileage upon delivery: 0057km
Mileage last update: 7980km (25 sept 2013)
 Mileage today: 22,600km (30 Sept 2015)
  Mileage done past 80 days: 3600km
Average mileage per month: 753km
Average mileage per day: 25.1km

Purchase price: RM45,500 (cause Year Make 2012 registered 2013 March)
Current value: RM29,000.
Interest rate: 2.96% (PBB) for 48 months loan @ 25,000.
 Monthly RM582. (THE CORRECT ONE. Previous update's wrong)


 BEST: 14.7km/l . RM60 =  430km.
 WORST: 9.3km/l.  RM60 = 316km. 100% CITY.



1) Service Full Synthetic RM403.25
2) Roadstone Nexen Nfera SU4 - RM260.
3) New Throttle body, radiator hose...  FOC.  Claim warranty.  Just paid RM63.60 coolant fee.
4) Petrol, parking and tolls...


 Well there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words. Enjoy the photos:

 Above: 225 litres boot space fully utilized.

 Above and below: Garmin Nuvi 2465LM GPS with bluetooth.

 Above milestone achieved on 5 August 2015.

 Above and below: Roadstone Nexen Nfera SU4 tyres.  RM130 per piece only.

 Above milestone achieved on 18 September 2015.

 Before I go, here's my parting shot:

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An Original Jefferson Lim production.

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