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Thread: Santro's EFI- a discouraging sales factor?

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    Default Santro's EFI- a discouraging sales factor?

    I have decided to go for the Santro. I'm not at all worried about resale or comfort. Its smooth drive and relatively good performance on CNG prompted my decision to opt for this vehicle. But an acquaintance of mine warned me from buying this vehicle. This is what he had to say.



    " If you bring cost and mobility factor to consideration then obviously Hyundai Santro is a much better option. But the drawback is the "Electronic" system of Hyundai Santro that I came to know about. A motor-mechanic once told me that the "EFI" system in most of the modern cars that are being brought to the market is purely crap, Santro being one of them. He solidified his stance with the following arguments:

    1. You have to be mighty careful once you take your car to the service station for wash. You can't get your car's compartments under the bonnet wet-washed. You must get them steam-washed & if you still wash them out with water your whole EFI system will die down, & you've to purchase a new EFI kit.



    2. Santro contains a major component controlling the EFI system under the seat adjacent to the driver's seat, if some water is spilled there, the same result of EFI demise will be encountered.



    3. EFI cars are difficult to repair & not every workshop is equipped with tools that can repair any EFI related bug.



    4. Also repairing of EFI system is costly and in most cases its only the authorized dealer who can fix the EFI system



    5. Also if you are travelling on long-route and you car breaks down due to EFI failure in (or) near a town or a village then forget about your car as you won't find any EFI mechanic there.



    I think the problem with the EFI system on Santro alone is enough for me to caution you from buying it. I don't say that Santro is totally a crap, yet the Advanced Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system on Santro is turning out to be a major headache. Just imagine that if you accidentally get some water spilled over electronic compartments while re-filling the radiator you'll have to consult with the authorized dealer to get it fixed & obviously it'll turnout to be relatively costly as compared to the one that doesn't come with EFI function. The choice is yours, I would prefer you to consult with some professional person in this matter."


    My apologies in advance if this subject has been discussed before.

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    forget that reliability problem real problem is ..........d.e.l.a.y.s.....

    (i have alto 1000 cc and santro 1000 cc one is carb and other is efi. santro has lots of delay.)

    LISTEN carefully man in santro if you suddenly press the accelator and leave it will responce you after you release the accelator. this is the huge problem i hate pplz choice of santro. any way its Pakistani favourite car i cant say anything.
    santro company might be using pentium one LOL

    anyway to me i can say its not bugatti which is most expensive car in the world its santro which is the most expensive. because there is no value of money.

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    Santro Is Too Expensive..
    Dont Know Why THey Have Set Such Prices..
    That Car Does not Got ABS, Sunroof, Retractable Mirrors and Even other standard options in high-end car. As its Most Expensive car in its Range. So Peoples dont like this car
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    Utter rubbish! Your friend has no idea about santro. I have a santro 2004 exec at home. Let me assure you, there are no such problems. The cars been running fine for almost 3 years and its worth every penny invested into it. Theres no other hatchback thats more drivable or more practical than santro. Buy it with your eyes shut, you wont regret it. The acceleration is perfect for its size and the drive is really comfortable although the clutch is a tad awkward.
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    clutch is fine but the foot rest is horrible to live with especially if you have a size 11 foot
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    @Spectra


    clutch is fine but the foot rest is horrible to live with especially if you have a size 11 foot
    Well Said !! Me too x-perienced
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    Yes the footrest is congested for big feet. Not sure what height spectra is, but I have long legs and I amongst other 6 feet+ people find the clutch a bit awkward.
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    @ali
    First u say comfort isnt a priority(which doesnt make sense) , then u say Santros smooth drive is why u chose it.
    Im confused.

    And having an EFI engine is the ENCOURAGING sales factor. Really strange argument u have , should they stick to a 1980s engine or a modern engine?!?!?
    Dude , seriously.
    Its the price thts the discouraging factor.
    w0i dO p3oPL3 TyP3 L1K3 tH15 , or should i say , Di5?

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    a typical mechanic who does not have the required skills do tell such stories and give arguements but they are not the only ones who have a right to live an easy life
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    The same stories are being told everywhere by mechanics who think that when People will buy EFi cars, they wont be able to earn anything. Rather than learning to work on EFi cars, they are discouraging people to buy EFi cars.

    How long are they gonna succeed?? BAKRAY KEE MAA KAB TAK KHER MANAYE GEE ???
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    very right
    Keep a cool head and wear seatbelts!

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    I totally agree that its a great utility car. The only problem is as you said is the footrest. I have a 13 U.S size foot and that certainly is a problem, but will have to get used to it. I'm not worried at all about who sits at the back as I'll be using the vehicle bymyself for city use. Thanks all for the insight on this car. I'm definitely gonna buy it with my eyes closed. Its 1 Jan now, so I guess I'll have to buy it by paying the original price as the special offer of 5,78 has elapsed now. My previous choice was the cuore ( also an excellent car) but it was too small for me. Anyways thanks and all the best and Eid Mubarak to you all.

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    @doc

    Bro. My apologies for the confusion. By the smooth drive I meant driver's comfort and not the passenger's. From a driver's point of view I found the Santro smooth. From a passenger's point of view it definitely has a problem if you're seated at the back. But thats no problem for me as I'll be using the car alone.

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    I also heard about this factor of WASHING THE ENGINE BY WATER . After purchasing SANTRO in 2005 and i didn't allow the washer to wash the engine with WATER. This was the reason that the car was performing not well.

    So i took it to HYUNDAI SOWAN and simply ask them that i want this engine to look as a brand NEW. And then they wash its engine with WATER and OIL and believe me after that the response of the car was totally changed and it came to me that i was only a ROMOUR.

    It is right that EFi can't bear water but HYUNDAI makes some safety also so that atleast its engine can easily be washed by the WATER. So as the case with CITY, COROLLA & CiViC. These 3 cars also can't bear water to go in their ENGINES.

    Stiil people do wash their CAR's ENGINE from WATER.

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    And PEOPLE r not listenig to MECHANIC any more. The increasing SALES of VITZ & PLATZ is the clear proof.

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    SANTRO ROCKS
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    u can contact up with me anttime and i'll show u wat a santro can do...
    and yes...drive and alto,cultus and a santro,,,,,check the brakes,,,cornerin, acceleration in any gear.....u'll notice the difference......resale ka itna problem nhn hota.....

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    @Salman

    Many thanks for the help. Sure I'll get in touch with you when I'm free from work. Are there any plans to introduce the new shape for the Santro in Pakistan? I've visited Hyundai's global site and the shape has been totally revamped. But the interior is more or less the same.

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    Salam Brothers!
    can any one tell me what is the maintenance cost of santro. i mean spearparts cost, and availability of spearparts and machanics.

    Regards!
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