Exceeded my expectations
I have been driving my Chevrolet Beat since August 2017, and I must say that this car has exceeded my expectations. The car is quite stylish and has an eye-catching look. The exterior design is absolutely stunning, and I find myself staring at this car every time I take it out for a spin.
Comfort-wise, I am 5'10" and I sometimes experience a few niggles during long rides due to its low leg room. The drive is very smooth, but the boot space is quite limited - a long road trip with four people and their baggage is not possible with this car. The music system and speakers are good, but I did have an issue with the speakers as one of the layers was torn off.
Thankfully, I managed to get it repaired. The air conditioning performance is very good. Performance-wise, I haven't had any major issues so far. The coolant piping system was replaced by the previous owner, and I am now planning to replace the clutch plates due to a back gear issue. The mileage I'm getting is 17 kmpl on highways and 15 kmpl in cities with the air conditioning on. I always drive with the mirrors closed. As far as service and maintenance is concerned, due to the fact that Chevrolet has discontinued the production of this car, I am limited to a single service center in and around Hyderabad. This can be quite expensive, costing up to Rs. 6-8000 for a general service.