As usual, I took another car for a test drive. I am on the perennial hunt for my perfect car, considering the Octavia in between as I heard the machine is quite great, and then people telling me handling a car of that size with all those flyovers being built in chennai - not a nice idea. So just for the heck of it I called for the test drive of the i10 since I heard the car is kinda nice.
So the gentlemen from Hyundai came. I take the car out, I am happy with the usability, if I may say that, of the car and then notice that fuel gauge shows empty. And I ask him "How long will the fuel last?" Pat comes the answer "not even one kilometer maam".. "Alright so are you going to fuel up?". "No Maam". "Its the end of the day and we just came from somewhere else, we cant fuel up now". It was almost at the tip of my tongue to ask him what a test drive means in his dictionary. I could only make a circle apparently. And thats all I did. For one, though I liked the car, I did not like the way they spoke to me. I have never heard of someone coming for a test drive with no fuel. If I just had to look at the car, I d rather go to a showroom. Wonder where customer service is going, and if this is the way they are, at a time when the car is new in the market and they are trying to push it however, wonder what will be the case two years down the line. Appalling. Thats all I can say.