Monday, June 25, 2012

Simply Brilliant: Driving the Hyundai Eon to Baguio

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Normally, when you think “road trip”, your mind gravitates towards bringing a crossover or a large van with you where it is you need to go. So when we were invited to drive Hyundai’s newest (and smallest) city car, the Eon up Baguio, there were questions as to whether the diminutive vehicle would actually make it in one piece. We actually conjured up scenarios where the Eon would be thrown about by the crosswinds of passing busses or stalling up the steep climb up Kennon Road.

Reading through the Eon’s spec sheet reveals our reservations about taking it some 300 kilometers north of Manila. At just 3.49 meters in length, the Eon is just as long as other car’s wheelbase. It’s powered by a 0.8 (not a typo) 3-cylinder engine (again, not a typo) packing just 56 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. It’s got wheels no larger than a standard ruler at 13-inches (with 155/70 sized tires). And its fuel tank measures just 32 liters reserve and all.



Yet, Hyundai touts the Eon as a properly thought of, properly made car. And to their credit, they got it right. We found the overall styling both inside and out appealing and well integrated into the rest of the Hyundai line-up. The GLS model that everyone drove boasts of a nice mix of standard features including power steering (with a tilt-adjustable column), door locks, and front windows. There are also nice surprises including an integrated audio system with iPod and aux-in connectivity as well as a standard luggage cover. Among its competitors, the Eon is well-made and sturdy without an ounce of cheapness despite its surprisingly affordable P 498,000 price tag.

Forty motoring journalists and Hyundai club members descended on Hyundai North EDSA for breakfast and a short briefing. Before long, the first challenge is issued: a fuel economy run stretching from Hyundai’s largest dealership to a designated petrol station in Rosario, just before the climb up Kennon Road. The rules are simple: drive the Eon in a predetermined route with the air conditioning on and the windows rolled up. Everyone is then split into pairs, and this time, I see myself being partnered with Neil Pagulayan (Neil Almighty) of 99.5 RT once again.



As the group split up on NLEX and SCTEX, the others got clever and started turning off their Eon’s A/C compressor turning the car into a mobile sauna; others went to the extreme of folding their side view mirrors—a move which is dangerous, bordering on the irrational, just for a cash prize. Meanwhile, Neil and I abided by the rules and proceeded to drive our Eon as conservatively as possible. We kept our engine revs as low as possible by shifting to the next higher gear as quickly as our Eon’s little engine could. The Eon doesn’t have a tachometer, but it did have a shift indicator telling Neil when to shift up or down to remain economical. With Neil keeping a close eye on the road and on his speed, I focused on the road book as well as any obstacle like slow-moving tricycles that may slow us down. After a total of 4 hours and 44 minutes (we did both legs in exactly 2 hours and 22 minutes), we reached the petrol station in Rosario and filled the Eon to the brim. In the end, we achieved 23.406 km/L—not enough to win (the highest recorded mileage is 30.532 km/L), but proof that the Eon is indeed one fuel-efficient vehicle.

With all 20 Hyundai Eons filled up, it’s finally time to climb up the winding and steep Kennon Road. Neil, still relishing his time behind the wheel of the fuel economy challenge, volunteered to finish the driving duties. By circumstance, the heavens poured out so safety is of utmost importance. Everyone but a couple of guys stayed in relative formation going up. The Eon proved itself well-grounded, stable, and safe to drive up the mountainous road. Above all, it’s proof that its small 0.8-liter engine can indeed do the deed despite carrying two adults, luggage, and a full stack of food up this challenging road. A far cry from when our parents recommended cars with at least 2.0-liters of displacement for the climb up Baguio.



The next day, the Hyundai Eon had to prove its mettle as a city car by tackling the tight confines of Baguio City in a photo scavenger hunt contest. This time, instead of being split into pairs, Hyundai split everyone into groups of four. Clues were handed out and teams just had two and half hours to find each of the five tourist destinations. Neil and I teamed with Bam Olivares of The Daily Tribune and Ira Panganiban of Power Wheels as we searched for: Shalan Ti Kabadjo, a horse riding path in Camp John Hay; Mansion House, the Philippine President’s official summer residence; Teacher’s Camp, a popular camping ground and training center for teachers; The Philippine Military Academy; and the Baguio Botanical Garden, one of the largest gardens in the city and home to the Igorot Village.

In the course of the two and a half hour challenge, the Eon proved its maneuverability, especially at the Teacher’s Camp where we had to do an impromptu U-turn on a tight, one-lane road just to go out. Thanks to the car’s small footprint and compact 4.5-meter turning radius, we managed to squeeze the Eon back to the main roads. Baguio City regulars and residents also know how challenging it is to find parking, but again, it proved to be no problem for the Eon as we managed to squeeze to our lunch venue, Casa Vallejo at the Hill Station with some time to spare.



In typical Filipino tradition, no trip is complete without shopping for souvenirs and pasalubong. So when free time officially started, I took an Eon and made my way to Good Shepherd for some ube (yam) jam. Once there, a couple of guys engaged me in a conversation about the Eon while waiting in line. They asked whether it’s good to drive, if it’s really economical, and what the price is. I told them about the group’s experience on fuel economy, about going up Kennon Road, and even about how nimble it is on city streets. Remarkably, I made a mistake: misquoting the price at around P 570,000—that’s over P 70,000 above the retail price of the Eon. Yet, people still find it remarkable value. If only I could tell them the Eon actually cost just P 498,000, they’ll be pleasantly surprised for sure.

In the end, that’s what the Hyundai Eon is all about: full of surprises. Cars below the P 500,000 have always been regarded as cheap and disposable, where people buy it because they didn’t have a choice. The Eon is poised to change all that. Much like what they’ve done with the rest of their passenger car line-up, the Hyundai Eon is offering a brilliant mix of design, engineering, sophistication, and value. The fact that we made it to Baguio and back, while reveling in its performance and comfort is a testament to the Eon’s capabilities. And next time you need a car for that road trip, you need not look further than the Hyundai Eon.

288 comments:

  1. If we judge all of the three close rivals Alto 800,Beat,Spark,EON would be a better option on the grounds of looks,price and mileage.Its pricing,features and mileage are real USP of it.People are just curious to know What is the mileage of Hyundai EON on highways and in EON?Its also a important parameter before buying nay car.

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  2. Sorry.. but Eon is a useless car.. it will give you a problem after a month or two.. suspension, gearbox, rattling sound..

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  3. Same with my eon.... suspension, transmission... etc

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  4. Same with my eon its useless even at neutral the gear lever handle vibrates.

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    1. 3-cylinder. what do you expect? duh!

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  5. ^I'd believe these guys if they didn't post anonymously. LOL

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  6. Could someone with balls make a comment about the Eon instead of being anonymous.

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  7. We have bought our Eon GLS just yesterday (April 26, 2014). The performance is good, fuel efficient, and have a sporty and fluid looks. My only problem is the gear shift indicator. It indicates whether to shift up, but when you need to shift down, there are no recommendation from the indicator. But overall, this car is good, and i recommend it.
    PS: nice article and nice review!

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  8. @joseph, you're right about the shift down.. bought mine last 04032014.. so far its very fuel efficient... I'm still amazed how we reached subic zambales fro marilao and then going back with just 1k worth of gasoline.. only downside is , since its a compact car , you'll feel even the slightest bump of it..

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  9. I'm a full time pick up 4X4 wheel driver but when bought my EON last Feb 2014, due to the exterior look and a head turner said by my other friends. The style if simple and engineered design due to aero dynamic. AC and lights are very good, but the engine performance looses while the AC was open and going up hill. When I turned off the AC, it back to normal. Well that's what you get on a 800cc engine. But I thought that the fuel indicator was broke due to I gas up at NLEX Shell 1K going to Mt. Samat the fuel gauge drop only 1 bar approx. 80 km travel distance. Fuel efficiency and economically, I recommend 2 thumbs up. But engine performance, need to improve esp. if the AC was on.

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    1. Got an Eon last year August... your right a head turner oto... after 5 days I got my Eon we travel it to Baguio and we are very impressed with the fuel efficiency and performance specially on pave roads, I already tried to speed up to 130-140kph with my Eon at SLEX. Last year November I travel my EON to Tacloban and Palo Leyte after 3-days Yolanda struck Leyte and Samar. We rescued my sister and our nephews. We travel 1,857kms Montalban-Tacloban-Palo-Montalban. When we arrive at Tacloban edge of San Juanico Bridge the traffic is awful we spend around 10 Hours for a 4km road due to debris. Believe me Eon is tough even though it only has an 800cc engine displacement, on pave roads don't be afraid to do speeding, the engine will be more quite, wont drag, wont vibrate, wont blow up. I've already tried and tested Eon's performance. And believe me you can pursuit to an SUV's specially on high long curved road. But be careful to do this and fasten seat-belts always.

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    2. Hi mhelford, interesting travel. How many days itong travel mo sa Tacloban driving EON?

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    3. Hi Mhelford...ilang oras ang running ng car..thanks

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  10. Im about to purchase an eon, is it true that it is a disposable car? Meaning pag nasira tapon ma? Please enlighten me on this coz im a first time car buyer thank you

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    1. My goodness, who told you that? A dealer from Mitsubishi or Toyota? Think of it this way, the reason why Toyota parts re made so available is becuse their market startegy is to make money on the aftersales. They have predetermined the life expectancy of specific car parts and have scheduled the production of the spares. Thus, they maintain their company's profitability. Hyundai, Honda, Kia, Mitsubishi and euro car brnds don't think the same.

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    2. Just imagine, hyundai eon give 5 years warranty.. did other brands give the same warranty too?

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    3. Yes, Mitsubishi Mirage G4/Mirage line.

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  11. Who the heck told you its a disposable car? Hyundai might sue you for making that kind of statement. i suggest you can do your homework yourself to find and proved that this is a dispo oto. Siguro sa mga new model car i would say parts are not available in banawe yet or any auto supply na makita mo sa kanto it will took year/s to have a replacement engine and under chassis parts or even its body parts except sa mga accesories marami narin lumabas. You try to buy a WIGO and have it engine blow up repair it and look for a parts i would say you can find nothing yet in the under ground market. Only Toyota can give you an answer that how to have the parts. Same with Hyundai try to buy an Elentra 2014 have it bump on a light post i dont know when can you have a replacement for a bumper...

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  13. seriously, this is my dream car.

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  14. any comments about wigo? many says fuel efficiency sucks. I still bellieve and love in eon but wigo has the looks and "toyota" charisma. We're about to purchase a car this july but cant really decide yet between the two.

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    1. Which is better wigo or eon? Same dilemma as jo gaspy

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    2. Im using wigo for 2 months now. MOA to Sucat everyday. Its giving me only 14.7 km/l. Always with AC. And driving not more than 3000 Rpm.

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  15. eon- appx 21 kilometer per liter (along the hway)
    wigo- appx 16 kilometer per liter (along the hway)
    .. so economically speaking choose eon

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  16. I just recently bought EON GL on May 16, and currently enjoying it but yun nga pag napadaan ka sa bako, randam mo. I agree also dun pag gamit mo A/C nag iiba performance ng makina. Dream car ko naman to because of the exterior body design. Thumbs up parin ako! Btw, dun sa nagsabi na disposable ang EON, IKAW KAYA I DISPOSED KO! :p

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    1. hahaha. i totally agree. super efficient. got my eon gls last october and i'm so in love with it. i'm super confident bringing it to Baguio this month for a vacation. :-)

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  17. I'll be getting my EON this month and I'm so excited...

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  18. Mga Sirs, I am 80% decided to get the Eon GLS. One question thou, kakayanin ba nito paakyat sa mga "steep" parking entrance or exit, fully loaded??? For example, sa Galleria or Megamall parking. Thanks in advance!

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    1. kaya nga ng multi-cab na 600cc lng at maraming sakay, eon pa kaya? but you'll consider also that multi-cab doesn't have A/C but then it depends on how you play with your gears and throttle. :D

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    2. oo naman, kaya...ng try ko na sa Glorietta.

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    3. we bought our eon last april,and we are satisfied with its performance.the condition of a car depends on habit of the user.

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  19. question whats the differense between GL and GLS?
    thanks. first time kasi i like the look of the car very feminine din xa though im confused lang din sa dalawa. thanks

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    1. GLS has more features than GL.

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    2. I'd like Hyundai owners to pitch in, but I think the GL gets black bumpers while the GLS has a color-coordinated exterior.

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    3. GLS has in-dash DVD plus power windows in the front airbag on the driver side...

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    4. Touch screen na ang in-dash stereo ng GLS, pero kng gusto mo mg upgrade ng sound system mg GL ka. Isa lng ang mahirap e upgrade kapag GL ung pipiliin mo...ung airbag. :D

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  20. I traveled to Isabela using our EON and back to Manila, no problem at all.
    Used Nitro Gas. At zigzag and overtake, I turned off the aircon, machine is very powerful for a small car. We are happy with EON.

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  21. Dvd na gls??? Guys question sana.. may weird rattling sound b eon nyo pag dumaan s shallow baha..like heel's deep?

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    1. yes. may dvd ang gls. sound? never noticed..napadaan kami sa baha dito sa qc at sa white plains, wala naman..

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    2. check nyo sir kng maingay parin if nka hinto kau sa shallow na baha. if wala, ung rattling sound ay galing sa talsik ng tubig, maliliit na bato at putik sa ilalim ng kotsi natin at sa inner fender cover na plastic. since bago pa ung rubber ng gulong natin, malakas talaga ung talsik at isa pa mabilis ang circulation nya. pansin mo parang humahagod na sound.

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    3. Mayroon nga weird vibrating sound after coming from a wet area... But it goes away after a few seconds. I still do not know what is it. I don't think it's water splashing on the inner fender...

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  22. I purchased a Eon, base model, 5spd, last Feb. and am very pleased with it. No problems as of yet. It's plenty peppy for me and I'm was accustomed to cars with larger engines. I would have like a Tachometer in the dash, but for the money it's so far a great little car.
    Eric L.
    Living in Tacloban

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  23. Pwede ba sa Eon ang V-Power Nitro Racing?

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    1. Hyundai Eon owner here...

      pwede...maganda hatak ng makina at mas tahimik..

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  24. Hyundai Eon is fun to drive! I purchased mine last July and until now I'm still enjoying the ride with no problem. Maganda ang sound quality ng built-in stereo ng EON GL ko.

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  25. May TV/DVD ang GLS. Paano e setup ang TV para sa local channels?

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  26. pwede ba palitaan ang gulong ng eon ng bigger tires?

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  27. Is it EON okay for the beginner driver like me? Honestly I don't know how to check the specs if it is good or not. Please comment.

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    1. yes, it is perfect for beginners so that you will know the ins and outs of car. it is a good learning experience while not investing too much.

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    2. Nice, tnx for the reply. Actually my car loan was already approved and I need to get first my student license. =) Anyway, ask ko na din kung my expiry ba yung car loan approved ko if ever dko pa sya mkuha ung unit? kng mron ilan months kaya?? Thanks again.. So excited to get mine.. haha

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    3. I dont think so. I think its open until you withdraw the application. More power and good luck. Enjoy the ride..

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    4. question po. Yung Hyundai GL daw kasi walang keyless entry pero meron ba tong remote control key? or yung tipong sususian mo talaga para makapasok?

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    5. GLS may keyless entry/remote. Di ko sure kung meron ang GL.

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    6. Ung GL walang remote control key. But if you want to upgrade pwede mo cya palagyan sa casa with warranty.

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  28. question po. Yung Hyundai GL daw kasi walang keyless entry pero meron ba tong remote control key? or yung tipong sususian mo talaga para makapasok?

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  29. Have my EON GL M/T this August 2014. Any suggestion to increase KMPL? By using A/C, under or over tire pressure does reduces milage (right PSI please?). My 4 liters traveled only 50KM in city and hi-way driving. Guys what's your recommendation.....Dasmarinas, Cavite

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    1. the dealer told me at 32psi. that what we used.
      gas consumption maybe due to traffic but normally it should average 20+KM/liter.

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    2. Tire specs says 30 psi (nominal load). As to your fuel consumption, u have to understand that fuel economy is very much affected by driving (traffic) conditions. Knowing Dasmariñas, your lucky to go 12.5km/L. A Vios would range from 7-8km/L in that type of situation. Take it from me, got an Eon for the past 16 months.

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    3. ur kidding, 12.5 ? i only get 9.2.

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  30. Hello! Will get my EON GLS in November. Do I need to do an engine break-in? Or pwede factory break-in nalang? Thanks!

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    1. no need na ata, as the modern motor oil technology ay di na tulad ng dati. just drive slowly for the first 1,000km.

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  31. Maganda ba ang caltex gold 95octane gasoline s eon gl?
    Any sadgestion for gasoline?

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    1. Go with Shell Fuelsave 91, it gives your engine an additional "kick". Eon engines are not high compression-type engines. Therefore, they need minimal octane fuels. PS, don't use Petron Super Extra 91 for your eon. It gives "knocks" and rattles to my Eon.

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  32. Leaded gasoline na yata yung gold ng caltex.
    Alam ko hindi papasok yung nozzle ng pump sa gas inlet kasi. Unleaded gas lang ang pwede sa eon as far as i know.

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    1. no more leaded gasoline today... naka banned na siya,,, all gasoline are lead-free / unleaded..

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  33. i used nitro gasoline (sometimes nitro racing). i think tinggal na lahat ng lead sa gas dahil sa damage to environment. technically all gas are unleaded..

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  34. I bought it as a birthday gift to myself last june 2014 (although 3 yrs to pay, lol). I travel a lot if i travel it in one day.. From batangas city to nasugbu it only takes 3bars, batangas city to divisoria 4bars, back n forth n yan. Fuel efficient talaga. For 2300 kms, 2 times lang aq nag full tank tapos 200 nalang p karga q city driving per week, bahay to work,
    Maingay nga lang lalo pag uphill at d ka pa sanay s shifting gear..mjo un lang mahirap s beginner if ito kunin for shifting gear uphill baka kabahan ka..pro masasanay ka dn..
    Maingay dn kapag gamit mo d whole day then heavy traffic.. Kc cguro compress.
    We are very heavy bigat family, yes it has limitiation in weights, kpg ksama q family ko, 3adults (60-70kgs per head), 3kids (20-30 kgs) with full shopping bags (3eco bags large) d pa kami na fla flatan at i used to drive it 60-80kph
    I love my Eon!!
    I hope hyundai will improve their mags at makipagsabayan s honda.. Then will give us discount to upgrade and or financing heheh

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    1. good idea. i hope hyundai is considering...

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  35. Planning to get an eon this week or by next week, but my friend told me, di daw maganda ang engine performance ng eon, (uphills with a/c on) .. dami daw nag tetrade in ng eon sa shop nila (he's working in nissan), i do believe that eon's fuel efficiency is good, but when it comes to long term engine performance, baka magsisi daw ako...

    Sino po ba sa inyo ang meron apples to apples technical comparison ng mirage vs wigo vs eon... yan po kasi ang pinag iisipan ko, pero 80percent na ako to go with eon but eventually if matulungan nyo ko sa review, i might change my mind... :) thanks in advance sa mga sasagot...

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    1. my situation is same with you when we bought eon. we checked with youtube eon review also. the car was introduce since 2007, that is 14 years from now that it has evolved at lot. Without aircon, it is very powerful engine uphill. You seldom go uphil in the city..
      We got Eon GLS variant and we have no regret..decision...decisions..its up to you..

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  36. I'll be getting my Eon GL thisDec. as birthday and Christmass gift to my self. New to having a car. Don't have first hand knowledge sa maintenance and specs. getting info nalang sa reviews. will only be using Eon for office-work-office travel and sometime, sa manila-ilocos sur-manila. recommneded ba talaga for this time of user tong eon gl?

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    1. we drove ours to Isabela, many times. we dont have any problem at gulat kami sa tipid sa gas..we just run 80 to 100kph max. small car lang ang eon e.
      Perfect pa sya sa small parking space sa Manila, kakasya kami..iba,,waley..Sa EDSA, pantay sya sa big cars dahil sa trafic..EON is perfect for city driving..tipid kahit sa maintenance.

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    2. Perfect gift ever! Nice choice!

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  37. guys ask ko lng. kasya ba liman tao sa eon?? meaning 3 tao sa back seat.

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    1. Yes kasya kung tama lang o maliit katawan.. Ung sukat ng legs abot hanggang likod ng front seat talaga kc small compact lang sya. Pro komportable naman cla kasi kapag on a/c super nilalamigsa likod kc maliit lang space iniikutan ng ac kya super lamig hehe

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  38. Guys pki help nmn po i planning to buy this month gls eon. Ask ko lang po kaya nio po umakyat uphill sa baguio 5 passenger including me as driver massatisfy po ba ako pag binili ko po ito n i wont regret it n d syang pera ko pls help nmn po salamat po

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  39. makukuha na namin this week ang eon gl thru carloan. marami na rin ako nbasa rgrdng sa performance ng eon.. & so far satisfied naman ako... tnx hyundai eon..!

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  40. Pki help nmn po nbasa ko po mga comments above na pag gamit po A/C pag akyat po uphill sa Baguio humihina po hatak ng engine maapektuhan po ba both engine and A/C ng eon po? Guys need help po pls.. Planning ko kasi bumili

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  41. Yes nakaka apekto Performance pro may break naman ung uphill s baguio. Take a break pra s auto.. Or pra kampante ka. Request k to teat drive s uphill baguio pde yun

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    1. kung i-off na lang ang a/c paakyat ng baguio may epekto pa kya sa makina yun..?

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  42. Anu po ung teat drive sir? D ko po gets inistall po ba yun sir? Panu po un? Salamat po

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  43. mas malakas ang makina pag naka off ang a/c. pag super paakyat lang naman, pag regular, kahit naka on.

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  44. got my eon last month and i have mix reaction with this car

    1st. rattle engine sound inside your car during idle. (it feels like ur inside a diesel car like innova diesel)

    2nd. wala pang 1 month, 1100km odo reading i have issues with the aircon compressor. it gives the constant on and off sound during idle which is not norman for ANY cars. not cooling during idle and the clicking and vibrating sound is irritating.

    3rd. not really fuel efficient. 9.2km/l ro 9.7km/l pasig rosario to makati via C5 area. they say kaya 15km/l but doubt it.

    4th. no RPM gauge so u need to buy a aftermarket RPM gauge so u know when to shift. (its hard to look at your dashboard from time to time to see the tiny shifting indicator)

    5th. headlight and fog light has dew inside during rainy season.

    good side

    fun to drive, cheap to maintain, aircon is really cold.

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    1. about the fuel efficiency issue, i think it depends on the driving habit..for the RPM gauge, i think most experienced MT drivers, just kind of listen to the engines rev (if that's what they call it) or (for me) pinapakiramdaman ko lang kung kelangan na mag shift kase maririnig mo naman eh... but i have to agree it's fun to drive... easy city driving..

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  45. if multi-cab has 600 cc (still around) and EON has 800 cc and been in the market since 2007, it is going to be around for a long, long, long time.

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  47. ano pong video format ang nababasa ng DVD player ng Eon? i tried playing a generic mp4 file pero hindi nagpplay... thank you!

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    1. regular at standard dvd lang, kahit nga pirata, kaya...

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  48. i have chosen toyota wigo over this car. At first, i kinda liked the EON coz of its FC. I bought the Wigo for long term and its safety features. EON lacks airbags, no brake controls.. and the touch screen head unit for the Wigo made a very huge factor of my choice.

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    1. comparing it with wigo is not really fair. i think the EON should be compared with Cherry QQ.

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    2. not comparable..

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    3. EON should be compared to Alto 800

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  49. nice review.. :)

    bought my EON two days ago.. plans of going up Baguio for the Holidays! will give u updates.. thank you! :)

    -Zion-

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  50. Hi got my eon GL last week...been driving for days..so far so good...quite satisfied with the performance considering 800cc engine..been driving larger engine for years by the way...

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  51. congrats and welcome to the happy club of eon family..

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  52. maliit ba tignan talaga tong eon na to diko pa kasi sya nakikita ng aktwal ehh

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    1. not too small, tama lang, almost same sya ng chev spark sa size, mas maliit tignan ang alto if pagtabihin mo. Sabi ng car agent ko may effect daw na parang malaki ung white color ng Eon

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    2. tnx po eh yung pula po kya mas malaki ba tignan pula kasi ung na piling kulay namin ehh tnx poh ulet

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  53. hi, anyone here tried Eon uphill? Di ba sya nag-stall if complete stop uphill? I am considering buying this car kaya lang concern ko lang kasi dito area ko traffic eh lagi uphill, thanks

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    1. We travelled toTuegagarao and passed the zigzag, Wala naman problema. I turned off the aircon, though, kapag, nag overtake. Eon is a small car, you have to learned to manage its energy...for me.. we are happy with it.

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    2. Same concern here...pagtraffic paakyat like in Tikling all the way up to Antipolo, stand still ang kotse at times. Uusad kaya coming from a complete stop then moving uphill???

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  54. na ayos na po ba yung gearbox neto di na ba nag vibrate ung ibang review kasi sa india nag vibrate daw ung gearbox kahit anong gear daw nag bavibrate tanong lng po?

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    1. oo, na ayos na po iyan, 2007 pa ang issue na iyan, na correct na later model

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  55. Pwede ba ang Eon sa Petrol Blaze 100 Octane? Na try ko sya sa Shell Racing (97 Octane) but hesitant with Petron Blaze 100 Octane?

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  56. mga sir di ba ito sasayad sa humps medyo may kataasan din kasi ung mga humps dito samin lalo na siguro kung 5 person inside at may grocery item pa hindi po kaya sasayad to ty?

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    1. hindi naman ako sumasaad sa centris, kung napadaan ka sa humps doon. Akala ko din sasabit, mataas ang clearance.

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  57. kunti lng pla deperensya ng presyo ng kia picanto tsaka eto. eh dihamak na mas malaki ung picanto dito sa size atska sa engine mababa pa ung down payment ng picanto. kaso lng diko alam ang performance ng dalawa kung sino mas maganda. kasi nakasakay na ako sa kia na taxi di maganda suspension light weight na nga lambot pa ng suspension. uhhhm my question is ano mas maganda kia picanto or hyundai eon sa lahat design,speed,handling,suspension etc...? Pa help lng poH ako mag loan po kasi kame di namin alam kung anong right na car o sulit na di kame mag sisi? Salamat Poh...

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    1. i have both :) .. and being unfair to my Hyundai eon, but my Picanto is way better.. (cap space, leg room, engine and FC) but basically parehas lng cla when it comes to porma, pogi pareho :)

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  58. ok din ang picanto, pinsan naman ang ng eon...hindi comparable sa eon iyan, mas mataas ang makina ng picanto..

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  59. matulin pla tong eon nato kahit 60kph plang takbo mabilis na tignan siguro sa aerodynamic design neto.. ganda tumakbo neto kaso mabilis lng mag init ung engine hood nya. maganda rin suspension di malambot dirin matigas sakto lng kya ok tong eon nato maliit pero nakakabulag hahaha....

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  60. Just want to know if kaya ng EON umakyat ng Sagada?? Parang trip ko kasing iakyat EON ko eh.. Any suggestions?

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  61. Maliit ang Eon, mas madali sya magkasya sa maliit ng kalsada. Naikyat ko sa Tueguegarao, Sta. Fe, zigzag, no problem naman.

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  62. pwede po ba mag tanong kung ilan kph kaya ng eon nyo sa freeway? kasi akin umaabot lng ng 120kph although mabilis na rin sya pero mas gusto ko sana kahit 150-160 pwede ba to mag upgrade or modified may nakita kasi ako sa youtube kaya nya 160 ehh hindi ko lng alam kung sa pag shift nya ng gear or may inupgrade sya sa engine nya idk..

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    1. 120 kph in a car without airbags? goodluck!

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    2. hahahah meron pong airbag ung akin! pero 120kph its not bad gusto ko sana malaman kung anong pwedeng iupgade? sa kanya gusto ko lng ma exceed nya ung expectation ko. btw tnx sa advice kasi eon lacks of airbag kaya medyo mag ingat din ng onte isa lng kasi airbag neto..

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    3. Too much stress for an .8L engine.

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  63. Eon has airbags but I only run only at 100kph, since maliit lang ang gulong. In youtube, others run at 150kph. I just run slow, it is a small car, it is not for racing..

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  64. san po maganda bumili ng EON GL sa mga hyundai dealer na maganda ang offer??

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    1. sa balintawak or sa north edsa

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  65. I'm considering buying a used EON GLS 2013 from a certain dealer. I'm a newbie driver and almost all my relatives suggest that I get a Toyota (Wigo) but I fell in love with EON's exterior, thanks to this wonderful article and to all user comment, I wanna push through with this car, I hope actual users continue to add knowledge, updates and experiences about their EON

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  66. Guys, issue pa rin ba ang vibrating gear stick kahit on idle? thanks in advance!

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    1. Hindi na boss naayos na cya..yung first model lang yun pero 2013 to present ok na ok na..

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    2. Salamat sa feedback Sir. Much appreciated! Will test drive one soon :-)

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  67. Pwede ba papalitan ng shock absorber ung suspension neto di kasi masyado nakaka absorb ung rear suspension nya ung harap nman ok pero ung likod matagtag sino po ba nag pa upgrade ng suspension dito ask lng po o maliit lng tlaga gulong nya kya sya matagtag.... tnx in advance

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  68. Good idea.. update mo kami please pag may makuha ka update...Sa makina, nagtanong na ako, pero ma void daw ang warranty sabi ng hyndai.

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  69. Power window din po ba ang GL...?

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  70. Hi...kung long driving ba.. ilang oras ang runnig ng car bago ipahinga para hindi mag-over heat?..thanks///

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    1. i regularly go home in Baguio, i dont stop unless i need to pee or eat but most often than not, i used the expressways (NLEX - SCTEX - TPLEX) .. so no need nman (manila - baguio) but IF you are on a VERY LONG ride, u might wana stop every now and then ..

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  71. unleaded ba ang eon o yung super gas ng petron?

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  72. Isabela, almost 12 hours, I was also worried, but no overheat problem.
    I used Shell V-Gas or Petron XCS. I believe small car na nga, wala pang gas power, huwag naman.

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  73. Power window na rin po ang GL but only on the 2 front windows.

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  74. Hi! Anyone here brought EON to Baler, Quezon? Feedbacks? Such as the roads going there. Thanks!

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  75. Tama ka Webster. Pag sanay ka na magdrive, you don't need any RPM gauge or shift indicator. pakiramdaman mo lang engine mo at yung takbo mo. You can tell if you need to shift up or down.

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  76. Planning to buy an EON GL. I live in Lipa City. Gusto ko lang po magtanung kung efficient po sya sa maintenance, yung di po ba magkaron ng malaking problem after ilang years. Gamitin lang po sya na family service namin and maingat naman po sa sasakyan. Thanks po.

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  77. Mas maganda din po ba gamitin sa EON GL ay Premium or Unleaded?

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  78. wat is better between celerio and eon in terms of fuel efficiency, features and performance lalo na sa inclined roads? iam would like to choose wat to buy betwn the 2...tnx

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  79. Any suggestions mga sir, Eon Gl or Gls? Habol ko lang kasi sa Gls safety features at fog light ok din yung dvd touch nya at keyless. Mas mapapamahal ba ako kung uunti-untiin ko upgrade kung Gl or Gls na mismo kukunin ko?Five yrs to pay

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    1. Hi, for a 70k difference, I suggest you get GLS na. Fog light and Safety features might end up mahal kung isa-isahin mo.

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  80. Pwede ba ipa paint ung front & rear bumpers ng EON GL?? does any one try this thing?? thanks....

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    1. Yes...pwede ipa paint front and rear bumpers

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  81. We are going to buy an Eon GLS this month. Is the air conditioning unit fair? Good? Satisfactory? Or excellent? Ilang kilometers po ba ang kailangan mong marating para magdagdag na naman ng tubig sa radiator to avoid overheat? We need answers po. Thank you.

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    1. Ramdam mo kaagad ung lamig ng aircon ng eon once you turned the knob unlike other car, kelangan mo pa mg hintay ng ilang minutes para lumamig ung loob ng kotsi.

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  82. Hello CG philippines! Do you have any info if HARI will bring the 1.0 eon here in the philippines? I would love to get an Eon if only it has atleast 1.0 engine. Thanks and more power to your team! --kim from bulacan

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  83. ANO PO ANG MAS MAGANDA HYUNDAI EON or GETS?

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  84. Gusto ko lang malaman kng ano ang ms ok HYUNDAI EON or GETS? bukod sa porma at size, sa makina ano po mas ok?

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    1. Maganda Gets ksi mas malaki siya kesa Eon but sa porma mas head turner ung eon lalo na pg maganda ung rims. But if you choose Gets, mg mitsubishi mirage ka nlng. Same cla ng segment. Eon should be compared to Alto.

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    2. pero ano po mas magandang pormahan dun sa gets or eon? pareho lang ba sila ng laki ng gulong kng iupgrade ung mags o mas maliit tlga yung eon? ano kaya mas maganda lagyan ng body kit? tska yung sa eon GL pwde ba irepaint ung bumber na black nun ?

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  85. pero ano po mas magandang pormahan dun sa gets or eon? pareho lang ba sila ng laki ng gulong kng iupgrade ung mags o mas maliit tlga yung eon? ano kaya mas maganda lagyan ng body kit? tska yung sa eon GL pwde ba irepaint ung bumber na black nun ?

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  86. sino po dito ang nakapag repain na ng bumper ng eon GL.? ano kaya mas maganda promahan ng body kit? getz or eon?

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  87. ino po dito ang nakapag repaint na ng bumper ng eon GL.? ano kaya mas maganda promahan ng body kit? getz or eon?

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  88. Skin poh mga bro may natunog na sa transmision hohoho sa inyo eon wala ba? Pero pag tapakan ang clutch mwala nman

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  89. Comment kayo mga bro new bie poh ako

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  90. Try nyo poh ang eon nyu ... ganito ... paandarin nyu close nyu lahat bintana off ang radio e revolution ng kunti my marinig ba kayu ng ingay kunti sa transmision? Tapos pag tapakan nman ang clutch tapos e revolution mawala yung ingay sa transmision... try nyu poh mga my eon...

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    1. you must be referring to the counter balancer, Norma lang po iyan for 3 cylender. di po sira iyan,
      ours we travel to the North with Eon, no problem at all and we are happy with the performance.

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  91. Try the ALL NEW Suzuki CELERIO 1.0 MT 507K only!
    Dual Airbags, All power, keyless entry, With ABS.
    Extra large interior space. 254L rear cargo.
    34.34 km/L highway Department of Energy tested.

    With AM/FM CD, Aux, USB, 12V port.

    67Hp 90Nm torque.

    3cylinder DOHC 12valves.
    Aluminum engine. Euro3.
    11.0:1 conpression ratio.

    With Instantaneous and average consumption, range, odometer, trip meter.

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  92. Hello every one Car Newbie here, magtatanong lang ako kasi first time ko bumili ng car kanina nagpunta ako sa Showroom ng Hyundai para magbayad ng downpayment, kaso late na daw at holiday tomorrow so makukuha ko pa ung car by monday dahil i p process pa daw un, okay na ang financing na approve and i already submitted all the requirements last wk. talaga bang ganun and di sila nag issue ng OR para sa downpayment only transmittal, sana may mag tiyagang mag reply :). thanks in advance

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    1. ganun talaga. Makukuha mo ung OR pagkakuha mo ng unit.

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    2. Thanks for your reply, yeah they delivered the car last monday along with the OR/CR :) Thanks buddy

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  93. Hi! 1month pa lang eon gls. Ask ko lang kung kailangan ba talaga yun every 3mos na preventive maintenance service sa casa? Worry ko kasi baka maging sirain kapag di nakumpleto yun pms. Yung 1st and 2nd ok lang kasi free pa ang labor pero yun mga susunod pa dun ang mahal nang magagastos. Salamat po sa mga sasagot.

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  94. how about for the spare parts of the eon? Hindi po ba mahirap maghanap sa mga auto parts sales maliban sa service center ng hyundai?

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      LEO BEGONIA
      Sales Consultant
      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  95. Sa Hyundai ako lagi nag pa service. Just follow up 5k KM checkup rule.
    No problem with parts..

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  96. Considering all the safety features, nice "entertainment" console, and 1.0 engine of toyota wigo, bakit halos pareho lang ang price ng eon gls sa wigo g manual (~40k difference)? Saan lamang ang eon, other than the exterior design and fuel effuciency (which may also be due to its smaller engine)? Kindly enlighten us. Thanks

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  97. -ang tagal magpa service sa toyota, sa dami na kasing unit.
    -battery will charge when you push the break pad
    -para sa amin, design, kung pinag hirapan nila magandahin sa labas, im sure di have more time to do it better inside. mas mahirap e fabricate and labas, kaysa sa loob.
    -total money value.

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  98. hi, planning to buy eon this december.
    im a newbie. upon reading all comments above. desidido na ako :)
    wigo vs. picanto vs eon
    go for eon na ko :)

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      LEO BEGONIA
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      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  99. Hi,

    I am planning to buy GL next month ask ko lang po mga naging issue nyo po sa eon? yung engine vibration at any issue po. .

    Thanks

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      LEO BEGONIA
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      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  100. sa model 2007 ang vibration. na correct na iyan sa 2014 model.

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  101. Salamat sir. . How about ibang issue wala po ba kaya? Excited na ako makakuha ng unit kahit GL lang po .. Ano po ba mga pinagka iba ng GLS at GL na model?

    Salamat po

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      LEO BEGONIA
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      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  102. Go for the GLS bro..

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  103. medyo hindi kaya sir ung monthly eh kaya mag GL lang po siguro ako sir tight budget po sir eh atleast may pang service kaming 3 ng wife at anak ko

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      LEO BEGONIA
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      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  104. thats' good. mahirap mag taxi ngayon. enjoy the ride bro..

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  105. Ako din may naririning na ingay sa transmission pero pag tinapakan ang clutch nawawala. And it is really irritating. I bought my Eon last May this yr lang. Pinacheck up ko na sa CASA sabi baka may problema sa clutch. Or they need to check it for 2 days.. then if pasok sa warranty ang defect libre ang service. Pero pag hindi magbabayad ako. Anyone who could advice me about the warranty? Di ba 5yrs warranty tayo? And sa tingin ko defect ng kotse yun so i think repair must still covered by the warranty.

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  106. wala naman kaming problem na ganyan..going 2 years na ang car at madalas naming ginagamit kahit out of town..

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  107. I just bought my Eon GL last october 29, What fuel is recommended for it to become more efficient? Premium or Unleaded?

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      LEO BEGONIA
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      HYUNDAI E.Rodriguez Sr. Ave.
      09276039220
      leoobegonia@gmail.com

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  108. What s the differnce of eon gl to gls variant? I plan to buy this compact car next year,

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  110. Good afternoon.Ask ko lang po if ok pang service sa work ang eon gsl considering the daily 80 km roundtrip travel.Kakayanin ba un ng maliit na engine.di ba yun mag breakdown?salamat po!

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  111. we traveled to Isabela, back and forth at least once a month. worry din namin iyan dati, but the machine is a SMALL WONDER!!!

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  112. good day, asking question a gl eon have black color?

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  114. Hi guys!, just wanna ask which one do you pref. Eon GL or Alto 800? (no bias judgement please), I'm looking for an affordable car and these 2 are my only options, what are the negative aspects of both cars and which one should I highly consider (for city driving - work - Pasay - Bulacan). Hope someone can answer.. thanks!

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  115. hello! kaya ba ng eon gls ang travel to baler aurora (via pantabangan) ?

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  116. Hello po lalo sa mga owner ng hyundai eon
    Request sana any feedback positive or negative with regards sa hyundai eon 800 lalo po yung mga nakabili 2014 up to this year para po sana atleast updated po info na iShare nyo sa akin
    Plan ko po kasi bumili 1st car this yr
    Lahat po ng comments o reviews
    Maraming Salamat

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  117. Mag two months pa lang eon GLS ko sakin. Tagal ko din namili between alto, eon, celerio, picanto at mirage. Halos 6 months ako nagbasa-basa tungkol sa mga reviews, feedback at forums. Sumali rin ako sa mga FB groups ng iba-ibang unit na yan. Ending ay eon kinuha ko dahil matipid sa gas at reliable na sasakyan. Kpag long drive po, umaabot sa 24kms per liter at mga 18kms kapag medyo my traffic. Straight po naka-AC yan whole travel. Swabe rin khit sa 120kph. Mababa pa downpayment. Hehehe

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  118. Agree ako dyan bro..

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  119. the best eon..cute car for a big men hehehe..gamit ko yan

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  120. Hi. Anyone here knows how to use the Navi on EON GLS

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  121. i am about to buy one as well this month but holding back due to uphill/ ac issues. im intending to buy eon gls. yung binibinta ba ngayon 2015 edition na yun with all the upgrades and adjustments or same as what was produced 2013 . excuse my ignorance, soon to be a car owner here. :D

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