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Old 14th October 2007, 08:28   #436
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may be they do not to sell more in domestic market and want to use India as export hub.
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Yeah, I guess Hyundai Management has gone completely Bonkers.

I used to be such a huge fan of Hyundai and even today I think their cars are top notch if compared to Maruti and other companies. Santro of course is still the best small car one can buy today.

BUT what is Hyundai doing with all their cars ? Wrong Pricing, Under hyped Launches - If it goes this way I am sure its going to go the Fiat way in a 2 - 3 yrs from now.

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Today I spoke to the service advisor of Trident Hyundai bangalore (next to Cauvery theatre) and he confirmed me that the Getz CRDI is avialable for test drive.

I am planning to TD by this week end, Please let me know any of you had chance to TD.
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Whats happening to Hyundai?
They were too fast in updating their site to announce the launch after that they are literally sleeping or what?
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Today I spoke to the service advisor of Trident Hyundai bangalore (next to Cauvery theatre) and he confirmed me that the Getz CRDI is avialable for test drive.
Finally one dealer says TD available.
Isn't this dealer somewhere near that Sankey tank road?
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went to TD the Verna last saturday and the getz diesel was available for TD then they (Trident, Sankey Rd.) said. never bothered to even ask for a TD cause i wasnt interested. close to 7 lakhs for a getz diesel is highway robbery !
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Just back from Hyundai Showroom here in Agra.

No TD Vehicle yet !!!

I had gone there to book a 1.1 Getz for a friend of mine. He says there is a 15 day waiting period for Gez 1.1 ( 1.3 available ). No Disounts also on 1.1 !!! This was qute surprising.

Also he had no clue about the new wooden Centre console finish.
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Old 16th October 2007, 16:55   #442
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Where is the Engine temperature!!!!! Its not in instrument panel?Has it been changed?










I think Praveen forgot to mention that the option of ABS will only be made available
sometime in Feb/March '08.

Since you have given a detailed report on the previous page that sort of matches my views, I will let the pics do the talking.[/quote]
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it will have a light that pops up with engine is hot. same as honda. they killed the temp needle in 2003/2004
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it will have a light that pops up with engine is hot. same as honda. they killed the temp needle in 2003/2004
temp needle is a vital gauge especially in a diesel car. As the diesel car takes significant time for engine to warm up and you can push the car to higher RPMs only after the engine has reached the operating temp.
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But when the engine is cold, there is a green light blinking and once that goes off its safe to revv the engine.
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thats a sad looking instrument cluster. maybe it looks better in the flesh...?
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The TD for the CRDI began from Monday but work and other constraints only allowed me to go this morning for a feeler ride.

*Unlike the Swift D, the engine noise is noticeable ala Verna. Cabin noise seems to be well taken care of.

*Suspension has been definitely tightened and handling with the stock rubber is decent imo unlike Swift stock rubber.

*Gearing has also been worked upon, which makes it easy for city and bumper to bumper traffic. The 1st gear is not short like the Verna.

*Braking is ok for city. But retrofitting rear discs is something most enthusiasts will have to consider especially for highway runs.

The throttle response is unbelievable as most of you can imagine. No pedal to the metal here.

Had open 2km's of driving around in traffic as well as the curves and bends around Sankey tank and then up and around Mekhri circle.

Will be going back to take a drive at leisure on an open stretch. Right now there's a lot of people queuing for the car. Its only clocked around 30kms as of this morning.

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But when the engine is cold, there is a green light blinking and once that goes off its safe to revv the engine.
Its blue/red in this case. Coil signal similar to the Palios/sienna etc. Wait till it goes off and then start.

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thats a sad looking instrument cluster. maybe it looks better in the flesh...?
Nope, it looks pretty bad
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I got so pissed about waiting that I called Hyundai factory and spoke to Mr. Chandrasekar in Marketing.
He said that the smaller cities were likely to get TD vehicle only after about 3 weeks. He also said that ABS was not even an option for atleast 3 months.
He said that production numbers were very small, hence the slow supply of the diesels in the market.
Why the heck did they even launch the damned thing!!!!!
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hey anirudh, so you test drove it finally. So are you going for it or the copper coloured DDIS car

How is the torque, does it get that rush and push like the Swift?
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Had open 2km's of driving around in traffic as well as the curves and bends around Sankey tank and then up and around Mekhri circle.
That route is too short with too much traffic to take a TD.
Anyways u are the first to drive it on the forum.
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