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Old 10th May 2012, 15:19   #1
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Default Bidding Adieu to my Hyundai Verna Diesel

The time has come for me to say goodbye to my beloved Hyundai Verna Diesel that I bought in June 2007. Details as below:

Hyundai Verna CRDi SX with ABS
Color - Real Earth (biege)
Bought 7/6/2007
Date she leaves me 17/5/2012
Kms covered ~115500
Tyre changes (set of 5) - she is on the third set, Bridgestone Potenza G3
Faults till date - ABSOLUTELY NONE
Service interval - four times a year (every 5-6k kms)
Fuel - Always Shell Diesel
City mileage - ~12.4 kmpl
Highway drives - ~17.8 kmpl
Brake pads - 2 set (all 4)
Major services - Clutch overhaul @ 70k kms and timing belt replacement at 60k kms
Approx spend on (excluding fuel) normal maintenance - ~70-80k INR
Additional expenses /work carried out
--- Turbo charger cleaning @ 90k kms ~ INR 19k
--- Alloy Wheels (5 numbers) ~ INR 18k
--- 2 sets of tyres (5 each) ~ 47k INR total
--- New seat upholstry @ 110k kms ~INR 13k
Accidents / body work - NONE (thankfully)
State maximum used in - Karnataka
Dealer - Trident Hyundai, Bangalore
Serviced at - Trident Hyundai, Bangalore

From the time the car came into my life in 2007, she was like a second wife. It has been a tremendous ownership experience and a one that I will always cherish. The verna was my third car and I am Hyundai loyalist (reason - I consider them their products as one of the best value for money in this country).

Give the car the care and attention and she takes care of you very well. Not a single fault to date and it was possible because I had a very good service support from Trident Hyundai, Bangalore.

I have used the car 50-50 for highway drives / city drives. Hyundai cars are not always razor sharp w.r.t handling abilities, so once I got used to that little fault, it was a wonderful driving experience all along. The FATC functions flawlessly, kept me absolutely pampered and fresh.

Great car, fantastic build, trouble free ownership experience and now even as she makes way for my next car, she shines as if she is still new. Will post some pictures of my car before I give her away for good. She fetched me a good price of 4.4l after all these years of loyal service! Not sure if that was a good or a bad deal, but then, for the time I have spent in my second home and the pleasure I had owning and driving her, I couldnt care less about that detail

Things that I really loved about the car:
- Fantastic equipment level for 9.45 lacs on road in 2007
- Good airconditioning
- Easy to find driving position
- fantastic refinement and powerful engine
- Good weighted steering wheel
- Lots of space to store goodies
- awesome resale value, imo
- economy (as of last measurement - 12.8 kmpl in city)
- decent driving experience, not state of the art but with time I got very used to it and enjoyed it everytime.

Things that could have been better:
- disconnected driving experience
- absence of independent suspensions at the rear (even my previous car - the lower segment Accent hand one)
- minor rattlings in door pad and driver side sun visor (i attribute it to bad road conditions)
- a little better legroom at the rear would have been good
- Turbo lag takes time to get used to
- tall gearing not very ideal for economy
- not sure if its a general issue, but my car had a chassis problem that had the car dragging left always.. however much i tried with alignment techniques, I was later told my car had uneven camber setup and thats a chassis issue.

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Some Pics of my beige beauty!
PIC1 - the interior custom leather upholstry
PIC2 - the front view
PIC3 - 114351 on the ODO
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More Pics of the Verna Diesel

PIC 1 - the 3rd set of tyres - Potenza g3
PIC 2 - a side view from the rear end
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Centre console and my Single DIN PIONEER music system. Replaced the stock double din Kenwood
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Long Term Ownership Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Your car looks like a million bucks even after doing over a lac km's. Very well kept I must say and you ARE getting a good deal.

Your statistics are exactly the same as my Verna. It's done 82k km's so far and is just about 4 years old ( 1 month away ) and is on its 2nd set of tyres. I am about to plonk in the 3rd set of tyres with Alloys and will do a few essential service check ups. Will spend about 10k rupees in doing odd jobs etc. Fluids change etc.

Its a fantastic little nippy sedan and one of the best engines ever made. Can put other engines to shame which cost 1.5 times.

I am NOT selling it till about another 4 years so I guess I should see the 1.5 - 1.75 lac mark. No point selling it since a new sedan of the same size costs over a million rupees.

I am going for an additional car and have my eyes set on the new Verna.

What car are you going for by the way ? Just curious to know.
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Your car looks like a million bucks even after doing over a lac km's. Very well kept I must say and you ARE getting a good deal.
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I am going for an additional car and have my eyes set on the new Verna.

What car are you going for by the way ? Just curious to know.
Thanks vkochar: She is magnificient indeed. I feel very sad giving her away.. What tempted me to do this though was I got a fantastic deal on the Sonata Transform Diesel from Trident Hyundai, Bangalore.

Please read my articles under the thread The "NEW" Car Price Check Thread - Track Price Changes, Discounts, Offers & Deals. Page 143 has the details with initial pics attached. Look for posts by Cars_crazy!

The new Verna is a good choice too, but having said that, the softer suspensions than our existing one is a bit of a worry. Infact I almost bought that, then on 8th May changed my booking to Sonata.

Imo, I find the Verna we have better, thanks to the harder suspension. But one of the guys I know has switched the tyres to Yokohama C Drive and its supposedly made the handling a lil better. I am sure with time you will get used to that as well, and enjoy every drive. But yeah, its a tad over-priced, I felt.
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