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Old 27th July 2017, 13:24   #166
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Best to keep it to Hyundai or if one doesn't mind the slightly iffy after-sales and reliability, the Germans are a great option too.
After your suggestion, I test drove the Rapid 1.6MT yesterday and got all the quotes and things. It is a great driving car. Feels super solid.
Given financials work out, it's now the wife's choice between the Rapid and S-Cross 1.3 as she will be the primary user.
I'll get the Getz all to myself!
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My service manager at the Hyundai workshop always has high admiration for the build quality of the Getz. He often says, this was the 'best ever' car Hyundai produced for the price at the time and that the newer comparable Hyundai's are no way near the Getz's quality and driving comfort.
Exactly the same words from the manager at my FNG.

He says this is because Getz was built mainly for export lines and domestic market wasn't priority. It was the case with the first-gen i20 too, but our market matured and it became a star for Hyundai.

The Elite i20 has some compromises according to him.

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What you say is true if you're referring to the earlier generation i20, Fluidic Verna and i10, all three had loose steering, a suspension that just rocked like a boat even for minor lane changes and absolutely zero feel.
Yes, I was referring to cars at that period. I haven't driven the Tucson and Elantra, but irrespective of what you say- they will not as nimble and chuckable as the Getz as they are not small. But Hyundai has made good improvements with the Grand i10, Elite i20 and Creta. So, I'm sure the Elantra and Tucson are pretty good.

I drove a Fluidic Verna- it was powerful, but it felt less secure than my Innova at 100-110 kmph. Trying to accelerate and change lanes at the same time was scary.


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Given financials work out, it's now the wife's choice between the Rapid and S-Cross 1.3 as she will be the primary user.
I'll get the Getz all to myself!
If your wife will be the primary driver, get her the S-Cross. I like the way the car is engineered and it's superior compared to any other car in the price bracket.
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If your wife will be the primary driver, get her the S-Cross. I like the way the car is engineered and it's superior compared to any other car in the price bracket.
She wants the S-Cross. And since then all I can remember was how well the Rapid drives and just the feeling of the steering and the solid cushiness.

Back to topic, even all the service advisors in Hyundai Pune tell me not to sell the car because it is "the best Hyundai car ever sold in India". They all mention the export focus for the Getz as the reason it is so unlike other products sold in India. My trusty garage fellow tells me not to sell the car. A used car evaluator told me not to sell the car.

The horn pad came directly from Hyundai last night but no sign of the indicator parts or the oil sump seal. This, at least for me, marks the beginning of the difficult to find parts phase. I hope I'm proved wrong.
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These days, at the start each morning the engine is a bit loud, but once it warms up, it is quiet and hardly any vibrations.
I face the same issue on cold start and there is a slight missing sometimes. The vehicle is pretty loud outside on cold start, rough for a few kms, after which it is fine. The service advisor attributed it to the idle sensor and said he has cleaned it, but the issue is still there. Let me know if you get it resolved.

Otherwise, the vehicle is running well without any issues. My usage is less nowadays as office is closer.
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I have lusted after the Getz CRDI for the longest time and find now the prices are crazy.
I drove a 1.3 recently and found the engine surprisingly torquey.
However I am undecided whether it will be worth picking it up now as spares may be an issue.
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I have lusted after the Getz CRDI for the longest time and find now the prices are crazy.
I drove a 1.3 recently and found the engine surprisingly torquey.
However I am undecided whether it will be worth picking it up now as spares may be an issue.
The midrange torque is particularly good.

Even when the spares are not readily available (condenser, boot lift etc) they could get it in a few days. Have not faced any issue until now.

As my running is less, I am running on synthetic oil and servicing car only once in a year.
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I shall begin my search for a good example then. Any plans of selling yours?
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I shall begin my search for a good example then. Any plans of selling yours?
Mine is 1.3 Petrol and I do not intend to sell. I see Getz available for sale with the used car dealers, you should be able to find a good one easily. All the best.
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