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Old 11th June 2008, 11:00   #16
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Congrats Varun, nice colorcheers:

And now that you have a rocket, high time you made it for the next NCR meet.
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Congrats for the white rocket. The car looks great in white.
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Cograts vkochar! Enjoy the rocket! Don't you wish we had an autobahn in India?
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Old 11th June 2008, 23:57   #19
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Err! Should have asked before, Have you upgraded the rubber bro? the Tyres are the next loudest thing on the car; Definitely need to go for a different set!
I have not, I got 175 Bridgestone S250 I think, they are quite nice and I will drive on these for a few months at least. Will get alloys later only. It is not that bad, though wider would help ( 185 should suffice )

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Congrats vkochar,verna is one hell of a car to drive.But then how would you 'survive' so many Kms without ICE?
I do plan to put ICE really soon, maybe next month or so. JVC DVD In Dash and some components and Amp I think. Nothing really loud. Tints are much needed though.

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Haha White rocket !!!

Congratulations Varun !
I am waiting for yours to come mate, it is even faster

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Congrats vkochar, on your new ride and yes, i can uderstand your sitaution about being too broke to think about ICE now but i think the priority in this case should be for the tyres over the ICE simpy because of the absence of ABS you would need every bit of stopping power that you can get .

Your choice of car is sterling and wish you a very long and satisfactory "relationship" with your white rocket !
Thanks mate, Will do so really soon. But for now stock ones are not that bad. And I really do not rip the car.

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Congrats on your car vkochar. As you know, I too am looking for a diesel car in another 2-3 months and I will be watching your review with interest. Please keep us updated.
Of course, watch this thread from this sunday onwards. Verna is a great choice.

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Congrats Varun, nice color

And now that you have a rocket, high time you made it for the next NCR meet.
That is a promise Suman ji, Pakka se

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Congratulations!

In my opinion I really feel you should have waited for the ABS version. A few more weeks would have given you a little bit more peace of mind.
Thanks Siraj, Yes I know ABS does wonders to the braking, but trust me, the non ABS brakes are also really very good.

Cheers !! Varun
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Congrats Vkochar. Its a rocket as we all know.


PS: I am in no mood to spoil your joy, but dont you think that ABS was required. Any way go for wider rubber and then the braking would surely improve.

Enjoy and Drive safe !
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Old 12th June 2008, 00:11   #21
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Thanks aaggoswami - I know, I have been bashed quite a lot for not getting the ABS version, BUT I do not know why such a huge fuss !!! The car's braking is really very good. I tested it on the AGra - Delhi highway when coming back yesterday and it was really good.

And I have been driving cars long enough now to know what good braking is. I know ABS will only improve things, but not getting ABS is really not Disastrous as many people make out here

Yes, I definetely plan to go for an upsize later, but at this stage I am going to run the stock tires. Cheers !!
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@vkochar, I think that I have send you the link of the thread where in I have clearly mentioned that our Baleno crash could have been avoided if it had ABS.
Not having ABS is not always disatrous, but then it can lead to damage.


Any ways, its your choice.

And I am sure that the braking is good ( as you have pointed out along with other ) and with new tyres ( though after a few months ) the braking will further improve.
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Congratulations Varun,

I was wondering how you didnt start a thread yet since I remember your delivery was on Sunday. Anyways nice to see the car here. White looks great but I think you need rubber upgrade soon. Have fun with White rocket and I'm waiting for the detailed review.
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Congrats Vkochar on your new car. Give us a detailed review of your experience. So hopefully we will have 2 threads on what ice and also on what tyres and alloys right?
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Old 12th June 2008, 18:02   #25
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Thanks Deepankar & Maddy !! Yes, I have not driven my Verna in the last 2 days !! Can you beleive that ?? I am driving my Accent nowadays.

Will be going to Delhi tommorrow morning and back so will have driven another 500 kms or so by that time. Will know more about the Rocket by then.

BTW - one question for Verna owners or in general - how much should I keep the RPM & Top speed before the first service ?
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BTW - one question for Verna owners or in general - how much should I keep the RPM & Top speed before the first service ?
You should follow the owners manual - nothing there on running-in?
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Congrats for the white rocket. White is too good colour. Out a red light on the top and it will be some politicians car. ;-)
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BTW - one question for Verna owners or in general - how much should I keep the RPM & Top speed before the first service ?
Hey vkochar,

Congrats on the new beast. Will be waiting for your review on the car as am planning for a replacement soon, petrol prices are killing !!!

Enjoy her to the fullest. BTW i think you should usually not go above 2500 RPM in a new car till the first service and 3500 RPM till second service.

Correct me if im wrong, dunno about the top speed tough. Our gurus might be able to help you out on that one.

Cheers !!! cheers:
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Congrats, Varun! Good choice of colour!

Looking forward to the ICE & Alloy updates
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Congrats vkochar. Upgrade the tires and enjoy the power of the beast.

How come the car does not have wheel covers?
Did hyundai stop providing wheel covers on base models even though you paid close to 8 lacs
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