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Old 12th June 2008, 20:11   #31
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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 ?
Donot go beyond 2500rpm and 100KMPH.
I have a Getz CRDi and it is mentioned in owners manual that no formal breakin is required. Its good not to put too much stress on the engine during initial period.
So drive sedately without putting more stress till you cross 1000 or 1500KM like i am doing. The car will pay you back with good stuff in the long term.
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Old 12th June 2008, 22:51   #32
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You should follow the owners manual - nothing there on running-in?
Who reads the Manual ?? I got BHP Na Baba, Lol !

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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.
Thanks , Yes I think you are right. Its about that number ( 2500 rpm or so )

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Congrats, Varun! Good choice of colour!

Looking forward to the ICE & Alloy updates
Thanks Ashok, Yup - Will do so real soon.

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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
Yeah, Hyundai is really doing it now !! No Wheel covers, No Ashtray or Lighter even. Did get 4 Power windows with Driver Auto Down, Fog Lamps, Rear Armrest & Defogger thankfully.

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Donot go beyond 2500rpm and 100KMPH.
I have a Getz CRDi and it is mentioned in owners manual that no formal breakin is required. Its good not to put too much stress on the engine during initial period.
So drive sedately without putting more stress till you cross 1000 or 1500KM like i am doing. The car will pay you back with good stuff in the long term.
Thanks DJ - Yeah I suppose you are right. Will wait till around 1200 - 1500 kms and get the 1st service done and then test her/him out.
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Old 12th June 2008, 22:57   #33
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Congratulations vkochar, welcome to the verna club. Please do upsize the tries and what is the ICE setup that you have decided on.

Happy safe motoring.

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Old 12th June 2008, 23:02   #34
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Thanks sajands - I did read your review before making a decision.

Tires are going to be stock for now. ICE I am thinking of JVC ( SOme EXAD with a small screen in the HU playing DVD's ), some components and an AMP.

Or maybe a Pioneer 7'' touch screen Let's see. I have a budget of 30 - 40k.
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Thats a nice car you've got there. Ive heard great things about the engine but am yet to try it out Happy Rocketing!
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Congrats for the Verna and IMO, White is the best color in this car!

The engine is a gem and designed to bring a big grin to self and a huge gaping hole in the faces of fellow car drivers. I have driven the car on numerous occasions and it never ceases to amaze me with its power. Even in 4th gear, the accelaration is phenomenon and passengers sitting behind will feel the pull of the car, its that awesome.

However, i felt the suspension aren't as stiff as it should be and makes the car quite bouncy, even on wider tyres. This is especially felt at the back. Look forward to know what people who sit in the back of your car have to say at higher speeds ( say above 100kmph)

Enjoy the car and drive real safe

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However, i felt the suspension aren't as stiff as it should be and makes the car quite bouncy, even on wider tyres. This is especially felt at the back. Look forward to know what people who sit in the back of your car have to say at higher speeds ( say above 100kmph)
That is precisely the feedback I got from my kids last year, while TD'ng the Verna CRDI. I really fell in love with the rocket, but was dissuaded by my kids,offering unbiased feedback. This apart, my daily commute (17 kms both ways then) did not justify a diesel. Another thing that put me off was that there was only one variant then of the CRDI, without the frills of the XXi like driver's armrest, ICE, ABS, etc.
Nevertheless, if I were to buy a diesel sedan under 9 lacs today, it would definitely be the Verna.
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i just read somewhere that putting a more viscous oil in the dampers will make them more stiff and offer a better ride. Can the gurus comment?
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Vkochar congrats on the new ride. White Verna definately looks good. Couple of suggestions though.(don't mean to offend). 1.Lose the steering cover. Doesn't belong in that car. 2.Wheels please!
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Congrats vkochar! Verna has an amazing enginecheers: . 30-40k budget for ICE is way too cool . Do post the pictures of ICE once you are done with it.
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congrats Varun sir on the new Verna. It looks impeccable in White color.
110 bhp of sheer pleasure. Its amazing.

Enjoy ur ride.
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You are damn lucky, you saved 15k on the tax part by buying just a few days ahead of the increase.
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Thanks All.

@ Dadu - Yeah, I got this at a very good price I paid OTR ( Everything Included after disocunts etc ) 7.60 Lacs Exact !! I would say it is a good deal.
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vkochar, 7.6L is a great price to own this beauty. Congrats on the white rocket. Waiting to hear about the alloy/ICE upgrade soon.

Too bad that cars in this range don;t come with ABS as mandatory fitting.
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You are damn lucky, you saved 15k on the tax part by buying just a few days ahead of the increase.
I dont think Verna Crdi's Price has increased I think thats because it is 1493 cc and just short of 1500cc,So verna Crdi has escaped the tax increase.

TOI says only Verna Petrol Tax is increased as it is 1599 cc.
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