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Old 4th December 2015, 20:55   #61
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After a lot of deliberation and test rides of various cars like the Ciaz, City, and Rapid, when I finally drove the Fluence, I found it in a different league altogether. Already we have a Corolla and the ride and handling on the Fluence was vastly superior. Went for it. Chose a black one which had to be shipped in from their Chennai plant.
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After a lot of deliberation and test rides of various cars like the Ciaz, City, and Rapid, when I finally drove the Fluence, I found it in a different league altogether. Already we have a Corolla and the ride and handling on the Fluence was vastly superior.
Finally! A Corolla owner to confirm my judgement that this car is in essence a more interesting modern day Corolla. It is very impressive as an overall package

Congratulations on the car and hats off to you for going against the tide for a truly capable yet underrated product
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After a lot of deliberation and test rides of various cars like the Ciaz, City, and Rapid, when I finally drove the Fluence, I found it in a different league altogether. Already we have a Corolla and the ride and handling on the Fluence was vastly superior. Went for it. Chose a black one which had to be shipped in from their Chennai plant.
Congrats. Fluence is indeed a far superior car than the others mentioned. Your observations regarding ride and handling are spot on. I dont understand the reason behind it being such a slow seller could you share the deal and discounts you were able to negotiate for this one.
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Finally! A Corolla owner to confirm my judgement that this car is in essence a more interesting modern day Corolla. It is very impressive as an overall package

Congratulations on the car and hats off to you for going against the tide for a truly capable yet underrated product
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Congrats. Fluence is indeed a far superior car than the others mentioned. Your observations regarding ride and handling are spot on. I dont understand the reason behind it being such a slow seller could you share the deal and discounts you were able to negotiate for this one.
Thank you IshanIan and Kshitizag. I am thoroughly enjoying driving the Fluence. Not to mention the second glances the car gets everywhere (one guy on a bike took a U-turn and came back to ask me -which car is this ?) I have no issues with the clutch pedal as mentioned by some. Infact, the gearing is extremely tractable in city driving conditions and one need not shift often. I was not a fan of diesel sedans. I am now! This is an E2 model as the E4 was not available in black. I got it for 13,40000/- on road ( with zero dep. insurance) + 19900/- for 4 years extended warranty - 12000/- for no claim bonus on transferring the insurance on my Ford Ikon (sold off).
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After a lot of deliberation and test rides of various cars like the Ciaz, City, and Rapid, when I finally drove the Fluence, I found it in a different league altogether. Already we have a Corolla and the ride and handling on the Fluence was vastly superior. Went for it. Chose a black one which had to be shipped in from their Chennai plant.
Little late to the party, but congratulations Anurag and welcome to the club! I've been loving every moment with my Fluence, and this to me is amongst the most underestimated cars in the market. The very balanced ride and handling is a pleasure to experience, and I believe its far more superior to the corolla, whichever way you look at it (Snub "Resale")! It should have definitely done better.
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Congrats dr_anurag. My brother (doctor) has also bought the same car in white in 2014 October.

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Is it possible to upgrade the headlamps to LED? Currently running on Philips xtremevision. If LED is not possible would it possible to upgrade to HIDs for low beam?
Am concerned of the life of the HID bulb since the flasher uses both the high and low beams(not sure)

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Congrats dr_anurag. My brother (doctor) has also bought the same car in white in 2014 October.

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Is it possible to upgrade the headlamps to LED? Currently running on Philips xtremevision.
Sorry about such a late response, have you made any progress so far? I had checked with the Renault service several months ago and they mentioned approx. 70 K for the facelift upgrade which included the new grill, bumper, headlamps etc. You might want to reach out to your nearest dealer
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70 K for the facelift upgrade which included the new grill, bumper, headlamps
Sorry, no advancements made. Do you mean to say there are LED headlamps available as part of a later model which the dealer would have ? I doubt that because I wasn't aware of fluence with LED hardware in india.
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