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Old 20th July 2008, 12:32   #46
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Talking about Elantras, I believe another blue CRDi will be joining the Bangalore group today?

One more torque machine, waiting for Pete's and Green Cotton.
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Old 21st July 2008, 16:05   #47
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Guys,

I should be getting the car this week.

I am not planning any major upgrade for the ICE at the moment. I have JBL GTO 607 components on my Palio. Would it be wise to salvage it and replace the front speakers and tweeter on the Elantra with the GTO. I have no clue as to what size are the speakers on the Elantra. Can any one help. I will post a separate thread for this in the ICE section later.
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I bought my first car - a Maruti Zen LX from FC when they were Automart. I used the car for 2 years. While selling it, everybody (the dealers) told me that this car has been into an accident and has had a major repair work. This is something which was not disclosed by Automart and I bought it in good faith - reputed company and all that. They say as per their policy they cannot buy a car with history of any accident - This is all crap.

my reco - don't believe FC - you have a good budget - buy a new car.
This is common. It happened to me after buying used Santro from National Motors (lane which goes to Garuda mall from Brigade Road). I came to know about the accident while selling the car.
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Old 25th July 2008, 08:28   #49
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Guys,

Mods sorry for the long post.

Got my Elantra yesterday. First Choice guys delivered it as promised. Initial impression as follows.

1. The car looks spick and span on the outside, with a very nice polishing job done.
2. Interiors look good too, but can look better with some detailing. Have to get the 3M detailing done.
3. The music system is ok, but cant compare with my simple setup that I had in the Palio. Also, there is no CD changer and the deck plays only audio CDs. I am adjusting with an FM transmitter and a USB memory stick. Plan is to upgrade to a touchscreen 7" 2-din HU, better speakers, in that order.
4. The power train looks ok. The power delivery is awesome. The engine does make the CRDi cluttering sound. I will get it checked by the same mechanic who test drove initially.
5. The brakes are great too. First hard braking on the way back from the showroom almost startled me. All 4 discs, do stop a car better.
6. The dealer could not get the tires as promised. So I am now running on new Appollo accelere in the front and almost worn out MRF ZVTS in the back. Need to upgrade all of that. Will have to wait for some time for this though, to arrange for the moolah. Because the tires were not given, alingment is also pending. I might get it done this weekend, whether the tires arrive or not.

Did a tank full on my way back from the dealership, it guzzled up 59 litres of diesel. I was surprised as the tank capacity was 55lts only. Should be the pipes and tubes that lead to the tank that is holding the extra fuel.

I am taking it on a long drive today and should have a better understanding of the car by monday.

Thankyou all for cautioning me about buying a used Elantra. With the help of you guys I have now taken a calculated risk. Hope it all works out fine in the long run.
Will start a new thread in the long term ownership section in a few weeks.

Mods: Please lock this thread, as I have made my purchase.

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Congrats. Please do not forget to create a new thread on ownership.
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Congrates mate. Brakes are superb no doubt abt it.
ABS + EBD + BAS + all wheel disc.
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Posting few pics. Will add more later
Urgent: Used Elantra CRDi swap with Palio 1.9D - To go or not?-dsc00075.jpg

Urgent: Used Elantra CRDi swap with Palio 1.9D - To go or not?-dsc00076.jpg

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Congrats on your new car! Btw, why no purple dials??
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Congrats on your new car! Btw, why no purple dials??
elantra always had blue dials. not purple.


may i suggest that you upgrade the rubber soon and then get a tiny little box which goes by the name of petes.
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elantra always had blue dials. not purple.


may i suggest that you upgrade the rubber soon and then get a tiny little box which goes by the name of petes.
its not exactly blue. It is purplish.
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