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Old 15th February 2010, 01:03   #46
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Thanks .anshuman. It IS the Decontent version.
I'll start another thread where we can discuss about the stuff that's on the cards right now.
But I have one question - the car seems to be running rich. It's fine when idling, but during WOT, it smokes a bit. Any tips on how to get that sorted?
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Old 15th February 2010, 01:42   #47
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1.Get the Airfilter cleaned
2.Replace the Fuel Filter
3.Fill only NORMAL Diesel from reliable fuel stations

And your Elantra will never smoke again (Unless the Fuel Pump gives up some day).
Hope this helps.
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Old 15th February 2010, 08:36   #48
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Let me try that out. Thanks!
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Old 16th February 2010, 20:19   #49
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@.anshuman - You have a white Elantra right? What's the color known as - Noble White or Real Earth? My R/c just says White :(
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I dont know about the color name, AFAIK its noble white. All Hyundai car have the same white color. I have personally compared the white color in Santro, Accent and Elantra is same.
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Quicksilvr,

Congrats on your buy. I am glad that yopu decided on Elantra for your commute. Elantra is really good in handling, thanks to the stiff suspension in the rear and the power (turbo spool) will be so good that you will see cars vanishing in the RVM.

I am a happy owner fo Elantra, hope to meet you in our TBHP meets soon. Enjoy your drive.
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Old 18th February 2010, 23:59   #52
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Thanks GT.
If it wasn't for TBhp, I would've ended up with a petrol guzzling Corolla or a 'pain in the A.S.S.' Octavia!
Thanks everyone who introduced me to the Elantra!
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Congrats qckslvr. How much did you seal the deal for? Also have you checked the FE that you get on this car?
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Upgrading from Baleno can be a tough task. Congratulations for your purchase, especially when you have come out so satisfied. There are few options to upgrade unless you stretch your budget substantially. I believe Baleno has been a starting point for experiencing good driving pleasure and leaves you for more and more.
My Baleno has been sparing used with odo at 23K and three years old. I have been contemplating to upgrade, but I still love it.
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Will it be similar/better drive, an upgrade to skoda octavia 1.9tdi from baleno?
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Will it be similar/better drive, an upgrade to skoda octavia 1.9tdi from baleno?
octavia 1.9tdi is very different car.you will get that luxury,big car,solid feel.very good highway car.but my answer to your guestion is NO
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octavia 1.9tdi is very different car.you will get that luxury,big car,solid feel.very good highway car.but my answer to your guestion is NO
According to me, the Octavia 1.9 TDi is an overall superior car to the Baleno, and serves as a good upgrade too.

- The Octavia 1.9 TDi is super reliable. Simple honest mechanical engineering (minimal electronics)

- It's surprisingly quick. 0 - 100 in 13.xx seconds stock, and in 10.xx with a Petes box. In stock trim, the mid-range will blow the Baleno away, and with the Petes box, overall performance (including 0 - 100) will either be on par with the Baleno, or better.

- Excellent ride quality, handling and dynamics. It's way superior to the Baleno here.

- FE : No competition. Plus, it sips the cheaper fuel.

Sure, the spares will be more expensive, but the Balenos aren't cheap either. Yet again, overall, the Octavia 1.9 TDi is an excellent upgrade to a Baleno owner.
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To me, the natural upgrade from a Baleno would be either the Cedia or the Civic. I'm not comparing power only but from an overall daily driving perspective.
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- The Octavia 1.9 TDi is super reliable. Simple honest mechanical engineering (minimal electronics)
But this simple honest car costs a bomb to maintain compared to Elantra. A clutch and flywheel job which costs 15k for Elantra will cost upwards of 60k for Octavia.
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