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Old 1st January 2006, 19:31   #1
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Default Break in period? - Just bought elantra GLS

Hey guys, Im new to the forum. I have a question . Is it necessary for me to wait for 2000kms to drive at 100+ speeds or above 4000rpm. The dealer told me that i dont need to as the new tech used nowadays doesnt require one to wait to complete 2000kms. What else do I need to do for the first few mths.
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Old 1st January 2006, 20:10   #2
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hey congrats on your new ride ... is it the CRDI ? or the petrol ?

yes ..altough it is said that cars nowadays are well run in /tested before they arrive at the showrooms a lot of us still feel it is good to take it easy for the first 1000kms.. basically dont drive her hard...

and if what the dealers say is true why do they always mention - "Saar average after first service will go up to waan - twoo kilometars "... whats the reason behind that ?
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hey congrats on your new ride ... is it the CRDI ? or the petrol ?
GLS is the top end petrol variant(with alloys) and leather as optional.
GT is the base petrol model.
The diesel is simply called as Elantra CRDI.
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Don't listen to the dealer. Please run in your car using only the rpm meter, and keep it below 3000rpm. While the engine may be bench tested, and cold run before sale, the gearbox is not. The suspension and brakes also need time to bed in. And no-load testing is not the same as running the car in real-world conditions.
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True. Even supercars need to be run-in!
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Thanks for the quick reply !! This is a gr8 site. I was initially suprised by the amount of site activity and no. of members but its gr8 to have such an active "indian" forum. btw its gls without leather , the leather wasnt impressive so i'm planning to get it done from the market. I couldn't find the price of leather upholstery(Stanley) on the forum , so does neone know its approx costs
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wait for atleast 1500kms for the car to run in properly then have your share of fun with the car.
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Congrats on gettin ur new car. Elantra is a very good package, its got ABS,TC and stuff. Very good VFM. Enjoy ur car, don't push it too hard in the initial stage itself.
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Congrats on getting on a new ride. And a very warm welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay.
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I couldn't find the price of leather upholstery(Stanley) on the forum , so does neone know its approx costs
I guess Stanley will cost u somewhere close to 15-20k.
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Congrats on getting on a new ride...
Enjoy...
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Hey congrats on getting a new ride. Do run her in irrespective of what the dealer says. You will be happier over the longer period that way.
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Well, for most new cars, dealers say that the car need not be run in but the owner manual always asks the owner to run in the car for the first 1000-2000km, be it an 800 or a Mercedes Benz.
Also congrats on your buy, how much discount did you manage and do let me know the price of the stanley seat covers if possible.
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Hey hey hey!!
Great to see another Elantra owner. Do you have the petrol or crdi ? Stanley is a brilliant choice for getting seats done in leather. Around 18k including the door panels would be the cheapest possible car leather available from there. There are other options but none has the finish tht stanley can manage. Saw pictures of a rolls done up in delhi by stanley. SHEER BRILLIANCE !!!
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Dude congrats on your car.. and the stanleys should cost you around 15k to 35k depends on the type of leather.. not sure of the price for elantra.. For the leather seats go to pfm car accessories on double road. and meet the guy Deepak. He isthe main dealer for Stanleys in B'lore.. Take care. Have fun
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