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Old 21st May 2011, 10:48   #76
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- I was able to attain a speed of 170 kmph, before I slowed down.
Hi mathranik.

As I can see you are enjoying your new car and she is too serving you well. But the above mentioned speed is a bit too much for a new car. It will cause damage to engine resulting in lower mileage and problems in future. I am not scaring you but just as Ricky said such speeds are not recommended at all for such a new engine. Though short bursts of high speeds are recommended but not by that margin. I have covered 4400 KM in my ANHC and max I have done is 150 KMPH and that too after reaching 3000 KM.

Anyhow I will advise you to hold on a little before the car beds in well and wait for at least second service before trying out such speeds again.

Regarding the handling as I can see you are comfortable till 140 and that is a good thing as NDTV people reported handling issues just after 100 KMPH. How is the cornering and what mileage figures are you getting as of today's date?

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There is a good potential of accelerating in the 6th gear too, and it pulls almost seamlessly.

- I was able to attain a speed of 170 kmph, before I slowed down.
Congratulations.

It can go further, but the steering doesn't inspire much confidence.

Hyundai Crdi engines are already run in from factory, so doing 170kph in 5th gear is not a problem for this engine, but don't start redlining in lower gears until 5k kms.
Also, don't over rev while doing a short trip (2~10kms).
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Congrats. Hyundai has upped the bar with this car. How is the suspension - is it as soft as initial impressions mentioned ?
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Old 21st May 2011, 21:55   #79
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Congrats. Hyundai has upped the bar with this car. How is the suspension - is it as soft as initial impressions mentioned ?
It is, and as you go over 120 kph, you tend to realize it even more. Very soft sprung.

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Congratulations.

It can go further, but the steering doesn't inspire much confidence.

Hyundai Crdi engines are already run in from factory, so doing 170kph in 5th gear is not a problem for this engine, but don't start redlining in lower gears until 5k kms.
Also, don't over rev while doing a short trip (2~10kms).
Well, thanks for the information. I didn't know about the pre-run-in bit. I have never redlined the car in any gear, and I appreciate your advice.

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Hi mathranik.

As I can see you are enjoying your new car and she is too serving you well. But the above mentioned speed is a bit too much for a new car. It will cause damage to engine resulting in lower mileage and problems in future. I am not scaring you but just as Ricky said such speeds are not recommended at all for such a new engine. Though short bursts of high speeds are recommended but not by that margin. I have covered 4400 KM in my ANHC and max I have done is 150 KMPH and that too after reaching 3000 KM.

Anyhow I will advise you to hold on a little before the car beds in well and wait for at least second service before trying out such speeds again.

Regarding the handling as I can see you are comfortable till 140 and that is a good thing as NDTV people reported handling issues just after 100 KMPH. How is the cornering and what mileage figures are you getting as of today's date?
I appreciate your concern. Guess it was just a spur of the moment thing to take it to 160+ speed. As far as handling is concerned, it was extremely well planted till 120-125, beyond which it isn't very sure-footed.

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Errr well you sure are on a roll man, nice to know the car is proving itself worthy of the price tag. One un-called for advice though. The car though capable, should not see such speeds till around the first service or atleast 3-4k kms.

The engine parts have not bedded in yet. It may lead to premature engine wear. Just my opinion.



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Thanks for the advice man. I would pay attention, definitely. It is just too tempting to keep speed in check, with the smoothly flowing engine. The acceleration is very addicting, and the car picks up from 120 to 150 in no time!

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Congratulations on your new purchase!!

Could we have some snaps of the boot and the actual boot capacity? Also what is the service interval specified in the manual? Also what is the major difference between the SX and SX(O) version?
I will put up some tomorrow, hopefully.

SX(O) has all the features of SX + leather upholstery, 6 airbags (instead of 2), chrome gear knob surround and outside door handles, push-button start and passive keyless entry. Let me confirm the service intervals tomorrow, too.
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Too late to congratulate, still couldn't resist barging into your thread.
Verna indeed looks street smart in that white habiliment. 170kmph is really some serious speed. How did you manage that with the extra servoed power steering?
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I think what the car needs is better & upsized footwear. That should definately improve the braking & high speed behaviour. Not that one drives at speeds above 120 on a daily basis, but it certainly happens once in a while. When that does happen - it is sure better to be equipped to handle the speed / power. Koni's maybe ?




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I think what the car needs is better & upsized footwear. That should definately improve the braking & high speed behaviour. Not that one drives at speeds above 120 on a daily basis, but it certainly happens once in a while. When that does happen - it is sure better to be equipped to handle the speed / power. Koni's maybe ?

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I have no complains, as such, with the braking. But foe handling, I can surely take suggestions for the footwear upgrade! Please advice.
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What is the stock tyre size the car is running ? Upgrade can be recommended only then...or why not just go to www.1010tires.com & check out the tyre upsize calculator. Just make sure the OD of the stock tyre is the same or nearly the same as the upgrade. Rim width is also to be considered.


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Quite late into the thread, But a congratulations is in order. She looks elegant in white. Wishing you a many happy miles in it
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@Mathranik: congratulations on your new ride!
I booked my own Diesal 1.6 sx fluidic on Saturday, and got to wait for two months to drive the bugger home.
Vento: I didn’t like the harshness of the Vento neither was the feature list as flattering as verna.
Magnum: had a obsolete feel, and was apprehensive about the future and availability of parts, otherwise what a ride !
The rest: Lenia, Manza, SX4 lost it out because of the size of the engine

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Congratulations for the car!

It is truly value for money & both Honda & VW would already be feeling the heat by now. And Ford would be scratching their head thinking about at what price to launch the Fiesta. But whatever happens, in the end it would be the customers who would benefit

Just one question for everyone here. (Sorry guys if am going off topic) -
Was just wondering after reading the Renault Fluence review, with this start/stop button & key-less entry feature trickling down to the hatchbacks & affordable sedans (<12 lacs) from their more expensive siblings, how would one unlock or start the car if the battery of the car goes dead?

Although, logically it should but not too sure if the Start/Stop feature requires battery power or not (pl correct me if am wrong). Renault Fluence has given the feature to open the car with a key but not starting it. Is there any standby feature like this in the ANHV, Cruze, Micra & now the upcoming Altis?

So can anyone educate me as to what would happen or should do in case one faces the above mentioned problem?
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@Mathranik: congratulations on your new ride!
I booked my own Diesal 1.6 sx fluidic on Saturday, and got to wait for two months to drive the bugger home. [/FONT]
Congratulations to you too! I know about the wait time - it's 3 months in Surat.

Why didn't you go for the Optional variant? And what color did you pick?
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I have no complains, as such, with the braking. But foe handling, I can surely take suggestions for the footwear upgrade! Please advice.
Stock size is 195/55 R16. I think you can safely upgrade to 205/55 R16, and this would give you slightly higher GC as well. There are plenty of tyre choices in that range. You could look at Michelin Primacy LC or Yokohoma C drive, they are comfort tyres which offer decent grip too.
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COngrats on being the first ANHV owner on this forum and nice to see you enjoying it. Wish u many more happy miles in the future.
Hyundai has definitely raised the bar in the segment with this launch!

I see many advice about not going fast in the running-in period.
I have a contrarian view to this.
I have never run-in my cars in the traditional way and they have been performing extremely well over the years.
What we should not do in the initial period - is to keep the revs high for a sustained period of time. IMO, it is better to rev the engine all throughout the rpm range than driving it below 2000 rpm all the time.
Yes, I avoid hitting the redline in the initial period. But hitting 75% of the redline in the 3rd and higher gears (50% for the first 2 gears) is absolutely fine for a brief period of time and better for the engine.
So, don't worry if you have driven the car at higher speeds for some time, it will be just fine!
My 2 cents!
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Congratulations to you too! I know about the wait time - it's 3 months in Surat.

Why didn't you go for the Optional variant? And what color did you pick?
@Mathranik: i picked that purple fantasia color, you got u loath it or love it

Paying a lac more for leather seats and button starter didn't make much economic sense, however the extra air bags would have been nice, but not at that price!
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