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Old 31st May 2011, 14:37   #106
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Also one thing people have not yet noticed or posted, or I've not pointed out. there's no way one could check if verna shown in pic is a Petrol or a diesel version.
Am I missing anything which can let you know which one is petrol and which one is Diesel.
I've noticed lettering on the side of the vehicle that says VTVT or CRDI depending on the variant
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I've noticed lettering on the side of the vehicle that says VTVT or CRDI depending on the variant
That was in case till verna transform, not now i think.
All the pics I've come across till now doesn't helps.

let see if its a new concept done on ANHV.
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Old 31st May 2011, 20:29   #108
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That was in case till verna transform, not now i think.
All the pics I've come across till now doesn't helps.

let see if its a new concept done on ANHV.
It does say CRDi on the sides, just below the wheel arches by the side of front wheels. There is nothing that gives it away at the rear.

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2600 km in 2 weeks is hell of a running. Good to see the car is growing on you as you eat away the miles. The equipment list on the ANHV is truly amazing.

You mention the ride quality with 5 adults wasn't great. Could that be due to the low profile tyres (195/55)? I also heard someone mention that the tyres seem to almost scrape the wheel arches with the car fully loaded (something I have seen in the Civic). Is that true?
It was the first service day today, with over 2700 clicks on the clock. I was told that the tyres were over-inflated to 35, when they were supposed to be at ~31. I could honestly feel some difference after the service, atleast in the ride department. Other than that, it was a routine service, not costing me anything obviously.

Also, as a nice gesture, I was given fabric matting set for free today, as it arrived at the dealership very recently. They are grey in color, and have a nice feel to them.

Another noteworthy fact is that the reverse camera works like a charm in pitch dark. It is nothing like those after-market fitments. Also, the glovebox vent was able to keep my can of coke chilled even in 40 deg C, for a good 4 hours. Good for us tropical climate people!

-I am unable to upload to DSLR pics, and need to downsize them. 'Preview' on my Mac is acting up. Hopefully tomorrow!
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Old 31st May 2011, 21:15   #109
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Congratulations on your verna. I read that you had completed the first service, can you let us know the service intervals of the diesel verna? And also information on the kind of engine oil used - Mineral/Synthetic?
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mathranik, first, congratulations on your new ANHV!!

I also got the delivery of my Purple Fantasia Hyundai Fluidic Verna 1.6 CRDi Sx last Friday (27th May).. It's been a great ride since (although I've only done about 500 Kms yet)..

Actually I also own a 2009 Hyundai Verna 1.6 CRDi Sx (not the transform one) which I bought almost an year back. I am very very satisfied with the drive quality, suspension, etc of the old Verna which is why I bought another one..

I have a question for you since you've done so many kms already, have you heard a loud thud kind of a noise from the front suspension of your ANHV when you cross low speed breakers at speeds in excess of 50 Kmph?? I've never heard any such sound from my old verna and it cruises past small bumps easily, but my new Verna is behaving in a strange way which has got me worried a little. I wanted to check with you before taking it to the workshop on the weekend.

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mathranik, first, congratulations on your new ANHV!!

I also got the delivery of my Purple Fantasia Hyundai Fluidic Verna 1.6 CRDi Sx last Friday (27th May).. It's been a great ride since (although I've only done about 500 Kms yet)..

Actually I also own a 2009 Hyundai Verna 1.6 CRDi Sx (not the transform one) which I bought almost an year back. I am very very satisfied with the drive quality, suspension, etc of the old Verna which is why I bought another one..

I have a question for you since you've done so many kms already, have you heard a loud thud kind of a noise from the front suspension of your ANHV when you cross low speed breakers at speeds in excess of 50 Kmph?? I've never heard any such sound from my old verna and it cruises past small bumps easily, but my new Verna is behaving in a strange way which has got me worried a little. I wanted to check with you before taking it to the workshop on the weekend.

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Congratulations on your new drive. Enjoy!

Well, since I have done over 3200kms now, I can tell you that there is no thud noise over the behavior you mentioned. My only trouble with the car has been that, with five people on-board, if you are driving at around 120 kmph, even with slight undulations on the highway, the rear passengers experience a 'bounce'. I was told at the first service that the tyres were overinflated to 35, when they were supposed to be 32. Yes, the behavior has improved hence, but yet the high speed right quality with 5 on-board is not to my satisfaction. With two to three people in the car, I find no problems with it.

Please comment on this with your experience. But, as far as 50 kmph behavior is concerned, there is absolutely no thud sound or any such thing.
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Congratulations on your new drive. Enjoy!

Well, since I have done over 3200kms now, I can tell you that there is no thud noise over the behavior you mentioned. My only trouble with the car has been that, with five people on-board, if you are driving at around 120 kmph, even with slight undulations on the highway, the rear passengers experience a 'bounce'. I was told at the first service that the tyres were overinflated to 35, when they were supposed to be 32. Yes, the behavior has improved hence, but yet the high speed right quality with 5 on-board is not to my satisfaction. With two to three people in the car, I find no problems with it.

Please comment on this with your experience. But, as far as 50 kmph behavior is concerned, there is absolutely no thud sound or any such thing.
[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']Well in that case, I'll go to the workshop and get it checked.. Will post with whatever they tell me.. Thanks for your reply![/FONT]
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Just came back from a 2000 km trip from Surat to Pench (Tiger reserve in MP) and back in my ANHV. Travelogue coming up shortly

For the stats : I have completed 6000 kms in my ANHV now, and have had nary a niggle with it whatsoever.

Fuel efficiency, with over 80% on the highway, has been an average of 18.7 kmpl. The roads in this trip were nothing to write home about, and being two lane all the way, it required a lot of gear change for overtaking. Hence I am very happy with the F/E.

The boot space, even with a bass tube, is pretty accommodating. Rear seats were decently comfortable for the trip. We were just three of us though.

The looks still manage to attract eye-balls. Road grip is good, even on bumpy roads, with three on-board. Air-conditioning, as I have said a few times, is the best in the class! Night visibility, with rains, was good. I might upgrade to HID later though.

Ground clearance was adequate, even through rough patches and unpaved roads in Pench area. It never bottomed out even once.
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Just came back from a 2000 km trip from Surat to Pench (Tiger reserve in MP) and back in my ANHV. Travelogue coming up shortly
Congratulations on completing the long trip successfully without any issues, looking forward eagerly to the travelogue, please post the link here.

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Fuel efficiency, with over 80% on the highway, has been an average of 18.7 kmpl. The roads in this trip were nothing to write home about, and being two lane all the way, it required a lot of gear change for overtaking. Hence I am very happy with the F/E.
Good FE even on not so good roads. "Lot of gear changing for overtaking", were you not in the turbo band? My understanding was that if you are in the turbo zone (>2000rpm), just a little pressure on the accelerator & the car should zoom past the vehicle ahead of you, is that not the case?

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Ground clearance was adequate, even through rough patches and unpaved roads in Pench area. It never bottomed out even once.
That is very heartening to hear. But do you think it would have behaved in the same way had there been three people in the rear seat with the boot fully loaded?
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Congratulations on completing the long trip successfully without any issues, looking forward eagerly to the travelogue, please post the link here.



Good FE even on not so good roads. "Lot of gear changing for overtaking", were you not in the turbo band? My understanding was that if you are in the turbo zone (>2000rpm), just a little pressure on the accelerator & the car should zoom past the vehicle ahead of you, is that not the case?



That is very heartening to hear. But do you think it would have behaved in the same way had there been three people in the rear seat with the boot fully loaded?
The route I took had narrow two-laned design, and with as many two-wheelers as you would find in city! Even though I was in the sweet spot most of the time, because of erratic two-wheel riders I had to pull back from overtaking half way through.

As far as three people on the rear seat are concerned, I guess the behavior would have been very different. Not exactly bottoming out, but the ride surely would have been bouncier.
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I came across one on the road the other day. Same as yours white. Gorgeous in that colour. Good pick and thanks for posting.
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Hey Mathranik, what is the service period of the ANHV...5k-6months OR 10k-12months?
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I have a 2008 CRDi 5-speed Verna. I am trying to compare the 6 speed gearbox of the new Fluidic model with the earlier one.

At 100 kmph what are the shown rpms on
5th Gear
6th Gear

Would like to know how much overdrive is incorporated by those 2 gears.
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Congratulations on your new buy. Even I am looking for a new Diesel car, but this (and Fiesta) was never in my list. Mine was Linea & Optra till now, but your opinions had added this as well, need to have a look and TD.
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Wow Nice ownership report all the way.
Great you are enjoying the car and stealing all the glamor ANHV has to offer by owning the first car in the forum.

So i see its been an enjoyable experience for you except for the JUMPY ride with more passengers.

My only concern was that.
Its been a tough 1 month for me to choose between ANHV and VENTO.
One of the reasons i didnt opt for a SUV was because of the jumpy highway rides though i like more to own them.
My final verdict : Its a 12lakh for a 2 seater coupe may be with kids at the back.
Now iam thrown back to square one.
Waiting period, incomplete car/features... When will we get that perfect car under that perfect manufacturer ?


You are of gr8 help. thanks on that.
Keep your experience with the car coming.

PS: Any idea what happened to the initial test ride report by the MODS ? Have been searching for it for couple of weeks now.
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