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Old 13th November 2016, 19:42   #106
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Strange what people do and why? Thanks to your patience and love for the frog you could fix.
Last month, some one removed few letters from the label - One letter from Hyundai and two from Tucson :(
I don't know if I can source somewhere. I searched online and no luck. Any leads?
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Quandary, quandary, quandary.
I had more or less made up my mind to sell the Tucson and the fiesta.
The fiesta is not getting much running, and I cannot stand letting her go to the ground. However, my wife has started driving it, and the ford is a finicky beast. I know how to handle her, but as soon as the driving style changes, she throws a fit. Since its a school pick and drop, I dont want my wife to get stuck somewhere with an angry car and a slowly-getting-pissed 3 year old. There is an i10 grand thing that she will be using in some days. Thats another story.

I was looking for a 2011-13 storme and found some for about 6-8 lacs.
The plan is to sell both, and get the storme.
Madness begins. In my weekend trip to lansdowne, I found myself smiling on many an occasion, it was just a such a gentle, brutish drive!
Should I sell of the fiesta, get maybe 1-1.5 lacs for it and inject that into the Tucson?
Remember, the tooky is delhi registered in 2005. Is it worth it?
She drives beautifully, and all niggles are minor. But the waiting period for parts is a bit too much now. A standard wait for parts starts from a week to month. So I think the Safari will be easier to maintain around the country. Space wise, the Tucson has more as far as seating goes.
Exclusivity, nothing like it(unfortunate at times)
What to do??????

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Strange what people do and why? Thanks to your patience and love for the frog you could fix.
Last month, some one removed few letters from the label - One letter from Hyundai and two from Tucson :(
I don't know if I can source somewhere. I searched online and no luck. Any leads?
Let me ask my mech if he can source it. I would suggest OE only. The aftermarket things become black in absolutely no time.
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Exclusivity, nothing like it(unfortunate at times)
What to do??????
If you think sensibly, it might be the right time to move to a "mainstream" car. There are two uncertainties, one is it being 11+ year old and the second is the long wait for parts. Especially, if you have gone out for a long trip and you face a breakdown, you won't get the right parts at the right time. So, Storme makes a better sense.

Might I suggest another idea, especially for your Fiesta. How about selling this one and buying another pre-owned but relatively newer (lesser run) example of the same car. You can get one by investing hardly a lakh over the price for your Fiesta. You can look at the T-Jet too. In this way, you will be rotating your garage with newer but pre-owned cars every 3-4 years. And you are saved from the depreciation hit too.
PS: Your idea of a Storme is along the above lines.

PPS: A couple of days back, I appreciated the way you maintained these rare but wonderful cars and here I am supporting/suggesting the idea of replacing them.
Like it is rightly said, you have to move on.

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Especially, if you have gone out for a long trip and you face a breakdown, you won't get the right parts at the right time.
That is precisely what I worry.
The tooky has been fantastically reliable, and I travel a lot. The one time it broke down, it was in delhi But what if?

As for the fiesta, I will not be replacing her, since the i10 is coming in as the second car, exclusively for the missus. Migrating the ecosystem between cars takes a long time. Sunglasses, bottles, ipods, pendrives, etc etc. This is why she remains parked for a week, and then gets to run for about 2 days, before the tooky gets taken out again.
I have fixed both cars up as much as they can be, but I do think its time to explore. One of the points of a used car garage is that you can sell off without worryng too much about dep etc.
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One of the biggest issues with buying a used car is most of the parts which have a fixed life give up after having lived a fruitful youth somewhere else. This winter, it was the cooling coil that went. Cheap though. 6k.
This summer, at a Tucson near you, HELL FREEZES OVER!!!
Kid you not, I haven't even felt the heat. Are the summers here yet???

Anyway, got a service done as well, and it seems that the brake pads will need to be replaced at the next one. Meantime, the Tooky rolls on. Took a trip to Chail, all in a flat 900 kms. Figures are 1000 kms for 87 liters of diesel, for a bronze medal at 11.5 kmpl. I dont care, though!
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Withgreat trepidation, I took her to Spiti. Every day was a new challenge, what with the fog,no roads, and the nullahs which flowed with renewed zest owing to the rains. All I can say is that the old girl performed flawlessly, apart from one puncture. It just blew my mind, especially when she floated over inclines that were essentially waterfalls!! Hat, it is doffed.
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The thread for the Spiti trip is here. (A 2005 Hyundai Tucson takes two blokes on an adventure : Delhi to Spiti!)
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