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Old 18th September 2017, 10:06   #346
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On Thursday, while returning from work, I was stuck in traffic (as always). A guy on Activa decided that the gap between my car and the one ahead was vast, and that he could easily maneuver through it. I noticed his intentions and was honking but he did not pay any heed. He moved and then realized, alas, his calculations were wrong. His Activa's kick got stuck in my front bumper and ripped it out. I basically lost my mind. Opened my window, took a snap of his number plate and asked him to park to the side. He obliged and I followed him.

The front bumper had peeled out and was hanging. He apologized and gave me his number. He mentioned he knew a local garage who could repair the car in half the cost of the Service Center. I said I would call him.

Drove straight to Advaith. The body shop fellow attended and gave me his honest advice - Sir, drive around this way, no need of repairing it, soon you will have new scratches. That's how it is in Bangalore.
When I insisted I wanted this to be fixed, he gave me two options:
1- New bumper at the cost of 11000/-.
2- Repaint all the scratches and put 2 screws as 'jugaad' repair. Since the brackets and clips were broken, the panel gap would be wide and unlike before. Cost 1500/-

Told him I'd come on Friday morning and that I choose option 2.

On Friday, drove to the Service Center and gave the car for repair. Also found that they had Verna's door sill plates (non-illuminated) version and asked the SA to put those as well. Also told the SA about doob-doob sound coming from the front suspension when going over uneven roads.

In the evening, got the call that the car was ready. Went around 6PM, checked the car as it was being cleaned. The paint job done was acceptable. The panel alignment job done was not. The SA mentioned that's the best they could do. I knew this had to be fixed at home now, so told him to prepare the bill. The suspension bushes were changed in the warranty as well. All done, paid 1469/- for the repair and 600/- odd for the sill plates and I was ready to head home.

Turned on the ignition and noticed, the right fog lamp was not functioning. Thinking that they had forgotten to connect some wires, called the SA. He took the car to the service bay and lifted it up for an inspection. I followed him. Five minutes later he says, Sir, bulb is broken. Shall I replace? I said Yes.
He went to the warehouse to check the availability. Comes back with the bulb. I ask him, how much is it. He said, 1274 plus taxes plus labor. I was Anyway, gave him the go ahead.
Half an hour later, the work is done. I drive back home, thinking how 2 inches of gap and 1 minute of patience could be so expensive. Sigh !

The next day, a healthy dose of super glue was enough to bring the panel gaps well within acceptable limits. Cost 5/-.

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On Thursday, while returning from work, I was stuck in traffic (as always). A guy on Activa decided that the gap between my car and the one ahead was vast, and that he could easily maneuver through it. I noticed his intentions and was honking but he did not pay any heed. He moved and then realized, alas, his calculations were wrong. His Activa's kick got stuck in my front bumper and ripped it out. I basically lost my mind. Opened my window, took a snap of his number plate and asked him to park to the side. He obliged and I followed him.
That's sad drive2eternity !

It's part of the game driving in a metropolis with multiples of two wheelers plying, they outnumber the four wheelers to 1:5 & you can't help it.

I have stopped counting the scratches anymore. Recently had a coconut tree branch fall on my car, a slight dent on the bonnet & on the top, just above the windscreen. I am yet to give it for repairs, although have spoken to the guys, they say they would do a good job.

My worry is; will the paint ( color) start appearing a shade different after a while as our's is a two year old vehicle ?

Here's to safe driving !
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Went to play cricket last weekend and reached a little early. Saw the greenery around and took the opportunity to do a photo-shoot of my Verna.
Attaching a picture (edited) of my beauty.
Just wish I had scrubbed the tires before clicking, would have enhanced the look further.

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Experts,
After the launch of verna 4S (almost 3 years ago) I heard that spare parts of Hyundai verna are very cheap ( not a bomb like).

I am not a verna owner but simply searching boodmo.com just for curiosity and came to know the below things.

1. OEM Clutch plate disc price is 2529 only and after market are BLUEPRINT=6653, ASHIKA=7668, LUK=15435 (https://boodmo.com/catalog/part-disc...413.1509882024).what is the mystery ?
2. Drive shaft LH parts no 49500-1R000 costs Rs.11798 but Drive shaft LH parts no 49501-1R000 costs Rs.37002. what is the reason behind this huge difference?
http://oriparts.com/8/200/1394/460971

While I searched for commonly wear/ damaged parts but there may be more examples of these types.
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So, my baby completes 3 blissful years on Dec 18. She’s all set for a Mumbai drive now. Still on stock clutch, stock timing belt, etc. Had a second tyre change at 106k kms (1st one at 52,000 kms). Service every 15,000 kms at my FNG. No rattles and squeaks from anywhere. Still running like the day I got her home.

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So, my baby completes 3 blissful years on Dec 18. She’s all set for a Mumbai drive now. Still on stock clutch, stock timing belt, etc. Had a second tyre change at 106k kms (1st one at 52,000 kms). Service every 15,000 kms at my FNG. No rattles and squeaks from anywhere. Still running like the day I got her home.
This is amazing considering that I have not seen a recent model completing such a huge running mileage on stock parts. Very confidence inspiring (since i own a 2014 model )

Why the 15k servicing cycle? I believe the norm was 10k or 1 year.
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This is amazing considering that I have not seen a recent model completing such a huge running mileage on stock parts. Very confidence inspiring (since i own a 2014 model ). Sorry for the late reply, just got back from a BLR-MUM-BLR drive.

Why the 15k servicing cycle? I believe the norm was 10k or 1 year.
10,000 kms is too short for my kind of running I feel. I sometimes do 10,000 kms in 3 months which I feel is too quick, also my car sees more highway running than city, hence I prefer to stick to 15k kms per service. Let me summarise my ownership (thanks to drive2eternity's template).

65% of my running is on highways, maybe thats why my stock parts are still in good condition.

Car : Hyundai Verna 1.6 CRDi SX Silky Silver (2014)
KMs done: 111850km in 1095 days (Average ~ 100 KMs daily) (100% with AC on)
KMs on Highway: approx 72,000 KMs (65%) - GQ runs, RJ, OD, GJ, MH, KA, AP, TS, KL, TN, MP, GA, HR, DL etc.
City mostly driven: Bengaluru
Major Incidents: None
Breakdowns / Technical Problem: None
Failed to start : Once (Battery had gone kaput at 66000kms)
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