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Old 15th April 2008, 16:29   #1
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Default Hyundai Tucson - I wish I could afford it!

A truly lovely vehicle according to me.

Everything about this vehicle appeals to a young SUV user.

Ideal size.Great performance. Lovely engine. Nice looks. Great Tyres and all wheel Drive.- What fun! Behaves reasonably well in slushy bits though I ve not tried it in deep slush. Rough roads are handled with relative ease and no loss of composure.

First gear - great pickup. Second, good power band feel. Cruise thereon!

Super smooth gear shift. Lovely Power steering. very light and easy.

Lots of nice toys in the interior of this car

Plus it makes one feel that it is very nice, compact and yet safe and solid.

But I would really like to know why should an Indian customer pay almost THREE TIMES what an International customer pays, to own this vehicle?

Hyundai Motors should start manufacturing this vehicle in India itself as a SKD if not a CKD to bring the prices down a bit. Then people who enjoy such vehicles will be able to afford to buy it and enjoy it for what it is.
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hmmm i think it may be phased out at any time....
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ie. if it has not already been phased out.
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I have always insisted that the Tucson is a pretty darn competitive soft-roader. Cracker of an engine, decent interiors, balanced ride & handling and Hyundai's after-sales. Did I mention its diesel too?

Hyundai, unfortunately, and as always, got optimistic with the pricing (as in the Sonata). Buttttttttttttttttttttt I do have a feeling.....even if it was priced a little better, Hyundai would have a tough time selling it.
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However, it is very plain, a top end Swift has better features than Tucson.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...tml#post655323 (Hyundai Tucson Vs Ford Endeavour Vs Tata Safari 2.2 a performance comparo)
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Why this thread now....after so many years since Tucson was launched...

Would be interesting to know the trigger - test ride?

And what has been bothering me recently is - TBHP has a lot of feedback contradictory to AutoCarIndia...e.g. ACI in their Tucson review said that the gear shift is sloppy!

What's happening at ACI? Change of management? But then Tucson review is quite old....may be the gear box has improved !!!

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Was suprised that Tucson came out from nowhere! If only Hyundai had priced it properly and give it some goodies .
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i just became a member on TBHP and I personally liked the Tucson very much and wanted to share that feeling with others.
However I do agree it is too expensive and not worth buying at that price!

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Poor Hyundai. Am a fan of the new Sonata. Have a soft corner for them as they are taking on Honda big time in the US atleast. Heh heh. But what are they trying to do in India? They are fouling up every opportunity with their ridiculous pricing.
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Was and am a big fan of the Tucson as yet, even today. Killer looks, nice engine and compact for in-city use. Maybe the fact that i hate the new Cr-V helps here.
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Maybe the fact that i hate the new Cr-V helps here.
You said it....
Took words out of my mouth.:-)
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i hate the CR V - a pretentious, un-necessarily ostentatious vehicle, usually used by chauffeur driven corporate honchos sitting in the back fiddling with their blackberrys and reading the eco-times - bah!

also, just show the CR V a casserole of rocks and stones, with a light garnishing of slush and possibly the occasional boulder, and I will lay anyone a 100 to 1 bet that it will simply cower down, curl up and die of extreme terror!
horrible things - soft roaders.

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i hate the CR V - a pretentious, un-necessarily ostentatious vehicle, usually used by chauffeur driven corporate honchos sitting in the back fiddling with their blackberrys and reading the eco-times - bah!

also, just show the CR V a casserole of rocks and stones, with a light garnishing of slush and possibly the occasional boulder, and I will lay anyone a 100 to 1 bet that it will simply cower down, curl up and die of extreme terror!
horrible things - soft roaders.


But isnt the Tuscon a soft roader too?
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i hate the CR V - a pretentious, un-necessarily ostentatious vehicle, usually used by chauffeur driven corporate honchos sitting in the back fiddling with their blackberrys and reading the eco-times - bah!
Why blame a car for the nuts behind the wheel or in the rear seat ?

I hate the looks of the new CRV. Just love the looks of the older one - maybe boxy, but clean and nice.
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with all wheel drive and diesel driven so it is certainly better (IMO) than the CR V

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But isnt the Tuscon a soft roader too?
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