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Old 21st June 2008, 23:58   #1
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Hi Bhpians,

First off, Team-Bhp has enhanced my views & learnings of automobiles. so thanks a million.

After getting a job, was planning for vehicle upgrade (was driving a bajaj caliber). Planned for an Enfield (reasons best known to myself)

At the exact moment, met Torque Guru through a Mutual Acquaintance.
And he took me for a spin on his red babe and as they say, i understood power (self realization time)

Well, immediately shifted my decision to buying a car and so shifted my budget from Rs 80,000 to Rs. 5 Lakh overnight (go figure)

Then started hearing about this car from the Hyundai Stable which was delivering awesome power but was not well known.

Researched around and found the Getz.

Just fell in love with the look of the car in comparison with the other hatchbacks (IMHO)

So went ahead and booked myself a Hyundai Getz CRDI GVS (Midnight Grey) on 24th April,08. Was told the car would be delivered only by August.
But got a surprise call from dealer (Advaith, Residency Road, Bangalore) that my car had arrived (May 20th).
So basically got my finances together and took the delivery on June 14th.

Experience

I know that a Car is bought after much thinking in terms of VFM, Mileage etc etc but i just had one thing in my mind " FUN " and oh yeah budget heh heh.

The Car is a rocket. Period.

Put the Monster in first gear and the tachy needle just jumps and the speed hits 20 Kms/Hr
then (the fun part) you shift to second gear, watch the tach needle moving from 2,000 to 2,500 to 3,000 then you start hearing a hissss sound and the turbo kicks in. I was literally pushed back into my seat. Hit fourth gear and was at 160/Km in no time.

Had to take toruqeguru out for a spin. We hit the Bellary Road at 2 AM.
And the face of a guy with a 2 L, 115 Bhp with free flow etc etc when the turbo kicked in kind of made me understood what a Getz CRDI was. Torquey looked like a kid who got a gift for his b'day.

Also, did nandi hills today with all its twists and turns and for me, it handled like a dream.

yes, i know no ABS, drab interiors, rear defogger, high price etc etc is a dampener but seriously this car is FUN, raw pure FUN, and i for a fact never put a price for FUN.

Modifications till Date

Footwear

Profile - 205/50 R 15 (Nankang NS-2) No issues at all. Slight Stiffness
Alloys - P&W (5 Spoke)
Super Tyre Tech, JqC Road

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Fog Lights
Art leather interior

Again, a million thanks to TG, Djay bhai, Undead, Anju and fellow bhpians for your support

Peace
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Old 22nd June 2008, 08:05   #2
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Hi Guys,

The Photos are attached.
Photography - T.G. (A million thanks)
Location - Near Nandi Hills, Bangalore

Car really needs a spoiler and fog lights
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Old 22nd June 2008, 08:11   #3
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Congrats lionheart. Go easy on her during the first 1000 kms. The car handled like a dream for you because you upsized the tires. I am still under stock tires and on fast corners i get the screech sound from the tires.
I have booked for G-Sport art leather costing Rs.6000. What are you planning for ?

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WOW! Shifting budget from 80,000INR to 500,000INR , cool mate!

Drive her safe
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[quote=undead;875423]Congrats lionheart. Go easy on her during the first 1000 kms.
Got it, Sir. problem is the temptation is too too much, man.
For Ex. There were 2 Maruti Diesel Guys cutting lanes with poor me. What do you think i should have done?? needless to say, floored it

I have booked for G-Sport art leather costing Rs.6000. What are you planning for ?
G-sport for me too. But costs 8000 here in bangalore buddy
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Very well written mate !!

Yes, I know about the hissing sound and the turbo kicking in - Addictive na ?

This engine is fantastic. I just got me a Verna BTW !!

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Aha,lot of GetZ Crdi in our Forum now-a-days.
Hyundai India must give a warm Cheers/appreciation to our entire Team-Bhp guys promote the car well.
In chennai,A huge No:of people even don't know GetZ has Diesel engine variant.
I recommended two of my colleagues and due to the money constarints they have bought MidNight Grey GVS 1.1 optional instead of Crdi.
Whenever i see,they thank me for taking them a decision on buying a good car.
Now I am the Automobile consultant in my office and planning to get some consultant fees too
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Another lucky guy! now its raining Getz CRDi at TBHP !

Congrats!
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Congrats lionheart133! Welcome to GetzD club.
Whats the count now? 5?
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Modifications till Date
Footwear
Profile - 205/50 R 15 (Nankang NS-2) No issues at all. Slight Stiffness
Alloys - P&W (5 Spoke)
Super Tyre Tech, JqC Road

Proposed
I.C.E
Spoiler
Fog Lights
Art leather interior
Car looks great with those alloys/tyres, money well spent there.

Fog lamps would be a good addon ahead.

ENJOY
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Ran in with Lionheart on the ring road today, boy oh boy, the bottom end power of this this car on a straight road is simply awesome, my cedia could barely keep up. Awesome buy my friend!
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after a long time i liked the rim design. how much are those rims anyways ?
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Old 22nd June 2008, 17:33   #13
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vkochar, you are to the point, the hiss is addictive

thanks vabs78, i think me,you,anju,undead & djay99 is all i could think up for getz crdi owners.

liberal, the fog lamps will clinch the look (debating on dealer fitted or aftermarket)

TG dawg, it was amazing our "test drive", knees still shaking

jesal, i was sceptical on those alloys but went for it and dont regret it anymore. alloys - 21,000 (set of 5)
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Congrats on the new car. The pics are awesome. So are the alloys. Do keep in mind he run in period and drive safe.
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The first Pic is too good. Sell it to Hyundai
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