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Old 17th September 2008, 17:31   #1
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Default A New Accent Comes Home

We had less than a week to buy another car as the Santro which we owned previously was sold and I had requested the new owner to give me a week's time to decide and buy another car.

We had more or less narrowed our decision to purchase an Accent as my wife who is the end user liked it a lot as compared to other cars we had seen. I had spoken with both Advaith Hyundai and Trident Hyundai, but at Trident Hyundai we were offered a better deal and we were more comfortable dealing with them as we had purchased our Santro also from them.

The price quoted was 5.87 lakhs on road for the GLE version, so after the loyalty bonus and corporate discount (not offered by Advaith) the price came down to 5.72 Lakhs on road.
The freebies offered were:
Panasonic Mp3 player with 4 speakers
Hyundai Autocops remote central locking
Sunfilm
All mats and mudflaps

I paid a booking amount of 2.5 lakhs and was promised delivery of a black car after 2 days.
The very next day I get a call from the sales exec in the evening telling me the car is ready and will be delivered as promised first thing in the morning.

On saturday 13th Sep 2008, I took a Meru cab picked my wife up from my inlaws place and reached Trident at about 11 am. We paid up the balance amount and in the meantime I kept getting calls from Advaith Hyundai asking me to reconsider and that they too were willing to offer me the same deal which they had initially refused.
Then we were asked to step out and check out the car.

The First Look
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The Second Look
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Meri Nayi Gaddi
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It is always a nice feeling when you look at the car you are buying for the first time, it was no different this time too. The features of the car were explained and the keys were ceremoniously handed over, one girl from Customer care came out with a tray containing puja items and a cursory puja was performed. Right then my good friend and fellow Tbhp
member Nevertouchme reached the showroom as I had invited him to spend the day with us.

Took the car for an initial drive along with the sales executive, then dropped her back and then headed out to Whitefield as I had some business to attend to. By the time I was done with work and a late lunch it was already 5 pm and we were supposed to reach home to pick my mom and go to Ragigudda Temple in Jayanagar for puja.
The puja for all our vehicles over the past 15 years has been performed at this temple only.The puja for the car is performed only after the main temple closes by 8.30 or 9 pm as the priests need to come down from the hillock to perform vehicle pujas. They perform puja with lot of devotion for over 20 minutes irrespective of the number of vehicles present.
Jaiganesh (Nevertouchme)took some snaps during the puja.

All Decked up for Puja
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The Ragigudda Temple
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May God Help Us Drive Safe
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The Final Aarti
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Post Puja, it was 'pet' puja time, we decided to check out food street near Sajjan rao circle. It is an amazing place with lip smacking delicacies, and is open till 11.30 pm on weekends.
Had some nice food and the dropped Nevertouchme at his PG in BTM layout and headed home.
First day, the kilometres covered was around 125 kms.
And the very next day we had the Photo meet at Hesarghatta, where the new addition was photographed extensively.
Will post on performance as time progresses.

Regards,
Hari.

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Congrats LSW, so you've brought her homecheers:. Don't you just love that new car smell!

Wish you & your family many miles with smiles of Happy Motoring!
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Congrats on the new baby, LukeSkyWalker!

Wishing you and your wife many miles of happy and safe motoring!
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Congrats Luke,

BTW: Its "Meri Nayi Gaddi"
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! and that was quick....

Btw: You forgot to mention about the OEM Car Cover that was offered to you as a Freebie. Congrats again and Drive safe.

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Looks stunning in black. Congrats.
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Quote:
BTW: Its "Meri Nayi Gaddi"
Had initially typed it right and then thought it was wrong, well anyway thanks for the correction
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congrats buddy on the new car,accent is a very nice car to drive,i have one in my house since 2002 and till date no problems or major wear and tear at all drive safe cheers
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Congrats, Hari. You should have posted some pics we had taken on sunday during our meet. Anyways, its not late. Do post some of them here. I feel it would be appropriate. ;-)
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Congrats LSW!! She looks like a beauty in black. That is the best color for the accent i guess.

So post an Initial experience report. Have a great time with the new baby!
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Hari, congrats buddy. So you bringing this one to the meet on 20th and also to Yercaud?

Would like to drive it and also feel the smell of a new car. It's been a long time..
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@ Suman,Happywheels,eddy,Nevertouchme,esteemlover,ra mie2400,snaronikar, Khansultan.

Thanks a lot guys. Now I'm spoilt for choices on long drives between the Optra and the Accent. The optra is a comfy car to drive, but Accent is a fun car to drive.

Shahnawaz, you can drive it any day friend, will try to bring it on meets if wife spares it.
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Congratulations!! have fun with your new car
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Hari, congrats for the new car !! nice puja pics as well.

So you spent late saturday on car purchse, office and puja and again Sunday late night with us. looks like your weekends was more hectic than weekdays.

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Hari, congrats to you and your wife on the new member to your family.
Here is a souvenieur from my side, a pic which i had clicked of your car at the meet.

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