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Old 7th October 2020, 23:45   #271
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You will need to give more details in order to anyone help you out with a fair price. The model year and KMs been driven so far. What is the condition of the car? Complete service history accessible? Is it under warranty and possibility of extension? Any accident or claims? Buying a pre owned need a lot more questions been answered. Elantra 2.0 MY does depreciate more than the diesel engine. However, a lot is desired from a petrol engine with less KMs been driven and is a recent make.

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Old 8th October 2020, 07:07   #272
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You will need to give more details...
Thanks VWAllstar, here are more details...

- It's a 2018 SX Petrol manual model.
- 21000 kms run on the odo, direct sale, so not anticipating any tampering here.
- 3rd free service due. The seller hasn't taken any extended warranty however in my last interaction he mentioned he can buy it before selling if that helps.
- comprehensive insurance taken. No rattle or any sign of unwanted noise, except a 'trrrr' coming from over from one of the ac vents... Need to be checked by Hyundai as that's one thing I've kept for the second visit.

I had taken it for a spin and found the car to be in overall good shape.
Now, for the things that I'm pondering over -

1. The rear bumper was replaced under comprehensive insurance as there was a big 'scratch' as per the owner. (Scratch leading to replacement??)
2. The front bumper is showing a tiny crack just near the area where it meets the headlamp.
3. The right side headlamp (where the crack is) was replaced under warranty as that had issue of 'moisture/fog' seeping on the inside. ( I'm thinking was it the case where there was a front and rear collision at the same time???)
4. I would have ideally preferred an SX-O auto because of - transmission, ventilated seats, sunroof, leather seats, better headlamps.
5. This one however, being a direct deal, looks promising if I get it at a right price, which is where I need help.

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Thanks VWAllstar, here are more details...

- It's a 2018 SX Petrol manual model.
- 21000 kms run on the odo, direct sale, so not anticipating any tampering here.
- 3rd free service due. The seller hasn't taken any extended warranty however in my last interaction he mentioned he can buy it before selling if that helps.
- comprehensive insurance taken. No rattle or any sign of unwanted noise, except a 'trrrr' coming from over from one of the ac vents... Need to be checked by Hyundai as that's one thing I've kept for the second visit.
Let's do the math :

# SX Manual cost - Roughly 21 lacs, 50k this side that side depending on discount and others, so lets fix it at 21

# Depreciation based on IDV for 3 years - roughly 5.4 lacs on ex-showroom i.e 18 odd lacs leading to overall value of 15.5 lacs

# There will be a penalty (sad for the seller, good for buyer) for non top-end models of already unpopular cars (though they may be good), and one facelift has also come after '18 Elantra (though it looks bad), reduce another lac or so. Petrol penalty about 50k.

Anything around the 13.5 lakh mark including extended warranty will be good to go. Bargain a few tens of thousands if you want to cover aesthetic repair costs in that. Have the car inspected and history reviewed at an authorized service center as well. The car in manual is a riot to drive, brutal acceleration.
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The car in manual is a riot to drive, brutal acceleration.
Thanks Dark Knight! This makes sense. The negotiations are still on, and have already got a figure much lesser than 13.5, though i've not closed it yet!

On the brutal acceleration front, coming from Civic, i honestly wasn't expecting much of a thrust, but surprisingly, i did get a feel of that too. The Cabin feels nice and quiet...more quiet than civic, dare i say.
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On the brutal acceleration front, coming from Civic, i honestly wasn't expecting much of a thrust, but surprisingly, i did get a feel of that too. The Cabin feels nice and quiet...more quiet than civic, dare i say.
Hyundais are tuned for instant acceleration and roll, Hondas are tuned more for top end torque, rest the build quality, refinement and ride are European in the Hyundai, league above Honda or Toyota at minimum, people who own Audis praised my car.

If you've got it around the 12 mark or less with extended warranty and provided no major accidents show up on the service chart history, pull the trigger blindly, mine has gone through flooded roads and big potholes, still drives smooth and quiet.
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Hi Dark Knight, seriously echo your comments on the Elantra. I was a die hard VW fan for 9 years (amongst the first Polos in Bangalore, and then moved to the Vento TDi) and moved to Hyundai after the last straw from VW in terms of their nonchalant sales attitude.

Doubts kept plaguing me on the Elantra. Did I make a hasty decision, should I have just chosen an SUV, I donít see even one on the roads like you see others, was it too much money down the drain, and what not. And most reviews often compared Elantra in poor light to the Germans (from where I crossed over). So you can imagine the angst.

After about 10k Kms on the Elantra, I am able to post my own judgment about the car. Refined and composed, enough power for smooth city drives, good manners on the highway and doesnít you tire you out on long drives, roomy, and does itís stuff when you understand itís mannerisms a.k.a. That it cannot get pushed around.

After about a year and a half of driving the car, I think Iím at peace now. Iíd rather have a coy, demure, well mannered Korean friend with whom you have a predictable and stable relationship, built on a strong after sales foundation.
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Refined and composed, enough power for smooth city drives, good manners on the highway and doesnít you tire you out on long drives, roomy, and does itís stuff when you understand itís mannerisms a.k.a. That it cannot get pushed around.

...................... Iíd rather have a coy, demure, well mannered Korean friend with whom you have a predictable and stable relationship, built on a strong after sales foundation.
Very well put!
I think this is rather apt summary of the Elantra as vehicle/product and my own experience over the last 2.5years and close to 45k kms has been almost similar - this is a car meant for comfort, safety, security (in financial terms as well) and finesse! It can't or rather, shouldn't be compared with the Jetta/Octavia twins as they are way more sportier in their pedigree, but the peace of mind it comes with due to almost fuss-free ownership is something worth it's own!

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