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Old 21st October 2017, 18:06   #121
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You do get a manual seat height adjuster for the driver's seat. I was mentioning the front passenger seat here. It is set very low and it does not get any height adjustment.
You're absolutely right. I took my wife to check out the base diesel version Tucson and she outright mentioned that the seat height is too low. She could only see the dash despite being about 5'4"!

The accessory guy in the showroom said the seat height will get raised by nearly an inch once they put leather seats, but I think they're exaggerating.

I then googled on "hyundai tucson passenger seat height low" and sure enough, there are lotsa people who've had the same complaint. Eg.:

See:I showed the latter option to the salesman and asked if they'd install it if I purchased it. He refused, saying that they aren't authorized to make such modifications and that I'd better try other places to make the modification (seems a straightforward modification, but yet I'd prefer a professional doing it).

Has anyone successfully tried any resolution for this "seat height" issue?

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Old 22nd October 2017, 11:28   #122
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Has anyone successfully tried any resolution for this "seat height" issue?
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Just a quick question..... Would installing these height adjusters make the insurance null and void in case of an accident ??? I ask because you know how good Insurance companies are with trying every trick to wiggle out of paying.

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It can be fabricated locally, don't have to buy expensive stuff, adding few risers will not void warranty nor will be a issue with insurance.
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This is crazy, you pay almost 32 big ones OTR and we still trying to get the perfect seat height in an SUV. I thought SUVs should have always have had high seating. Wonder what the Hyundai engineers are smoking?
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This is crazy, you pay almost 32 big ones OTR and we still trying to get the perfect seat height in an SUV. I thought SUVs should have always have had high seating. Wonder what the Hyundai engineers are smoking?
I feel Hyundai should do a recall and install these "risers" on all Tucsons.
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Just a little off topic. I am considering booking the Tuscon in AT GL petrol option. Though I had considered the XUV500 and Hexa my running is very low and a diesel doesnt make any sense for my usage. Tuscon is definitely costing significantly more but feels like a more premium offering. So any suggestions to help me make my choice will be highly appreciated.
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Hi guys,
Just a little off topic. I am considering booking the Tuscon in AT GL petrol option. Though I had considered the XUV500 and Hexa my running is very low and a diesel doesnt make any sense for my usage. Tuscon is definitely costing significantly more but feels like a more premium offering. So any suggestions to help me make my choice will be highly appreciated.
My running is also quite less, about 650 km per month. I too considered the petrol (albeit base variant), before booking the diesel (base) last week, am awaiting delivery. Reasons being:

- Hyundai seems better known for their diesels than petrols (as I surmise from various posts on various Hyundai forum's at team-bhp),

- Fuel Economy of petrol in city scared me (despite the initial saving in purchase cost), and

- Resale value of petrol SUV may not be good, I felt.
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before booking the diesel (base) last week, am awaiting delivery.
Congratulations on finally booking a new vehicle - Tucson. I know you owned an SX4 and were evaluating various vehicles like Corolla, Elantra etc. You had even mentioned about retaining SX4 for some more time. Hope to see detailed review of Tucson ownership from you.
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Congratulations on finally booking a new vehicle - Tucson. I know you owned an SX4 and were evaluating various vehicles like Corolla, Elantra etc. You had even mentioned about retaining SX4 for some more time. Hope to see detailed review of Tucson ownership from you.
Thanks! And wow, you have a very good observation/memory!

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My running is also quite less, about 650 km per month. I too considered the petrol (albeit base variant), before booking the diesel (base) last week, am awaiting delivery. Reasons being:

- Hyundai seems better known for their diesels than petrols (as I surmise from various posts on various Hyundai forum's at team-bhp),

- Fuel Economy of petrol in city scared me (despite the initial saving in purchase cost), and

- Resale value of petrol SUV may not be good, I felt.
Thats true regarding mileage. Elantra owners have been quoting a low avg. efficiency as well. But the diesel automatic is costing almost 3 lakhs more OTR which is too much IMO. My running may not be even 650kms and I am a very sedate driver and driving automatics for almost 10 years in Mumbai so I am confident I squeeze a couple of KMS more out the avg efficiency.
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My running is also quite less, about 650 km per month. I too considered the petrol (albeit base variant), before booking the diesel (base) last week, am awaiting delivery.

Congratulations on your booking. Where did you book? Any discounts?
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Congratulations on your booking. Where did you book? Any discounts?
Thanks. I booked at Trident Hyundai. I got a 1L exchange bonus and 30K corporate discount.
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Hi guys,
Just a little off topic. I am considering booking the Tuscon in AT GL petrol option. Though I had considered the XUV500 and Hexa my running is very low and a diesel doesnt make any sense for my usage. Tuscon is definitely costing significantly more but feels like a more premium offering. So any suggestions to help me make my choice will be highly appreciated .

Hi. Just a humble suggestion. Kindly check out the Jeep Compass petrol AT as well. It will cost you lesser than Tucson and it's interiors are quite premium too. Also consider the resale price of a petrol SUV. It's depreciation is much more than a diesel variant. All the best for the new vehicle.
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Hi. Just a humble suggestion. Kindly check out the Jeep Compass petrol AT as well. It will cost you lesser than Tucson and it's interiors are quite premium too. Also consider the resale price of a petrol SUV. It's depreciation is much more than a diesel variant. All the best for the new vehicle.
I completely agree with you I had considered the Compass as well though I haven't checked out the car personally. I just felt the Compass was omitting too many features for the sake of a premium branding and the thin dealer network is not exactly confidence inspiring. Petrol ATs do have a lower resale value but I am planning to keep this car for at least 5 years and Tuscon is offering much more safety and feature kit which Jeep has conveniently left out. Though I feel an XUV or Hexa are also VFM products but dont have that premium factor.
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I completely agree with you I had considered the Compass as well though I haven't checked out the car personally. I just felt the Compass was omitting too many features for the sake of a premium branding and the thin dealer network is not exactly confidence inspiring. Petrol ATs do have a lower resale value but I am planning to keep this car for at least 5 years and Tuscon is offering much more safety and feature kit which Jeep has conveniently left out. Though I feel an XUV or Hexa are also VFM products but don't have that premium factor.
AFAIK, the GL trim (brochure pic attached) doesn't come with basic safety features like Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Brake Assist etc. This should be a big deal breaker for most of us who are more safety conscious than the general public. If I was buying a Tucson, I would only go with the GLS trim which has all the safety features one would expect when buying a car for more than 10 lacs.

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