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Old 17th November 2020, 14:22   #61
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I have gotten some more information, hence adding some details here in the hope that it might help others. Apologies for replying to myself.

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- is it ok to drive a car with a "REGD" number plate, while the HSRP number plates are being prepared?
After some research and talking to many people, I have a better understanding of the process. Below is my understanding, please correct me if I am wrong.

Here is one document that I referred to.

- For a new vehicle, the default today is to go for a permanent registration. I read some news about temporary registrations being illegal since July of 2020.

- The process starts with the dealer uploading a file to the RTO. Note this usually happens only after full payment. This was done on day 1 (I am excluding weekends and holidays).

- The dealer will then pay the road tax, and a receipt for the same will be generated. Typically, you should get an SMS from the VAAHAN portal with the application number and amount. Take note of this number. This was on day 2.

- If you have applied for a fancy / custom number, the number will be blocked at this point. For me, I had opted for something called a "running series number". This means that I could choose any number in next 50 or 100 numbers from the current series (minus the truly fancy numbers). I am not sure if this is an official service from the RTO or simply an informal arrangement between the dealer and the RTO. In any case, I got a call from the dealer giving me the numbers to choose from. I had 10 min to choose a number. I was advised that the farther from the current number that I chose, the longer I would have to wait for the registration, since the queue has to "catch up" to that point. My wife (who wanted a multiple of nine) chose a number nearby. This number was "blocked" for me according to the dealer. All this was also on day 2.

- At this point, I knew the number my car would have, but it was still illegal to drive it since the registration was not currently done yet.

- The next steps are all in the RTO, and the amount of time taken depends on the specific RTO as well as the backlog of registrations that they have. For me, it was the Bangalore Indiranagar RTO, which the dealer said was on the faster side.

- The RTO will inspect (virtually, there is no actual inspection of the vehicle), verify and approve the registration. You can follow the process at the Vaahan website by entering the application number from the tax paid receipt.

- Once the approval is done, the registration number is actually allocated to your vehicle. You should get an SMS with the details. At this point, you can check the vehicle details in mParivahan or on the Vaahan website, as well as download the virtual RC. This was on day 3 for me (though with 3-4 days in between days 2 and 3 due to holidays and the weekend).

- It is legal to drive the vehicle at this point. I was advised to print out the licence number and stick on it the front and back windshields.

- The number then goes to an RTO contractor for printing of HSRP (High Speed Registration Plates). This can take anywhere from a week to a month. I will update on the timelines since I have not received this yet.

- The system will also print an RC smart card as a physical RC copy. This process apparently takes 1-2 months and the card will be delivered to your address by registered speed post.

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- the FASTag will be from ICICI, it seems. I would much prefer it to be from PayTM. Can I close the ICICI one and get a new one from PayTM?
I decided to go with ICICI since the dealer convinced me that it's pretty easy to operate. It was easy to login to their website and recharge my wallet there. It did take them 4 days to send an SMS acknowledging that. Let's see how it fares when I actually use the FASTag.
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Old 20th November 2020, 17:50   #62
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One more update on the number plates:

- Once the registration is done, the RTO will generate a high security code (actually, a pair of codes) and send them to their printing vendor.

- The vendor will print front and back licence plates (with different codes) and a sticker.

- The dealer will pick up the plates / stickers.

- The dealer will attach the plates and the stickers. Note that the attachment is supposed to be permanent. They used some kind of funky screw plus bolt cutter combination. I don't think you can unscrew these plates. This happened to me on day 5.

- The dealer will take photographs of the front and back licence plates with their codes and upload on the RTO side.

- The RTO will then proceed for RC smart card printing. I was told that this will take at least 2-3 weeks.

Here is a picture of my car with the licence plate attached. I am cooking up a more detailed review in the Assembly line section, will take a while to finish.
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Here is a picture of my car with the licence plate attached. I am cooking up a more detailed review in the Assembly line section, will take a while to finish.
Congratulations on your purchase and thanks for the details. The car looks awesome! Waiting for your detailed review.

I am awaiting the delivery of my Tucson too which would hopefully be in the next couple of weeks.
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Here is a picture of my car with the licence plate attached. I am cooking up a more detailed review in the Assembly line section, will take a while to finish.
Kindly post the ownership review as soon as possible, my family is considering upgrading to Tucson AWD from our EcoSport. Your review will be of a lot of help.
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Been a week with the car. 900 km done.Have not taken it on highways around bangalore and most of it within city.
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My frame of reference is 2013 Jetta Deisel
  • I am still amazed how effortless this car is. Power available when needed. Never in wrong gear, never reving out of control.
  • my past experiences with auto gearbox were poor and was almost sure that I will not by without paddle shifters. After test drive of endeavor and tucson, I feel these gearboxes can be tested.
  • searing is not super good. VW had much better setup.
  • engine does not make noise in normal driving. Hack even the eco mode is peppy.
  • loving the sunroof.
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  • fuel economy 12kmpl. Mix use.
  • audio system is good. It is not an audiophile setup and car systems usually are not. Enough instrument separation and details, spacious. (Adjust the eq, factory setting had bass jacked up). bonus, the infotainment plays lossless also. Bass does get mix and looks muddy in some tracks.
  • Another point on music system. Sound signature is better with USB and apple car play.


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@rahulv Your car looks absolutely smashing in that blue shade. The front looks somewhat like an Audi. I can see from the photos that you and your son are thoroughly enjoying the car. Waiting to read an ownership review from your side.

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Kindly post the ownership review as soon as possible, my family is considering upgrading to Tucson AWD from our EcoSport. Your review will be of a lot of help.
Hi Lowflyer23, my review is up. Kindly read through and give me your feedback.

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Been a week with the car. 900 km done. Have not taken it on highways around bangalore and most of it within city.
Hi Rahulv, congrats on your new Tucson. The starry night colour looks amazing! I wanted to get that colour too but my wife wanted black (and of course, she won).

I did some "highway" trips just for the sake of taking the car on longer rides and it was very enjoyable. I recommend you to try the same.

Us fellow Tucson owners should meet up sometime for a highway drive.
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The top model costs approximately 33/36 lakhs on road in India. For about 6/8 lakhs more, one can easily get the Mini countryman with the stonker 190bhp diesel or petrol. Besides the 6/8 lakhs doesn't mean much if one buys on EMI. Even otherwise bmw has a decent program where in one is assured of a minimum 16/17 lakh buyback after 4 years. The Tucson meanwhile may sell for peanuts due lacklusture sales.
One has to draw a line regarding the budget.
Besides, I wouldnít compare the Mini to the Tucson. 2 very different vehicles that meet different needs.
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Test drove the Tucson and loved the driving experience. For me, engine and reliability are two important factors and the Tucson wins on both fronts. I like the old school interiors with limited features in comparison to the Creta and I will eagerly wait to see how these cars loaded with gizmos, age especially post the 5-year mark.

I visited Modi Hyundai and they have a dedicated SA for the Elantra and Tucson. He also shared with me a brochure where they have compared Tucson with the Compass/Karoq/CRV/X1

It is a huge PDF file - 35MB and hence not being able to upload it here.

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He also shared with me a brochure where they have compared Tucson with the Compass/Karoq/CRV/X1. It is a huge PDF file - 35MB and hence not being able to upload it here.
This looks interesting. If you are game, can you compress the PDF using a free online site like SmartPDF and post it here? Thanks.
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Test drove the Tucson yesterday. Hyundai have a dedicated team for sales of Tucson and the Elantra.

Funnily enough I asked to test drive a petrol and the guy landed up with a diesel and then when I asked he said they don’t have a petrol car for test drive which seemed to be strange.

The car itself is so refined, everything inside is of good quality. The NVH levels inside the cabin were very low. The engine and suspension are wonderfully tuned. I like the old school looks and charm of this Hyundai.

Only problem to me seemed to be the boot. Coming from a sedan (Rapid), it seemed not so spacious. Also earlier in the day I test drove the Harrier, the boot seemed smaller even though it is rated bigger. Everything else the Tucson runs circles around the Harrier and is a clear winner.

When I quizzed about the lack of terrain modes the sales rep claimed that they haven’t provided it on purpose and it’s one less thing for the driver to worry about. I just smiled and let it go.

Apart from the boot their is nothing to find fault with this wonderful offering from Hyundai.
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This looks interesting. If you are game, can you compress the PDF using a free online site like SmartPDF and post it here? Thanks.
Here you go -

https://smallpdf.com/shared#st=ceb6b...l=edit&rf=link

This might just be active for 14 days though!
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Only problem to me seemed to be the boot. Coming from a sedan (Rapid), it seemed not so spacious. Also earlier in the day I test drove the Harrier, the boot seemed smaller even though it is rated bigger.
Haha, this is the power of previous experience. I came from a Maruti Swift with a tiny boot and the Tucson boot seems huge in comparison.
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Haha, this is the power of previous experience. I came from a Maruti Swift with a tiny boot and the Tucson boot seems huge in comparison.
I know that feeling. I graduated from a Swift to a Rapid. The difference was huge. But the Tucson just seems a let down in that department. Everything else itís just brilliant. I want to congratulate you on your choice of car. Itís arguably the best in the segment.
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