Originally Posted by allhyundaicars
That's not true. I haven't driven any other car at 170 kmph but my verna and i10(155kmph)
I did 180+ on a Verna and I can tell you that it was scary. Something that can't even come close to a City or even a Vento. But yes, the engine is very much capable and the chassis/suspension literally don't do justice to the engine. And for the same reason I wrote in a previous post of mine that Fiesta may have handling but not having enough of the power to enjoy that handling and Verna is blessed with a fantastic higher displacement unit.
What is the use of handling of a Fiat or Ford which is not having enough power to actually make you propel the car at speeds enough to make your heart skip a beat on the corners of a hilly road?
No offence to Fiesta owners but only ride and handling don't make a car. Verna feels more premium by every way and is actually better for city drives - and like or hate, one can't debate on the fact that most of the cars spend most of their time(maybe upto 90%) on the city roads doing mediocre speeds and I don't know what difference does the handling makes at those speeds. My vote is with Verna
, it has got more power for quick overtakes, more premium interior and although Verna is blessed with a poor rear seat with shorter and lower set squabs, but then Fiesta is even poorer there. But the fact remains that at the speeds the car is going to be driven and the environment its going to live in for most of it's time "The softer suspension and lighter steering of Verna actually scores better than those of Fiesta(Even upto 80-90 kph)"
And when you cross 100, then also the car isn't scary even upto 140 kph and I guess 140 is 'fast' enough to make any owner happy.
What handling are you talking about ? Have you driven verna at 170 ? Will the car lose control on its own just because the steering is light ? Please explain.
I don't lose control, I lose confidence and it takes away the joy. Any remedy for that?
Originally Posted by D.J.D.
ok i have not driven verna at 170 kmph. I drove my friends verna at moderate speed. Beleive me after driving my ecosport for one year, when i tried my friend's verna the steering wheel of verna really scared me. It was like there is no connection between the steering wheel and the front tyres. The whole steering system has mind of it's own. Not at all communicative to the driver. So from my experience i will say to drive verna at 170 - 180 kmps one has to be extraordinarily careful. Or may be i am not a good driver to handle verna at such speed
. But i can handle my ecosport at 150 - 160 kmph.
See buddy, although the steering may feel disconnected because it's not as quick and weighing as of a Ford but it's not inconsistent and in 10 minutes of driving you can make out the input requirement of the car for various maneuvers. The steering is consistent and I can promise you that the steering ratio does not change in every turn and hence if you are aware of the steering response of the car - you are actually going right.