Originally Posted by nickandre
Congrats once again please post pictures and your views of the car
im surprised you got the car so early, when i was booking my vtvt the crdi had a wait of 6-10 months
Yes Nick, I too thought it would take atleast 3 weeks. But as Hyundai has increased production of Verna and i20 by 50% since August 2012 I think I got it soon. I took test drive of petrol Verna in June 2011 itself, by that time the waiting was 4 to 6 months for diesel models.
I was also very careful about the year of production. The dealer might give a 2012 model. So I checked the VIN and the 10th digit was D which meant it was produced in 2013. I also got the exact date, it was 24th Jan 2013.
So far Ive driven 111 kms (of which 15 was by Hyundai and the dealer) and got three "Thuds'" from the front suspension. Some time feels like a car running with not so well balanced wheels, mild wobbling, yeah the boat.
Driving is breeze and love it. Only afraid of the thuds. Now I've learnt where I will get thuds and where not. I will drive very slowly or try to steer away from the thud type pits and bumps.
Seems to be a very good car in respect of looks, interiors, VFM
- you name it, only let down by the suspension. So I'm researching about fitting spring pads, strut brace etc. I'm a sporty driver. I mean I'm used to drive fast most of the time. I've even participated in a few Rallys (both 4 wheeler and two wheeler) before I got married.
So far I would have driven nearly 4 lakh kilometeres in various cars starting with Ambassador, Jeep, Contessa classic, Alto, Fiesta, another Alto.
The power delivery is very good, one of the best I've driven. But it is said "Power is nothing - without control". So may I suggest all Verna lovers concentrate on this issue, to try to do something to fix this problem and bring a Fiesta like handling for Verna. Those who have driven the Fiesta (now Classic) would definitely understand what I mean.
Sit inside the Fiesta and hold the steering and even before starting off you will feel confident and in total control. Drive it and you will feel that it (the car) is an extension of you. every car should be like that.
So as car lovers and especially Verna lovers we can do something about this thru this forum. And every body reading this pls contribute with ideas, tips, knowledge or whatever you have in mind to improve the HANDLING and RIDE QUALITY of our sweeeeeeeeet Vernas (Looks like a Lambo and sways like a jumbo).
Originally Posted by Indian
Now lets have some pictures and a initial review. Please mention prices and the 2013 specific changes if any.
Price here is 11,60,482. Nothing more, nothing less. I did not even negotiate, I called the SA to my home gave him the booking amount on 18th Jan and also test drove Elantra that I had asked them to bring.
No there seems to be no change. Its the same as last year's.