Currently in mussoorie. Car is really good to drive on highways , very low noise creeps in the cabin , suspension is really good. No thud sounds whatsoever. Not encouraging but the car feels planted and comfortable at tripple digit speeds ( didn't take the car above 120 kmph) stayed within 90-100kmph for most of the highway driving. Mid showed 15.7 kmpl on highways with good roads. The route that i had taken was extremely bad at some places. Mileage dropped to 14 kmpl on those roads.
Filled petrol in dehradun and the mid showed 8 kmpl while going uphill without ac. The weather was amazing.
Turned on the ac since it started raining and it got tiring. I thought the elantra is going uphill better than the verna but it was only because the ac was turned off.
Had to downshift to 1st and 2nd on various turns to get the car going. It was even harder to accelerate after crossing pothole ridden roads. Big petrol engines are not fun to drive on mountains. Not at all.
The mid figure after crossing bad roads. The figure resets at every tankful but only after the car is driven.
Another thing ,driver seat is really uncomfortable. I will get the seat covers as soon as i reach delhi. My lower back was hurting for the entire trip no matter how i set the seats. Dad and mom didn't complaint about the rear seats.