Hello all and hope my message find you in good health and spirit today .
My name is Sahil and i live in new delhi .
for a little background - I am 40
and have been using a esteem vx for the past 10 years clocking 90k till now , i have put in a lot of stuff in the esteem and really don,t want to sell it . but i think everything has a time and life .
A few things in the esteem are :
100 sqf of dynamat in the entire car ( i covered each and every corner of the car including the roof , floor , doors , under the bonnet and every imaginable place ) , vkool , pioneer head -unit ( ipod compatable ) with boston acustic front and sound stream tarintulla rear speakers and sub , the amps are infinity 4 channel and 2 channel respectively , alloys 13 inch with 175 michelin tires . parrot bluetooth handsfree and hid lights for main and fog lamps . custom made seat covers , bracketless wipers , outside and inside wireless temp display , and a sanden 507 compressor for better cooling are a few things i can remember atm .
I would also like to mention here , my mom has a 110 auto and my wife a santro . i have lately found myself driving the auto i 10 ALL the time and have pretty much given my mom the esteem with the driver to drive her around .
well my mom and wife are sick of the esteem now and want me to change the car ( it has started looking shabby and the engine is also kinda sluggish ) the a/c even with the vkool and the sanden 507 is not upto the mark in the delhi summers as my car is parked under NO shade .
so i have decided to sell it and a close friend is already on the cards to buy it .
NOW : ... my 1st choice to buy a new car was / is a honda city 1.5 automatic . so i went ahead and td the city auto and thought it was ok .. even though driving an esteem for so many years i did not loveee the honda but thought of it as a necessary up-grade as the old car is on its way out . . to make myself even more comfy with the honda city , i borrowed my mom-in laws car for 3 days ( manual ) and drove it for about 150 kms .. but it just did not feel the " feel " i wanted , it is so hard to explain ...
i was not comfortable in the driving seat and found the car to have a lot of cabin noise and a weird suspension which made me notice every bump on the road ( everything on the car is stock , so not a matter about bigger tires etc )
while talking to a friend he suggested that maybe i should try out the hyundai fluidic 1.6 , so i went over to the hyundai showroom and test drove the car , i totally loved it , the suspension was nice and soft , and i found myself very comfortable in the drivers seat .
then i started reading about the hvf ( hyundai verna fluidic ) and saw a lot of great reviews but mostly about the diesel or the petrol manual , not many related to the automatic , which i test drove and would like to buy .
so i have a few questions and hope you friendly people will oblige :
is the verna a better car "for the city and from the city "
my driving is a maxxxxxx of about 400-500 km monthly and ALL of it is in the city , i dont go out AT ALL ... so no highway driving
what would you guys advice the petrol auto or the diesel auto !!
what kind of an average should i expect from the verna automatic . i usually drive at about 50-70 kmph in the city and have never found myself going over 80kmph .
how is the a/c of the hvf
also would kind of a problem would i have if i upgraded my tires to 205 / 65 or is it 60 / 16 .
i need you guys to please convince me that the verna is a better buy than the honda city . -:)
i do maintain my cars well and dont want to be in a situation to have to sell a car that i buy after 4-5 years . btw
: for all u present owners of the verna , and i quote a friend ( sahil verna is an awesome car , 11 lacks main c class ka maza mileyga " le ley le ley verna le ley -:)
another friend says " honda is honda sahil , dont get into verna sharna " ...
so guys i hope i will have some inputs from you all , i will surely have a new car in a month , which one ... i am not still sure off .. either a verna or maybe a honda ..
hoping to hear from you all
wishing you well
i apologize for any spelling mistakes and if i have posted this in the wrong thread , would appreciate it if any of you could also direct me towards a thread that is related to a hvf automatic .