Back from the trip. A trip of ups and downs. Took blessings of Guruji and came back today. It was all going well, until some idiot banged his car into mine. The front bumper got bulged in. It also had a small crack in it and to my amazement; it won't be repaired but needs replacement of the same. The heart felt so heavy to see the beauty that way. Got the car picked today, and will be getting it back by day after tomorrow.
It has been applauded and rightly so, for such quiet diesel engine. Good insulation makes the cabin super silent. It was easy to overtake on the highway, never had a feeling of the car not having enough power. Undoubtedly, the 4 speed auto is a disappointment, but people like me who’ll be indulged in more of city driving, will love it, as it is. The top speed reached was 140, and nothing felt wrong with the suspensions
. It acted like anything but boat even on not so good road. Steering is light, and needs you to trust it
. We happened to get into real big potholes (2-3 of them) too and to my relief, there was no 'thak' noise. I would have liked if plastic quality was even better. The glass controls are not illuminated
. Also the glass in backdoor cannot be pulled down completely; not something that bothered me. The reversing camera, IMO
is must for fluidic verna, at least I would really have a tough time without it. My mother, who happens to be 5 ft. 6 inches, had no issues at the back seat. She enjoyed the ride thoroughly and gave it 10 out of 10. We were three people travelling, with only 1 travel bag in the boot. The concept that fully loaded car would behave in a better way, didn’t prevail. We were only three people and still the car handled very very well. AC is very powerful and chills the cabin flawlessly. The bottles stay, as cold as you put them in the glove box. Don't know why, but the usb port didn't recognize my iphone wire, but did the one provided by Hyundai. It was a 600 km ride, with no issues at all. I got average of 18.85 km/l in around 60-80 km of city (Delhi) driving and rest of it on a crowded GT Karnal road. The trip meter showed 17.1 km/l maximum. It was a distance of 600 km, wherein we used Speed Diesel worth Rs. 1608. Average speed was around 95-100. We always do tankful - tankful calculation for getting to know the fuel consumption of the car, as it is more reliable. Now that they'll take off the bumper in order to change it, I could have gone for horn change but the stock horn, which I thought of getting changed earlier, is not bad either. Thinking of getting a JBL 4 channel amp, parking sensors in front (do not want to take chances, until I get adjusted to the car). Birds somehow seem to hate my ride, as they keep pooping on it. >.<
I got to realize now that there is no remote of car stereo along with. Called up the dealer and he gave assurance, that he’ll give it to me, once I visit the showroom. I am so happy to own fluidic verna. It is an awesome car.