My 4.5 lakh km race took a Hyundai Elantra on the Kerala-Bangalore street journey


With full baggage and 4 folks, the automotive had no downside pulling, overtaking or cruising at freeway speeds. Even on the pier part, I hardly ever had to make use of second gear, it simply pulled like a locomotive.

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In the long run, after a lot debate with coronary heart and thoughts, the center received. Elantra’s FC is finished!

Now, a few of you is perhaps pondering, “What is the level of pondering a lot about this?”

As a result of that is our first automotive that’s getting FC completed. my dad has a 88 bajaj cub which he won’t ever promote and i’ve a yamaha libero which has accomplished 15 years which is the primary bike registered in my title and i’m not planning to promote it and it Nothing prices me with regards to upkeep and stuff. However automobiles, not an enormous one for us, dad was a businessman (now retired) and he had plenty of operating, so he stored altering automobiles after 5-10 years, my brother can be a businessman, he has a minimum of There are 4 automobiles in his title always, two for industrial function and two for his private use. The identical 5-10 yr rule applies right here. Though not in my brother’s league, I additionally had plenty of races and issues have calmed down now, I nonetheless simply do 15K a yr so by no means stored any automotive for greater than 10 years. The record is simply too brief for me, I obtained the dad’s icon, offered that after utilizing it for 2 years, obtained the Elantra, then obtained the Octavia, not too long ago offered the Octavia, too good to cross the supply. I haven’t got a main automotive anymore, brothers utilizing Innova as my main drive. I’ll purchase as soon as this COVID scenario settles down, nothing is finalized but.

Elantra is the primary automotive I purchased in my title, Libero is the primary bike I purchase in my title and I nonetheless have each of them, unusual coincidence?

I’ll drag it out a bit right here.

So 15 years and 4.5 lakh kms, it is a huge deal for me to get us caught wherever anytime. Elantra is registered in November 2006, so I nonetheless had a great 3 months to do FC, I believed I might FC round that point. I had already spoken to an agent and all was effectively. Then my household and I needed to go to Bangalore to signal some papers and appointments have been fastened on particular dates and journey was deliberate. Wifey does not like lengthy automotive drives, she prefers prepare or flight, however due to COVID she did not need to journey in prepare with our son. The plan was to take the Innova brothers, the brother informed me that the service was pending and he would full it earlier than the lengthy journey. He obtained the automotive serviced and once I was about to choose up the automotive from his place he obtained the information that he had examined optimistic for COVID. Since he was utilizing the automotive, he couldn’t get it with out sanitizing and I had just one and a half day left to journey to Bangalore. Tried getting some rental automotive, did not work, one man needed 65K for every week. Making the most of the circumstances. I had different choices, fortuner went on enterprise journey, will come again the evening i needed to journey, means i’ve to drive at evening with household, no different co-drivers, security extra Necessary, left that choice out, then I’ve redi-GO (let’s not go into that), Celerio, Swift zxi 2020 mannequin. So Swift was like however once more it was standing at brother’s home. Spouse and pa stated, do not do it as all members of brother’s household examined optimistic.

In the meantime, I began speaking to folks in Bangalore about suspending the journey, but it surely was a property deal and the vendor shouldn’t be completely satisfied to postpone it additional, we postponed it as soon as already. what’s subsequent? Elantra? I needed to take him to Bangalore for FC anyway however its refusing to do what I’m with household, previous automobile, not huge with household, I’m alone and if something occurs, I solely have to fret about me, I can handle, however with household, it is a completely different scene altogether. My scenario is such, if I attain Bangalore on time or presumably drop the property deal then I’ve to take a danger someplace.

That is the place expertise and age come into play, my dad stated, should you assume the automotive will final and also you’re apprehensive about something taking place on the street, it could actually occur with a brand new automotive, too. New automotive does not break? Simply take it to your mechanic and depart it with him for a day and ask him to examine all the things. So I did that, took the automotive to my trusted mechanic, did all the conventional service, I had all of the components. He stored the automotive for a day and stated, it runs tremendous, simply take it and go. Spouse additionally gave inexperienced sign.

I do know I dragged it lots however needed to clarify and solely then the outline could be full. The members have been spouse, mother-in-law, son and I. After I loaded the bags the automotive obtained overloaded. I want I had taken an image of the trunk place, so there would not have been an inch of house left to carry something. Left my place at 4:30 am, we have now taken Kollam-Aryankavu-Madurai-Salem-Hosur route. Parked the automotive at my condo in Bangalore at 4:00 pm. I did not take into consideration the automotive, it was enjoyable speaking to my household. The return left from Bangalore at 4:30 am, reached residence at 3:00 pm as a result of lock down in Kerala and total low site visitors on Sunday. Wifey was impressed with the automotive and informed me that it was not exhausting in any respect and he or she may sleep effectively, apparently the final lengthy journey in her automotive was in 2016 on the Bangalore-Kerala drive Elantra.

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The following morning, whereas washing the automotive, I used to be pondering of just one factor, I completely can’t count on something extra from the Elantra, the automotive has requested us greater than something. I’m a proud proprietor! With full baggage and 4 folks, the automotive had no downside pulling, overtaking or cruising at freeway speeds. Even on the pier part, I hardly ever had to make use of second gear, it simply pulled like a locomotive. On toll highways, I am not the motive force who retains it at 80km to get most juice, I attempt to maintain 120km regular, no more, which is not protected on our highways.

Got here to FC half and known as agent, he got here and noticed the automotive, stated all is effectively, simply needed to change the quantity plate to IND ONE, completed, the present quantity plate discovered with the automotive and nonetheless in good situation, all climate and The scenario survived and this India is so weak, it could actually hardly final for 2 years and that’s most likely what the authorities need. At RTO, the agent got here along with his colleague, he took the automotive to the inspector and I used to be standing there and he talked about one thing and that was it, did it in two minutes. 10 days i stayed in bangalore and i used to be very busy i needed to get a detailing completed final detailing is from 5 years in the past i needed to get sprint digicam and possibly a brand new head unit however did not have time i’ll undoubtedly do Someday quickly, the automotive deserves its 15-year birthday pampering.

Speaking in regards to the FE half, didn’t calculate fully, earlier than dropping Rs 3300 for a full tank, I may attain Bangalore, normally I refill in Salem, this time I didn’t cease, then in Bangalore for Rs 2500 refilled. Did a full tank for 3500 earlier than my race in Bangalore and going to Kerala. Once more with that full tank I reached Kerala and sure needle confirmed E mark however no gasoline alert so there was nonetheless sufficient gasoline left. It nonetheless offers 700km of full tank vary with full load, folks loaded and 120km secure on the freeway. Nice for a 15 yr previous automotive.

Coming to conclusion, proper?

little question this automotive will at all times maintain a particular place in my coronary heart i obtained it in my 20s all of the wild issues i’ve completed and wherever i went i had this automotive then obtained married I’m a father now, I took my son residence on this automotive, I’m in my mid thirties. Life has modified and issues have modified, however the Elantra continues to be like a real companion at any time when I wanted to, a automotive that by no means let me down and was at all times dependable. Like I stated, I’ll at all times be a proud proprietor of this automotive. I’ll maintain it for so long as doable and I would be the first and final proprietor of this gem!

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