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1 hour ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Booked Carens today. 4 months wait for MT. 7 months plus for AT. :lol:

 

Edit: Also price increase by almost 2% in April. 

Good start taxi service also now!!!

 

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Congratulations bro!!

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15 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Booked Carens today. 4 months wait for MT. 7 months plus for AT. :lol:

 

Edit: Also price increase by almost 2% in April. 

Which variant Mr. Karens? :lol:

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15 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Booked Carens today. 4 months wait for MT. 7 months plus for AT. :lol:

 

Edit: Also price increase by almost 2% in April. 

Congrats man! 

 

BTW rookie numbers. XUV 700 - 1.5 yrs waiting period/ Hyundai Creta - 1 yr.

 

 

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1 hour ago, abhi90 said:

Which variant Mr. Karens? :lol:

 

Luxury Plus Diesel MT. 6 seater. Didn't go for AT as DCT requires more maintainence, I've heard of heating issues in other DCT cars. Plus MT gives a sense of control of power delivery to engine. 

 

I really loved the TC Petrol but TC engines don't have a long life (SA said about 120KMs, so I'm guessing the real number is around 100k KMs).  NA is just dependable. 

Diesel has a lag at lower RPMs, but gets a life of it's own beyond 2000 RPM. 

Also, the 3rd gear is awesome. Can go as low as 700 rpm, and cruises at 15-20 kmph, and still says fine till 65 kmph, 1600 rpm. It sort of starts giving up after that. But 2000 on 4th gear, and we are talking FUN ! 

Overall, great for sedate city ride, and good for highway too. I just wish it had better pick up from standstill. 

TC Petrol is :punk:. Quite literally a noiseless cabin, and very less if any lag. Fun to drive. 

I should add that very surprisingly, Diesel MT also had virtually noiseless cabin. Great job at insulation by Kia. Only thing we were hearing were the fans at about level 3, with CC on. 

Ventilated seats keep the bum cool. 

Comfortable space at 2nd and 3rd rows. Spacious cabin. Good sized windows. 

 

1 hour ago, SuperT said:

Congrats man! 

 

BTW rookie numbers. XUV 700 - 1.5 yrs waiting period/ Hyundai Creta - 1 yr.

 

 

 

Crazy man! 

Pre pandemic, companies were offering discounts, price protection. Now customers are begging for the cars to just get delivered as early as possible. 

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8 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Luxury Plus Diesel MT. 6 seater. Didn't go for AT as DCT requires more maintainence, I've heard of heating issues in other DCT cars. Plus MT gives a sense of control of power delivery to engine. 

 

Yup, Brothers polo GT dct had multiple issues. Every time they used to mention DCT performance in India is affected by the heat generated.

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18 minutes ago, Mr. Comingle said:

Does anyone have a Nexon EV here? 

I'm pretty set on buying one and want to know the general experience of owning one and also the subsidy scenes. 

 

Cousin owns one and if you have any doubts, I can ask him.

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17 hours ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Booked Carens today. 4 months wait for MT. 7 months plus for AT. :lol:

 

Edit: Also price increase by almost 2% in April. 

Great choice. 

Pure VFM 7 seater. Good you went for MT. Dry clutch DCT is an issue if you encounter lot of jams. The transmission does get heated. That's why the Wet clutch DCA introduced by Tata in Altroz is an excellent option for Indian conditions. 

 

Btw Torque Converter is the most reliable Automatic transmission. That SA is talking crap as TC transmission goes on and on. As quick as DCT but without any heating issues or breaking down troubles like a DSG. CVT is reliable too but due to rubber band effect not as good to drive enthusiastically. 

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1 hour ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Luxury Plus Diesel MT. 6 seater. Didn't go for AT as DCT requires more maintainence, I've heard of heating issues in other DCT cars. Plus MT gives a sense of control of power delivery to engine. 

 

I really loved the TC Petrol but TC engines don't have a long life (SA said about 120KMs, so I'm guessing the real number is around 100k KMs).  NA is just dependable. 

Diesel has a lag at lower RPMs, but gets a life of it's own beyond 2000 RPM. 

Also, the 3rd gear is awesome. Can go as low as 700 rpm, and cruises at 15-20 kmph, and still says fine till 65 kmph, 1600 rpm. It sort of starts giving up after that. But 2000 on 4th gear, and we are talking FUN ! 

Overall, great for sedate city ride, and good for highway too. I just wish it had better pick up from standstill. 

TC Petrol is :punk:. Quite literally a noiseless cabin, and very less if any lag. Fun to drive. 

I should add that very surprisingly, Diesel MT also had virtually noiseless cabin. Great job at insulation by Kia. Only thing we were hearing were the fans at about level 3, with CC on. 

Ventilated seats keep the bum cool. 

Comfortable space at 2nd and 3rd rows. Spacious cabin. Good sized windows. 

 

 

Crazy man! 

Pre pandemic, companies were offering discounts, price protection. Now customers are begging for the cars to just get delivered as early as possible. 

Great to hear man! Many congratulations once again :cheers:

 

However every diesel you're getting in the market is TC and not NA due to the nature of diesel, so maybe your salesman must be trying to divert you from the Petrol version from some reason.

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5 minutes ago, harsh1387 said:

Great choice. 

Pure VFM 7 seater. Good you went for MT. Dry clutch DCT is an issue if you encounter lot of jams. The transmission does get heated. That's why the Wet clutch DCA introduced by Tata in Altroz is an excellent option for Indian conditions. 

 

Btw Torque Converter is the most reliable Automatic transmission. That SA is talking crap as TC transmission goes on and on. As quick as DCT but without any heating issues or breaking down troubles like a DSG. CVT is reliable too but due to rubber band effect not as good to drive enthusiastically. 

 

Went for captain seats instead of bench. Bit more comfortable. 

TC is good, but I'm not a fan of AT in general. Driving is a bit more sedate vs manual. And the engine is already sedate from standstill. 

 

3 minutes ago, abhi90 said:

Great to hear man! Many congratulations once again :cheers:

 

However every diesel you're getting in the market is TC and not NA due to the nature of diesel, so maybe your salesman must be trying to divert you from the Petrol version from some reason.

 

I know, I know. Diesel MT has the lowest waiting times tbh. Petrol is selling quite well and wait times are over 6 months for MT. Plus I'm hoping diesel will give a better mileage vs TC Petrol. 

 

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Peeps, the SA just called and said they have been alloted a different color of the same variant I'm looking for without any booking. He said it's leaving the factory today, and they'll get it within a week - I can the paperwork for loan etc during this time in case I want this color, and I can sign the papers post PDI. 

Seems sus ? Normal ? Buying a car after 15 years, and I'm not updated with current practices. 

What things I should look for ?

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14 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

Peeps, the SA just called and said they have been alloted a different color of the same variant I'm looking for without any booking. He said it's leaving the factory today, and they'll get it within a week - I can the paperwork for loan etc during this time in case I want this color, and I can sign the papers post PDI. 

Seems sus ? Normal ? Buying a car after 15 years, and I'm not updated with current practices. 

What things I should look for ?

Doesn't seem sus to me. Probably someone cancelled at the last minute.

Happened to my friend as well.

All you need to verify is if it's being registered for the first time and check for any usage signs as sometimes these guys sell unregistered demo cars.

Like check the media centre to see if it has any paired devices, scratches, tires etc etc.

But I am not sure if you should compromise on the color because you will keep the car atleast for 5+ years, I assume.

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6 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Doesn't seem sus to me. Probably someone cancelled at the last minute.

Happened to my friend as well.

All you need to verify is if it's being registered for the first time and check for any usage signs as sometimes these guys sell unregistered demo cars.

Like check the media centre to see if it has any paired devices, scratches, tires etc etc.

But I am not sure if you should compromise on the color because you will keep the car atleast for 5+ years, I assume.

 

I'm ok with the new colour. They're offering Blue, my choice was red. Blue was second. Grey was 3rd. 

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1 hour ago, harsh1387 said:

Great choice. 

Pure VFM 7 seater. Good you went for MT. Dry clutch DCT is an issue if you encounter lot of jams. The transmission does get heated. That's why the Wet clutch DCA introduced by Tata in Altroz is an excellent option for Indian conditions. 

 

Btw Torque Converter is the most reliable Automatic transmission. That SA is talking crap as TC transmission goes on and on. As quick as DCT but without any heating issues or breaking down troubles like a DSG. CVT is reliable too but due to rubber band effect not as good to drive enthusiastically. 

Is this specific to Kia or in general?

Like Jeep Compass has DCT in Petrol, will it have issues as well?

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7 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

I'm ok with the new colour. They're offering Blue, my choice was red. Blue was second. Grey was 3rd. 

Bhai red mat lo. Or do you mean maroon?

I have a red polo at home and I regret that bright, piece of sunflare everyday.

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