Hyundai Verna is the much-loved family sedan in India and it has given a good competition to the popular City. While the City is famous for its i-VTEC petrol engine, the Verna has always been more stylish and feature-loaded. What we have today to talk about is the 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic diesel with over 90,000 km on the ODO. The owner - Shaurya have got a good ownership review of the Hyundai Verna Fluidic to share.
The car in question is the Fluidic Verna diesel with the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine. The owner is happy with the overall experience of the car and finds the car very spacious for long journeys. The interior is rich and premium with wooden inserts on the dashboard. The car has held up it's built pretty well with no rattles or squeaks to talk about. As you can see in the pictures, Shaurya has taken care of the car well and it doesn't seem like a 9-year old car.
The car is spacious and the engine of the Verna has been always efficient. Mainly driven in Gurgaon, the owner gets somewhere between 16-17 km/l constantly. Moreover, the experience was blissful in the beginning years but the car started to throw a lot of problems and niggles of late. The biggest caveat of the Verna Fluidic is the maintenance cost and consistent niggles being shown up. Owner shares that within these 9 years, he has spent a couple of lakhs on the car's maintenance.
The engine is still going strong but the clutch has started to feel hard - mainly in the city. Moreover, the gear shifts are smooth and there are no jerks while shifting. The steering of the Verna is not the best feelsome and it doesn't offer good feedback either. On the highways, the car wallows a lot due to its soft suspension but in the city, it's comfortable.
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Shaurya is somewhere in the middle of the perfect ownership experience as the remaining part is deteriorated by expensive repairs and reliability issues. Shaurya doesn't recommend the older Fluidic Verna to anyone but as the new Verna has improved a lot, that can be bought without any issues.