Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Trip With Bro Sam - Pondichery (Apr 2007)

Drive along the East Coast was cool।

To Bangalore - Golden Quad (Jul 2007)

July is supposed to be the hottest month of the year for Chennai but for a change it rained and almost ruined the trip to Bangalore. The excitement however was more about getting to drive on the Golden Quad (NH7). The trip to Bangalore was quite uneventful and naturally so when we were driving after a 10 hour marathon shift overnight. The return trip was awesome. The Accent Notchback is fun to drive and 175 to 180 KPH was not even an issue; bear in mind the vehicle was loaded with 5 folks and about a 100 Kilos in the boot. We were able to cruise at 175 with the A/C on and had to turn it off in order to climb to 180. The pickup is still an issue with the Accent sport and will never be able to beat the legendary City Vtec. The viva also is a bit wobbly sans the ABS. One would expect the top end to be equipped with goodies such as these and a little extra horses under the hood.

But all in all the Accent Sportback is not the worst performer in the C Segment. Its definitely better than the segment rivals City ZX and Fiesta.

PS: OK agreed, the interiors could be better. And somebody please tell Hyundai; that their alloys are the worst.