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Thats really where i park! I need a garage bad... Such a struggle to keep her clean #farmlife
 

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Welcome @Mjiggalam. Congrats on the Seltos!
Did you do any common first things yet like some sort of paint protection, accessories, etc?
Also, what has gas mileage been like for you so far?
 

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Welcome @Mjiggalam. Congrats on the Seltos!
Did you do any common first things yet like some sort of paint protection, accessories, etc?
Also, what has gas mileage been like for you so far?
Thanks im loving her so far! 3000 miles..Ive done a few things tinted front two windows, got it ceramic auto armored, installed my own light strips under the seats and plan on more stuff when it comes out..still to new they dont make much for it yet! Around town i get about 26 mpg if driving aggressively..."so glad i got the turbo" its so fun to drive! Went to Nags Head Beach NC which is about 5 hrs away and got 38.6 mpg in smart mode! Its blew my mind... way better then expected:) People talk to me everywhere i go about it...love the car and 2 tone color! You d think I was driving a Lambo or Ferrari...anyway im a happy camper! Cant wait to rip it in the snow and see what shes really got.
 

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Thanks im loving her so far! 3000 miles..Ive done a few things tinted front two windows, got it ceramic auto armored, installed my own light strips under the seats and plan on more stuff when it comes out..still to new they dont make much for it yet! Around town i get about 26 mpg if driving aggressively..."so glad i got the turbo" its so fun to drive! Went to Nags Head Beach NC which is about 5 hrs away and got 38.6 mpg in smart mode! Its blew my mind... way better then expected:) People talk to me everywhere i go about it...love the car and 2 tone color! You d think I was driving a Lambo or Ferrari...anyway im a happy camper!
Now that's a fine Seltos @Mjiggalam! Welcome to the club! Did you order it this way or was it already at your dealer?
 

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Welcome @Mjiggalam. Congrats on the Seltos!
Did you do any common first things yet like some sort of paint protection, accessories, etc?
Also, what has gas mileage been like for you so far?
Thanks im loving her so far! 3000 miles..Ive done a few things tinted front two windows, got it ceramic auto armored, installed my own light strips under the seats and plan on more stuff when it comes out..still to new they dont make much for it yet! Around town i get about 26 mpg if driving aggressively..."so glad i got the turbo" its so fun to drive! Went to Nags Head Beach NC which is about 5 hrs away and got 38.6 mpg in smart mode! Its blew my mind... way better then expected:) People talk to me everywhere i go about it...love the car and 2 tonecolor! You d think I was driving a Lambo or Ferrari...anyway im a happy camper!
Now that's a fine Seltos @Mjiggalam! Welcome to the club! Did you order it this way or was it already at your dealer?
I test drove a 2.0 frontwheel drive sport ...same color at dealership. So I knew i wanted the same thing just with the 1.6 turbo and allwheel drive! There were 3 in Va at the time or id have to wait to have it ordered and I got lucky! The first 2 said no way it was bring to many people in but last 1 traded my dealer and i scored!
 

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Though I have never seen it in person, I have admired this color combination from the first time I saw pictures and video of the car. I have the neptune blue SX turbo, which is also beautiful. The Seltos is a great looking vehicle!

Question: it looks like you have the OEM window visors with the clips? Did you do it yourself, or have them installed? I bought them and attempted to install them myself. I had to abort the mission though because I couldn’t get the clips under the window seal, and I was too afraid of damaging the rubber seal if I actually took it off and then reinstalled it after placing the clips. Now it’s too cold so I will have to wait for spring either way.

Thanks for any info!
 

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Hey... yeah you are correct i forgot to list that as one of the things i did to her! I love the way they pop on my black roof and the way it adds another line to the car...the blue color was going be my 2nd choice too if i couldnt get the starbright ! Anyway i put them on myself...i was also afraid of damaging anything but u just have to mark where the clips go with a dry erase marker first and pull the window seal back where ur marks are not all the way...just work it one clip at a time! The seal is pretty ease to pop off and pop back on after u place the clips in, which are tuff to press in at first but the more i did the easier the rest were! Ive put plenty of window visors on all my cars but these were the first with clips...they are really nice and sturdy! The nicest ive ever had i never worry about them coming off like i have with others in the past! I wanted in channel visors but they dont make them yet so the clips were the next best option. So glad i installed them! Im sure they will look great on that blue once u get them on....just gotta go for it! My advice is just take ur time and dont use any medal tools so not to scar ur window seals up.. The clips are hard to pop in and might mark up the window alil but the seal covers any little mistakes and the seals push right back were they go pretty easy! Dont pull down the whole seal just work the area where ur clip marks are and place the seal back after each clip is in place! Good luck brother...just go for it! Hope this helps ya!
 

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Yes, very helpful. Thanks!
Re: the vent visors: the OEM price I've seen on the web is a non-starter for me and luckily, my favorites(Well-Visors), popped up back in stock @ their site so I jumped on' em recently. I believe that "stick-on" does not do justice to the WV technology, as they have clips which easily slide onto part of the window frame build and a strategically-placed clip that attaches near the mirror area to help solidify the install, plus, you don't snap off pieces of the visor as I have encountered w/in-channel product. Also, I love that-when called for-the WV's have chrome running across the top that help them to integrate in a more conforming manner aesthetics-wise(not necessary for Seltos). THAT SAID: The set I got had a minor issue(to me) which is easily overcome. The Seltos built for the overseas market-per the manufacturer of these sets and as reported to WV-are 1/2" longer wheelbase as opposed to US/CAN versions of the Seltos, and so the REAR door pieces are 1/4" to long...I installed the front ones which were perfect but the rear door parts MUST have the 3M tape removed that runs north/south at the REARWARD-MOST end of the part or it will quite literally stick to the small "3rd" non-functioning side glass at the rear of the sides of the Seltos.You literally seal the door shut unless you remove this 2 1/4" area of tape on the visor. A guy would have to be pretty observant to notice that the rearward end of the rear visors appear to be attached to glass, not door frame. I contacted WV and sent them photo's detailing the issue and they were very pleasant stating that they would forward my reportage and seek to have the manufacturer rectify this design glitch for our market(s). At $62.82 tax included(10%), and based on having bought perhaps 5 WV sets over the years, I can whole-heartedly recommend this product for our Seltos and it is your choice if you can work w/the issue I mentioned, or exercise patience until the makers provide the middle-man the corrected product. WV offered to make this issue right w/me but I declined, 'cause, for me, it is not a deal-breaker, the product admirably does it's job, and-really-who is gonna catch 1/4" of semi-translucent dark visor hovering over a factory-darkened non-functioning window unless he is on a concourse doing a car-show inspection?! Stay safe/enjoy you SELTOS!
 

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Hey... yeah you are correct i forgot to list that as one of the things i did to her! I love the way they pop on my black roof and the way it adds another line to the car...the blue color was going be my 2nd choice too if i couldnt get the starbright ! Anyway i put them on myself...i was also afraid of damaging anything but u just have to mark where the clips go with a dry erase marker first and pull the window seal back where ur marks are not all the way...just work it one clip at a time! The seal is pretty ease to pop off and pop back on after u place the clips in, which are tuff to press in at first but the more i did the easier the rest were! Ive put plenty of window visors on all my cars but these were the first with clips...they are really nice and sturdy! The nicest ive ever had i never worry about them coming off like i have with others in the past! I wanted in channel visors but they dont make them yet so the clips were the next best option. So glad i installed them! Im sure they will look great on that blue once u get them on....just gotta go for it! My advice is just take ur time and dont use any medal tools so not to scar ur window seals up.. The clips are hard to pop in and might mark up the window alil but the seal covers any little mistakes and the seals push right back were they go pretty easy! Dont pull down the whole seal just work the area where ur clip marks are and place the seal back after each clip is in place! Good luck brother...just go for it! Hope this helps ya!
Finally got the visors on today. Here they are!

 
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