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  1. Honda WRV or S-Cross

    Both are different cars, one is compact <4m (WR-V), while other S-Cross is longer, so are their price points. As a complete car (sapce, features, ride and handling, A.S.S etc) S-Cross is better. However, it has the same 1.3 MJD running which other Maruti cars also have. Though it gets the job done but for a heavy car like S-Cross it's definitely under powered. If you are looking for diesel option, then 1.5 L of WR-V is much better. There is no petrol option in S-Cross so WR-V is your default option. However, if you are open to other options then I will suggest you take a good look at newly launched Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport. Out of these 4 options, my pick will be Ford Ecosport (be it diesel or petrol).

    Go for the Compass if you have the budget for it. Problem is with the kind of running you mentioned, it warrants a diesel and Compass is not yet available in diesel AT (should launch early next year). Even petrol AT will cost upwards of 21 lacs. Also, I have heard that deliveries of petrol Compass will start around October only, which means there might be additional 10% cess getting levied by that time.
  3. In addition to what @vikky1971 has already mentioned, please get fuel injectors and throttle body checked and cleaned.
  4. Excellent pricing from FCA !! Low base price is for Petrol which I don't think many people are going to go for. So diesel will be the volume seller. And this shows in the variant line up difference for petrol and diesel. Tuscon is surely going to feel the heat now (anyways it wasn't selling much). Hyundai will be more worried for impact on Creta (though it's sort of a segment lower and there is still a price difference to around 2-3 lacs for comparative variants).
  5. Torque Pro (OBD2 and Car)

    You can buy online from Amazon or similar sites. They are now available from Rs 500 onward
  6. Spied: Tata compact SUV (Nexon) without disguise

    Looks fantastic !! (raised form of Bolt, if I may say so) This is fresh design (like Tiago) and doesn't resemble any old Tata products (which is good). Case in point is Hexa, though a very competent product but people still see Aria in it. If Tata can price it well (normally they do so) then I think they have a sure shot winner on their hands.
  7. Ertiga or Innova? Which is the best family oriented MUV?

    Innova Crysta is well above 10 lacs, so it;s outside your budget. Ertiga is a good choice in compact MUV segment. Do you really need a 5+2 seater car? Please elaborate a bit more on your requirement.
  8. Software Change in ŠKODA Rapid

    @harikkuttan, i think your car has been updated by service centre for the dieselgate fix. There is already a thread on this on team-bhp forum. Many owners who got this update done are unhappy with it as performance has taken a hit. Many people have reported that fix has been carried out by service centres without their consent. If they indeed updated your car with the fix then they should have atleast taken your permission before doing so.
  9. Well it's tough to say right now what will be the exact impact of GST implementation on cars. Though as per reports, large cars/SUV's seems to be benefiting the most (I think Creta shall fall under this category). Contrary, hybrids will be taxed more (can't understand logic behind it). One thing you should consider is if prices do eventually come down after GST then we might see withdrawal of discounts/schemes for those car segments (not sure what discounts, if any, are you getting on Creta). So to answer your question in short, if you are getting a good deal then you may consider buying right now otherwise it's advisable to purchase post GST.
  10. Suzuki Jimny ! This is the right time

    Looks like someone from Mahindra's KUV100 desgin team designed this. Front quarter has no resemblance to rest of the body.
  11. Bike for Middle aged

    @harikkuttan, RE bikes will be a bit too heavy for city manoeuvrability, specially considering kids at back, though they are good for long drives. For local errands, scooters are best bet. However, if you only looking at bikes then chose those bikes which have wide seats so that children can sit comfortably. Bikes between 150 to 200 cc range should suit you. You may consider options like Avenger, V15, Unicorn. Also, you may look at recent cross products such as Aprilia SR 150.

    Drop mail to MD of Skoda India (, keep customer care and dealership people in copy

    @Gaurav, extremely sad to hear about your story. However, you should thank your stars that you came out of our car just in time. Life is above everything else. Skoda A.S.S has been notorious for various reasons. Since you mentioned that they had changed wiring so to me that looks like the culprit here. Dealership will always try to wash their hands off of such cases but you should escalate this to highest possible channel within Skoda. They need to come up with an answer as to why it happened. Has your car been declared as total loss? Please try below methods: 1. Post your issue on social media platforms like facebook 2. Drop mail to MD of Skoda India (, keep customer care and dealership people in copy
  14. What all did you do today?

    You are the goto DIY guy!! It's amazing to see the stuff you can do.
  15. To start off, Honda has got 2 things right from Indian market perspective, a diesel engine and 7 seats. Styling wise i didn't like it too much, resembles WR-V. Everything depends on pricing, if they can undercut Endeavour and Fortuner considerably then they have a good chance to succeed. However, given how Honda India has been pricing it's product, I don't have very high hopes from it.