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  1. Yup, even I would tilt towards the Innova without a question on my mind. When it comes to the overall quality of the car, Mahindra & Toyota a two extremes of the spectrum. Mahindra is giving us what we exactly asked for - a biiig car, preferably diesel, accomodate 6+. The Scorpio & the Xylo qualify all of the above points & period. Whereas, for the Toyota, these are just the basic requirements. To this they add two teaspoons of Toyota quality processes, Toyota safety procedures, Toyota market value retention recipy & Toyota peace of mind. Good choice RK. You'll enjoy the prestige & peace of mind of your Innova for at least the next 4-5 years (beyond which it would get too expensive to maintain - diesels remember).
  2. ARAI stands for the Automotive Research Association of India. ARAI is a co-operative industrial research association established by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries, Government of India. It works in harmony and complete confidence with its members, customers and the Government of India to offer the finest service. For more information, check out this link.
  3. Durango Dude: Thanks a lot, for uploading the pictures for me. Appreciate it. Yeah, even I had shortlisted two colour - White & the Red. But, family thought the red was blood red - so, you know why white. Thanks for your wishes. Lovemycar: Thanks a lot for your wishes. The i20 is a lovely car - currently my super favorite in the Indian hatch scene (even with the Fabia / Punto / et al). Just love the design of the car from outside. And the interiors, don't even get me started. It truly rocks. While picking up the Getz CRDi, I happened to get hold of the i20's key stub - Mahn, they're something from cars in the next segment (or maybe two segment up). Love it. I did know, the i20 CRDi was around the corner, but, the deal breaker was 1. Pricing, I was sure will cross the 8 lakh mark (my budget was already stretched aaall the way to 7 lakhs - incl. all the modifications) 2. It will not have the 1.5 CRDi engine Karanraheja: Thanks a lot. Yes, the alloys are Lenso Samurai 15". I had shorlisted the HRS H109 & this one, before I actually went in for these. The only reason for me choose the Samurais was that, it was the lightest alloys (on this side of OZ, Momos etc). Sparshq: Thanks a lot dude. They took me a good two weeks to shortlist - I began the whole process even before I booked the car. Glad you like them.
  4. Hi Sharash Basically, I'm not a big fan of the sub-woofer. I agree it provides the thump, but, the fact is - the amp I've fit is 4x4 channel one. 2 channels for the components (up front) & 2 for the rear ovals (460W). This combination of components & ovals (both connected via amp) provides pretty awesome thump. More than enough for my hatch back. Maybe, when I buy a bigger & better saloon in the future, I might think of a sub that I can keep in the boot.
  5. Hello All I have taken delivery of the Getz CRDi last week. I have successfully carried out the modifications as specified in my earlier post. My question is this: How can I upload picture into this thread? I do not see an option that says 'upload file' or something on those lines... Pls advice.
  6. The main difference between the less expensive one's & the more expensive one's is this: 1. The amount of heat they bounce off of the car when the car is exposed to the Sun. The more expensive the film, the more UV they block. So, this essentially translate into: a. Lesser effort on the A/c b. Will protect the cabin plastic from over exposure. For example, all Mercedes, BMWs & Audi's come factory fitted with VKool films. These nearly block out 75-80% UV / heat waves. Whereas, a Garware, depending on the cost, will block anywhere between 15-20% heat / UV rays. VKool for an i10 will cost anywhere between 25 ~ 30k rupees. My suggestion is to go for 3M's RE70 / RE35 Sun films. They offer the best balance between blockage & price. 2. Of course, the quality of paper used varies vastly. The more you pay, the better the quality of the film. If you notice the Sumo's on the road, they will have half-torn films. These are usually the 350 - 500 range sun films.
  7. - The Chevy Cruze will be launched by Sep ~ Oct '09. - The price will range between 14 & 16 lakhs (OTR) depending on the variant. Compare this to a Civic-manual-petrol, that retails for Rs 15.25 lakhs OTR Bangalore, the Cruze suddenly sounds like a steal. - The Optra brand will be retained (both, petrol as well as diesel). - The Cruze will share the same diesel engine from the Optra / Captiva. - Last, but not the least - Chevy as a brand is committed to India & is here for the long haul. There is no reason for buyers like us to worry. You can get good discounts on their products (while talking to Chevy dealers, act like you're interested in a competitor's product) ;-). Their drive to ensure that the after sales service is reeeallly cheap is quite commendable. I for one, trust them!
  8. @ Vijay: 1. The price difference is always there. Remember, we're from Bangalore - for some reason, the state government thinks everyone in Bangalore are relatives of Vijay Mallya. We pay the highest prices for on-the-road car cost (due to crazy road tax) & the highest fuel costs (Rs 46.30 petrol & Rs 35 diesel) in India. 2. I was planning on going for the Michelin XM1 series initially; but then, after some research, decided to go for the Primacy LC tyres. Apparently, these offer the highest noise cancellation (tyre noise) & the least rolling resistance (as it is made of 100% silica compound; unlike other tyres that have a different percentage compund). It sure looks good on paper - will wait & see if it actually delivers.
  9. Sparsh, I did'nt mean to offend you, just gave my clarifications (on why I thought so), that's all. No hard feelings buddy! At the end of the day, we are all here because of one reason - our love for cars. ;-)
  10. Thanks all, once again for your comments. Some quick updates: Delivery is due for Thursday in the morning (due to auspicious times!) Car will go straight to Ganesha temple & there after to the car accessory store for fitment of the music system & remote locking. I have finalised the below configuration Head-unit Pioneer FH-P6050UB (11.5k) Front Component speakers Pioneer P1702C (6.5k) Rear 6*9 speakers Pioneer A953 (5.5k) Amplifier JBL644 / Pioneer (6k / 7.5k) Cabling Monster cabling (1.5k) And then on to the alloy wheel expert (Super Tyre Tec) for fitment of Alloy wheels Lenso Samurai 15" - 5 piece (26k) Tyres Michelin Primacy LC 195/60/R15 (24k) So, that's pretty much what I intend to add on to this gem of a car for this year at least!! Of course, I will post some pictures once all this is done, by weekend that is.
  11. Sparshq, I was in no way comapring the Indigo to the Jetta! All I said was the design element of the way the boot joins the body & the bonnet joins the body is very similar. Don't we say the C-class mimics the bigger & better S?? I would appreciate if you read the posts clearly before commenting.
  12. The new Laura 2.0 diesel, preferably the L&K variant is the best bang for the buck car. It has some features that even cars in the next segment does not have. The new Laura looks great & I'm sure is a much better buy, than a Jetta any day. VW is simply too over-priced. And to me, personaly, it looks like a bigger form of the Indigo - seriously, just look at the way the boot & bonnet proportions out to the centre body. The Indigo's boot & bonnet proportions fit similarly to the center body too. Oooops!
  13. Thank you all, for your kind & heart-felt comments. Sorry, I was out of action for the past week due to the bank processes. Here are some updates of all that happened the past one week. I have finally booked the Getz CRDi GVS - white from Trident Hyundai, Bangalore. The bank loan is through. The dealer is giving, apart from the regular free-bies like mats, carpets etc. also offered to paint the door handles & rear view mirror to white (body coloured) as free. I'm paying a discounted 4.5k for the front fog lamps as an addition. Delivery is due anytime next week (the week of 15th ~ 19th). I promise to post pics of my new car the moment I drive out & get the other modifications done. I intend to fit a good music system & alloys & better rubber. And then, I will post some pics. Thanks once again to all that helped me decide on this fabulous hot-hatch. I know it might be slightly dated, but hey, for this price-point, this power hatch is a deal. Trident gave me a good deal, the on the road price I paid was Rs 5,88,250/- Add the 4.5 for the fog lamps & it is comes to Rs 5,93,250 all incl.