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  1. Indeed as some are here to harp and peddle their garbage no matter what the general consensus or logic dictate. Just because they have a love affair with a donkey doesn't make the donkey the epitome of pulchritude.
  2. HUMMER is ugly, G Wagen is no looker, neither is Land Cruiser, its not about looks when it comes to this category of vehicles, its about the image, the go anywhere image.
  3. SUVs are not for looks and no SUV sold in India qualifies for looks. The Rhino is no Qualis, engine reliability will be at par with Scorpio and Safari from the Cummins package.
  4. Rhino doesn't use Isuzu anymore, they use Cummins.
  5. The diesel would be worth it at any price, far better specs than Skoda and way more economical as well.
  6. With its frequent upgrades Honda sales stay on top, the newer Accord has a different body styling not to mention a more powerful base as well as V6 model. I would not call the 2.4L older model a slouch in any sense and you might get huge savings when the newer model is launched and the dealer would do a clearence sale for older models.
  7. Accord concentrates on giving you engine, not gadgets, gadgets don't make a car, a balaned engineering does. Accord is reputed across the globe for its butter smooth long life engine, excellent suspension and refinement. A car is not a video game or a toy, the less the gadgets, the lesser the breakdown. GPS is still in its infancy in India, not much coverage where its really needed and the service charges are still prohibitively expensive.
  8. If its wobbling during braking, check for warped rotors as well.
  9. Pryas, The Rhino uses the Cummins turbo engine which is from the older generation Land Rover, not exactly a reliable package in any sense, as for looks, its like you mate Scorpio with Qualis and out comes Rhino. Its made by Sonalika Tractors whose products are not known for their quality. Initial fit and finish is OK but even after 3 years of local launch here in its native Punjab, it has few takers, Scorpio and Innova does quite well in this segment.
  10. Amen and Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. The new one will have close to 171bhp compared to the 148bhp of the older one, either way you are always a winner with Accord but obviously the newer one will have more appeal.
  12. Those gadgets wont last and neither will the novelty with them, the Accord will last and last for long, you will never get tired of the electric smooth engine which loves to be revved and when you trade it in, you will see the Accord retaining maximum value.
  13. And if all that doesn't work, check the front end, have it looked by a technician. The tires and balancing can be a culprit. MRF and JK have sold tires with manufacturing defect. This leads to the front end shimmy. If this problem isn't corrected by now, it will eventually wear out the critical front end components like the joints, bearings and bushings.Gurkha2008-01-08 11:06:52
  14. Well watch the spirit glow when it will be about the Scorpio, the best vehicle on earth
  15. Its not 1 person, its a whole bunch of people with extensive experience in the automobile industry and with data collected over years, your argument is totally futile here and not based on any logic, Indian customers have relatively short duration of exposure to the international automotive world. Stop arguing just for the sake of it. Provide something constructive rather than subjective emotion charged nonsense and then the post will make sense.
  16. You may not care what you think but we know where your perceptions and true motives lie, harryccc and others here know it quite well. TCS is not the authority in automotive ratings last time I checked, it was JD Powers and it says otherwise and lastly, Innova is a global product. If you cared to read the Scorpio test on the Aus mag, you will see the true respect for Toyota in every sense there, mind you, Toyota is Asian as well so equal prejudices apply. Don't start this as a Toyota bashing thread here as you will loose big time, I will gladly and willingly wipe the floor with the Scorpio. When it comes to poor quality, Scorpio is the ideal definition. When it comes to poor perception, Mahindra rules.
  17. I am not talking about sales figures, I am talking about various authorities giving their verdict after extensive testing and data collection as well as long term extensive test like no other. Personal choice is not the indicator of quality in true scientific sense. Highly subjective which is fine, just not the norm.
  18. Very poor perception, going by the number of registered cars of over 10 years of age in US and the resale value index, its the Toyota and Honda that dominate the chart. A VW disintegrates in a matter of few years and the resale value reflects that well. So the reliability and quality tag given by various magazines and research outfits is totally insignificant, un-scientific assessment based purely on hearsay and flawed perception is just fine.Gurkha2008-01-08 06:04:59
  19. Overall Toyota wins. Even in India, JD Powers rates it as the most reliable MUV. Scorpio and Safari don't even feature in that. Its normal to see a rock solid high mileage Innova, in case of Scorpio and Safari, that would be a divine miracle. Seems like you started this thread with the only intention of making your pet Scorpio look superior to Innova but guess what, general consensus says otherwise so you are definitely in a minority here.
  20. The preference for Skoda only comes from the Diesel factor, same is the case with Indica.
  21. I can understand that with Lexus but not with Skoda.
  22. Thanks Rugs, long time no see. You can start with a general guidelines about various policies and what to expect or not to expect from them.