porscher

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  1. Hello, Would be really helpful to help me solve my dilemma. Need a Hatchback car for strictly driving around Mumbai city.The car will be self driven frm home to office , run of 1.5 kms , daily 4/6 times , completely in suburban mumbai traffic.Already own a sedan so this car will be just for use within city , never expecting to leave Mumbai.Will be driven for 20 kms within mumbai during weekends for outings and get to ghethers. Cars considering are Alto , Santro The K10 and Santro GL model come to around Rs3.5 Lac onroad after discounts The AltoF8 is still 70 grand cheaper Or am i missing something and ignoring other big hatches for just a little price difference? Figo i think willb 4.5lac onroad and the Polo base version is 5 lac on road Pros and Cons of Models considered : AltoF8 - Pros - Hot selling hatch ,Reliable,Fuel efficient Maruti - So Cheap and Easy to Maintain,Light on Pocket Cons - AC not that powerful Lack of space AltoK10 - Pros - More powerful than AltoF8,Better Features, Cons - Same lack of space as AltoF8 Santro - Pros - Ease of Ingress because of tall boy design Reliable,Fuel Efficient Cons - Outdated Plactic Quality of interiors disappointing Typical usage will be two passengers only in complete bumper to bumper city driving.Weekends will be 4 passengers in same traffic conditions I considered buying an Automatic hatch but i10 Auto is way too costly and AStar Automatic is nt a hot seller , i dont think Maruti promotingit even So kindly help choose between AltoF8.AltoK10 and Santro . Or should i take the plunge , spend a Lakh more and go for higher Cars like Polo,Fabia or Figo Qualities looking for are - Ease of Driving , Reliability,Comfort,Ease and Cheap to Maintain Not looking for Great Fuel Efficeincy ( because distance driven everyday is very low , Handling ( Sacrificing For comfort) Kindly help with your suggestions Thanking You
  2. isnt there a single place/shop for auto enthusiasts ? i know there are many specialist in scale car models . I am looking for an automobile branded backpack to carry laptop etc .. around
  3. Hello fellow auto lovers , I would really like it if you could guide me where can i buy auto related stuff like backpacks , bags , tees , keychains You know ones with auto logos on it official or others Preferably in Mumbai or online Kindly help . I am sure other auto , car , bikes lovers would love to flaunt their fav brand on their luggage , key chains , mobile covers , clothes etc .. Kindly help Thanks in advance
  4. After purchasing a new car , when should the first PUC certificate be obtained ? After how many months of initial ownership ? I think now u get a green colored sticker which can be pasted onto the windshield .It is valid for six months . When should i get the first one please enlighten? after how many months after delivery ? thanking you in advance
  5. Why was Autocar India not a part of jury for ICOTY this year ????? I think it is the first time that Hormazd Sorabjee or Shapur didnt participate.Why ? Autocar India is the leading magazine and Mr Hormazd is the pillar of Indian Auto Journalism . Why please enlighten me ?
  6. What are the types of Car Parking Sensors available Donot want a rear view camera . need sensors with graphic illutrations on Rearview mirror or another monitor Need front and back both Where can i get them in Mumbai City , accesories shops? Approx cost , any other tips ? Please advise Thanking you
  7. hey ash - plz let me know what kind of deal u got . are the CVT ones still available ? me too planning to buy one . plz let me know . thanx
  8. isnt the a star a bit too pricey for a 3 cylinder engine ? will it be as smooth as a four cylinder ( even number of cylinders are more well balanced engines .). or will it be rough at redline ? harshness levels ? and will the power be enough to pull car and AC ? come on people . i think maruti priced it quite high for a 3 cylinder engine . it cant be as smooth as a four cylinder one . new gen engine or no .
  9. isnt the a star a bit too pricey for a 3 cylinder engine ? will it be as smooth as a four cylinder ( even number of cylinders are more well balanced engines .). or will it be rough at redline ? harshness levels ? and will the power be enough to pull car and AC ? come on people . i think maruti priced it quite high for a 3 cylinder engine . it cant be as smooth as a four cylinder one . new gen engine or no .
  10. Hello What part of price of a car amounts to dealer margin ? How much money a dealer makes on sale of each car ? Does it differ from manufacture to manufacture? Is it different among different segments of cars ? What you people think ? Kindly enlighten.It will help many buyers bargain the price when making a purchase. Thnx in advance .
  11. Hello Considering the traffic conditions on indian roads , why are automatic transmission cars not popular on indian roads ? Dont tell me they are less fuel efficient . No one drives their car at the right RPM in traffic anyways and Half the population rides the clutch . Also No one keeps car that long enough nowadays as to increase maintainance cost . So what is it against Automatic Transmission ? Cant understand peoples mentality on simply not taking an auto box in equation when buying a car . Am i missing somethng ?
  12. planning to buy Aveo sedan . It doesnt have Aux In or USB port in the in dash music system . How am i suppose to connect my ipod and play songs through it ? donot want to drill holes in the dash . FM transmittors work well ? or lots of distrotion ? can ipod be charged while it plays ? any other ideas plz ? plz plz help. thank you
  13. hello how do i connect my ipod with a ICE system which doesnot have a aux in port or a USB port . Is it advisable ? Any other options ? can i charge my ipod too ? Also can i conect a USB stick ( pen drive ) to a similar ICE system? What will be the costs ? Please enlighten thanx in advance
  14. if priced betw 3.5 - 4.5 , isnt it a bit pricier for a 3 cyl engine ? santro costs the same i think . if alto replacement , it should cost 3.5 , max 4 for top end , on road price . wht u thnk . plz enlighten
  15. 1) estilo . no doubt . especially in pink 2) Elantra 3)Reva 4) Opel Corsa 5)Porsche 911 ( cos i cant afford it hehe )
  16. Thnx , But when shld i go for it ? now or wait further to get a better deal ? m frm mumbai . wht wld b the on road price for exi / zxi or cvt if wanna buy kindly enlighten
  17. Hi , m in the market for a sedan . Shld i go in for the current honda - city ? new honda city deliveries startin end nov / dec 1st week ? When is a good time to buy the current city ? What kind of deals / discounts can i expect on the current city ? heard the base version too comes with a music system now ie the EXi ( though not sure if it IPod compatible) .An Honda givin alloys for Rs 10k now. Wht / How Whn to bargain at the dealers so tht i can get the best price ? Plz Help Thnx in advance
  18. Where can I see pics of cars in all colors ? I think Black looks da Best what with tht Optimus Prime like grill . Also will honda launch a 1.3 Litre one too ? may be cheaper than ths version ? hehe cant help dream rite ?