BonFre

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  1. Agreed, to a large extent the Auto Industry is itself to blame for the nosedive in sales. It encashed full profits while it way hay time & bloated itself out of control. Instead of offering economical mode of transport, prices were jacked up & stretched the budgets of middle class Indians. True service & repair prices were also made nightmarish. Common spare parts are priced to astronomical figures. So the industry took full advantage of the boom. Its now time to downsize & down-price by a significant margin & introduce greener/ecological solutions.
  2. There has been a nose dive in sales of Vehicles, both two & four wheelers. Commercial vehicle sales are also down. Due to the sales numbers going down, there have been job layoffs across the Auto sector. Finance Ministry did introduce some measures recently but are they enough? Lets discuss why the nosedive in sales & how to put the sector back in the driving seat(solution).
  3. Simply speaking of the Civic, performance doesn't match the looks! If Honda ups the performance, maybe in BS6 guise, the product should be well received. Given the Auto sector is out of woods!
  4. Mahindra Engine in these bikes is a matter of concern. When sticking to the Classic tone, engines need to be from the stable.
  5. Launch will happen in 19 or 20 ?
  6. This could be the first Safari of International standards. Looks pretty grown up!
  7. A TD will clear a lot of things in head. For one I wanna know of the exhaust note! Pick up, braking, handling all need to be seen. Then comes in the reliability thing & ofcourse after sales backup, spares availability & service standards.
  8. Subtle changes, very Toyota like. Any idea when its revealing in India?
  9. 5 door pretty much gives a Humvee hue!
  10. I see an all new Wrangler in the pipeline above. Without sensible pricing its of no use!
  11. Not long ago Honda was known for cutting edge technology & designs. Jazz was one of its models in which it showcased latest developments. The one above just looks like streamlining the previous model. May not work well!
  12. Nissan has somehow lost its way in India. Even if launched, it will have to undercut price of Endy & Fort by a fair margin. Product looks good but market placement & brand building exercise have to be taken up.
  13. I still feel you would finally end up with a Maruti
  14. Im looking forward to the Diesel CVT. Hope it turns out worth the wait!
  15. Looks cool! Vehicle pulled out of the passenger car market, hope it delivers on reliability to the defence forces.
  16. Avoid Maruti Auto boxes, they are not upto the mark & Maruti needs to develop superior gear boxes. New Amaze would be a much improved product. Another option could be Toyota Yaris but it will breach the 10L mark.
  17. Hi Mike, welcome aboard.
  18. With looks hope they do something about the braking too.
  19. Welcome aboard Sai, you rock babe & as PH said "may your tribe increase". Amen!
  20. Said in a lighter tone, no problem carry on.. Will try a direct ship instead.