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  1. Renault Duster Petrol

    Renault Duster RxE – 7.19 lakhs

    Renault Duster RxL – 8.19 lakhs

    Renault Duster Diesel

    Renault Duster RxE – 7.99 lakhs

    Renault Duster RxL 85 PS – 8.99 lakhs

    Renualt Duster RxL 110 PS – 9.99 lakhs

    Renault Duster RxZ 110 PS – 10.99 lakhs & 11.29 lakhs with the option pack

    Petrol variant dont have safety even as an option. In country like India people wont only compare it to Scorpio but other cars in the same price bracket like City Verna etc, which come loaded at 8.19 lakhs with Airbags+ABS.

  2. Force India have always come up with something good at Silverstone and I hope its the same this year, as they are still playing catch up with Sauber, after having come to terms with Williams with double points finish last race.

    As always, i will be supporting Alonso, but I feel Vettel will be the one to watch out for seeing his searing pace before retiring last race. The McLaren team will be hoping for an uneventful race, because nearly every race either they have a bad pit stop, strategy errors, or the get T-boned by a Williams car! :P

  3. Diesel AT are scarce in the market, there are Verna, Laura and I think Jetta of which only Verna costs less than 15 lakhs. Scorpio AT is very poor, nad an AT diesel hatch is not going to come to India anytime soon, since hatch is usually bought by budget conscious in India (i.e. if possible Indian tend to go for a sedan) and diesel is bought for efficiency and a diesel AT hatch ruins both these points and will cost at least 2 lakhs above the petrol manual version.

    I am guessing the problem you face is start stop traffic. I would suggest you buy a diesel car like Micra or Figo, which boast of zero turbo lag or Ertiga which has very good drivability in city with low no. of passengers. Duster launching on 4th of this month will also probably share this characteristic in the 86 bhp version engine shared with Sunny.

    The idea is to be able to drive with minimal no. of gear shift which these cars are capable of.

  4. Slightly OT

    Dio is too plasticy(acceptable to an extend)

    I dont think you have seen the new Dio in its Matt Black Metallic avataar. Looks stunning, seems to have come out of the Batman set!




    The big thing here is the engine. How efficient and smooth engine Yamaha comes up with will be important.

    Also the two tone panel means highly unlikely it will be metal and would most probably be fiber like Honda Dio. Another thing that points towards a non metallic body is that this in Thailand is targeted towards fairer sex, which means light body.

  5. Design wise, it looks pretty similar to Dio, which is also stunning. Twin shock absorbers effect needs to be seen, and also how the engine compares to the buttersmooth engine from the other two Japs namely Honda and Suzuki. Suzuki Access success has proved that if priced well, success is there to be had, and a chance exists to challenge Honda monopoly.

  6. While looking at petrol, you may want to look at Honda City. Far better value, more efficiency and a way better engine that Verna. There are also many offers going on and you would get free insurance, so at around 8.5 for EMT you will get a full featured sedan.

  7. It looks like mid range version (LXi in the last pic, and Maruti in this segment has LX,LXI and VXI).

    I have a feeling this will be named Cervo. Indianised variant of Jap Cervo similar to what they did with Wagon R. I say this because none of the current entry level Maruti cars(Alto, A-Star, Wagon R, Estilo) have such aggressive lines, but Cervo does. Also its headlamp are big round ones quite like this spyshot.

    Not even a spot for Fog lamps indicates it will quite likely be an entry level car. Cost cutting can be seen by integrated headrests. The length of the rear door is certainly encouraging.

    But what is confusing is what is lying on top of the central console? The instrument cluster is at its usual position i.e in front of driver, so it has to be an MID on top of the central console which is even more confusing as it seems like the mid variant.

    They seemed to have hired design team of Swift, i10, i20 and Figo to cook something up. This car definitely looks a little bigger than Alto, my guess is "BANG ON E-ON"

  8. All your option narrow down on one car very very strongly, the Brio. Its only downside is bootspace which is not of importance to you. The best engine in its class, extremely fuel efficient, good interiors and looks real good too. I remember some good offers on it too.

    There is no use for putting extra money on diesel. That will just be a knee jerk reaction. You will be paying a lakh extra and given your very low running, it would take you around 8 years to make up for the price difference.

  9. The Government was suggested around 1.3 Rs/liter hike in diesel and 1.4 Rs/liter hike in petrol. The larger volumes in diesel justified it, but the government is not at all interested to touch diesel prices till diesel deregulation is final. It does not want to take the burden of taking the blame of increasing the price of regulated product.

  10. Duster looks like an extremely capable vehicle but Renault will need to price it very sensibly unlike what they did with Pulse. Their badge does not command any premium over Nissan and they need to know that. Infact Nissan may have the ability to extract because of its long existence in premium market with Teana and X-Trail and they much known 350Z and GT-R in the house.

    Of the three you have mentioned, Dzire takes the cake in overall refinement and houses the national engine. I can't testify your FE figures, but with the resale value Dzire will retain and the fun to dive factor it has, my favourite here is Dzire.

    Verito has the taxi image and your resale will suffer massively because of it. Infact a better car to wait may be Chevrolet Sail

    Etios would be a good choice but I have never been able to digest the dashboard styling. Have heard 2012 version has improved quality a bit, so that is a plus.

    But since you are against Dzire now, I would recommend go for the Nissan Sunny. It has proven successful, so good resale, Japs have never been poor with regards to maintenance and Micra stories prove that Nissan is no exception, great engine, great space and decent interiors.

  11. Yes, the requirement is fine, but that is the minimum requirements. And it will run the basic version without the smoothness. I have been running it since the day it launched, and trust me when I say that you want to experience the full version on your new laptop.

    Also for mini you will need 32 bit, while for your lenovo (>3GB RAM) you will need 64 bit Windows 8.

    Regarding your questions.

    1.Silverlight is something similar to Adobe Flash developed by Microsoft. It is very powerful, but currently only a few sites use it because Microsoft has dumped the project and its functionality has been combine in .NET Framework 4.0

    2.Office 2010 Home edition costs around 4000. If you are not a hevy user with use of advance functionalities, you may want to use the FREE LibreOffice used in all linux systems. For medium usage it is just as good as Office 2010 except for some .docx .pptx .xlsx files, and when you feel the need to use those extensions and LibreOffice not opening it correctly, you can use the online free application officially by Microsoft at skydrive.live.com.

    3. Domain (for websites) is similar to address. Domain support is just customer support provided by Microsoft which is of use to professionals, not for general users.