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  1. OMG this car makes so much sense over any sedan! Awesome boot space, spacious rear seats, sporty looking too. Too bad Mazda only supplies Duratec technology to Ford India & worldwide and does not make cars here.
  2. so what does Hyundai do with 2 models in one segment? i10 and santro worked out because santro still attracts the fuel conscious buyers.
  3. This is happening all too often. Car explosion in india, errant dealers. Consumers who do not understand Jaago grahak Jaago (no reference to you sir). Point also to be noted is that many car buyers who are first timers do not know about these practices of dealers. Car companies also would not care because once the car is by resold by the dealer to the customer it's the dealers responsibility thereon. OH the pity ! Customers get fleeced this way...
  4. Who is talking about any member of the forum! Maybe you are not aware that Babu is a very commonly used term for a Government Servant or bureaucrat. Sgiitk i thought of saying the same thing yesterday. But i backed out.
  5. IMHO i believe Toyota is carrying out Hot weather testing in Hot and hotter hyderabad
  6. Second rate is Chinese stuff. Kia is Hyundai's twin brother and giving some real competition to low segment cars in Europe and USA. Mazda is not second rate. Half of its drivetrain technologies resulted in Ford's Duratec engines., thats why Ford has a sizeable stake in that company.
  7. If its not the Vento diesel and not the FIAT multijet... Wait a minute it has to be the 1.3 multijet... Maruti said no diesel SX4 but they just had to plonk in the DDis. Fiat would not give a 1.6 DDis w/o using it in their linea first.
  8. F1 safety car namely the SLS Mercedes & F1 Mercedes car. [2010 F1 Belgium]
  9. Congrats. I for one thought that these kinds of shows preselect their winners who know them personally!
  10. 1)It was a case of 15 million Euros at Ducati v/s 9 million Euros at Yamaha. 2)Jorze lorenzo (pronouned : Horhey lorentho) was supposed to get half of rossi's package at Fiat yamaha. 3) Most likely Rossi will retire after 2012 season. And not do F1 or WRC, as FERRARI wanted him to do.
  11. Congratulations on your econo cum hot hatch
  12. Can anybody point out where CNG is available other than delhi & mumbai.. Added: Kanpur: sgiitk sgiitk2010-08-14 14:05:45
  13. This is what happens when a bear is in your corolla.... vr.462010-08-14 13:45:30
  14. i guess maruti said "to hell with the A star sales in india"... it's being sold as a Nissan, and also as a suzuki worldwide... So PROJECT ALTO it is now....
  15. There's no way Honda can lower the price of this vehicle. Thats why adding more kit is sensible.... provided the car sells
  16. The YBR 125 may fail to sell properly yet again, due to its similar gladiator-cum-fazer-all earlier yamaha 125 cc look. Also being priced at 47000 just a 2 grand lesser than the 150 is a little weird.... Even if the focus is to sell the higher capacity 150cc more, then there is no use of 125cc bike. On the more important side though the SZ series was launched to battle other lower priced 150 cc's than the FZ, and give features like a kick starter, cheaper body panels, and a homely 150cc'ish look the indian biker has been used to. Hero Honda must move up its game. Cbz extreme should have a redux with lesser kit.
  17. aren't these palios the 2008 unsold ones??
  18. The old zen base model...? did not have a tachometer, came with thin tyres, had the same 750 Kg kerb weight, noisy aluminium engine. This k-10 has similar looking rear view door mirros, similar looking power window button console, and the rear uncannily resembles the Zen classic. Neither did the old zen come with ABS too. Some sorta revival of sorts. Only if buyers take to it kindly. Does anybody have/remember the performance figures of the old zen??
  19. Cannot wait to see tricked up K- series Alto's. Filtered, headered, side piped.... The good old Zen is back !
  20. So be it. LOGAN now for indians and the upscale new logan nee fluence mini...? for the Indians who are prepared to pay for a french car. Renault should do some sorta pooja to rid off Indian car market side effects like Mahindra grabbing an entire product and the erstwhile peugeot 309, though not a renault but still frenchie being boobie trapped w/o dealers