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  1. Car to be replaced : July 2009 Maruti 800, with 1.75 lakh on the odo. Reason: Its just become way to unreliable. Broke down the five times in the past month alone Other vehicles in the garage: January 2012 Skoda Fabia 1.2 Petrol, 52K on the odo (she's a keeper, so plz no suggestions of sell the Fabia, also we need two cars) Requirements: Will be a city car only. So all I is need good FE, AC and Power Steering. The 800 is a PITA to turn. Shortlist: (in no particular order) 1: Ford Figo Base Petrol 2: Fiat Punto Pure Petrol (The evo is hideous, and cant stretch for the base urban cross or the avventura) 3: Tata Tiago petrol 4: Tata Tiago diesel 5: Tata Bolt Petrol Base Cars not considered: 1: Chevrolet Beat. Due for a replacement soon, AFAIK 2: Grand i10. My cousin has an xcent, and i dont really like it. 3: Brio. Cramped 4: Swift. Due for replacement 5: Micra. too old 6: pulse. too old 7: polo. basically the same car as our fabia. 8: Baleno, jazz, elite i20. too expensive Concerns about shortlisted cars 1: Figo. The built quality. After owning the Fabia, i've been spoilt silly by the built quality. Nothing rattles, and the doors close with a solid thud. The built quality is one of the reasons none of the Marutis and hyundais made it to my list. 2: Punto. Fuel efficiency and performance. The fabia feels slow. Barely reaches 140. Cruises at around 120, and we have Swifts and i20s overtaking us left, right and centre, on punjab's basically brilliant roads. And it is thirsty. Giving about 13-14 on the highway and 10-ish in the city. What are the punto numbers going to be? 3: Tiago petrol. Basically everything. The AC+ Power Steering model ( called XE i guess) is 3.8 ex showroom, whereas both the punto and the figo are about 70K more. Does it make sense to extend, or is the Tiago a good enough car. 4: Tiago diesel. Solely considered because of the underwhelming reviews of the tiago petrol drivetrain, and for the fact hat we have a budget of 4.5, so why not consider it. We have 0 experience of owning a diesel. 5: Bolt. On the list solely because it is a sales dud, and that means huge discounts. Also is a reasonably spacious vehicle. Is the engine in the Tiago petrol and the Bolt the same? And now to make CreativeBala happy, I'm going to re-do this entire exercie, in his format. Whats your Budget - Rs 4.8L ex-showroom. Kms driven monthly - 1000 kms Bodyshell - Hatch City/Highway split - 50:50 Max No.of Passangers - 3 at max. 2 normally. Boot space Importance - Low Usage by - normal. My dad. He likes to pretend he's not into cars, but i know secretly he loves to drive. So put him into enthu as well. Ownership - Outerskirts of the city. Safety - anything Prime requirement - FE, Handling, and maybe comfort. Softcorner'd Manufacturer See the rest of the post above. Oh, and BTW, hello ACI. Been 5 years, I think, since I logged in here. Good to be back.
  2. Lame facelift. The current one has atleast a bit of character.
  3. Well, when the koreans(hyundai) first came, they had a) made a mark in the rest of the world were ahead of the japs Here Hyosung has done neither. And Kawa is upping the ante.
  4. You need an old muscle car with loads of torque. I guess it happens in one of the Fast Furious movies where Vin Diesel is shown to wheelie an old mustang.
  5. Whats wrong with you guys? Its a gorgeous looking SUV!
  6. I've two cars in my garage, a Maruti 800 and a Fabia 1.2 Elegence. And give me an option and I would pick the Maruti 800 anyday. And just this morning I was telling my mom "I like my cars simple." It is all about the undulated fun of driving.
  7. Take your pick. I think the green beast looks better.
  8. Skoda Fabia 1.6 + 70K in hand = VW Polo 1.6 Guess what, I'd rather buy a Fabia 1.6 and spice it up with the 70K than get the Polo.
  9. If you are chauffeur driven, what are you doing on an auto forum. And write this email as a letter to the editor, and not on the forum. And the luxury cars are made in europe. Everyone drives their own cars there. Even if you own an A8. Note from Mod: Usage of foul language is strictly prohibited on the forum.
  10. Electric cars? Peak Torque at idle RPM.
  11. Fact 1: Drag racing is all about getting off the line quickest Fact 2: The car with more torque gets of the line quicker. Fact 3: Diesel cars make much more torque than petrol ones. Fact 4: All drag racing cars are Petrol cars.
  12. Step 1: Donate the tyre to a rioter to burn. Step 2: Buy a new tyre.
  13. I could distinguist the real from this from about a mile away. Utter waste of money, and makes you look wannabe-ish.
  14. India doesnt exactly have a market for a hot hatch. Moreover they already have the Pulse.
  15. If only car in family, Fabia 1.6. Else, my choice would vary. I'd buy a Polo 1.6, Remove all the seats, fit in Recaro racing seats(2 only), and 215 Section17 inch tyres. Figo 1.4 is another contender incase i am worried about fuel prices. Aliternatively I'll get a used Lancer(a.k.a. modder's paradise), and do an engine mod. And if I am feeling really insane I'll get a Mahindra Thar.
  16. You love your car and would buy it again. I am OK with that. But please explain as to why you think its an enthusiasts car.
  17. I am 21 and I would buy a Fabia 1.6 with my eyes closed, because along with a good engine, I want good build quality and an awesome interior.(Which the Polo and the Punto dont have) And my experience with Skoda has been so awesome that we are planning to get a Yeti next.
  18. Was eagerly waiting for this car. But I am COMPLETELY disappointed. If Renault can give Airbag standard in the Micra, why not the Duster? And 85 BHP for a vehicle this big. I do hope Renault is joking.
  19. Wasnt there talk about a Linea convertible sometime back? I mean with a folding hard top and at around 10 Lakhs, it would make perfect sense.
  20. Also consider the Mahindra XUV 500. It is a worthwhile contendor if you want to look at something except sedans. Yeti 4X2 may also be an option if you decide to extend the budget a little.
  21. Starting this thread because I, unexplainably, do not have permission to post in the official thread. 1: me and a few others(CreativeBala) have been making posts till upto this morning, and they have been lost. 2: New content feature missing. 3: the forum, keeps telling me to update my email, which is already up to date. Threads merged.