vicky99

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  1. Honda has outpriced itself on CRV and Accord V6' date=' as there are hardly any sales. The cheaper Accord 4 cylinder has been whipped by Superb and Altis outsold Civic 3 to 1 in May. Only the City is selling as it has not faced any real competition so far, and I doubt that Jazz will be able to maintain volumes after the initial excitement has died down.
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    the CRV is still the biggest selling softroader. its sales figures are comprehensively more than the captivas , endys ,outlander , x-trail despiste being the most expensive and with no diesel option. strange yeah ... but it surely works for honda. .

     

    same is the case with accord vs superb. more expensive , less features , no diesel but it still sells. i wonder what made you say "hardly any sales".

    maybe the skoda tag makes them look away

    look at camry vs accord. they are more or less similarly priced. but accords outnumber camrys by a BIG margin. clearly honda are favourites ... atleast in india.

     

    yeah the civic has taken a beating from the altis. that obviously happens when a new model is launched. what the civic did to the corolla , now the altis is doing to the civic. thats until the next gen civic is launched.

     

    the city is surely selling well. its come in the top 10 sales figures. i am positive jazz will do the 2000+ numbers as per they plan.

    HONDA surely rules in India !

     

     

  2. honda has set a target sales figure of 2000 jazz per month. though it is obscenely overpriced with a lot of equipment missing you cannot take away the fact that this is the best hatchback ever.

    just checked up in the mag , the ANHC has creeped into the top 10 last month with good 3630 units. not bad coming 10th for a 9L car when so many cheaper or VFM cars are available in the same/lower segments.

    Honda has built its brand value and really would'nt be surprised if jazz manages that 2000mark/month. Inspite of being more expensive than the GP , jazz sales will outnumber the GP's surely.

  3. the rear seats are pretty decent and better compared to swift nd ritz and i20

     

    firstly congrats on your purchase. it looks real cool in red.

    yeah i agree its got better rear seats than the swift and the ritz but definitely not wrt i20. the i20 has better rear space and seats are more supportive.

  4. between punto & ritz...... clearly Punto Wins' date=' more on space, comfort, interiors, performance, FE

    i say ritz at last.....[/quote']

     

    i hope you have seen both in flesh before making that comment. If not i presume you have atleast read GP test in the ACI.

    Else lemme tell you what it says about the GP : Performance , fuel efficiency and refinement are not the class best and the interiors are disappointing.

     

    the 1.2l is too puny for a car which is 1100+ kgs !

    whats shocking is that the 1.4l is also slow on the performance as compared to the smaller 1.2l ritz !

    the ritz K series engine definitely beats both the GPs on the fuel efficiency too !

    the quality of plastics is also bad and it feels it may come off !

    the backseat space is also at a premium , thanks to the big bonnet. it definitely looks big on the outside but is disappointing once you step inside.

    ritz wins this one hands down! not to forget the maruti A.S.S. , network and resale amongst the others.

  5. the ritz has been received very well by the consumers , the sales figures in the debut month speaks for it.

    since you wrote you would be driving in the city , the ritz is apt for you.

    the 1.2L producing 68 bhp is underpowered . the 1.4L should be better but at the cost of fuel economy. the ritz with the new K12M engine is more fuel efficient. being a maruti product its A.S.S. and maintenance will be much better and cheaper than the fiat.

    the GP however scores on the looks. it looks big on the outside but i am disappointed with the space inside. ditto with the linea.

    the plastic quality on the ritz is better than the GP.

    i would go for the ritz. all the best for your purchase.

     

  6. smiley5.gifsmiley29.gif Bajaj Will never improve.

    I'm guessing a year later when this Rs 70' date='000 140 k/m hour pulsar has sold poorly, Bajaj will come out with a 240CC pulsar with a top speed of 150 k/m !...[/quote']

     

    if that was supposed to be funny , your sense of humour needs serious repairs !

    pulsar is an indigenous product of bajaj without any technical collab. with any japanese bikemaker. you cant expect miracles overnight ... can you ?

    they have come a long long way off from being a scooter maker to bikes.

    but people like you enjoy pulling things down .

    i say you will never improve. get a life !

  7. the punto 1.2L belts out just 68 bhp which translates a poor power to weight ratio of 59.6! thats definitely not the one to pick !

    the punto 1.4 L and the 1.2 i20 have almost similar power to weight ratios of 78 and 75 , so all the ball talk about i20 being underpowered is crap.

    price wise the asta and emotion are again similar with somewhat similar list of equipment. the GP is definitely a better looker.

    but the thing which tilts in i20's decision would be hyundai vs fiat.

    after maruti , hyundai has the biggest network. so i will stick to i20. i've driven the car and its fun to drive. if u are'nt wary about buying a fiat , then you could choose the GP.

    i'l suggest not to be in a hurry. if you can wait for sometime , let the GP "settle" in the auto industry and then see what response it gets in a few months.

    else take a TD of both and decide for yourself. all the best on your purchase !

  8. @ nimesh :

    2 years back the ANHC was not available. i thought u atleast knew that. the 77 bhp wasnt to my taste , the most powerful car available in that price range was the sx4 , hence i picked up. read the post carefully dumbsack !

     

    linea's dust ... haha ... you are either very ignorant or a moron.

    i'l tell the timings since u dont know them .

     

                            0-60     0-100         20-80

     

    linea                   6.21     15.14         14.04

    santro                 5.55     14.66        13.19

     

    the 1.1L humble santro pips your so called "sedan". forget racings the sx4 and the ANHCs , you watch out for the small speeding santros in your mirrors.

    and give way to them else you gonna bite their dust !

     

    if you dont believe the above figs , shell out a 100 bucks n pick up the latest ACI mag.

    what a pity that a 7.5 L car is outrun by a decade old 3L hatchback.

    and u freaks still say : no the linea is not underpowered ! accept it !

     

    and FYI this is not europe where fiat thinks that it can build the same base.

    the GP was the best hatchback seller 2 years back in europe but can the same happen in india ?

    ofcourse no ! u wait and watch .

    FYI , the fiesta has a mileage indicator. dont just post anything for the sake of it .

     

  9. @nimesh

    my dad has the fuel efficient diesel fiesta ? any problem in that ? he commutes for 80+ kms everyday from home to factory . and i have the sx4 which i bought 2+ years ago . the ANHC wasnt launched then otherwise i would have picked up that in favour of the sx4.

    re the mileage , dont be fooled by the MID. have a mind of your own and do manual calculations. i've seen on youtube one guy posting 23.4 kmpl on his ANHC.

    and yes my dad's fiesta easily delivers 15-17 kmpl in city with ac. much more than your fiats !

    rattly sx4 ? dont even think about racing your linea with an sx4. its gonna beat you hollow. your linea is better off racing with the 1.1L santro . Dont believe me ? the santro's is quicker 0-60 and 0-100 than your linea.

    and just because your crap metal is parked with an ANHC , you own one ?

    if my car is parked next to a bimmer ... it doesnt mean i own one. you can only buy fiat crap.

     

    @coolboy

    dont count your chicken before they are hatched. remember there were talks linea selling 2000+ units. wait for the year end. the hype surrounding the linea has died down. guess you know that fiat figures are on a downward slope . i can assure you fiat will find difficult to sell 500 lineas monthly from start of 2010.

     

     

  10. @ sanmanian

     Mind you the mileage of ANHC is similar to others like SX4 ' date=' Linea petrol and Fiesta petrol.
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    you must be kidding then ! sx4/fiesta/linea petrol all of them deliver close to 9.5 km/l ( ac conditions in delhi traffic) whereas the ANHC mangaes 10.5 km/l in the same conditions.

    when it comes to petrol engines ... hondas and toyotas are the best. they know how to tap the max from the engine. even though its got the biggest engine (118 bhp) , its the most frugal amongst the lot because of the brilliant iVTEC . ofcourse being the lightest amongst the lot helps too !

     

    yes it is ridicously overpriced with a lot of essential equipment missing. but then if u love driving and performance nothing comes close to ANHC. take a TD for yourself and decide. the linea is the most VFM amongst the lot but the least fun to drive. the 1.4L does not do the job in this heavy 1.24 ton car.

    Do you own all the four cars?? How did you say that Linea delivers 9.5 kmpl in city when I myself achieve 12 kmpl in city driving (tankful method). Don't just blindly trust the auto mags. Infact ACI has not done any FE test of ANHC. In their test, they published estimated mileage. If you own ANHC, you get 10.5 kmpl so what, I own Linea petrol and get 12 kmpl. You need to drive a 1000 km old Linea petrol and then you will know what real fun is. I don't think you own any of the above cars...

    Also, don't tell me about the mileage of ANHC  because I own that also. But I don't mention it in my signature because I regret buying it.

     

    did i say i own all the 4 cars ? and is it necessary to own a thing to have knowledge about that? if u have some knowledge about a boeing 747 ... is it necessary to own a plane to have some knowledge on that ? talk some sense atleast .... some !

     

    my take one by one ...

    i own a sx4 , my dad has a fiesta , two of my cousins have bought an ANHC this year and a friend of mine has got a linea.

    i've spoken to a lot of linea owners and have read a lot of stuff about the same. as per it , it delivers b/w 9-10 km/l (ac in city). and u are the only one whos reported 12kmpl .

    even the smaller 1.2l palio barely manages 10 kmpl . so dont fool around bragging that 12kmpl ! to nerds that figure may seem real but count me out !

     

    and the biggest joke ! you own an ANHC and u regret it ! going by your signature you can only buy crap from fiat clan ! you can only dream about a honda but cant buy it . hope fiat doesnt say bye-bye to india and you guys languish behind ! my sympathies to you ...

     

     

     

  11. @ sanmanian

     Mind you the mileage of ANHC is similar to others like SX4 ' date=' Linea petrol and Fiesta petrol.
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    you must be kidding then ! sx4/fiesta/linea petrol all of them deliver close to 9.5 km/l ( ac conditions in delhi traffic) whereas the ANHC mangaes 10.5 km/l in the same conditions.

    when it comes to petrol engines ... hondas and toyotas are the best. they know how to tap the max from the engine. even though its got the biggest engine (118 bhp) , its the most frugal amongst the lot because of the brilliant iVTEC . ofcourse being the lightest amongst the lot helps too !

     

    yes it is ridicously overpriced with a lot of essential equipment missing. but then if u love driving and performance nothing comes close to ANHC. take a TD for yourself and decide. the linea is the most VFM amongst the lot but the least fun to drive. the 1.4L does not do the job in this heavy 1.24 ton car.

  12. yeah the linea is definitely underpowered ... so u'l surely feel the lethargic pickup. infact its got the  poorest  power to weight ratio of 72.5 ps/ton amongst the contemporaries . the proposed 1.6 L should do the trick at the cost of FE though.

    even i doubt the 1.4l linea returning 12kmpl in ac in city conditions. i hope you do tankful to tankful calculations and just do not go by the digital meter.