arkboypunk1

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  1. @Ragavyou are comparing wrong cars. Etios is a shade below city' date=' fiesta and vento.You can compare Etios with D'zire, Manza and Logan as they are entry level sedans

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    Well, yes. But price wise, the Etios can be compared to the Fiesta, from the price perspective. The Fiesta is massively discounted at regualar intervals.


  2. 1.skoda fabia classic model - 5.13L onroad. the new skoda fabia is very spacious and parts cost has come down by 40% since locally manufacured' date='good built quality,good service back up,good mileage 15kmpl city

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    Good service back up?? You're joking aren't you!?

    Skoda has the worst reputation in terms of after sales. I've read about several horror cases on India's largest Auto Forum. The the ACI mag itself listed aftersales as a -ve pt. in some road tests.

    PS: I'm a die-hard fan of Skodas, BTW, and was on the verge of buying a Fabia TDi, but backed out in the last minute solely because of the AfSS.   smiley19.gifsmiley18.gif


  3. To be very honest' date=' this was a second kind after Zen which made Maruti a winner in small car business. Truly a car which has everything an Indian car buyer looks for. Keep us updated Spock[/quote']

    Hey! The Alto, Waggy and the good ol' 800 sold in way larger no.s than the Swift and zen, so one can just put it as " The Swift set a record high for Maruti".   smiley36.gif

    @Mr Spock: Delivery in 3 weeks!? And I was under the impression that the swift, and the not so fast selling zxi had a looong waiting period. smiley5.gif


  4. Hi. I don't recommend you go in for a new indigo. Considering depreciation, it makes more sense buying used rather than new. You surely don't want to lose 40% of your new car value in under 3 years.

    The Figo is anyday a better option, but if you need a boot, and like the Indigo for its pluses like easy servicebility (not essentially reliability.), go for a used one for not more than 3.5 lakh.


  5. My main concerns are:1) Peppiness and easy drivability and fast moving in the city driving.2) Absolutely not bothered about highway driving because my Manza will serve the purpose.3) Good mileage and easy maintenance.4) Reasonalble resale value.Thanks in advance.

    For such requirements, forget the Figo and Beat. Look at the i10 and Ritz. They suit your preferences to the s. Being a owner of an i10, and having booked another today, I would say, go in for the i10 with closed eyes. The ritz is an equally great option though.


  6. Road rage hmmm, I'm the first person to get involved. I always get pissed by Bangalore's brainless drivers, most of the time I control my temper, but then I end up making signs at them from the passenger, or honk (from the passenger seat, lol). I'm lucky, cuz,one has to think more than thrice, before he/she dare tries getting at me and my dad, tall and well built as we are. So, it seldom gets close to physical. And if it ever does, I'll be on the winning side, and the police are my friends. If I were you, I would have scolded him like hell. But again, you are in Delhi, the road-rage capital. My heart goes out for your's. Such situations are really painful. In such a situation, DO NOT look at the protagonist. Turn up your Radio volume with your windows up, and act like you're deaf. Be prepared. Train yourself in basic self defense, to prevent bad situations in eventualities.arkboypunk12010-12-25 12:33:41


  7. @A Sethi: My son thinks Elantra is heavy and ponderous to drive; just the opposite of what I feel. He prefers a hatch with light control's. Anyways Elantra would be a hand full for a first time driver. You are lucky guy to have a benevolent dad. Accent for a first car is good.?

    Does your son drive? I was under the impression he was younger.


  8. If he is so concerned about our carbon footprint, why doesn't our dear minister crack down upon the 1000s of old trucks, buses, lorries, sumos and ambassadors that pollute like hell? I've seen govt. trucks, buses, ambys, sumos etc. bellowing black smoke like factories on wheels. SUVs and BMWs are far more non-polluting compared to these contraptions. Heck, BMWs and SUVs are definitely not among the rung of highest polluting production vehicles.


  9. @rssh: I was thinking of 13" alloys with Yokohama A-drives size 165 R13.

    @Anjan: I sure will! :)

    @Rahul: Well, we spent 3 months TDing and considering many cars including the Ritz, and finally came to this decision.

    I'll get my parents to TD the Micra before booking the new i10, though my heart is sold onto the new i10. smiley17.gif


  10. Thanks guys.

    i) Beat is best suited for a couple (with young kid(s).

    ii)The i20 feel's really low-lying compared to our i10. There's the i20 K2 in the pipeline. I don't want a car that's gonna get outdated.

    iii) Therefore, the Figo is ruled out too.

    Asethi, Bhai! I already have an i10, and have TDed the K2 & i20 twice, why would my parents want to check'em out again!?! smiley36.gif


  11. Why not a bigger hatch ? May be i20 or Ritz zxi or Polo could have been better. Kappa engine is not that efficient' date=' at least in real life. i10 is cheap alright but less spacious and has poor headlamps and tyres. With 6-7L budget you have so much to choose from.

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    1) The seating position of the Polo was too cramped and for my dad.

    2) The i20's centre console fumbles with my knee. The seating feels really low compared to my i10.

    3) Ritz ZXi's styling and interiors didn't appeal to my parents.

    4) It will cost me as low as Rs 7000 to upgrade the tyres. I can upgrade the headlamps too, not a big problem.

    5) The i10 is spacious enough for our needs. my mom and grandmom want elevated seating, unlike the Polo and i20.

    6) We test drove the Jazz, Manza, Polo, Vento, i20, Punto and SX4.

    All of these failed to impress my parents and grandparents as much as our i10.


  12. Why not a bigger hatch ? May be i20 or Ritz zxi or Polo could have been better. Kappa engine is not that efficient' date=' at least in real life. i10 is cheap alright but less spacious and has poor headlamps and tyres. With 6-7L budget you have so much to choose from.

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    1) The seating position of the Polo was too cramped and for my dad.

    2) The i20's centre console fumbles with my knee. The seating feels really low compared to my i10.

    3) Ritz ZXi's styling and interiors didn't appeal to my parents.

    4) It will cost me as low as Rs 7000 to upgrade the tyres. I can upgrade the headlamps too, not a big problem.

    5) We test drove the Jazz, Manza, Polo, Vento, i20, Punto and SX4.

    All of these failed to impress my parents and grandparents as much as our i10.


  13. Why would you have an i10 over an SX4. sounds ridiculous to me' date=' but to each his own. [/quote']

    i) The i10 is cheaper.

    ii) It has a fair share of features.

    iii) Better FE.

    iv) Easier to handle it Bangalore's choc-a-bloc traffic.

    v) The SX4 is too big to park in many situations. We don't have enough parking space for all our cars.

    @sb: I'm getting a Fiesta next week from the office replacing the Indigo. So one 'big' car is more than enough.