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  1. Wow! Brilliant collection Cyrus43! Also, the other day, i saw a Lamborghini Reventon RC retailing for Rs.1495. It was a Maisto. Is it a good buy at that price?
  2. I would be so, so happy to see a 220cc Apache. I just LOVE this bike. It would be a complete riot to ride. I just wish it rolls out soon, it will surely take the Pulsar 220 by the scruff of its neck.
  3. Yes. The New 5 Series may sound exciting, but as far as looks are concerned, it definitely doesn't look as revolutionary or exciting as the outgoing version. This is purely a personal opinion, no offence to anyone. I wish it looked better. Looks more like an obese 3 Series. And also, in's review of the new 5, Andrew Frankel said that this new version has lost some agility of the older version, which sounds very disappointing to me. After all, Bimmers are regarded as the best driver's machines!
  4. I read the February edition of WhatCar? India today, and it said that the Figo's base variant, equipped with the 1.2 L Duratec petrol will retail for around Rs.3.40 lakhs on-road. Let me repeat. ON-ROAD. And the 1.4 L diesel will retail for around Rs.60- 70,000 more, i.e around Rs.4 lakh On-road. If this comes true, it's gonnna kick up a storm.
  5. The Polo SVP tested was probably a pre-production model, it probably had lower levels of NVH, as it wasn't the final product. The finished article may be finer comparatively. Let's wait and watch.
  6. The VW Polo, in my opinion, would be a good choice for you. It looks pretty good, is a brilliant handler, has a great ride and if it is priced appropriately, then it could also be a VFM package. The only doubt i have is its performance. The Petrol variant probably lacks punch, and the diesel is nothing to shout about either. If performance is ultimately what you seek, you could also look at the 1.2 L K-Series engined Maruti Swift. It sure is a complete VFM product.
  7. If power is a little on the lower side, i wouldn't mind, but street presence is something that the bike should have in plenty. And that's what i think the Pulsar 135 LS lacks. I saw an LS a couple of days ago, and it looked pretty small. What do you say guys?
  8. These indicated prices are too optimistic. Specially, after seeing the pricing of Fusion and Fiesta! You are right there. Ford India has often committed the cardinal sin of overpricing its cars and spares as well. But this time, they know it won't work. Another overpriced hatch will only spell doom for Ford India. And hence, as the car carries 85% localization, it isn't bad to dream about such a low price tag. It may be possible.
  9. Sorry, but i didn't read WhatCar?, as i switched from that to Autocar India a long time ago, but yes, when i'll go to the library today, i'll make sure that i go through this month's WhatCar? edition. And i remember, this month's edition does have the Figo as its cover story.
  10. But i am a little perplexed about TVS's aftersales service and customer support. Are you sure the Flame will be a good buy? And also, power should be acceptable, as it will be used only for short city hops. Is the Stunner enough for that?
  11. @CB-Wow! If that happens, it will REALLY hit rest of the cars in that category. It will eat up all sales! Until the Beat diesel arrives, the Figo will probably rule the diesel hatchback segment.
  12. Yes. It seems as if Skoda is doing whatever it can do to push sales of their slow-selling products. Instead of installing LPG kits, it would have been better if they would have invested in special training sessions for their dealers all over India. It would go a long way in making Skoda a better brand overall.
  13. Yes. SVP did not say anything about the Polo's NVH levels specifically, but as far as i could make out, the 1.2 L Petrol sounded a little buzzy to me, not as refined as i had expected it to be. Looking at the base stripped-out variant SVP tested, it seems as if VW is pulling out all stops to price the Polo very aggressively.
  14. Hey everyone, my brother has been planning to buy a bike for quite some time now. He's a newbie and this will be his first bike. He wants a stylish and slightly powerful bike, but wants it to be light, as he fears heavier ones. (It happens all the time with people learning to ride). I finally suggested that he either choose between the upcoming Honda CB Twister or the newly launched Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS (as i will take that bike from him when i turn 18, so i opted for bikes of my choice ). But then even i am foxed. Can't decide on which one of the two is better. What do i do? Please pour in your experiences and suggestions! And also, is the CB Twister now on sale?
  15. Yeah. But still, it'll be a choice for people wanting a budget sportscar, and will surely cut it with the likes of the Nissan 370Z.
  16. But this model will surely hurt the Honda Jazz's sales a lot more. People are more likely to buy this instead of the hatch. People's perspective on hatches being cheaper than sedans is yet to change. The average Indian buyer's mindset still has the same perception.
  17. amaan1994

    Best A.S.S

    Maruti Suzuki for sure. It's a no brainer. They do everything possible to keep their customer happy. Never will you find a dissatisfied Maruti Suzuki owner. And moreover, their service network is HUGE! No doubt about it, MSIL has the best A.S.S here.
  18. Sure. A VW Polo with an extended wheelbase will probably enter the Indian market as the sedan. With its understated, solid, elegant looks, spacious and quality interiors, mated to the cracking 1.2 TSI engine, and killer pricing will surely ensure that the sedan will be a runaway success.
  19. @Abhi- Don't be disappointed buddy, whatever happens, happens for good. We have a couple of VERY interesting launches in the upcoming month of March, the Ford Figo and the Most Awaited Hatch, the Volkswagen Polo. This might be a blessing in disguise for you, as you will have a wide range of choices. And if color for the Beat is an issue, just close your eyes and choose Green. It has tremendous street presence!
  20. Hey Guys, does anyone know the on-road price of the Ninja 250R in Mumbai? I guess its roughly around 3.5lakhs???
  21. Haha! A nice ploy put into practice by Fiat India to lure customers into buying the slow selling Punto.
  22. ? What's the Truth out of the above two ?? ? @Dr.Nishu-I guess that the Beat will get a 1.0 L MJD as claimed by ACI,as it would give Chevrolet a chance to price it very, very aggressively, and also give the car outstanding fuel efficiency, probably the best in class. Both these factors would make sure that the diesel Beat would be a runaway success.
  23. My vote goes to the VW Polo, because i think it will be the small car that redefines pricing associated with good quality, teaching Honda and Toyota a lesson or two,if priced appropriately, which i feel, will be spot on.
  24. While returning from college, i spotted a Chevy Beat in swashbuckling green, it was then that i realized why the Beat has got off to a such a strong start!! It looks so gorgeous!!!