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  1. Wow, just found a great pic from IndiaAutosBlog, Now that's what I am talking about! DROOOL, WANT ONE!
  2. Ofcourse I haven't seen the car in flesh, just going by the photos. For it to be seen in flesh, it needs to be available! As good as freelander? I will reserve my judgements untill i see it in flesh.
  3. Nice review. As someone above said the looks are subjective. I did not like the stance at all. It almost looks like devoid of muscle, as if it were on diet It all depends on pricing though, if it's in Innova range, will sell well.
  4. Wow, light clutch. When I TDed the car in 2011, the hard-clutch was a big deal breaker for me and that's what stopped me from buying CRUZE (their AT version was almost 16 lacs on Road and there was no test vehicle available for AT!). If reports of "light clutch" is true, it will truely be an awesome car .
  5. I agree with rahul1810 here. Verna Petrol doesn't make sense. Instead go for City Petrol or Verna diesel whichever you decide.
  6. Unless you have a fixation on fuel cost/diesel, go for HONDA CITY with eyes closed. IMHO, it's best sedan as far as handling/ride quality goes for city commute. Disclaimer : This is coming from a HONDA CITY owner and I am by no means an expert.
  7. @sachins : No mate I never have. So are you saying it's all vapour-ware? Again I don't own and or don't plan on owning a TOYOTA in forseeable future, but your comment is an eye-opener. BornFree2012-05-30 07:47:25
  8. Yes but have you looked at kind of complains ? In the rain' date=' water sips inside the cabin! I am not even talking about any complex/mind-bending/technical issues here. That is exactly my point, it is selling just in name of TOYOTA brand at non-TOYOTA prices. But for how long ? Over-time it builds bad reputation. This is the reason I think TOYOTA should come up with same TOYOTA/LEXUS strategy here, otherwise it will hurt their reputation in future. Simple example : If you are in market for 50 lakh SUV, would you buy the one with TATA badge(assuming it has a premium model) OR with LAND ROVER/RANGE ROVER badge?
  9. Whatever the sales figure, the kind of complains you can find, has made a big dent atleast in my mind to TOYOTA reputation. I think it's time to follow TOYOTA/LEXUS kind of strategy for India too.
  10. I don't believe that. All Apple devices are built by FoxConn, but they ensure quality. Are you worried about apple devices in the same way you mentioned above? My guess is NO. If an engine passes a HONDA QA, I would think it's good enough at least in their mind. I think CITY + DIESEL will be a killer vehicle, it should cannibalize even the CRUZE along with VERNA. I would gladly sell off my 2011 CITY VMT for new HONDA diesel mill. My personal belief is HONDA is the best when it comes to handling, comfort etc.
  11. But then there's whole debate of profitability. What do you think the profitability of an engine is than compared with a Car? I think a car might be fetching GM atleast 4-5 times more profit than just selling engines itself. Besides there's a business decision risk. What if, tomorrow Honda moves to FIAT or some other company than GM ? This is the main reason why companies don't share resources aka lack of trust...
  12. Thanks CreativeBala. You guys have really been helpful. BTW anyone knows best ICE for BEAT? In my case "BEST" means be able to play from USB and churn out decent enough sound.
  13. BTW we also won a "Panasonic Home Theater" due to some scheme that was on with Chevy in the weekend. Not that I needed one, but may be it can be counted as a discount