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Which OutofProduction Car still has market today?

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There are several cars we had in our market which had enough juice in its end of life but were taken off the market for no reason.

IMHO, some cars can be retained in the market if its too good, a classic example internationally is LR Defender, this SUV is more than half century old.

So here are my choice of OutOfProduction Cars that still has Juice for todays market,

1. OHC, With Clean looking lines & Utmost reliability, this Honda can fight Etios, DZire, Logan P and can sell well with a 1.2L VTec engine.

2. FUSION, A mini SUV of yesteryear, will prove success with Slight facelift. This can be made easily since the Now successful Figo is build on the same platform, so this will be like a Good GC'd Figo( there are people rejecting Figo for its low GC) and can be sold marginally costlier than Figo.

3. SRV, a car very ahead of times, has immense potential if it gets a MJD. GM will be making a 1.3L MJD for upcoming Sail, so this car can be sold along as a Lifestyle car.( I know Aveo is also coming, but there is a scope for this car too. Give more choice like Swift/Ritz)

4. PALIO, bring back the S10 variant in MJD with slightly better interiors, this should do better than the Punto. Palio has such a good Platform which is far better than Indica, so Tata/Fiat can try Palio CS, Palio XL, Palio Compact Adventure,.. etc.

5. OCTAVIA, still looks 1000 times better than Rapid. Just plonk in Vento's engine in it and price it below Vento, this car will sell better than Vento.

creativebala2011-10-21 18:54:58

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Heighest  juice left is in Qualis. Still it is a hit in Taxi Market. Recently one of my friend sold his 2005 model, 1.25 on odo, Top end RS model for 4.00L. It was sold in a split of a second.

Yes bala, I am still sold to Fusion-Diesel, It has everything you wanted in one car, whether it is Space, boot space, F.E., GC, Sturdy built, comfort, oveall View.  etc.

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Nothing else except a good old and mad 2003 Honda City V-Tec,this car still sends many hearts running and the way this car responds can eclipse some bigger cars too..in other words a true blue enthusiast's low cost sports car..

Dunno why but I want to see back the Armada grand again back,I still remember the one we had some 7-8 years back.

+1 to Nikvint,Fusion deserves a returning.

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How about the OOP Marutis? The Zen is still a good car under three lakhs, looks good, has a good spares and service support network. Seems a good alternative for the expensive in-production K10 Alto. The Esteem is also a good sedan to buy in a budget, and while this is subjective, it's a much better looking car than the DZire. Maruti once made some of the best looking cars in India.

While only a minor segment agree, the classic Jeep form is something we still love.

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I would still go for the Palio and the SRV,

SRV in particular was a stunning to say the least when it rolled out.. And honestly barring the Punto, I feel even if it drives on the roads today, it will still be a head turner in the indian market..

Too bad i was just a kid back when it was launched

(So now i own a punto ;) )

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Hey how about the return of the Ford Ikon' date='it can be a good alternative to Indigo CS or others if priced competitively and that 1.4 TDCi is still a small gem.[/quote']

Exactly..

At Rs.6 lacs OTR, it was a steal.

It was having brilliant Dynamics, Comfort & Power, unmatched even today by its bigger sibling -Fiesta Classic.

Ikon TDCi good re-sale value even in today's used car market.

But Figo & Fiesta Classic positioning have taken a toll on its survival here.

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Having driven Ikon some times,I feel it as the best choice available:-

What Ford needs is to correctly place as well as advertise it,it seems like Ford was never interested in selling the Ikon TDCi's.

Before Fiesta hatch,how about an Ikon hatch side-by-side with the Figo?TSiVipul2011-10-25 08:09:38

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Before Fiesta hatch' date='how about an Ikon hatch side-by-side with the Figo?[/quote']

Shown below in the pics is the Ikon(aka 2-gen old Fiesta) hatchback.

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Does it've the ability to survive in the modern market now, where even Figo looks outdated.

Though we're praising these Old beauties very much here but the reasons behind their discontinuation other than lower profits were the Crashworthiness of their Very light yet Dynamically active bodyshells.

That's why Old Honda City, Old Zen, Ford Ikon faced premature deaths.

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guys, I have got various ad saying New Fiesta Hatch coming soon and the model shown is near to what is above. So ford really considered, but the sedan status and then ford's costlier maintenance forced them to scrap that project.

If some can browse Business today magazine during ford escort time, you can see it. Even I'll try to post those ads.

PS- Another car.that still have fanbase is ACCENT VIVA, if that's tinker to 4m, it will sell in very decent nos.

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Come on guys, haven't we Indians got enough of old models still selling after decades of its launch? I am happy to see many companies now considering India as an important market and try to give us new models alongwith the other developed markets. Threads like this and positive comments for relaunching the discontinued models will prompt the companies to think in such a way that Indians prefer only old models. Remember that cars are not made of gold.

Its high time we should be treated equal to the developed markets and we deserve latest models. jimgeo2011-10-25 13:15:17

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