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Old 8th January 2010, 16:59   #256
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How about San Storm? I believe there are quite some numbers sold in India, perhaps the only affordable cabrio.
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Its cute but not a driver's car at all. Its more about the show than the go.
If there ever was a 'Hair-Dresser's Car' or a 'Chick's Car', it has got to be the San Storm. That puny, 1.2 liter 60 horsepower, Renault motor never really got it anywhere quickly and the quality of plastics and the body is frankly, quite appalling!

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Old 8th January 2010, 17:54   #257
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If there ever was a 'Hair-Dresser's Car' or a 'Chick's Car', it has got to be the San Storm. That puny, 1.2 liter 60 horsepower, Renault motor never really got it anywhere quickly and the quality of plastics and the body is frankly, quite appalling!
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Its cute but not a driver's car at all. Its more about the show than the go.
I never got a chance to drive one, but never thought its that sluggish seeing the size and specs like a Zen.
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Old 8th January 2010, 18:03   #258
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I never got a chance to drive one, but never thought its that sluggish seeing the size and specs like a Zen.

Here you ago. Linky to the test drive report of the San Storm done by me and GTO long back

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...san-storm.html (Test Driven : San Storm)
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guys heres the review of my accord. no pics in it since im busy with exams. but have a read, hope you like it.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post1675365
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guys heres the review of my accord. no pics in it since im busy with exams. but have a read, hope you like it.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post1675365

Akshay: How much did you finally end up paying for the Accord V6?
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Old 10th January 2010, 21:38   #261
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Akshay: How much did you finally end up paying for the Accord V6?
hey. mentioned it in the thread. 10.8l.
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Here you ago. Linky to the test drive report of the San Storm done by me and GTO long back

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...san-storm.html (Test Driven : San Storm)
Thanks Dippy. No more questions, clear why its far from this list
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Old 12th January 2010, 18:27   #263
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Excellent.... How about opels?
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Vectra, Astra or the Corsa? None of the Opel's sold in India were for the enthusiast.
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Hi GTO

Must say this post is brilliant. You have put in a lot of effort, i am sure to recommend this to all my friends who are looking for car options. Great effort, keep the good work going.

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What can 6 lakh rupees buy you today? A boring-to-drive Indigo or top loaded i10? No offence to those who buy dull new cars for 6 lakhs (I own an Indigo myself), but at the end of the day, we are petrolheads! And petrolheads live to drive. Unfortunately, most of the affordable new cars on sale today are rather boring (Related thread).

I'm going to present a list of cars you can buy for 6 lakh rupees (or less), that will *guaranteed* make for a satisfying ownership experience. Each of these will bring a smile to your face (guaranteed again ) in their own special way. Each time that you go out for a drive!

What's more, if you want to enhance the driving experience, most of the below mentioned cars are modification friendly too. As long as you find a clean car, you can't go wrong with any of them. In fact, this could well be the best 6 lakh rupees you've spent in a long time.

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Wonderful! Very informative.. I was waiting for something like this.. Thank you very much.
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Old 23rd January 2010, 22:23   #267
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Searching a Lancer!
Can someone direct me to a good mechanic who can do the inspection of the vehicle in Hyderabad? He can come with me to the seller OR I can bring the car to him for the checkup.
Or should I consider talking to the mechanics at authorized SS, but I dont know anyone.
Thanks
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Old 24th January 2010, 18:47   #268
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Vibhanshu, take it to the authorised service center. They'll charge you a small fee, but its well worth it.
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Old 25th January 2010, 13:00   #269
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Hi guys,
This is first official post in Tbhp other than the introduction post.
I am trying to help a friend of mine as well as trying to understand the used market well to buy a new car soon (maybe in the next 6 months). My friend wants to pick up a car with the following limitations

  • ·Needs to be Petrol – to ensure that he does not need to have high maintenance
  • ·Should be powerful and fun to drive
  • ·Monthly usage would be about 500kms
  • ·Bachelor so not much use of the back seat or a huge boot
  • ·Would be used for highway driving as well once in a month
  • ·F.E is not that important, though it’s a consideration as well
  • ·Handling and safety would be more important
Based on the above limitations, I suggested him to go for a Palio 1.6 GTX (thanks for the various reviews in Tbhp). I did put across a disclaimer that it would be a tough find if you do get one. He has been searching ever since (1 month now) and hasn’t been able to find any decent car. He did come across a Palio 1.6 which was a LPG version which he is not too sure about.
Now for the questions, which I need assistance with
  1. Is my suggestion correct? What other cars would you recommend
  2. How worthwhile is it to pick up a LPG Palio? Any change in performance since Petrol has not been used for a while.
  3. In addition to the other checks mentioned in “buying a car” section, is there anything else that he should be checking in the car (Palio specific check)?
  4. Since he is buying from a different state, what charges would he have to incur other than the registration charges.

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Old 25th January 2010, 19:17   #270
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Jaiswal, you are on the right track. Within a 2 lakh budget, it's either a Ford Ikon, Mitsubishi Lancer or a Palio 1.6 GTX for him. Note that 50 - 75K more could also get him a petrol Mondeo. For all the other questions, please search (been answered several times on the forum).
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