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Old 14th June 2006, 17:43   #1
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How many mid/small cars out there which are Automatic?
Are they at a premium?
and howz they're re-sale value?

Friend of mine converted his Zen into an automatic. Any idea how much it costs to convert?
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Old 14th June 2006, 18:38   #2
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Among small cars, I believe only Santro has automatic option ~4 lakh.
Why not ask your friend how much he paid for automatic conversion?
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Believe me i tried! Actually hes a friends friends friend. Never met the guy, just hrd tht hes converted it into an auto.
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so you can ask your friend to find out ;-)
But as sbasak said among small cars only the Santro has an Auto-box, costs well above 4L I think...

Among mid-sizers, Honda City has a CVT version.
As for resale, I am not sure there are too many buyers out there, coz then more cars would have auto variants already.
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u have 2 options in small segment auto transmission
1) santro xing
2) wagon R

both cost 4.5 lakhs + in bbay but comperatively xing is cheaper and also has a model with only power steering with will cost somewhere around 4 lakhs
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Default automatic compact ?

Hi !

My brother in law who has recently settled at bangalore wants a compact car for daily use - but with auto transmission. Apart from the Zen are there other aurmatic compacts available?

Grateful for suggestions.

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I think Santro is the best Automatic hatch in India
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Santro Xing XL AT and Wagon R AX are the options. I too find Santro AT a better option.

I think Zen AT is not available anymore, it was discontinued back in 2005!
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Why not try the auto clutch option rather than a automatic trasmission??

Auto-Clutch is an accessory which when fitted on a manual transmission car, makes the use of clutch pedal reducant. It is basically a parallel system to the existing clutch mechanism & as such no modification is made to the original design. The system has the flexibility of being switched ON or OFF while the car is in motion & at the same time, the original clutch can be used without any interference in the operation of the Auto-clutch.
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Auto-Clutch is an accessory which when fitted on a manual transmission car, makes the use of clutch pedal reducant. It is basically a parallel system to the existing clutch mechanism
How does this work? Does this mean I will have a 2nd clutch pedal?
Do you have any pics of this setup?
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Don't Maruti's automatics come with a 3 speed automatic transmisison? . Do check if the Wagon R gets this jurasic park aged automatic too. I know Zen used to have it. In comparision Santro has a 4 speed automatic. I'd pick the Santro A/T.

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Santro is actually the only option. Well wagon R is there, but 4 speed Auto is way better. Insipite of crazy urban traffic, India is not an automatic hot spot. I guess obsession with FE is the main cause?
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Santro is actually the only option. Well wagon R is there, but 4 speed Auto is way better. Insipite of crazy urban traffic, India is not an automatic hot spot. I guess obsession with FE is the main cause?
You are right, and that sucks. I feel Santro AT is priced very high just because there is no real competition, and no real market potential. I was looking up on-road prices for a Santro AT and I found that it costs more than 5 lakhs.
http://www.advaithhyundai.com/plsant.html
Bangalore guys, are these prices realistic?
-Prasadee

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For a review of Santro AT, look put for Samurai's theard. He got 14kmpl! , got a K&N conical, wider tyres! phew.
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How does this work? Does this mean I will have a 2nd clutch pedal?
Do you have any pics of this setup?
Not sure how exactly it works or the setup. Heard of people using this. You will have a button on the gear knob and you will have to depress that, I guess. Find dealers of Automate India in your city. They manufacture these this in india.
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