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Old 20th February 2007, 12:54   #16
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Why not the Ikon flair ? far better than the indigo & certainly not a lottery. It is quite a proven car in India too.
Yeah, within 5 lakhs a nice choice. Looks better than the Indigo too. Unless he is hung up on a diesel.
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Flair it will be as its comfy and has space + the running is just 1000 KM at max so no need to go for diesel..
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Maintenance costs and Resale value are his 2nd and 3rd priority...and FORDs are suckers...IMHO
Correct me if i am wrong!
a Tata INDIGO - it should be (if diesel is fine with him)
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Go for Ford Flair. Your driver will also like it !
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Since the usage is so low ( 600km-800km) and if FE is not a concern, then I would recommend a Getz rightaway. Its got loads of space at the back and very good A.S.S from Hyundai.
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I think you should take test drives of the following 3 cars and then decide:
1. Ikon Flair
2. Hyundai Getz
3. Tata Indigo
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when it comes to space and comfort, Indigo is almost impossible to match....its rear seats are amazing with lots of legroom... A relative of mine has a petrol Indigo (very few sold) and he hasnt faced any major issues, he is quite happy with the purchase. Infact, if

Well, looks are subjective and I like the current Indigo better than the flair, but thats me....
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Please delete this post, got posted twice ...Sorry

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Since your pop is comfortable with TATA, I guess that there should be no problem. The situation is clear since your pop is not a driving enthusiast and would like a spacious comfortable drive.

01. Swift - The driver will enjoy the most, your pop will be cramped.

02. Indigo D - Equal in space to Indica (I guess the wheelbase is the same). Low city running doesn't require this.

03. Indigo P - lets not talk about it.

04. WagonR - Maruthi (since your pop doesn't like it) - Cramped.

05. Flair - Fun for driver, comfortable for your pop. Outside 5L range. Petrol. Low city running doesn't require this.

06. Indica TD - Space and Fuel efficiency. Since the running is too low, you probably won't need this.

07. Indica Xeta - Space equal to Indigo. Fairly Refined. Quite and Comfortable back seat ride. Cheapest of them all. I guess this suits low city running. You probably save Rs - 2L, a portion of which you could invest in a good music system/TV/leather seats/and all other accessories your pop may need.
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As has been suggested by some, if you can wait a few month, Logan will be available in April, May 2007. For the price tag of around Rs. 5 lakhs, it will be a spacious car, and its diesel engine is quite well refined too. In other words, you will get a bigger and more refined car for the price of an indigo.
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Maintenance costs and Resale value are his 2nd and 3rd priority...and FORDs are suckers...IMHO
a Tata INDIGO - it should be (if diesel is fine with him)
Agreed that maintenance costs for the Ford will be comparitively higher. But w.r.t reliability & trouble-free operation, it is surely a better choice than the Tata. Given a choice between a car that costs a little more to service and another that needs frequent visits to the workshop (though cheaper), I would prefer the former anyday. IMO I should visit the service centre only for the scheduled service and nothing more.

No idea about resale values - Ford or otherwise.
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Swift is the car for u if you love to drive...if you want to occupy the back seat ..DO NOT GO NEAR IT!!

Ahh..now that i've spoken against my dream car..

If you plan for a chaffeur driven car from 4-5 lakhs with comfort I think the Getz and the GM U-VA should be considered. However on the comfort side the GM cars are tough to beat with their solid feel and soft suspensions. But check out the kind of service that the customers are getting at the local GM garage cos that is the biggest complaint they have here in Trivandrum. Expect city mileage(AC) in the range of 10 - 12.

In sedans the indigo has the ikon covered in terms of comfort. also if the "comfort" include refinement it's better to stick to petrol. Going by this I think the Indigo petrol should be a good buy.

If the drive is predominantly in the city a hatch might be a better idea than a sedan.

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he liked Indica .. so he will kiss the indigo.
Go for it !
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I think even a base Indigo diesel DICOR costs more than 5 lakhs OTR. The older Indigo (IDI engine) diesel might be cheaper.
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I suggest Indigo Diesel, Aveo UVA, Soon to be launched Logan!

Please don't buy TATA Petrol cars, Don't buy Swift nor Getz.

Maruti known for its economy/resale value/after sales service thats all.

But take any Maruti car once it clocks 20,000KM every where rattling starts thats what I noticed with every old Maruti cars.

Getz is not good car at all and soon new avatar will enter market.

TATA has come up with many variants of Indigo, choose right one which suit your requirement, Aveo UVA is too good as well very nice for sure great space, wonderfull comfort, cool to look at it.

Logan has not debuted yet but its worth a wait at least as per news!

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