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Old 6th May 2008, 19:49   #1
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One of my friends wants to buy a car under 3.5 lacs (ex-showroom). He is buying it under a company scheme where Road tax, insurance etc are being paid by the company.

His requirements are:
- The car should have an AC and Power steering.
- Minimum maintanance
- Good resale value
- Easy to drive (he has just learnt driving)

I was suggesting an Alto. But I think the options are Alto, Spark (with AC and Power Steering), Indica DLS.

Any suggestions?
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If Santro is greater than 3.5 lac, then it should be spark. Satisfies all requirements except resale. But Indica petrol also doesn't command good resale.
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For his criteria, you can increase the choices to WagonR, i10, Santro. I would not choose Alto as his budget is more and for 3.5L ex-showroom, you will get the above cars comfortably. If he increases the budget slightly, he can try for swift. But I would prefer to stick for MSIL or Hyundai as the A** and resale value is better off compared to their counterparts in GM/Tata/Fiat.

TD all the cars then decide on the above.

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Cediafan : There are 2 cars coming in that budget from MSIL stable.
Splash & A-star. If your friend can wait he can opt for one of those.
If he needs a car urgently he should opt either for the i10 or stretch the budget and opt for the Swift Lxi.
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Cediafan : There are 2 cars coming in that budget from MSIL stable.
Splash & A-star. If your friend can wait he can opt for one of those.
If he needs a car urgently he should opt either for the i10 or stretch the budget and opt for the Swift Lxi.
After checking production image of A-star I'm really upset....... Very big difference in looks, first car which they showed at AUTO EXPO was very sexy one...

Splash? when it will launch ? next year?


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@Deadman- Can you provide me some pics of the A-Star? Splash no news yet but with No. of launches from MSIL stable i guess it will be launched after A-star.
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@Deadman- Can you provide me some pics of the A-Star? Splash no news yet but with No. of launches from MSIL stable i guess it will be launched after A-star.


here are the snaps which i found on some website ..... looks worse to me....but it may sale bcoz of Maruti Brand.

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