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Old 4th December 2009, 21:08   #31
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Congrats buddy. Whats the color of the Car?!
Thanks. It is going to be either Diamond Black or Berry Red.
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Congrats on the buy. Pls post some pics as well. Hope GL model doesn't come with front pwr windows.
what are the other OE accessories you won't get along when you compared GLS.
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Congrats on the buy. Pls post some pics as well. Hope GL model doesn't come with front pwr windows.
what are the other OE accessories you won't get along when you compared GLS.
Thanks. Pics once we take delivery, in a few days hopefully.

The major difference between GL and GLS as below:
  • Central locking.
  • Body color bumper.
  • Spoiler.
  • Internally adjustable ORVM.
  • Power windows.
And some other knickknacks.
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Old 12th December 2009, 12:54   #34
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Since you are going for the GL, I suggest getting the bumpers painted to match the body colour. It will greatly enhance the looks of the car. Also black colour is not trendy in Kerala nowadays plus its difficult to maintain compared to other colours. IMO, its better to go for the Berry red.

EDIT : Please post what you were offered for the 800 and the break up of the total cost and the discounts you got.

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I cannot figure out why you rejected the i10??

IMHO, you should not look at santro for same reasons you do not want to WagonR.

I am sure that the dealership will be happy to allow you to take i10. Do consider it, even if it is a bit beyond your budget. Take a small loan, if required.

Also, if you can transfer no claim bonus from your old car to the new one - this can result in significant savings.
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Congrats darklord. Even though I'd have gone for the i10, its still a very good choice you've made and I'm sure it'll be a trouble free car to run

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I have an i10 with me. My dad has a Santro. Even through both have the same engine, i10 feels a lot better and comfortable compared to the Santro.I am sure an extra 30-50k is really worth it.
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Since you are going for the GL, I suggest getting the bumpers painted to match the body colour. It will greatly enhance the looks of the car. Also black colour is not trendy in Kerala nowadays plus its difficult to maintain compared to other colours. IMO, its better to go for the Berry red.
Yeah. The painting of the bumper is in the pipeline @ first service. Your point about the black color is valid; but then again, being rare makes it kind of exclusive .

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We were offered 75K + 10K as bonus, so 85k in all. I misplaced the paper with the exact breakup written. I will give you the rough figure as I remember.

ESP: 333000/-
Taxes+Regn: 23000/-
Their quote for insurance was 10000/-. We are not taking it as we have a good experience with our present insurance and a 10-year no claim bonus, so we decided to stick with those guys.

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I cannot figure out why you rejected the i10?? IMHO, you should not look at santro for same reasons you do not want to WagonR. I am sure that the dealership will be happy to allow you to take i10. Do consider it, even if it is a bit beyond your budget. Take a small loan, if required.
The main reason is the budget. We have a strict budget, being a cash purchase, and don't want to take a loan even for small amounts. We might need to buy a second car in the near future. Another quick thing off top of my head is the beige interior, not that it matters now, but we live in a village, right next to paddy fields and a few hundred meters of unpaved roads. Once the Kerala monsoons start, the beige interior will become brown interior in no time.

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Also, if you can transfer no claim bonus from your old car to the new one - this can result in significant savings.
Come on buddy, you think I missed the Advice section? .

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Congrats darklord. Even though I'd have gone for the i10, its still a very good choice you've made and I'm sure it'll be a trouble free car to run
Thanks a lot. I am sure you can make out our logic for not going for i10 from the above post.

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I have an i10 with me. My dad has a Santro. Even through both have the same engine, i10 feels a lot better and comfortable compared to the Santro.I am sure an extra 30-50k is really worth it.
I hope you will get the reasoning for that decision after reading this post.

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I'd suggest you leave the bumpers unpainted if you are going to battle it out in rush hour traffic, or till to get an idea of the size of the car.

either way, don't do it yet!
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@TVM. Taking a baby step; upgrading from an 800-dsc01487.jpg

Took delivery yesterday evening.
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Congrats buddy ! Those i10ish seats are looking good though I'm not much of fan of dual tone seats. Hoping for an initial review with some interior pictures of the new Santro.

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Congrats on the Santro. Its still a good car, I mean after all these years. And if it suits your needs, nothing better than that.

Do post some more pics, both interior and exterios. Which dealer did you get it from?

@greenhorn, I cant help laughing at your signature. Nice find from the BOOK.

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Congrats on the new Santro, I learned driving in it

off topic: is it parked infront of your home? if so why two rows of pillars? just curious

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Congrats

Would advise you get better tyres. 175 if you can. Turenza would be a good buy.

And those internally adjustable mirrors; gives the car a more neat look IMHO.
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Congrats mate !!!
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