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Old 19th January 2010, 15:05   #31
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just a small correction 3 year maintenance program is only valid for spark not for beat.
For both Spark and Beat, Warranty = 3 years or 100,000 kms. I'm not sure if that is different from "3 year maintenance program"?
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Old 19th January 2010, 15:07   #32
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Yes i took a TD yesterday and was informed that the 3 year free of cost maintenance is not valid for beat.
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Old 19th January 2010, 16:23   #33
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Please consider the Beat option pack with ABS and airbags. Safety cannot be undermined and these features would be much more expensive in the Punto.
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Finally Swift Petrol with the new K-series engine has been booked
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Finally Swift Petrol with the new K-series engine has been booked
Hi Congrats. This is probably the first booking of Swift with K series engine on Team BHP. Did you manage the test drive of the same? Do post your views on the Swift with the new heart
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I will choose Punto Active over Beat LT. I testdrove two cars on a single day. Beat is very uncomfortable due to lack of thigh support in front as well as rear. This will make long journeys very uncomfortable. I and my friend were in same dilemma whether to choose Beat or Punto. And when we test drove Punto then we realized that Punto is the car for my friend. Here is comparison
1) Punto looks great. Beat has small car look. Nothing special about looks
2) Punto Active interiors are better than Beat LT. Punto gives feeling of big car. The Feel inside punto was really great. Beat comes nowhere close to Punto Feel.
3) Punto is sturdy and has better build. Beat feels like it is small car.
4) You can say Beat has no boot and Punto has biggest boot considering it is hatchback.
5) Drive: Punto wins by big margin. Cant think of beat here.
6) Punto has advantage because it is Punto. I mean image wise Punto is any day better.

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Finally Swift Petrol with the new K-series engine has been booked
Congrats on the purchase, so which variant did you choose. Also did the dealer mention the time period for delivery .
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Congrats buddy! Which colour did you choose? Actually, what made you finalise on the Swift? How much is the waiting period?
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Finally Swift Petrol with the new K-series engine has been booked
Good choice. When will the car be delivered?
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Well if you are going to drive it in city for 90% of the time then IMO above statement does not hold much importance.
Do you mean safety is not important in the city?

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Actually no Skoda car will ever be bought either by me or any of my immediate or extended family, I hope you are aware of their non-professional service and customer care behaviour (there numerous threads on tbhp with regards to this)
Actually the problem is only in certain places and it is a dealer issue. Otherwise Skoda is a top quality product.

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- Since your bro-in-law isn't tech savvy, he will be better off (and safer) with Chevy's 3 year service promises.
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just a small correction 3 year maintenance program is only valid for spark not for beat.
I checked too. The offer is on all Chevys except the Beat. They'll probably offer it on the Beat later when the sales fall.
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I checked too. The offer is on all Chevys except the Beat. They'll probably offer it on the Beat later when the sales fall.
The 3 year service promise is very much available on the Beat. I didn't say it was free though. You have to pay for it. Even then, its reassuring to know exactly how much your car is going to cost you in upkeep.
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Do you mean safety is not important in the city?
You got it wrong mate. What I meant was when you are going to drive the car in city for 90% of the time then it does not make much difference if the car is underpowered. Look at most popular city cars and check the power to weight ratio.
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