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Old 7th December 2011, 08:34   #46
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Would go for a limited edition only if there is a justifiable cause to it. If its just extra stickers slapped on, then NO-NO for me. Voted for Maybe.
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Old 20th December 2011, 14:12   #47
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It looks like some of the limited edition variant are indeed very special. Just look at the other thread on Mahindra Verito Executive.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...aunched-2.html (Mahindra Verito Executive Edition launched)

It seems like they have launched the limited edition with a very limited number of vehicles. Zero to be precise

The verdict is still at large though till someone spots one!
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Old 15th February 2012, 12:43   #48
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Talking about limited edition variant for an ocassion such as the Valentines Day, Auto Industries, Tata Motors Goa dealer has launched a special Nano Valentines Edition in Goa. The Nano Valentines Edition is available only on the Nano CX with added features as per the source Tata launches Nano Valentines Edition in Goa | Goa On Wheels

The Nano Valentines Edition will be offered in 2 colours Rouge Red and Neon Rush (green) only. Only 20 units of the special edition will be made at the offer is valid only a select period or till stocks last.

The added features include:
  • Integrated Tata Audio /MP3 System with USB
  • A Pen drive on which one can store your favourite songs
  • A Mobile phone along with a phone holder stand
  • Remote Central locking
  • Fog lamps
  • Air freshener
  • Protective Sunfilm
  • Mattings and Mudflaps
  • Valentine special exterior graphics
All the above costs come at an extra cost of Rs. 20,000. The Nano Valentines Edition is priced at Rs. 205,993 ex-showroom Goa. Now this is turning out be a Scooty like play on color and graphics for different ocassion and target group of customers.
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The added features include:
  • Integrated Tata Audio /MP3 System with USB
  • A Pen drive on which one can store your favourite songs
  • A Mobile phone along with a phone holder stand
  • Remote Central locking
  • Fog lamps
  • Air freshener
  • Protective Sunfilm
  • Mattings and Mudflaps
  • Valentine special exterior graphics
Did Anyone notice the Nano Limited Edition features (Valentine Edition)?

Another Blunder by TATA.
  • Limited edition on the basic Model
  • Nothing More than a Music System and Pen Drive (Can be purchased as Accessories also for the non-limited Nano)
  • The Front Valentine Sticker IMHO looks like a "burn Mark" on the Bonnet.
  • Air Freshener as a limited edition accessory (No Comments)
I still did not figure out what is "Limited" about this edition.
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Old 5th November 2012, 21:17   #50
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Coming to think of it a lot of Toyota's limited editions are pure cosmetic in nature and nothing more.

There is yet another special edition this time for the Nano and the last three features are really of both cosmetic and utility value that is quite welcome for this car -


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http://www.tatanano.com/special-edition.htm


Special Edition Sticker

Uniquely placed stickers on either side of your Nano. Let everyone
know how special your car is!



Body Graphics

Uber trendy door decals that are guaranteed to invite a second look



Alloy Wheels

A customised set of rims to ensure that each time you drive, you arrive in style



Glove Box

With left and right side glove boxes, you never run out of space



Car Audio System

A state-of-the-art audio system with an MP3 player, iPod connectivity, USB and AUX support and two front-door speakers.
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Old 6th November 2012, 09:29   #51
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One limited edition I regretted not buying was the esteem in its last days, with leather seats, alloy wheels etc , for 40k more than stock.

But now waiting for something like a fiesta S again.
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Old 6th November 2012, 13:11   #52
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Which LE cars have come with a performance upgrade in India? None that I can think of.
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If so, NONE of the limited edition introduced in India has any kind of performance upgrade. What all they do is some ugly sticker jobs on body and some extra so called comfort features.
Ford Fiesta S - Maybe not in terms of outright power, but changes to Suspension setup, Tyre Profiles, and i belive steering column too. Add to that some Snazzy looking side skirts and Spoliers.


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It looks like some of the limited edition variant are indeed very special. Just look at the other thread on Mahindra Verito Executive.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...aunched-2.html (Mahindra Verito Executive Edition launched)

It seems like they have launched the limited edition with a very limited number of vehicles. Zero to be precise

The verdict is still at large though till someone spots one!
I own two Limited Edition Variants;
A Fiesta S and a Verito Executive Edition

I ve seen Verito Executive Editions here in Chennai - Although not by any means large, i occasionally spot few of them. Maybe its Geo specific !

Both cars cost me exactly 8L but IMO both are VFM in a unique way

The Fiesta S is dream Car for Budget Enthusiasts
The Verito is insane car for Budget Commuters
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Old 6th November 2012, 13:54   #53
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Voted No. The reason being that most limited edition variants in India at least are eyewashes, and more often than not, a feeble attempt to revive sales of a model not doing so well in the first place. For me, the fundamental of the car- engine, gearbox, transmission, chassis, and looks- are the dealmakers, and if the car fails on one or more of these counts, a few stupid decals, or a cheap music system, or alloy wheels, will never do it for me.
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Limited edition models launched towards the end of a product life can be VFM but sticker job editions/different interior colour are best avoided because 2-3 years down the line some parts may not be available in the same colour. I remember a friend mentioning Swift with beige interior awaiting parts from factory because dealer had only black colour in stock.
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Old 6th November 2012, 18:32   #55
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Voted No. The reason being that most limited edition variants in India at least are eyewashes, and more often than not, a feeble attempt to revive sales of a model not doing so well in the first place. For me, the fundamental of the car- engine, gearbox, transmission, chassis, and looks- are the dealmakers, and if the car fails on one or more of these counts, a few stupid decals, or a cheap music system, or alloy wheels, will never do it for me.
Agree, and voted NO for the same reasons. Most of the limited edition variations are indeed cosmetic and many of them - to me - appear cheap!
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Voted - NO

Reasons as following
1. Special stickers - given like clearance sale. I hate those stickers
2. Changes to cosmatics - Regular availability of spares
3. Stock clearance - most of the time it is stock clearance except few examples as Palio S10 or Octavia VRS, Fiesta S
4. While resale - Those variants are long forgotten and fetch lower than regular runners
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Old 6th November 2012, 19:03   #57
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Most likely not, so I'm negative on this one. Historically LEs are generally merely cosmetic and not real performance upgrades. Nor do they genuinely raise the bar from a features' standpoint. Availability of spares and resale are another major dissuading factors.

Ergo; unless the LE makes for a compelling and serious differentiator over the normal edition, I would steer clear of these. In India though, the track record is quite poor.
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Unless the Limited Edition car is called a Zen Carbon or Palio S10, a big NO.

Edit - voted maybe

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I would not buy a limited edition model of a car as most of them come with freebies like side skirts or a different design of front and rear bumpers which if once are broken would be very hard to replace.

Another turn off was my recent visit to a Nissan showroom and I took a long look at the Primo edition of the Micra. The ORVM mounted indicators looked like after market ones which are pasted on and had a chrome finish. As ghastly a finish as of the chrome on a hummer. Then the "2-din" Head Unit of the music system actually had the non-aligned off-center Nissan STICKER pasted on it. Definitely aftermarket cheap stuff.

The only thing good about it was the metallic white paint on it which looked exclusive.
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Limited Edition just doesn't have the proper meaning in India. A proper limited edition car IMHO is the Lexus LFA. It started production in 2011 and only 500 will be built after which the entire factory making it, will be closed. Now that's a "limited edition" in the true sense.

Coming back to topic at hand, I have voted NO, especially for the poor value these "so called" limited editions bring to Indian customers. And I really hate those hideous body graphics on most of them.
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