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View Poll Results: YOUR Car of the Year 2011?
Hyundai Eon 84 3.20%
Honda Brio 134 5.10%
Toyota Liva 35 1.33%
Maruti Swift 183 6.97%
Nissan Sunny 53 2.02%
Skoda Rapid 109 4.15%
Hyundai Verna 260 9.90%
Ford Fiesta 47 1.79%
Force One 18 0.69%
Mahindra XUV5OO 1487 56.63%
Renault Fluence 22 0.84%
Volkswagen Jetta 56 2.13%
Suzuki Kizashi 14 0.53%
Volkswagen Passat 23 0.88%
Renault Koleos 7 0.27%
Volvo S60 32 1.22%
Audi A6 62 2.36%
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Old 8th December 2011, 11:31   #196
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Segment wise

small car Hyundai eon

mid segment hatch swift

mid segment saloon Nissan sunny

upper mid segment saloon jetta

luxury saloon audi a6

all segment put together the winner hands down mahindra xuv 500
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Buyer's remorse, noopster?
Naah! If they'd offered a Rapid TDI AT *then* maybe! Personaly I think VW badge value outstrips Skoda (though the Rapid is a looker compared to my plain Jane Fraulein!). So no regrets at all!

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Is the thought too alien?! Afterall, there are clear reasons why they banned opinion polls. Just ask @shivank two posts above. But of course, where there is a huge margin of victory there can't be any doubts. All hail the XUV 5-double 'o'!
I went and checked the comment in question. Also iliketurtles seems to have done some in-depth research on this, so will take you people's word for it! I *was* surprised by the results (after I voted) because I expected the Verna to give a good fight to XUV. But how much of that is herd mentality is up for debate. Personally the only dealbreaker with Verna for me is the baotlike handling. Presumably enthusiasts such as the type that vote in T-BHP polls have that high on their priority list?

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If I'd to vote with my heart alone, the S60 T6 AWD would get my vote. But the car of the year has to be relevant to the market, hence the XUV500 for me.
That's a very good point. Companies like Volvo and Nissan are losing the plot by not focusing on generating numbers. What good is a "good" car if you see only a handful of those on the road?
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XUV-500

A humble Indian company from Kandivali-East, is now taking on the very best from Tokyo, London and Detroit, and how!

Apologies for the vernac here - but Mahindra ne pura market hila ke rakh diya
xuv 500 is here with a intention, to re write the rules of sports utility vehicles in India, its has already put Tata Aria, to Toyota fortuner to shame.

Thanks to Mahindra now an average indian can buy a SUV which he thought was way out of his reach.

and trust me many of us already made up our minds "my next car would be XUV 500"
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No brainer. Just skimmed the list and voted for XUV-double 'o'. Had it been launched just a few months earlier, I would have been first in the queue on First Day First Show.
Though looking back, now they don't have an AT yet, so no regrets
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Voted for Skoda Rapid: *** and brand image aside, the rough road package seems to have made the car a better handler than the Vento. A good enthusiast's diesel car for less than 10L.
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We don't see history in the making too often. Do we ? The launch of XUV 5OO has led to a paradigm shift in the Indian auto market. We all hoped that Nano would be a game-changer, but alas! it wasn't to be, neither is the Eon a game changer. But, one thing's for sure, the folks from M&M have sent the BIG BOYS of the automobile world scurrying for cover

Hope that they don't disappoint on the A*S*S front.
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Voted for XUV 500. This big animal seems to rewrite the history of modern SUV's in India. Kudos to M&M. The next choice is Honda (Brio) for its supremacy in Petrol engines.
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Voted for my ride the XUV 500.

More than happy to see a landslide majority for the XUV. More cos, i feel i have made the right choice..

Cheers to M&M and to my Mamba
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Voted for my ride the XUV 500.

More than happy to see a landslide majority for the XUV. More cos, i feel i have made the right choice..

Cheers to M&M and to my Mamba
IMHO votes from people (like Manoj here) who have voted with their wallets also (besides the online poll) should carry more weight. How about a factor of 5?
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Given its spot on pricing, looks (I like it), gizmos, performance (not TD'ed, just read) and space - I'm 6'6" and can sit in it comfortably, quite unlike in the Scorpio, my vote goes to the XUV as well.

I think it's probably the best looker to come out of the Indian stables so far...just makes me wonder if it's the same design team that drew up the Xylo!!
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My COTY - XUV500. A huge step for Mahindra and the only game-changer in the list available.

PS - Might be a good idea to link TBHP reviews (where available) within the posts introducing the COTY contenders.
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Voted for XUV5OO, for the same reasons that most of them have quoted earlier. Plus, the more I see of this SUV on the roads, the more I am tempted to own one. It looks Rock solid, makes a statement on road and drives like a breeze (as per my test drive). I hope Mahindra improves the quality of the interiors and plastics in the near future. Rest I guess is full "paisa Vasoool".
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Hyundai Verna, Force One & Mahindra XUV500 were the ones I wanted to choose from the list.

Force One is there for being a proper size SUV, something closer to heart. It would have been the top if not skimped on safety features, despite being a Chinese imitation. It's got to my list purely for the heart, but strongly opposed by mind. Sad to see it has got 0 votes so far! (If I know it before hand, I would have voted for it, just to give it a start. I want it to be encouraged.)

Verna is a great transformation, from born again Hyundai. I'm not exactly a Hyundai fan, but this car earns full respect. it's really hard to find fault with it & deserves a top slot, if we don't have a patriotic contender in the same year.

XUV500 brought sarcastic laughs on seeing first pics. But it looks much better in person. Mahindra impressed with features list & bringing it all together, much better than other Indian manufacturers. My only grouse, is that it's a 5-seater SUV with 2 bonus kid seats at the cost of luggage space. It also won the heart & the mind doesn't object too much. So XUV500 it is for me.

(It's my personal choice for COTY. It's not fully rational & I follow heart more than the mind. I respect & love to see other's choices as well.)
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The Mahindra XUV 500 is more than just a car of the year for me. It is a game changer primarily because it recognizes the need gap which existed till yesterday. The 4-wheel aspiration scale is changing drastically, it is no more a clim up from a cheap hatch to a midrange sedan to an expensive SUV. Its more about personality types and their preferences. The hatch and sedan markets pollinated with fantastic options between 2000-10. The SUV segment was waiting to burst open. XUV 500 did just that, democratized the idea of an exciting offroader (albiet a soft one). Recognizing that an SUV aspiration is not a function of one's economic status but a function of the person and his lifestyle. Ofcourse i've got my own
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None other than XUV5OO for being the most modern and technologically advanced desi gaddi. Overall 2nd rank would go to Verna.
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