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Old 25th June 2008, 00:37   #166
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If sales is the criterion, then I would like to ask if these cars are FLOPs in your opinion:

1. Petrol Innova (same 1.8 l VVTi engine as Corolla, wasn't it?)
2. Petrol Qualis (2.0 GST super)-- the only one I have seen belongs to the owner of a petrol pump. Was the mileage that bad? .

I guess all the Montanas, Sipani D-1s, San Storm, Vectras, Corsa Sails, Forresters, Terracans, Tucsons, Standard 2000s, Uno Petrols, etc have already been talked about, haven't they?
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1. Petrol Innova (same 1.8 l VVTi engine as Corolla, wasn't it?)
Nope, it's a 2.0 litre engine!
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Nope, it's a 2.0 litre engine!
I stand corrected, thanks. Is the Innova petrol still available?

That reminds me, is the Scorpio petrol with REV 115 BHP Renault engine still sold?
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I stand corrected, thanks. Is the Innova petrol still available?
Yes, still available.

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That reminds me, is the Scorpio petrol with REV 115 BHP Renault engine still sold?
No idea, haven't seen one in donkey's years!
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Maybe we should move this discussion to the "Discontinued or Not?" thread, if there is one.
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Old 25th June 2008, 01:35   #171
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How about Daewoo Nexia!! I mean the company was doing good then before the parent in Korea went bust.

BTW Is the new honda CRV doing well than the older model.??

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@SirAlec - The Nexia was an awesome car. Along with the parent company going flop, I feel the other reasons it flopped were because -
- it looked like a Cielo
- Wasn't marketed properly. Very few people had heard of the car then before the company pulled out. If I ever mention the word Nexia, most people are like huh?

We owned one in the family and I had posted a review a long time ago. Here it is, with pics for those who are interested in knowing more about the car -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...woo-nexia.html (daewoo nexia)
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Here goes my list
1. Sipani D1
2. Dolphin and guess there was one more called montana or something
3. Rover montego
4. Ambassador Nova(am not sure if it really was a flop)
5. Fiat adventure
6. Fiat siena
7. Tata estate
8. Standard 2000
9. The older Safari s
10. sanstorm
11. Maruti versa
12. Ford mondeo (havent seen much of them on the roads)
13. Opel vectra
14. Corsa sail
13. Mahindra classic
14. Peugeot 309
15. Tata mobile
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Zen Diesel, Grand Vitara, Fiat Sienna would be from my list
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Here goes my list
1. Sipani D1 (Sipani 1D)
2. Dolphin and guess there was one more called montana or something
3. Rover montego (Estate too)
4. Ambassador Nova(am not sure if it really was a flop) (Not really)
5. Fiat adventure
6. Fiat siena
7. Tata estate
8. Standard 2000
9. The older Safari s
10. sanstorm
11. Maruti versa (Not reallY)
12. Ford mondeo (havent seen much of them on the roads)
13. Opel vectra
14. Corsa sail (the whole Corsa package including the sedan & swing)
13. Mahindra classic (?????)
14. Peugeot 309
15. Tata mobile (No way !!)
My replies in bold inside the quote
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Old 25th June 2008, 16:33   #176
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Here goes my list
1. Sipani D1
2. Dolphin and guess there was one more called montana or something
3. Rover montego
4. Ambassador Nova(am not sure if it really was a flop)
5. Fiat adventure
6. Fiat siena
7. Tata estate
8. Standard 2000
9. The older Safari s
10. sanstorm
11. Maruti versa
12. Ford mondeo (havent seen much of them on the roads)
13. Opel vectra
14. Corsa sail
13. Mahindra classic
14. Peugeot 309
15. Tata mobile

Maruti versa was a very good car
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All have seem to forgotten the Petrol version of Qualis.Dont have much info regarding it but as far as i can remember it came with an Alpine player factory fitted.


No way can the ZenD or Esteem D be regarded as flops in HYD.They have a great demand in yhe used market and sell at 50-80k more then their petrol counterparts of the same vintage.
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I just mentioned the Petrol Qualis, the Petrol Innova and the Petrol Scorpio about 10 posts ago.

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All have seem to forgotten the Petrol version of Qualis.Dont have much info regarding it but as far as i can remember it came with an Alpine player factory fitted.


No way can the ZenD or Esteem D be regarded as flops in HYD.They have a great demand in yhe used market and sell at 50-80k more then their petrol counterparts of the same vintage.
Zen D and Esteem D are not flops IMO, too.
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Any ideas why the opel Vectra did not catch up (when the opel brand was going strong)? Looks awesome that car.
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Any ideas why the opel Vectra did not catch up (when the opel brand was going strong)? Looks awesome that car.
These are my thoughts-

Vectra was launched in 2003, at a time when Opel brand was suffering in India. This was the same year the GM introduced the Chevrolet brand in India with the launch of the Tavera. However, Opel continued to co-exist with Chevrolet.

It was priced higher than the successful Honda Accord and did not have a diesel option!

Few days after the introduction of the Vectra, Honda unveiled the seventh generation Accord which destroyed all the others in the segment, as we all know.
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