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Old 25th April 2013, 00:11   #1
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This being my 1000th post on teambhp so thought of starting a discussion on what may be a dream car that the car makers be it Indian or Foreign would build or offer in India.

I have prepared a list of 5 cars which i would have loved to see them made & selling in the Indian market;

1) AWD Octavia VRS

You cant deny the tuning potential of an VRS.

We have seen 240 hp, 300 hp & also 500 hp VRS's in India only if Skoda starts offering an an AWD variant this shall make the Octavia an unbeatable tuners favorite & make the Octavia quick off the line too.

Lets just hope this makes it through the upcoming VRS;

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2) Volvo S60 Polestar;

0-100 in 3.9 secs
From the same T6 block (currently offered in India)
Another good bit is that this is available in an M/T
Currently only a couple of prototypes exists.
This should be put into production & surely should raise the standards of the competition & become the BMW M3, Merc C63 AMG & Audi RS4's WORST NIGHTMARE !!!

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3) Fiat Linea "Abarth" Edition;

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Yes we have seen a lot of Punto Abarths out there but now its time we get the Abarth treatment for the sedan lovers.

A red hot version of the Linea Abarth would be more than welcome in India.

4) A RWD Chevrolet Cruze;

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^ Yes a tire smoking RWD monster
IMHO the Chevrolet Cruze is the only car in its segment which can get the tag of a MUSCLE CAR, thanks to its styling, attitude & power under the hood. Only if it could be a Rear wheel drive which would make it even more desirable.

5) Manual Transmission on cars like these;

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This is a major disappointment when buying an high performance compact sedan. The driver involvement what the M/T offers cant be matched by any quick A/T or flappy paddle shifters.

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Lets keep the reality aside for a while as this list is more of a "dream cars" list here for offering in India.

Plz feel free to add to the list & let your your imagination go wild.

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Old 25th April 2013, 08:18   #2
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Woah karan561, first off congrats on your 1000th Post.....Keep em' coming

If someone asked me, which was one car I would love to see or own in India, I would have answered that even before the question was complete, its hands down:

VW SCIROCCO !!

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Please VW, now that you have the DSG on Polo, get this baby to Indian Soil.

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Would like to see the launch of the Golf MK V11 platform in India, more so after having the opportunity to drive this recently!

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Old 25th April 2013, 08:49   #4
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Here is my wish list.


1) A wagon R type tall boy kei Car with automatic transmission and front bench seat so that I can get in and out from any side I wish

2) A good solid station wagon (skoda octavia combi) with good highway cruising engine and all the bells and whistles.

3) A Reliable simple honest small 4x4 with diff locks. Preferably from Toyota.
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I would like Ford,rather everyone, to have all the engine options, apart from the regular trim, safety etc.
So some of us can buy a pocket rocket fiesta too!
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Awesome thread Karan!
My list:
  1. Mk7 Golf GTI
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  2. Honda Civic Type-R (The next version obviously)
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  4. Jaguar F-Type
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  5. Reanult Clio
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Here is my wish list.

1. Toyota LC70/76 Series both in SWB and LWB.

2. Land Rover Defender 90 and 110.
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I would love to own a nice relatively inexpensive small convertible car - with a foldable metal roof...the Mercs are too expensive but there just might be something from Renault, Peugeot etc that may work for us here in India. Just for those occasional highway drives from Bangalore to Ooty or Coorg or wherever - affordable "wind-in-your-hair" motoring is what I would like.

VW Golf needs to get launched here.
MINI needs to get locally made so that the prices fall to acceptable levels.
We require more options in the small sized 4x4's with high GC, little vehicles like the RAV4 Korando, etc...
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To add to what Parm has listed:

1. Nissan Patrol.
2. Toyota Lexus series of SUVs
3. Suzuki Jimny.
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Awesome thread Karan!
My list:[*]Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ
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You got me there i too was supposed to add this to the list shortly, but yes the Toyota FT 86 would work well in India & should be very affordable too ;

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^ For people who din know this car is designed with DRIFTERS in mind
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^ For people who din know this car is designed with DRIFTERS in mind
You do know that is a Gran Turismo 5 shot right?
But yes, the GT86 was built for drifting.
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  1. Immediate : Golf/Ford Fusion/Mazda Mx5
  2. 24months from now: New Mondeo, priced similar to the Jetta/Lauras/Accords.
  3. 60 months from now:CKD M5/CKD RR Defender.
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This being my 1000th post on teambhp so thought of starting a discussion on what may be a dream car that the car makers be it Indian or Foreign would build or offer in India.
Nice thread! And congratulations on the milestone

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I have prepared a list of 5 cars which i would have loved to see them made & selling in the Indian market;
1) AWD Octavia VRS
2) Volvo S60 Polestar;
3) Fiat Linea "Abarth" Edition;
4) A RWD Chevrolet Cruze;
5) Manual Transmission on cars like these;

Lets keep the reality aside for a while as this list is more of a "dream cars" list here for offering in India.
Really liked the 5th option. I will add estate/tourer versions (from the German trio) as well.

Instead of going really high-end, these are some of the cars I would like see, and those which have a realistic chance if the manufacturers start thinking a bit out-of-the-box.

The Hot ones!
1) Toyota GT86
2) Golf GTI / GTD
3) Suzuki Swift Sport

For the family man:
1) Golf TSI Sport
2) Yeti DSG AT (TSI/TDI)
3) Renault Grand Scénic 1.5 DCi DCT AT

Note: I have only included manufacturers who are currently present in the Indian market.
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My wish list

- Skoda Yeti 1.8tsi AWD.

- Hatchbacks with 1.6ltr diesel engine.

- Hyundai Elantra with the Santa fe 2.2 CRDi, 197bhp, 430nm diesel engine
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I would say -
Gypsy with multijet diesel.
VW golf.
Fiesta hatchback.

Nice thread and congrats on your 1000th post, karan !
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