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View Poll Results: Would You Cross-shop Across Various Segments Before Putting Money Down?
No. I would pick a segment first, and buy a car from that segment. 61 20.75%
Yes. I don't mind a car from any segment as long as it pulls my heart strings. 225 76.53%
Don't know/ Can't Say for sure. 8 2.72%
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Old 21st September 2016, 14:56   #91
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I have a mixed response. Though i don't mind shopping cross segment, but as long as the cars are in same budget.

Here are the list of cars i shortlisted before ending up with "Ertiga"
1. Honda Amaze - Sub 4m Sedan
2. Toyota Etios - Sedan
3. Ertiga - MUV
4. i20/Swift - Hatch
5. EcoSport - SUV
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Old 3rd November 2016, 20:29   #92
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I'm at this moment trying to decide between the TUV300T8 100bhp, the Scorpio S4, the Duster 85, the Ecosport, the S-cross and the Brezza.
I started with a max budget of ex showroom 10 lakh and it's getting a bit out of hand.
I need something that can handle the really rough stuff and loads. Preferrably a body on chasis. Would have loved the Isuzu V cross, but out of my budget..
Just calculating the fact that with an addition of 1.4 lakh on the top of the range TUV manual, u could get the S4 Scorpio. I was searching for opinions , pros and cons of both vehicles on our site as well as online.
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Old 3rd November 2016, 22:11   #93
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Looking at the poll results so far, does this mean all those shootouts that we see in magazines-

Polo Vs i20 Vs Baleno Vs Jazz
Ecosport Vs Brezza Vs TUV300
Superb Vs Camry Vs Accord Vs Sonata

- are of no use in helping one choose a car?
The reviews does help in rejecting the other cars while deciding the final contenders.

Cross-shopping happens mainly because of the price. I love VW Polo (my previous car was a Polo P HL) and I'm planning to get a TDI HL now which costs about 9.91L OTR chennai. For about 10.5L, Ciaz VDi+ is available. There starts the confusion. Should I settle for a hatchback that costs 10L or add 50K more and go for a sedan.
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Never really gave it much thought till this thread pointed it out. But a few years ago - when I wanted to buy a nice hatch - I was keen on first generation Jazz, the i20 and the Fabia - I ended up with the Linea. Earlier this year, I bought the Elite i20 after considering Xcent, Amaze, Aspire and canceling the Baleno. Right now I am considering the S-Cross, Creta and the Baleno - I wonder what I will end up with.

Of course most people replying here probably have a ballpark figure in mind - but going a few lakhs above or below your pre-decided figure isn't a big deal in this age of 7 year bank loans at attractive rates. Wasn't there a guy on Team Bhp who went to book the Nano and ended up with a Safari? Talk about a segment leap.
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Sold off the Quanto directly to a buyer and almost finalized MS Vitara Brezza ZDI. The car was booked on 5th September 2016, hope I will get it delivered by December 1st week.
There was no sign of Brezza coming my way and the dealer was clueless. I started tinking about alternatives and suddenly S-Cross crossed my mind. I didn't like the looks, but I searched for whatever info available about S-Cross in Team-BHP and found 'only' positive reviews about the car.

Took a long test drive of the car and I was impressed. Did a test drive of Brezza once gain on the the same roads as the S-Cross test drive was done and then there was no confusion. Cancelled the booking of Brezza ZDI and booked S-Cross DDIS 200 Zeta white (had to stretch the budget further by 1 L). The car was delivered on 3rd November - two weeks after the booking was done. In my opinion the S-Cross is a much better option compared to Brezza considering the fact that both the cars have same heart which beats at the same rate under the hood.
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I was in the market for a new car about 3 months ago. My criteria was:
1. Comfortable drive
2. Within budget ( but i over shot it was a different story)
3. Spacious

I had TDed Jazz,Elite i20, Aspire, Honda City, Ecosport and Renault Duster, and finally zeroed in on the Duster (with Aspire being a very close competitor).
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