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Old 26th July 2007, 14:19   #91
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My Lxi is also 2005 vintage and cost me only 5.8L onroad. I know that taxes in K,taka are higher than TN, but still 90K more is too much.

If the Lxi was 6.7L, how much was the Vxi and base model NHC at that time ?
As far as I know, it was 5.86 + 9% lifetime road tax in KK + 20,000 insurance.
(My dad paid for it when I was in Hyderabad and I've to pay him back, so don't take this to be the EXACT price)

Maybe after the discounts, it could have reduced, but we really can't talk about prices keeping the discounts in mind all the time, right?

The Vxi was approximately +1 lac and that is all I remember, the NHC was not on the list since Honda has bad A.S.S in Mysore.
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Saw an ad in todays TOI " 60k" discount on esteem, i think should make some decent sales with offers like this.
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Premium sedan (SX4 already there) or entry level (Esteem)?
If we consider Swift sedan competes with Esteem, then Esteem market share will go away. The only possibility could be Swift Sedan replacing Esteem.
Swift Sedan will be replacing Esteem for sure.....and about the Pricing it will be about 70-80k costlier than Swift
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Saw an ad in todays TOI " 60k" discount on esteem, i think should make some decent sales with offers like this.
Except newly launched SX4 & Vitara, MUL's ad says discount for almost all models. Guess they want to speed up sales this month.
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Except newly launched SX4 & Vitara, MUL's ad says discount for almost all models. Guess they want to speed up sales this month.
Traditionally, Monsoon season sees a dip in the sales. Probably, discounts are to counter that
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Swift Sedan will be replacing Esteem for sure.....and about the Pricing it will be about 70-80k costlier than Swift
Any source about the pricing?
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Except newly launched SX4 & Vitara, MUL's ad says discount for almost all models. Guess they want to speed up sales this month.
Esteem has got the highest discount among all other car's.
Guess "Esteem" is the ;lowest selling car from MUL's stable.
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I agree with Sathya nars. We can only discuss in which segment it will be in. I feel, MUL is giving discount on esteem to empty their stock yard or if they are doing some serious thinking of coming up with Swift sedan, then they may plonk it with DDiS and will be in between SX4 Vxi & Zxi. Hence they are offering a huge discount on Esteem.
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@e_l, you are definitely refering to old Esteem. IMO, interior plastic quality has deteriorated in later Esteems. I recently replaced my a/c grill, and man, the new one feels so cheap.
Yes, the quality of today;s spares are terrible. I had to change a vent in my car too & it broke within 15 days, how i wish i had continued with the old one.

But I am talking about the quality of the dash, it is pretty soft & does not give you the hard plastic feel at all.
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Esteem has got the highest discount among all other car's.
Guess "Esteem" is the ;lowest selling car from MUL's stable.
Forgot the Versa?

Between, How can the Swift sedan (esteem replacement) by priced near to the SX4 when the SX4 is based on a extended platform of the same?

The pricing of the petrol should be near the Swift DDiS levels, so that diesel heads have the Swift DDiS, while sedanwalla's have the sedan. And even plonk a 1.3 DDiS in the bonnet after an year.
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If Swift Sedan replaces Esteem and if its priced above 6.5L or so, then MUL loses presence in entry level segment.
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BTW, from these discussions I thought of going for poll, please see http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...c-segment.html (Which is 'car of your choice' in Entry level C segment?)
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Esteem is a very good car, that is also VFM. As long as it is selling well, why would Maruti do anything? I am not sure they'll be able to price the Swift Sedan properly to replace the Esteem.
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a brand new esteem vxi in chennai costs around 4.9L on road after discounts. and i maybe wrong but i feel the main reason they are able to manage that is because they have already got back all the money and more spent on the development of the esteem. so all the cost they need to bare now are the production costs. they couldn't possibly price the new swift sedan or whatever the replacement is going to be anywhere close to this!

as many of you have pointed out the esteem is a winner in almost every important parameter of todays entry level sedan buyer. the only major conplaints any of us now have would be the cramped rear, lack of safety features and outdated design.

its pure and simple maruti just doesnt find the NEED to replace the esteem.
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If Swift Sedan replaces Esteem and if its priced above 6.5L or so, then MUL loses presence in entry level segment.

at 6.5-7Lakh they will be having Swift Sedan Diesel
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