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Old 4th August 2017, 10:41   #1621
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But he likes a sedan and certainly the three pointed star. Now I have finally got a 2012 C250 cdi which also in our budget of 17 lakhs.

Is it worth it to stretch? What should I do.
If it's for him, better to get him what he wants. And the first two lines clearly say that the Compass is not what he wants. Get the Merc itself.
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We had shortlisted on older gen X1 as I felt that would have been good for him, getting in and out, GC etc, but he likes a sedan and certainly the three pointed star. Now I have finally got a 2012 C250 cdi which also in our budget of 17 lakhs. In any case my Dad says that the 1.4 petrol auto of Compass is coming to 23.5 OTR, is out of budget. Is it worth it to stretch? What should I do.
Haven't driven the Compass, but an all new car will be much easier to maintain for your father - especially as the roads he will face everyday are poor (barring those highway journeys).

That aside though, the old C250 is built like a rock and is a fantastic vehicle! Ride, handling, and performance will be better than a Compass; and also the 6L cheaper price tag will help to mitigate maintenance costs. Not to forget the better interiors and ambience that will be associated with the C Class.

Given the part in quotes above, it seems he has his heart set on the C making it a no-brainer; especially as you yourself have an E Class and are well versed with maintenance costs & service support that would be applicable to you.

Is this the variant with the 5 speed gearbox, or the 7 speed gearbox?
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but he likes a sedan and certainly the three pointed star. Now I have finally got a 2012 C250 cdi which also in our budget of 17 lakhs. In any case my Dad says that the 1.4 petrol auto of Compass is coming to 23.5 OTR, is out of budget. Is it worth it to stretch? What should I do.
C250 is a hoot to drive, it looks better(personal opinion) and it is a Mercedes! I would go for the C250 without any second thoughts. At 17 lakhs, it is good value for money too!

My friend just upgraded from a C250 to an E350. The pre-owned E class was bought for 21 lakhs. So you have multiple options with the 3 pointed star under 24 lakhs.

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First time I have seen something like this from Tata. Seen BMW, Mercedes and Audi take potshots at eachother.
'On most counts'

So they are mostly confident, but not completely!
What points does it not beat the compass on? Brand/ snob value? SUV looks? ..

If they want to take a potshot at least do it a little subtly, if they have data to back it 'mostly'
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Hi guys, any updates on the sort of final on road prices that you were able to negotiate?
Especially with the massive variation between insurance costs and strange overheads such as logistics, RTO handling, accessories etc?
Here is the updated quotation! Apparently they made a 'total' mistake in the one they sent me before by forgetting to add Tax Collected at Source to the OTR.

Plus the sales rep was eagerly saying the insurance was nil dep, b2b as quoted. But went back after I signed the cheque to say I have to pay 3K extra for nil dep insurance.

I felt disappointed as someone switching to a new brand. It was not very professional or confidence-inspiring to bring a customer to the showroom first with a wrong OTR price list (regardless of the quantum of change) and then promise nil-dep insurance as click-bait and then go back on that, after signing the booking cheque.

I felt the whole thing became complicated unnecessarily but turned out okay in the end as the salesperson was courteous enough to accept nil-dep at the quoted price as well as give in writing that the accessories 7.5K INR be waived off at delivery.



So INR 21,90,957 is what I have booked for a Limited 4x2 Diesel.
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Zzzzhuppp ... once more please - Zzzzhuppp - Zzzzhuppp - Zzzzhuppp , wait that was three more times.

What the heck am I talking about, well that's the freaking door of the compass!!!

What an awesome awesome feeling to just close that door, man that door means business and a serious one at that. Haven't seen any other car in that range which has solidity like that.
And this translates to some serious peace of mind.

And ya how much does this cost?
Woah that is some sweet pricing, seen after a very long time!

Most of the time we look forward for a new upcoming car which kind of touches the heart and then the companies announce the heart-breaking prices (Rectangle, Mop, Critter, etc. etc.). All of them decide to add all sorts of dreams into their pricing strategies, some still prosper and some don't.

Maybe due to some introspective thinking, maybe to change the image, maybe to capture market - whatever, but this will work hands down.

The single most important reason is that it touches the heart - Jeep can do things to you.
There are a lot of skeptics, a lot of haters but there are still people who still bought Fiats for the love of it, in spite of the design not having changed, outdated models etc. etc. are those people happy? Guess so, not many sob stories on the punks and lineages.

Happy now? You bet, my dream car has just been replaced, I was hoping that they don't keep overly optimistic prices just coz you have a good product - sale-ability is important.

This is going to be the most important review for this year and will have record viewership - lovers and haters alike, this will bring them all under one roof.

Which direction? Its a compass, it should know better!

Cheers!
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Make no mistake, Compass is a great package. But its only version that matters considering this is a CSUV, the Limited AWD, is 24lacs on-road. =========
I request those who checked the Compass in real to comment on the actual GC, that's the one from ground to bumper lip and to the bumper line.

I'm in no way dissing the Compass but as someone who gauges vehicles based on its capabilities, it's disturbing to find such restrictive design elements.
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Now don't take my head, this is what only Me, Myself & I feel.

Thank you so much for this detailed review. This review is going freeze my decision and am going for ADW. Certainly a Duster is something that actually belong to people like me. Compass is a brilliant fancy creation but not something that am looking for.

Thank you so so much sir

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Anyone got the price list from Pune dealers? Kindly upload if possible.
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Compass is miles ahead of Duster in terms of build quality and overall fit and finish.
The only areas Duster is preferable over Compass base version:
- Ride Quality - As per the initial reports
- Interior space - can accommodate 5 adults
- AWD system

Take a long TD of Compass to check the Ride Quality first hand. If you don't need that extra space and AWD system, I don't see any reason to go for Duster.
PS: My daily drive is Duster AWD

Thank you for the review sir, Certainly the fit and finish is way ahead of what Renault is offering but the basic purpose of a vehicle that am looking for isn't their in Compass. Compass is a fancy occasional off roader at an affordable price in my opinion. Not for someone like me who drive regularly on all kinds of road and no roads.

Shall do a test drive of Compass today but don't that will change my mind from duster AWD unless it shows some miracles.
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Need urgent advice

Have booked a Duster AWD and awaiting for delivery but in the lunch of Compass forcing me to rethink. I certainly can't afford the Compass limited version but can go for the Sports version that has a 2l engine.

I drive about 60 to 90 kms everyday on all kinds of roads. At times even drive on surfaces that can't be called road. For me good GC, driving comfort, stability and low maintenance costs are priority.

Kindly advise in making a decision between Duster AWD and Compass Sports.
Evaluate whether the bad roads you drive on really requires an AWD. We automatically assume bad roads = AWD. But a normal 2WD with some tough tyres should be able to tackle bad roads just fine.
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I don't know how well the Compass is rated in terms of safety and we all know thicker sheet metal does not necessarily guarantee a safer car. That said if you are calling Duster crap just because it comes with two airbags, what about Compass? barring 4x4 model rest all come with 2 airbags. It gets some more safety kit but then also costs a lot more. Its similar to comparing BMW X1 with Compass and abusing Compass because it is not as safe as X1.
Compass is a good package but comparing it with Creta/Duster or X1/Q3 is not the right thing to do. Ideally all comparison should be within same price range(Tuscon, Hexa, Innova etc.)

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Thank you for the review sir, Certainly the fit and finish is way ahead of what Renault is offering but the basic purpose of a vehicle that am looking for isn't their in Compass. Compass is a fancy occasional off roader at an affordable price in my opinion. Not for someone like me who drive regularly on all kinds of road and no roads.

Shall do a test drive of Compass today but don't that will change my mind from duster AWD unless it shows some miracles.
You will be happy either ways. Both are competent cars.
My only advise is not to reject Compass assuming its fancy. Going by the reviews so far its better engineered and built like a mini tank. It should serve you longer on broken roads.
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Why do all the video reviews, this and many others available in youtube, pronounce the name as "CUMPASS". Shouldn't it be COMPASS, sounding similar to COMPACT?

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Why do all the video reviews, this and many others available in youtube, pronounce the name as "CUMPAS". Shouldn't it be COMPAS, sounding similar to COMPACT?
The American way of saying it perhaps?
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Why do all the video reviews, this and many others available in youtube, pronounce the name as "CUMPASS". Shouldn't it be COMPASS, sounding similar to COMPACT?
It's not COM-Pus like in compact but Cum-pas. to be correct it is [kuhm-puh s]

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The American way of saying it perhaps?
No, both UK and US pronunciation is almost same for this

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...nglish/compass
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