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Old 10th December 2006, 08:36   #151
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My friend who booked i yesterday, said he'd get the car only in january due to waiting lists...

So... It will be a 07 registration cars only, if booked now... []
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Saw the car yesterday evening at the Sai Service at Phoenix mills...
First impression.. looked like a BAD DC MODDED MATIZ..(do I need to say BAD and DC together???)
And there it ended.. didnt even bother going further..
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The ad in 'The Hindu' today suggests a base price of 3.16L for the Zen Estilo. Santro better run for cover
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Old 11th December 2006, 10:01   #154
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The ad for the Estilo shows lots of people walking about wearing boxes, saying that everything and everyone are boxes..... how ironical that the Estilo makes a grand entry at the end... yes... yet ANOTHER box on wheels.

How i miss the old Zen....
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Check out the way the doors shut on a Baleno and you will change your generalised opinion.
Did go and checked that out on Baleno and Swift... Baleno is the best among maruti's on this, but still no where near to europeans.
No offences meant.
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Old 11th December 2006, 12:06   #156
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I too did check out the new zen last friday. Completely agree with basilmabraham and a few additions. This is a narrow car. Driver has to rub shoulders with the passenger. I really liked the expteriors. It kinda look cute. But interiors are not very impressive. Loads and loads of cheap plastic. No fabric inserts in the door trims. Just plastic. Also fit and finish of the plastic is not that good.

Boot is impressive.
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It kinda look cute. .
I need to get you to a doctor and fast.....

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The ad in 'The Hindu' today suggests a base price of 3.16L for the Zen Estilo. Santro better run for cover
True...

Looks... For some its cute... I say its acceptable... (Rear ) ..

But at that price... Santro is going to have to run for cover!!! (Or fight back)
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Btw aint the advert stupid I mean Wagon R is the only Boxy car in this segment & they are targetting it against it They should have concentrated aginst Santro if nothing else.
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Btw aint the advert stupid I mean Wagon R is the only Boxy car in this segment & they are targetting it against it
Like my dad used to call it : "Putting a cockroach in ur own food"
On the whole, the ad was well put, save for the car which appeared towards the end.
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Yes the advert is well shot & even the lyrics are funy & the concept something new. But why shot in one's own arm
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It seems more like a Lady ,s car to me not a guy thing but irony is even guys will buy cause its one of the good options that we have after all what options do we have
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I would still love the looks of the good old Zen. Estilo does not appeal much. But anytime better than Santro!
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Seems to be like that the end of Santro is near if the initial enthusiasm prevails for the coming months.

But I've heard that the Santro LPG is on way by Feb/March '07.

In Cochin, there is still no test-drive cars available at any of the dealers !!!
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Seems to be like that the end of Santro is near if the initial enthusiasm prevails for the coming months.

But I've heard that the Santro LPG is on way by Feb/March '07.

In Cochin, there is still no test-drive cars available at any of the dealers !!!
Santro CNG its going to be... From what i've heard...

Although its cheaper than LPG, i've heard its highly abrasive for the engine... Is it true???
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