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Old 3rd January 2007, 11:24   #1
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Unhappy Will Tata's & Maruti's, crush second hand car resale value

Before all, Wish you all a belated happy Newyear.
I own a M800- 2003 Model and was hearing the news of Tata's making 1 lakh priced cars and for that reason hearing from people that Maruthi's will also bring down the price of M800 and the Alto.

So what would be the ideal thing before the release of Tata's new Car?
a) Sell old small cars because you could loose resale value
b) don't sell and have the gas fitted on small car and pay the monthly car EMI

Which one will you guys suggest?
Looking for all you pro's to share your point.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 12:00   #2
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Dont jump the gun. We still dont know real-world usage value of the Tata 1 lac car.
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Old 3rd January 2007, 16:19   #3
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Let them come out with the 1L car first...

Will be huge ask to provide decnt NVH levels and all, pricing it under 1L... Specially, since the 1L car having a rear mounted diesel engine...

Just travel in a piaggio passenger diesel auto, and you'll understand how hard Tata has to try to reduce NVH inside cabin... I frankly dont think it will come cheaper than 1.5L (if it has some quality to it)...
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Old 3rd January 2007, 18:02   #4
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Vinod,

Your woes are unfounded. Tata has a huge line up for existing offering like Indica, Indigo etc and they'll surely won't cannibalize these for the cause of 1 Lakh car. 1 Lakh car will have a different value propostion and Indicas and M800s will retain their market place. When some one asked about safety this 1 Lakh car going to offer, Tata's have publically described that this car would be safer than safety a couple with 2 kids have on a two wheer. Read from it...

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1 lac car for how long? With ever increasing input costs and taxes, 1 lac may be an introductory offer for about a week.

Then again, with what ever built for a lac, a used M800 for 1 lac, I believe will be more reliable than the new 1 lac car. Add "tried and trusted" factor for it and old cars never go out of fasion when it is maruti.
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The 1 Lakh car is aimed at a totally different market, certainly not at the M800 buyers. it takes something to understand a car & buy it, but for 1 lakh, it is an offering for a different sect of people. so there is no reason to worry about resale values. M800 will continue to be the best reseller.
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I believe Tatas can do anything. If they say they can provide a Bike and scooter driver, a car for just a lac of rupees, I totally trust them. It can be done. If chinese can manufature a car for less than Rs 1.4 lacs, we Indians can too. The only thing that Tatas did not consider was the boom in the salaries the labours and employees are getting these days in the market. May be that is the reason, Tata technologies, TCS and all other Tata Sub companies are still at the last places when it comes to paying compensations to their employees.
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Will be huge ask to provide decnt NVH levels and all, pricing it under 1L... Specially, since the 1L car having a rear mounted diesel engine...

Just travel in a piaggio passenger diesel auto, and you'll understand how hard Tata has to try to reduce NVH inside cabin
Tatas 1 lakh car is going to be launched with a petrol engine,diesel engine is not being considered at present.Initially the car will be launched only with a petrol engine.
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