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Old 16th March 2007, 15:09   #46
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What kind of a manufacturer would make an ambulance get the highest hike???
Doesn't the Govt. have any duty sops for ambulances??
What sortof a price hike is Rs.1,017 ? 20 litres of petrol ??
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My Dad was waiting for today (my sister's kids birthday) to buy a Swift Zxi. And the newspapers mention a hike in MUL car prices.

But then as esteem_lover said, the hike is really insignificant considering the car's cost.
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My Dad was waiting for today (my sister's kids birthday) to buy a Swift Zxi. And the newspapers mention a hike in MUL car prices.

But then as esteem_lover said, the hike is really insignificant considering the car's cost.
good to hear sombody still interested in Swift Petrol. I can hear everyone buying Vdi on T-bhp
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good to hear sombody still interested in Swift Petrol. I can hear everyone buying Vdi on T-bhp
Yes, it was a tough decision. It was tough enough deciding between Vxi and Zxi. And then diesel (accompanied by rave tbhp reviews ) comes into the picture to complicate matters. Did quite some reading on tbhp + an article by Bijoy (BSM) and finally the following factors went behind the decision :

1. Safety was an important factor - the diesel did not have ABS (not sure if it has it as option), Airbags etc.
2. Monthly running would be around 500kms only - did not justify the premium for a diesel car.
3. We have never had a diesel car and have our own set of apprehensions about diesel motors (inspite of cutting edge CRDI technology etc etc).
4. He has no use for the extra torque and stuff - very sedate driver.
5. Long term maintenance costs would comparitively be more for diesels - this matters because we hold on to our cars for ages.
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1. Safety was an important factor - the diesel did not have ABS (not sure if it has it as option), Airbags etc.
2. Monthly running would be around 500kms only - did not justify the premium for a diesel car.
3. We have never had a diesel car and have our own set of apprehensions about diesel motors (inspite of cutting edge CRDI technology etc etc).
4. He has no use for the extra torque and stuff - very sedate driver.
5. Long term maintenance costs would comparitively be more for diesels - this matters because we hold on to our cars for ages.
Yes , perfect car, considering the above.
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Source : Car makers doling out discounts : car makers, maruti, hyundai, heavy, discounts : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN

Stumbled on an interesting piece of news. While most manufacturers hiked rates to makeup for the one per cent additional education cess, they are also doling out heavy discounts to boost sales ahead of the year end.

So this may actually be a good time to get your hands on your dream car.
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Thumbs down Cars to cost more in karnataka

After the state budget, there will be a hike of abt 1%

so if ur car costs 5 lakh, u ll pay 5000 more for registration.

if its 10+ lakhs, then its 2% = 20000 more

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SB, good choice, considering that elders cant be burdened with extra maintanence & stuff. Butttttttt....
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4. He has no use for the extra torque and stuff - very sedate driver.
Torque is absolutely useful for anyone in city driving conditions, means lesser gear changes & ease of driving.
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Yes cars become costly in karnataka after budget!

Good chocie SB its better we watch and see about swift D its too new car in indian market! I am sure for bad quality of diesel available in india always first lot of any CRDi diesel car in india will have some issues! Only they will be better after 1 year when they launch fresh cars in new year!

I don't suggest Swift D right now its Swift Petrol which is tuned better now!

Ravi.
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Old 19th March 2007, 15:07   #55
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Default Hyundai Motor India raises price across all models

Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Indiaís second largest car manufacturing company, announced an increase in the prices of all its cars across all its variants on account of a 1 percent increase in educational cess post the Union Budget 2007. The price hike ranges from 0.13% to 0.19% across all Hyundai models.

The retail prices across all models have gone up ranging from Rs 362/- to Rs 2,816/-. After the price hike the flagship brand Santro will be costlier by Rs. 362 to Rs. 562, the premium hatchback Getz will be dearer by Rs. 753 to Rs. 923. The prices of Verna have gone up from Rs. 1183 to Rs. 1420, for Elantra the prices have been revised from Rs. 1367 to Rs. 1876, for Sonata the prices have gone up from Rs. 2470 to Rs. 2816 across different variants and the Accent will now be dearer by Rs. 999.

The new prices are applicable with immediate effect

Story : Hyundai Motor India raises price across all models
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Torque is absolutely useful for anyone in city driving conditions, means lesser gear changes & ease of driving.
True for city driving conditions. But he will be using the car in a small one-traffic-light town in Kerala, with wide roads, bare minimum traffic etc. In short, the exact opposite of city conditions.
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Heard that LTT is also going up from next month.
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LTT is what Rajshenoy was referring to...
Amazing that with Karnataka having amongst the highest road taxes, there's gonna be an increased LTT.
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Despite the marginal hike auto companies are giving sizable discounts.Carmakers’s move to give discounts in March is also prompted by the need to clear inventory in the fag end of the fiscal, industry watchers say.

Source: Itís raining discounts in auto sector

Maruti dealers are giving cash benefits worth Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000 to new buyers, arch- rival Hyundai Motor India has started giving gift cheques of Rs 5,000 on purchase of its flagship model Santro.

MUL is currently offering original accessories worth Rs 10,000 on purchase of its old warhorse Maruti 800, which has seen its sales decelerating. On Swift, this goes up to Rs 18,000 while on Esteem it is Rs 25,000.
Apart from that, the company is offering 50% discount on insurance on its largest selling car Alto. The poor cousin of Maruti 800, the Omni, is available with a gift cheque of Rs 5,000 and an exchange bonus of Rs 5,000 as well.


Among other carmakers, Tata Motors, the country's second largest car seller, is offering free insurance and music system to buyers of Indica and Indigo apart from low equated monthly instalments (EMIs).


General Motor India is luring customers to its multi-ulitity Tavera by offering an accessories package worth Rs 45,000.


Rival Ford Motor India is giving free music system on buying its lone volume-car Fiesta.
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Old 21st March 2007, 15:24   #60
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Thumbs down VDi Price increased ....

Just spoke to MUL Dealer today ... MARUTI has increased the price of VDI by 5,000 .I have booked my car on 16 Feb 2007 and am still waiting for it.I feel like a fool who was lured and then cheated.... i really wish that we had more options .... in terms of Getz Crdi and Logan ... Then may be the MUL would be forced to stop short changing the customer..
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