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A diesel car 57 34.34%
A diesel SUV 109 65.66%
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Old 6th June 2007, 17:57   #31
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I have a car now, but my next car would be safari
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Old 6th June 2007, 18:45   #32
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I have a car now, but my next car would be safari
excuse me,you mean my next SUV would be?
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Old 6th June 2007, 18:48   #33
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SUV - any time, for its Road presence and Off Road capability. Cars will limit you to tarmac.

Scorpio Now & looking forward for the 2.2 Eagle with 140 bhp.

My priority is Reach compared to Speed.
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Old 6th June 2007, 18:59   #34
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I still haven't owned or driven a SUV much...
Once i drove a Scorpio inside Delhi, It was fun bullying ppl around n sometimes in a SUV u don't need to ask ppl in traffic for space infact they make way for u...


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Actually, the other way around for me - a nice 3-box sedan which can be driven flat-out on any sort of terrain. Sort of a domesticated WRC car
You mean the FUSION types...
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Old 6th June 2007, 19:06   #35
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Since Cayenne is an SUV... I selected SUV's
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Old 6th June 2007, 19:27   #36
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SUV for me the logical upgrade for me after a hatch and my marina, for the weekends and the clibs i wouldnt mind a two seater.
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Old 6th June 2007, 19:30   #37
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this is kind of like CI Bullet or Pulsar 180
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Old 6th June 2007, 19:42   #38
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Voted for car, as somebody pointed out, for reasons of practicality (in Indian road conditions) and cost. It would take more time to get from point A to point B in an SUV, given the heavy traffic and narrow roads that we normally encounter. You could get stuck in traffic jams in an SUV, whereas a small car may squeeze through. Parking space is a serious problem for SUVs on narrow crowded roads. I definitely will not be able to park an SUV on the street that I park my Santro in every week next to my apartment in Mumbai; often there is only one parking slot available on the entire road and my Santro squeezes in with very small clearance in front and back. Large families may prefer an SUV, if they can afford to buy and maintain it.
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excuse me,you mean my next SUV would be?
sorry, my next vehicle would be an SUV
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Old 6th June 2007, 22:21   #40
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SUV - any time, for its Road presence and Off Road capability. Cars will limit you to tarmac.

Scorpio Now & looking forward for the 2.2 Eagle with 140 bhp.

My priority is Reach compared to Speed.
Amen ! for me, life starts where the tarmac ends

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Old 6th June 2007, 22:26   #41
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SUV - from an SUV guy who happens to have a car currently. But, "currently" is ageless. Watch this space for the statement "SUV - from an SUV guy who happens to have an SUV currently"
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A bit of both....a small city runabout and a hell-raiser truck would be fine, thank you!
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a proper car (RWD with bout 300bhp) any day, fly past those suvs like they are standing still.
I think the Cayenne Turbo S will fly past your 300bhp car.

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else i would have opted suv like the Cayenne Turbo S
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Old 7th June 2007, 00:33   #44
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For all those guys who own a car & wish for a SUV : If the reason why you need a SUV is because your cars are being pushed to a corner & jostled out by the cabbies in their sumos & qualises, I don't think that is the right attitude. i have an esteem & i had a bolero for a year (My cousin's). Initially i loved the respect it commanded on the road. All the cars used to shy away as if the bolero was on a prowl looking for virgins. But then there is a lot of difference between the way we drive & the way the cab drivers do. So i request you to get that thought out of your system & enjoy your rides.

BTW, i would love to own a SUV also for the simple reason that it would provide that much more space to carry all that you can when you go on a holiday, not for anything else.
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this poll is a perfect sample for SUV demand in india. companies like maruti, hyundai plan need to bring in a SUV under 10L...
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