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Old 20th June 2007, 12:37   #1
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Exclamation SX4 : The new flavor among cab operators?

The SX4 hasnt been around for long, and hence i was pleasantly surprised when i came across a SX4 with the yellow licence plate here in Bangalore, which meant it was a cab !! Does this mean the beginning of the SX4 as a cabbie favourite? i believe even Jkdas reported spotting one of them .. SX4 cabs.

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Old 20th June 2007, 12:42   #2
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Haven't we seen corolla's with such number plates? these cars are used by big tour operators and car rental guys who give it "On Hire" on a KM/Hr basis not the normal cabbies! I am sure they would ask a minimum os 2000-3K for 8hrs/80 Kms for the SX4
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We infact travelled in one two days back while picking up one of our corporate guests from airport. Think its branded as a luxury taxi! Atleast the charges were
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Amtak, I guess the Corollas had the black boards with yellow lettering, and not these. In fact, we even have a currently active thread discussing about what they actually mean.
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Is it good or bad?

Will surely steal the snob value that a sedan like SX4 offers!

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Well SX-4's with yellow boards do they really matter ? am sure like appuchan mentioned its branded as a luxury taxi and nothing beyond that.
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Come on guys... there are mercs that are used as cabs and have yellow boards...

Do we see mercs any different now... same applies to SX4 as well.

Thats my views and it few people may differ on this
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Amtak, I guess the Corollas had the black boards with yellow lettering, and not these. In fact, we even have a currently active thread discussing about what they actually mean.
Blackboards with a yellow lettering means it is leased and Yellow board with black lettering means its a Taxi cab, private or public. Commercial vehicles use the same kind of plates as a taxi cab. You will find that most hotels like the Oberois and the Taj have a fleet of "Leased" cabs operating exclusively for them.
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Amtak, I guess the Corollas had the black boards with yellow lettering, and not these. In fact, we even have a currently active thread discussing about what they actually mean.
Ben, Come to mumbai! you'll see both the type of number plates on the corollas...
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Man i have seen merc camry corolla accord optera and even NHC as taxi

so it really doesn't matter much but if it goes into taxi service like the qualis it would be different situation then
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It could actually benefit MUL more than do harm to it firstly they can get the VXi model moving of the shelf [seen two cabs so far both vxi's so I am presuming most sold would be the Vxi variant].Another very important benefit it could bring in for the SX4 is it will help bring in a low maintainance tag as well as the fact that FE figures are not horror stories.They can go slow on the diesel sx4.

But yes too many cabs and then things will change.

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I have seen two SX4s in Bangalore as Taxis (Yellow Board). One was a ZXI and another one was VXi. Both parked on Vittal Mallya Road.
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Another very important benefit it could bring in for the SX4 is it will help bring in a low maintainance tag as well as the fact that FE figures are not horror stories.
Well, in that case, the same funda should apply for the Ikon Flair cabs too. Still we have many who see Ford's as high on maintenance!

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But yes too many cabs and then things will change.
I agree it does. I am not really liking the fact that there are a lot of Ikon cabs in Bangalore these days.
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i agree it does. I am not really liking the fact that there are a lot of Ikon cabs in Bangalore these days.
arre you are not alone as will be in case with the owner of the innova i to don't like to many innova roaming around with yellow plates
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I am not really liking the fact that there are a lot of Ikon cabs in Bangalore these days.
Ben Ikons have been around for quite sometime now. Most of these are being used in hotels as chauffuered taxi's.

But thats ok man, even merc's and bmw's are used as taxi's, does that induce an inferiority complex in other proud owners? I guess not.

The same holds good for SX-4's also.
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