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Old 31st August 2007, 03:19   #16
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whats with all these luxury car makers doing away with the hood ornaments?
IMO they looked so classy.
This is a sport version and many Merc sport versions have been this way for quite a while. The luxury variant comes with hood ornament.


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the jag looked superb with it and merc looks smooth with its three pointed star jetting out.
Hood ornament is now an option on the new S type.
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I really love the new C class and cant wait for it to hit our roads. 24-25 IMO is a little too optimisitic, ittl be more for sure.
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I would say on-road prices of atleast 30-23L would be a safe bet for the new C.
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I 30-23L
Do you mean 30 - 33 ?
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Old 31st August 2007, 11:40   #20
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I enjoyed the car and slowly found all kinds of problems, a lot to do with the electronics. I have had so many problems including the serpentine belt snapping while driving on the freeway at 80 mph - I was lucky.

Anyway, my thesis is that let any new model hit the road and let the bugs comes out.
Very very true, especially with German cars. And some homegrown (Indica, Scorpio etc.). Give them some time to iron out glitches before putting your money down.

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And don't forget that the initial ML & A-classes were also of horrid quality with problems galore. It wasn't really much to do with a particular model but more to do with the whole company & their quality standards.
That would be a different case. The entire 1st generation M-Class was a disaster, and not only the initial batches.
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The new C will definately not come with a 24 lakh price tag as we expect. A 24 to 26 lakh showroom price will easily go to the 30 lakh mark on road here in Mumbai. What I'm waiting to see is if we get more engine options than before if Mercedes stick to the same powerplant options that we currently have.

It should be interesting to see how the first batch of New Cs fare in the Indianb market with regards to reliability. The 3 series is doing quite well even though they have a higher price tag. The 325i is working out to be 37 lakhs on road in Mumbai.
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The new C will definately not come with a 24 lakh price tag as we expect. A 24 to 26 lakh showroom price will easily go to the 30 lakh mark on road here in Mumbai. What I'm waiting to see is if we get more engine options than before if Mercedes stick to the same powerplant options that we currently have.

It should be interesting to see how the first batch of New Cs fare in the Indianb market with regards to reliability. The 3 series is doing quite well even though they have a higher price tag. The 325i is working out to be 37 lakhs on road in Mumbai.
the c class wont be less then 35 lacs on road.
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I Agree too, the Mercs have always kept their pricing above the competition, at least in India. So the C class coming in at 25-27 is humbug. That may be the ex showroom price in some U.T. Secondly. the c class is being sold at a discount. The logic is that when the E Class is being sold at a discount of 1.5 lakhs ( my cousin got one a month ago and also ask Scooby, he just got one a few days ago) why shouldn't the C class? Its not that its a best seller. They are actually having a problem selling the C now, moreover with the fab, 3 series BMW eating into its market.
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the c class wont be less then 35 lacs on road.
but isnt it close to base model of the E-class?
at what price does the e class start?
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Speedy- No way will the C sell at 35 lakhs when the E200K starts at 37 and so does the 523i
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just checked sahil your right.
the E200k is for 35lacs in bom and the current C200k is for 24lacs and C220cdi is for 26 lacs. i would estimate the new c to be a tad more expensive then the old ones so a price increase of 1.5 or 2 lacs seems realistic.
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just checked sahil your right.
the E200k is for 35lacs in bom and the current C200k is for 24lacs and C220cdi is for 26 lacs. i would estimate the new c to be a tad more expensive then the old ones so a price increase of 1.5 or 2 lacs seems realistic.
Guys please recheck the prices you are quoting. They are all ex showroom. By the time the car the road, the on road prices reach at least 4-5 lakhs plus that too conservatively. The E200K is 35 ++ the On road price reaches above 40 lakhs. So also the cclass reaches into the thirties and the cheapest one C180 which I dont think is made anymore would be closer to the 20-30 lakh mark. when discussing on road prices im discussing On the road, Bombay not thane,etc.
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yes bhai i have quoted prices of bombay and current rates for the car. this is when i had got quotes for all models. my car was bought a day or two days around scooby uncles. the E280cdi cost 41lacs and with everything it costed around 50lacs.
all i am saying bhai is that the C200k costs 24lacs now and if you add realistically 2 lacs for the new model would cost 26lacs ++ so roughly around 30lacs mark.
correct me if i am wrong.

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yes bhai i have quoted prices of bombay and current rates for the car. this is when i had got quotes for all models. my car was bought a day or two days around scooby uncles. the E280cdi cost 41lacs and with everything it costed around 50lacs.
all i am saying bhai is that the C200k costs 24lacs now would cost 26lacs++ so roughly around 30lacs mark.
correct me if i am wrong.
That would be right. I think about 32ish if im not mistaken
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That would be right. I think about 32ish if im not mistaken

That would put it right into BMW 320i territory. Am I right Gogi?
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