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Old 27th October 2004, 15:54   #1
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Entry Compact: Maruti 800
Premium Compact: Maruti Zen Petrol
Small Car (Diesel): Tata Indica Diesel
Entry Midsize: Maruti Esteem Petrol
Midsize: Mitsubishi Lancer Petrol
Premium Midsize: Toyota Corolla
Midsize (Diesel): Mitsubishi Lancer Diesel
Entry Luxury: Toyota Camry
SUV: Toyota Qualis
Premium SUV: Ford Endeavour

Source: The Economic Times and Business Standard.

My question: Where is 'Small Car (Petrol)'? Or is that the same as 'Premium Compact'?
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Old 28th October 2004, 14:45   #2
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No NHC? No RS? No Accord? No Forrester? No Petra?

Petra > Esteem
NHC > Lancer
RS > Corolla
Octavai Tdi > Lancer Diesel
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Old 28th October 2004, 16:36   #3
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whoaa !!! where is the ikon ?


this looks more like a 1-2-3 competition between toyota , mitsubishi and suzuki



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Old 28th October 2004, 23:07   #4
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I still don't know how the Lancer has managed to make it to the top of the list. Sure, the seats are decent and both the engines are smooth, but, they are underpowered and just take a close look at the finish of the new cars and you'll know what I'm talking about.
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Old 29th October 2004, 11:17   #5
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Premium Compact: Maruti Zen Petrol
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Quote[/b] ]Entry Midsize: Maruti Esteem Petrol
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Midsize (Diesel): Mitsubishi Lancer Diesel
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Old 29th October 2004, 13:54   #6
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How is the entry luxury the Camry? Where on earth is the Accord....And the Qualis is not an SUV at all.. The Scorpio more fits the picture.

The press fellows... duh

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This is a customer satisfaction study ...so
Fiat, Ford dont stand anywhere in the rankings and for all the right reasons...
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Well they definitely didn't get uch of it right. Blunder. Wonder what it takes to qualify as survey types?
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Hhmm...intresting...dont quite agree with all of the segements here as i dont own most of these cars i cant really tell from the buyers satisfaction point of view but I do have an Endeavour and Qualis... Endeavour completly agree...the car is fantastic....was abit reluctent at first since its a ford but then i thought to myself that SUV's is wat ford is best at so this should be a good deal since at that price u get an SUV which looks meaner than SUV's double its price...was not let down one bit the car is perfect....only negative part is the turbo lag is quite abit but once the turbo kicks in there is no stopping this machine...brakes r excellent... avg is around 8 in city with ac which is not bad at all ... very comforatable except for the last row which is pretty small and bumpy at times... driver seat should have been height adjsutable... AC is excellent....Service has been excellent at Wasan Ford..too no problems at all work has been done top notch
As for the MUV ...Qualis has been one of the most reliable machines... we have bought 3 of them! so that is enough evidence on how happy we were with it... service at toyota has been extremly good.
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This reads more like India's Worst 10 cars list.
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If you could give the 2nd best in each category.. some discussion possible.
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I was absolutely surprised wen i seen the list.Atleast get it surveyed in a proper fashion.Wot the heck!!

P.s : But im happy to see the Lancer in the list.As its one of my fave cars on the Indian scene.

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Quote[/b] ]P.s : But im happy to see the Lancer in the list.As its one of my fave cars on the Indian scene.
Correct X-Machine. The Lancer is one of my favorite machines too. But not for 8+ lacs in 2004. Its terribly outdated now (1995 design), is underpowered compared to others in its class (84 bhp) and the worst part....HM's build quality is back to the Ambassador days. Check out a new Lancer and you will know what I am talking about.

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