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Old 17th September 2007, 20:23   #31
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Not always true. have a a look at the Mahindra-Renault Logan. It looks dated form day one (never mind it has a fantastic engine) much before we saw many of them on the road.
Actually - that's my point. The car is either outdated from day 1 or not.
If it wasn't outdated in the beginning, but became outdated later, that's
probably because it became common on the roads.
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Old 17th September 2007, 21:15   #32
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Facelifts help to extend the shelf-life of a product. But what about cars that require face-lift even on their first-inngings! That prize goes to U-VA!
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Old 17th September 2007, 21:35   #33
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1. Esteem
2. Wagon R
3. Corolla
4. Indica
5. Scorpio
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Old 18th September 2007, 11:49   #34
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Actually - that's my point. The car is either outdated from day 1 or not.
If it wasn't outdated in the beginning, but became outdated later, that's
probably because it became common on the roads.
Huh? The NHC is very common on our roads but still not outdated. On the other hand, you have cars like the Palio which arent really common but still outdated. Good sales / "common on the roads" do not make a car outdated.

To me, an outdated car means a car that has been left behind by the competition in terms of fit & finish, engineering, power & performance, safety, on-road behaviour etc. Therefore my list would be:

1. HM Ambassador
2. Ford Ikon
3. Fiat Palio
4. Maruti 800
5. Maruti Esteem
6. Mitsubishi Lancer
7. Mitsubishi Pajero 2.8
8. Tata Safari
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Some folks have said Indica, but I think the design still works beautifully. I drive a Swift petrol, but I'd love to buy a Indica(if it came with the 1.3 multijet) over the swift VDi. They'd need a new gearbox and switchgear though.
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Old 18th September 2007, 22:15   #36
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How about a new face to the Mahindra Jeep?? it is WWII material carried forward to this day with only engine modifications.
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How about a new face to the Mahindra Jeep?? it is WWII material carried forward to this day with only engine modifications.
Unfortunately, the road conditions haven't improved much in kerala, have they? WWII material still makes sense.

Actually, I like the design of the jeep. 'Old is gold' (In some cases ONLY)
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Old 18th September 2007, 23:46   #38
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1. Toyota Corolla
2. Tata Safari
3. Maruti Esteem
4. Mitsu Pajero; should be phased out
5. Skoda Octavia
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1. Maruti Esteem
2. Tata Sumo
3. Ambassador
4. Maruti 800
5. Ford Ikon
6. hyundai Accent
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Maruti Esteem
Optra
Maruti 800
Ford Ikon
Hyundai Elantra
Lancer
Tata Sumo, Indica, Safari
Scorpio, Bolero
Toyota Corolla
Cedia
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Cars that have begun to show their age:
1. Ikon
2. Zen
3. Corolla
4. Lancer
5. Indica

Cars that had aged a long time back (not recently begun to show their age):
1. Esteem
2. Amby
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Old 24th September 2007, 13:23   #42
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IMO lancer is timeless. I have a lancer and have the dough to upgrade but still love the drooly stares my car gets on the road. No other car in the market can give me that. Will save enough dough to get myself a sporty two door power-horse or a nice merc. Till then I am very happy with my sfx.


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first and foremost lancer followed by the ambassador and then the esteem. on second thought maybe the accent and the ikon also.
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Old 27th September 2007, 00:02   #44
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IMHO,
I think the Esteem, 800 look really outdated.
I personally like the Octavia's lines and love the Lancer.
IMHO the Cedia (not the sports) looks older than the lancer.
Then there is the Accent.
But i love the looks of the Ikon still. looks young and fast!
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Guys what is "facelift" It is change in bumpers, lights etc... If the manufacturers change the design and give it another name then it becomes a new car??? is that what is mean by this thread? If the design is changed altogether would it actually remain the same car?
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