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Old 15th September 2007, 11:24   #1
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Exclamation Cars that have begun to show their age

There are so many cars in India which IMO look outdated, but still continue to churn out of the factories like hot cakes. Its high time these cars need a major cosmetic revamp, may be even engine upgradation in some cases. The upgradation should not be stupiditly limited to providing 'Clear head lamps and tail lamps' and front grill and then , for e.g terming it as 'All new Esteem' or the 'All new Alto' Here are the top 5 ones (in that order) according to me which urgently need a 'Major' face lift:
  1. Esteem
  2. Accent
  3. Ikon
  4. Corolla
  5. Indica
Pl correct me if I am wrong for the above 5 cars..

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Old 15th September 2007, 12:54   #2
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C Class
Octavia
800
Ambassador
Elantra
Lancer
Pajero
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Old 15th September 2007, 14:29   #3
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new c class and new corolla are comming soon.
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Old 15th September 2007, 14:40   #4
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New Zen
Hyundai Getz
Tata Safari
Chevrolet Aveo U-va
Suzuki Wagon r
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Old 15th September 2007, 15:04   #5
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well according to me

the esteem
the ikon
the 800
the gypsy
the lancer

@tushkyersonally i think all new zens should be scrapped coz they just look ugly
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Old 15th September 2007, 15:25   #6
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Fiat Palio Stile. (specially the interiors.)

Tata Sumo.

Tata Safari.
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Old 15th September 2007, 15:37   #7
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What else, but

1. The perennial Marutis - 800, Esteem
2. Wagon R
3. Accent

The only observation here is that the pernennial Marutis have become common to an extent that they're part of the background and not noticable.

* The Ikon still looks fresh.
* The Amby is so old now that its started to get heritage status in the eyes of onlookers.
* The Lancer while showing her age, still looks desirable if its been properly maintained.
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Old 15th September 2007, 15:58   #8
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Amby and Fiat - They are a class of their own. They should not change!!

These need fresh blood:
1. 800 (may be a fresh new 800 to compete with Tata 1 lac car).
2. Esteem
3. Indica
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... Its high time these cars need a major cosmetic revamp, may be even engine upgradation in some cases. ...
The truth is [major cosmetic revamp] + [engine and drivetrain upgradation] = Fresh car platform = 100s of Crores of investment.

Back in business school they told them never kill a cash cow. So why change something so long as its returns far exceed its investment.

Having said which, here's my list -
1. Esteem (maybe change this into a small sporty platform - even a convertible)
2. Alto - looked dated as it hit the roads
3. Safari - About time really
4. Sumo - Great vehicle with a good stance. So much that can be done with the box style
5. Accent - If it werent for Hyundai fit-finish, it would have been written off soon as it came.
6. Ikon
7. Mondeo - And at one time I thought this was timeless. (I hear there's a new one out there somewhere)
8. All M&M vehicles, including the Scorpio.
9. Indica - looks very ad hoc and thoughtlessly dumpy currently
10. Fusion - Needs a much fresher style to appeal to a younger audience who have money for a good car, but dont want to look aged in a sedan.
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some of the car that i feel has now shown age is
800
esteem
tata sumo
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To me a Gypsy looks very smart even today. More 'timeless' than any other vehicle that comes to mind.
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Old 15th September 2007, 17:48   #12
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Tata Indica/Indigo
Corolla
Accent
Ikon
WagonR
Esteem (badly needs a sporty look for the awesome overall car)

Looking at the repeated cars, I guess polling would be a better option.

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Old 15th September 2007, 18:03   #13
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What does outdated mean?

Why is 2007 designed looks better than a 1997 designed looks automatically?
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I agree with theMag, the Lancer while it is pretty old I feel is still one of the good looking sedans on the road. I certainly prefer its looks to the new kids on the block like the SX4, Verna etc.
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Old 15th September 2007, 19:06   #15
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all marutis except swift and SX4..
BOlero...scorpio
accent..
corolla
indica
sumo
safari..etc etc etc... too many i think
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