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Old 6th January 2008, 09:24   #1
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Talking Maruti continues Big Discounts in 2008

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M800 - 27000
Alto - 25474
Zen - 47000
WagonR - 38399
WagonR DUO-32000
OMNI - 19700
SWIFT - 19000
ESTEEM - 68000
SX4 --????? ( Can't read as printed in white INK )
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Ad in Times today.
source: Epaper TOI Welcome

M800 - 27000
Alto - 25474
Zen - 47000
WagonR - 38399
WagonR DUO-32000
OMNI - 19700
SWIFT - 19000
ESTEEM - 68000
SX4 --????? ( Can't read as printed in white INK )
They were supposed to hike the prices, right? But due to pressure on volumes, I feel, they are continuing the discounts. As far as SX4 is concerned, right now they cannot afford to give any discounts as the car itself is in great demand.
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They were supposed to hike the prices, right? But due to pressure on volumes, I feel, they are continuing the discounts. As far as SX4 is concerned, right now they cannot afford to give any discounts as the car itself is in great demand.
Same is the case with swift diesel.

However, swift petrol is back in the charts now. Might also be clearing of stocks- hoping that the M-series would come after Swift sedan launch!
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Heard that the SX4 is slipping of late. Poor build quality and poor economy. The Honda dealers are again happy!
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Ad in Times today.
source: Epaper TOI Welcome

M800 - 27000
Alto - 25474
Zen - 47000
WagonR - 38399
WagonR DUO-32000
OMNI - 19700
SWIFT - 19000
ESTEEM - 68000
SX4 --????? ( Can't read as printed in white INK )
I can not see any Discount on Swift :( in the Delhi Times paper version.
Is this region specific???
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hey this might be a region were maruti is not strong,in my area the discounts have gone down.
m-800 insurance +8000 rs including exchange bonus of 5000
alto-insurance +exchange bonus
wagon r petrol-insurance+exchange of 10000
wagon r lpg-50% insurance +exchange of 10000
estilo-insurance +4000 cash discount +10000 exchange
esteem -45000 icluding 10000 exchange
versa -50% insurance

kerela is a strong market for msil-72.3 %market share last month the highest in the last year sales as far as marketshare goes.

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I am unable to see the ad in bangalore edition of TOI. Any bangloreans seen?
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Swift Discounts??

Have been scouting for that since December..they havent reduced a penny .except a 2.5K stadard Corporate discount (Gold Class).

Except that ..NO DISCOUNTS in BANGALORE..

I am sure the news is faulty.
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I didn't see any discount yet in bangalore news paper from Maruti. But I heard Maruti will continue to give discounts the main reason:

Maruti cars need heavy discounts day by day to retain heavy volummes.
All its new models have one or other issues and still MUL is unable to give trouble free new model. Knowing this fact MUL creates big price difference with its compitetors. MUL has read Indian mind very well price matters here than quality/safety!

I do agree Maruti has started giving better safety features on new models but cars come with still very very bad build quality so still cars don't deserve good rating.

Another reasaon for heavy discounts: MUL don't have any new cars to launch in 2008 except Swift Sedan. 2008 Year end it will launch few Diesel version of existing cars may be SX4/Swift Sedan Diesel. So this year MUL will work on streamlining the models and make them equipped with better materials rather than coming up with new launches.

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Can anyone please tell me what would be the ex-showroom price on a base Esteem LX after applying the Rs. 68000 discount. Are the prices on their website before or after the discount? The cheapest Esteem on the website is for Rs. 444675.
Also how much more can you negotiate with the dealer? I'm not very good at haggling for prices.

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Heard that the SX4 is slipping of late. Poor build quality and poor economy. The Honda dealers are again happy!
According to ACI, 3xxx units of SX4 were sold last month compared to 24xx units of NHC. Ford Fiesta sold about 1475 units. And it has a diesel!

But, I do agree with you on the poor quality. My SX4 has had more issues in 4 months then my Palio has had in 4 years!

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Can anyone please tell me what would be the ex-showroom price on a base Esteem LX after applying the Rs. 68000 discount. Are the prices on their website before or after the discount?
Also how much more can you negotiate with the dealer? I'm not very good at haggling for prices.

VXi costed 5.20lac here at Trivandrum 2 months back, so now one should be able to buy it for 4.55-65lac OTR.
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According to ACI, 3xxx units of SX4 were sold last month compared to 24xx units of NHC. Ford Fiesta sold about 1475 units. And it has a diesel!
The Fiesta also has Ford Service

Anyone has any idea if the discounts are available in Mumbai? Didn't see anything in today's paper
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VXi costed 5.20lac here at Trivandrum 2 months back, so now one should be able to buy it for 4.55-65lac OTR.
Wow, that's cheap. How much less do you think the LX will be though?
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hey esteem is a call off ,so why bother about it,wait for the swift sedan or sx4 for the time being.ikon flair,accent etc are there to be taken-dont know when they are called off again.so wait and watch to take a decission.

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