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Old 26th February 2008, 11:20   #46
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why not CRDI engine? they enjoy petrol at tax payers money..what ever car or SUV, it must be diesel. atleast they save some money of us.
The Accent CRDi is no longer in production.
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:46   #47
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Hi backseatdriver, the old Accent CRDi is phased out, and the verna CRDi is out of babu budget so as of now you should probably look at Tata Indigo. But for sheer babu snob value i guess u should stick on to the mighty Amby.
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totally agree with you??
as it is there is no control on the running of these cars, so it would be better if it is a diesel engine...at least they save on the fuel costs!!!
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The Madras High Court is the first to decide to go in for Honda Civic for its judges, who have been using Honda City.
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I can only guess the number of suitcases full of cash that must have changed hands to arrive at this purchase decision.
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What suitcases? Thats very negative.
I think its the first choice of anybody.
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I can only guess the number of suitcases full of cash that must have changed hands to arrive at this purchase decision.
Well, in Bangalore, 20 or so Corolla's were ordered for High Court judges but 23 were delivered. Nobody traced the three which were obviously the fleet freebie
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What suitcases? Thats very negative.
I think its the first choice of anybody.
erm.. I wasnt actually replying to ur post, but to the subject of this thread. So dont worry.. Honda rules.. or atleast those who rule over us, want to buy one!!

I wasnt being negative at all. If there can be irregularities in purchasing coffins for dead soldiers who fought the Kargil war, do you think pocketing some % while purchasing a govt vehicle will prick their consience??
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It makes me laugh.

Honda Civic is very fine, and I'd be happy to drive one, but for a judge? Should be a Mercedes. Even an Accord, but not a Civic*.

Still, looking on the bright side, at least they didn't make it a Skoda ---or that coming-sometime-soon premium car, The Fiat 500!



*Anyway, as a matter of principle, I believe Indian Government should buy Indian manufacture.
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[quote=Thad E Ginathom;805159]It makes me laugh.

Honda Civic is very fine, and I'd be happy to drive one, but for a judge? Should be a Mercedes. Even an Accord, but not a Civic*.

Still, looking on the bright side, at least they didn't make it a Skoda ---or that coming-sometime-soon premium car, The Fiat 500!


I agree. I feel sorry for desi satraps. Unlike their counterparts in the US, who travel in Lincoln and Cadillac limousines, these have to make do with a frumpy lump of tin(Amby) , or a hand-me-down Accent or something seedy. Sad.
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Well, in Bangalore, 20 or so Corolla's were ordered for High Court judges but 23 were delivered. Nobody traced the three which were obviously the fleet freebie
Yeah, that's standard practice. Instead of cash excess car(s) are delivered to the babu in charge of the ordering & payment. Where they go, how they are registered etc. are not known.
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Swifts, Lancers and Civics are boy racer cars. Youngsters seem to pick these cars predominantly, depending on their budget. Customisation is done mostly around these cars. Skirts, spoilers, neons, angel eye lamps, subs etc are things that we generally associate with these three cars. Not the Honourable Judges. An executive / luxury sedan like Accord / Merc / BMW would be more apt for them. Civics are for their sons.
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How a phased out car is chosen as Babu Car?
Do they don't think of availability of spares and other factor?
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Yes really true, Saw 10 Accents GLE's getting Delivered to Bangalore Corporation in Advaith ORR yesterday. Looks like T-Cops are lucky.

Wish they learn to Drive
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Scorpios should be chosen babu car given the conditions of Indian Roads
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