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Old 21st February 2009, 23:14   #1
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The prices page for Santro says Are the prices increasing or decreasing? Also, the Santro comes in a LPG variant right?
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Old 22nd February 2009, 01:44   #2
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Hi Guys,

The prices page for Santro says

Are the prices increasing or decreasing? Also, the Santro comes in a LPG variant right?
There is nothing much Hyundai can do except cut prices of the Santro. There is hardly any substantial difference in the pricing between the Santro and the i10. Any increase will lead to dwindling sales. Plus there is no real reason to actually increase prices here.
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After looking at the new ad of getz prime @ 3.99 lac santro's pricing has to be more southwards .
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Okay so this is good news for me. Plan to buy a Santro (preferably LPG). Do you think it is a good idea? Especially if a similar spec Santro is 50k less than an i10?

Or is i10 the way to go?
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But i thought that had increased the prices across the board including the i10. So the price differential between the i10 and Santro remains.
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Go for the LPG version, its a very good choice. But when compared to the i10 there are a lot of differences in both the cars for the extra amount of money you pay.

Interiors are completely different and cannot be compared with the cheap and dull interiors of the santro, the ride is different and one can feel the difference and more than anything the model is not even couple of years old in the market.

Whereas santro has been here for more than a decade and still is a good buy if you are looking at a decent small city car and with the LPG option makes it very practical.

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i10 is surely the way to go..

2-3 years down the line you would only have a 2-3 yer old car at hand, rather than a 13 year old model (Santro)
Additionally since its a new car the features and specs are all up to date, unlike the Santro, where the features etc were made for the time when it was launched.

There have not been any great change in the Santro over the number of years. Of course its tried and tested over the years, but I am sure Hyundai wont take any chances with the i10 as well and musthave ensured that it has brought out a strong and robust car in the market.
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Thanks Aditya and Ash. Agree that the i10's interiors look great.

Prices seem to have increased.

Hyundai Increases Price for Santro, I10 and Accent - Associated Content
The Hindu : Business / Briefly : Hyundai hikes prices of Santro, i10, Accent
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Hi Pls talk to the dealer, I am still getting the i10 at the old price. the diff is only around 4-5K but its good money if you can save it.
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Okay so this is good news for me. Plan to buy a Santro (preferably LPG). Do you think it is a good idea? Especially if a similar spec Santro is 50k less than an i10?

Or is i10 the way to go?
Santro is a great city car, but in comparison to new kids on the block - Hyundai i10 and Maruti A-Star, its very much dated.
However if you are planning to have the LPG version (i think Hyundai recently launched the Santro Eco), go for it if you are planning to keep it for long term.
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Santro is a nice & proven car. IMO still it looks fresh & decent.

Its still the best VFM in the town.

But, if i10 is just 10-20K more than santro, than its worth going for i10.

If its more than 25K, than santro is an obvious choice.
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The industry typically follows Marutis trend. And Maruti has hiked prices of late.
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