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Old 24th June 2010, 09:43   #61
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The must have feature for my next car should be:
1.6L Turbocharged Common Rail Diesel Engine.
No Turbo-Lag in the engine.
ABS & Airbags (4 or 5).
Power Windows (For all 4 doors) & Rear Windshield Defogger with Rear Wiper.
Adjustable Steering.
3-Point Seat Belts for All Passengers.
Cruise Control.
AC With Climate Control.
Electronically Adjustable Seats.
Electronically Adjustable Mirrors.
Parking Sensors (Front & Back).
Central Locking.
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Old 24th June 2010, 10:03   #62
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My next car should have:
Lever operated 4 wheel drive.
ABS
Airbags
Limited slip diff or diff lockers
Better fit and finish
Some more space, not much though.
MID
Audio controls on the steering wheel
One touch up and down driver window
Window up on remote lock
A better security system
A better sound system

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Old 24th June 2010, 11:19   #63
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The most frequent cause of tempers rising in the cars is the lack of rear vents for the A/C. The rear seat passengers would be sweating while the front seat guys would be feeling teeth-chattering cold. So the rear vents for the A/C are as must for me.
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Old 24th June 2010, 13:26   #64
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A engine that runs on H2O and gives the same sort of power that I get from my car today and I would be good to go. Note that this at no more than twice the cost of a new car today.
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Old 24th June 2010, 13:39   #65
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I would like to have

1) front air bags,
2)ABS with EBD,
3) Keyless entry,
4) Bluetooth,
5)Rear discs,
6)Atleast an 1.6 + engine with minimum 110BHP,
7)Self leveller headlamps,
8)Tyre pressure monitor,
9) Rear AC vents,
10) Im 5'9 and I drive with the front seat pulled back completely, when I am driving only a 4 yr old kid can seat behind me. Need some good space at the back with the front seat pulled back completely, like the Manza.

Im waiting for a car which will offer these things @ around 12L OTR. Wishful thinking??? I dont think so.Wait and watch the market.

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Old 24th June 2010, 14:08   #66
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My small list

1) All round Power Windows
2) Hydraulic Power Steering
3) ABS+EBD
4) Driver Footrest beside clutch
5) Driver side centre arm rest
6) Driver side height adjustability
7) Lumbar support
8) Door lamp
9) Automatic HVAC
10) 80 bhp+ petrol/diesel engine
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Old 24th June 2010, 16:57   #67
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After having driven a humble old gen Zen LX for around 5 years, I understandably have a long must have feature list for my next car:
1. A boot
2. Climate control
3. Internally adjustable mirrors (preferably powered)
4. Power windows all around
5. Rear window defogger
6. Height adjustable driver seat
7. Adjustable steering wheel (at least for tilt)
8. 1.5L+, 90 bhp+, 160 kmph+
9. Central locking with remote
10. Anti lock braking system
11. An OEM music player
12. Fog lamps (at least at the front)
13. Anti glare internal RVM
14. Alloy wheels and tubeless tyres

Fingers crossed.
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Old 24th June 2010, 17:09   #68
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a spirited wish list!
  • minimum 6 cylinders
  • atleast 300 bhp, 300 nm -(turbo, cold air intake and blah blah should be available stock..all I am interested is the output )
  • climate control
  • min. 16 inchers with peformance oriented tyres
  • ABS, EBD, Airbags wherever possible
ICE-
  • component speakers on rear and front powered by amp
  • subwoofer with mono block amp
  • 2 DIN LCD display player
And if posssible automatic refill of fuel free of cost !
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Air bags.
Automatic steering adjustment. I sat in a Lincon here and the steering column assembly adjusts itself to the driver's height and the seat adjustments made. While getting off the car the steering column assembly mounts back in.

Steering Audio controls.
Warning signals for every possible felony. (Seat belts, speeding on designated roads)
Forward motion Sensors just in case I have calculated a wrong cut in the parking lot between 2 cars.

Button press lumbar support adjustment. (Saw this in the Caddi I got to drive)
Hydraulic seat height and recline adjustment.
Notification on the console telling me how much can I travel with existing fuel.
In built Garmin branded navigator.

I'm spoit by driving here!

EDIT: Hot seats. You can control the temperature of what you are sitting on.
If you want a cold rear end, you can have it. If you like it nice and warm, you can
adjust the thermostat for that too.

Now I'm really spoilt.

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Old 24th June 2010, 18:24   #70
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Comfortable, supportive, non-sweaty seats!

Doesn't even have to be adjustable, as long as it suits my back
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Old 24th June 2010, 21:57   #71
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Comfortable, supportive, non-sweaty seats!

Doesn't even have to be adjustable, as long as it suits my back
The correct logical fallacy you were looking for to describe the earlier post would be "incorrect syllogism".

The ideal car for Indian road conditions would be a Toyota Hilux. I have a sneaky suspicion that this category is not being encouraged because of the huge unemployment that would follow in the "tempo" sector.
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Wonderful thread, similar to every kid sending his/her wish list to Santa Claus
Here is mine...

Assumptions:
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1. My current car Honda ANHC 1.5 SMT is 1 year old now. I look forward to keep it till another 6 years i.e. till 2016. It cost me RS 10 Lac in 2009

2. At current inflation levels of @8% p.a, the same new car is likely to cost some where between 17Lacs to 20Lacs in Y2016

3. Automobile market innovates cost by ~10-12% year on year which would mean the same car costs (+margin) could be some where RS 3Lacs to 4Lacs in Y2016

4. Considering my budget of about RS 18 Lacs to 20Lacs, Auto OEMS have about 12-15Lacs worth of features to be packed into the car.

What would such a car could include :
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My reference is Honda ANHC 1.5 SMT
+ Alloys, better rubber
+ Climate Control, rear A/C vents
+ better rear seat comfort
+ Leather seat covers, interior finishing
+ built in inverter + Front / Rear Power Sockets
+ built in cool chamber to store water bottles / drinks
+ Sun films as a default
+ Parking assistance system reverse+forward+sides
+ Passive Key less Entry with immobilizer, Push button start, GPS location co-ordinates stored in the key that could be read by the phone and displayed on the screen/map.
+ GPS navigator built into the dashboard / center console
+ Emergency Messenger (built in wireless modem)
+ iPad like rear seat entertainment system embedded in head rests which enables on the go browsing using broadband wireless network
+ more powerful and fuel efficient engine (1800 cc)
+ better brakes, braking distance
+ better safety (6 airbags, safety rating)
+ Honda Civic or Toyota Innova (v series) like ride quality
+ Superior, eye catching, unique design
+ All inclusive maintence package for 4/5/7 years

+ Superior Buying experience (more dealerships, professional, tranparent, efficient, effective quicker processes)
+ Superior Service experience (Quick, Efficient, Available on call, Transparent, Transferable maintence package around the country)
+ Superior Ownership experince (predictability of total cost of ownership)
+ Superior Driving experience (both from the car and the roads)

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Old 24th June 2010, 23:07   #73
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You guys are greedy (very) i instead will be happy with a plain looking Mitsubishi EVO X
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The correct logical fallacy you were looking for to describe the earlier post would be "incorrect syllogism".
Thanks!

Another must for me is Rear Wash and Wipe.

Errr... Window... Car window, I mean... I already have a spray in the toilet

Can't decide whether or not I am desperate about Climate control: that is going to be part of my Micra/Polo choice.

Half-decent ICE. half-decent will do. This is something I am incapable of deciding on afterwards, hence my current car has none after three years.
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All I shall need is a safe comfortable car with:

ABS + EBD
2 front + side + curtain airbags
collapsible steering
impact sensing auto door unlocking
Auto fuel shut out on impact
Emergency help on call (onstar)
Superior crumple zones
Any other safety techs that shall come out in future

There is a reason I am shouting 'safety' in a even higher voice - please look in the street experiences thread on my accident where the Corolla i was driving got totalled, but me and the passenger got out scratchless.
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