|View Poll Results: Vote for the Team BHP COTY 2009|
|Fiat Grande Punto||160||15.12%|
|Mercedes Benz E Class||6||0.57%|
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|23rd December 2009, 18:48||#61|
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I will vote for Fiat Grand Punto.
The MJD Diesel & Safire Petrol engine workd like a dream on it, better pick up, better performance along with a better fuel economy, even with on AC in city as well as on highways.
|23rd December 2009, 18:49||#62|
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My vote for the Xylo.
1. I own one.
2. I love the space that comes with it.
3. More spirited to drive than you know who.
4. Easier on the pocket to buy and run.
5. Makes for a great family mover.
6. Best legroom in class.
7. Feels more brute.
P.s. I guess mine is the only vote for the Xylo.
|23rd December 2009, 19:14||#63|
Join Date: Jun 2008
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I voted for TATA NANO.
Here is the reasoning
1) contrary to the expectations, the car has held up well in terms of quality
2) An Indian company had the vision and courage to open up a new segment and now the world is following
3) A shot in the arm for Indian engineering
4) This car has the potential to sell about a million cars a year globally in the next 5 years
5) A great product for it's price
|23rd December 2009, 19:26||#66|
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|23rd December 2009, 19:53||#67|
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While I would have normally voted for the Linea for the value proposition that it has brought in its segment, its really difficult to choose anything else when you have the Nano in the poll.
The Nano is symbolic on various fronts, be it on delivering what is committed(a safer alternative to 2 wheel riders) or challenging the norms & doing the unthinkable(cheapest car with enough room for 4 adults), or delivering against all odds (WB issues), the list goes on.
So yes my vote too goes to the Nano.
|23rd December 2009, 20:20||#69|
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I voted for Fortuner. Well priced SUV a with a good 3L deisel and Toyota brand name.
|23rd December 2009, 20:24||#70|
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for the COTY 2009, the car should be the TATA NANO.
3. smart design
5. good engine
6. rocking price.
what else do you want.
|23rd December 2009, 20:29||#71|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Bhopal, India
Tata Indigo Manza Steals my vote because -
- Its most Value For Money car of the Year.
- Has Best Styling and Design in Segment.
Last edited by dodge_v1per : 23rd December 2009 at 20:36.
|23rd December 2009, 20:30||#72|
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The Tata Nano was a great achievement, no doubt. But since this is MY vote, I will vote for the one car on the list that excites me.
2009 was full of launches of great cars with inadequate engines. Fiat's two models were severely underpowered. Despite charging a premium for it, Honda sneaked a pathetic 1.2 into the Jazz when it comes with a 1.5 everywhere else. No car less than 10L today is quicker than the OHC VTEC launched more than 10 years ago. The 10-year old Palio 1.6 is still the most exciting hatchback ever made in India. Other manufacturers continue to hawk extinct cars to us (Ford, Mitsubishi).
That leaves only Skoda. The Laura 1.8TSI is my actual COTY because it's the only reasonably priced car in the country that one can praise for it's performance and not be laughed at. The Superb carries on that tradition in a higher segment, and that 3.6 V6 is to die for.
Too bad about the lousy dealers and service.
Here's hoping that 2010 will bring us at least one car that can bring a smile to an enthusiast's face. Where's my Punto T-Jet, Polo GTI, Mitsubishi Lancer (current version please) and Ford Fiesta (again, current version please)???
|23rd December 2009, 20:43||#73|
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2 vehicles from the ICOTY list appeal to my heart, and they are the Nano and the Fortuner. Budget and situations permitting, i would definitely want to own one among these two.
However, as far as my single vote is concerned, its the NANO for me on this poll.
|23rd December 2009, 20:56||#74|
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Voted for the Nano.
More than the patriotic fervour, I voted for the Nano for what it is, what it does and at what price. IMO, you can well leave aside the Indian tag and the car still comes out on tops.
For a car to be priced at 1.xx lakhs doesnt give you much hope for things like design, and comfort. But thats exactly Nano's forte, over and above the astonishing price. Hence it gets my vote. I looked at the following criteria to evaluate the cars in the list.
Design, Comfort, Safety, Economy, Handling, Performance, Functionality & Price.
|23rd December 2009, 21:03||#75|
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