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Old 31st January 2010, 12:29   #1
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Default India's ultimate sleeper cars currently in production

This thread is dedicated to "sleeper cars" (can be any category) which are currently in production and sold in our country within a reasonable price band.

A sleeper is a car that has high performance and an unassuming exterior. Sleeper cars are termed such because their exterior looks little or no different from a standard or economy-class car.

In some cases the car appears worse due to seeming neglect on the owner's part, typically referred to as "all go and no show". While appearing to be a standard or neglected car, internally they are modified to perform at higher performance levels.

In India, my list is:
  • Hyundai Verna 1.5 CRDi
  • Skoda Laura 1.8 TSi
  • Honda Accord 3.5 V6
Any more can be listed here with a proper description.
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Old 31st January 2010, 12:39   #2
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I am not sure though, won't swift and palio fit the bill?
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Old 31st January 2010, 12:57   #3
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My additions:
  1. Getz CRDi
  2. Palio 1.6 GTX & S10
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I'd like to add the Skoda Superb 3.6 V6 FSI (4x4)
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The Palio Stile 1.6 & Getz CRDi also fit the bill in the world of hatch backs IMO.
The Getz CRDi is out of production and some dealers have a few pieces left.
@MileCruncher: The GTX and S10 are both out of production! Sid is referring to cars in production.
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The Skoda Octavia 1.8 Turbo petrol in non-RS spec
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Chevvy Cruze

Octavia Combi RS

Merc C220CDI (peted/modified)
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Octavia Combi RS

Merc C220CDI (peted/modified)
The Combi RS is certainly no sleeper with those big 16" spidey rims and bright shades!

And any car with after-market go faster mods of any form is a strict no-no for this thread.
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IMO one addition could be Ford Fiesta 1.6S with "all go and no show".
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i dont think we have any cars in our market which carry "performance " looks.

so any car with good power output/power to weight by default becomes a sleeper.
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My additions:
  1. Getz CRDi
  2. Palio 1.6 GTX & S10
the s10 and gtx are not in production even still they did look sporty.Yup the getz was a ultimate sleeper!
my choice are
1. getz crdi/verna
2. skoda octavia 1.8 tpi ( IIRC it has wheel caps)
3. skoda superb 3.6 v6 4x4 ( looks like a comfy saloon car)
4. skoda laura 1.8 tsi
5. accord v6
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i dont think we have any cars in our market which carry "performance " looks.

so any car with good power output/power to weight by default becomes a sleeper.
Which all cars we can list as Sporty(Under 15Lakhs)?May be Civic,other than that? So any good performance will be a sleeper
Disclaimer: Sporty doesnt mean a car with some crappy stickers.
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My List of sleeper cars:
1.Chevy Cruze
2.Skoda Octavia TPi
3.Skoda Laura TSi
4.Chevy Optra Magnum
5.Skoda Superb V6
6.Honda Accord V6

I have not included Verna as its not as fast as it feels, 0-100 time of 11+ secs is slower than even the ANHC.
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Old 31st January 2010, 14:41   #14
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My list

Palio 1.6
Verna
1.6S fiesta
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Didnt saw Mitsubushi Cedia in the list.

+1 to the fiesta as well.
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