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Yes 205 47.79%
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Old 10th February 2010, 15:55   #76
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Voted NO as in India you dont get real good option, all you get is over priced models of cars from different which are no where near to their counter parts in performance. So why imvest so much money when ultimately you get 1.2 L .
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Old 10th February 2010, 20:12   #77
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1.2 is not bad if it is in an Audi A1 1.2 TFSI for 10-11L. I would buy that in a heartbeat. Tho if Audi is bold enough to introduce it, 1.4 TFSI at 12L would still be a great hot hatch to buy.

Prices in EU start at 16K euro (about 10L) for the 1.2, so its possible with CKD.
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Old 10th February 2010, 20:25   #78
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Voted No; because with such vitamin M (Rs. 10 Lakhs) as a buying customer I require more features than what a hatchback can offer.
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Old 10th February 2010, 20:27   #79
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I would go for it if it is something like the Beetle or Ford Focus RS. Not the overpriced and boxy "premium" hatches we have now.
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Without a second thought for Mini, Bravo etc
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Old 10th February 2010, 21:18   #81
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Yes if you have a Golf GTI 1.6 TSI Else not worth !

Voted No.
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Old 10th February 2010, 21:32   #82
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Yes, I will. Old stereotypes die hard though, like several posts in this thread demonstrate. If the car has the features I want and is powered by the motor I want, I don't give a damn about the shape.

Hot hatches I want and will pay money for:

Focus RS
Civic Type-R
Golf GTI
Mini Cooper S (overpriced)

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Old 10th February 2010, 22:57   #83
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Voted No. Reason- All along we have been having only hatchbacks at our home till now (because of affordability!) and I am dying to 'upgrade' to a sedan. If I can afford 10L I would surely go for a sedan. My family will also be more than happy with a sedan.

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Old 10th February 2010, 23:06   #84
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Voted yes. Personal opinion. We almost bought the i20 A/T, I was thoroughly convinced, it's just that I was not convincing enough for the folks. They'd probably vote no on the poll.

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Voted No; because with such vitamin M (Rs. 10 Lakhs) as a buying customer I require more features than what a hatchback can offer.
And what if the only difference between your two options at that price point is the boot? What other features will you justify the basis for your differentiation on?

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Yes, I will. Old stereotypes die hard though, like several posts in this thread demonstrate. If the car has the features I want and is powered by the motor I want, I don't give a damn about the shape.
Kudos. +1

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Old 10th February 2010, 23:40   #85
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There are a few cars currently sold in India as both a hatchback and a saloon. From those you can get a rough idea of the incremental cost of a boot.

From looking at the Swift/Dzire, Indica/Indigo, Punto/Linea and Jazz/City, one can estimate about 1L extra for a boot. Of course its not easy to determine because the manufacturers usually put in better features in the saloon version, and possibly even a bigger engine (e.g. Jazz/City and Punto/Linea).

So looking at the Civic, a Civic hatchback would be around 11L~13L, a Golf (old gen) would be about 13L, based on the Jetta. Toyota makes a Corolla hatchback that could probably sell for 9L~11L.
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Old 10th February 2010, 23:47   #86
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I voted Yes. If a car has good driving dynamics, enough power and some features for convenience and comfort, why not? Most of the people in cities drive alone, most of the times. A hatch back is a more practical choice.
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Voted no.
Primary reason- 10l means will be atleast a 120bhp engine. What am i gonna do with so much power in ncr where a santro cant even go to 80.
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Old 11th February 2010, 06:16   #88
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If they sell the Renault Magane here for 10L, I will definitely buy it!

I guess the people who saw and sat in the car at the Auto Expo will agree?
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Voted NO. Mainly because we always had hatch backs because of affordability. I own a coupe here and I want my dad to upgrade to a sedan soon.
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Old 11th February 2010, 07:54   #90
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Not at all.

All said and done, a hatchback remains a hatchback, and for very many of us, 10 lac is a lot of money.
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