Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


View Poll Results: Should we be patriotic while choosing a new Car?
Yes..patriotism must prevail over other factors 4 8.70%
No..I need the best. dont care about who makes it 42 91.30%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 6th October 2005, 12:26   #1
BANNED
 
hasopi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 177
Thanked: 0 Times
Question Should we be PATRIOTIC while choosing a car?

Back ground : The design & technology is imported but all foreign auto companies in India employ Indians as workers. They are paid well & those money (salary), is spend in Indian markets. Only the profit is going to Foreign country.

So should we Patriotic or should we choose a better design not worrying about who manuctures it, Indian company or Foreign company?

What say BHP-ians?
hasopi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 12:32   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 10 Times
Angry

Firstly when buying a car i am sure most people look at their requirements and not the origin of the company! I would prefer to choose a better design and not look on patriotism as its mere showoff!(no offense to anyone)

If thats how much we love our country! Then why do we over speed, brake traffic rules and then talk about patriotism!
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 12:38   #3
Team-BHP Support
 
Rtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,769
Thanked: 212 Times
Default

We would not be doing our country any favours if we simply turn a blind eye to all the faults in their products and buy them simply because they are "Made in India".

Judge each product on the way it fulfils its intended purpose, not where or by who it's made.
Rtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 12:54   #4
BANNED
 
dadudeonfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: mumbai - bandra
Posts: 367
Thanked: Once
Default

go deep into it...and you will realise that by buying cars of foreign companys..u are benifitting your own country ...because IF u stop buying such cars...these companys will no longer have any operations in india...that means...no employment opportunities...these company's specially honda are providing employment to many people in our country...it helps us many ways...web sites...commercials...car dealers like jmd popular cars..
dadudeonfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 13:03   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 106
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

While still going through the process of getting the first car:
There never was any thought of patriotism during the selection process... It was mostly about the affordability, reliability, comfort, etc etc...
Haque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 13:17   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NA
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Daduonfire makes some valid points.

Go for the best quality car your money can buy. If people are buying foreign brands then it puts pressure on local producers to innovate and catch up.
bigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 13:56   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA
Firstly when buying a car i am sure most people look at their requirements and not the origin of the company! I would prefer to choose a better design and not look on patriotism as its mere showoff!(no offense to anyone)
I totally agree with busa. But, if there were two cars that fit my requirements, had equal quality levels, had equal prices, I would, sure as hell, go for the Indian-made car.

Because I believe that Indian engineers can cut it with the best in the world, and they have perspectives that no engineer from Europe or America or Japan would have. They have endured constraints that no first-world engineer ever had, and they have come out on top.

If this amounts to showoff, then so be it! (no offense taken)
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 13:56   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,834
Thanked: 1,503 Times
Default

It can never be the only or deciding or even major criteria for buying a car, but in my case it would tilt the balance in favour of an Indian car when the products under consideration are comparable. It also helps if the comparable Indian product is cheaper to buy, run and maintain, which is usually the case.

However, we rarely get to see such patriotic behaviour a,ongst car buyers because it is fashionable to be a traitor and belittle whats made locally...again, no offense to anyone.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 15:33   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 106
Thanked: 17 Times
Default

Though Off-topic: but on a similar note:

If purchasing a non-indian car, [ how do u define this? is it concept to market , or only manufacturing /marketing that identifies it as a Indian ]... could be termed as being unpatriotic , how about working in/for MNC's?
Haque is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 15:38   #10
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 726
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

I never gave a thought abt country of origin. Anyways most companies make the cars here and hence give lotsa employment to Indians and also work to local sub-contractors.
So I would go for the car which best fits my requirements, and then if its made by an Indian company its a bonus ! (which happens to be my case)
Abhay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 16:11   #11
BHPian
 
satan_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 129
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

not necessarily ... if two cars (one of which is indian) are comparable on the same parameters, then, i would choose the indian car.

s
satan_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 16:44   #12
BHPian
 
sridhar24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 951
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

While deciding on a car I don't think about the origin of the company but look at the car which offers all the features I like.
sridhar24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 18:26   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,367
Thanked: 387 Times
Default

Be Patriotic and bring back the era of the Fiat Padmini and the Ambassador ?? Do you guys think if we just buy Indian cars - the manufacturers will keep on improving and offer us better products ?? I dont think so - looking at the past.

Better look at what fits your needs better - and if its Indian why not but if its not Indian ,so what ?
normally_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 19:19   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,834
Thanked: 1,503 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by normally_crazy
Be Patriotic and bring back the era of the Fiat Padmini and the Ambassador ??
Neither of those were Indian products so there's no need to feel patriotic about buying them. Look at things in the current context.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th October 2005, 21:02   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
normally_crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 4,367
Thanked: 387 Times
Default

then we should feel patriotic about the Tata and Mahindra products + Reva. Any other Indian productsother than these 3 , feel free to add.
normally_crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XUV - Should I or should I not? ganeshram SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 20 4th November 2011 14:19
Should I remove my TBHP Sticker while selling my car? luvurride Shifting gears 18 2nd December 2010 20:36
what should keep in mind while taking new car delevery.???? abhee The Indian Car Scene 1 25th May 2006 15:55
Need help with choosing a car in the US raihan Luxury, Imports & Niche 60 16th August 2005 06:14


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 12:54.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks