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Old 19th April 2010, 11:41   #121
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I dont see the temp and fuel guages. Howz it in Echo? Warning lights or the LCD display has toggle option to display them?
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Old 19th April 2010, 19:09   #122
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The BS 4 Alto has arrived in Mumbai. Saw it in the yard of Spectra at Borivali (datta pada flyover, besides their showroom). I could identify it from its wheel rims.
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Old 19th April 2010, 22:35   #123
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BS-IV Alto is available at Bimal Showroom, Whitefield Road. Sadly, there is no price cut for the stripped down Alto. On-road price is 3,44,342 and there is cash discount of 12k - 3,32,342 is what we need to shell out for the so called VFM car. Add another 18k and u get the Spark PS version. Specifically asked the sales person for the temperature gauge and the reply was "if the engine gets heated up, the engine malfunction light will glow " The doors too were not closing properly and the sales person said there is something wrong with this particular door. Overall, a car that is screaming CHEAP from all angles!

Only black BS-III Alto is available with them at the same price/discount + accessories worth 4K.

Test drive vehicle is still not available at Bimal - waiting for a test drive report from one of you.
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Not a good news. Tata Nano seems to be even more value for money after the launch of Alto BSIV.
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Old 19th April 2010, 23:54   #125
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those black bs3 altos are mostly for taxis
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Old 20th April 2010, 00:21   #126
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On-road price is 3,44,342 and there is cash discount of 12k - 3,32,342 is what we need to shell out for the so called VFM car. Add another 18k and u get the Spark PS version.
I'm sorry, OTR of 3.3 lacs ? We paid less than that for our Spark LS + Central Locking + Keyless Entry + Registration. We sure get things cheap here....
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Old 20th April 2010, 00:34   #127
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I'm sorry, OTR of 3.3 lacs ? We paid less than that for our Spark LS + Central Locking + Keyless Entry + Registration. We sure get things cheap here....
yeah buddy, bangalore sure is way too costly for any car lover, The High RTO Taxes are a big sore point for any new/used car buyer, Imagine this, a 10L car would be approx 2~2.5L more costly in bangalore than Delhi/Gurgaon.
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those black bs3 altos are mostly for taxis

Where are altos used as taxis? Just an interest!
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^^ Funnily enough, I was thinking the same, and I recalled when had I used/seen an Alto Taxi.

While coming back from a trek in Uttaranchal, I noticed a lot of Alto taxi's. I kid you not, they seemed to be quite popular. I guess their frugal nature and ease of service and low initial cost made them popular. If you go to the erstwhile UP hills (i get confused between Uttaranchal/Uttarakhand, I think it's all Uttarakhand now), there actually are quite a few Maruti Omni's and Alto's used as taxis.

The same can be said for the roads to Darjeeling.
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Where are altos used as taxis? Just an interest!
In mumbai there are many.
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^^ Funnily enough, I was thinking the same, and I recalled when had I used/seen an Alto Taxi.

While coming back from a trek in Uttaranchal, I noticed a lot of Alto taxi's. I kid you not, they seemed to be quite popular. I guess their frugal nature and ease of service and low initial cost made them popular. If you go to the erstwhile UP hills (i get confused between Uttaranchal/Uttarakhand, I think it's all Uttarakhand now), there actually are quite a few Maruti Omni's and Alto's used as taxis.

The same can be said for the roads to Darjeeling.
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In mumbai there are many.
Actually cabs tend to be spacious. Hence the query.
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Alto taxis are common in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh.
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BS-IV Alto is available at Bimal Showroom, Whitefield Road.
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Test drive vehicle is still not available at Bimal - waiting for a test drive report from one of you.
I got my AltoLXi BS3+autocop+seat covers at 2,81,665(Jun 09) OTR Delhi

If Alto breaks the 3lac barrier, it is delving into Spark/Santro/I10 territory and may take quite a beating especially by 3 yr cashless maintenance from GM.

BTW, BS3 Altos are still being sold and being registered back-date, only if you desperately need one.
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I got my AltoLXi BS3+autocop+seat covers at 2,81,665(Jun 09) OTR Delhi

If Alto breaks the 3lac barrier, it is delving into Spark/Santro/I10 territory and may take quite a beating especially by 3 yr cashless maintenance from GM.

BTW, BS3 Altos are still being sold and being registered back-date, only if you desperately need one.
I paid 3.00 Lac OTR last July. No autocop, no seat covers.

Spark/Santro/i10 were priced proportionately higher.

It depends where you buy the car, dude!
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I paid 3.00 Lac OTR last July. No autocop, no seat covers.

Spark/Santro/i10 were priced proportionately higher.

It depends where you buy the car, dude!
I was waiting for your reply. My alto was originally priced 2,96,355 but the dealer said we are offering 15k off+2k corporate discount.

What I can't digest is that New Delhi has more vehicles than all other metros combined,still cars are cheaper to buy & register here.
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