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Old 25th May 2017, 17:52   #76
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Would you be kind enough to let me know which of these cars would fetch a good resale value say after 6 years 50k kms.
None actually. Out of the two the Polo would depreciate slower but would definitely be below the average line.

A Polo GT TSi is looked at as an automatic Polo by 9 out of 10 folks, that 1 guy knows what he's looking at. I've overheard discussions where people have bought their wives a GT TSi because his wife liked Polo's looks and wanted an automatic. They have absolutely nothing to do with what lies underneath the hood.

If you are looking at better resale value then I'd suggest a visit on any of the used car portals and within 10 mins you'd know what I'm talking about.

A better resale (above average) is associated with best sellers only. Maruti has a notion based advantage like no other. I think Honda & Toyoto come close after.
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Have shortlisted 2 cars for my new car purchase, 1) Polo GT TSI 2) Linea 125s Tjet. Apart from all comparisons , i want to make the resale value to be one of the major deciding factors. Facing a loss of 80% depreciation on my 2010 Punto Emotion pack petrol.


Would you be kind enough to let me know which of these cars would fetch a good resale value say after 6 years 50k kms.
If the choice is only limited to these two then definitely the Polo will suffer a lesser hit. Fiat's resale will nose dive like anything and you have already experienced it yourself.
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Have shortlisted 2 cars for my new car purchase, 1) Polo GT TSI 2) Linea 125s Tjet.
The gearbox on the GT is quite infamous. Plus the space inside a linea would be greater. As suggested by someone else, a second-hand tjet probably makes sense.
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Hello Mihir, I saw your posts in the other thread. Pardon me for adding further confusion.

Although difficult to find one, I would suggest a used Linea-Tjet/Abarth which would have already taken a depreciation hit. Besides, most T-jets are bought by enthusiasts who most likely would have babied their cars.

I would have suggested a used Gt-Tsi but for the DSG issues, complex mechanicals that can result in a bad ownership experience.
My friend, you did add to the confusion. LOL. But i just happened to look at the resale price and a 4 year old 1.2 highland polo petrol ( 35k on odo), has an average asking price of 4 lakhs, where as a equivalent 2011 line petrol emotion pack has an avg asking price of 3 Lakhs, and thats for manual tranny. GT TSI with an AT and al the features in addition to a regular 1.2 highland and i assume an asking price of atleast 4.5- 5 lakhs for a 5 year , 50 k GT TSI whenever that happens.

Most Tjet/ Abarth owners would have ripped their cars to hell and back , tried searching for used Tjets but could only find a couple of them online. I get paranoid about the way the turbos have been treated , so unless its from a known source, won't venture into that area.
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If the choice is only limited to these two then definitely the Polo will suffer a lesser hit. Fiat's resale will nose dive like anything and you have already experienced it yourself.
No other european AT hatches, top of the line sedans under 12 lakhs. Thats the issue.
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