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Old 10th October 2009, 18:12   #601
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My next car?

After a lot of dilly-dallying that I went through multiple times over the past year with a lot of test drives, I have come close to finalizing on the perfect sedan for my needs, the Ford Fiesta 1.6SXI.

For some reason, the Fiesta never figured in my list earlier, the primary reasons being the lack of airbags and the relative lack of legroom at the rear. While the first complaint was addressed a while back, I got convinced that the second one was a non-issue after talking to a friend of mine who recently bought a 1.6Zxi. The fact is that the people who are going to be in the rear seat are my kids, mother and in-laws. All of them are 5'3" or below, which means that legroom is never going to be an issue for them.

Once those were removed, I started looking at the Fiesta petrol related posts more closely and boy, was it an eye opener. The passion for the car among owners is second only to the Fiat models. I called Lathangi Ford for a test drive last week and was bowled over. Today, I took another test drive and have finalized the deal. I will be making the payment early next week.
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Old 10th October 2009, 22:40   #602
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Yeti ! Skoda Yeti ! Supposed to be the perfect all-rounder.
Provided it is spec'd decently and priced south of 10 L.
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im smitten by the GP. wud love to own one.
also waitin for the polo..
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Dear BHPians,

Torn between the Laura Ambiente and the new Civic-V/MT, I settled for the Civic due to the following considerations:

1. Looks (Laura look smaller on road)
2. Interior space ("Felt" more space inside the Civic)
3. Color (Laura did not have any interesting (read "Punjabi") choices)
4. Good music system (Even Laura has a good one)
4. Respectable milleage (1900 kms on, 13.3 kmpl)
5. Service network (Honda is all over in Delhi, they have two service stations in north-west Delhi where I live--Pitampura)
6. Excellent attitude and promptness of the showroom guys (Ring Road Honda, Peeragarhi).
7. Resale value (Honda is better (best!), as told to me by the dealer to whom I sold my old Hyundai Accent)

So, there we are! Honda Civic its is!!
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Hi,

While it is very very early to even think of a new car ( bought my new one in June 2009), I can realistically think of two very dissimilar cars :

1. A Mini ( if it gets introduced and is priced 'reasonably' in India in five years' time)
2. One of a diesel 5/diesel A4/Passat CC

This after GTO advises me on the risks associated with owning 'hyperengineered' German cars, with too much electronics

I have some time to go, in any case...

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My next car will certainly be a VW Beetle. My dad was about to purchase one but somehow could not make it. I will make sure I buy one.
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Old 14th October 2009, 15:40   #607
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Oh, I am torn between a Honda City and a Scorpio, both automatic. Yes these two are very different vehicles with different capabilities and functionalities. However, there's one thing common: both offer auto transmission. And that's what I badly need. I injured my ankle sometime back badly and finding it difficult to drive my current car, a Palio 1.2 petrol, especially it's clutch being on the harder side.

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Eventhough this question is in wrong place, would suggest to go for Honda. (I drive a Scorp manual). Scorp auto feels like a stop gap solution and does not feel natural. So, I will go for Honda any day.
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Eventhough this question is in wrong place, would suggest to go for Honda. (I drive a Scorp manual). Scorp auto feels like a stop gap solution and does not feel natural. So, I will go for Honda any day.
After lot of thoghts, flip-flops, scratching head sessions, booked the Honda City V AT...finally (phew). Now keeping fingers crossed for the lease applcation getting approved and funds relesed. Going for company lease...
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I will be buying a diesel. Most likely the Mahindra Bolero.
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Yeah, It has to a be a tamed Beast, that is if Ford Fiesta 1.6S is wild Beast then I am going for the tames version i.e. Fiesta 1.6SXI Premium, along with following fitments:

0) Colour: Platinum.
1.) Spoiler,
2.) Essential pack (floor mate in beige, mud flaps, bootmap).
3.) Sports paddle.
4.) Scuff plates.
5.) Rear Sunblind only for looks.
6.) 3M CR70 (front) + CR50 (Side & Rear).
7.) B-Piller Decal & Team-BHP Stickers at the back.
8.) Antirust coating.
9.) Tyre upgrade to Michlean 185/65/R14
10.) Ford Cusions (I will make sure i get beige only)
11.) Good Looking Door Gaurds.
12.) Already purchased -- Jopasu duster
13.) Rear sensor -- autocop
14.) My Shaldan -- Lime and Lemon flavour car perfume.
15.) Ganesh and Saibaba idol.
16.) Some 7" Touch LCD HU (Alpine > Pioneer > Kenwood) depending on price and features.
17.) Front components
18.) 4 channel AMP
19.) Sub
20.) Rear speakers.
21.) Any Other???
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Im waiting for Toyota's hatchback/ saloon in diesel Avatar for Petra replacement and the Next Gen Swift with Multijet 2. Yup i have high hopes!!
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Out in the UAE, I'll be buying a VW Scirocco as my daily driver next year. Running an RS6 attracts unwanted attention from boy racers in their pudgy Hondas and Fords every single day. Over in the US, my 335 is about to find a new home and along with that cash, I'll trade in my Cayman and purchase a V8 Vantage. (fingers crossed)

On the Indian front, I'm going in for a low mileage OHC or Baleno.
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Old 6th November 2009, 17:47   #612
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Well my next car would take a long long time as the fire in my belly for my Octy is still live.
But still if i hope to dream it could be
a) an automatic sipping diesel small car if i can persuade the wifey to drive (nano if it comes in diesel !)
OR
b) an automatic sipping diesel SUV like the Yeti.
OR
c) Maybe a small BMW i135 coupe for myself (now i am REALLY DREAMING) !!
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It is too early for my next car. Bought my wagonR in 2008, wanted to buy the Indigo CS, but had to go for the alternative due to several reasons.

My next car will surely be a TATA, most probably the Safari.
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punto sport ... waiting
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Im waiting for Toyota's hatchback/ saloon in diesel Avatar for Petra replacement and the Next Gen Swift with Multijet 2. Yup i have high hopes!!
Out goes the Etios from my list!! Looks like Next Gen Swift vs i20 Crdi vs Polo 1.2 TDI. But anyways im not in the market for atleast a year .
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