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View Poll Results: How would you spend your 30 lakhs?
Brand new C Class, 3 Series or A4 58 17.26%
Pre-worshipped E Class, 5 Series or A6 36 10.71%
An assortment of cars and / or bikes 214 63.69%
Other (please specify in your post) 28 8.33%
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:50   #16
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Super idea for a thread. 5* given.

I have chosen option C.

Used CRDi Verna - 5 lakhs - The mule/beater/beast of burden/dependable backup
Used Accord v6 - 6 lakhs - FAST family sedan
Used 1000cc SBK - 6 lakhs - to get away from it all
Chevy Beat - 4 lakhs - Nod to the ladies at home
New Fiesta S - 8 lakhs - Best drivers car for the price, used as a fun DD.

Excluded pre owned germans/vRS from the list because upkeep is a different ball game although the initial price of a second hand one is tempting.
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:53   #17
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Simple and practical:

VW Passat (For highways and long drives)
i10 (For daily commute)
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:54   #18
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Since an A4 already exists in the garage if i was given another 30lakhs i would surely splurge them on multiple vehicles as i am equally in love with both cars as well as bikes.Here is how i would improvise-

Instead of buying a limo-like Accord/Superb , i would rather settle with the Cruze/Laura 1.8tsi in the 13 lakh category. They give me enough comfort,more than enough power and LOTS AND LOTS of fun in driving.

A cool 12 lakh more would go on a litre class superbike like the BMW s1000rr or the fireblade.

The remaining 5 would be spent on buying a practical hatch for city and rough driving. Maybe the swift (though i dont like it) or beat or figo would do it for me. I wouldn't care much about the brand as it would be only used to commute on the hassling city roads.
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:56   #19
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@PlatzdaTurbo: Not a fan of the used car/bike scene i see Some good offers do come up once in a way...
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:57   #20
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30 Lakhs= Superb 1.8TSi DSG + Used Altis or Vento
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Old 25th October 2010, 14:58   #21
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Used 5-series E-class are quite tempting.
But I might have to sell my home to pay for fuel and servicing bills, especially if this is my only car. So I have voted for "C"

However considering upkeep cost, I would go for a
fortuner(22L),
figo (TDCI) (6L) and
Royal Enfield Classic 500 (1.5L)
remaining 50K will be spent on ICE for fortuner (and the remains on figo if there are any)
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:01   #22
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Well interesting topic . Here goes my cocktail of cars

Pre owned Honda Accord V6 (7 lakhs)
A W124 Mercedes E220 or E250 MUST HAVE (4 lakhs)
New Innova (12 lakhs)
Newi10 AT (6 lakhs)
Mods to the Accord V6 (keep aside 1 lakh)

I guess that sums it up
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:04   #23
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I wouldn't spend it on used cars. I'd pick up the following cars as new -

a. A New Linea T-Jet (~10 lakhs)
b. A Skoda Fabia (~6 lakhs)
c. An i20 Automatic (~8 lakhs) or a Honda Jazz (same price)
d. An i10 Automatic (~6 lakhs)
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:04   #24
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Quote:
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Sweet car. Beats the C, 3 & A4 on practically every parameter!
Very true. A friend of mine has an A4 3.2 and the Superb V6 (among many other cars) and I was surprised to see the Superb is just about as quick as the A4. The A4 was only a bit smoother riding on the road. + you get bragging rights, same engine as a Q7.

Rated the thread 5 stars.
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:07   #25
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Voted for Cocktail

1) Ducati Monster 796 ~ 10L
2) Pre-worshipped Outlander ~ 15L
3) Maintenance and servicing of the two over the next few years ~ 5L

GTX will stay
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:09   #26
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  • Fiat Linea T-jet (10L)
  • VW vento (10L)
  • used palio 1.6 (1.5L)
  • used ikon 1.6 (2L)
  • used OHC VTEC (4L)
  • new indica DLE turbo as a beater (3.5L)
Brain is not working the best so other permutations and combinations will be put in later by me.

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Old 25th October 2010, 15:15   #27
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1. Used Honda Accord V6 7L BLACK
2. New Hyundai i10 1.2L A/T Asta 6L (Though i already own a Magna, but still) WHITE
3. New VW Vento 1.6TDi CR Highline 10.5L WHITE
4. New Skoda Fabia 1.6L Elegance 6.5L SILVER

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Old 25th October 2010, 15:18   #28
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  • A brand new 3-Series (with a sticker in the back which says, 'My other car is a Nano')
  • A brand new Tata Nano (with a sticker in the back which says 'My other car is a BMW')
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:19   #29
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Since I am getting a cocktail of cars, no need for a diesel since the running will be spread out.

- Brand new ANHC 10 lakhs
- Used Civic 10 Lakhs

One of the above will be an auto tranny.

- New Innova for family drives
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Old 25th October 2010, 15:22   #30
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the mix of vehicles mentioned OR
A Supra/Skyline and a Diesel hatch
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