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Old 23rd July 2016, 19:31   #1
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Default After 7 attempts, I'm finally a Team-BHPian!

First and foremost.. thank you moderators for allowing me to be a part of this huge family.

I have been following T-BHP since 2013. Kind of stumbled across it to be honest, but have been an avid reader since then.

I got the bug to become a member about 5 months back and it took me 7 attempts to finally get the nod of approval.

About me.. I am a 28 year old IT guy. Definitely not eligible to call myself an authentic motor-head but i can say that I am passionate about cars and traveling.

My family owns a Petrol Swift VXI (2006) and an Esteem VXI. We are going to trade in the Esteem for either a diesel Fiat Punto Evo (dynamic) or a Ford Figo (Titanium). Final decision lies with my sister as she will be the primary driver.

I am also intending to buy a 5 seater SUV this year. Driving will mostly be within the city, but we do take two trips annually for about 750 to 1000 kms on highways. I had previously considered going for the XUV 500 (W6), but it is above my current budget (15 lacs). So now I have decided to go for the Hyundai Creta (1.6 Diesel SX)

So that is it about me for now. Hope to post more in the future. Cheers guys.
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Old 23rd July 2016, 19:51   #2
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Welcome jazi.r.88 ! Hope to see you participating in discussions and sharing your perspective/knowledge here. Most of us are in a permanent learning state!

About the Hyundai Creta (1.6 Diesel SX), sure its cheaper than a W6? I haven't checked any new car prices for quite some time.

Open to pre-owned options, may be 2 years old? You would get fantastic deals well within that budget.
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Hi SDP thanks for the welcome.

The Creta comes to just over 15 lacs at one of my local dealers. There are 2 more to visit before I start the negotiation.

XUV 500 W6, I had opted for the alloy wheels which was an extra 47k along with the 16.3L on-road price. That brings it close to 2 lacs more than my initial budget.

As for pre-owned, my dad feels we should invest in a first hand car. There can be no arguing with him.
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Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will find a lot of information here to enable you to make an informed decision on your car buying.

Off-topic query: What did you do differently in the 7th attempt ?
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Off-topic query: What did you do differently in the 7th attempt ?
I rephrased my answers to all the questions asked. I suppose I put more effort on my final attempt.
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