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Old 6th March 2006, 05:25   #16
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go for laura,it has all the features tat comes in mercs.well i think as u gonna drive yrself u should go for the dsg box.its amazing .i test drove both manual and auto. i just fell in love with the auto.it is infact faster than the manual.just test drive the auto u will fall in love with it.
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Old 6th March 2006, 11:02   #17
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Go for Laura, it will be much more economical compared to CRV.
More comfortable and more creature comforts...
Better with DSG
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Old 6th March 2006, 14:46   #18
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http://www.skoda-auto.co.in/48pr.html

Plan to add 10 more dealers by the end of the year and sell 13,500 cars this year (sold 8953 units last year - 25% growth over 2004 - 7202 units). Plan to make India the manufacturing hub for south asia. Claims 25% of market share in the luxury car segment!

On the topic: - CRV was supposed to be 30K more post budget. Anyone knows the impact of the budget on the Laura?

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Why not the RS? Its an all-out drivers car and 2-3 lacs cheaper than the Laura. Makes sense if you dont usually have rear seat passengers. I get a FE of 10km/l, in traffic, with AC, if I don't blat it. And occasionally, road conditions permitting, it will outrun almost anything. The RS in red/yellow color may perhaps have the best presence in Indian cars.
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CRV .... a Honda is a Honda is a Honda! Laura - Well...enough has been said!
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I'd take the Laura. I have driven both and found the CRV a pain to drive in Mumbai. besides all the controls are in the wrong place for me.
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There are a lot talking about expensive post warranty maintenance and poor service by Skoda etc in the site, check all that before you make your decision
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i say the laura it is. has better features , greater comfort , better ride quality, better FE and more economical than the Crv, more than adequate power, much better interiors , maintence is higher than the CRV(not too sure how much though) but then if someone can afford a 18 lac car this shud not be a problem for anyone , what else ??

i have never liked Honda as manufacturers in India. Always tend to short change the buyers.

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I would say the Laura as the CRV is overpriced and recently PC gave it 33k increase in price due to high import content.
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and to add to that laura prices r not changed. so is the right choice.
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i would prefer laura as it has got the luxury feel in it as compared to CRV... but CRV has got the honda hologram on it... as i know skoda accessories are too expensive as compared to any other car maker especially honda which has very affordable spare parts and service... laura also have looks like a sedan while the CRV doesnt have that luxurious look...
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CRV is a fuel guzzler - you will get <6 km/ltr of petrol... that is about Rs.8.3 per km just on fuel.

In Laura you will easily get 13km/ltr of diesel.. that is about Rs. 2.7 per km on fuel.
Difference of Rs. 5.65 per km.

If you do 60-70 km a day, that is about 2000 km a month & 24k km a year.
Simple Fuel saving in a year = Rs. 1.35 lakhs per year


3 year savings = 4 lakhs just on fuel + saving on depreciation as compared to the CRV

Please note: Honda is going to launch an upgraded CRV, which will further increase your depreciation...
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go for the laura. its a bombshell. tops out at around 210 kmph and gets you around 15 kmpl on an average.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rangaraj
Plan to make India the manufacturing hub for south asia.
It would be nice if Skoda could first make India the manufacturing hub for India.
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Quote:
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CRV is a fuel guzzler - you will get <6 km/ltr of petrol... that is about Rs.8.3 per km just on fuel.

In Laura you will easily get 13km/ltr of diesel.. that is about Rs. 2.7 per km on fuel.
Difference of Rs. 5.65 per km.

If you do 60-70 km a day, that is about 2000 km a month & 24k km a year.
Simple Fuel saving in a year = Rs. 1.35 lakhs per year


3 year savings = 4 lakhs just on fuel + saving on depreciation as compared to the CRV

Please note: Honda is going to launch an upgraded CRV, which will further increase your depreciation...
24K in an year is very optimistic i guess. Will ground clearance play some role if he uses the vehicle mostly for long trips. CRV will score in that aspect i guess...
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