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Old 13th December 2016, 22:05   #661
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Check vikash49's post here
@SmartCat, thank you for such a quick reply.
I could not get the Alpine Model details in the link shared. Is that the model I should be looking for the BRV?

You are right, there is 1 lakh offer (with Exchange). I have been offered Rs 36,000 worth accessories free as part of the offer. But every accessory @Honda is double to triple costed from market. Hence thought of at least getting electronic item, like AVN fitted so that my warranty is safe, but that is also very expensive @Brigade Honda, Bangalore.

I am not sure what accessories is worth buying @Honda?

Please let me know, if I can buy AVN outside? If yes, what shop and product you suggest is good. Thanks.

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I am not sure what accessories is worth buying @Honda?
- Front arm rest
- Reverse parking sensor
- Artificial leather seat covers

Use the remaining cash for discount on AVN unit. Ask for a cheaper unit from Mapmyindia, without GPS navigation (because Google maps is better).

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No idea. I bought mine from Trident Honda (on Mysore Road) for Rs. 28,000. It's a mapmyindia unit with GPS.
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Going for a BRV V CVT. Discount is 1,00,000 Exchange + 50,000 Additional.

Have driven a Honda ANHC for last 7 years and in love with IVTEC. Wanted the power & frugality of IVTEC, smoothness of CVT and a 7-seater. And my City is evidence of Honda service, running smoothly after 1,08,000 and nearly 7 years

Know am compromising on build quality and a few gizmos, but its a known compromise.

Will update once I get the car. Cheers.
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Going for a BRV V CVT. Discount is 1,00,000 Exchange + 50,000 Additional.

Have driven a Honda ANHC for last 7 years and in love with IVTEC. Wanted the power & frugality of IVTEC, smoothness of CVT and a 7-seater. And my City is evidence of Honda service, running smoothly after 1,08,000 and nearly 7 years

Know am compromising on build quality and a few gizmos, but its a known compromise.

Will update once I get the car. Cheers.
Thats a good discount. From the beginning, people here felt that it was overpriced 1-1.5 lacs.

If this discount improves sales, Honda would do well to set that as the new price going forward. If it doesnt, then they are in real trouble with BR-V.
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With the price cut, BRV has a good chance of winning the prestigious "Brio Platform Car" of the Year 2016.

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Going for a BRV V CVT. Discount is 1,00,000 Exchange + 50,000 Additional.
Is this a proper no fine print actual Rs. 1.5 Lac discount? That is, instead of Rs. 15 Lacs on road, you are paying Rs. 13.5 Lacs?
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From my interaction with the Dakshin Honda (Bangalore), it is either 1 Lakh exchange bonus OR Insurance and 50thousands worth accessories free.
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From my interaction with the Dakshin Honda (Bangalore), it is either 1 Lakh exchange bonus OR Insurance and 50thousands worth accessories free.
I have been offered by Brigade Honda, 1 Lakh exchange bonus which includes (34k free accessories + 26k cash discount + 40k cash discount because of exchange)

Friends let me know if this is the best offer?
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I would rather get the discount in form of cash discount since they usually over charge for basic accessories. Opt for only those accessories which will otherwise void warranty if you install after-market.
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Looks like Honda Cars India has silently upgraded the BR-V by adding a 15.7-cm (~6.2 inch) touchscreen audio-visual infotainment system with navigation, reverse parking camera display and DVD playback support.

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It's just the local dealership offering touchscreen AVN with reversing camera, in lieu of the official discount. The website still displays the old unit.
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Just TD'ed the BRV diesel. Fairly impressive - and very familiar for a Honda City 2001 owner! Interiors are nice, though not "exciting" like Hyundai etc. Car does what it is meant to. Engine was a little "audible" but nothing I would call intrusive. Pushed it into 3 digit territory, did quick lane switches, pottered around narrow lanes in tight traffic - seemed very comfortable doing all of that.

Just think it's overpriced. There's a 1L on offer for the old City, and 1Lakh discount. Even with all of that, need to shell out 12L for the SMT diesel!

Quick question - how "Honda" are the 1.5 DTECs wrt reliability, maintenance, peace of mind, etc? How much of a real life difference is there really between the diesel and petrol in efficiency, running costs, power delivery?

Still wondering if I should wait for a few in the used market next year
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Just TD'ed the BRV diesel. Fairly impressive - and very familiar for a Honda City 2001 owner! Interiors are nice, though not "exciting" like Hyundai etc. Car does what it is meant to. Engine was a little "audible" but nothing I would call intrusive. Pushed it into 3 digit territory, did quick lane switches, pottered around narrow lanes in tight traffic - seemed very comfortable doing all of that.

Just think it's overpriced. There's a 1L on offer for the old City, and 1Lakh discount. Even with all of that, need to shell out 12L for the SMT diesel!

Quick question - how "Honda" are the 1.5 DTECs wrt reliability, maintenance, peace of mind, etc? How much of a real life difference is there really between the diesel and petrol in efficiency, running costs, power delivery?

Still wondering if I should wait for a few in the used market next year
Honda's iDTEC engine had some issues with hydrolocking as well as having a speed limiter programmed in the ECU. No idea if its been resolved but the first issue is definitely reason to give the diesel a miss.
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Thanks! So maybe it'll be a wait and watch, or an Ertiga.
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Thanks! So maybe it'll be a wait and watch, or an Ertiga.
I wanted a 7 seater and stuck to choose between Eritga and BRV.

My thoughts:
  • liked Ertiga because of its price and reliability in India.
  • liked BRV because of Honda's international safety standards, engine and the luggage space compared to Ertiga.

Also I understand, next year all the Automobile manufacturers will be going to increase their price, because of price increase in the Raw material cost and government subsidy cut.

Hence wanted to take advantage of year end offers.
All the best and happy new year.
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BRV kind of ticks most of the important aspects for me for a compact family 7 seater(only other option is Ertiga, which I am not keen on). Does it makes sense to go for it? Will Honda shut down BRV because of poor sales? Will there be any support for product if it stops production?
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