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Old 18th August 2006, 21:37   #1
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My family wants to purchase 2 cars for a total of no more than 20L. This would probably be one C+ segment car (considering Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia) and one C- segment car (Ford Fusion/Fiesta, Chevy Aveo etc).

Any ideas of possible combinations? Please include your choices, with specific models and their associated on road prices (eg. Ford Fiesta 1.4 Duratorq SXi - 9.4L). I was thinking one petrol and one diesel would be a good idea. Priorities include safety (ABS, airbags) and good after sales service.

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Sonata Embera diesel, and a Baleno.
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Old 18th August 2006, 22:27   #3
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Well heya i m more into bikes though have knowledge and experience bout cars well a Fiesta is a good choice by you well my choice for de second car would be tha Honda civic 2006 man its a dam car u should go for it well it has all top grades from my side****** and gear transmission de best as well as comfort.Price very much payable for that car go for it yaar.
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honda civic and accent crdi...
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honda civic and accent crdi...
Thats what I had in mind as well.. but the accent is old now (some say discontinued) and the Verna has yet to emerge.

Any ideas on the launch date of the Verna? And what sort of diesel engine would it come with?
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Honda CIVIC MT and Baleno LXi/VXi
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Thats what I had in mind as well.. but the accent is old now (some say discontinued) and the Verna has yet to emerge.

Any ideas on the launch date of the Verna? And what sort of diesel engine would it come with?
I heard Verna is coming in September this yr.... It is said to have a 1500cc CRDi...
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Honda Accord or CRV n a Ford Fusion
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What is wrong with two c+ segment cars?

Cars needed= 2
Fuel available = petrol and CRDi
Price range = 20 for both
Needs = a city car and a highway car.

City car:- Fuel efficient, flatter torque curve with high torque for gearless driving, lower turning radius, space, VFM.
Highway/family car:- Frugal, safe, diesel, comfortable and powerful


Options:

Chevrolet Optra 1.6LT royale- 9.14
Pros:- best interiors for the price and above, sun-roof, VFM.
cons :- NO fun driving, mediocre 1.6 engine, fuel efficiency not upto mark but ok

Hyundai Elantra CRDi (D)/ CRDI GT= 8.99/ 9.85/ 7.31
pros : Superb safety features, Crdi engines, Hyundai reliability, VFM
Cons:- power on paper only, dated interiors, competition much ahead

mitsubishi cedia: sports/elegance/select =9.87/9.87/9.09
pros:- Torqiest engine, lowest turning radius, best braking, more frugal(except Honda civic), fun to drive
Cons:- lacks kits, lack of horses, A generation old compared to civic, not a stunner like the old lancer.

Skoda Octavia Diesel- rider, automatic, elegance,Combi
Pros:- Only auto diesel, frugal, safe, brand image, fun to drive, various options to choose from
Cons:- maintainence costs, lack of rear seat space, low rider affected by bumps, A generation old, pricey

Toyota Corolla: H1-H6 = 9.87- 12.13
pros: Superb interiors, toyota brand image, fun to drive, frugal, quick
Cons: looks, pricey, poor ride and handling (civic, cedia)

Honda Civic AT/MT = 11.28/12.01
Pros : newest among the competition, Honda Image in India, Modern Interiors, Frugal, Good looks, power, paddleshifter on Auto
Cons:- Pricey, while extremely powerful doesnt feel like 132, Will be too common too soon, Indifferent dealers(offer good service though)


play some mix and match and you will end up having both the c+ segment cars in your price range.


Option 1:- Skoda Octavia diesel/hyundai Elantra Gt petrol
Octavia DSL price=????? (11-12 ish)
Elantra GT petrol =7.31


options 2:- Lancer cedia/ elantra Crdi:-
9.87+9.85 = may touch 20 with dicounts and offers.
9.09(less leather)+8.99 = 18 will come to around 20 on-road or less with deals

option 3:- Honda civic/ elantra crdi(D)
11.28 + 8.99 = may stay 20ish with deals or on the higher side.

best option would be option 2 with lancer cedia select which is fully loaded except leatherand elantra crdi(D) which is the base model crdi.

or you can get a Honda civic A/T or Hyundai Sonata emberra alongwith Ford Fiesta TDCI for around the same price.

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Thanks devarshi. Amazing analysis of all the available options! I'm gonna think about it for a while now.
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An enviable position indeed.

My choice: Top end Innova Diesel and a Corolla.

One for long trips with all family members + dog + luggage, one as a commuter car and for fun drives. The Toyota dealer would love you!
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Honda Civic MT and Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi ZXi with ABS. The combination is in your budget, both cars are new and fresh.
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my suggestion will be to go for different segments of vehicles.
both C+ and C- seg cars are very much similar and doesnot provides any major variation in every comparable aspect.

so try to opt for one diesel SUV/MUV and one C-seg petrol car.
and on these lines, ballkey has suggested you a gud choice!

so now tell me if you are comfortable with this suggestion or not?!

if not and wants to stick to your original opinion of having 2 C-seg cars, options are plenty! and you have to go through a really harrowing time to select the bst suited 2 cars!

if yes, then i have some recommendations too!!
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Old 19th August 2006, 19:24   #14
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The best combination is Black Innova Petrol top end for highway use since it gives 12+ FE on highway and Ford fiesta diesel or Palio diesel or Getz Passion Red or White or Electric Blue is also worth for city use since Getz inside space is almost of sedan size and exterior dimension small enough to drive easily in city.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Ravi.

PS Color choice is your wish this is my suggestion thats all Friend.
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Old 19th August 2006, 23:02   #15
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We're pretty much set on the Honda City MT as the first choice. So that leaves about 9L for a second vehicle.

It doesn't have to be a saloon, but I dont see a refined SUV at that price. Storage space is a must, so hatchbacks are out of the question. How much do Innova's cost? And is the diesel Innova decently quick?

Choice would have been a Fusion, but now they've removed the top end version with ABS. As I said safety is a big concern and we want ABS as well as airbags.
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