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Old 18th January 2007, 15:17   #76
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Adarsh, go for Verna. Carolla is outdated as of now. If you really want to go for Carolla then wait for the new one to arrive
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Agree with mobike008 Btw New corolla how much time it will to come out ?
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Old 20th January 2007, 19:08   #78
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i feel you should go in for the toyota corolla, toyota would still get a better resale and also its a toyota. it may not be a great car overall but, you fall in a different class,than the mid segment sedans, also you just run average of 600-700 kms per month so petrol make a lof of sense.
so its toyota. go ahead.
Hi, Toyota Corrolla was not in my options list because of these reasons :-
- It doesnt fit my budget (the on-road price will be around 9 lakhs which I am not in a position to spend now)
- It is a petrol car and mileage is around 10 km/litre. (My monthly running will be around 1.5 K upwards), so I thought diesel makes more sense, though it is only marginal. I plan to keep the car for at least 4-5 yrs and so the kms covered will make up for the extra investment for the diesel.
- The model is quite outdated (as per the discussions in this forum)

I know that Corrolla is a very good car and I've nothing against it, but somehow it doesnt match my requirements.
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Old 20th January 2007, 19:10   #79
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Vivek, when buying Michelin buy from an authorised dealer. In Cochin Global Tyres, is the authorised one. Their telephone number is 0484 - 2347024 and 0484 - 2347025. Insist on warranty and try to get the maximum discounts possible. Ask them if Michelin has authorised dealers in Trivandrum. Also I suggest you to do the wheel alignment and balancing at these centers rather than at the hyundai dealership. These people have the latest "Hunter" equipments which is perfect. Need to do it only very 8000 kms or when you feel the car is tilting to one direction. But proper alignment makes the tyres run longer.

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Thanks Adarsh for the contact information. I'm yet to contact them and get the relevant information. I'll go for the upgrade only if it is NOT too costly.
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Thanks Adarsh for the contact information. I'm yet to contact them and get the relevant information. I'll go for the upgrade only if it is NOT too costly.
Michelins are available at trivandrum too...

New bharat tyres,
By- pass road, chakka...

I got Michelin energy XM1s from there for 2.3k per tyre... (155/ 65 R13 for wagonR)
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Michelins are available at trivandrum too...

New bharat tyres,
By- pass road, chakka...

I got Michelin energy XM1s from there for 2.3k per tyre... (155/ 65 R13 for wagonR)
New Bharat Tyres is in Cochin and Michelin is available there too. But Global Tyres has been named by Michelin as the authorised partners in Kerala. Also there has been some complaints against New Bharat Tyres in Cochin for overpricing.
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guyz plz help me out between fiesta tdci and hyundai verna

i love verna but my main concern is its mileage :(
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guyz plz help me out between fiesta tdci and hyundai verna

i love verna but my main concern is its mileage :(
Yes, the fiesta has a better mileage. But the difference is negligible. It may be just 1 km more than Verna. But when you consider the performance Fiesta is nowhere near the Verna.
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New Bharat Tyres is in Cochin and Michelin is available there too. But Global Tyres has been named by Michelin as the authorised partners in Kerala. Also there has been some complaints against New Bharat Tyres in Cochin for overpricing.
New Bharat tyres can be avoided for all the bad reasons they're known for. Better buy tyres from Global or Westend Tyres.

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Yes, the fiesta has a better mileage. But the difference is negligible. It may be just 1 km more than Verna. But when you consider the performance Fiesta is nowhere near the Verna.
Didn't you see that the Verna beat Fiesta in the latest FE run??? Click here. (Verna CRDi clocks an outstanding 38.7 kmpl!!!)
Ofcourse, it has to be taken with a bit of salt!!
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New Bharat tyres can be avoided for all the bad reasons they're known for. Better buy tyres from Global or Westend Tyres.


Didn't you see that the Verna beat Fiesta in the latest FE run??? Click here. (Verna CRDi clocks an outstanding 38.7 kmpl!!!)
Ofcourse, it has to be taken with a bit of salt!!
New Bharat Tyres were good when they started. But after getting enough profit they're now into exploiting people. The rate difference I got from Global Tyres for Michelin (including everything) was around 2500 rupees less.

Well those FE figures were in standard driving conditions and not real world driving. In real world driving Fiesta has the better FE but the difference is not really much to count on. For that very less mileage difference in Verna you get some mind blowing performance.
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New Bharat Tyres were good when they started. But after getting enough profit they're now into exploiting people.
Correction - they were NEVER good.

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The rate difference I got from Global Tyres for Michelin (including everything) was around 2500 rupees less.
That is because Global sells to New Bharat. Who's going to pay for the fancy showroom that New Bharat has - YOU!
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Are you sure corolla will get a better resale now especially after the price cuts and the launch of Civic? Also new corolla is on the way.
When did Toyota cut prices on the Corolla? They only launched a base version as far as I know.
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When did Toyota cut prices on the Corolla? They only launched a base version as far as I know.
Refer magazines or visit the nearest toyota dealership. They launched the low priced corolla plus price cuts on the other models also.

Despite these price cuts there are hardly any corollas moving out of the showrooms now.
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