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Old 13th January 2008, 11:52   #16
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If he can wait for some time, he can plan for SX4 DDIS. Would be a better choice any day with fully loaded vehicle. But we do not know when it is coming out. Why not think of Tata Safari 2.2L?
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Old 13th January 2008, 12:47   #17
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Among other options discussed here, Getz and Fusion were ruled out as hatchbacks. He needs the boot, or a large cargo space. He also gave Fabia a thought, but Skoda's (ill)reputation on upkeep costs has curbed his enthusiasm.

So is it Verna CRDi vs Innova? Which model in Innova? What's the landing cost of each in TVM? Can JK or someone advice?
Try to get the discount from Toyota. Try G4 model, with 75k offer. Donno if they still give it though.

My suggestion , Verna VGT.

2.2L cost of resale after 6-7 years.

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Old 13th January 2008, 13:08   #18
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For the innova the best bet it the g4 model. If you look at the past few days papers there was a comparison between the nano, the city and the innova. The innova was 30cm longer than the city and a bit wider. Its also pretty stable on highways.
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Old 13th January 2008, 14:59   #19
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My suggestion Innova G4, here goes detail with other ideas.

For 10 lacs. in MUV/SUV category Innova G4 (Try for 2007 model with good discount since keeping 6-7 years won't affect resale value) or If he likes Safari 2.2 its meets all requirement except long lasting.

The reason: Innova is long lasting car (can easily cover 3 lac. km) with all practicality option like comfort/space/driving pleasure. Its slightly longer/wider than Sedans and easy to drive becasue of perfect sitting position.

Safari cant be termed as long lasting vehicle but it has great status/image for some extent with excellant comfort for indian roads with good space for 5. Its worth for the money we pay.

If he don't like Innova/Safari then comes Sedans:

My suggestion consider Top End Logan (you can bargain hard for good discounts), Magnum, new Elantra which might come very soon.

About Petrol/Diesel variants I suggest Petrol vehicle because any Diesel vehicle in India once clocks 60,000km or 3 years it looses its charm. Toyota might be the exception. 6 to 7 years downthe line resale value for Petrol/Diesel vehicles will be same. Hence he can consider Petrol If running average is less.

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Old 13th January 2008, 18:44   #20
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have you thought about the new optra magnum diesel ?
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Old 13th January 2008, 18:50   #21
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have you thought about the new optra magnum diesel ?
see his first post. and its not new anymore.
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do go in for VERNA, its a good buy!, imo, it has all the boot one needs though not as big as the innova's but will be a very good VFM, even in terms of the A.S.S., just in case the guy needs so much boot the rear seats can be still folded 60:40 split ones!.

i would prefer the verna as it has the racy feel to the engine and give good FE too, in comparison go in for innova only if you are extremely sure that you need that amount of space every now and then!

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see his first post. and its not new anymore.
Better you buy amby man.. Keep it as long as u want and throw when u fed up
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Better you buy amby man.. Keep it as long as u want and throw when u fed up
didnt quite get you?
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If you like SUV: Innova/ Safari/ Scorpio (My preference in order)

Sedan: My choice is Verna in the price bracket you mentioned.
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Verna crdi seems to be a good option for him. It has enough space and is comfortable. And Hyundai A.S.S is pretty good here in trivandrum.

With Fiesta, it might not be as spacious as the Verna, but is more refined. But, A.S.S may not be as good as Hyundai and will most probably be more expensive as well (as per my friend who owns a Fiesta here.)
Verna is a good option,but beware of the rear seat ride.

As for refinement there is not much difference between verna and fiesta.
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Your friend will be happiest with the Innova. Its a true all-rounder and fits his requirements to the T.
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The Innova or Optra Magnum would be my bet. Verna is overpriced for what it offers.
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Old 18th January 2008, 13:28   #29
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In Sedan,

Verna/Fiesta in that order

In MUV/SUV

Innova/Scorpio.

I think you r lucky to have few choices.
So only decision is whether you wanna Sedan or SUV. Once you decide on that I think TBHP friend have given thier vote....

Happy decision making !!

cheers
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Thanks folks. Magnum is ruled out because of Chevy's track record (as mentioned in the first post) and also because the tag may become 10+. So it is down to Innova vs Verna.

While Innova is definitely (as GTO says) a true all rounder, he has concerns that the landing cost (all done) may go above 10L. He just needs to pick up the phone and talk to the dealer there, but I asked him to hold on. JKDas mentioned a 75k discount on 2007 models. So what is the final on-road price for a G4 in TVM? I thought knowing this upfront before talking to the dealer might be more useful.

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