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Old 4th March 2008, 15:48   #16
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Hey guys,

Thanks for all your responses!

I have dropped the idea of esteem and am sticking to Swift Option

Booked an LXI (within my budget limits) but i wanted VXi so badly

Still wondering, should i indeed move to VXi??? Suggestions?

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If your budget permits and if you "really" want the goodies in Vxi.
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Old 5th March 2008, 00:06   #17
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Smile Now... Ikon Flair or Swift VXI????

Hi Team BHPians....

I am still busy with car searches.... and stumbled upon a Ford Ikon Flais 1.3, April 2004, sparingly used, 14,000 kms, in top condition @ 3Lacs (owner is asking for)

Now the issue is....

I go for Swift VXI @ 4.94Lacs(+ accessories cost, approx 25K =5.2Lacs)?

or

Bargain hard with owner and buy Ikon for 2.8L? (carwale suggests around 2.9L)

My Requirements:-
- Does not really include rear boot space, though i like such vehicles
- Avg of 10-12 kmpl is fine with me
- Preferably maintainence shud be low, though i can afford more
- Would definitely like to save as much money as i can for now

As usual, I am confused. Plz Help!

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Old 5th March 2008, 00:43   #18
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Stick to the Swift. I strongly recommend the VXi version. The tacho is one of the very important features. Plus, I also feel that VXi is more VFM than LXi.
Even though you spend little more now, you can be sure you can get it back in resale. You can sell it back to the same Maruti dealer(True Value).

That Ikon deal also looks good, IMO. Sparingly used car. But from what I've heard, Ikon spares are slightly costlier than Swift.

Ultimately I feel, it is going to be Used Sedan or New Hatch.
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Old 7th March 2008, 12:32   #19
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The tacho is one of the very important features.
Indians never had the habit of looking at the Tacho except Team-BHP-ians !
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Should definitely try to get the VXi, the money would be well spent as the extra features you quite justify the increase in price.
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Old 7th March 2008, 14:51   #21
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Smile FINALLY... booked Swift VXi - Black Color !!!!

Hi Guys

Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and views.... I have booked Swift VXi - Black Color, the additional money was pooled in with the help of my friends around

Expected delivery time is almost 30 Days and i just wonder how will i wait till then!

Thanks a lot guys, will keep you updated more on it

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Hi Guys

Thanks a lot for all your suggestions and views.... I have booked Swift VXi - Black Color, the additional money was pooled in with the help of my friends around

Expected delivery time is almost 30 Days and i just wonder how will i wait till then!

Thanks a lot guys, will keep you updated more on it

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Rajat First of all Congrats on the car!!! i had booked my red vxi more than a month back and Im expecting it only in April End !!!
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Old 8th March 2008, 00:08   #23
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Smile Another Option!!!!!!! PLZ HELP!

Guys,

Just when I book a new Swift, now I am faced with another 2nd hand vehicle.

March 2007, Swift VDI, fully loaded, done 13,000 Kms...

Asking price is 5.3L

I checked carwale, it comes to 4.7(approx)

I talked to the guy, and found he was ready to come down to 5.1L, but was NOT ready to go below it.

I dont kno if the deal is good.... specially on price front.

I am going for VXI for 4.94 + 25K accessories... why not go for VDI one year old vehicle???? I talked to my dealer regarding cancellation of booking, he said he'd deduct nominal charges and return the rest of the booking amount.... Also, delivery of VXi is "far off" looks like not before April mid.


What do you say guys?

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Old 8th March 2008, 15:44   #24
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5.3 l is little high . But Swift Vdi resale will be awesome now as the waiting period is huge for that vehicle. I guess you getting confused too often . If you can get it around 4.9-5 l for VDI then it might be ok. End of the day it all comes to your daily usage. My advice would be sticking to the VXI ( for your info im also waiting for Vxi For more than a month.Ill get my vehicle after April 20th only!!) so have patience and stick to your Vxi.
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Stick to your new vehicle rather than going for the old one. There has to be some problem with the VDI that you have looked or else why would the customer sell of a beauty of a car so soon.
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SThere has to be some problem with the VDI that you have looked or else why would the customer sell of a beauty of a car so soon.
kailashnj, the guy is going to singapore.... so wants 2 sell off his vehicle...

Guys, he's come down to 4.95L for VDI.....

Now still do you think i shud go for VXi...???
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I think if now the price looks a little on a better side. WIth the perfect engine of VDI over the VXi, I think you can better go for the Diesel version. But yes remember you will not get a better resale value as you are already a second owner and the person who ever buys you car would be third owner. But if you plan to keep the car for many years (5 atleast) thne this is a perfect car.
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2005 Esteem LXi was listed at 2.25L in last week's Hindu classifieds. I dont know anything more about that car. Still 3.85L is wayyy too steep. Looks like True Cheats are out to con someone yet again.
Hi Esteem Lover,
Looks like you are up to date with Esteem prices. I have just sold my Zen and am looking at going in for an Esteem. True Value have a 2006 Sept. Lxi model for which they are asking 2.65L. Is this a good price? Car seems O.K. Bombay registered. First owner. Run 20K Kms. Decent bodywork. No accessories. No ICE.
Please reply asap as I am due to finalise the deal soon.
If you know of any other TBHP members Esteem's for sale I would definitely be interested. I would prefer the Vxi model. Only Type 3. 2005 and later.
Don't mind paying a bit more for a good car.
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