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Old 22nd May 2008, 23:27   #16
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would you really suggest the superb when a new one is due soon?

Hey this way you get BIG discounts on the outgoing model.
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Hey this way you get BIG discounts on the outgoing model.
true but the new one looks so much better.
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Seeing your requirement the Accords fits the bill to the T. The New Accord is an all new car. Its comforatable at the rear and will be fun to drive too since the new 2.4 unit has more power. Buy the automatic so you can drive in AT in the city and use the paddle shift for the high spirited driving. It also fits your budget. The Passat is a good car with an awesome rear seat but its way above even your stretched budget.

The only other car with great rear seat comfort and stretching your budget is the Superb but even that looks dated now

IMO its the Accord for you.
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would you really suggest the superb when a new one is due soon?
best time to cash in discounts! best rear comfort,fun to drive and VFM...fits the bill!
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best time to cash in discounts! best rear comfort,fun to drive and VFM...fits the bill!
fun to drive? first time im hearing this. the petrol or the diesel?


anyway enough OT. sorry mods.
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20L in my wallet. Confusion in my mind.
Simple, give me your wallet and forget confusion

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Old 22nd May 2008, 23:41   #22
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Try Nissan Teana , its being offered for 20 something ...good V6 and yes will be unique as there are not plenty on roads(like accords or camrys)
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Get a laura and get it done up by petes! simple!

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Hi folks,

Lemme first admit, with not inconsiderable embarrassment, that I had asked for advice in this forum 2 years back, about buying a new car (was looking at the Octavia vRS & Embera at that time). I have been dillying for one year and dallying for another. All the while driving my Ikon SXI which is now filled with geriatric problems. Now I've got a little more money to spend but a lot more cars to choose from. Would therefore appreciate some advice. Here goes :

My budget is about 20L OTR in Bangalore (don't mind stretching or saving a couple of lakhs).

I am usually in the backseat (which is the best place to be in Bangalore traffic). So I would appreciate some comfort & legroom there. But I also go on extended highway trips (maybe 2-3 short ones and 1 long one per year). This is when I drive and I love driving fast & furiously during these trips. So I need a balance of rear-seat comfort and driving thrills. Prefer an automatic transmission in city rides but am ok with a manual.

FE is not a big issue for me and neither is resale.

Features are welcome. The more, the merrier. Trip computers, iPod compatibility, Parking sensors, Xenons, tubeless tyres and whatever else.

One personal quirk - I hate wood in the interiors (an absolute no-no). Give me chrome, or aluminiun or titanium or anything but no wood.

The difficult part is that because of a flexible budget, I have too many cars in mind :

1. Octavia RS - My heart is still pointing me there, but won't it be obsolete by now?
2. Laura vRS - Though I don't have much of it being launched anytime soon.
3. Honda Accord - The new one seems perfect but does it have the build & handling of the Skodas?
4. Honda CRV - How fast does it go on highways?
5. Volkwagen Passat - Will I be trading comfort for brandname?
6. Any other car out there. A few more options can't confuse me any more

Would appreciate suggestions/advice.

Thanks

Rambono5
As you are talking about vRs and your question about the highway speed of CrV, its clear that you are interested in fast highway travelling.


New Honda Accord, just now launched is probably the best option out there. Its has every thing you can ask for:
New car fixes the old problem of build and handling at high speeds. It has got 180bhp engine so you dont have doubts like you have in CRV.
CRV is also a good option open, but Accord is the best right now out of all you have mentioned.
However the CRV, even in the 2.0 format has more than sufficient juice to proper you to high speeds on indian roads.

Passat with diesel is not bad, but the number of dealers is a factor that is coming in way.
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Laura is a drivers car rather than a passenger car.

go for the new Honda Accord.
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Go for the all new accord. The accord's have always been comfortable, but probably lack few of those gadgetery's you have mentioned. Why not try the civic or a laura and shell out a couple of lacks to put in all those stuff .
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My vote is for skoda Superb diesel.

The last i remember superb is when i was doing 180 in my ikon it just overtook me as if i am standstill. Testdrive to believe it and the backseat comfort is also excellent.
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If you want to go for the Superb, get the diesel and put in the Petes Box. I have driven a Peted diesel Superb and the car just moves and how. And as others have mentioned the back seat is marvellous and superbly comfortable.
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Ok. Add this to your confusion
Captiva. Since you highlighted CR-V I thought this would do more justice with Diesel engine. (yes, i remember you saying you are not worried about FE )
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fun to drive? first time im hearing this. the petrol or the diesel?


anyway enough OT. sorry mods.
I havent driven the petrol so can't comment.
Drive the diesel superb and see how it suprises you. It has a fair share of grunt and torque, alooot more fun to drive than the Camry or Accord.
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