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Old 15th December 2009, 19:43   #31
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hi mohan, in my opinion you should tell your brother to test drive the high end Dzire, the linea (whichever is in budget) and the Manza. the manza is a refined car (at least compared to earlier TATAs) and the tata mototrs really seem to have learnt a lesson or two from history.

Dont take a decision without TD-ing the vehicles at least twice after a gap of at least two-three, jumping between vehicles to get the real feel.

all the best for the buy
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Old 15th December 2009, 20:25   #32
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Actually, wait for the Polo. Big hatches do have snob value and if he's open to the idea, that probably will be a good option. If he doesn't want a hatch, then a used sedan I guess.
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Old 15th December 2009, 21:20   #33
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Actually, wait for the Polo. Big hatches do have snob value and if he's open to the idea, that probably will be a good option. If he doesn't want a hatch, then a used sedan I guess.
i do agree with you mclaren, but wont VW parts be pricey, car costlier to run and maintain and its still unproven on indian roads? your views please!
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Old 18th December 2009, 00:12   #34
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I would say search for a used Corolla. 3-4 years old top end corolla can be your for 7 lacs. Very reliable and lots of snob value.
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Old 19th January 2010, 10:40   #35
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Looking at your requirements by suggestion would be:

1. Linea base version
2. Fiesta base version (if he can stretch till 6.8L then ZXi with ABS, ICE is also available)

Now since he has a parking space constraint, Fiesta will be a better choice, as Linea is definitely bigger than Fiesta.
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Hi Mohandas,
Any update? I hope he is not waiting for Toyota Etios sedan
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Old 19th January 2010, 14:14   #37
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We decided to go ahead with a black Manza Aqua Qudrajet 90. The car was delivered on Thursday. No freebies but some consolation prizes such as mud flaps, mats and steering cover etc.
I am planning to write a in-detail report on initial ownership experiences. So..
Stay tuned
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We decided to go ahead with a black Manza Aqua Qudrajet 90. The car was delivered on Thursday. No freebies but some consolation prizes such as mud flaps, mats and steering cover etc.
I am planning to write a in-detail report on initial ownership experiences. So..
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Congrats!! Black Manza woww!!
So you were able to convince your bro against 3 out of 4 points mentioned in the initial post.

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1. Proven hassel-free ownership for the next 5-7 yrs (atleast).
2. sound build quality
3. Has atleast some snob value
4. Has to be an international model - not a model
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We decided to go ahead with a black Manza Aqua Qudrajet 90. The car was delivered on Thursday. No freebies but some consolation prizes such as mud flaps, mats and steering cover etc.
I am planning to write a in-detail report on initial ownership experiences. So..
Stay tuned
Great choice i must say

Too bad not a variety of options are avl for sedans in the 6.5 l bracket

I bought a Siena 100 hp 6 yrs back for 5.10lacs - am yet to see such a VFM sedan with such power in this price range...
I am looking for a upgrade this year ( max 7 lacs)....not too happy with the current choices..

Ford Fiesta Petrol..maybe...but a Ford....sigh !
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Well, someone who didn't want to touch a TATA with a 100 ft pole has actually bought it. On a serious note, the car looks huge in flesh, pics do no justice to it.
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