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View Poll Results: Good VFM Sedan
Indigo Manza/XL/CS 40 57.14%
Maruti SX4 8 11.43%
Honda City ZX 6 8.57%
Corolla 10 14.29%
Hyundai Accent 6 8.57%
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Old 22nd December 2009, 17:43   #16
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I think manza will suit your requirements. It have got one of the most comfortable back seats - perfect for you to sit and polish off some work while your chauffer drive you through the traffic
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Old 22nd December 2009, 17:43   #17
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Hey - Why not a Base Variant of Lancer, it has a decent back space and good VFM. The looks might be dated, but it will solve your purpose.

Linea - The base variant, with the front seat pushed you get a decent space, though you cannot compare it with Manza for space. It is a good VFM, but you might shoot your budget a little.
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Old 22nd December 2009, 18:52   #18
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My vote to a used Corolla, followed by Fiesta..

Accent scores very poorly on the rear seat comfort requirement...
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Old 22nd December 2009, 18:59   #19
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Sub 7 Lakh, brand new car and rear seat comfort? Indigo Manza it is!
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Old 22nd December 2009, 19:11   #20
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The main reason for you to look at a Sedan as per you is image. You really have only two options there. #1 Corolla #2 City.
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Old 26th December 2009, 01:41   #21
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I voted MANZA. Here is something to ponder..

You need to first understand what kind of image you want to project if you are conscious about how your clients might perceive it.

Since you have stated 7 lakhs, I would like to know what is your basis on arriving at that price point? Is it something about affordability in terms of EMI or is it a judgment call from your side? I mean if your CA told you that if you buy Honda Accord, you will win new business in the range of X-Y amount I am sure you would strongly consider going for it..

Here is how I would approach with a 7 lakh budget

1) Manza - Definitely within the budget and has the "IT car" effect going for it and will continue for a while. Though this forum has seen some minor niggles, they are very few. It should make a very good choice IMO.

2) Corolla - If you can afford or find a good one in your budget, then go for it. But you don't want your clients to think that may be you could afford a corolla because you are over-billing? You definitely don't want them to start bargaining on your rates. May be I am exaggerating, but you be the judge

3) Rest - Either all of them are 3 years or older models (not considering refreshes). Though a fiesta or a verna are still good choices, manza might be a better alternative for your requirements.

Good luck on the car and for your business too

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Old 26th December 2009, 17:45   #22
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corolla, SX4 and city are not sub 7 lac cars.

accent is much too dated a car now.

Manza is the way to go. Other options could be the Logan (too basic) or the Aveo, but both are avoidable with reference to their current sales trends and market situation. I'll not even mention the Ikon.

If you can get it from CSD canteen go for the City.
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7 lac? Can afford 10 kmpl? Go for a Civic
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Old 27th December 2009, 03:30   #24
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I am surprised that nobody mentioned Fiat Linea. its a really good sedan. My relative got the fully loaded top end petrol model with Airbags,ABS,blue&me for 7.8OTR. I also did the test drive, its good.

I would advise you atleast take a Test Drive and see for yourself
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My CA has been bugging me for quite some time about what showing up for business meetings in a Gypsy is doing to my image: "non-serious" apparently!

So i am considering going in for a good VFM sedan type car for daily office use. Since i am shifting office and new place involves a 30km daily round trip, upwards of an hour in Pune traffic, I might get a driver while i am at it so i can polish off some work during the commute.

I checked out the Indigo CS (or is it LS?) on the weekend and like the extended wheelbase and the extra space at the back. But overall I am getting negative feedback about the Indigo. I have only gotten so far in my search.

Checklist
1. Good comfortable seating/ergonomics in the back
2. Not to expensive to maintain. Dont want a garage queen. Good service network
3. Sub 7-lakh.
4. Open to diesel/petrol

Suggestions welcome!
What was your final choice Cougar?
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Old 14th April 2010, 19:46   #26
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My suggestion would be either the MAnza or a used Civic/ Corolla if you find one. The Manza is an incredibly brilliant car for the priza and looks well proportioned as well. However if you happen to find a Civic/ Corolla at this price you could definitely check them out since they are about two classes higher!!
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Good to see the % of Manza votes. But I seriously doubt how many people who have voted for Manza will go for Manza if given a choice.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 20th April 2010, 16:45   #28
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I would vote for Manza or Linea. Both are good, though I find the Manza better (purely because of rear seat comfort)
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Good to see the % of Manza votes. But I seriously doubt how many people who have voted for Manza will go for Manza if given a choice.

Just my thoughts.
Thats very true! Very few would pick Manza from this list.

Though City is a tad higher than this price bracket, its a good VFM car due to its unbeatable reliability and good FE compared to a car of this size.
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