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Old 23rd September 2009, 20:37   #541
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The Auto scenario is changing so fast so here is my updated list(below 25lakhs)-

1.Skoda Superb 1.8TSi -For being a Car that feels and drives like much more expensive cars.

2.Toyota Fortuner- Allrounder proper SUV with class best Dynamics and performance, still being priced very well. Wish it had better interiors and a Auto transmission option.

3.Skoda Laura 1.8TSi- Super performance with handling to match without compromising on comfort,FE and price.

4.Fiat Punto and Linea- Rock Solid cars with great dynamics and diesel economy. Only if they had more powerful engines

5.Hyundai i10- Light controls and easy manouverability with peppy engines and lots of loaded variants.
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Old 27th October 2009, 21:46   #542
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can only post from those i have driven
1. Honda Accord- Nothing can come close, driven in the US and india, honda is a honda after all.
2. Toyota Corolla- The japs rock, driven again in the US and in india too- superb value for money and engine that can last a lifetime of abuse
3. Fiat Linea- great car but for fiats apathetic attitude can beat any top category sedan
4. Hyundai Getz: The best family hatch, superb ride and what a space. Interior space as big and bigger than some C class sedans. Pioneer in Large hatch only to be beaten by the Swift due to Maruti tag and better looks but a fantastic deal at its time
5. Hyundai i-10: the pioneer of bringing in beige interiors in a small car and the mounted gears...what superb handling in city...am sure on its way to be an all time best seller
If i could add- will surely add the Maruti Alto- best entry level car for a small budget
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Old 27th October 2009, 22:11   #543
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My 5 would be:
Swift(D): Bold looks, good power, from the Maruti Stable whats not to like
Baleno: i dont what it is but i really love this car
Corolla Altis: Toyota reliability and beautifully designed
Innova: toyota again, spacious, comfortable and driving it is fun
RR Sport(now that Mr Tata has bought it to india): do i need to say anything..
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Old 27th October 2009, 22:19   #544
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can only post from those i have driven
1. Honda Accord- Nothing can come close, driven in the US and india, honda is a honda after all.
2. Toyota Corolla- The japs rock, driven again in the US and in india too- superb value for money and engine that can last a lifetime of abuse
3. Fiat Linea- great car but for fiats apathetic attitude can beat any top category sedan
4. Hyundai Getz: The best family hatch, superb ride and what a space. Interior space as big and bigger than some C class sedans. Pioneer in Large hatch only to be beaten by the Swift due to Maruti tag and better looks but a fantastic deal at its time
5. Hyundai i-10: the pioneer of bringing in beige interiors in a small car and the mounted gears...what superb handling in city...am sure on its way to be an all time best seller
If i could add- will surely add the Maruti Alto- best entry level car for a small budget

If i could get alladin's lamp and get 5 cars to have in my garage today
1. BMW 5 series( 7 series is no use for india)
2. Honda CRV
3. Hyundai i-20( for in city commute)
4. Honda City-
5. Hyundai i-10( for wife)
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Old 27th October 2009, 23:38   #545
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I won't mention Audis and other high profile cars that are built here since they would just steamroll the more "normal" competition.

1. Hyundai Santro (near bullet proof reliability)
2. Hyundai i20 (possibly the best car on the market right now, considering that hatchbacks are the best sellers in India)
3. Honda City ANHC (the perfect mid segment/price car)
4. Fiat Linea (the heart throb car)
5. Skoda Superb (the halo car for the Indian market. Beyond that, everything's in a different league altogether)
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Old 4th November 2009, 00:34   #546
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My List (Includes only Indian cars) :
It covers only the cars under the 15L bracket. I don't know much about/haven't driven the higher end cars.

1. Fiat Linea T-Jet (Assuming it's launched )
2. ANHC
3. Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX/S10
4. Skoda Octavia vRS
5. OHC Vtec.
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Old 5th November 2009, 23:45   #547
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Baleno
OHC VTEC
Honda CRV
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
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In order of preference
Audi TT
Octavia vRS
Cruze
Civic S
Ford Fiesta S
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Dream Indian Garage -
1. Superb - the showoff
2. Endeavor - the imposer
3. Civic S - the chic
4. Linea - the italian drool (ferrari, monica bellucci - need more reasons)
5. Swift DDIS - the fun

sigh... back to reality
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Presuming we're talking India and Indian roads.
City Drive: i10
Weekends: 2009 Cedia Sports
Highways: Innova
Off-Road: Gypsy / Gurkha 4x4
Show-sha: Chevy Cruze
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My list in order of preference (not considering the A.S.S. factor):

Sports sedan (where no-bumps great handling starts) - BMW 5-series variants
Ultimate 4x4 - Porsche Cayenne
More-or-less luxurious - Skoda Superb
Good all round sedan (given Indian roads, price) - Maruti Suzuki SX4
People's car - Indica V2 variants

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My top 5 Indian cars of all time are as below
1. Maruti 800
2. Maruti Swift
3. Ford Ikon
4. Skoda Octavia RS
5. Honda Civic
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1. Maruti Suzuki 800: believe me when i say this, it could go anywhere(hilly terrain), any road, get parked anywhere(Yes, space is a concern in Shimla) and could be repaired by anyone including you(been there).
2. HM Ambassador: Sheer Comfort
3. Hyundai Santro: Have driven it a lot so am biased towards it
4. Honda City VTEC: Own it now and love it to no end
5. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy: Best Fun Offroader. used to be fascinated by its control over snow(with steel chains on the tyres)
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1.The good old M800
2. Hyundai Getz
3. Honda Civic
4. Octavia vrs
5. BMW 5-series
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1-> Skoda Superb
2-> Honda CR-V
3-> Chevrolet Cruze
4-> Honda Civic
5-> Hyundai i10
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