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Old 1st May 2009, 13:37   #1
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Hi guy's. Which in your opinion will be the best car to be deployed as a call centre cab for pick up and drop facility. The car would be run in a radius of 100 km's in city. It should be preferably a 7-8 seater one with low maintainence costs. Do you think Maruti Omni(LPG) would be suitable for such a thing. Given it's low costs, and within city travelling I think it should suit this job perfect. Please roll on with your suggestions. They will be highly called for and appreciated.
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It would make business sense to get the omni 8 seater as it would be very cheap, but keep in mind employees will crib about its lack of any comfort when you squeeze 7 people in it.

Are you planning to get your own fleet?
Would advise against it as costs will be pretty high. Have you explored the option of vendors?
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tata magic is another option
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OMNI 8-Seater is the best option.. cheap and low maintenance!
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xylo maybe? one of the cheaper comfortable 7-seaters out there.

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Yeah, just came to know that Omni does'nt have any A.C. model too. So I will have to get an external a.c. fitted to it. Do you think it's workable.
I am exploring the option of vendors but we dont have any registered commercial vehicles in our city. So that will be a problem. Why would owning an own fleet prove costly. What do you think of leasing?

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It would make business sense to get the omni 8 seater as it would be very cheap, but keep in mind employees will crib about its lack of any comfort when you squeeze 7 people in it.

Are you planning to get your own fleet?
Would advise against it as costs will be pretty high. Have you explored the option of vendors?
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Magic ! i dont think call center employees would want to travel in that !

TATA WINGER is more like it
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Bolero XL ! Comfortable, Sturdy, AC, Spacious !
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Winger plesae. or tavera.

No self respecting call center would want to literally stuff its staff into an Omni as a permanent arrangement.
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Why isn't anyone suggesting the current favorite in call center cabs - the Tata Sumo ?

The tata Winger is an option but IMO - it gets a little cramped inside in the 12/13 seater version.
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Yeah My bad. I guess Omni is totally out. It just struck my mind today morn. actually when I was thinking about the scheme our company was offering to it's distributors.
But I guess Winger is a nice option. Came to know by reading a few threads that winger is being used by a lot of call centres in Bangy. Could anyone tell me about it's mileage and maintainence costs.

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In terms of employee comfort, nothing beats the Innova. Don't know how cheap it is to maintain it though.
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Winger will be too big IMO.
The options IMO best suited to your requirements are :

1) Tata Sumo.
2) Chevrolet Tavera.
3) Mahindra Xylo. This latest entrant is selling in good numbers and is very comfortable.
4) Toyota Innova. The best of all the four cars listed. But its quite expensive to buy in the first place.
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Be realistic guys! how many call centres provide their employees with travel luxuries like AC, pushback seats etc? How many companies give Innovas for call centre cabs? Points to be considered would be safe, decently comfortable, min time travel.

isldhn, most of them use Indicabs or Sumo/Tavera (and Temp travellers in case of bigger sized orgs) in Bangalore with each vehicle/s covering a part of the city. Winger is also an option, but its more flexible to have 2 sumo's instead of 1 winger as you can split the route into two & save on travel time. Vendor managed travel would be easier on you as the logistics are taken care by them.

Look at Winger or Sumo/Tavera combinations depending on your load & your $$ factor.

Note: If you observe, recession seem to have taken a toll on the callcentre cabs in Blore. You dont see soo many of them at nights nowadays unlike before. Companies are moving towards cheaper, bigger modes of transport like buses & vans for mass movement instead of individual drops till the door steps.

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Suggested options:

1. Tata Winger

2. Used Qualis

3. Chevy Tavera

4. Mahindra Xylo
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