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Old 19th September 2006, 21:12   #1
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My BIL is looking for a replacement for his esteem. Wants a car/SUV with a high seating position as he claims he gets blinded by headlights. Budget is 5-7 lakhs. Guys what are your experiences?
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Santro, WagonR and Fusion. Fusion would be the best of the three
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The tavera would be ideal but it would stretch your budget a little bit.
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I'd say Safari or Innova.
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My BIL is looking for a replacement for his esteem. Wants a car/SUV with a high seating position as he claims he gets blinded by headlights. Budget is 5-7 lakhs. Guys what are your experiences?
Tata Safari DICOR. Starts at 6.4 lakh
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Tata Safari DICOR. Starts at 6.4 lakh
Exactly... even the scorpio satisfies your criteria... IMO Santro, WagonR, and even fusion dont offer you that high a seating position that you may steer clear of the oncoming high beamers....
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The Ford Fusion fits your requirements perfectly.
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I feel Fusion would provide more comfort compared to others and comes within the budget.
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Old 19th September 2006, 23:18   #9
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BTW even truck drivers complain of headlight glares.So going higher may not necessarily mean avoiding the headlight glare altogether.
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My BIL is looking for a replacement for his esteem. Wants a car/SUV with a high seating position as he claims he gets blinded by headlights. Budget is 5-7 lakhs. Guys what are your experiences?

Going high does not mean cutting glare.I have travelled in a Qualis and also drive a Versa..not much difference.But the height does make a difference in day driving..especially on bad roads..one can spot potholes/bad patches from quite a distance.

As regards your query,there is no better value for money than a Versa DX2;the ever reliable 1.3l Esteem Engine with the best Suzuki Technology at a steal.Review other similar cars and you will find no other product close to this value for money package.Yes,it looks bland.But fit a spoiler and a set of alloys,paint the door handles to match body colour and then see the difference.

It is a treat to drive in the city and parks itself almost anywhere..as easy as the Omni.

Buy the Versa if you are more of a city commuter.You will never regret it.
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first of all,changing your car because the oncomung car's headlights blind you sounds senseless but to each his own.
the best bet would be to choose from either safari,scorpio or the fusion.
if he likes to drive and is inclined towards petrol engines,look no further...the fusion is your answer
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My BIL is looking for a replacement for his esteem. Wants a car/SUV with a high seating position as he claims he gets blinded by headlights.
If the concern is getting blinded by headlights, well here is a googly.

Get yourself Phillips Rally 100/90W bulbs. I think H4 is the one for Esteem. You can also think about 130W. Well then you might have the rest of Goa complaining about getting blinded
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Santro, WagonR and Fusion. Fusion would be the best of the three
I would add Swift to this list.
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Filcord,

If I were your BIL, i'd plonk for the Scorpio. He'll have to get used to driving an SUV after driving a low slung car. Except for its iffy handling, the Scorpio is a great vehicle to have.
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If the concern is getting blinded by headlights, well here is a googly.

Get yourself Phillips Rally 100/90W bulbs. I think H4 is the one for Esteem. You can also think about 130W. Well then you might have the rest of Goa complaining about getting blinded

Additionaly mount some high power spot lamps preferably on the roof, if the lights of the oncoming truck blind you just switch them on and watch them miraculously dip their high beams.
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