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Old 8th June 2007, 18:06   #1
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* Cars short listed : Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Laura elegance (in the same order)

* Price range : 10 - 17 lakhs

* Maintenance & After Sales Service (A.S.S.) expectations :
the lesser and cheaper the better

* Average distance traveled per month:
1500-2000kms minimum

* Where car will be mostly used (city / highway / rough roads etc):
300/700/300 Occasional trips of over 1000kms

* Chauffer driven / self driven:
mostly self driven

* Whether the vehicle will be shared by other members of family:
no

* Any specific requirements from car (ex. Better luggage space, responsive engine, rear seat comfort) responsive engine, good handling and driver comfort.

* How long you intend on keeping this car (and how important resale is to you)
3-5 years resale is important.

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I would really love the endeavour but wish it had more power, it would be perfect. I heard it was going to be launched this month but no updates have been made after that. we need the car within 1 month. Any idea when the grand vitara crdi would be launched ???

please help

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There is already a thread discussing the Grand Vitara.. Suggest you follow up on that. and from the above list i suggest the Hyundai Tucson

The Skoda will be more expensive to maintain.. Also have you checked out the new Sonata Embera 6 Speed..

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I will also suggest for Hyundai Tucson. Skoda's Running and mainatanance cost is high.

Btw How about Innova V ?
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We already have an innova in the family.
How would the resale of the embera crdi be in say 3 years time. I am guessing it would be pretty bad because i havent seen a single one on the road.

Do you think it is worth waiting for the endeavour crdi because i really love the macho looks, i dont mind waiting for a month .
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How about Hyunda Sonata CRDI?
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How about Hyunda Sonata CRDI?
Doesnt it have a really really bad resale value
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Highway driving = Safety.

Choice One : Save some money and buy an Octavia TDi. Great all round car. Nice resale. Pretty neat to drive.

Choice Two : Spend some more money and pick up the Laura. Two steps above the Octavia in everything. Fully-loaded has some nice features. Look within the reviews section for a drive report.

Choice Three : Wait for the Vitara or the new Endeavour. The current endeavour sucks in ride quality / engine response and you will hate it.
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Highway driving = Safety.

Choice One : Save some money and buy an Octavia TDi. Great all round car. Nice resale. Pretty neat to drive.

Choice Two : Spend some more money and pick up the Laura. Two steps above the Octavia in everything. Fully-loaded has some nice features. Look within the reviews section for a drive report.

Choice Three : Wait for the Vitara or the new Endeavour. The current endeavour sucks in ride quality / engine response and you will hate it.
As you can see i kept the laura as my last choice even though the cheaper elegance model is within my budget because of the horror stories i heard about skoda a/s/s.
Any news on the endeavour crdi launch date would be greatly appreciated, i dont think the vitara crdi would be launched within a month.

One more thing i forgot to mention is that a considerable distance would be driven on bad roads / mildly off road conditions where higher ground clearance would be a boon. So slightly more inclined to suvs.
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Tuscon is a solid machine and highly rated in quality and safety in US itself. With CRDi engine, space and smooth gear it is the safest best in there in that range.

Hyundai's A.S.S is as good as its resale value. In this small country called Brunei, of just 3.5 lakh people, Tucson sold more than 600 units till date and selling more!

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Tuscon is a solid machine and highly rated in quality and safety in US itself. With CRDi engine, space and smooth gear it is the safest best in there in that range.

Hyundai's A.S.S is as good as its resale value. In this small country called Brunei, of just 3.5 lakh people, Tucson sold more than 600 units till date and selling more!
Tucson i feel is too small for an suv plus i would really like a third row of seats. I guess tucson is my only choice if the endeavour crdi is not launched too soon.

Also can anyone tell me the average service cost of a laura ???
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a new endy with a 140bhp engine is supposedly coming out sometime now.
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a new endy with a 140bhp engine is supposedly coming out sometime now.
That is a major problem it was supposed to be coming from a long time now
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otherwise i suggest you get the laura. the sonata is supposed to have a very small powerband.
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* Cars short listed : Ford Endeavour, Hyundai Tucson, Skoda Laura elegance (in the same order)

* Price range : 10 - 17 lakhs

* Maintenance & After Sales Service (A.S.S.) expectations : the lesser and cheaper the better

Tata Safari Dicor VXi..
Top end version
Price -- 12 L
Maintainence -- Negligible
comfort --
1. Leather seats
2. DVD system with 2 screens at headrest
3. ABS / Airbags / central locking
4. Take it anywhere with the 4x4 (standard on VXi)
5. Roof Mounted A/C with twin aircon controls
6. Looks good.. dont mess with me attitude.
7. Best in class suspensions.. you will not feel the bad roads.

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We had very bad experiences with tata products and there is no way mty dad would buy a tata product ever
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