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Old 26th July 2008, 00:50   #31
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If you don't need 4x4/AWD then spring for the CRV 2.0. This is the vehicle that will probably keep it's value the most amongst the ones you short listed. I figure you will do max about 10,000 kilometers a year and for that kind of usage, it doesn't make sense to pay the premium for the diesel. I would rule out the Endeavour since the back row comfort is bumpy with the leaf spring rear suspension. The Captiva is about 5 lakhs more than the CRV 2.0 and the GV and the only advantage it has over them is the fantastic diesel engine. With your usage, I am not sure if it is worth paying that much a premium for diesel. If you need 4x4/AWD consider the GV/CRV 4WD.
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Old 26th July 2008, 10:33   #32
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there is no way a captiva is 5 lacs more than the crv. maybe just about that much more than a gv.
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Old 26th July 2008, 10:54   #33
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a captiva costs about 23 lakhs on road in mumbai and a CRV 2.0 costs about 22 lakhs. so its just a difference of a lakh.
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Why test drive just 2 ? TD all of them.

Anyways, I am not an expert but seeing your requirements my suggested preferential sequence will be:

1st. Honda CRV 2.0 (Best comfort, easy service, good resale, design stability, mileage not an issue for you)
2nd. Chevy Captiva
3rd. Ford Endeavour
4th. Suzuki GV
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Old 26th July 2008, 13:18   #35
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I am getting the price details of my short listed models as days pass. Here is what I got from whitefield honda for CRV 2.0 (my first choice as of now)

Exshowroom: 17,75000/-
Road Tax: 2,73353/-
Insurance: 61,606/-
Handling: 8500/- (registration etc.)
Ext warranty: 5800/- (Optional for 3rd year warranty)
On-road = 21, 24260/-

Will be getting the other quotations next week as I am stuck with some work. Its a special feeling and thrill comparing prices and features when you seriously want to own a 'big' car ! I dont want to spoil that thrill by making hasty decisions and conclusions too fast !
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Why test drive just 2 ? TD all of them.
None of the showrooms in bangalore have a 2L version to TD.. They have the 2.4L version..
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Old 27th July 2008, 10:52   #37
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Showrooms may not have a TD vehicle (specially when CRV is a 100% imported product), but they somehow arrange one when the enquiry is serious and convincing ! Probably one that belongs to the dealership management.

My bro-in-law had same issue when he wanted a beemer few months back, dealer arranged the TD in 24 hours, I guess it belonged to an existing owner but with permission. I have read the same in few other threads too that sales staff declaring "sorry sir, no TD car". My advise and experience; "If there is a will, there is a way".

I have been reading too many reviews on my short listed models. Somewhere I read CRV 2.4 and 2.0 had just 1 second difference in the 0-100 kmph testing ! Another problem with 100% imported cars is, latest face-lift is not always available in India.
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My short listed models are:
1. Honda CRV 2.0 (best design I like, but only petrol)
2. Suzuki GV (great inspiration from Samurai san posts)
3. Ford Endeavour (so far no clear user reviews)
4. Chevy Captiva (user reviews very few)
Latest update: I have dropped ford ende and chevy captiva from the list. Now the tug of war is between CRV and GV for few days which should end up in a TD of both. Suggestions, guidelines, user opinions welcome !cheers:
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Guys I have decided to buy an Innova this month & am getting a 25k discount on the G4 model (cash Down).

Now, should I go ahead & place my order or Wait for the face lifted model because, as can be seen from the pics(some where on this forum), there is not any great change in the body besides the head & tail lights. I don't expect any changes in the interiors too.

Would the newer model drastically affect the resale value of the current Innova as I plan to keep it for about 2 years time & then upgrade to a better SUV kind of vehicle as I don't like any from the current lot of diesel SUV's available.

I was waiting for Toyota to launch the fortuner but since they have not launched it in the past 3 years , I've been waiting for it. But as I do need the vehicle now.
I do need suggestions.

Running is expected to be about 20-25000 kms per year.
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car_crazy1400.

I think it is a smart move. Innova holds it's value and two years down the line there will be more choices in the SUV market. Hopefully Toyota will wake up from it's slumber, or the diesel CRV/Outlander will be here.
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Exshowroom: 17,75000/-
Road Tax: 2,73353/-
Insurance: 61,606/-
Handling: 8500/- (registration etc.)
Ext warranty: 5800/- (Optional for 3rd year warranty)
On-road = 21, 24260/-


AFAIK, My CR-V 2.0 costed below 19 lacs on road... including 5 year road tax.. 50% discount on insurance, and extended warranty...

I ll check and re confirm...

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While I do not have break up but I wrote a cheque of 14.10 (including - free accessories worth 25k) for my GV on road.
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