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Old 18th September 2008, 10:56   #1
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My uncle is upgrading from his lancer diesel and he has zeroed in on the Chevrolet Captiva. The vehicle is fully loaded and comes at a price of 22lacs on road.

The options which my uncle had in that range were
1) Honda Crv- Drawback was that it comes only in petrol. The main requirement was for low maintainence as the daily travel is about 40kms.

2) GV- Same problem as of the CRV. Petrol!

3) Ford endy- This is a diff problem as there are no showrooms in mysore and the nearest one is in blr plus the expensive ford service as compared to the 2 year service package we are getting with the captiva.

4) Hyundai Tuscon: Well the real reason for this being dropped was the sales figures which were not impressive.
So all Bhpians are we doing the right thing by going for this Car? I dont have time on my hand as the vehicle is expected tomm.

PS: Going higher up the order i dont see many options unless you add a 10 lac to the sum which is not intended.
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Old 18th September 2008, 10:59   #2
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Congrats, I think its a wise decision given the circumstances & the options you've listed. I really like the looks & the road presence of the Captiva - my only gripe being that, despite that steep price they haven't got the AWD/4WD option in yet, would have been a sure winner all the way then.
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Congrats. Captiva is for sure a good option. Added advantage is that it is diesel.
What color you have chosen? I love that Poly silver. It looks awesome
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The chosen color is Black.

@suman: the Awd scenario was not looked at much because there is a Jeep to do the duty so this wont be required for that terrain.

Can anyone tell me the pricing of the other vehicles like GV, CRV and Tuscon?
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The chosen color is Black.
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Can anyone tell me the pricing of the other vehicles like GV, CRV and Tuscon?
GV - around 15L
CRV - around 20L
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Thats a good decision. Hope you will be getting 3 years warranty and w/o service charges for the same period. I keep seeing in tv ads from GM's MD that these are free of cost upto 3 years...
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If daily travel is only 40 kms IMHO there should be no issues with the difference in terms of fuel costs per km.

Cost per Km = kmpl/ cost of fuel.

Lets say the difference in cost/km for diesel and petrol is Rs 3/-.
That is only Rs 120 a day or 2640 (22 days) per month or 31680 a year.

For someone buying a car worth 22,00,000 IMHO it should not be a deal breaker.

no offence meant.
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Ya bblost i do agree with you. If it wa smy vehicle i would have done this calculation but as it is my uncles i would find it tough to conivince him. Lets see after reading all comments i will come at a conclusion.
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If daily travel is only 40 kms IMHO there should be no issues with the difference in terms of fuel costs per km.

Cost per Km = kmpl/ cost of fuel.

Lets say the difference in cost/km for diesel and petrol is Rs 3/-.
That is only Rs 120 a day or 2640 (22 days) per month or 31680 a year.

For someone buying a car worth 22,00,000 IMHO it should not be a deal breaker.

no offence meant.
But do you think his uncle to keep it ONLY for 40KMs per day? Once he tastes the comfort and light on pocket feature, then I am sure its going to be on highways on most weekend
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Well there is a trip to the ooty almost once a month. But still am thinking with the price difference of close to 7 lacs between the GV and the Captiva!! Am confused. Where are the GV owners.
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From what i have gathered from our forum itself, the GV is scheduled for an upgrade, So it would'nt be very wise to go for the GV now. Where as the captiva is a new vehicle, so i think its overall a good choice right now.
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But still am thinking with the price difference of close to 7 lacs between the GV and the Captiva!! .
The 22 you've mentioned is on-road; I don't think the GV is 15 on road. But yes, there is still a substantial difference.
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GV manual is around 15 on road.
The saving with diesel won't really offset the price difference.
So make your calculations(EMI/month difference, and Petrol Diesel price difference/month)


Samurai and Sudev are two GV owners who take their GV to places it should go, maybe you should PM them.
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If you are not in a hurry to book the vehicle, its worth the wait for the launch of VW Tiguan which is expected to be within the 25 laks range. Audi Q5 would come to the market anytime too. Both these new launches are feature filled and very stylish in my opinion which will put all the existing CRV, GV, Captiva, Tuscon and all the similar names few kilometers behind in style and features ! I had almost made up my mind to book the CRV end of August 2008, but someone helped me realise the new launches which are way above comparison in every aspect.

Why to drive around an existing SUV brand when many new launches are happening within 4 months ? !!
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Well there is a trip to the ooty almost once a month. But still am thinking with the price difference of close to 7 lacs between the GV and the Captiva!! Am confused. Where are the GV owners.
You can PM Samurai I guess. He would more than happy to help you. You can also visit some of his threads which will showcase "what you are suppose to do with GV"
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