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Old 19th May 2009, 14:19   #1
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Default At last i am upgrading to a new dream car ! - The All New Honda City

Even though I do not believe as much in “Love at First Sight”, It is very important for me to like and fall in love with anything before I own it. It should create a WoW feeling and a urge like “I must own it now”.

When I had bought my first car in 2002, FIAT Palio did the same thing to me. Palio 12 ELX-PS, what a car it was.
Myself, wife and daughter have enjoyed a lot on long drives. We have a Palio Sweet Memories collection.

Since august last year , I was thinking of upgrading to a new car. With downturn foreseen, high interest rates, lack of choices as well as non availability of any model that creates WoW feeling, kept me away from the show rooms till March 2009.

At last I made a decision to upgrade, went through most of the test drive reports / ownership reports etc posted on T-BHP forums. Talked to several people including self proclaimed experts / advisors, people who have bought more than 10 cars in their 25 years of driving life, read several automotive magazine reviews, visited show rooms have a look at the choices, colleagues, friends etc.

But test drove only one car, that created the WoW feeling.
I am going to own one in next 2-3 days. Already made the
payments and completed the formalities. Now waiting…..

Any guesses ?

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Hazarding a guess from my end, Is it a Linea? You seemed to have been wowed by the Fiat, hence the inference.
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me thinks Getz Crdi considering the VFM and WoW factor.
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Definitely It's a Fiat Linea
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Hazarding a guess from my end, Is it a Linea? You seemed to have been wowed by the Fiat, hence the inference.
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me thinks Getz Crdi considering the VFM and WoW factor.
Even i think it has to be either one of these
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me thinks Getz Crdi considering the VFM and WoW factor.
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Even i think it has to be either one of these

The Getz is out of the question for the post is in the Sedans section.
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Hazarding a guess from my end, Is it a Linea? You seemed to have been wowed by the Fiat, hence the inference.
Strongly feels its the Linea.
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Probably the Cedia
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Im doubly sure it is a Linea as the owner list in increasing day by day in T-BHP.
I doubt it is Cedia as it is priced high.If
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Linea all the way.. The way you loved Fiat - its easy to fall for another model from the same stable!!! I am certain its the Linea.. I think taking it forward i think its the 1.3 diesel version !!!!
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Though I'm a Linea owner and am hoping his choice is a Linea, I'm hazarding a guess that it's the Fiesta 1.6. In any case come off it SV and disclose it. Kill the suspense!
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Guys,

The only other car that created a WoW in me was SKODA Laura. but it was well beyond my budget.

this might provide you additional inputs to make your guesses (:-)))
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I guess its the Linea !!! I doubt if it could be a Verna , Fiesta or a ANHC. Bring it on!
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Octavia it is then. Definitely that.
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Honda Civic or Corrola Altis or Fiat Linea.
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