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Old 24th August 2009, 15:29   #181
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Have you TDed both. Atleast to compare "Stiffness" of a suspension ?
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That statement indicates you had driven Fortuner- have you?
My friend in Qatar drives Fortuner. While his collegue drives a CRV. Both agree on the short comings either of these. And if they were to buy again, they make the same choice again.
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My friend in Qatar drives Fortuner. While his collegue drives a CRV. Both agree on the short comings either of these. And if they were to buy again, they make the same choice again.
Is there a 7 lacs price difference in Qatar as well?
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My friend in Qatar drives Fortuner. While his collegue drives a CRV. Both agree on the short comings either of these. And if they were to buy again, they make the same choice again.
I guess one of them likes going off the beaten track while the other just drives to the supermarket?
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Is there a 7 lacs price difference in Qatar as well?
Not 7lakhs. But between 4~4.5lakhs.
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I guess one of them likes going off the beaten track while the other just drives to the supermarket?
Could be my friend likes to jump off the cliff. While his collegue like to drive up the cliff.

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Actually, on the open highways, the new CRV can go a lot quicker, more safely and comfortably than any other SUV in that price range, Fortuner included. The latest CRV drives as well as a sedan. It is just the recent price increases that have made it unviable. At the Rs 22/24 lakhs on road price point, it was a very good package.
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fair point.
so how much does 18.38 lac ex Showroom BLR become in terms of OTR BLR?
add about 2-2.5 lacs atleast - say about 20.5 to 21 OTR BLR?
Still very expensive by my standards.
but as far as I am concerned the silly old CRV, Captiva and other wannabes can roll over and expire!
I think the Fortuner will squash the competition completely with its genetic make-up and tough pedigree!
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The website shows 18.38 lakhs in Bangalore, ex-showroom. Excellent pricing .

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Actually, on the open highways, the new CRV can go a lot quicker, more safely and comfortably than any other SUV in that price range, Fortuner included. The latest CRV drives as well as a sedan. It is just the recent price increases that have made it unviable. At the Rs 22/24 lakhs on road price point, it was a very good package.
Making an SUV starting from a car's platform and then trying and making it handle like car in the process loosing the SUV bit... how stupid can it be? If I want dynamics, why do I want an SUV at first place?
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The latest CRV drives as well as a sedan. It is just the recent price increases that have made it unviable. At the Rs 22/24 lakhs on road price point, it was a very good package.
You are correct, but, even at 22/24 On-road, why would people buy a CRV for its sedan-like capabilities? There are so many better sedans available. IMHO.
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Pricing is ok but there's a catch, Toyota are adamant on selling accessories worth 1.5L on initial Fortuners. Local dealer says company has made it mandatory, I lambasted both the company & the dealer for this.
Toyota seems to have learned this bad habit from Maruti. With 1.5L waste of accessories, Fortuner is no more a sweet deal.
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Had a talk with my dealer. He says already booked solid till December or may be January. Only manual for now but AT will be launched shortly (cant give any time frame).

And perhaps the best news : Local assembly of Camry may start next year (when Toyota's new plant goes on stream.)
Now that will give a very tough fight to Superb and Accord.
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You are correct, but, even at 22/24 On-road, why would people buy a CRV for its sedan-like capabilities? There are so many better sedans available. IMHO.
It is as good as any sedan at the price. In addition it gives you a better view, scenic and of the developing traffic, better ground clearance, more internal flexibility for people/luggage combinations, easier ingress/egress, and the pose value of a SUV. For what that is worth to you maybe the last does not count, but lots of people buy SUVs for pose value. At its price point, it does exactly what the BMW X5 does at its point.
And a lot of them were sold at that price, which sort of clinches the argument, don't you agree?
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At its price point, it does exactly what the BMW X5 does at its point.
And a lot of them were sold at that price, which sort of clinches the argument, don't you agree?
Nope, I don't agree . But TEHO.
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Pricing is ok but there's a catch, Toyota are adamant on selling accessories worth 1.5L on initial Fortuners. Local dealer says company has made it mandatory, I lambasted both the company & the dealer for this.
Toyota seems to have learned this bad habit from Maruti. With 1.5L waste of accessories, Fortuner is no more a sweet deal.
. It is not like Toyota to pull a stunt like this, and if they have really done this, egg on all our faces, including theirs!
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And a lot of them were sold at that price, which sort of clinches the argument, don't you agree?
Yes but not for car like handling or dynamics!
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Yes but not for car like handling or dynamics!
I was impressed when I drove it. I did not buy it because I was just coming off a 2004 CRV and wanted a change. And I remember that Karthikeyan had rated it very highly, above some sedans I cannot recall...let me check my book rack. Here we are - above the Fiesta 1.6 S, the Civic and the Cedia. Decent handling cars, that lot.
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