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Old 5th August 2010, 15:39   #181
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Now why will I buy the Alto K10 to the more good looking and better specced A-star?

I am paying slightly more amount but I am getting much more car here.
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Vxi on road price in Bangalore - 3,92,000/- don't know how its increased in 24 hrs

If I do an remap and CAI, it will not cost me more than 40K, really in thniking if I should trade my 2007 Alto for this one. My car gives me regular 20+ FE, I have fitted internally adjusted orvs on both side, parking sensors, fog lamps and 12v socket, so the extra I may get is the power, but for that a wopping 60K increase in not justified, my car's on road price was 3,32,000/-
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1) Its a brand new car its bigger and better in many ways than the old one.
2) It has king of petrol engines lying in the bay.
3) Power it oozes in not only best in segment but better than upper segment cars.
4) You will get better FE.
5) AC will perform better than old one and city / highway drivability will be much much better.

50K for all these is not a bad deal at all. I am ready to bet minimum of 2 month waiting period to start with. To me the old Alto now does not make a sense at all.
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Now why will I buy the Alto K10 to the more good looking and better specced A-star?

I am paying slightly more amount but I am getting much more car here.
1. Alto k10 is definitely more faster and more thrill to drive than the A-Star.
2. Alto has better space than the A-Star and more importantly feels less claustrophobic and has better boot.
3. It costs less.
4. Its more fuel effieicent.
5. Cost of ownership will be very low compared to A-Star.
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Hey today's Times of India paper has a full page ad of the Alto K10 and mentions that this is an introductory price.

Guess based on the demand they will hike the prices by 10-15k, this is only my guess though
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1. Alto k10 is definitely more faster and more thrill to drive than the A-Star.
2. Alto has better space than the A-Star and more importantly feels less claustrophobic and has better boot.
3. It costs less.
4. Its more fuel effieicent.
5. Cost of ownership will be very low compared to A-Star.
I dont see much different with 80-100 kg weight but yes I do agree that Alto might be more aerodynamic. But that should not gain more than a second.

2. I doubt better space, but yes boot might be bigger. I will still feel at home in the A-star.

3. For the difference in Price I feel A-star to be much better built with some additional features thrown in. A-star is today's car compared to Alto which belongs to Genghiz Khan's regime.

5. In real world driving I dont see that much of a difference between 19.6 kmpl and 20.2 kmpl.

6. Well, its a cheap car so yes cost of ownership will be low. But will I buy an Alto for 3.5? I would really think hard on this one. There are better cars available from competing companies too.

Just my opinion.
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Old 5th August 2010, 16:15   #187
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Default Competition heating up-Hyundai i10

Hi Guys, It seems that Hyundai is coming up with a response- i10 1 L Kappa . more news below:

Power play by Alto, i10: Rediff.com Business

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1. Alto k10 is definitely more faster and more thrill to drive than the A-Star.
2. Alto has better space than the A-Star and more importantly feels less claustrophobic and has better boot.
3. It costs less.
4. Its more fuel effieicent.
5. Cost of ownership will be very low compared to A-Star.
For all our talk of safety and how important it is, I see no mention of safety in your post. And how will the cost of ownership be very low. The regular consumables will be almost identical for both given the same engine.
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Superb reviews, great pics!! Do I sense an old man's eye behind the lens?!!

The car even has a CAI - modders, go berserk!!!
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This car has a power to weight ratio of 88 BHP / Tonne...enough to smoke some C segment sedans, leave aside B segment hatchbacks.

P.S. : This car proves that you don't have to spend money to have fun. Its quick in stock form. Add an exhaust, better tyres and a potential remap...you are looking at well over 110 BHP / Ton. In character, somewhat similar to the OHC Vtec.

P.P.S : I'm willing to bet you are looking at a future Tuner favourite here. Get this, the power to weight ratio in stock form is better than the 8 lakh rupee Sx4!
Exactly my thought when I read the power and the weight of the car! Just bump the power by 9 BHP, and you have a 100 BHP per ton car. K&N with CAI, Iridium plugs, synth oil and FFE - and you have a scorcher that even some C segment cars have to wary of, on the track as well as on the highway!
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you have a scorcher that even some C segment cars have to wary of, on the track as well as on the highway!
Not on the track for sure, not with that feather light electric power steering but one heck of a car within the city.

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I am worried about the people getting excited with 0-100 figures of the new Alto. What about safety in case someone is doing high speed that also in a small car 'alto'. It cannot be compared with the C segment cars as they will be atleast more safe at higher speed (even without ABS+Airbags).
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I liked the overall shape / facelift given to the current Alto. Most of it looks in proportion. However, if this car would have been from TATA stable, it would have immediately got criticized for lack of finnesse / fit & finish, which, no one on this forum has pointed out. Case in point - white circle in the pic.

Obviously you either haven't been to the earlier thread or missed the comment right above the 2nd picture on this post(check out the link below). Bouquets and brickbats, both are welcome, as long as one can substantiate it.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post2009162 (Maruti plans to relaunch Alto with 1000cc K-series engine)

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Nice review. I am happy to see that people can own this rocket at such a low price. It will be great fun to drive in the city. Many people i know, dont buy alto because its AC is not powerful. Now those people will also buy this car. Lets see how it sales in real world.

I guess this Alto will compete more with Maruti's cars only than others. It will compete with old Alto, Estilo, A-star & new Wagon R as well. It will surely eat some portion of all these cars. Also it will eat shares of Santro, Spark & Beat. Others has to think quickly to some good solution to compete with this car
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Superb reviews, great pics!! Do I sense an old man's eye behind the lens?!!
1. If you're talking about age when you say "old man", my wife will have a fit if she sees this !

2. If by "old man", you are comparing to THE Old Man on the forum, known for his inimitable wizardry using his cannon:
a. You just made me a very happy man, since I had to shoot the pics/post-process! He is incomparable, and I guess I'm lucky to have him as a teacher
b. I'm not sure THE Old Man might like the comparison though! Be prepared if you find him outside your house with a shotgun tonight, using his 100-400 mm lens as a view-finder !

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Exactly my thought when I read the power and the weight of the car! Just bump the power by 9 BHP, and you have a 100 BHP per ton car. K&N with CAI, Iridium plugs, synth oil and FFE - and you have a scorcher that even some C segment cars have to wary of, on the track as well as on the highway!
Speed is the biggest inherent trait of this car. However, handling is not. I would think that rather than making it faster, if tuners can work on improving its handling, no further tuning will ever be needed on this car.
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1. If you're talking about age when you say "old man", my wife will have a fit if she sees this !

2. If by "old man", you are comparing to THE Old Man on the forum, known for his inimitable wizardry using his cannon:
a. You just made me a very happy man, since I had to shoot the pics/post-process! He is incomparable, and I guess I'm lucky to have him as a teacher
b. I'm not sure THE Old Man might like the comparison though! Be prepared if you find him outside your house with a shotgun tonight, using his 100-400 mm lens as a view-finder !

Let me put it this way then - you are a pretty good student
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