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Skoda Octavia 1.9TDI 194 23.12%
Honda CRV 161 19.19%
Honda Accord 296 35.28%
Honda City 55 6.56%
Chevy Forester 62 7.39%
Chevy Optra 23 2.74%
Mahindra Scorpio 48 5.72%
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Old 22nd February 2008, 10:29   #226
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Skoda, but with RS badge. Didn't vote as it is not listed here. Good cars like Cedia is also missed.
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Old 22nd February 2008, 21:53   #227
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Honda Accord - sheer presence, perfectly sized, amazing power,great comforts.. gives all what you need.
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Old 8th March 2008, 11:16   #228
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Has to be the accord the RS is for track Days......the suspension is too stiff for being the ONLY CAR.......
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Old 27th July 2008, 01:41   #229
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My vote for the Octavia 1.9 TDi. Caters to the requirements given in the original first post. Here's why:
  1. Sufficient power for both city and highway (although not a racer!).
  2. Sufficient space for 2 kids at the back. Actually even 2 adults as long as they are not 6 feet plus.
  3. Not much longer than most C-segment sedans.
  4. Very good fuel economy (even if prices of petrol and diesel were to be the same, the TDi has better economy).
  5. Good build quality.
  6. Pricing and VFM.
  7. Perhaps still one of the best-looking cars in India. Has spot-on proportioning and good detailing. Never liked Japanese-Korean aesthetics anyways.
Service is an issue but then you don't get everything!
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Old 27th July 2008, 22:24   #230
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I voted for Skoda 1.9 from the list. And I second what ever architect said.

To add on...
8. Dollops of Torque
9. Boot Bed
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Old 27th July 2008, 22:31   #231
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CR-V. If I were to keep just one car, then it would be this. Good handling for UV, power, and moreover, better ground clearence than a sedan. And better for crossing the mini seas that come up on our roads.
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Old 28th July 2008, 01:27   #232
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Just an observation, nearly 70% of the votes have been taken up by just 3 cars, out of which two are Hondas and one is a Skoda. Says quite a few things about the Indian Automotive scene and its perception with people. (however, one may argue that the contestants of the poll itself are debatable)
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Old 28th July 2008, 09:24   #233
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Scorpio any day for me.
But preferably the new MHAWK with the HYBRID engine (looking to the future)

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Old 28th July 2008, 10:54   #234
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Well i would go with the City because i have one but the Accord is sure to me my next car if i can afford it. Well Civic could also be a good trade off.
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Old 28th July 2008, 10:58   #235
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I've voted for the Octy. I would prefer the RS version. Simply great. However if I had to put down my hard earned money and buy a car today, I would pick the Chevrolet SR-V. Large interiors and IMO the best looks of any sub 15 lakh car.
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Old 11th August 2008, 11:49   #236
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Octavia RS Combi if it has to be just one single car for all the purposes, and because of its whacked out pricing, its pretty exclusive too!
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I would go with a Honda CRV.
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Old 16th November 2008, 21:28   #238
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I have voted in favour of Skoda Octavia and the reasons have already been stated by architect and ironwolf.
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Old 19th November 2008, 04:56   #239
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Out of these I would have a headache between the Accord and the CRV..but in the end I guess it would be the Accord..which I would then further modify!!
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Old 19th November 2008, 12:17   #240
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give me this car and i'll stop thinking about other cars. Infact i'll achieve automobile nirvana!
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