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Old 21st March 2020, 11:08   #61
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Actually i recommend just waiting another month, and you will absolutely get much better deals. Sorry if i am raining on someone else's economic woes.
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Old 21st March 2020, 11:19   #62
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Actually i recommend just waiting another month, and you will absolutely get much better deals. Sorry if i am raining on someone else's economic woes.
You are right, cost of life comes before cost of business.
Jaan hai toh jahan hai.

Unfortunately every individual and organization is bearing the economic brunt of this viral onslaught.
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Is it best to wait it out or should I go ahead with the purchase?

A car is not an essential purchase. Now it is the time to keep yourselves, your family and the community safe from exposures and situations that are not absolute necessities.

If you happen to avail yourselves of a loan, please suffer the interest for a month or two. It is better that exposing yourselves and others to this virus. If you are getting a good offer now, please remember that better deals and even better deals will come by your way. We buy cars because we need, we use & we love them, and not because some company is offering us a good deal.

Let us all adhere to every instruction from our health & civic authorities and listen carefully to what our leaders like the Hon. Pradhan Mantriji and the Hon. Chief Ministers of our States say.

Stay safe, stay blessed, waiting to hear a happy car purchase experience from you once the pandemic passes.

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Im in a similar dilemma. I just sold off my XUV after having driven it for over 4 years and was ready to buy an AT Harrier. My plan was to buy it in the first week of April. Now with this sudden upheaval, am not sure spending 21 lakhs is the wisest thing to do. The flip side is that the only car I have to use right now is an Ignis that I will be sharing with my mother. And given that I do a lot of inter city drives between Delhi and Chandigarh, this is not gonna be a pleasant time! the Ignis has its qualities, but being a comfortable highway cruiser for a six footer is definitely not one of those
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In these times, I sincerely hope the Regulatory bodies, offer a month or two extension to Car dealers and Auto companies to offload their respective BS4 inventories and hopefully it will be a win win situation for us all.
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Hi Everyone,

This is my first post after getting the coveted T-BHP membership, forgive me for any newbie mistakes during post.

I am scouting for a new car iwithin a budget range of 6-8 lakhs for one of my close relatives. They are senior citizens and are going to be chauffeured around, so a car with more focus on comfort is what we are looking for. During this purchase scout, some of the myths I had are getting busted, which I wanted to share with the community and take an opinion on.

I know a lot of people are talking of how it is a buyers market out there due to COVID 19 now. From my experience till now, I do not see any discounts being offered to lure customers at all ! Here are a few examples I considered -

1. Hyundai Aura -
Zero cash discounts, Zero Loyalty Bonus, Zero Exchange Bonus.
Reason given by salesperson - It is a newly launched car, it is doing good volumes !

2. Renault Triber -
Zero cash discounts, 10K exchange bonus offered for Old car.
Reason given by salesperson - Other car manufacturers price their car higher and give a discount, Renault has already done that in Ex-Showroom price hence we are transparent.

3. Suzuki Swift Dzire -
Zero cash discounts, Zero Exchange Bonus, 10K worth accesories thrown in.
Reason gievn by salesperson - With BS6 cars, we have stopped giving discounts.

I am yet to check on Tigor, but these three cars, I have checked with more than one dealership and the price quotes are same. Is it really a myth that a lot of discounts are being given, or am I not able to negotiate better ?

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I am scouting for a new car iwithin a budget range of 6-8 lakhs for one of my close relatives. They are senior citizens and are going to be chauffeured around, so a car with more focus on comfort is what we are looking for. During this purchase scout, some of the myths I had are getting busted, which I wanted to share with the community and take an opinion on.

I know a lot of people are talking of how it is a buyers market out there due to COVID 19 now. From my experience till now, I do not see any discounts being offered to lure customers at all ! Here are a few examples I considered -
My take, discounts are going to be less in the category you are looking in. Since this is the most likely segment where sales are going to catch up, due to people opting for personal transport.
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Even the 20 lakh category is not seeing much discounts. Dealers and companies have written off the next two quarters so there isn’t too much sales pressure right now
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Old 27th May 2020, 23:08   #69
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The only thing which has gone up after the lockdown is follow up calls from dealers. I got called by BMW, MG and a bunch of other companies I had given my details too.

Surprisingly, none of them are talking about any discounts and it doesn't seem like there will be any big discounts currently.
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