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Old 9th December 2020, 21:51   #286
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can I also suggest a look at the the S-Cross ?
S-cross is good product but dated.
Also, Maruti is a strict No-No in my friend Circle.

I want a diesel car, so Maruti is anyways out of discussion.

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If you do take a TD/have already driven it, would love to know your experience compared to the XUV300 Petrol.
I drove the diesel XUV300 and was very impressed with it. But the feature distribution among varients is senseless and the boot size is deal breaker.

The chances of me going to Maruti showroom for my own car are zero.
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Old 9th December 2020, 22:47   #287
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S-cross is good product but dated.
Also, Maruti is a strict No-No in my friend Circle.

I want a diesel car, so Maruti is anyways out of discussion.

I drove the diesel XUV300 and was very impressed with it. But the feature distribution among varients is senseless and the boot size is deal breaker.

The chances of me going to Maruti showroom for my own car are zero.
Ditto for the dated looks and completely understand your staying away from Maruti

Completely agree with the XUV300's models. All are separated by more than a lakh!
The friend who got the W8, wanted the 7 airbags and diamond cut alloys but didn't want the sunroof. So he settled for W8 since W8(O) was more than a lakh away.
Mahindra should at least offer a safety pack which can put those 7 airbags on any model. It won't dilute the "status" of their top models if that's what they are worried about.
The Mahindra dealer was saying that their most sold model is the W6. I am guessing people just get the critical stuff and then spend a 50-100k on mods outside. Barring the airbags and sunroof, the results might be better than W8(O)

Not sure how the economics of this model line-up works but to me it seems like Mahindra is losing money.
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I've put in a booking for a Manual Petrol Kia Sonet and this is making me deeply rethink if I should just go for something else, the 25,000 be damned if they refuse to return it.
I cannot advise on what you should do with your booking, but if you do decide to cancel it, there is no reason to lose the entire booking amount.

Check the booking confirmation email. When I booked it online in July last year it mentioned a cancellation fee of 250 rs. Even that was not deducted when I finally cancelled my booking.
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Brakes are vital. So my brother has canceled his booking
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For every car with an issue, you will find 100/1000 without one
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......Manual Petrol Kia Sonet and this is making me deeply rethink if I should just go for something else, the 25,000 be damned if they refuse to return it.
Since it is a critical part and no substitution is possible, do take an extended TD of the car in all sorts of traffic and road conditions that you generally encounter. Even after the TD, you don't get that confidence, cancel the booking and get something that helps you mentally.

Booking amount should be refunded without any issue. Check what is mentioned in the booking slip what is written regarding cancellations.
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My view is that any test drive is not likely to bring out an adverse observation regarding the braking. First of all, the original issue is reported by some owners in some variants of the Seltos, not the Sonet- so logically this may never happen.

Secondly, if you always have the fear in the back of the mind, you will never feel confident.
If I am in the market to buy a Baleno, I dont think I would worry about the build quality of the Swift. These are two different cars. So I will evaluate the Baleno for what it's worth.

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Discussions veered away from Seltos and thread has gone cold..... any updates, anyone?

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