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|30th July 2008, 16:05||#76|
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I agree with Sumeethaldankar!
Live and let live!
after all, it s all very well to crib and whinge now about the poor old 800. But lets not forget conveniently that for a whole generation of us, those who were born in the 1970's and even early 1980's, this was the "first car" we ever owned!
The 800 may pale into insignificance in comparison to the snazzy new vehicles available now, but when it was launched in 1984, it was at that time, a snazzy, fantastic, well -put-together vehicle. It truly put India's people on wheels, more than any other car before it!
Even today, except perhaps to an extent in the high income earning urban sort of areas, the vast majority of our people are of a "value seeking" bent of mind and for them the Maruti 800 is the perfect choice.
It has proven itself to be a versatile vehicle, trouble free, low on maintenance, inexpensive to buy, own and run and in short, makes perfect sense.
And indeed, whatever all of us may say on this forum or elsewhere, no company with a grain of sense, is simply going to kill off its golden goose just like that.
Do some maths and you will see that Maruti is a pure profit game for them, 24 years later - fully depreciated everything including dies and moulds etc etc etc. The Royalty they must be paying Suzuki will be an almost negligible part of the vehicle cost. Each car they sell, brings them years of maintenance, parts and labour revenue.
As a business it just doesnt make sense to kill a product that is providing the company with its bread and a sizeable chunk of butter as well!
|30th July 2008, 16:35||#78|
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Cant agree more with you shankar.
Infact you have covered points which none have touched before.
No company is here to do charity.
If they are selling what people demand then why criticize them.
They all need business and if i am not wrong m800 should still be amongst the top 5 in the most sold cars even today.
Let the buyers decide if they want to buy it and when they dont M800 too will fade away though it will remain in the Hall of fame for being the pioneer in the indian auto industry.
|30th July 2008, 17:00||#79|
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I would put it this way: As long as the customer demands even one Maruti 800, they will produce. If the demand of Maruti 800 is 0 units, then and then only they will stop and retire this car.
If we combine the sales of Omni and Maruti 800, then its top 5.
|4th March 2009, 14:47||#80|
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Will Maruti reduce the price of 800 due to launch of Nano"The peoples Car"?
Will Maruti reduce the price of Maruti 800 due to launch of Nano"The peoples Car" in This year sometime?
If yes to what extent?as i am planning to buy one new maruti 800 for my dad this year.
My personal input would be that it might reduce the price to stay in the market at top position for sales in small car segment.
"I LOVE MARUTI 800"
BHPians plz give ur valuable input sand pointers...
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