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Old 4th June 2019, 23:39   #31
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I personally would love the 530i M Sport, but my father is very keen of the higher GC and the huge backseat area of the 6GT. I HATE the wheels offered on the 6GT, ruins the whole look of the vehicle. (Any alternatives for this problem?)
I would suggest the car your father is most comfortable in. Yes, you might suffer in terms of a better drivers car, but at his age, your fathers comfort should be a priority.

The wheels are easy enough to replace. Talk to the dealers and they should be willing to get you another set of wheels and tyres if necessary.
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What is the ex-showroom discounted price of the 630i luxury?

It's around 53 lakh ex-showroom after discount.
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I personally would love the 530i M Sport, but my father is very keen of the higher GC and the huge backseat area of the 6GT. I HATE the wheels offered on the 6GT, ruins the whole look of the vehicle. (Any alternatives for this problem?)
This is something I am trying to make peace with as well - we still haven't bought a car (ended up buying the Tiguan for highway trips which he uses as a second car for when his back / my back is thrown out, but mom isn't keen on it as she doesn't like climbing in and out + we really need to re-think the garage a bit).

The 630i at a Rs. 2L difference is totally worth it - and you may just be very impressed with it on the highways though it may be a little cumbersome to drive in the city.

About the wheels: best bet is to swap them with something you like. It will be expensive, but I am sure you can work out a compromise with your father - he gets the 6GT, and you get to pick up some nice alloys.
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This is something I am trying to make peace with as well - we still haven't bought a car (ended up buying the Tiguan for highway trips which he uses as a second car for when his back / my back is thrown out, but mom isn't keen on it as she doesn't like climbing in and out + we really need to re-think the garage a bit).

The 630i at a Rs. 2L difference is totally worth it - and you may just be very impressed with it on the highways though it may be a little cumbersome to drive in the city.

About the wheels: best bet is to swap them with something you like. It will be expensive, but I am sure you can work out a compromise with your father - he gets the 6GT, and you get to pick up some nice alloys.
Went through the entire thread only to realise that even I am in the same dilemma as you.

I took my father to try the E Class, but he stepped out disappointed because of various reasons. Though the car has lot of room at the rear, his main problem was the total lack of under thigh support. To get any under thigh support he would have to stretch his legs completely - which isn't possible with any driver above 5'6" and impossible if I am driving and he is seated behind me. The ride quality too was not upto the mark - the 6GT was much better. Along with these two problems, he pointed out the HUGE transmission tunnel which along with the new cup holders leaves no space for my daughter to be seated in the middle seat. (there is a different rule book of logic when grand parents and grand kids are involved!!)

All in all in my case the 6GT checks everything in the requirement list (and some more) and the only deterrent so far is the obscene pricing of the M sport variant

What did you finally end up buying?

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I have similar plans but couple of years down the road ( drive a 3 series now). Why doesn't Porsche Macan figure in anybody's top choices? Its got everything i think that you would want in a car. especially in india, maybe i am missing something...
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Went through the entire thread only to realise that even I am in the same dilemma as you.

I took my father to try the E Class, but he stepped out disappointed because of various reasons. Though the car has lot of room at the rear, his main problem was the total lack of under thigh support. To get any under thigh support he would have to stretch his legs completely - which isn't possible with any driver above 5'6" and impossible if I am driving and he is seated behind me. The ride quality too was not upto the mark - the 6GT was much better. Along with these two problems, he pointed out the HUGE transmission tunnel which along with the new cup holders leaves no space for my daughter to be seated in the middle seat. (there is a different rule book of logic when grand parents and grand kids are involved!!)

All in all in my case the 6GT checks everything in the requirement list (and some more) and the only deterrent so far is the obscene pricing of the M sport variant

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Honestly, nothing as yet.

At the moment we have more cars than we actually need - but cannot justify selling any of them off barring the A6.

None of the options make sense barring the 6GT, but we were also exploring the option of switching over to full time SUV like the X3 / XC60 / X5 / new-GLE.

In the interim period - last year December to be more precise, we spent a stupid amount on bringing the A6 back to full glory while we waited. Small stuff that had deteriorated over time like mounts, odd suspension parts, along with a full service.
Just returned from a spin on the expressway this Sunday and the car has set the bench mark quite high with it's brilliant NVH, well tuned air suspension. Heck apart from shoddy reliability & a low rear seat - it's quite nice for the chauffeur driven and set's the standard quite high given the E is a little firm in the city & bouncy on the highway; the 5 has sub-par legroom; the S90, new A6, and ES300h suffer from the same issues as the current A6 - low rear seat & headroom.

The 6GT makes perfect sense, but with the 5 LCI around the corner - I expect the 6 LCI to be close behind. Though I have been exploring the thought of waiting for a deal on a 7 series / low run pre-owned 7 series.
It's going to be large - but if I can convince dad to use the Tiguan for the city & rough roads + the 7 for nights & expressways it could just be a win-win.

But either ways I have kept it on hold for the time being. Perhaps a year when the BS6 transition has settled down and niggles resolved + the economy sees an improvement.
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It's going to be large - but if I can convince dad to use the Tiguan for the city & rough roads + the 7 for nights & expressways it could just be a win-win.
but wouldn't that make lesser financial sense? considering you would be losing more money on a car which costs more - shouldn't one use it more often than just once in a while? the insurance takes care of all the basic mishaps one might run into, while any manufacturer's extended warranty will take care of the rest.

at least that's the logic I go by. The more I spend on a vehicle - more multipurpose it should be as I would rather use it for everyday and lose some more money because of the kms run 5/7 years down the line VS using it sparingly and lose money only because it has aged.

on a different note - are there really any niggles with the BS6/Euro6 engines? Economy taking a turn is something we all wish for but when that will happen is anyone's guess.
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but wouldn't that make lesser financial sense? considering you would be losing more money on a car which costs more - shouldn't one use it more often than just once in a while? the insurance takes care of all the basic mishaps one might run into, while any manufacturer's extended warranty will take care of the rest.

at least that's the logic I go by. The more I spend on a vehicle - more multipurpose it should be as I would rather use it for everyday and lose some more money because of the kms run 5/7 years down the line VS using it sparingly and lose money only because it has aged.

on a different note - are there really any niggles with the BS6/Euro6 engines? Economy taking a turn is something we all wish for but when that will happen is anyone's guess.
Honestly, financially speaking - it doesn't make sense. Heck, my garage doesn't make sense

But his running is generally limited in town - home-office-home runs of about 8kms. The A6 has done 54Kkm since Nov. 2011 and it's his daily with me barely using it since he is very fussy about his car & it really isn't something I am keen to drive either with the CVT & dead steering.
We also keep the more expensive cars for a lot longer - 8-10 years in general.

Plus, one of his biggest issues is with the car size - he doesn't care about brand value as much though is a car enthusiast (so no KIA Carnival please!) who has stopped driving a.k.a backseat driver - he doesn't like the idea of something unnecessarily large and bulky in traffic given the conditions in Mumbai & 2 relatively annoying U-turns one has to make in the commute.
Lastly - it won't fit in the basement with ease at home, and will require a dedicated parking spot on the porch which can be a pain when there are gatherings at home.
I hope to be able to overcome the latter two points in a year or two; but for the former reasons - a dedicated 2 car garage may be the only way to convince him to get something which would be a true upgrade as financially unsound as it maybe.

Plus - the Tiguan will be used by my wife & I for some road trips as well though few & far in between (given both of us driven sedans with low GC); and may even drive the new car a fair amount in the longer run.

Either ways - this is something I am playing around with in my mind whilst I have the time.

About BS6 engines: BS6 diesel's require AdBlue additive every few thousand kms + have a more complex DPF system which so far works best on the open highway & not in congested cities. Lastly BS6 diesels will be ULSD IIRC - around 10% content compared to present 50% (please correct me if I am wrong) - in the long run this may cause trouble with BS4 diesel engines due to increased friction - but there are additives in the diesel to ensure this doesn't happen to BS4 vehicles (but it still a possibility in the long-term).

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