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Volvo S60 20 8.66%
BMW 3-Series 122 52.81%
Mercedes C-Class 26 11.26%
Audi A4 2 0.87%
Jaguar XE 3 1.30%
Skoda Superb 22 9.52%
Toyota Camry Hybrid 35 15.15%
Other (please specify in your post) 1 0.43%
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Old 22nd January 2021, 12:53   #16
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I have voted for Camry and will put my money on it as and when time comes to upgrade from Seltos.
My heart wants BMW 3 series (most probably in limousine avatar), however, very small boot, and reliability (rather servicing issues) are a big no for me. May be when I have enough dough to keep a car just for fun then things might be different.
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Old 22nd January 2021, 18:43   #17
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When I was in the market for a luxury sedan Ė after I test drove the 330i, my heart was set on this machine Ė didnít even test drive any of the other options, let alone consider them.
330i wins hands down in most of the buckets, more so if youíre an enthusiast. When you press the accelerator in sports plus mode, no other car can match that in a long and wide price range. In terms of backspace comforts Ė it has improved significantly over the F30. If one were to spend 40-50L, really doubt if any of the other options make any sense.
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When the Camry is runner-up on a poll where it is surrounded by German cars - and on an enthusiast website - you know Toyota has done something right. Trust me guys, this car seriously punches above its weight. Has all the usual Camry advantages (reliability, comfort, durability) with some pleasant add-ons (fun to drive, luxury cabin, hybrid tech).
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Have voted for the Camry, just because it gets top class comfort, space, good enough performance, reliability and excellent after sales combined into a single package. It is expensive but worth the money. The hybrid powertrain with ~200bhp combined and still getting an average of 20Kmpl is a feat nonetheless!

Only fly-in-the-ointment is the CVT gearbox but the positives just overshadow this single negative.

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I have voted for 330i. It’s easily the best car available at that price, drives great and even comfort is good too.
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reliability (rather servicing issues) are a big no for me. May be when I have enough dough to keep a car just for fun then things might be different.
I’ve a 3 series with me for more than 6 years. It doesn’t have any reliability issues. In fact, the 3 series is more reliable than Ford, Hyundai and VW vehicles I own.
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I voted for the 3 series. My first choice without a doubt has to be the 3 series. I’m a F30 owner myself and the G20 is a proper upgrade. The performance levels of the 330i are on a whole another level when compared to the competition. Also, no other car drives like a beemer. So hands down my vote has to go for the 3 series.

My second choice would be the S60. Having a XC90 at home, I can very confidently vouch for Volvo’s excellent build quality. I personally feel Volvo’s cars are a sweet mix of BMW and Mercedes. You get Merc’s level of luxury and somewhat BMW’s level of performance with the added benefit of Volvo’s world leading safety features. If somebody’s in the market for an entry level luxury sedan, the S60 is a solid option.
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Voted for the Jaguar.
Since none in our family are tall - and hence feel easy and at home in our Rapid - rear space is not that much an issue [if at all I get enough money to splurge on a 4/5 Million rupee car], and all the positives mentioned here get my vote. Also, best looking car to my eyes!

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Well, it is the 330i for me. Having owned the E46 and now a E90, it’s a BMW all the way. However, if Tesla were to come to India with their sedan, then I would sure plonk for it.
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Voted for Mercedes C Class the interiors, fit and finish, plushness, overall this car feels like a 50lac car but if its a petrol it will be BMW 330i though i just don't like Beemer interiors.
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Voted for the C Class. The lure of 3 pointed star. Super efficient and smooth engine I feel really stand out. Plus add to that the second hand value of the 3 pointed star is the highest.
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I have voted for 330i. Itís easily the best car available at that price, drives great and even comfort is good too.


Iíve a 3 series with me for more than 6 years. It doesnít have any reliability issues. In fact, the 3 series is more reliable than Ford, Hyundai and VW vehicles I own.
This is a very reassuring post. I do have my eyes on 3 series (and camary) as my next upgrade. Let's see which one feels better purchase at that time.
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Who's supposed to vote here?

Owners/users of cars in this segment?
or everyone on teamBHP?

I have a feeling that the perspectives change once we cross the 40L barrier. People like me who don't use cars like this might skew the results of this poll in favour of a car that might not be the best in the segment. Simply because we might not be familiar with the segment.
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