|4th September 2006, 22:05||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Confused on what to buy and when
I know this has been asked and am asking again. Here is the info you allwould require to help me.
Cars short listed : Maruti Esteem, Honda City , Tata Safari, Mahindra Balero
Am ready to wait for a period of 6 months if new FE models are coming up. I have been reading stuff on LPG cars, etc and am confused as too shld i wait or not.
Price range : 6 - 7 lkh
Maintenance & After Sales Service (A.S.S.) expectations : Very good
Average distance traveled per month : 1,200 km ( long distance once in 3 months around 1,000 km)
Where car will be mostly used (city / highway / rough roads etc) : Rough Roads - Crater roads (Bangalore Roads)
Chauffer driven / self driven : Self Driven
Whether the vehicle will be shared by other members of family : yes
Any specific requirements from car (ex. Better luggage space, responsive engine, rear seat comfort) : Not a looks freak. Better engine and durability, FE with AC working, power steering, power windows, better shock absorbers
How long you intend on keeping this car (and how important resale is to you) : Pretty long
I am absolutely confused and need some help here.
|5th September 2006, 00:45||#2|
Join Date: May 2006
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Hi Rohinton, you are looking at two different segments. IMO narrow down your options to SUV only, coz you intend to make quite a few outstation trips too. You may like to consider the Chevy Tavera, Scorpio or Innova instead. All the best!
|5th September 2006, 11:55||#4|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Looking at the shortlisted cars, it is quite obvious that you are confused. so it is best that you sort out within yourself the type of car that you will like to have. A SUV or a sedan. both have advantages & disadvantages. if your family is big & if you will be using the vehicle mostly with the family, then the SUV makes sense.
|5th September 2006, 12:06||#5|
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I am in the same boat as you buddy. confused as hell. The family is considering its second car after the Ford Fiesta and can't narrow it down to whether it should be a small car or an SUV. Requirements are pretty much the same including the inclination to wait if something good is in the pipeline.
|9th September 2006, 19:28||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Wait for the Diesel Verna.... will be good.... otherwise your shortlist is confusing in itself... City is out of 7 L range... others not good according to me... so wait this month for the verna launch...