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Old 12th November 2020, 21:02   #91
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Therefore 'pickup' is perhaps a seat of the pants feel, all the more reasons to throw numbers out of the window and get the car you enjoy driving.
That is exactly what I've done.

Would share details after I get delivery of the vehicle. In all honesty it was a heart over head decision, my father had a thing for the engine and so did I so after a hectic to and fro debate with the womenfolk we finally managed to convince them with the promise and there'd be an upgrade in the near future as per their choice without any interference from our end.

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So there's definetely more room for negotiation. May be try changing dealerships or stuff but don't bargain too much with the SA till a point he gets annoyed. You know better about this since you are more experienced than me sir.
No chance, we tried our level best but they didn't budge.

But by the time they budged we'd managed to talk the family into going for an unpopular choice which both myself and my father had a thing for, after we said we'd paid the booking amount we did receive a lot of calls from Tata but by then we simply brushed them off, but yes we do thank them for the bargaining tussle as it helped set our priorities right.

Having said that, if there were more showrooms and better service stops then anything from Tata's stable is a nobrainer. The build alone sets their cars apart from anything in the same range.

Alas for us it was a heart choice hence we bid Ta-Ta to Tata for now(Sorry for the bad pun, couldn't resist).

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I really like versatility of Wagon R.
Just a suggestion from my end, a proposition that seemed really tempting for me.

MS Eeco, if you're willing to endure the body roll of the Wagon R then why not settle for a 5 Seater AC Eeco, it is definitely cheaper at 4.96L OTR(Kollam, Kerala) and the space on offer was really tempting me.

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The Wagon R isn't a handler and so isn't the Eeco, the Wagon R comes with the K12 block which is good but then again the Eeco comes with the G13 block, yes, the same one on the Esteem and Gypsy, so you'd not even have to bother about extended warranty as I've seen examples clock stupid high mileage without breaking a sweat.

F.E. is less by roughly 2~3kmpl but the G Series engines are more consistent than the K series engines.

I've always fancied a car that I'd be able to live in and the Eeco just hits the spot right.

Again I know you'd not be interested in the same but I just had to say it, the car simply won me over. Though if I'd get one I'd literally have to live inside it as the family would kick me out.

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Old 17th November 2020, 15:21   #92
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Hey guys!

Here she is!

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We're at Sarathy Motor's Kollam to take delivery.

Here's the final bill;

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Haven't opted for Extended Warranty, hence why it's crossed off.

Thanks Everyone!

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Hey guys!

Here she is!
Congratulations, AP.

Wish you many happy road trips, do post an ownership review for us. It would be interesting to see a biker`s perspective of vehicles with 2 more wheels than necessary
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Congratulations, AP.

Wish you many happy road trips, do post an ownership review for us. It would be interesting to see a biker`s perspective of vehicles with 2 more wheels than necessary
Thank you!

Here's the ownership report.

Ownership review of my Maruti Suzuki Alto - Utilitarianism redefined, again!

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