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Best car-garage combination that people would like to have in India

The choices are limited to only pure petrol/diesel cars due to the fair comparison & since EVs are still at a nascent stage with only limited options.

BHPian Livnletcarsliv recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Say, we all fall into these 2 categories:

  • Achievable spend (hopefully) one day - say around 50-60L for the entire garage
  • Wealthy enough that money is not a constraint to buy any car(s).

What is the best car garage you will have that satisfies the following criteria (number of cars can be any)?

  • Can be driven in cities and bumper-to-bumper traffic
  • Parking the car shouldn't be a hassle in the city
  • Fun to drive, performance
  • Can be driven at any time of the year - summers, winters, monsoons
  • Can be driven anywhere - on-roads, off-roads, no-roads, etc.
  • With the maximum bells and whistles, reliability, looks, performance, space, safety, looks, ASS experience, comfort, and finally minimum maintenance

My choice would be:

  • 60-lakh budget: Fortuner Legender/Endeavour 3.2 + Polo 1.2/1.0 TSI (Manual)
  • No budget cap: Wrangler/Defender/G-Class + S-Class + Porsche 911 GT3 RS + Polo

PS - Only pure ICE cars due to the fair comparison and since the EV is still at a nascent stage with only limited options.

Here's what GTO had to say about the matter:

I love these kinds of dreamy threads. As enthusiasts, we have to maintain passion in our choice of garage but equally, in India, a certain amount of practicality has to be there.

  • For 60 lakhs, I'd go for a pre-worshipped German sedan and a Thar. I'll soon have this kind of garage. Takes care of speed, practicality & style.
  • For money no object, an S-Class is a must-have in the house (would prefer the W222 generation), with a top SUV (Defender or Range Rover), and a 911 / 488 for fun.

Here's what BHPian DicKy had to say about the matter:

Ooh, fantasy buying thread. Love them.

To keep it simple, am assuming it is just new cars or not older than five years, otherwise my list would be endless.

  • Achievable spend - Innova 2.8 + Ignis
  • Money is not a constraint - Vellfire + Defender D90 or G class + BMW M2 or 911

Here's what BHPian 07CR had to say about the matter:

  • Achievable spend - Toyota Fortuner (Miss the Endy)/Lexus ES 300 H, Kia Sonet D AT (for city use)
  • Money is not a constraint - GLC/X7 + Mini

Here's what BHPian vikramvicky1984 had to say about the matter:

Isn't the actual middle-class garage in India as follows:

  • Lower middle class: 1 Activa or Splendor
  • Middle middle class: One Activa/Splendor for each earning / college-going member + 1 Wagon R/i10 which is the pride of the family and does 25k kms in 10 years.
  • Upper middle class: Activas + one Bullet/budget car+ Creta/Honda City which does 20k in 10 years.

The above examples are for millionaires and multimillionaires. Billionaires would have private jets and yachts plus a dozen cars they don't remember the names of.

Polo which is mentioned multiple times is a rich man's car in spite of its price. It is beyond the middle class' risk appetite given its reputation for maintenance costs. Only the brave or enthusiasts head to German showrooms.

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