Should I cancel my MG Astor booking due to flex-fuel

News about the introduction of flex-fuel is making me feel jittery about going ahead with the MG Astor booking.

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Ever-changing policies, rising fuel prices and uncertainty.

I had booked an MG Astor yesterday but the news about the introduction of flex-fuel is making me feel jittery about going ahead with it. Should I cancel buying a petrol car now and instead wait to buy an EV after a year?

Here's what BHPian abhishek46 had to say about the matter:

Whenever Flex-Fuel (E20, E80 or E100 etc.) arrives, I am hoping that it will be sold alongside the existing regular Petrol (which is E8 or E10 already).

That is how it was introduced in other countries.

Customers should be able to choose the correct blend which will be suitable for their vehicles.

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

Well, if I were you, I would go with today's water than tomorrow's (promised) milk! Why?

  • First of all, we don't know whether the vehicles will be available in 6 months or 6 years.
  • Even if available, we don't know if they will be niggle free.
  • Even if they're niggle free, we don't know about their long term reliability.
  • Just one news on a mishap is sufficient to instil fear & regret the decision of flex-fuel vehicles.
  • By then the price of whatever vehicle we intent to buy today slightly goes up.
  • All the waiting, hope, expectations go to drain or the hope keeps ongoing & somewhere at someplace a compromise has to be made for the unexpected.

Basically, this is a difference between using a tried & tested product versus trying & testing a product!

Edit - See the price hike is imminent right now

Here's what BHPian SS-Traveller had to say about the matter:

Flex-fuel is the newest indecisive step towards achieving environmental nirvana and clear blue skies 365 days a year, after initially affirming that CNG will save our cities from pollution forever, followed by the declaration that EVs will be the final word in urban personal transportation in India.

Buy what is the most desirable vehicle now, use it as much as you can, hope to keep it for 10-15 years, then sell or scrap it and cut your losses once government policies change. Hold no regrets for the decision you take today because 5 years later, it might not be flex-fuel but gobar gas that the government wants you to run your vehicle on.

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