You can import a Cadillac but I am not sure if it is available for RHD (right hand drive) markets. Service support and consumables and parts will always be an issue. Lastly, expect the 30 lakhs to cost almost twice when you import a fully built unit (CBU).
I’d suggest you to look for vehicles which are already available in India. You have lots of good options.
hi siddhartha, i completely agree with your comment . these cars (skoda fabia and vw polo 1.6) are both fabulous german beauties .the only point of concern is the after sale service and availability of spares in the local market as well as the dealers. also if you check the owner review of these cars you will find majority of un satisfactory…[Read more]
There are some satisified owners of the Polo 1.2, so I don’t see why the 1.6 petrol owners should be unsatisfied, except with the poor fuel efficiency. Perhaps VW should have got the 1.2 TSI or the 1.4 TSI here on the Polo, Fabia.
I think it’s also got to do with the value for money perception. Both the Fabia and the Polo have premium pricing, but don’t offer as many features as the others. These cars are good, but probably not the best in terms of fuel efficiency, features and value for money, which is what most people ask for.
I also agree with Sidhartha , both the cars very good and have good engineering marvels. It is the perception which effects our decision. The perception of FE and high maintenance cost are two major issues .
in Skoda Fabia : Cons- Post sales servicing. Low mileage as compared to others in competition, high price.
Guys just had a small doubt although everyone here is recommending Polo 1.6 but as of i know the model has been discontinued from India.
From my perspective, the VFM for the 1.2 (petrol or diesel) is the weak spot for the Polo . Then again when budget is not the perspective, the 1.6 is a good car. It took time for VW to understand that features like steering mounted controls (which silently came since the 2012 models) are expected when a person buys an absolute top end version of a…[Read more]
I think this has more to do with their badges(and the associated maintenance costs) and also the fact that their 1.2s are already priced higher than the competition. Plus, the VW 1.6 petrol does not really cut it as a true driver’s engine. I do not see myself not recommending a Punto Tjet or City engined Jazz or a Figo with the Classis’s 1.6 or…[Read more]
Everyone when think about buying a car try to find the one which has better feature list and better fuel efficiency. Only a few people care about the power and driveability. Polo 1.6 (P) is a car that only enthusiast look for, only those who are not going to listen any music, who don’t care if they have steering mounted audio control or the cruise…[Read more]
If they launch the Polo with the Jetta’s 1.4TSi, I believe it will sell in much better numbers than the existing 1.6. And the fact that we are addressing the current Polo/Fabia 1.6 as “driver’s cars” is a testament to the abject lack of genuine hot hatches in the country. And also a reflection of our own low expectations from the current crop of…[Read more]
@Shreyans, the Indian market will probably not get another driver’s car like the Palio GTX in today’s scenario: A 5 lakh rupee petrol hatchback which was loaded and such a hoot to drive was way ahead of its time in 2002. It was not effiicient because “you cannot make seamless power from 1500 to 6000 RPM on nothing” (quote from Dr Sunil C…[Read more]
I will not consider the Polo 1.6 a near miss but a BIGGGG miss. But atleast somebody bothered to try. Agreed, a Punto Tjet will be the fitting successor to the GTX. And perhaps also bump up the car’s sales.
If we talk of petrol drivers’ cars, there’s no point in talking of sales numbers of that particular variant. People will buy this car only for power (which means no sales, practically). Which is why at least 120-130 HP of power. Just 10-20 HP above the normal petrol variant won’t do. The best combination for companies is to use the petrol engine…[Read more]
Jazz 1.5 iVtec, Fabia 1.8 Tsi, Micra 1.5 etc etc…good to speak but companies feel hard to survive with these cars. Polo 1.6 is also discontinued now. Forget a power hatch…even good petrol cars CIVIC is also leaving us ! We are only left with sub 1.2L engines now. Truth leaves us with a note,”If you are a petrol head get a sedan” the nearest…[Read more]
I think nobody except Hindustan Motors believes in running an assembly line for a car that sells in double digits every month!
go with swift….swift is VFM…
Swift. Better VFM & good resale afterwards. Maintenance is peace of mind because its maruti.
Punto is good with diesel only not petrol, go for swift .. Cheers
If you are looking for resale then its better you opt for the Swift, but if you are looking for driving pleasure and want to be little different from the normal group of people then Punto is the best available option for you.
I guess the Swift has the better petrol engine, so it should be the Swift. I would also suggest that you look at the VW Polo 1.6 or the Skoda Fabia 1.6 (same engine on both). That is probably the best petrol engine hatchback currently.
The best petrol engine among hatchbacks I thinks is the one on the Honda Jazz, followed by the Swift’s VVT engine and then the Hyundai i20 engine. Of course, if you want outright power – the Polo 1.6 and Fabia 1.6 engines are the best.
the swift is the best choice if you want a sheer drivers car. dont go in for the punto as it is not a very good car. if you want space and comfort then go in for the jazz
In b/w these two Swift has better value and is more reliable+resale value. I think Brio can do the thing in slightly less price and is a standard quality car from Honda.
According to ur requirement Jazz is good for to it looks big & very unique. i20 is also a common car because its second most fav premium hatch after swift.
like that to be rich … nice thought though… The best will be to have Polo as its german and VW with premium interior and exterior quality.
For a Petrol motor go for Honda Jazz & if you want a diesel car get Punto..!!
If you really wanna roam about in your city being Brad Pitt, may be you can opt for the Mini Cooper or the Fiat 500 Abarth as well
if u want to show urself rich better go for suv or premium sedan,
If you want to show you are rich in town, get a Mini Cooper or a VW Beetle.
Can’t be that rich with these but Polo it is. The most premium hatchback.
but polo and punto doesn’t look premium inside .. very cheap plastics and 90′s dashboard. continue….
Honda Jazz X !!
Difficult to say unless you let us know your priorities and monthly usage.
There are a lot more options now a days, depend on what is our need and use of .. if you can decide what type of car like SUV, Sedan, Premium Sedan so on ..you want then we can help you more.
You can also check out the New Hyundai Elantra along with Chevy cruise and Skoda Laura, also you can check out the Corolla Altis .
Actually if one looks at power, features, safety equipment and value for money in a balanced manner then the Cruze LT makes the most sense in this segment.
If you want a bike with less maintenance then don’t look at the Enfield at all. The Avenger will serve your purpose of city commutes and is also low maintenance.
Enfield is high on maintenance, go for avenger.
Well if your daily commuting is of only 20-50kms then you can opt for a Royal Enfield unless you are ready to wait for 4 months atleast. As of Bajaj Avenger220 , bike is really good for city commuting and for your daily usage its one of the best but still try to look into other options such as the Yamaha Fazer which is a decent tourer with a great…[Read more]
The Bajaj Avenger will suit your needs best as it would hardly demand maintenance apart from regular service. The RE Bullet 350 models come with the new Twinspark UCE engine across the models and demand lesser maintenance than the previous generation Bullets, however some niggles will crop up and more frequently than the Avenger. Being a Bullet…[Read more]
Baja Avenger is best suited for long travel, but the rear seating is so narrow that the second person could not have a comfort seating. milage around 35-38. PickUp Is nice. Bullet 350 is bit heavy…u have to build ur own body before riding it. very nice machine……..
Avenger would be much better as the bike needs less maintenance and bajaj’s vehicle parts are cheap. Enfield has much costlier parts and maintenance is heavy.
Avenger 220 is not as low maintenance as the Pulsars but it is much more reliable than an Enfield. Keep the low ground clearance of the Avenger in mind while riding. Riding an Enfield is a different experience altogether, but reliable it isn’t, mind you. Except the occasional niggle and the occasional pushing back home (phew!)
There are no ground clearance issues with Avenger, but pulsar 180 has some serious problem with GC. It is actually very low that bike’s main stand touch the ground most of the time. Never found this problem in Avenger.
Kunal, I have driven the Pulsar 150 version III (which is the same as the 180) for seven years and 50,000 km now. No ground clearance issues whatsoever. The main stand does not stay put in its lifted position when the spring becomes loose over time. Then the main stand hits the ground on every bump.
you must have rode the old model, because I have the new one (Pulsar 180) and it has the problem (stand’s spring is fine). My friend has the same 150 which you are talking about and that has no GC problems. And another friend has new 180, have the same problem. There is a difference in models, you’d know as you had one. It mostly touch ground when…[Read more]
I like the Thunderbird 500, and I wonder why Royal Enfield didn’t think of this before! But of course purists always prefer the Classic. Bike guys @devraj maulick , @rishabh nair may be able to shed more light on this
The new Thunderbird will be more relaxed than the Classic 350. It’ll have more features and will be more practical for the city. It is better looking than the present Thunderbird with its projector headlamp and the fancy paint job. I wouldn’t compare the Classic and the Thunderbird in terms of looks though, they both from very different school of…[Read more]
According to the current scenario Royal Enfield has got only three 500cc bikes, The Dessert Storm, The Classic 500 and the Classic Chrome. Among these no doubt all the attention has been gasped by the Dessert Storm still with the launch of the 500cc Thunderbird there will be an increase in the competition within the models. But if looks are…[Read more]
Ankit, if you have out and out touring on your mind then opt for the TBTS 500 when it is launched, it will share the same specs as the current 500cc, 27.5BHP@5250RPM which serve the Classic 500, Desert Storm and Classic Chrome. The reason why I mentioned touring is because many a time you crave for more power on open highways like the ones in…[Read more]
@Roshun-The main reason for RE holding back on a TBTS 500 for this long was cost, lets hope they manage to get this one right like the others and they have another winner in their hands.
When i think of 500cc, first thing in my mind is fuel tank capacity. Touring comes with that much power but small capacity tanks ruin everything, so if they manages to increase their size, could be much better to ride. 350cc Enfield which are being produced on twin-spark technology are not even close to the classic model which was discontinued…[Read more]
nope touring is not on my mind,i would only use it for small city commutes.but i really liked the raw and matte finish of TBTS 500.
hi guys now i have planned to buy RE tb 500cc ,but still i am confused to choose between tb 500cc & desert storm (so please help me out with these two bikes which would be gud )pls pls
@ Ankit – for the city you can get the TB350 which comes with the exact same specs and color options as the TB500 and is ample to trot around in the city.
@Sameeruddin – take a test ride of both and see which one suits you better. Both have near identical engines but different body styling where the Desert Storme has the rugged military inspired…[Read more]
Which city do you belong to? Although with 61k on the run anything around 3lakhs should be enough for a 6 year old Fiesta. Still have a check at olx.in or carwale.com for current pricing slabs in your city.
Unfortunately resale value on petrol cars has fallen now. 61,000 km in 6 years is fairly moderate usage (less than 900 km a month). If your car is in good condition, you should fetch Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 3.25 lakh.
By the word align do you mean stable? Well yes I have driven the Xylo at 120 and its steady and smooth. Although i felt a bit uncomfortable with the position of the steering.
New has bettered off from the previous one. But 100 kmph is never a problem.
Can you please mention the OTR(On the Road) price that you purchased? Although its a 6 year old model, moreover you are the 2nd owner so according to current scenario may be something around 1.5 Lakhs would be a good tag for your car. By the way which city?
Well as far as Satara is concerned may be you can get 1.5 easily, the more you come closer to Pune the price will depreciate.
Devraj–Thanx..but i have 1 doubt…when we Exchange Car that time Dealer give us discount ..recently i talk with TATA Showrrom about exchange offer.they told me Rs.50000/-exchange offer so i show my Santro .but they told me valuation of my carRs.1 Lacks+50000/-…..is it adjustable???
The valuation figure that the showroom guy said must be 1Lakh plus or minus 50,000 not 1,50,000. I guess so.
Rs. 50,000 exchange bonus? That’s a lot. Usually it’s about Rs. 15,000 as an exchange bonus, plus the valuation for your old car. So if your 2006 Santro is valued at Rs. 1.5 lakh for example, you’ll get a further Rs. 15,000 discount on a new car from that showroom. Effectively, they use the price of your old car as downpayment on a new car.
actually it was Monsoon offer by TATA ….it was great opportunity for me but unfortunately on last day i got offer on last day…