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1 hour ago, SuperT said:

You can check out the Kushaq and Taigun also, Skoda just launched the Slavia - worth checking out.

 

9 minutes ago, aquaticbullet said:

 

Your usage will define what car would suit you.

Car usage ? (General city runs or highway usage or mix of both)

Usual seating ? (2 ppl or 4)

We won't be selling Polo, even after 10years it only has 23k kms, so you get the usage, lol.

General city usage, don't expect it to run more than 10kms a day. Only on some occassions, maybe more than that. 

Space isn't a problem, majorly only 2 people will be in a car at once.

 

Only thing I am looking for is a good sound system, a great console, Carplay/Android Auto which is really fluid (not sure if Indian options have wireless options?).

The last one is absolutely the priority.

Other than that, a decent mileage with good ride quality and experience.

 

I am not even interested in Kia and Hyundai. 

Haven't tested Skoda ever but have heard horrible stories about the service situation.

VW is really good but the hardly the console lives upto it.

 

MG Hector is an option because my friend has one and likes it a lot plus has decent safety rating.

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32 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

 

We won't be selling Polo, even after 10years it only has 23k kms, so you get the usage, lol.

General city usage, don't expect it to run more than 10kms a day. Only on some occassions, maybe more than that. 

Space isn't a problem, majorly only 2 people will be in a car at once.

 

Only thing I am looking for is a good sound system, a great console, Carplay/Android Auto which is really fluid (not sure if Indian options have wireless options?).

The last one is absolutely the priority.

Other than that, a decent mileage with good ride quality and experience.

 

I am not even interested in Kia and Hyundai. 

Haven't tested Skoda ever but have heard horrible stories about the service situation.

VW is really good but the hardly the console lives upto it.

 

MG Hector is an option because my friend has one and likes it a lot plus has decent safety rating.

Both the Taigun and Kushaq models have wireless apple carplay and Android auto with wireless charging. I guess the Kia and MG cars also have it, not so sure. If you are looking for value for money and feature rich cars then the Korean twins will obviously not disappoint. But if you love driving cars which have brilliant handling and control then the VW and Skoda are no-brainers.

 

Skoda and VW both now offer 4 yr. warranty as standard and also give you an option to take upfront maintenance packages. They are doing this to overhaul their image in India. They have come a long way and done a pretty good job of improving their image, specially Skoda as their service centres really damaged their image in the recent past. But like I said call up the showroom and arrange for test drives at home and then take a final call. 

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Some one who owns a Vento from 6+ years I test drove the Kushaq and Taigun both, as we were looking to change car. The engine is a gem, steering is no way close to what it used to be, still OK. The interiors are wanting, hard plastics galore and don't think they have wireless android auto or carplay, it is wired (I might be wrong).

 

But then again Seltos and Creta are hardly any good themselves, though they are loaded with features. I still need to drive the Creta turbo once.

 

Check Slavia once, it has got good ground clearance for Sedan. The engine is good too.

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2 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Some one who owns a Vento from 6+ years I test drove the Kushaq and Taigun both, as we were looking to change car. The engine is a gem, steering is no way close to what it used to be, still OK. The interiors are wanting, hard plastics galore and don't think they have wireless android auto or carplay, it is wired (I might be wrong).

 

But then again Seltos and Creta are hardly any good themselves, though they are loaded with features. I still need to drive the Creta turbo once.

 

Check Slavia once, it has got good ground clearance for Sedan. The engine is good too.

Taigun has wireless android auto/carplay for sure not so sure about Kushaq. 

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2 minutes ago, SuperT said:

Taigun has wireless android auto/carplay for sure not so sure about Kushaq. 

Yes you are right, it is the expensive sibling Tiguan which is missing it. Surprising omission.

 

That said so many cars, but nothing seems perfect. Jeep compass is one car which I completely love and think has all the check boxes when it comes to features, but then again it is so so expensive. Petrol variant is lacking power, diesel is freakin expensive, and rear bench is a little less.

 

Waiting for the new Tucson

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Just now, AtheK said:

Yes you are right, it is the expensive sibling Tiguan which is missing it. Surprising omission.

 

That said so many cars, but nothing seems perfect. Jeep compass is one car which I completely love and think has all the check boxes when it comes to features, but then again it is so so expensive. Petrol variant is lacking power, diesel is freakin expensive, and rear bench is a little less.

 

Waiting for the new Tucson

Jeep Compass is a brilliant car but overpriced by 3-4 lakhs. It is a very bad situation to be a buyer right now - due to shortages there are hardly any discount and really long waiting period. Tiguan doesn't make sense now that the Kodiaq has launched. I dont know why they are not considering the Karoq and T-Roc seriously for the Indian market. Brilliant cars but they keep the supplies limited to 1k-2k every year in CBU format which hurts the pricing. There is a lack of good options in the 15-20 lakhs segment and the Karoq and T-Roc are amazing in that segment if they can assemble them in India and take the Indian market seriously. 

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2 minutes ago, SuperT said:

Jeep Compass is a brilliant car but overpriced by 3-4 lakhs. It is a very bad situation to be a buyer right now - due to shortages there are hardly any discount and really long waiting period. Tiguan doesn't make sense now that the Kodiaq has launched. I dont know why they are not considering the Karoq and T-Roc seriously for the Indian market. Brilliant cars but they keep the supplies limited to 1k-2k every year in CBU format which hurts the pricing. There is a lack of good options in the 15-20 lakhs segment and the Karoq and T-Roc are amazing in that segment if they can assemble them in India and take the Indian market seriously. 

Ya Karoq would have been perfect, Kodiaq is so expensive, but then it is well priced in it's segment.

 

I really like the tata twins, but that Infotainment system is an eye sore, so tough to get osmething which is near perfect. If you really want to look at something near perfect, it has to be the Petrol Turbo Creta top end.

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1 hour ago, KunjanPSD said:

 

We won't be selling Polo, even after 10years it only has 23k kms, so you get the usage, lol.

General city usage, don't expect it to run more than 10kms a day. Only on some occassions, maybe more than that. 

Space isn't a problem, majorly only 2 people will be in a car at once.

 

Only thing I am looking for is a good sound system, a great console, Carplay/Android Auto which is really fluid (not sure if Indian options have wireless options?).

The last one is absolutely the priority.

Other than that, a decent mileage with good ride quality and experience.

 

I am not even interested in Kia and Hyundai. 

Haven't tested Skoda ever but have heard horrible stories about the service situation.

VW is really good but the hardly the console lives upto it.

 

MG Hector is an option because my friend has one and likes it a lot plus has decent safety rating.

 

General city usage and Hector / Slavia etc. won't go hand in hand.

Do check out Nissan Kicks. Its a great product (marred by shitty marketing). You will be surprised by its turning radius. Bonus point - its a slow moving model and hence you can negotiate decent discounts.

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2 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Ya Karoq would have been perfect, Kodiaq is so expensive, but then it is well priced in it's segment.

 

I really like the tata twins, but that Infotainment system is an eye sore, so tough to get osmething which is near perfect. If you really want to look at something near perfect, it has to be the Petrol Turbo Creta top end.

Almost 8-10 months waiting for the Creta :ko:

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1 minute ago, SuperT said:

Almost 8-10 months waiting for the Creta :ko:

Ya because it is one of the most rounded car today, I can't get myself to like that front, the new facelift with Tucosn grill looks better.

 

If hyundai can keep the new Tucson priced at almost the same price ballpark as current one, I will pick the Diesel top end, the interiors look smashing, Diesel engine is very powerful, Should be the best possible way to sign off the IC engines before we make switch to EV as next car.

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2 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Ya because it is one of the most rounded car today, I can't get myself to like that front, the new facelift with Tucosn grill looks better.

 

If hyundai can keep the new Tucson priced at almost the same price ballpark as current one, I will pick the Diesel top end, the interiors look smashing, Diesel engine is very powerful, Should be the best possible way to sign off the IC engines before we make switch to EV as next car.

Agreed. Creta's exterior styling just doesn't sit well with me. Also, I think the design wont age well. I love the VAG group cars styling so understated yet striking. Tucson has always been VFM and if they price it right they will have another car with 10 months waiting and bumper sales. 

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3 hours ago, KunjanPSD said:

Need suggestions for a new car as our Polo is no longer enough to service our needs. Either a sedan or a compact SUV like Seltos.

 

I had Honda Civic in mind but it has been discontinued and not sure when the new version will come.

A hybrid is what I am targetting.

 

Let me know if there are any suggestions or if some new car is coming out soon.

Budget?

Your usage demands a petrol only. 

Once budget is confirmed then only suggestions will be of value.

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23 minutes ago, harsh1387 said:

Budget?

Your usage demands a petrol only. 

Once budget is confirmed then only suggestions will be of value.

I mean, we as a family don't really invest in depreciating value assets (for the lack of better words). Typical Govt. job, academic background situation.

Need a decent car because two people need to get out the house now, the new one being me.

So targetting 20-25L.

Wouldn't mind spending less, lol.

 

I don't see any value in going more than that. Until and unless there is a real tangible benefit in going over that, not gonna spend more. That's why Honda Civic was checking all the points.

 

I don't like Creta, hate the look.

Taigun is really boring, interior wise.

Tucson is gonna be closer to 30L.

Can consider Slavia and Kushaq.

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We bought Ex model Petrol (2nd lowest variant) of Creta few months back. Even that has wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay. I assume top models would obviously have it.

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7 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

I mean, we as a family don't really invest in depreciating value assets (for the lack of better words). Typical Govt. job, academic background situation.

 

Need a decent car because two people need to get out the house now, the new one being me.

So targetting 20-25L.

Wouldn't mind spending less, lol.

 

I don't see any value in going more than that. Until and unless there is a real tangible benefit in going over that, not gonna spend more. That's why Honda Civic was checking all the points.

 

I don't like Creta, hate the look.

Taigun is really boring, interior wise.

Tucson is gonna be closer to 30L.

Can consider Slavia and Kushaq.

Harrier or Safari?

 

I see you are in Delhi, abse kam road tax hai bhai, maze lo zindagi ke!!

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9 minutes ago, AtheK said:

Harrier or Safari?

 

I see you are in Delhi, abse kam road tax hai bhai, maze lo zindagi ke!!

Yehi do option hai kya?

Wasn't thinking of buying a Tata.

 

Bhai, maze toh me le lu but jabse job start kari hai tabse mom ne haath baand liye hai apne, lol. 

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4 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Yehi do option hai kya?

Wasn't thinking of buying a Tata.

 

Bhai, maze toh me le lu but jabse job start kari hai tabse mom ne haath baand liye hai apne, lol. 

25 lac main harrier mast hai, though safari has more features.

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If you are checking Slavia then check out Honda City too. Almost all needed features, great engine, Honda reliability and it is really spacious. 

 

Harrier and Safari only comes in diesel. For your usage and NCR ban scenario stick with petrol only. 

 

XUV700 could have been a good option but waiting is too long. Similar is for Creta, Seltos. 

 

Kushaq might have less waiting. Compass is overpriced plus Keep service is a nightmare. 

 

How about Hector? 

The only issue it has is low mileage but as your usage is quite less that's a non issue. Otherwise very good engine and all creatures comforts. Do check it out.

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14 minutes ago, AtheK said:

25 lac main harrier mast hai, though safari has more features.

 

5 minutes ago, harsh1387 said:

How about Hector? 

I will start checking out Hector, Harrier and Slavia.

If Civic 2022 would have been released then it would have been no question purchase for me.

Thanks.

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