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2 hours 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.

 

 

 

I would totally recommend going for Seltos. Nothing beats the looks, features and resale value. I have paid through the nose for servicing my Tata Aria. They literally wait for your warranty to get over and then start finding errors that previously werent there and cost a lot to fix. I am sorry to say that Tata Motors is a really great car manufacturer but a very poor service provider. I rejected Nexon EV for the same reason. I cry every time I fill petrol but I will not touch another Tata for a decade more. 

 

My relatives in Noida bought a Tata Harrier after riding my Aria (it is a great car) and they were blown away with the quality. But their new car was literally in the garage for 6 months. 

 

 

Skoda:- driver's car. sh*t service. Poor resale. 

Honda:- Can close shop anytime.

Tata:- Great cars. Poor service.

Maruti:- Lel car.

Hyundai:- Shitty design.

 

Kia:- FTW. 

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11 hours ago, harsh1387 said:

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

Yes, I myself am planning to get the 5th gen city sometime this year. Do have a look. 

10 hours ago, Bhpian Bali said:

Honda:- Can close shop anytime.

:nerves: Are there any rumours?

 

10 hours ago, Bhpian Bali said:

I would totally recommend going for Seltos. Nothing beats the looks, features and resale value.

Yup, have a Seltos in the house and its pretty darn good. Would recommend it.

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5 hours ago, LordSpymaster said:

 

:nerves: Are there any rumours?

Unfortunately, yes. People think Honda might be the next company to exit the Indian market after Ford. 
No new launches, just facelifts:roflroll:
There is no significant upgrades or a WOW factor in any of their cars and let's not forget the demand for SUVs here.

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2 hours ago, BRHeadHunter said:

Yeah. people think Honda might be the next to exit the Indian market after Ford. 
No new launches, just facelifts:roflroll:
There is no significant upgrades or a WOW factor in any of their cars and let's not forget the demand for SUVs here.

And not to forget quality has gone to sh*t, and it is no more an aspirational brand anymore.

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Seltos is great, if it weren't for the short-change that they do to the Indian customers in terms of safety.
For that alone, they don't deserve the sales figure that they are able to put up.
But alas, despite knowing that, most Indians don't have a problem in going for it :wallbash:

I would say, keep away from Seltos, if you're going to take it out on long highway usage. For City use, it should be fine!

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43 minutes ago, AtheK said:

And not to forget quality has gone to sh*t, and it is no more an aspirational brand anymore.

I had taken a test drive of the 5th gen city 2 weeks back, and found the quality to be quite good. In the sedan segment, Honda still seems to be near the top.

 

Autocar had made this comparison video in this segment. 

 

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18 hours ago, KunjanPSD said:

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.

An electric car would work perfectly for this kind of usage. The Kona is worth checking out. Don’t sweat on wireless CarPlay/AA. There are adapters available for both and they work well. 

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47 minutes ago, abhi90 said:

Honda exiting the market would be :panic:

IKR For middle class Indians Honda has been the biggest aspirational brand for generations. It's always been you start with a Maruti 800/Alto and hope to buy a Honda City one day. I know the times have changed a lot since then but seeing honda leave would be really sad. 

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@KunjanPSDcheck the octavia style variant, I picked up L&K variant 10days back and boy it’s awesome. you might find 2021 manufactured car with discounts. 
Have both Creta 1st gen diesel 1.6 and Tucson 4*4 pre face lift. By driving all these I can defiantly tell you if you want driving pleasure go for Skoda or VW. If you want fuss free ownership just go for Honda or Hyundai. 

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1 hour ago, achilles said:

An electric car would work perfectly for this kind of usage. The Kona is worth checking out. Don’t sweat on wireless CarPlay/AA. There are adapters available for both and they work well. 

Charging is not favourable yet because of screwed up parking. And I don't want to use an adapter for something which can come built in.

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5 hours ago, LordSpymaster said:
2 hours ago, Ram Dante said:

Seltos is great, if it weren't for the short-change that they do to the Indian customers in terms of safety.

Yup, have a Seltos in the house and its pretty darn good. Would recommend it.

Safety rating is the only reason for me to not consider Seltos. It's better than MG Hector for sure when it comes to other areas but can't really compromise on safety.

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@KunjanPSD
I would recommend the Honda City first. Great sedan, tried and tested for quite some time here.

My second recommendation would be the new Slavia. Skoda is improving their after-sales to catch up with competitors. Though I would suggest you wait for some time if you're looking to get this car as it's new.

An SUV doesn't fit your needs as it's a large vehicle and it consumes more fuel when compared to sedans.

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25 minutes ago, sumanth said:

@KunjanPSDcheck the octavia style variant, I picked up L&K variant 10days back and boy it’s awesome. you might find 2021 manufactured car with discounts. 

We need a new car because now 2 people need to get out of the house but the usage will still be minimal, moderate at best.

I would spend that much money if there was an actual, frequent use of the car and I do like Octavia a lot but it won't make sense to make that investment.

And anyway, 25L is the limit for my mom, especially even since I started working. Anything over that, I will need to put in and that's not what I want to do, lol.

Should have gotten the car before I got a job.

 

1 minute ago, BRHeadHunter said:

@KunjanPSD
I would recommend the Honda City first. Great sedan, tried and tested for quite some time here.

My second recommendation would be the new Slavia. Skoda is improving their after-sales to catch up with competitors. Though I would suggest you wait for some time if you're looking to get this car as it's new.

An SUV doesn't fit your needs as it's a large vehicle and it consumes more fuel when compared to sedans.

My go to choice was Civic only. My friend owns it and it's a delight. Was even looking for any unsold inventory but couldn't find it.

New City is great but I like Slavia better.

Right now Hector, Slavia and Kushaq are on my try list. Will check out all of them or even some other suggestions before buying.

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14 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

We need a new car because now 2 people need to get out of the house but the usage will still be minimal, moderate at best.

I would spend that much money if there was an actual, frequent use of the car and I do like Octavia a lot but it won't make sense to make that investment.

And anyway, 25L is the limit for my mom, especially even since I started working. Anything over that, I will need to put in and that's not what I want to do, lol.

Should have gotten the car before I got a job.

Recommended octavia coz you were looking at civic. Didn’t know the budget. But you can get up to 2lac discount on ex showroom. I got around 1.6 for L&K on ex showroom. 
 

I would personally stay away from discontinued model. Availability  of spare parts might be a problem in future. 
 

When speaking to skoda GM while negotiating octavia we talked salvia too and he told skoda might price salvia close to Honda city. And had several booking already in Bangalore. 

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Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

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10 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

1L booking amount is crazy. It shouldn't be more than 20-30k. For something like a Skoda Kodiaq which is a 40L car (on road) the booking amount is 50k. BTW why don't you book online on their official website ? It is 35k for the Kushaq on their website. Also, Kushaq waiting is only 1-2 months not more than that. 

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42 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Just enquired about Hector, Slavia and Kushaq. Got quoted 4-6 months for the model I was looking for, lol. 

1L booking amount with no clear delivery date. What's the point of putting down this much money only to wait?

 

And the salesman just try to spew things like demand is high, it's only gonna get worse. 

I am like "Bhai, tumhare pass stock hi nhi hai isliye delay hai".

 

You can try used cars if you're okay with that. You might be able to find some less than 2year old mint cars from genuine owners. you can even do that as a stop-gap arrangement for one or two years, till you find an upcoming model which you will totally like. 

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