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5 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

Never heard of 1L for booking in this range. Hyundai takes 25K for Creta, 22K refundable on cancellation. Honda asks for 11k iirc. Maruti asked for 500 when I enquired about the Ciaz.

My friend paid 50k for Seltos, 5 months ago and only just got it.

I was quoted 1L for Hector Plus and Slavia.

50k for Kushaq.

I know it's too much so I am just gonna check out some other branch.

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I paid 25k booking amount back in 2020 when I booked my Seltos HTX petrol. Got the car within 1 and half month in Bangalore.

50k booking amount and 5 months waiting period sounds crazy.
That too in a place like Delhi, it suppose to be cheaper.

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11 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

My friend paid 50k for Seltos, 5 months ago and only just got it.

I was quoted 1L for Hector Plus and Slavia.

50k for Kushaq.

I know it's too much so I am just gonna check out some other branch.

When we got the Seltos (Oct'21), only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

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3 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

When we got the Seltos, only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

 

Demands are crazy, bro. 

 

I've been quoted similar prices elsewhere in Noida, Delhi etc. 

 

Most places want minimum 40k as deposit and have 4-8 months of waiting for the popular cars. 

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10 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

 

Demands are crazy, bro. 

 

I've been quoted similar prices elsewhere in Noida, Delhi etc. 

 

Most places want minimum 40k as deposit and have 4-8 months of waiting for the popular cars. 

Yup I know. Had booked the Creta in Oct for 25K, got it cancelled this week and got back 22K. My number wasn't even in line for Feb according to the dealership. 

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Booking amount for Kushaq is 25k. Octavia, Superb is 50k. I don’t know why the waiting period for Kushaq as I had seen more than 25 Kushaq’s in stockyard and sales rep told me apart for one variant (something with 6 airbag) all others are immediately available. 

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41 minutes ago, LordSpymaster said:

When we got the Seltos (Oct'21), only paid 25K as the booking amount. Not sure why your local dealer is asking for this much

Supply crunch most probably.

They don't want people backing out.

12 minutes ago, sumanth said:

Booking amount for Kushaq is 25k. Octavia, Superb is 50k. I don’t know why the waiting period for Kushaq as I had seen more than 25 Kushaq’s in stockyard and sales rep told me apart for one variant (something with 6 airbag) all others are immediately available. 

I don't know. I was enquiring for top of the line petrol version and the color combination I wanted was apparently not available.

 

43 minutes ago, SaiKO said:

I paid 25k booking amount back in 2020 when I booked my Seltos HTX petrol. Got the car within 1 and half month in Bangalore.

50k booking amount and 5 months waiting period sounds crazy.
That too in a place like Delhi, it suppose to be cheaper.

Lot has changed since 2020.

50k is standard across cars in the 20-20L segment.

Maybe they aren't expecting Slavia and Hector Plus to just roll off the line.

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32 minutes ago, KunjanPSD said:

Supply crunch most probably.

They don't want people backing out.

I don't know. I was enquiring for top of the line petrol version and the color combination I wanted was apparently not available.

 

Lot has changed since 2020.

50k is standard across cars in the 20-20L segment.

Maybe they aren't expecting Slavia and Hector Plus to just roll off the line.

Just tell the dealership the online website quotes booking is 35k then why are you asking for more, tell him you will report it to Skoda. No one can force you to pay extra booking amount. Zac Hollis (India Head for Skoda) is super active and prompt on twitter. Just check 1-2 dealers Kushaq should be easily available with a waiting of 1-2 months, some showrooms have car in stock for next day delivery. Slavia has a long wait time. Hector/Creta/Seltos all are 8-10 months and they will talk to you as if they are doing you a favor by attending to you. 

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Kushaq top variant is on demand, and only that I think it has a 2-3 months waiting period. 

The mid/ambition variant should be available at good discounts for the 2021 stock, (75-1L) discount. 

 

I gave in and got the 1.5 Turbo Style in December, it was the last available 2021 style variant in stock with the dealer, then. It's a hoot to drive! 

Since you've shortlisted the Kushaq@KunjanPSD, I would totally recommend getting the 1.5! 

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37 minutes ago, Bird Bird Bird said:

What are people's thoughts on Alcazar ?

I didn't really like it. The front seats are fine. The back seats are cramped because they had to stuff in that 3rd row of seats. The less said about that 3rd row, the better. It's useless, unless you're making toddlers sit there. Driving wise, the diesel felt exactly like the Creta diesel but a bit worse ig? IMO Tucson or Creta are better choices from the Hyundai lineup. 

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1 minute ago, Dingbat123 said:

I didn't really like it. The front seats are fine. The back seats are cramped because they had to stuff in that 3rd row of seats. The less said about that 3rd row, the better. It's useless, unless you're making toddlers sit there. Driving wise, the diesel felt exactly like the Creta diesel but a bit worse ig? IMO Tucson or Creta are better choices from the Hyundai lineup. 

 

Still looking for a 6 seater. :cry:

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2 minutes ago, SuperT said:

Wait for a couple of months Kia and Jeep both are coming out with 7 seaters soon. More the competition more the discount on existing 7 seaters. 

 Kia and Jeep will hit upwards of 25-30L i guess. 

 

I drove an XL6, and I did not enjoy the driving. Same for Triber. 

 

Back to looking at a 2nd hand Innova. 

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Except for absolutely fail models every other is on a waiting list due to chip shortage. Expect anywhere from 4-8 months of waiting for popular ones. When we got our Sonet in September it was on a 5 month minimum waiting and we got it in 2 months due to lot of haggling and approach. It's better to book with couple of dealers so whoever gets first may help in reduced waiting period. The situation with chip shortage is unlikely to be solved by this year atleast.

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On 1/21/2022 at 4:46 PM, KunjanPSD said:

Supply crunch most probably.

They don't want people backing out.

I don't know. I was enquiring for top of the line petrol version and the color combination I wanted was apparently not available.

 

Lot has changed since 2020.

50k is standard across cars in the 20-20L segment.

Maybe they aren't expecting Slavia and Hector Plus to just roll off the line.

I dont know if you are still in the market for a car. I went with a family member to check out cars today - both Kushaq and Taigun readily available. 

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21 minutes ago, SuperT said:

I dont know if you are still in the market for a car. I went with a family member to check out cars today - both Kushaq and Taigun readily available. 

Yes, I am.

Just waiting to try Hector too. Been a bit busy, will decide which to get soon.

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On 1/21/2022 at 7:37 PM, Bird Bird Bird said:

 Kia and Jeep will hit upwards of 25-30L i guess. 

 

I drove an XL6, and I did not enjoy the driving. Same for Triber. 

 

Back to looking at a 2nd hand Innova. 

Kia Carens have nailed it with the pricing. Check it out. Its priced better than the XL6 and has more features/safety. Also, the 6th row is actually usable in the Carens. Don't know about the drive though, it has a diesel and petrol option so you can test drive both and see. 

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