VISITOR hello there..
AGENT Good Afternoon
VISITOR very good afternoon
VISITOR are you a car expert..??
AGENT let me not try to say so, our idea is to facilitate prospective car buyers in india as an advisor
AGENT Our team members have been associated with cars as users and writers for some years now
VISITOR ok.. so you can give me better advice in buying..??is that true..??
AGENT one can always try and then hope we have done our job well
VISITOR ok.. look im planning to upgrade my car after 12 years of driving Santro xing .. i've plans to upgrade it to 7 or 8 seater now.
AGENT that's a huge jump
AGENT most 8 seaters are normally commercial vehicle, I think what you mean is a self-use vehicle
VISITOR as i'm done with my Santro and it has started giving me fair enough services..
AGENT yes 12 years is a long time
VISITOR so i'm planning to buy myself an SUV or MPV
VISITOR and as i've limited budget as of now..
AGENT the reason I said its going to be a big jump is basically because of size of teh new car
AGENT SUVs or MPVs are far bigger sized vehicle and they take some time getting used to
VISITOR i think i've made myself use to such cars.. I’ve driven Innova to bolero to Ertiga.. so its fine
AGENT that's a good approach
AGENT i had a problem in doing so
VISITOR i've a bigger family of 6 of us..
AGENT yes then a 7 seater makes sense
VISITOR so i don't think any hatchback or sedan can surface my needs..
AGENT I agree
VISITOR so as per my budget i've finally decided to go with either Honda B-RV or Renault Lodgy
VISITOR i've test driven both.. which gave me very comfort drive..
VISITOR very much like car type feeling..
AGENT Between the two I will avoid BRV - over priced, under powered and under featured
AGENT Renault Lodgy yes, maybe because it will be more value for money than BRV
VISITOR but i think don't you think the brand matters..??
AGENT Yes it does but I am sure you intend keeping it for long, if your past trend is coinsidered
AGENT in that case, what you feel nice should be bought rather than brands
AGENT plus after using a car for over 5 years, what resale value you get should hardly matter (at least so I believe) as you would have enjoyed it thoroughly
VISITOR yeh i agree.. but i'm still very confused with resale value, after sale services and later trouuble..
VISITOR as Lodgy was launched long back.. but never attrackted much buyers..
AGENT both cars are going to hit you pocket nearly equally, both will not have good resale also as they are not popular today, therefore go for lower priced car which will probably depreciate less in absolute terms
VISITOR i do have a plan to keep for long minimum 5 years.. but now sure how renault is in terms of there service point of view, parts easily available..
AGENT haven't heard major negatives on parts availability as you keep on hearing about VW, plus you are right that Lodgy is not a popular vehicle, but then BRV fleeces
AGENT for me its just not value for money, plus the 3rd row is an apology, head room is bad due to sloping roof
AGENT at least 3 rd in Lodgy is not bad due to its Van shape
VISITOR but i find these are the only 2 cars which i can accmodate as per my budget..and more over it is driven by my wife also quite often..
VISITOR yeh true..
VISITOR B-rv does sound very crampy in terms of 7 seater..
AGENT Unfortunately, that's how one realises that Indian car market doe snot have many choices
VISITOR i'm in a big dilemma .. haven't seen much of Lodgy on road.. haven;t seen much of B-rv on road either..
AGENT You have done a perfect analysis
VISITOR but then.. when it comes os budget thats the maximum i could stretch..
VISITOR Ertiga is not recommended by my friend..
VISITOR he says it's a swift with bigger body.. no power to pull..
AGENT Ertiga too small for your use
VISITOR when they are 7 sitting with luggage the vehicle doesn't pull at all..
VISITOR even you are right.. if i've to use the car for longer period.. how does resale value matters..
AGENT at what price are you getting Lodgy
AGENT because Tata Motors is coming with Hexa, however, base price will be staring 12 lacs
VISITOR 110ps Stepway 8 seater top model im getting for almost 14L on road..
VISITOR no i checked Hexa's base price starts with 15L on road..
AGENT No car prices are yet to be announced, its expected to be starting 12 lacs
VISITOR do you think i can Innova's older version in that price range..?
VISITOR i've asked dealers from my town..
AGENT yes good idea, Toyota cars are known to last long, plus service cost is also quite manageable
AGENT we are not into used cars, so will not be much help there
VISITOR no i'm asking .. are they selling older versions in better prices after crysta..??
AGENT however, keeping in mind the options available, my suggestion wait for Hexa price and keep on exploring Innova option in 2nd hand market
AGENT no they will not have older version
VISITOR i don't want to go with second hand.. i know who ever will have Innova they would rubbed it thoroughly..
AGENT not necessarily, personal use Innova would be a good buy
VISITOR and don't think second vehicles have better life span..after it is completed 5 years..
AGENT I am sorry but I do not agree with you on that
VISITOR and i cannot get Innova second hand in that price range
AGENT So wait for Hexa and if reqd stretch a little
VISITOR it will all be either of 2008 to 2012 model..
VISITOR Tata motors..?? i find it not worth when it comes to bigger vehicles..
AGENT yes Tata Motors, things have improved a lot with them, Tiago is a fine example of dramatic improvement that they have managed
AGENT please check, our test drivers have done some drives and have fallen in love with the car
VISITOR i owed Tata indica diesel version and was very disappointed..
AGENT I am not holding for Tata Motors, I think, you need to look at them with new eyes
VISITOR sumo was bad due to tyres..
VISITOR safari storme was flop..
AGENT test drive before writing it off