Originally Posted by raj_5004
^^^ Finally a good decision, so what if it's not by you..!
May I ask - |
1) Why 3 XUVs?
Coz 1 will be in Pune, other 2 will be at Nagpur.
All are W6. No white in W6.
Reason buying W6 is we don't have faith in W8 fancy gadgets & basic safety features are already there. And as the drive will be on roads only, AWD or hill ascent/descent system was not required. And for this spending 13% more was not worth.
3) Who was the decision maker?
Me. But I still hate UVs.
The producer wanted an item song, so choice was limited amongst available item dancers !!
4) What did you want to buy? I guess a Cruze or Laura...
+1. Other option was VW Jetta. For proper SUV, I recommended Chevy Captiva as all wanted something not too big like Ford Endy/Fortuner. Add to it poor A.s.s of Chevy in that area & no one wanted to spend 20L or more on UV. Other thing was Tod fod ho jaave to jyada kharcha na hoiyo
! (Even if UV is hit or gets hammered, the repair costs shouldn't be high).
Here is the complete story :-
My uncle, mama (maternal uncle) & brother wanted something which can carry 5-6 person. Here are different reasons.
Uncle - He already has few cars, & now required something which can be better to travel in rural/town areas & for emergency purpose to seat 6 person. More important aspect was depreciation & the amount which he could spent on vehicle was not more than 15L, not that he can't buy 20-30L vehicle but it wasn't fitting the bill for depreciation. In this range, there is nothing apart from XUV. Aria, sure it was there but he wouldn't be travelling with 6 person + luggage. In that case, they prefer 2 cars/sedans which is more comfy for long journeys & more safer & faster. Hence, the decision was more forced than voluntary one due to lack of option.
Mamaji - Is a fellow of influence in Vidarbha area of MH & many often he travels with no less than 5 person. XUV fitted the bill as short journeys are possible without major issue. And then there are rural areas also where he needs to travel & A.S.S should be good. Hence, M & M fitted the bill in budget. He already has Tata Indigo, Safari; so he said for change, he would like to opt for non-Tata. Aria was gone because of this.
Bro - Is copy cat of mamaji, whatever vehicle he wants to buy copies from that of mamaji.
Though this is not the case for all vehicles but is true for atleast 70% of times. He liked XUV because of the raw look. And as he is involved in politics (supports our opposition party
), he wanted something which looked brute. Aria was too sophisticated (He likes brute, I like sophistication). Add to it he owns Tata cars/Tata serviced cars like a Punto, Sumo (now sold), Grande, Indigo & wanted some change. He too wanted for depreciation benefit & something which can substitute grande. As Grande was well maintained & over 2 yrs old, he already had offers in hand. He though was happy with 5 seats coz last row will be used to carry his dogs & some goods, just the way they were in Grande. He has recently purchased a 68 acre property on Nagpur-Wardha road & built a farm house in it. The road inside the plot is of over 1.2 kms !! He is not planning to build tar road to maintain natural beauty, hence wanted something which can travel on kuccha road with heavy amount of goods (not luggage but something like household items & farm related stuff). He just wanted 5 seats + dog seats/rough goods carrier & XUV fitted the bill. The A.s.s of M & M is also good there.
He was happy with Storme but as there is no commitment of launch & he didn't want to loose depreciation, we opted for XUV; else we would be amongst first buyers of Storme.
Fortuner on other side are largely available in bulk in resale/2nd hand market in Vidarbha area because the maintenance costs after 1.5 yrs are tooo high, not to forget junk ride quality with bouncy ride. Many who own one have back probs after long distance travel. Fortuner was therefore not in the list in all cases.
And last but not the least, not all are true UV lovers; all own no less than 4-5 vehicles & this is mere addition to it. Even now, when they go out with family, it is the sedans & as usual, the ladies hate trucks so UV can never substitute our cars. :)
Will post pics & first hand experience once they are delivered.