Originally Posted by Narend
Those looking for a VFM
car will not chose Mobilio. But having driven 5k in last two months all I can say is that its a very comfortable car to drive. Absolutely no fatigue during long drives and had couple of enjoyable trips with family. And yes "H" badge has reliability associated with it and there are folks who are willing to pay a premium for it.
Willing to pay premium for what exactly? There is absolutely NOTHING worth such an absurd price in this car. If you have bought it; ok fine and it "seems" to be worth the price you paid. But as an overall product (Against it's rival), it is a very cheap, low-class cost-cut car which I would never ever suggest to anyone (You just are blinded to see the hard facts, since you are an owner, or maybe you never have traveled in an Ertiga). Only people who like Honda or people who are too ignorant/innocent regarding cars will get this (and waste their hard-earned money).
Maruti Offers Auto-door locking at 20kmph on even the Celerio and the Mobilio doesn't have it.
Adjustable seat-belts are available in the Swift and the Mobilio doesn't have it.
Sliding middle-row is available on almost all variants of the Ertiga and the Mobilio doesn't have it on variants except only the top-end.
Tata is upgrading the Nano's interiors and Maruti too have upgraded the interior design into attractive ones with great features. I can compare the Mobilio only with the Nano in terms of Interior space and comfort. The Middle row hardly offered any support for me and the 3rd row is a joke. Nano's rear seats were very comfy with great cushioning.(Ertiga can seat me very comfortably, with adequate space to spare and great support, irrespective of the seat or row I am in. I can sleep happily in the 3rd row for around 2 hours, having fastened my seat-belt.)
Although the Mobilio's middle row folds forward completely, people taller than 5'8" will have a tough time crawling into the 3rd row and there is no flat-folding bay in the Mobilio, so you don't get a flat bed to sleep at night on long drives or for moving house.
Also there is no proper advantage of the 1.5 i-Dtec apart from the low-end response and efficiency.
You see I own an Ertiga and I shift up at 2000-2200 rpm. The noise is very well suppressed even at 110 kmph. The Mobilio on the other hand is very coarse and rough on the ears at around 1800 rpm itself. I can't even imagine me doing 110 kmph in the Mobilio.
There is absolutely NO part or department in which the Mobilio feels premium than the Ertiga.
All I wanted to explain is that Honda is simply taking us Indians for granted and trying to cheat by giving such a (Stupid) product and also they are successful in getting some of these people. I just don't see anything that special in the Mobilio that makes it worth the extra 2 lacs over the Ertiga.
Maybe they are Honda fans.
Cheers and No Offence meant.