TAICOTY '09 - What's Your Choice?


Choose Your TAICOTY ;09

  • Volkswagen Beetle

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  • Nissan Teana

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  • Mercedes E-Class

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  • PAL Rio

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  • Toyota Fortuner

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  • Ford Endeavour

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  • BMW X6

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  • Total voters
    17
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About TAICOTY :



Another New Year and we see a ton of New cars in Indian Market by various car manufacturers. Now let them be from our own local makers - Marutis or Imported Bentleys. Small Cars from Tata or Luxury cars from Mercedes. But what really matters among them? The choice of customers. The choice of people who buy and experience them in real conditions. That is why your very own ultimate automotive community has brought The Automotive India Car Of The Year(TAICOTY) where you will see the real world results by real members.

Our Original Plans were to begin TAICOTY from last year itself. However, Due to some restrictions we couldn't make it happen, But from Now it will be done each and every year and of course, It's our promise that it will get only bigger every time.

The Categories :

The discussion doesn't overs only to TAICOTY, Apart from it, Cars have been divided into following categories;
  • TAI Car Of The Year
  • TAI Hatchback Of The Year
  • TAI Sedan Of The Year
  • TAI Import Of The Year
  • TAI SUV Of The Year
  • TAI Value For Money Car Of The Year
What Do I Look In For When Voting For TAICOTY?

Just what you'll look into when selecting your next car purchase. Yes! TAICOTY will be decided on basis of what practically a car buyer demands and expects from a car. Following are the basic parameters which you may consider;

  • V.F.M
  • Designing
  • Performance
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Comfort
  • Brand Image
  • Dealership Network
  • After Sales & Service
The Nominees :

The Nominees for TAICOTY are -:
  1. Tata Nano
  2. Fiat Grande Punto
  3. Maruti Suzuki Ritz
  4. Honda Jazz
  5. Volkswagen Beetle
  6. Tata Indigo Manza
  7. Chevrolet Cruze
  8. Nissan Teana
  9. Skoda Superb
  10. Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  11. BMW 7-Series
  12. Rolls Royce Ghost
  13. BMW Z4
  14. Porsche Panamera
  15. Tata Xenon
  16. PAL Rio
  17. Mahindra Xylo
  18. Toyota Fortuner
  19. Ford Endeavour
  20. Nissan X-Trail
  21. Land Rover Freelander
  22. Range Rover
  23. BMW X6
The Nominees for TAI Hatchback of The Year are-:

  • Tata Nano
  • Maruti Suzuki Ritz
  • Fiat Grande Punto
  • Honda Jazz
  • Volkswagen Beetle
The Nominees for TAI Saloon of The Year are-:

  • Tata Indigo Manza
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Nissan Teana
  • Skoda Superb
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • BMW 7-Series
The Nominees for TAI SUV of The Year are-:
  • PAL Rio
  • Mahindra Xylo
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Ford Endeavour
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • Land Rover Freelander
  • Range Rover
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • BMW X6

So Waiting for what? Cast your vote for TAICOTY but make sure you mention the reason as well. Hurry, This Poll Closes on 31st January 2010!
 
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Tata Nano



Price:
Rs.1,15,361*

Fuel Options:
Petrol

Variants:


  • Standard
  • CX
  • LX
Engine:
2 Cylinder, 624cc MPFi

  • Power : 32 BHP
  • Torque: 48NM
Transmission:
4 Speed Manual

Fiat Grande Punto



Price:
Rs.4,92,140*

Fuel Options:
Petrol/Diesel

Variants:


  • Active
  • Dynamic
  • Emotion
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1284cc MultiJet (Diesel)

  • Power : 75 BHP
  • Torque: 197NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Maruti Suzuki Ritz



Price:

Rs.4,65,000*

Fuel Options:
Petrol/Diesel

Variants:


  • Lxi/Ldi
  • Vxi/Vdi
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1248cc Multijet (Diesel)

  • Power : 74 BHP
  • Torque: 190NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Honda Jazz



Price:
Rs.6,98,000*

Variants:


  • Base
  • Mode
  • Active
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1198cc

  • Power : 89 BHP
  • Torque: 110NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Volkswagen Beetle



Price:
Rs.20,45,000*

Variants:


  • 2.0l
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1984cc

  • Power : 115 BHP
  • Torque: 172NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Tiptronic

Tata Indigo Manza



Price:
Rs.5,71,000*

Variants:


  • Aqua
  • Aura
  • Aura Plus
  • Aura Saffire
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1248cc

  • Power : 89BHP
  • Torque: 200NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Chevrolet Cruze



Price:
Rs.10,98,000*

Variants:


  • LT
  • LTZ
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1991cc VCDi

  • Power : 32 BHP
  • Torque: 48NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual
 
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Nissan Teana



Price:
Rs.21,00,000*

Variants:


  • 2.5 XL
  • 2.5Xv
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 2496cc

  • Power : 132 BHP
  • Torque: 228NM
Transmission:
CVT

Skoda Superb



Price:
Rs.22,04,000*

Variants:


  • TDi
  • TSI
  • FSi V6
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1968cc

  • Power : 140 BHP
  • Torque: 320NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Automatic

Mercedes-Benz E-Class



Price:
Rs.43,51,000*

Variants:


  • E280
  • E280Cdi
  • E230
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 2987cc

  • Power : 196 BHP
  • Torque: 456NM
Transmission:
7 Speed Auto

BMW 7-Series



Price:
Rs.77,30,000*

Fuel Options:
Petrol/Diesel

Variants:


  • 730Ld
  • 740Li
  • 750Li
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 2993cc

  • Power : 217 BHP
  • Torque: 540NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Auto

Rolls Royce Ghost



Price:
Rs.2,50,00,000*

Variants:


  • 6.6L V12
Engine:
12 Cylinder, 6592cc Di

  • Power : 563BHP
  • Torque: 780NM
Transmission:
8 Speed Automatic

BMW Z4



Price:
Rs.59,00,000*

Fuel Options:
Petrol

Variants:


  • 35i
Engine:
6Cylinder, 2979cc MPFi

  • Power : 306 BHP
  • Torque: 400NM
Transmission:
7 Speed Automatic

Porsche Panamera



Price:
Rs.1,41,74,000*

Variants:


  • S
  • 4S
  • Turbo
Engine:
8 Cylinder, 4806cc DFi

  • Power : 400 BHP
  • Torque: 500NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Manual
 
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Tata Xenon



Price:
Rs.7,62,000*

Variants:


  • EX 4x2
  • EX 4x4
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2179cc Dicor

  • Power : 140BHP
  • Torque: 320NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

PAL Rio



Price:
Rs.5,25,00*

Variants:


  • EX
  • DX
  • LX
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 1489cc

  • Power : 64BHP
  • Torque: 152NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Mahindra Xylo



Price:
Rs.6,44,000*

Variants:


  • E2
  • E4
  • E6
  • E8
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2498cc

  • Power : 112 BHP
  • Torque: 235NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Toyota Fortuner



Price:
Rs.18,45,000*

Variants:


  • 3.0
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2982cc

  • Power : 161 BHP
  • Torque: 141NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Ford Endeavour



Price:

Rs.16,00,000*

Variants:


  • 4x2
  • 4x4
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2499cc

  • Power : 141 BHP
  • Torque: 330NM
Transmission:
5 Speed Manual

Nissan X-Trail



Price:
Rs.20,35,000*

Variants:


  • Comfort
  • Elegance
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2184cc MPFi

  • Power : 136 BHP
  • Torque: 314NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Manual

Land Rover FreeLander



Price:
Rs.33,80,000*

Variants:


  • 2S
  • 2SE
  • 2HSE
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2179cc

  • Power : 154 BHP
  • Torque: 400NM
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual

Range Rover



Price:
Rs.98,50,000*

Variants:


  • TD V8
  • V8
Engine:
8 Cylinder, 3628cc

  • Power : 264 BHP
  • Torque: 640NM
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic

BMW X6



Price:
Rs.67,00,000*

Fuel Options:
Petrol/Diesel

Variants:


  • xDrive 30d
  • xDrive50i
Engine:
6 Cylinder, 2993cc Turbocharged

  • Power : 235 BHP
  • Torque: 520NM
Transmission:
6 Speed Automatic

(Disclaimer -: *All prices are approx. and may vary. Performance Figures may vary as well. Pictures' source: Random Google Image Search.)
 
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Only main cars have been added in the Poll because our Forum's Poll Choice Limits only 15. So all options are unable to sit under single Poll. However, Your vote for them will be still counted. Please try to keep your Post Format in following manner -:
For TAICOTY -
My Choice: Car's Name
Reason: Your Reason

For TAIHOTY (Hatchback)-
My Choice: Car's Name
Reason: Your Reason

For TAISOTY (Sedan) -
My Choice: Car's Name
Reason: Your Reason

For TAISOTY (SUV) -
My Choice: Car's Name
Reason: Your Reason

TAIVFMCOTY (VFM) -
My Choice: Car's Name
Reason: Your Reason
Drive Safe,
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For TAICOTY
My Choice: TATA Nano
Reason: our very first small car and a dream project for Ratan Tata. Kudos to him for making that dream come true!!

TAIHOTY
My Choice: The winner here is clearly Fiat Grande Punto.
Reason: A great Hatch with loads of features and a very affordable price.

TAISOTY-
My Choice: Here the winner here is clearly the Cruze!!
Reason: A great car with a good responsive engine and good FE. The features list is also great and the price tag is also very attractive.

TAISOTY
My Choice: Toyota Fortuner
Reason: A great SUV redefining the looks of an SUV with its masculine and aggressive looks. Toyota's A.S.S wont be a prob here and the buyer will have a hassle free ownership.
TAIVFMCOTY
My Choice: Its Punto in hatches and Manza in Sedan's.
Reason: Both car's are the best from their stables and good VFM. If TATA can improve its A.S.S the they have a great winner with them.
 

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For TAICOTY -
My Choice: Tata Nano
Reason: Tatas showed the world what indians can do! they build the world's cheapest car BUT which is not the most cramped (maruti) nor the most ugliest (renault)!

For TAICOTY (Hatchback)-
My Choice: Punto
Reason: I'll be frank, i just love the looks of this car!

For TAICOTY (Sedan) -
My Choice: BMW 7 series
Reason: I was very confused between the cruze (which surprised me with its feature list) & the superb (which has got the coolest cabin in its category) but ultimately the charm of the BMW wins over!

For TAICOTY (SUV) -
My Choice: BMW X6
Reason: I really wanted the fortuner to win this but then like every other toyota, i feel it is not at all value for money. then comes the range rover which i love but again i feel its a bit too pricey. so i vote for the BMW for creating a new segment altogether & such a wonderful car in the form of the X6.

TAIVFMCOTY (VFM) -
My Choice: Mahindra Xylo
Reason: Had it looked a little better, i would have voted it for the best SUV/MUV. No other car can beat it for VFM IMHO.
 
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For TAICOTY
My Choice: Punto
Reason: Though it is nano which has created waves in auto industry, but by owning Punto, i have attachment with this and i find this to be the car of year.

TAIHOTY
My Choice: Fiat Grande Punto.
Reason: VFM hatch with loads of feature and excellent driving & handling. And then of-course the looks.

TAISOTY-
My Choice: Here the winner here is clearly the Cruze!!
Reason: A great car with a good responsive engine and good FE. The features list is also great and the price tag is also very attractive.

TAISOTY
My Choice: Toyota Fortuner
Reason: This has excellent rsponse when been laucnhed.

TAIVFMCOTY
My Choice: Tata Indigo - Manza.
Reason: This like Punto, has good list of features, excellent size and comfort.
 

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For TAICOTY -
My Choice: Tata Nano
Reason: An impossible project made possible by efforts of Mr.Ratan Tata. Small budget car with smart looks, good features, great space. Though its a small car it doesnt feel so inside, hence TATA NANO.

For TAIHOTY (Hatchback)-
My Choice: FIAT Grande Punto
Reason: Great looks, good A.S.S, good at heart(engines), at a lesser price tag than its rivals of the same segment.

For TAISOTY (Sedan) -
My Choice: Skoda Superb
Reason: Superb luxurious interiors, good feature, good looks(not gorgeous though), a new changed face which makes it look bigger and mightier. Good option for those wishing to buy a premium sedan.

For TAISOTY (SUV) -
My Choice: Toyota Fortuner
Reason: Excellent looks, with 161BHP under your foot, hunger of power is satisfied quite easily. A great blend of performance, Safety and looks.

TAIVFMCOTY (VFM) -
My Choice: Fiat Grande Punto(Hatch)
Tata Indigo Manza(Sedan)
Mahindra Xylo(MUV)

Reason: For Punto, i have already stated above.
For Manza, has quite a lot of feature at a much lower price.
XYlo, good drivability, low price, good build quality.
 
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First of all cheers to TAI for TAICOTY. [clap]

For TAICOTY -

My Choice: Chevrolet Cruze
Reason: Ultimate car which ticks all the boxes of what a genuine buyer would desire.

For TAIHOTY (Hatchback)-
My Choice: Grande Punto
Reason: A great MJD powered hatchback with brilliant looks in the class and among rivals.Just lacks behind because of FIATs ASS.

For TAISOTY (Sedan) -
My Choice: Nissan Teana
Reason: I would have rather opted the superb because its simply superb butt again the horror stories of Skoda service reminds me. i've chosen teana because its nissan which has a brand image.

For TAISOTY (SUV) -
My Choice: Mahindra Xylo
Reason: a good looking MUV which is suitable in a middle class family budget

TAIVFMCOTY (VFM) -
My Choice: Tata Nano
Reason: What else cheap you can get in Rs.1 Lakhs!?!
 
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For TAICOTY -
My Choice: Skoda Superb 1.8 TSi
Reason: Simply the best car out there now with a perfect blend of performance and comfort mixed with luxury.

For TAIHOTY (Hatchback)-
My Choice: FIAT Grande Punto
Reason: Great Looker with good mileage and power. Plus, it comes at a mouth-watering price. [glasses]

For TAISOTY (Sedan) -
My Choice: TATA Indigo Manza
Reason: Great all-rounder. Great looks, and power to match the looks. And it is pretty aggressively priced too.

For TAISOTY (SUV) -
My Choice: BMW X6
Reason: Great looking fast SUV. Power is simply astonishing compared to its size!

TAIVFMCOTY (VFM) -
My Choice: TATA Nano
Reason: Because it is really cheap! And i think it is worth the money!
 
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TAI Car Of The Year


Indigo Manza

Manza.JPG


This car is one of the best ever from TATA's stable.

With extreme luxury & comfort redefined at the entry level, I couldn't think about any other cars in this price tag!


My other choices to follow soon. Stay tuned!
 
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