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Guys Budget for Petrol/Diesel Heads
Budget 2012-13 and Auto Industry:
Three Categories and three subcategoris in 1st two:
A) <1200 CC and <4 M: 12 % excise duty (up from 10%)
B) <1500 CC and >4 M: 24 excise duty
C) > 1500 CC and >4 M: 27 % excise duty
A) <1500 CC and <4 M: 12 %
B) <1500 CC and >4 M:24 %
C) >1500 and >4 Meter: 27 %
3. Suv: Priced more than $ 40000: Excise duty up from 60-75 %
At the moment dealers speculated a hike of Rs 80000 on diesel cars. Here is my take, anyone with monthly running of 550 kms should opt for diesel car at the current price point.
Who cares for 6-8 % population who doesn't even bother to caste their vote, its masses who doesn't own these assests and have nothing to worry untill govt increase bus prices, diesel price, rail fare (even most of general class travel ticketless).
I guess my thinking got a little skewed by the situation in Kerala where
1. Penetration of bike is much more. A very high percentage of men (though I dont have the figures) have bikes. And they are all very active during elections and form the vote bank.
2. Most people take proper ticket and travel by train, even for general class. Ticketless culture is yet to pick up here since the population density is not very high compared to big cities.
You should travel to Bihar and UP for this experience. Even reserved seat are not reserved.
I gave you all India figure of bike and car sale and broader ratio would remain same for India in % term
Government have decided to deregulate diesel price in principal. Lets see how this goes
Apart from the above... one has to also consider how auto finance impacts the decision between petrol or diesel
Refer my reply comment at http://www.carwale.com/forums/ViewThread-27808.html
I would advise you to go through this thread from page one to page 22. You will get even better picture. All the members, moderators have discusses almost all the aspects of Diesel V/S Petrol, TCO including running cost, maintenance, resale, insurance, tyre wear and tear etc.
This will help you.
I would be happy if petrol and diesel car users are given a fair deal. The oil companies should balance the two in a reasonable manner rather than ending up exploiting both type of customers.
many of us have this unfounded impression (without much calculations, data etc) that if we drive more than 1000 km per month, then diesel would be more economical, i came across this news item, please see this and give your valuable suggestions as to whether the author here is right or not?
plus one more very important factor which now we've to take into consideration;
Govt is going to de-regulate diesel prices soon and the price per litre will increase, don't know exactly upto how much.
Now the question is: "Would still diesel be economical and if yes, for whom? means who drives minimum how many kilo meters?"
THREADS MERGED. Please search before opening similiar threads.
This table is for the case where the recovery has to happen in one year and obviously everything will tilt in favour of petrol since the cost difference of the car (Rs.90000 + one year interest) has to be recovered in one year.
But if you are going to recover it in 5-6 years (or more), then Rs.90000 (even along with the diminishing interest for subsequent years), will get distributed over those years and diesel will look more attractive.