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hi ,i am kiran. i was having a bet with my friend who says that nano is the only the car whose price is 1 laks but as my information maruti 800 was having price about 1 to 1.50 lakh before nano for some days is it right please tell me . i have to win the bet

By Nitin on May 9, 2009


  • Expert Hi,
    Maruti 800 price might have come down to 1.5 lac during exchange offer.Otherwise never.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on May 10, 2009

  • there was news that maruti would cut down on 800 price....but i dun thnk it actually happened....u lost d bet buddy...
    Answer by Shreya on May 10, 2009

  • Maruti 800 was priced at 83,000 when it was first launched in 1983. We bought a car in 1987 for 87000. It was defenitely less than a lakh - 26 years ago
    Answer by Srinivas on May 10, 2009

  • Hey buddy, get ready to shell out the bet money and pay it to your friend. M800 has never been priced at 1 lac in the last 20 years
    Answer by Apurv on May 10, 2009

  • when the material,labour cost & Taxes were less during the Maruti-800 was Launched in india, intial cost was less than one lakh in1983, but you can't compare the cost with Nano,
    nano is cheaper than maruti, why because today the cost of material,labour & taxes are 4 times more,Hence nano is cheapest car in India.

    Answer by Namassivaya on May 10, 2009

  • Mr. Kiran you won the bet . There is no need to compare the price of raw materials then and now since the bet was regarding the cost price immaterial of the other factors.
    Answer by Solomon Jaichander on May 10, 2009

  • Unfortunately you Loose the Bet!

    Maruti was aimed at Rs. 50.000/= during planning stages, but when it rolled out it was costing Rs. 80000 plus. Although it is acceptable that for todays rates, still Nano is cheaper, still as a bet, you will stand to loose with your Friend.
    Answer by Prasad on May 10, 2009

  • No not atall. Maruti 800 and Maruti Van both were less than one lac only in 1985, 1986 and 1987.
    Answer by Vikas Saxena on May 10, 2009

  • You win...Maruthi was priced at 82k on road when lauched in India.
    Answer by Zameer on May 11, 2009

  • Ok you lost your bet, I think.Before Nano means how long before?????? 25 yrs ago, yes it was at about Rs 85,000 while Omni was about Rs 75,000. Not int he recent memory, dear.
    Answer by S Natarajan on May 11, 2009

  • Maruti 800 price was never under 1.50 lacs, unless exchange offer and discounts.
    Answer by Vishal on May 11, 2009

  • My sister was book Maruti/800 when it first launched in only Rs.75000 at Dehli.
    Answer by Prakash on May 11, 2009

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