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  1. Rahul Devanavar
  2. New Cars, Reviews
  3. Monday, May 03 2021
Hello sir,

I am planning to buy my first car, budget is 11-12lakh.
my job is in Bangalore. And native is Kolhapur (Maharashtra) no daily running sometimes in weekend I will go for outstation twice in month I will travel to native(~600km). should I register my car in Maharashtra as road rax is low compared to Karnataka. which one will be better for me petrol or diesel

I shortlisted Kia sonet HTX(imt). Nexon also good option.but I have not liked it's design and look.what is your opinion on Kia sonet.

Also IN series registration is proposed. I am private company employee having offices in 5 or more state. do you have any idea how much time it will take to implement. should I wait for this as sonet waiting period is around 3 months.can I Book it now and wait for IN registration.
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Dear Rahul Sahab,

Greetings !!

MH or KA Registration
Ideally, a car should be registered in state where one is staying
If you are staying in Karnataka and have an address proof of location and has your job there - yes as per books should get in car register there

But, considering fact that
> Its Pandemic
> Most of the people doing work from home
> Future is uncertain in terms of transfer or job switch

Then best way is to buy car in hime location and register there
Been Maharastra having relative road tax rates as against Karnataka - this becomes rather a better choice

Do note that as per section 47 of Motor vehicle act - only if period of stay to be more than 12 months then State transport police may ask for re-registration of car and also pay applicable road tax.

Provided your work from home and staying in Maharashtra, and at later stage while in Karnataka If by any chance caught for same - you may have to prove in by showing
> Toll paid receipts
> Invoice of car
> Later years PUC at home state

to prove that date of entry is less than a year.

Sonet HTX IMT or Nexon
See Nexon is a great choice when you take in consideration for
> Build Quality
> Rear Seat Legroom

But Sonet HTX IMT has a notch above in
> Styling
> Performance
> All round visibility of car
> After Sales
> Fun to Drive
> Highway
> Feels more premium in interiors & exteriors
> Now with improved features including ESP & Alloys catches on buyer attention

Even Kia has lower schduled service cost and end fuel efficiency would be better against Nexon
I suggest that Safe driving is mantra. Controlled speed and never breach in 100+ speed in Sonet to have more control and following same with safe drive can make a difference as driver skills are of utmost importance in having a safe car.

If rear seat legroom is not a deal brealer then to view Sonet HTX IMT is a great product to consider in basis improved features

IN Series Number Plate
Well - this is in proposal stage and Ministry of road transport has asked for any objection from
> consumers
> stake holder in form of other states

which they are asking till 15th May. Post same after deliberation and all factor been consider in - final law amendment may take anywhere from 3 month to 6 month.

Hope should help !!


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