Eleven affordable cars that are crazy fun and ultra practical

Having a car that can perform multiple roles is very vital for most people. Here are 11 affordable cars that are fun yet practical.

Maruti Alto K10

Maruti Alto K10

The Alto K10 is a fun offering from Maruti.

Why is it fun?

The Alto K10 is powered by the 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine that produces 67 Bhp and 90 Nm. Since the car is light, it makes it a very quick small car. Yes, it may not have a good chassis, but if you are looking to have a fun car at a tight budget, the K10 is the best bet currently.

Why is it practical?

The K10 is adequately spacious, has the option of an AMT for those people who don’t want to put extra effort on their left leg. It is also cheap to run and own. In this segment, it is the best of both worlds.

Tata Tiago

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Tata’s latest kid on the block makes it to this list as well.

Why is it fun?

The Tiago gets a powerful 1.2 liter engine that makes 84 Bhp and 114 Nm. The engine is a 3 cylinder one and hence the vibrations are on the higher side, however the petrol engine is quite rev happy. It also handles well as compared to its competition. It also feels well planted at higher speeds.

Why is it practical?

Like every Tata car, the Tiago is very spacious. It is also well loaded and has good interiors as well. What else would you want from a small car?

Ford Figo

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The previous generation Figo was a drivers delight. So it is no surprise that the newer version makes it here as well.

Why is it fun?

The Figo diesel comes with a 1.5 liter engine that produces 99 Bhp and 215 Nm. This is crazy for a car that is so small since the closest rival, the Swift only makes 74 Bhp. It is not only the most powerful, but is the one with the most torque as well. Even though the Figo has an electronic power steering, it still handles very well.

Why is it practical?

The Figo is practical because it has adequate amount of space, both at the front and the back. The ride quality and the body control of the Figo is really good as well and the car keeps you comfortable at all times.

Maruti Baleno

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The Baleno has been quite a success when it comes to sales over the past few months.

Why is it fun?

The Baleno is a very light car. Maruti engineers have managed to shed a lot of weight while designing the Baleno. Also, the suspension setup is on the harder side and hence the steering feedback is pretty good. On the engine front, both the 1.2 liter petrol and the 1.3 liter diesel engine make adequate amounts of power. Once the Baleno RS comes along, that will sweeten the deal even more.

Why is it practical?

The Baleno has loads and loads of space on offer. It also is easy to drive and comes well equipped with a host of features. Being a Maruti, it will also be cheap to maintain and not to mention be fuel efficient as well.

Fiat Avventura Abarth

Fiat Avventura

The Avventura Abarth hasn’t found many takers. You maybe surprised as to why the Avventura is on this list and not the Punto Abarth. Well we shall tell you.

Why is it fun?

The Abarth is powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine that makes 125 Bhp and 210 Nm. This, in any hatchback terms is quite a lot. Also, the Punto has one of the best steering setups when it comes to feedback. Only the suspension setup lets it down.

Why is it practical?

The reason why the Punto Abarth isn’t on this list and the Avventura is present is due to the practicality angle. The Punto Abarth has been lowered and hence may find it tough to go over the rough stuff when the car is loaded. The Avventura on the other hand has a 205 mm ground clearance and hence is more suited for long distance travelling.

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