Between the 2 you have stated, i20 is a better choice
Ride quality fun to drive – Punto……….. interiors i20
For driving pleasure and ride quality gor for Punto. For reliablity and good afer sales serive go for i20.
Punto is the best car to go with as many have suggested and i20 has loads of equipment list where you can also go with that but both have respective issues:
Punto has A.S.S problems as it is tied with Tata which is the main cause for lower sales number but a good car to drive as others said here
I20 still has steering rattling issues where…[Read more]
y not take the swift good handling…if chauffer driven then i20..i20 crdi 1.4 gives a good 20kmpl
u could wait till both punto evo and the fluidic i20 is launched then decide
India probably wont see Punto evo in 2012. Go 4 punto aftr the jan 3rd upgrades. Fiat will have separate showrooms by 2012 end, service will be better. Tata service isnt bad everywhere, just ask fiat owners in your area. Punto is easily the best diesel hatch.
Thank you guys . i can see dat most of the votes goes for punto, but i have heared that it has really bad ground clearance. is it so….??
Now its 171 mm.. Also there is a thick engine guard.. Better ground clearance is sure after upgrades. Some websites predicts 185 mm or195 mm (GC of SX4 is only 190mm)!! Wait 4 jan 3rd.
guys booked i20 magna model. taking delivery on 1 jan12.
i guess the experience would be good.
you got it ryt mate…..how much is it costing you !!
638000 with insurance from himachal
Wish u happy miles mate. I20 facelift looks overstyled, better to buy current version.
When is the launch date of i20 fluidic ?
Dude check out the new Punto,quality wise any time european cars,its a rock solid vehicle,go ahead,I20 is the poor cousin of Punto,appears european but no mannerism of it.
punto has got zero resale n heavy mainatainence…so if u r rich to bear d cost den punto…..but at d same time i20 sportz has got awesum features,good resale n low maintainence.
dude i will suggest you i20 it has good features and sober looks and also hyundai launching fluidic i20 so you can wait for that option.
I would say,, you should go with your heart in this comparison I believe both are more or less equivalent…
A.S.S is only a problem for Punto, otherwise its the awsome to ride from the two..
i 20 obs …….coz aftr sales service is also gud in case on hyundai…….fiat-tata is a joint venture so tata ppl vl always gv pref on tata cars den on fiat on aftr sale srvce.
i20 asta with abs is better
Mr. Mayur, who told you that Punto’s maintenance is high. I can bet that it almost 50% of i20. Hope you would not belive, but you always can check for actual price. I am a owner of Punto and it has crossed 35K so far. I can say its a excellent machine. May be its a bit slower on red lights due to the way its tunned but its not exactly the place to race.
Mine is petrol 1.2 and I’ve got 23.6 kmpl as best millage so far on highway. But I’ce acheived 21 kmpl more than 10 times that too for 150+ kms. Best speed I’ve closed 170 kph.
On otherside, my cousin has Fludic Verna , I can braking system in this vechicle is just horrible. I am saying this on the basis of braking system of my punto. Also, F.V. has lot of vibretion in floor. In last we should say something only on the basis of facts. Don’t take words from mouths of others. Apply your brain , test cars yourself and then…[Read more]
Hyundai is going to change brakes and suspension in upcoming versions of verna
i think PUNTO is da best…..bcoz very good comfortable,very good luxury,very good safety & very good handling…i know A.S.S.problem with PUNTO…but u want long time use go with PUNTO.
You want quick accelarations and all kinds of gadjets, then I20 suits…. but if you want long time use and a highway speed killer, then Punto is something and i20 doesnt come close at all… I m suggesting you about Punto 90BHP model if you have daily highway travels… If you only have city use, take i20
bad choice… i20 sucks…punto rocks,,
punto ………. obviously …… coz of its high standards of safety as per European standards ……. and superb design …….. i am very happy with its calm performance …….. i also hav i20 but am regretting coz of its poor ride quality,comfort and its poor fabrics.
@Aditya Upadhya: can you please share your 3 months of experience with i20? i’m also confused with these models. i really liked swift but its 6 months waiting period is draw back for me.
Punto has some low quality plastics especially in height-adjustable seat belt latch and parcel trays. Steering mounted audio controls are offered only in top end Emotion variant. Rear headroom might be a bit of concern for six foot plus persons. Fiat need to emphasize on the after sales part as well to boost its car sales.
punto is a piece of shit….once it is got some prob ..it will keep on repeating…..very high maintenance….no looks….
People who have no experience in driving or know nothing about driving will say that Punto is pathetic. It is best hatch you can buy in india new model has Good quality plastics and it has superb gound clearence. And please mind it maintenance of punto is very low almost 50% low compare to i20.
someone said punto has no looks!! wow… rofl.. guys what do you say? do i need to add anything here?
I am amazed how everybody here has such extreme reactions about the Punto. In terms of design and engineering it is a cut above all other hatches and has the most mature (big car-like) ride and handling. It does have a few problem areas, like an occasionally inconsistent after sales service experience. Consequently, the resale value suffers. The…[Read more]
I say Punto will last longer and better than the 120… From my experience of driving the 75Bhp Punto, its a hectic car to drive in the city… Parking is a little hard due to the weight and road presence and the width.. 120 is nimble in city in terms of handling and driving in city limits… When it comes to highway, the Punto scores much over…[Read more]
well i guess people have extreme reaction about Punto coz they know what a true engineered car it is. and no offense but poor after sales service had nothing to with car but with poor management . Fiat has eventually gone away from TATAs… more over i believe in trying out first rather blatently saying its not a gud car..
I own i20 1.4 CRDI. Comparing a i20 with punto is like comparing a hovercraft with a horse. Although i agree that the pickup and acceleration of Punto is higher than i20, when it comes to comfort, suspension, drive quality and “The car-feel”, it is nowhere near to i20. Punto can be compared with the Indian cars like swift. But, when it comes to…[Read more]
Swaroop SP : Hey, please note that Fiat makes European standard features… That is Left hand driver foccued.. As for India, now the 2012 Punto is excellent… Better AC, Best in class ground clearance and the top model 75 BHP is at just 7 Lakhs with everything you can ask for a car of that price… Its not that I m against 120, but since the…[Read more]
Better check the cost of the timely oil filter change at the specified KMS with your friend’s diesel car… Just cross check the cost and find the result… I m very sure that Hyundai charges you the most when compared to Fiat and Ford…. VW is an exception… Its a car for the rich people….
Punto is much more heavier than the 120… Better stability at triple digit speeds… Its just not how fast you climb the speeds, but how fast your car reacts when you need quick overtaking in the city or highway… In that aspect maybe i20 is better…..
why a lots of people like swift ? why not like punto compear to swift ?
Swaroop SP : Sir first of al i will make something clear that Punto is well eshtablished product globally not i20 in many international market nobody buys Hyundai same as Suzuki. Suspension setup of i20 is so soft its not confortable next engine durability MJD is light year ahead of CRDi. So Yes i20 is good but Punto is Bes or you can say Better…[Read more]
i will book a swift vdi tomaro..
@Nitin.. How do you manage such high figures with Punto 1.2 Petrol.. I am unable to get more than 12/13 without AC in Kolkata city even with really control driving.. Where as best was around 21kmpl for me at around 70kmph in GQ stretch but in normal driving, its really hard for me obtain more than 10/12 in city where as 14/15 in highways !!
1.6 4cyl is better than 1.2 3cyl anyday. go for 1.6 If u can afford such an expensive car den don’t bother about mileage (its not that bad)
expensive in the sense?
wt is the average milage?
Go for 1.6. 1.2 version won’t give you substantially higher mileage
Expensive in the sense that Polo is rel8ivly more xpensive than other hatcbacks in its class. If mileage is ur ‘main’ concern, opt 4 diesel. Fabia with same engine costs abt 60-70k less. And no matter how much u drive u wont b spending as much on fuel as much u bought d car 4. Don’t worry, get the 1.6 (I realy dunno y VW didn launch d Polo with…[Read more]
1.6 if you like to drive fast. 1.2 has sluggish pick up, and no go. for egs. if u want to overtake.
Hi Tarif, expect 13-14 kmpl.. Try reading some ownership reports of 1.6 in teambhp site.
Don’t know they may release the newer version in Auto expo but the newer version would take more than 2 months to reach your hands
Hope they deliver it as soon as possible. Atleast display it in expo to have a clearer picture
Its just got the fluidic shapes that’s all,and be sure the prices will be higher than the current models.
If it is just comestic touch then I may go ahead withthe current one.But if there is some development under skin andinside, new might make more sense.I think the petrol model will get the VVT while thediesel will go unchanged
AFAIK there’s not much of news tweaking the diesel engines and performance related issues its just going tot be one of the Fluidic ones
Either they should launch it fast or the changes should be minimal I am running out of patience !
Well then wait till 8th Of JAN,or rock your world with the current one!
the facelift has been spotted testing already in Chennai some days ago.. So, the launch is around the corner
yeah but when. I need the exact time of launch
hahaha. . .60000 on diesel . . . Lol
i20 ASTA still COSTLIER than MAHINDRA BOLERO top END VARIANT…….hehehe.
No discount on diesel variant?
120 ERA IS NOT CHEAP. ANOTHER 20000 DISCOUNT WILL MAKE IT ATTRACTIVE. MOREOVER THIS IS NOT A NEW SCHEME. ITS BEEN TWO MONTHS SINCE 120 ERA IS BEING GIVEN 200 LITRES PETROL FREE, WHICH AMOUNT TO RS 13400 APPROX. SO THIS IS NOT A NEW SCHEME AND IS ON FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW.
I AM beIng oFFEReD i10 spoRtz at 4.68L loAded wiD evERthiNg…mats…seaT n sTEeRing coVERs…woodEn sticKErs..
the deAL is gooD..Rite?
Ritz diesel. Cant go wrong with it. VDi might just about touch 6 lakhs, not sure about Hyderabad pricing
Agree. Ritz diesel is a good choice. Meets all your requirements above
Yes its Ritz diesel as the above members said:Has national diesel millbetter quality is seen hereall your needed stuffSettled ride quality to certain extentGood spaceRitz has never gone through disastrous A.S.S and cheap to maintain the vehicle!
hmm..so ritz is the clear winner here.no takers for Punto?Isnt rita a tall boy design? Also is it a bit undertyred or both are my misconceptions?Sent via phone pls ignore any typos
Punto is a good vehicle with very good performance and nice build quality,but the sales suffered because of its poor A.S.S because its taken care by Tata So what if Tall boy is concerned? You can upsize the tyres if you wish and it wont cost that much
?Raunak Verma Everyone loves the Punto, no one buys it Sales are very low nowadays. Ritz is what it is – a reliable, well built diesel that rides like a good tall boy car should. Safest buy in this price range for a diesel…
Any ideas hw much will the tyre upgrade cost?hws the cornering ability of the ritz.does it wobble/vibrate a lot on hi speeds? What abt rattles etc.?Does the vdi come with integrated audio n stuff?Sry..too many questions, but I just want to make sure before making any financial commitments. abt punto..I too love it, but a little skeptical abt ASS.…[Read more]
iam using the micra diesel… i love its performace
i thot u had a Polo??abt micra..u skipped the very 1st line it seems,shud not be more than 6L on road Luv the retro type interiors though.
i have the polo also…. but its petrol… if u were going for the petrol thts one i wudve suggested u…. its been about 6 months since i got the micra… i suggest u increase the bugdet about 50k u’ll have more options…. including fabia
From 4..to 5 and now 6, if I increase it up by couple of $, will have to ask my landlord to let me n for couple of mnths for free Fabia: except the interiors nothing excites me, add to it the horror skoda stories.If I had a 50k more, then wud have added another 50 and wud take the Manza. Anyways, 6 is the max, add another 25-30 for the ICE and…[Read more]
well the vdi is a very successful engine…. and i heard tht the ritz performance is really good…. i dont knw much about the interiors though….i like figo’s exterior better than ritz though, but thts about it… so overall i think the ritz
Well..lets see, got a test drive for both this saturday, its going to be a tough 1 !
About the rattles,yes Ritz feels rattling over speeds of 120+kmph because of its tall boy design,but the wider tyres makes it settled if you plan to upgrade it.The VDI doesn’t come with audio player,you have spend for that and tyres.About the Figo it is a good car with good suspension,spacious interiors than ritz sharp handling,but the main…[Read more]
Ritz seems to be the solution here, TDing both on saturday, will update soon
buddy wott abt liva diesel?
Well both Ritz and Figo are capable hatchbacks.My 2 cents :Ritz :+ Reliability,niggle free nature. Maruti Advantage.+ SUV like stance,good visibility for the driver. Relatively easy ingress+ DDiS engine is very efficient (better than Figo), and very torquey in its turbo zone.+ Acceptable ride quality and handling entertaining for a tall car.…[Read more]
Well..td’d both of them yesterday, extensively.Ritz indeed is the clear winner as far as the engine is concerned.I hated the interiors to the core, and even in the vdi i am not getting any ICE, added features etc. Ingress is definitely easier.Dint feel very confident while on hi-speed, mainly because of the taller stance maybe.Otr hyd: 6.37 L, no…[Read more]
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which car is best to purchase in petrol varient.
In City conditions, these figures.
are a fairy tale!
With rising rates of petrol..better go for diesel cars or have LPG fitted in petrol ones.
buy a k10 and get a lpg fitted! keep it simple.
I buy beat…..the ultimte car.
it says claimed mileage? who is making these claims..are these claims in traffic conditions e.g city like Bombay and Delhi.
Beat is real beast.
I10 Lpg coming soon its give good impact to market.
very well said boss..!!!
wagon r best chice.
I10 is giving 15 in city, my cousin owns one.
behanc***.. my i10 gives me 9 only in the city… n they claiming 20…
Every car is cleverly placed by car manufacturers in such a price slot that car buyer remains confused. No two cars can actually be compared as far as price, features, looks, comfort, driving pleasure, after sales services and maintenance costs are concerned. So just listen to your heart and go for the car which appeals to you in terms of value…[Read more]
It takes me 2 hr 15mins to traverse the 32 Km stretch from South to NorthWest Suburb of Goregaon, Mumbai in the Evening (@ 14 km per Hour average Speed!)
Fuel economy is optimal at speeds of 50-55kmph.
Now, how on Earth do I get 20kmpl in any vehicle in such conditions!
The solution finder cld win KBC!
well I think I 10 will b a good choice for the 1 who is looking for good mileage, good looks, spacious (compare to alto, beat, a-star), boot space is also more (compare to alto, beat, a-star) and even in top end model features list is unending right from bluetooth, staring mounted controls, sunroof, auto transmission, airbags, abs, rear spoiler,…[Read more]
Comparing ARAI figures don’t give you the true picture. Beat and i10 are noway among the most efficient petrols.
Then which 1 r more fuel efficient?
As far as good economy is concerned they missed out Alto.8, Spark, Swift 1.2, Ritz and even Jazz.
All of them better the i10 and beat.
i am 15 Kmpl in Kolkata city with Beat… Chevy Rocks…
Where the hell is nano??
@utsuk you are searching in hell where as nano is in heaven. that’s most fuel efficient car of all
The headroom in the new Maruti Swift 2011 is less because of shortened height of the car. The boot space is also just 204 liters which is quiet less as compared to its rivals. The rear seats are somewhat cramped and might create problem in long journeys for a six-foot plus person.
Its pretty hard to write down, since I would say in certain condition, Alto is better, where as if you are a highways commuter, Swift 1.2 K series would offer better solution due to its Gear ratio over Nano returning 20kmpl at around 80/90 or even 100 speed