dont like the new fiesta , it looks awkward and is overpriced , verna could kick its ass any day … well honda is another story if only they had launched diesel engines well then there would be no fluidic dZire linea or any other C1 segmenl sedans on the road now
No one pays premium for a ford, good move by ford to offer discounts. Hope they price ecosport like figo.
among d cars u hv specified, go for Skoda Rapid(around 10lakhs). Its wont hv features compared to verna but its driving dynamic &handling is gr8 compared to verna which fills scary on highways(so wt d use of dt xtra power).
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 !!
I bought a Zen in 2002 feb, and it was manufactured in the previous year, but when I sold it off in 2009, it was counted as a 2002 model only. cos the RC and all papers showed date of purchase in feb 2002. The person buying dint ask me date of manufacturing, and niether did all the dealers who had a look at it. Thats my personal experience so I…[Read more]
thats means if i purchase in 2012 and the manufacturing date is 2011 my car will be considered as 2012 mode when i sell it off because the rc book shows it is reg. in 2012 ?
you should wait till february, then you will get the 2012 date .. worth the wait . but if you can’t wait to get your hands on swift then you got no choice
i have no problem wating buddy
Jovial: Yes brother, atleast thats what happened with Me.. but if you can wait a while, as you said, then nothing like it…
Better to wait and buy ’12 model,will be worth if you are willing to wait but ask those dealers to give that in writing and do the PDI yourself just to check if you had got a ’12 model
even if you buy a car ie a 2011 manufactured car in 2012 when you sell it it will be considered as a 2012 car only
thx guys i am getting my car in feb and it will be 2012 make can u please tell me how can i find the manufacturing dated ?? is there any thing i need to chk
@Jovial – what was the period you had to wait for the car? Have you bought a petrol or diesel variant?
The Thar CRDe is powered by a 2498 cc common-rail engine that puts out 103 bhp of power and 247 Nm of torque. The Thar DI is powered by Mahindra’s older 2523 cc, 63 Bhp direct injection diesel engine with 183 Nm of torque. Also the Thar CRDe has independent front suspension derived from the Scorpio, while the DI has leaf springs in front…[Read more]
Thank you Mr.Roshun… Im confused between a Thar and a San Storm because I need an open top vehicle,but I dnt wanna go for 15-20 yr old mr2`s and Miata`s… Is San Storm still in production..? And is it worth 6 lacs cos I have only heard negative reviews about it…
Have you seen a san storm? It is a convertible, but looks like a shoddy convertible!
Thar Di is a good car for extreme off-roading stuff than the CRDe version so CRDe will be good if you take the jeep for everyday use and an highway performer.Thar is more a looker than San storm.
@Babychen: Yes I have seen it, but the only reason to consider it was the covertible look,and the price diffrence. I know it is too shoddy, but I have been looking all over delhi at MR2`s,Sera`s,ect and mostl of them are in almost pathetic condition, so I thought better a shoddy new one than a shoddy 15 year old(?) … Though I find it too…[Read more]
@Vishwas: I wouldnt be doing any off roading, so by that account i guess CRDe is better for Me… (?)
Yes CRDe is a good option as it needs less maintenance
CRDe engines are fuel efficient, torquey, powerful, fuel efficient , modern age diesel engines than di engines
buddy, close ur eyes &go with Honda City. Best Petrol Sedan of its class. Or else also look out for Fiat Linea. Looks cool, ride &handling is gr8 &right nw gr8 offers too goin on.
Honda City CE in Tafeta White and get Black Konig Theory Alloys m/ Done
Honda city Corporate edition is much better than fluidic verna,City feels better in terms of comfort on all 5 seats,better refined petrol engine but only lacks features
I agree with all the comments above, with the price cuts now city is the best, also if u wanna keep it for long time,see if u can buy it within this year as dealers are giving discounts this time of the year as ppl dnt prefer buying cars at end of year,cos waiting a month gives the tag of a next year model, hence bettr resale value in future.
Thanks for the advices guys.. I think i will go for honda city then.
What about the black colour? at least the ORVMs will match the colour body
@rahul i will also buy it in 2012
@ Farhan: Black looks good on City, so does white, and that maroonish colour, dnt know its exact name, the red wine kinda colour.. And I guess it wont make much diffrence when you buy, cos I just saw ad in todays paper that Skoda is giving 70,00 off on Laura till 31st dec. Considering a similar or even 50k discount on City, I guess that much would…[Read more]
@rahul i guess the colour name is Red pearl.. yes but i don’t think city will be having any discount offer for the new year as its facelift has been recently launched..
As city CE doesn’t have body coloured ORVMs and door handles, so i guess black will suit the CE city.
@ Farhan: You are right, honda may not be willing to give another discount when the prices have just been cut.. And yes, black looks best on City, it makes it look a segment higher in my opinion, especially in night.
Honda City is the best option
If its features that you are looking for the Verna is packed to the tee but the Honda City still scores in terms of ride and handling. You may also consider the Fiat Linea, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid etc. However since you are looking for a petrol sedan the you can’t really go wrong with any of these cars!
Definitely not,Hyundai thinks they are selling a good product and may rise the prices instead of lowering it
wish that could happen.. But it won’t happen anytime soon
but i m still hoping boss
Dnt hope that vikash, verna is selling in huge numbers since launch, hyundai dnt have even one reason to reduce thier price, unless honda prices city 50 k cheaper than verna… !
Planning to buy with a loan or cash down? It will change depending on the loan amount.
Looks like it will make sense to go for diesel. Here is what to do: Go to http://www.cartoq.com/diesel-decider/ put in the price and figures and car model planned, and running distance etc. You will get an initial answer. Then, click on Advanced Diesel Decider and here, you can change petrol and fuel price, loan amount, interest rate etc and get a…[Read more]
as of ur monthly running is around 650-700km i think u shud go for petrol engine cars. Coz 1st of all u vl save around 1-1.5lakhs b4 buying &in A.S.S.(maintenance) too.
Wt about resale value??
Petrol.. With that low running, you will never get the extra one lac justified, even after 6/7 years i guess…
annual running of 8000km then petrol…also can u mention which cars you’re looking for
Swift petrol !!
Linea with lil discounts on diesel is an attractive option, rides well too.. verna is too much feature loaded and is an excellent vfm but loses some ground on ride quality.. sunny is for calm drivers, it handles well but lacks sporty feel, and about rapid, its better to shell out 25000 more for vento.. If I’ve to choose one, I’d lock between verna…[Read more]
Ride quality is actually quite subjective – it is different in the city and the highway, on good roads and bad roads, at moderate speeds and when driving fast… on straight roads or on mountain curves. Where exactly will you be driving the car? Verna is quite plush and nice on uneven roads at slow speeds, not so good at curves… Rapid is stiffer…[Read more]
@babychen: wo wo wo!
Gaurav must b confused dt wer shud he drive d car to check d ride quality..
@gaurav: buddy, for ride + handling quality &for value for ur money go with Linea. Its gud compared to others. But it has low ground clearance.
Rapid is also a gud choice. Only it vl b expensive to maintain.
Verna is a feature rich car. But its also a bit low grounded &its handling is not so gud as 1 expect.
Test drive al d cars.
@ Pranay Jiraiya, babychen, yogesh.,.,., thank you guys for your advice.,.,.,, thanks a lot.,.,.,
i have a buget of about 8 lacs .,,.,.,., nd i need low maintainance .,.,.,., wich one do you suggest?
or lower maintenance Verna holds good
For ride quality, go 4 skoda or fiat. New linea coming on 3rd jan will get better interiors and ground clearence. Fiat service cost is as low as maruti but quality depends on dealer. Same with skoda but costs are higher.
gaurav, i think u shud go with sx4 diesel. Its ride is gud &so has d fuel effeciency wit low cost maintenance.
all above the best go and test drive new global fiesta ita all above and better in every aspect except pickup
All of the above has got something or the other which make each of them good, or better than the other, Skoda and Hyundai got nice cabin and dashboard and Fiat and Nissan has got nice space in the Cabin. Driving and handling is better in Nissan and Skoda and shifting also, Hyundai has got nice looks and style than the others. Fiat has got nice…[Read more]
any takers for Nissan Sunny Diesel!
a little wait could get you Audi Q3.. and a stretch in budget will get you the high pperformer Mitsubishi Montero.. I recommend you wait for Q3 or at least till Auto Expo
buy a tempo traveller n modify the crap out of it.
Shourya : bmw x1.
Jazz is a great car, its better if you could wait a little more but if you’ve made up your mind then try for i20 or Punto
they are not at all commiting the time of delivery, this is simply annoying me now.Can i go for fluidic verna base model. What say??
Th Base petrol Verna costs over Rs. 7 lakh on road…if you can afford it then its a good option
Punto,will be a good option then.
yes i can afford but the problem is that it’s a sedan and i will be facing a bit parking problem.
Well then you should stick to a hatchback!
If ypou’ve made your mind to drop.. buy Punto.. great performance and style but t isn’t as roomier as Jazz
Pranay Jiraiya . i m still in dilemma bcoz i really liked jazz but bit impatient too..
dude punto’s ride , grip n chassis/suspension is leagues ahead of jazz. look beyond advertising n gizmos. besides fiat has 110 years of experience. fiat also owns ferrari,lancia, maserati,alfa romeo, magnetti marelli. The European Car of the Year award, Europe’s premier automotive trophy for the past 40 years, has been awarded twelve times to the…[Read more]
Punto is a great car and the owners haven’t had any big issues with the car except for the minor niggles of A.S.S
I think u can take a look at polo 1.6 ltr. Almost same price, bt bigger engine.