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 !!
b/w d two cars u ve specified..its d Swift dt has edge over Punto’s 90hp in terms of performance, fuel efficieny with best a.s.s. &resale value.
Punto is a rigid &stable highway car. It shames other cars with its gr8 ride n handling package even swift. Test drive both cars.
Punto 90HP is good if you like to play around than swift,If you are not worried too much on Fiat’s A.S.S and need the car without waiting for monthsm Punto is the best option you will get.
@yogeshn vishwas: i took TD of both the cars both are great at their places but i loved punto very much…but worried about its A.S.S n offcourse resale value…
Punto is a great lovable car.. Best performance and handling.. coolest looks.. but A.S.S. of swift and resale value is a lil better.. though everywhwere A.S.S is not bad and TATA’s are really improving on it..
punto any day is much better, mr vishal fyi fiat cars have won the very prestigious european car of the year award 12 times in the past. how many times has suzuki won??????
punto 90 hp
@vishal.. not in auto engineering.
@suraj.. its so simple,Get the car u love.. Period.
Service is decent enough, ask only to fiat owners in ur area. Separate fiat network and new launches will help in resale. Just wait for jan 3rd upgrades.
i own a punto 90hp better go for punto its best car i have ever drivn swift is bit kind gets shaky when on above 120′s but punto is the best rigid one in all the cars available in market
wtevr u prefer both the engines r developed by fiat. . . Both have 1.3 lit engine . . But in 90 hp they r generating from same engine thats producing 75 bhp at its good rpm rating. . So durability of 90 hp engine is less. If u wana go fr simple multijet emotion pack than ok. . Nd sm1 talking about suzuki repo. . .no 1 can match up with japnees quality.
i ll prefer u with swift. . . Punto is also gud . . But emotion pack having same engine lyk swift. . . .
if don’t have any service problem than simply go for punto 90 hp otherwise swift zdi. fiat is also opening its own service centre and dealership
Punto 2012 with better road clearance,music player & upholstery is a good attempt 2 close the gap
plz sayme wat is this A.S.S problem as i am thinking to buy a new punto plz
tata is providing service for fiat. that’s the problem.many people for tata service center say that” jo ek baar aata hai, wo baar baar aata hai”
Maruti Suzuki Swift zdi (2012)-:good turning radius so good for city zip drive.
new swift reduce their 30k.g. weight so, mileage is 22.1k.m./l so this is very economically car.
maruti service center is available all india major & minor city even village also.easy to resell.
New PUNTO 2012-:Bad turning radius so difficult to city zip rid.
New PUNTO…[Read more]
hey watz this…? u r comparing punto 90HP with swift? swift cant match even punto 76HP engine. compare 90HP with 120 or polo. punto 90HP is the most powerful hatchback in INDIA. have u ever seen the build quality of swift? a hand punch can cause severe dents on the swift. A slight negligence in driving can result in complete car crash. it has…[Read more]
Let me try and put it in short. The Swift is more peppy and enjoys lighter steering and smaller turning radius in the city. It also enjoys Maruti’s excellent service network and therefore has very good resale values. The Punto 90HP is more of a highway car and may feel sluggish in the first two gears as well as slightly less zippy in the city due…[Read more]
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.
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!
Its true… but you forgot to add the corporate discount and one’s bargaining power.. so a punto emotion pack could cost a lot less. And I took a test ride of it.. Its amazing!!
it sounds teribbly best deal. As of owner gets car plus petrol also free for almost 2-3yrs.
Tjet was complete vfm even without any discounts.
Both of them are great cars, however at under 7 lakh you will get a 90 Bhp i20 against a 75 Bhp Punto, as the Punto 90 Bhp will cost you a little more.Hyundai has a wider service network while Fiat’s service is handled by Tata and many people have had problems. I personally have a Linea and have faced no issues with Service. I think you should…[Read more]
i20 has better headroom for rear passengers, has big boot space and backed by reliable sales & service network. Go for i20 !
thanks a lot , but car offers more features. …
?Yogesh Pawar- please consider the above comments before choosing..
what car offers more features and less on maintenance….
Feature for feature, the Hyundai i20 offers more, but there’s no arguing with the style and handling of the Punto. Overall, though the Hyundai i20 diesel may probably give you a bit more bang for your buck.
Punto is a sensible buy if you don’t care about its A.S.S.
Punto 90 is cheaper, better to drive, has some unique features and is inexpensive to maintain but Service quality depends on the dealer.. I20 offers more features and has better service coverage.
the nly cars which look cooler than punto are the masserati and aston. Punto has unmatched styling and superior sporty handling. Though i20 offers more space and a wider and reliable service network. If u dnt plan a resale for ur car after sum years then go buy a punto
italian vs korean???? any friggin day italian!
Thanks all, but need a clear pic,
Test Drive @ i20 Sportz & Punto Emotion! Get to know the pleasure & power
punto really superb
Whoa that’s a lot of comparison.Well here it goes:1) If you like sporting very much on the road or off the road and need a vehicle which adds to utility then Bolero is a good option2) Want a no-nonsense sporty diesel hatchback? Punto 90 HP is a great buy3) Want a vehicle with driving pleasure and a status of owning a sedan which also is a fuel…[Read more]
@Rishabh: sporty driving + space + mileage + low on maintenance
@Rishabh: lol thank you:P
fiesta.. mileage 27…
it does i hve driven
Punto 90 if diesel or fiesta 1.6 if petrol.
everything is diesel only… no petrol at this point of time:S
i20 has low maintenance..and good mileage..and rocking pickup..but fiesta rocks..but maintenance seems to be little bit higher after one yr.
fiesta’s comfort is uncomparable with any car..the whole road is ur’s..u rule the road if u own an fiesta..(but it depends on ur ride).
well said…. fiesta rues……….
anything is better than bolero
Polo or Fiesta Classic
true… u must see top gear sometime.. they make so much fun of Hyundai , acc to them its stupid korean cars
well the shopping trolleys have beaten the real cars to kingdom come in India. Maybe there is something for the manufacturers of real cars to learn from the trolleymakers
I dnt undstnd y indians give so much importance to swift? It is unstable above 120! Fabia is the tank on road and anytym betr handling even at 180. Its my personal exp. Swift ownrs shud drive fabia once
i totally agree sikander, the road handling n high speed stability/control which any euro hatchback can offer, the japs can only dream of. what maruti n hyundai dont understand is that people drive cars on the highways too. any oriental import is unstable at high speed, after 120 they start bouncing around, n wavering all over the road. whereas…[Read more]
prateek been wathing tg since a kid. u must check their site if u havent already. awesome videos. chk out jeremys review of the fiat 500 abarth.
Euro cars are yet to learn the art of making cars for paper specs like mileage(tuning for ARAI), features gimmicks,0-100 etc.. Real mileage, drivability, on roll accelaration etc dont appear in specs paper and most people make a decision after a specs comparo. Nothing beats a hyundai on paper, but on road its a different story.
yadhoo dumb are the people who go by specs, which are written by advert/marketing guys who themselves have probably never even driven the car they write bout. besides ppl shud realise ttht cars are driven on all types of roads n not on ‘paper’ . so yeah i agree with you that euro car makers do not know the (f)art of lying.
99 % of people drive below 90 kmph 99 % of the time. Above 90 kmph is illegal in most roads in India anyway. Most people also drive for high mileage, so their speeds are 50-60 kmph. No car is really bad at those speeds
what about the remaing 1% of the time when they go over 90km/hr. anyway what the argument is that ,why not go for cars which are safer cause they handle n stay in control at all speeds? plus cars which are superior in terms of build quality, engineering,n comfort. why not go for the superior product?
Agreed. But the problem with Fiat is not their car, it is their infrastructure which relies on Tata.
glad someone agrees. tatas service is widespread, n they wont break partnership with fiat cause tata is learning a lot of tech frm fiat. also now tata has tied up for service with sister arm, tata trucks. which means more highway support for fiat too. (not that much goes wrong with fiat anyways).they make Solid vehicles. ive had a palio for 5…[Read more]
i agree indiscriminately with you.i believe FIAT is a great brand with engineers cars with great passionn lets not forget the cars are smashing gorgeous as well.
Bloody maruti fools indians by putting the same 1.3 multijet in both swift and sx4
mayank-also dont forget the other brands fiat owns- ferrari, alfa -romeo,lancia. also the worlds leading electronics speciast magnetti marelli. this is a list of fiat cars which have won the euro car of the year award..1967: Fiat 1241970: Fiat 1281972: Fiat 1271980: Lancia Delta1984: Fiat Uno1989: Fiat Tipo1995: Fiat Punto1996: Fiat…[Read more]
sikander the funniest thing is, now even after people have a choice of much better handling,ride,control, engineering package with euro cars, n for the same price, why still be stuck to the jap’s version of cars?
Agree.. Sadly, people love to play it safe. Apart from tata service, they have questions about the long term committment of fiat to india. So fiat has more fans than owners.
yadhoo aam junta dont know what they r missing, their loss. fiats been in india for around 14 yrs now. n with new models uno n suv coming. fiat is serious abt ind 4 sure. besides in brazil(similar place like ind) fiat is the market leader.
hey @carl misty if u reside in delhi u can visit d FIAT caffe which is to be unveiled supposedly on 6th jan since u r a fiat fan
thanks mayank, i live in mumbai though.
In the current scenario, its wise to go for diesel car and prudent to choose a Fiat multijet engine which is amongst the worlds most trusted small car diesel engine technology.