Yes, You can fit a pair of fog lamps. It would be good for you once you’ll drive in fog and low light. You will be able to buy and install a good pair of fog lamps with in around 1500 INR. Philips, Hella, Osram are some good brands. Please check whether a relay is required or not before installation.
Yes you can.. You can fit it with car decor shop which may cost you roughly 1500..
Since you have got a monthly running of 1500+kms, I suggest you to go for diesel fuel type.
With this much running u surely need diesel. U can get discounts on diesels also in this festive season.
I salute you for wanting to persevere with petrol with the kind of running you have. Seriously, we need more people like you to get over this rampant dieselization of the car market as well as of our minds. That being said, it just does not make economic sense in your case. No doubt the Brio SMT is an excellent car. Problem is, you do not have…[Read more]
Your mileage as Shreyans says, clearly does not make economic sense for a petrol. Just like you, I prefer petrol the and used a petrol car till about 1200 kms a month, and now with about 2000 kms a month a diesel does show a lot of difference in the fuel expenses.
Your kind of running does qualify for diesel, but at the price range of the Brio S, unfortunately there aren’t too many good options in diesel. You need to stretch your budget to cross 5 lacs where you’d have options like the lower/mid variants of the Beat, Figo, Ritz, etc.
What I would suggest as a middle path is to consider a LPG/CNG car. This…[Read more]
Thanks all of you, specially Shreyans, my running data given is for maximum, I am travel agent, always busy at my work having no market run usually enters office 11 am and out at 10 pm on a bike pulsar 180, office dsitance is 4 km from home, have diesel cars like innova, indigo, indica (family business) for long trips with family, sunday is the…[Read more]
My personnel experience..If someone can bear petrol running cost then one should always go for petrol..Its always fun to drive in city..no noise..less maintenance..I am also a first time drive of diesel car but still prefer petrol driving..If you are planning to buy a diesel car costing around 7L and you also like a petrol car costing around 5.5 L…[Read more]
Buy a petrol car for all its goodness I`m also a petrol fan!! Now if you only need it for a weekend I`ll say good deal, go ahead and buy it. See if you can stretch your budget for a Jazz, else Brio should keep you in good company.
Diesel engines on modern cars are in a completely different league to the one on the Innova, Indigo and like. Lot more refined, reliable(Innova is the benchmark in that though) and powerful. For Sunday driving, Brio is an excellent choice. You’l love the peppy engine, tight handling and excellent agility. Its one of those cars you will not want to…[Read more]
Dear Experts, Thanks for all your valuable comments and thoughts, I had decided to go for new launch Ritz ZDI and booked it today, I realize that it is better to expense large at one time for a diesel car instead of little expense at every next day in the form of petrol, since I am a traveler and I had decided to travel on my personal car not…[Read more]
go for what your hears says bcz no one likes to regret in the end
Ritz is an all round competent car with no major flaws. You wont go wrong with that car.
Thanks Shreyans for your positive reply with Ritz
One more thing I want to ask is I am going fare with opting for ZDI variant or I should go for VDI and fit alloys from market, I will miss abs and airbags, daul tone interiors, audio controls on steering and lots more, on other hand i will also save almost Rs. 67000/-
Go with the ZDi. The money they are asking for is worth considering the extra kit on offer. Plus, ABS and airbags are always worth the premium.
While 1500+ km a month is clearly diesel territory I sometimes feel that for around 1000-1200 km the extra financing costs for a more expensive diesel option and dealing with things like turbo-lag and creating a little more pollution is not worth it. Actually, the best deal is to buy a sparingly used second hand petrol car. Like, say, a Honda City…[Read more]
i think those car run on synthetics & you can also service at 10k with Fully synthetic oil.
Well it depends on the oil used as Mohit says, as well as what the carmaker thinks is best practice for their vehicles, and lucrative enough for their authorized dealers. Mahindra for instance has service every 5000 km, but recommends oil change every 15,000 km (go figure!) At the 5000 km intervals, main jobs are nut-bolt tightening, fluid top ups…[Read more]
Another argument for keeping short service intervals is that the cost of services remains consistent and that there is no big spike in the cost of any particular service (say the 20k or 40k km service on Marutis). Plus, as the car will be seeing the service guys regularly, little chance of the oil not being changed on time or some niggles not…[Read more]
The prices can be looked up on our Instant Price Finder. Its maintenance should be easy on the pocket too.
The base petrol Duster would cost you about Rs. 8.5 lakh on-road in Delhi. Average fuel efficiency claimed is 13.4 kmpl, so real-world city conditions would be only about 11 kmpl or so. Haven’t heard any feedback on this though. As for maintenance, getting to a service center would be an issue, while Renault claims parts cost is competitive… we…[Read more]
If you are planning to marry soon, go for Jazz. If your parents also drive, go for brio. )
Brio will be good for you as a first car, it provides hassle-free driving in city traffic.
I am saying this as a Jazz owner. If bad traffic is an issue, go for the Brio auto. Your left leg will be thankful to you. Plus, the weak bottom end of the Jazz and the tall second gear can get on the nerves in heavy traffic.
There are a few things in life as good as a small automatic hatch for that maze of a city called Hyderabad and the Brio is one of the best in the market today. As far as the space crunch is concerned, it will not make a big difference unless you drive fully loaded all the time which is not the case.
Thank you all will go with Brio auto S(o) option since I dont need fog lamps here in Hyderabad
It should be around 2000rpm….. get your car checked…
Turbo lag is known “feature” of the i20 but should not be as pronounced as you term it. Also, how do you know/gauge when the turbo kicks in? As a first step, take another test drive and compare notes before proceeding further.
no … i20 diesel s the bst n mch better thn the others…
Yeah..I am not impressed with the drive at all…As an example..I was driving at 80 in 5th gear and car couldn’t speed up..I had to put it on 4th..RPM increased then changed to 5th again..numerous time felt that turbo is kicking too late…Thanks all
Yes, the i20 has turbo lag, even more than the Swift, so you need to shift gears more often. 5th and 6th in the i20 are pretty tall gears (more top speed, lower pick up) and better for highway driving and more fuel economy.
Roshun – Yesterday, I was driving on highway and car was not responsive at all..What I realize is that even on pressing the race pedal hard not helping car to pick up..Car was picking up only once RPM crossed 2.5 and then for sure I had to go for next gear..My cousin (Polo driver) also felt that turbo kick is too late…He was also not sure this…[Read more]
If you are sure that the turbo lag in your i20 is more than another i20 then firstly check for black smoke, clogged air-filter, leak in the pipes/hoses leading to the inter-cooler, fault/leak in the Inter-cooler, switch fuel-filling pumps, opt for premium diesel. Then if you still experience it, go for a free-flow air-filter. Lastly if nothing…[Read more]
Thanks Abhik for great workarounds. My second service is due in next month. I’ll check on all these points. The feeling sometime I get while driving is like I am driving a 800 with AC on. Car is just not picking while pressing accelrator and its worse on slopes (flyovers).
Your most welcome A.M., the i20 is not all that sluggish, try altering your driving style a bit otherwise things should be clearer after the service. Do keep us informed.
Common problem could be a clogged air filter, especially if you’ve driven on dusty roads a bit.
My view is – if you start driving i20 CRDi Sportz on regular basis then you will get used-to with it’s gear ratios for city driving. Out of the two cars you have mentioned, I would surely prefer i20 for all practical purpose – after all, it is a spacious car than Ritz ZDi.
The mileage figures you said, can’t expect that from i20. i20 can give you FE of 13-14kmpl in city if driven carefully and its not bad. Maintenance is not a big question in both the Maruti and Hyundai as well as the resale too. I don’t see much problem in maintaining i20. I think you should go for i20, after all heart matters more, you don’t buy…[Read more]
if car looks matter then definately i20, Ritz is more value for money than i20 and ritz is best option for ingress and egress for tall persons
As al knw i20 is one of d best cars v av in India.. its more spacious dan most hatchback.. stuffed wit features.. in cities yu don wan more accleration in 1 n 2 gear.. mre ova its a diesel car, wt cn yu expt!
go for i20, don’t listen to brain.. Far better car than ritz, more safety features, better space, overall a better car than ritz. Will retain its resale value as well. As for driving pleasure, you’ll get over after driving i20 for a while. Highway manners are also better for i20 as compared to ritz..
hey experts can you tell me does this new i20 crdi has rattle stering problem? also does i20 crdi has this 1st and 2nd gear of accelerating prob does other desiel car have same prob.(but in 3rd gear i think it works fine) pls expert its my first new car and need the right advice and tips.
Just note. The Diesel Engine in Ritz is made in India and used in many cars. The Diesel Engine in I20 is made in Korea and if there is a part which is to be replaced. It has to come from Korea so the spare part charges are more. Check out the extended warranty price between the two and you will understand.
2nd gear in i20 is a dead gear for sure….!! didn’t see any issue with 1st gear…I didn’t drive any other diesel car apart from i20 so can’t compare but I personally feel driving i20 diesel in city is not that fun….drive both cars…long drive in city conditions..in traffic and feel the difference…However if space is priority then go for i20…[Read more]
How about Polo.? New features are added and rates are slashed. Its a good car with lots of comfort and space. Though its service and spare parts are costly, but so are of i20′s. If you want driving pleasure, than try Punto sport, 90 bhp model or the new limited edition liva also with 90 bhp.
OMG!!! so much different reviews and advice. punto dont like, figo has ground clearance issue, dnt know abt 1st & 2nd gear. and no one wrote of stering rattle prob? but overall do u expert think i20 diesel is a bad car??
There is no such problem with i20, its a great car. You’re confusing yourself. Make up your mind and go for i20. Once you own it, you’ll fall in love with it. Regarding figo’s ground clearence, it might be solved in the new model which is due for a launch very soon, why not polo, its equally good as i20.?
ok! what abt maintanence in i20 is it same like petrol cars. my brothers own santro 6 years old and its just maintanence free car.
There is difference in maintaining a petrol car and maintaining a diesel car, though new diesel cars don’t need much maintenance if you stick to proper servicing schedule. As mentioned above, spare parts are costly but a new car doesn’t get into trouble for atleast 1 lakh kms.
mr. singh as a beginner i wont be doing rush driving nor in future to keep my car healthy. and driving the maruti k series diesel car was too powerful on 1st & 2nd gear may be im new to it. but do u think i20 would be a beeter car? what abt stering rattling?? is it still there in i20? pls reply
I have driven i20 and there was no steering rattling. It might have happened with a car or two and owners of that cars made it myth that there’s a rattling sound. Frankly speaking never heard of any such problems from i20 owners. Friend of mine owns i20 and he is fully satisfied with the car.
there is a customer review for i20 crdi sportz pls read…http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/forums/ownership-reviews/9091-hyundai-i20-i-gen-sportz-crdi-ownership-review.html
@Anjali- i20′s power steering is very light and easy to use in city but on the highways it does not give much feedback, so the driver don’t feel very confident in driving it at high speeds. Next, the suspension setup is very soft that car gets imbalanced and cornering is not up to the levels. If you really think you can push i20 to its limits and…[Read more]
hi kunal, yes im not a race driver and ritz is really upseting but i also know the handling and performance is much better that i 20. but there is not car like i 20 in that confort, features, etc. so as its my first car i dnt want to go wrong cuse i will be keeping my car for more than 7 years.
My 2 Cents – i20 is best in features, comforts , boot/leg space, looks but not the best driver car… Not best when to drive in city where traffic is high due to bad turbo lag..need to shift gears quite often..2nd gear is dead gear..either have to switch to 1st Or 3rd..No steering rattling prob in new car and light steering is actually good for…[Read more]
this is very normal, in all cars this happens and will always happen, and this is because when u start the engine, even if u dont move the car ahead, the rotations in the engine belts start,
This is the minimum “idling” rpm for the engine. It should be around 900-950rpm or so.
Yes..Its around 900-950. Thanks.
Hello A.M are you a Software Engineer ? Jus kidding!! As soon as you crank the engine, it will go in to the minimum 900RPM Band. Then if you start accelrating, it will revv to a higher RPM. But if you push to a specified gear, you can observe a downshift in the Engine RPM
Thanks Midhun..I am just new to this Diesel thing. Still not getting confidence in driving it..I knew the process of RPM but its just at the start which made me bit nervous…
Yes it is, but now that diesel prices are much lower, people ignore it somewhat! Diesel clatter is more in some cars like the Etios due to low sound insulation. In most cars, you notice it while starting up and it quietens down afterwards.
Some of the newer diesel cars are well damped and you can’t hear the engine once it’s warmed up and you’re driving at a steady pace – especially in premium cars like the Superb, Laura, Yeti, etc. All diesel cars clatter on a cold start, but settle down once the engine is warmed up. But yes, there are some people who still love the absolute…[Read more]
must give around 14 in city and 17 in highway…….
Yes, the mileage will improve after the first service/10000kms and will reach the figures Rohit has mentioned.
My i20 M crossed 3000 KM and getting 15 in the city..I don’t think if mileage will improve after 1st service because there won’t be any oil change after 1st service however it should improve after 2nd service…You should let service center know that you are not getting good mileage ..probably they will do some extra cleaning then