I think it will be a very good buy. Octavia Diesel is one of the best cars ever made by skoda. The engine is very tough and will last for 1.5 – 2 lakh km if maintained properly. Just get the car thoroughly checked. Check all service records and accident history / phisical signs for the same. Read the “buying a used car” article on this site. If…[Read more]
Keep it in ur mind that used 5-6 years old Octavia will not be pocket friendly for when it comes on maintenance.
If I was in your place I would picked i10. As you there are some concern about the mileage, But nothing is perfect in this world.. So if you like i10, don wait go for it.. also read http://www.cartoq.com/hyundai-i10-vs-maruti-suzuki-wagon-r-which-car-is-more-practical/
I won’t advice i10. Too many complaints about its mileage from owners on CarToq. I remember a discussion from 3-4 days back where an owner said his normal mileage is 11 kmpl. wagonR and Swift will give you more easily. No design flaw in the Swift Its design is much loved, and it even found its place into beautiful cars you can’t get in US in a…[Read more]
I would suggest go for Wagon R. Spacious, fuel efficient and practical. Pretty comfortable as well. Cheapest to buy maintain and run. Plus If you have CNG in your city, go for CNG. Killer milage! If not go for Swift. i10 milage is really low and maintenance cost is higher.
Between i10 and WagonR: If your monthly run would have been 400 to 600 Km , then i10 could be a good choice. But in our case, it would be 1200 to 1500 Km. Hence, it would make huge difference between these two cars once you buy fuel. Ofcourse, Wagon R is a well proven car with reasonable price tag along with a power packed though fuel efficient…[Read more]
I would prefer you to go with i10, as you may get out of the box design from Wagon R. With regard to mileage and maintenance, its better to opt for Wagon R. But, to the overall, I would suggest you to consider Swift as the option as that may fit your demand with style.
Captivia is almost 10 lakhs more expensive than XUV. So if you have that much to spend, you can think of it. But over all XUV is more value for money according to me.
As far as pure features and gadgets, and sheer value for money go, there’s nothing that’s better value south of Rs. 15 lakh. Captiva will cost you at least Rs. 22 lakh, and you won’t get as many features.
i think xuv is a bettr choic…mahindra provd xuv performanzz by desert sotrm race…..mahindra adventre etc…captiva is in least selling category….
Its not really easy. Lot of cutting, welding and fabrication to the front bumper, bonnet and side panels will have to be done. I would suggest against it. Not worth it.
No, it’s not possible to do this and just not practical. The K10 has a longer bonnet, different fender, different bumper. Just for the headlights, you’ll have to change the entire front! Not worth it at all!
go for small petrol car like alto, wagon r or eon
Agree with Davinder. Alto, eon and wagonR are reliable, solid little cars that are good as a first car. Your drivign may sometimes go up to 1500 km, so ideally it should be a diesel car – and the cheapest is Chevrolet Beat, starting at rs 4.5 lakhs. If that is too expensive, better to go for a safe, high mileage petrol car like Alto.
I would suggest go for the Wagon R Duo. Great family car. And with CNG will give more milage, so savings compared to the equivalent petrol or even a Beat TCDi will be more!! You will save a lot of money while buying also and get 100% reliability due to factory fitted CNG + Maruti service. And the car is spacious and comfortable as well
go in for the wagon r as it is the most economical and practical buy but if you could spend more money you could look at the brio which is simply brilliant , and best in its class
I’l vouch for the Brio here. Best in class vehicle. In case you find it too expensive, buy the WagonR instead. Will not suggest CNG as you’l need the boot for you weekend getaways.
i m agree with Davinder…… if u want new than maruti wagon R or Eon da best….
Thanks a lot everyone for the advice
Go with the Wagon R. EMI of 8000 will easily cover a Rs. 3.6 lakh 5 year loan, and if you put a down payment of Rs. 1 lakh, you can get the Wagon R VXI, which will serve you well, especially in Bangalore.
alto k 10 is best choice
Agree with Pradeep Kumar. As a first car, Alto, Eon are good choices. Eon variants, though on the road might cost you a bit more depending on the variant and your city. Alto falls in your range without any problem.Alto K10 is good if you can go up to Rs 3.5 lakh or so on-road.
The only option you have a Alto. Its a very good car. Its the best “First Car” you can buy. I have one so I can completely vouch for it. If you can stretch your budget slightly, you can get the Alto Green (CNG). Very fuel efficient! Lots of savings in the long run. But you need a trustworthy CNG filling station near you.
It could have a few issues here and there but none of them will be show-stoppers. A rattling parcel tray, a slight noise from somewhere or similar stuff is usually reported. The funadamentals seem to be okay and the suspension is excellent, as is the engine and gearbox.
Basically it is a good car. The complaint is about their service quality by Tata service centers. But if you are willing to do a bit of shouting and screaming, then good. Spare parts sometimes are not in stock and may take some time if have to be replaced etc – but usually replacement are not going to be needed for a couple of years normally.
The basic car made by Fiat is excellent. Very tough, comfortable and fuel efficient. But you may get a few rattles and squeaks. Also as this car is selling quite slowly, cars stand in yards for a lot of time and neglect from showrooms can cause few problems. Plus TATA guys have been known to improperly handle the cars. So you have to do a very…[Read more]
Good car, let down by shoddy support
I fully agree with you @Shreyans The shoddy support ahs let down the fiat brand in India.
If you plan to sell the car in 5 years and resale is very important to you, then buying a car at year end can reduce the resale a bit. But if you are getting a really good discount, then it gets compensated. This also depends on which car you are buying. Some depreciate very fast and some don’t. Its wiser to buy a car early in a year, but if the…[Read more]
There is no tangible benefit of filling nitrogen in your tyres. It’s great for sports cars and formula one cars where there is extreme heat build up in the tyres, but for normal road going cars, normal air is good enough. It’s more of a money-spinning business for tyre shops. See these two discussions as well: …[Read more]
Yes most of the things you have heard are completely true. Basically nitrogen is more stable than normal air, so it amount of expansion and contraction due to temperature changes is very less. So the ride is better and grip too is better. But the problem is, the people filling nitrogen might cheat and fill normal air instead and we would never…[Read more]
Atik, Dont fall for Nitrogen fills, unless you have a track day sports car! There are folks who does nitrogen top ups on regular air, thats how situation has come to. It wont be long before they fill helium to make the tyre lighter.
If you want an MUV with space for luggage as well, then the Tata Aria and Toyota Innova come to mind. In another month, you will also have the Nissan Evalia (but this is more of a van than an MPV). If you want an SUV with seven seats and space for luggage, then the Endeavour and Fortuner at the top-end of your budget or Force One at the bottom end…[Read more]
Just wait for Chevrolet Spin.
Innova… End of topic. No other car will give you such comfort, car like drivability, reliability and satisfaction.
25 lakh? And you want MUV/MPV? Why not SUV? SUVs has 7 seats and is more safe and more powerful and also lots of space for luggage.
go for renault duster….its around 10-11 lacs……..