Pls read the article carefully.Santro is an Entry level hatchback and it is declared as The hatchback with the least number of problems by JD Power.Accent is a Sedan(Entry Level).but the winner their is the Swift Dzire.Hope your doubt has been cleared.Regards.
You are not getting me correctly John. Please read my earlier question then react on it. My question is based on which one to pick between Santro, Accent and Swift. But you guys told me to go with Santro and in JD survey, Santro has 82 problems over 125 while Accent only 48 over 102. So think before you act.
Pls try to continue the qns in same thread than opening new ones.Ok i have checked the earlier qn.The car you are looking to buy is a used one and with a 1lakh budget only.The Accent is an old model now and sells in very few numbers nowadays.so the car you would get would have done a lot of kilometers over the time.If you sell the car later then…[Read more]
OK if Accent is out, will i have to go for used Santro or used Swift cause I live in Mumbai and also Taxis are also Santro. And how much old car in years or more kilometers, I have to consider. Can the old Lancer will be good buy it terms of driver’s car?
For your last question about the Lancer, do read this article:
As for your original question, Joy has explained already explained why Santro instead of Accent. If you’re looking at the Swift, then in your budget of 1 lac, then you’ll only be able to get a very old Swift that has run…[Read more]
what is the difference between Santro and Santro Xing. Which one to pick in these two? If I can stretch my budget from 1 Lac to 1.5 or 1.8 then can I get a good Swift model?
Yes you will get a swift for 1.8lk ie could be the first generation 1.3L or the 1.2L.both are good cars.but i think from your previous queries about the Accent and Lancer that you have a soft corner for Sedans.In that case I suggest you get a used Esteem.the car is trouble free and economical and was a run away hit.since it was sold in large…[Read more]
Yeah Joy you got me almost right but certainly Esteem is not my choice. My favorites are Swift, Ford Fiesta Classic and Mondeo. Please tell me which one to pick if you love to drive, highway ride and night long drive?
Swift anyday for lower maintenance and fantastic handling ,secondly the Ford classic for the sedan purpose and handling regular maintenance is at par with others but the parts will cost a lot.The Mondeo as i said before is not a good choice.but if you are confident about the previous owner and the cars present condition you can gamble as the price…[Read more]
Thanks Joy, basically Mondeo is more choice of my heart. In one of these going to be my first car also I have almost no knowledge about car market. What will be the good used price of Swift and 1.6 SXI Ford Fiesta Classic and how much kilometers and years I have to consider before buying?
Hi Shibu, if you’re buying a used car, try and look for one that is not more than 5 years old, and has done not more than about 60,000 odd km. You will get a good Ford Fiesta Classic / Swift at around the Rs. 3 lakh price point. Also see these pointers: http://www.cartoq.com/buyers-checklist-for-used-maruti-swift-or-dzire/ Ford Fiesta:…[Read more]
1)I dont know exactly where in Mumbai as i am from kerala. But these are available with most spare parts dealers,Alloy wheels and tyre dealers and CNG/LPG kit installers.They mostly use them as the upgrade would need lifting of the rear suspension.If you really cant really live with the clearance get the spacers installed.but do keep in mind…[Read more]
Agree with Joy – adding spacers will stiffen the already stiff suspension. In Mumbai, Dashmesh Autogas in Wadala is one of the better CNG installers – and he would know of the spacer kit to be added. I’m not sure if the coil spring on the Figo and Maruti Swift etc are of the same size – if they are, then I guess the Maruti spacer would fit.
Let me take them one by one:
1. For better pick-up, torque is important as it’s the measure of how easily the car can get moving. Lower the CC, obviously more the fuel-economy as the combusted fuel volume is lower.
2. For lower maintenance – the Toyota Innova would be a better vehicle, as it has far few complicated electronics compared to the…[Read more]
Adding to Roshun,The XUV is a better value for money car as it gives more power,mileage,a lot of gadgetry,style quotient,etc.The innova is way overpriced for what it offer and if comparing features,the XUV is miles ahead.The innova is a better comfortable people mover.its been here for a long time so the Reliability is more towards the…[Read more]
The Maruti 800 is one of the cheapest hatchbacks around and easy to maintain. Parts are easily available. Just make sure you check the car thoroughly before picking it up. Try and pick up only a single-owner maintained vehicle, with full service history if possible.
Great car.can never go wrong with an 800.Try to procure a 5speed car.its the most fun to drive car of the lot.spares are available cheap and MGP will also be available for years.you will find tons of good deals on 800′s,better to take the one which has like Roshun says a valid service record or from someone you know who kept his car clean.buying…[Read more]
The i20 is a bigger car than the Brio – if you want luggage space then pick the i20. However, if you want a fuel-efficient and peppy runabout for the city, I would think the Brio is a much better car to drive. Test drive both and see. Both are relatively easy on maintenance.
Brio is better to drive like most Honda cars.but the i20 gives so much more space,power,better styling,loads of Gadgets,boot space,wider service network and its been around for a while so no issues too.So if you love driving and willing to sacrifice on space get the Brio.If you want everything else get the i20.Regards
i20 for looks otherwise Honda Brio without ant compromise at excellent reliable Honda quality
Since you plan to mainly drive on good roads, I think a sedan would suit you better. The Duster, for its price, lacks the features that you would get with a Hyundai Verna. For 12,000 km a year, a diesel would save you some money on fuel – and on the highway too, a diesel is clearly more fuel efficient. However, at high speed on the highways, the…[Read more]
Buddy you need a Diesel and i suggest the Diesel Verna for you.its a more value for money car.The duster is way over priced for what it offers and the waiting period is also more,space,Gadgets,Safety features,Wider service network,Resale etc.It is very fuel efficient yet powerful also.A Very good product.unless you are a very enthusiastic driver…[Read more]
sir actually now i m having santro. i use it may be 2or3 thrice a month that also on sunday. i use my car when i go for tour which would be round about 1000 km in total. there are max 3 or 4 trips. so on the basis of this you please advise. i wrote12000 km but that would be max which i think i would achieve but i actually i don’t expect that.
That’s the ex-showroom price almost of the top-end Fortuner and little less than the on-road price of the base 4×2 manual Fortuner. Is it worth the money? Not really, because nearly 40% of that price is import duties! However, the Fortuner is a robust vehicle and trouble-free, it’s value for money in that sense.
Yeah and the interiors are similar to the Innova.So i wont say its value for money.Take a look at the Pajero Sport and the Captiva.
Since you’ve ruled out the Duster and XUV500, the only 3 other choices are the Tata Safari / Storme, Scorpio and Force One. I’d rule out the Force One because of its lack of service network reach. Between the Scorpio and the Safari Storme, the Scorpio VLX is more value for money – but it suffers from poor handling and lack of space compared to the…[Read more]
Look at the Aria.its more of a cross over .but other than pure off roading,it does wonders with all other category like minimal bodyroll,powerful engine,good built quality(the best from TATA yet),AWD setup,lots of space,top range of Safety and Security items etc so do consider the Aria.They are offering good discount at the time too.
u better go for yeti it gives u out a good milege,nice handling,and better off roading performance
If you really are facing a bad ground clearance issue with the Figo, I’d suggest you place spacers (rubber pads) under the coil springs in the rear suspension. Most CNG mechanics would have these parts – as this is what is used to firm up and lift the rear suspension for CNG-fitted cars. Also the Figo recommends 36psi front / 41 psi rear tyre…[Read more]
If you really cant really live with the clearance get the spacers installed.but do keep in mind that the suspension will be stiff,harsh and comfort will be at premium in bad roads.handling will also suffer a bit.And there is a greater chance of suspension wearing out prematurely.Regards
Thanx to both of you for your valuable suggestion………………..but what about up sizing tire size plz suggest me
If you’re learning how to drive a car, then it’s easier to start with a hatchback. Among your choices, you should prefer the Santro and next the Swift. You could also look at the Alto- it’s an easier car to drive and easy on the pocket as well. Use/ abuse it for a year or two and then when you feel confident, you can go in for any car you like.…[Read more]
Agree. A used Santro is a good beginner’s car. Easy to maintain. Easy to find spares, and most of all, the tall driving position and large glass area, give you good all-round visibility. Accent would be slightly more expensive to maintain, and although Swift is nice, I’d suggest a more sedate car like the Santro first – keep it till you are…[Read more]
If you can find a good swift for 1 Lkh which i doubt ,its a good car.but if its not maintained properly by the previous owner then it will be a problem.The safe bet is a Used Santro and also buy one with proper service record.Its a no non sense car.the Accent is a a bit old now and maintenance will be expensive than Santro.