Yes, you can buy a second-hand automatic and convert it to CNG. Here’s some useful links on it: http://www.cartoq.com/community-speak-pros-and-cons-of-installing-a-cng-kit-in-a-petrol-automatic/ and http://www.cartoq.com/can-you-convert-a-petrol-automatic-to-cng-or-lpg/
If you want abject power, look at the Chevrolet Cruze VCDI-AT. The Elantra is good for features and overall ease of ownership but it is the least powerful of the lot. You could also look at the Laura, though it is not as spacious as the others and the VW Jetta. Let me add that the Laura / Jetta share the best automatic transmission in terms of its…[Read more]
My two suggestions in this price bracket would be the Hyundai Verna (actually costs much lesser than the suggested price bracket) to the Skoda Laura (my pick in this budget).
Have heard about a few problems in Jetta and maintenance being too high for skoda cars. Is it true?
How many gears does the auto transmission have in elantra?
Yes. Skoda and VW cars use synthetic oil..
And this makes their cars high maintenance… and even the after-sales-service is bad
The Elantra shares the 126bhp, 1.6-litre diesel engine with the Verna. But this motor is more than up to the task of hauling the larger and heavier Elantra, as Hyundai has made some key changes to it. The Elantra feels sufficiently peppy in the city and on the highway, and its six-speed automatic gearbox also works well to keep you in the right…[Read more]
The Elantra petrol has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl, but from feedback we’ve got, it is more like 11.5 kmpl in regular running conditions. For 500 km a month, a petrol car would suit you. However, among the petrol cars in that price segment, I would suggest looking at the Skoda Laura or the Volkswagen Jetta petrol (1.4 TSI) – if you want…[Read more]