The advantage with a Skoda Rapid though is that service is needed only once a year or once every 15,000 km! So if you don’t mind driving down to the town where you have a service centre once a year, it’s a good bet. It’s a six-speed automatic and quite well built. Only thing is, if you do have some problem with it, getting road side assistance or…[Read more]
The Laura automatic (DSG) did have issues – mechatronic unit failure, which still occurs in some cars. However, the Rapid has a regular torque convertor automatic which does not have any known issues with it so far, and seems better. Black colour is a high maintenance colour – if you can polish it once month and if you are sure you can keep it…[Read more]
Hi, what your American friends say is completely true since they are talking more about the core shell of the vehicle than the long list of features which Indians are obsessed with. This will be more evident in body shops where violent accidents show the true colors of how much impact a vehicle can take. I would second Roshun here, an annual trip…[Read more]
Hyundai cars has come out of age. Gone are the days when there used to be quality issues with the car produced by this Korean Manufacturer. In your case, the Verna is perfect for all the features that it provides, the way it looks and its a complete VFM proposition. You will feel that you are owing a car which is a segment higher. So, go ahead and…[Read more]
Skoda rapid is best choice as I’m being using it from one year and iI had no issues and service is also good and they deliver car within a day
If you buy the EcoSport, service would be a problem for you, as you’ll have to drive up to Vijaywada each time for service. But since you only have Maruti and Hyundai within close range – and you need ground clearance, you’ll have to wait a bit as there are no automatics / cars with good ground clearance, except for the Maruti SX4. If you don’t…[Read more]
While comparing these two vehicles , please do consider the boot space.
Ritz At offers a boot space where even a cng cylinder can be placed for increased economy and even the interior is spacious compared to the Brio At.
If you have considered Brio then I assume that you are already aware of it’s limitations in terms of boot space. My choice, out of two, would be Brio for sure because it has got 5-speed gearbox.
Ritz is a little more spacious but it is not the sole reason to go for it. You get maruti’s proven service backup which will give you ultimate peace of mind all throughout your ownership period and when you are planning to sell the car, it will fetch you handsome money. And as Akshay ^^^^^ is telling, if you feel the petrol prices are pinching you…[Read more]
No particular reason for the Ritz AT to be priced at such a premium over its manual variant, especially considering its only a 4speed AT and is available only in the VXi trim. The Brio is a superior product, the automatic more so. Only constraint: boot space. If you can live with the limited boot, go for the Brio. Honda is expanding its dealer…[Read more]
With the Brio you also get airbags and ABS, along with the 5-speed autobox. It is the better car of the two.
Brio is a better car of the two..u get additional features in Brio AT that are missing in the Ritz AT
The Rapid being a six-speed automatic is reasonably fuel-efficient on the highway – 13-14 kmpl should be achievable. City, like you’ve said, 9 kmpl is an average figure you can expect. Skoda regular service costs are nominal, but after sales support is still a concern with some service stations – it depends where you are – visit a skoda service…[Read more]
Roshun has already told you what you need to know all I’d like to adfd is that the Rapid was a fun car to drive, we test drove it extensively and I personally had quite a bit of fun in it After sales for Skoda is still a slight worry though they have pulled up their socks! All in all a sensible car to buy if you can afford the slightly higher…[Read more]
Fiesta rear seat can be 100% folded
in hatchback..swift seats can be folded flat…
thanks for the answer. Do you have any idea about Ford Ecosport’s rear seat can be folded flat or not?
as of now..i dont know…but will be able to know soon
I think the person who posted yesterday, was talking of the Ford Fiesta Classic, not the new Fiesta. But yes, ground clearance is not great in either. If you are looking at a vehicle for rough roads – you need a vehicle like the Duster. But none of the SUVs in that price bracket except the Scorpio have an auto transmission (and Scorpio is coming…[Read more]
The annual trip to the mountains should not be the main decision making criteria for a car which you will be driving on a daily basis. If I were you, I would have bought the overall best automatic car that the budget allows. Which among those 3 happens to be the Fiesta. Still, if you are so very particular about ground clearence, you should…[Read more]
It is true since most of these are owner written threads and not initiated by any media. Though dealership experiences depends on the particular dealership that a person visits and I would like to keep away any prejudice, its the truth that Skoda has been in the news many times. Here is a latest consumer case that Skoda lost -…[Read more]
Well, TBHP is known to exaggerate Skoda issues, to a great extent. Further, Skoda service is certainly not the best in town but if you have a good dealer, there is nothing wrong in buying a Skoda. Make sure to avoid their 7 speed DSG though. I have many friends who are happy Skoda owners for years now.
Well I’ve seen my friend struggle a lot with his 2004 Octavia, so i won’t really advice you to go with Rapid (except if you’re buying the car due to that irresistible buy now and pay after 1 yr offer), and I’d say Sunny, Vento on Scala should be your considerations… If you’re looking at a petrol, then City, and if you don’t mind extending your…[Read more]
The Ford Fiesta dual clutch automatic is the best automatic in its segment. So far there are no reported failures of the Fiesta AT in India (probably because of the low volumes sold). The Fiesta AT is covered under warranty and there’s no maintenance on the transmission till 2.5 lakh km, so it should be a good choice. There have been reports of…[Read more]
The Ritz petrol automatic will be available any day now. It’s likely to be a good choice, but will be a 4-speed AT (same as Dzire’s AT transmission). The Ritz is otherwise an all round practical car. The best automatic in that price segment would be the Brio automatic. Only downside for the Brio is boot space.
safe choice madhav. As roshun says Brio is the better car, but it has a very small luggage space.. So then Ritz is a good choice.
For all the sportiness of the Brio, the Ritz takes a very practical approach to things with lots of cubby holes, an upright seating position and tall boy spaciousness. Just what is needed for people with back trouble or a small family.
if you want a real family car than you should go fir Ritz as it offers more space along with maruti’s service network otherwise the new Brio AT is more fun to drive and a practical car.. Also Brio looks more cool than ritz for me, however looks depends upon individual tastes…