I think you mean DZire. It gives around 11 kmpl in regular city driving. The Fiesta however, gives around 13. Ford claims it is India’s most fuel efficient automatic and is ARAI certified at 16.97kmpl. It is also a much nicer car to drive. All that tech sure gives results but it is significantly more expensive than the Maruti.
The Fiesta automatic is a six-speed dual clutch and is inherently more efficient than the four-speed traditional torque convertor used in the Dzire.
Fiesta automatic is in a different league – dual clutch tech makes it very fast to shift. But for its price, the AT of the Dzire is good.
The biggest ripoff is that Maruti charges 1.5 lakhs extra for the simple automatic variant they are offering whereas Ford is chargind just a lakh more for a Dual Clutch 6 gear system. It maybe almost 3 lakhs higher than the DZire but if you look at the extra features that it is endowed with including the higher capacity powered engine that gives…[Read more]
Niranjan is right – but the final price is too high for someone who is also considering the Dzire AT I guess.
Waste of time and energy. I was expecting a Rapid with no boot from the Scout. With the same 1.6 liter petrol and diesel engines. What a disappointment!
useless bakwass product frm skoda.
I believe Fabia itself is not doing decent numbers, then why bring out a new model with few tweaks.. specially the engine being the same 1.2
Its a winning strategy. The fabia was sad and never sold despite being cheapest, now comes Fabia Scout, again sad and wont sell much. Amazing match of outcomes. This could have come through a lot of strategizing, which mere mortals like us will not be able to comprehend.
Skoda digging its own grave..stupid pricing
Features are good but the engine specs are too low for a 8 lakh plus car (diesel). Punto 90HP is a better buy!
This is in reply to Mr. Niranjan Prabhu – my dear friend, a Rapid without a boot is the Skoda Fabia itself! But, yes, I must agree that Skoda should have given the option of more engines.
Are you willing to spend a bit more? The Dzire won’t suit you because of the seating problem you mentioned.If you can spend a bit more, you have the Fiesta Classic – it is better than the Dzire in seating space and luggage space. and it is a proven car.
What you’ve said about the Dzire is true. It is definitely going to be cramped for you. As for the Manza Quadrajet VX, it’s a good car, with a proven engine (same Fiat 1.3 multijet 90 bhp as in the SX4). However, in terms of longevity, you may not be entirely happy with service after a few years. One more car that you can consider, but will be a…[Read more]
@Mathew, thank you for recommendations. Yes Ford Fiesta is good car,can say a power machine..But personally i dnt like car’s shape.Then(question arise) what about Swift Dezire & Tata Manza.. Swift Dezire can’t understand why people is loving this car most, so may be that’s the thing attracting to me…[Read more]
@Robin,Thanks for your time & suggestion, I doubt Dezire’s Plastic quality is harder than Tata Manza(Is that true, have you noticed the same?).”you may not be entirely happy with service after a few years” does it mean to car parts after few years or Tata services for car? Nissan Sunny, I love the car, thanks for perfect car suggestion(I believe…[Read more]
Haven’t heard about any shape change for the Manza – but the Manza is not a hit car, so they might try to change it. About Nissan, Nissan is opening a lot of service centers and dealerships across the country, so in one year’s time, probably you will see a lot of places. One car I missed is the Etios – I personally feel the car is very basic…[Read more]
let me share a couple of points…. 1. manza comes with 90 ps engine where as nissan, renault and ford come with 68ps eng., i am based at gujarat and have seen tata after sales service standards, they are good, you do not feel cheated for the car care… i am not sure about other places…. plus the amount of money that you need to spend for the…[Read more]
Jaydev has a valid point. Your local Tata dealer may actually be a professional. Please check with someone nearby who owns a tata car and ask about their service experience. The car by itself is very value for money, and spacious.
I meant quality of service after a few years at Tata service centers (when suspension jobs / brake jobs or other mechanical jobs are needed). Plastic quality is pretty decent in the Manza – it has a soft touch dashboard and a plush feel. Yes, some bits like the door handles and the floor console still have some panel gaps, but these are not…[Read more]
There is another option – the Chevrolet Aveo. It will be outdated in 4 years though. But it is likely to have more space than the Dzire in the front, and a bigger boot.
No diesel option with the Aveo.
My mistake, no diesel with Aveo! If you feel confident about manza after talking to at least one owner, then I think that’s the car for you. It is extreme value for money for sure.
I have sold my Manza in just 2 years when the car had done only 25k Kms. The suspension and the power steering had problems since the beginning. TML and TM Authorized Service centres failed to repair it after several attempts. I initially booked Dzire and when Manza got launched was deceived by it looks and features and bought it. Later I regret…[Read more]
Thanks for that info, Puneet. have you asked other Manza owners if they have faced similar problems? Did Tata guys say anything about it – that it was common etc?
Well, thanks for all your decisions & suggestions. I have to be hurry for purchasing the Diesel car as there are expectations of price rise near about 50000/- to 80000/-. I have set 95% mind on TATA Manza & remain 5% on Dezire. 1 of the major cause is, MANZA is avail too quickly compare to Dezire.I will choose white color Manza…@Punnet, thanks…[Read more]
@ Roshun & Mathew..THnaks for your support, I m looking forward te be in touch with you guys…
Good to know, shailandra Let us know when you get the car!
There are many other people who are facing problems with their Manza. Car drifting towards left is the common problem in most of Manza’s and the manza owner’s I know. For me Tata Motors tried n number of times to fix the steering problem but failed and then they started acting funny by saying that there is no hardness in the steering. I did not…[Read more]
@Mathew:- May be this Sunday(25032012) i will have delivery of my TATA Manza AURA ABS QUDRAJET…Thanks for wishes..
@Punit :- Car drifting towards left will help me to learn car drifting…If you are facing problem in Steering then it is your job to make it perfect from TATA motors & not to accept any entertaining excuses from TATA..For law suite-no comments.I hope u r shoulders r just fine after Dezire…It seems like you are purchasing Maruti Swift Dezire by…[Read more]
I have a Manza Aura quadrajet .. and This much better than dezire … No problem till Now. It has gr8 comfort ride quality and power. If you are a calm and peaceful driver then go for Manza, But if u are a rash driver,going at 140-150 kmpl and a need perfect control then just go for Linea. other wise Manze has a good control till 120.
Ashish Saini, Shailendra – could you both fill out this simple form? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEtyLUY5QVJLd1dNX1IxQmFLR3NhS2c6MQ#gid=0 It will help us a lot!
Manza scores much higher both in terms of ‘look-n-feel’ and features than the new model of Swift Dezire. I would suggest you to go with Manza Quadrajet.
Why dont you look at the Nissan Sunny Diesel?
Hey just check Mahindra Verito D6 Diesel, it’s a huge car and all your family members will enjoy the ride on the back seat, trust me on that, rest trust on Mahindra, it’s a value for money car
that was an interesting article.
A very important point missed by this article is “Good Unadulterated Diesel” available at SHELL Stations ONLY
can you guide me why my fiat palio multijet does not gives me enough milege, im getting only hardly 15 km/l
Anu, 15 kmpl in city is par for the 1.3 multijet engine. On the highway it goes up to 20 kmpl.
@ Roshun jiii.. sir what is the avg of beat diesel in city conditions… some says that it squeezes upto 20kmpl in city… Is it true..??. Is it better than for figo..?? Is it a easy to maintain diesel motor in india…???
Beat gives about 18 kmpl in city conditions with AC. On a good day, you can get 20 if traffic conditions are smooth. The Beat comes with a 3-year maintenance package from GM… which takes care of most stuff.
Thank you sir… any how i owned a beat diesel…
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