I will say Sail for its punchier engine, better ride quality and the excellent sound insulation. Both cars have plenty of space.
Unless you are fan of Toyota quality (which does not seem to be the hallmark of the Etios, though), the Sail seems to be a better car.
sail uva is a better opp.
Honda Brio is the best… its 1.2L i-VTEC engine perfrms well n offers gud mileage too, even it is the best performing petrol engine in its class.. u can surely go for it without a second thought….
Between the two cars that you have shortlisted, I would go with the Honda Brio. The Maruti A-Star is not selling well, and there may be some changes to the model line up soon in Maruti. The Honda Brio is a good all-round car, and if you need it primarily for city use, it is a good car. The engine is powerful, fuel efficiency is decent and it…[Read more]
Between the two, Brio is the better car. It has more space inside compared to A-Star. Both are very reliable cars, nothing to worry there. Brio and A-Star both will give you good fuel efficiency. Brio is also the more powerful car, more fun to drive.
The Honda Brio is a better car as compared to the A-Star, that being said the A-Star has a much lower price tag. BOth cars are reliable and backed with a good service network. You might also want to consider the AT(automatic) variants of these two cars.
brio is very costly so leave brio and go to astar
i10 is a better car.. space wise and performance wise
i10 would be a good choice overall..it has better features..good economy and space.. A-star is cramped in space….
i10 is a better package then maruti
Hyundai i10 is better tto go for than Maruti A-Star.
a star is better then i10 in less price all features are there and more Comfortable
Full wrong advice.. @Prasad
1000kms monthly run makes more sense to buy a diesel car than petrol.you can also look at a CNG car like wagon r green.but a petrol car will make running costs higher.Regards
If there is CNG availability, it will be a better idea to pick a CNG variant considering 1k per month. But putting in money and picking a diesel vehicle would really not be a great idea the way I see it. The price premium will be noticeable over a Vxi A Star to recover it in a decent time period at 1k per month. Kindly do not buy a diesel car…[Read more]
If u are looking for performance as well as handling go for A star, but poor resale & interior space.
a star is good no one want to resale it so on
hondia brio wud be gud option……
If your budget is up to 10 lakh, go for an automatic sedan – the Ford Fiesta Style automatic would be the best, then there’s the Honda City S AT and the Skoda Rapid Ambition AT.
Pradeep, your daily running is quite a bit. You ideally need a diesel car, but you are clear you prefer petrol AT cars?
Read this Thread-http://www.cartoq.com/5-affordable-automatic-cars-in-india/ Regards..
As your budget is up to Rs 10 lakhs, you can also consider this car – the Hyundai i20 AT. Brio AT is also a car that gives you the peppy engine that you want. but i20 AT gives you more passenger and luggage space.
Thank you experts for your early response. I desperately need an automatic car since I am a physically challenged person and unable to handle manual transmission vehicle. Moreover I like long driving and my daily run includes both city and highway. Both Maruti and Hyundai offer 4-speed auto box which I think not sufficient for long highway run.…[Read more]
Would you be comfortable with the ingress/egress in Ecosport?if yes you can wait for it .it is just as fun to drive as the Fiesta and can soak up bad roads better.
I have a friend who owns an A-Star. At 5’9″ the A-Star should not give you trouble, but there won’t be a lot of space left on top of your head! I am 5″8 and I did not notice any problem at all. But this is different for everyone, as leg length and torso height are different even for people with the same height. Have you taken a test drive yet and…[Read more]
Even for a 6-ft driver the A-Star is not really a problem. The issue with the A-Star is in the space for rear-seat passengers and luggage space. As a city run-about it is fine. But why this particular model? The reason I ask is the same engine and transmission is also in the Estilo, K10 and Wagon-R. Estilo and Wagon-R would be more spacious and in…[Read more]
Thank you for your expert advices.
Mr. Mathew, I haven’t take a test ride for this vehicle but I soon do it. I found this car lil compact and seats are comfortable. I will use my car for office, shooping and hand around with friends. As it is my first car and currently my family is not here so i would love to enjoy with my friends along with this car. I am stil single. In future i…[Read more]
Mr. Roshun, Thank you. I like the sporty look of A Star. I found Estilo is egg shaped… and the seats of Wagon R is not comfortable . My Firned has Alto K10 ….:)
astar is good
Are you referring to the air-filter? More than the size of the filter, the surface area of the element sucking in air is what matters. It is quite possible that the air-filter size of the 1.2 Kappa is smaller than others but due to its shape/depth surface area might be more.
Like Abhik said it isn’t so much the size of the filter as it is the surface area. Moreover if a smaller filter is able to pull in the amount of air required then there is no need for a larger filter. You could put an after market air-filter if you want to improve the performance but the company gives a filter that provides for optimum performance
company is trying to sell i10 in more price with cheap filter where as maruti has every thing fit and i10 is a trash
Getting an automatic within 4 lacs is difficult unless you want to look at used cars Smita. However, if you cannot afford to spend more than 4 lacs, you could look at the A Star AT which is the cheapest automatic car in the country. In case you are ok with manuals, you could look at the i10 as an option.
Automatic options for small cars (around 4-5 lakhs):
1. Maruti A-Star
2. Hyundai i10
My advice: Go for i10 if you can stretch your budegt by extra one lakh.
There are only two small automatics like Vivek and Devdath say, but both are slightly more expensive. The A-Star automatic is about Rs. 4.60 lakh and the i10 auto is about Rs. 5.10 lakh. Earlier you could get the Santro and Wagon R with Auto transmissions, of which the Santro had a better gearbox. Which city are you in? You could also think of a…[Read more]
At present there is no Automatic you can buy under Rs. 4 lakh. So if your budget cannot be stretched by say about another Rs.1 lakh then going for a manual will make much more sense. Please mention which cars you are considering and I’m sure it’ll be easier to help you narrow it down to your final choice.
you can not get good cars in 1-4lakhs it can become 4-60 or 5 lakhs you should prefer it .It goes for long and will have good pride a-star zxi have all features like airbags ABS, EBD,etc.but maruti ……is not serious about a-star so prefere i10
ude what’s your daily running?Are you sure you want a petrol vehicle?
80-100 kms everyday…beat also comes with diesel version..??
Yes Beat is in Diesel version,so you could opt for diesel because your daily running average is more than 50 kms,so diesel will make your expenses less,and Beat D is a value for money car,with good features,BTW what’s your budget?
?4 to 4.5…what does dis diesel version costing?
Where do you reside? the base version costs round 4.8 or 4.9 on-road if you reside in Delhi
i stay in gujaraj…below 5L costing is ok for me…Will you please tell me which is d best version in diesel as there 4 version in d category?? and also tell me that is there comparative deal in this selection..??
If ur monthly running is beyond 900 kms, comparative analysis by auto experts suggest that you should opt for diesel version…
In small car segment u should take look at Indica V2 and New Swift
d only competetion for beat diesel is indica eV2.. but u shud luk at it only if u wnt…a more spacious car.. or else beat diesel rocks.. i suggest go to a chevy showroom n chk out d prices n all fr d diesel beat
Okay the PS Version with Ac and power steering costs you round 4.80 lakhs on-road,and the LS with front power windows costs more than 5 lakhs.Or Indica eV@ is also a good bet and the LS with AC and Power Steering is a good bet to the Beat if you also need more space even at the rear-seat.
thank you very much pranav jiraiya, vishwas.
welcum dude and let us know what have you decided…
pratik beat is much btr thn a star it has good perfomance, interiors, exteriors also in diesel so gor fr small chevy funky beat
go for ritz diesel………….
Ritz has new swift engine(ie. Fiat engine) its better than Beat
compare using carazoo.com
beat comes with 3 cylinder engine low power but good in mileage so better u go for beat
936cc,61.6bhp,24 kmpl,1 lt engine,3 cylinder 12valve, but it 170liters trunk capacity (space) , it luk like a baby wit high power ,diadvantage is high maintainance and small size
Maruti A-Star has been equipped with the next-generation K-series petrol engine, which delivers commendable power, torque and mileage. The Penta-drive technology, the highlighting feature of Maruti A-Star, ensures that the occupants enjoy a pleasurable ride in it. http://bikes.indiandrives.com
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