Two-wheel drive, is where only two wheels of the car are powered by the engine. This could be either front wheel drive (like most of the hatchbacks and sedans in India) or rear-wheel drive (most MUVs and high-end sedans, besides the Tata Nano – which is rear engine, rear-wheel drive). Four-wheel drive is when all four wheels are powered. This…[Read more]
is any diffreence betweem milege of 4 X 4 & 4 X 2 ??
4×4 consumes more fuel than 4×2. Its a difference of about 1kmpl or so.
perfect explanation roshun povaiah….
Ummm… I am afraid, this is not a right way to compare… We are missing some of the most critical factors here – gross weight and gear ratios. If everything is proportionate (like, lesser weight for 140-one and equivalent gear ratios, etc… — a truly hypothetical scenario) then also these cars will perform almost same.
However, it seems possible that if the second car (180@6500) touches 6500 RPM mark then it would be a possible winner in my view but again, as I said, we need to count – power to weight ratios (along with either gross or curb weight) and gear ratios.
Two other critical factors need to be considered here – the weight of the car and the gear ratios. If the 180PS car is a heavy SUV, and the 140 PS one is a light hatch for instance, the hatch will win purely on power-to-weight advantage.
Another catch is the gearbox. One of them can have a slick shifting six speed manual. the 140hp car(those seem to be the Laura AT’s specs) can have a dual clutch or a torque converter automatic.In that case, how the gearbox is tuned, it tech and the no. of speeds it has at its disposal also come into the picture.
Maintenance costs are among the lowest in class. Problem is, Fiat dealers are few and far between. Resale value is unnecessarily poor. Classic case of perception.
Resale value has been hit because of the company, not the cars. They are both brilliant products let down by a poor dealer and service network and their earlier association with Tata where the cars were given step motherly treatment.
Fiat cars are world class, but Fiat looks like they are not focussed on India operations!! Seems like they are happy with hot selling of there DDIS engines to Maruti, Hyundai, Tata and others. Even today when they are out of Tata’s roof but there attitude remains more or less same. and marketing strategy of Fiat looks lacking enthusiasm.
Most people who have issues or negatives about Fiat don’t own them. If you run through owner reviews across just about any forum in India, you will realize that overall Fiat owners are happier and have the most niggle free cars or helpful service from Fiat as compared to other competitive brands. I have also met owners of older Fiat cars like…[Read more]
A soft suspension provides a silent and pillowy ride at low speeds. Ideal for city usage. But handling gets compromised and the car bounces around at speed. Also, not good for driving when loaded. A stiff suspension will ensure better handling and a flat ride at speed, along with better manners under load. But the car will throw you around a fair…[Read more]
Which diesel hatch has soft and stiff set up??
Swift has a stiff set up. The i20 has a soft set up.
So, does it mean that car with soft set up is not great to drive on highways and a good miler in city only. Also is it that manufacturers who prefer sot suspension set up is less expensive or cost of production is lesser compared to cars with stiff suspension.
Soft suspension generally means average manners at speed. You cant link it to the costs though.
If the tyres are brand new, you will get a good price – only about 20% or so you may lose. However, if you get the EcoSport with Goodyear Assurance tyres – keep it, don’t change it. While the MRF’s where a little noisy and skittish on turns at higher speed, Ford says these two tyres were specifically designed for the EcoSport – so really don’t…[Read more]
I’d like to read “specifically designed for the Ecosport” as “the cheapest available for the Ecosport”. MRF ZV2K have been absolutely hopeless whenever I have experienced them in whichever car. Assurance are supposedly acceptable, yes. But how Kevlar is better than steel for tires(as they claim) is beyond me. Amin, it may stop bullets but as per…[Read more]
MRF Zv2K is one of the most prominent tires among the economical line up in today’s market. For cost cutting , many auto manufacturers choose ZV2K as their stock tire for their different cars. I won’t say it a bad tire but rather its VFM & you can expect more than what ever you have paid for it. Zv2K is not a very soft tire, you will experience…[Read more]
i get all my punctures n all done from a michelin tyre shop dealer and he says d only tyres worth are michelin , yokohama , bridgestone and the mrf !!! i asked him price for all he said michelin for 9k , bridgestone and yokohama for 8k and mrf for 4.5 k !! but he added michelin are soft so he dosent recoomend them as they get puncturefrequently !!…[Read more]
First buy the car and try those tires. We know zv2k are bad but the Assurance ones are a wild card. Try them for a week or so, and upgrade if needed. Why jump the gun? The dealer will always promote those tires which give him the fattest margin or which he has excess stock.
You can think like, tire’s softness and comfort are inversely proportional to its durability and puncture proneness, still there are exceptions of course. Bridgstone ,MRF and Apollo markets many tires considering this equations. For a majority of Indian customers durability and less puncture proneness becomes top priority while buying a tire and…[Read more]
It has keyless entry, but does not have the push-button ignition feature. You can get it fitted aftermarket – but ideally, if that’s a concern, pick the Titanium Plus variant only – the Rs. 70,000 or so difference you pay would be worth the investment in the long run if this is a concern. The biggest plus with the Titanium Plus variant is the six…[Read more]
As the way things stand at the moment, you’ll still likely get a higher resale on diesel vehicles, but that could change in the next couple of years.
Diesels have always had higher resale value than petrols. I do not see this trend changing anytime soon.
No point going in for diesel with that little running. And the petrol AT will hurt your resale nice and proper. You should seriously consider the Ecoboost. The engine has been on sale in international markets for some time now and there have been no reliability concerns to the best of my knowledge.
if one choose for diesel now what should be the minimum running on per month basis??? and will the ecoboost or the 1.5l or diesel which one will command higher resale value after 3 yrs in delhi ???
Nothing less than 1200km a month. The diesel will certainly have better resale value.
Yes. Diesel cars fetch u a higher resale value compared to the petrol models..
U should run the car at a minimum more than 1000kms/month..
In ur case, u should look out for EcoBoost petrol model
my minimum running is 30 n it ussualy get to 35-40 daily !! should consider diesel now ?? petrol 1.5 l vs ecoboost on resale value after 3 yrs ???
How much does it matter, the extra 5km? Car buying is more than just perceived economics. TD both models, and buy they one you find more enjoyable to drive.