I own rapid and believe me, it’s really awesome car specially if you love driving
If u love to drive the car at any top speeds.. u will love the Skoda Rapid…
It has great handling and good suspension and best suited for enthusiasts..
But it has some negative points too such as, high maintenance, less resale value and bad after-sales-service
Within the price range of 11 Lacs even Verna is a better option.
Buy the Hyundai Fluidic Verna CRDi at that price… this is the most awesomest car in that price range.. After a while Skodas make you bleed a lot by way of maintenance bills
It is pretty simple here. If you are a sedate driver, who needs a car which offers peace of mind but mediocre performance, pick up the City. However, if you love to drive and want to have fun with your car, it is the Linea T-Jet for you. Now you are in a good position to choose.
I agree what devnath said except City’s Mediocre Performance. Both City and T-Jet are exceptionally good machines, City will give you good ASS & better resale according to current trend.
For 600 kms a month, forget the diesel. Between the Linea and City, the Linea would come out as the safer and the better handling car with better features and a longer service interval (15k annual) while the City a better service network, better fuel efficiency and a service interval of 10k / 6 months. Do check out the service centers available to…[Read more]
City any day – unless you are one who will use car only for fun- check the numbers of linea sales do not reach even 3 digit sales, where as honda city clocks around 5K sales /month, so many people n public surely are not wrong, also in diesel verna is gr8 pick
At the moment the odds are stacked in favour of the Honda City, as Fiat is having a hard time expanding its network and starting from scratch. But if you do happen to have a Fiat dealer and service centre close to you, the Fiat Linea T-Jet Emotion, that’s just been introduced (prices will come in a few days), is a good choice, as if feels much…[Read more]
Good question, this is not easy to calculate! Now each month, we are goign to see a small diesel price hike. That means it will take even more time to recover the additional cost of buying a diesel car. Then comes slightly higher maintenance and service costs. So the way to look at it is, if you were planning a diesel car without too much running,…[Read more]
Rahul as a simple thumb rule if you want to buy a small car go for a petrol. If it is the mid segment like verna or rapid go for diesel. If you want a petrol in this segment you can go in for the city. Any higher than 1600cc engine go for diesel.
I will buy a diesel car all the time simply because diesels are built tougher, are more fuel efficient than petrols and I like their torquey nature which is very helpful in city driving.
The engine is good and the cabin well insulated–there generally haven’t been any build quality issues with Hyundai engines so this should well too. The downside is that the suspension, which is soft does not really do justice to all the power the engine makes. And while a soft suspension should make the car comfy, it sometimes results in car…[Read more]
Agree with Vikas, the car is a good performer and has good build quality. Only its ride quality at high speed is a bit of a let down – as it gets quite bouncy.
For 600-700 km a month, your payback period on the premium you will pay for a diesel car over a petrol car will take at least 4-5 years to cover. One way to achieve breakeven is if your budget is say Rs. 9 lakh – you can opt for a top-end petrol or a base diesel sedan at that price point. Then you start saving from day 1. If you are opting for…[Read more]
For 600 – 700 kms a month, there is no point in a diesel. The running costs of diesel are surely not going to help in the longer run for this usage. Petrol is deregulated and the Govt is in enough trouble with regulated fuels, especially with diesel. If you buy a petrol and invest the extra money, you will earn interest. Note that higher the cost,…[Read more]
Rahul, are you planning to buy the car cash down or on EMI? If on EMI, use the Diesel Decider to find out (click Advanced button). With EMI, loan period, etc lots of things change. pls give us the details here or try out the diesel decider!
Hi Babychen, I with to buy the car on EMI. I can fund upto 40% rest 60% through loan. Please guide me. I tried using the “Diesel Decider” and it suggested me the Verna Fluidic (Diesel)
Hi Roshun, I liked the idea for going with the base diesel model of Verna. Does Verna offers a stable drive at higher speeds and also is CRDi engine better then TDI. Thanks
Roshun, What if I buy the Verna CRDi SX 1.6 model from the army canteen. I will able the save 60K. Does your statement still hold true in this case. This way I can upgrade to their most popular model. Please suggest.
Yes, if you can get that much off the price of the car, then it makes sense to buy the diesel car, as your savings start from day 1 then.