An architect by profession and a tourer and auto-buff by interest.
It feels Classic fits your requirements better while Rapid has better snob value. In my books, usability & practicality is much more important than snob value as we have to use to car for years to come. Classic will cost you less to buy, less to maintain & hopefully cheaper to buy down the line if you wish for it. Hence my vote goes to the Ford…[Read more]
Go with Ford Classic..Peace of mind for years
I feel the Classic is a little less spacious than the Rapid and *might* be a little less fuel efficient. It is also an end-of-lifecycle car right now so spares availability could be a bit of an issue later. Besides the above, I find it to be an excellent car at a very good price if you are buying a petrol car.
Between the two, I’d opt for the Ford Classic. The Rapid petrol is nice, but in the long term, the maintenance costs will be far lower with the Ford Classic. And since it feels better to you passengers as well (you said your mom found it more comfortable), go with the Classic.
Well the vote seems to be overwhelmingly in favour of Classic. Thanks everyone. I’ve actually asked my dad to go for a test drive himself and then give his vote too (without biasing with my feedback). @Siddharth I had read that while diesel variant shares a lot of parts with Figo spares may not be an issue, petrol does have this concern which…[Read more]
Since your company pays for fuel & based on priorities you mentioned, here is a suggestion – Check out & TD Linea TJet Dynamic. It will be noticeably quicker, better handling, has many more features than Rapid & Classic, gets rear AC vents too. Considering space, it is as large as D segment sedans & noticeably spacious inside along with a much…[Read more]
A car that has done 66,000 km in 2 years has been driven a lot! I know only few people who drive that much in a private car. So I would suggest a very thorough check-up as well some research into the costs of parts that need replacement around the 1 lakh km mark like suspensions, timing chain, etc. Only then should you buy this car.
For a car that is two year’s old, normally one would knock off a max of 30% from the ex-showroom price as the value of the car. But this seems to have been driven quite extensively, so I’d advice caution as Siddhartha has said.
U may do that but it will harm the car suspenssion
Aura, Plati are some of the alloy wheel good brands i have seen in cartoq from suggestions by experts
what trye size u recommend fr me
U should stick to 15″ rims only as it will effect your ODO. readings & affect your drivability & handling characteristics
If you upgrade to 16″, tire profile will reduce & vehicle will become stiffer. I would NOT recommend it. If you want better looks while improving grip (without making it too stiff) since you will spend money, get 15″ alloys with negative offset & wider tires. Stock spec is 175/65 R15, get 195/60 R15 with negative offset alloys. Regards.
Also keep in mind Honda is very finicky about warranty if you change specifications of wheels and tyres.
Most dealers have waiting periods of not more 2-3 weeks for any Fiat. Reason being their sales are low and they have inventories as well.
Beat sure is competent enough. There have not been any changes to the GC of the Figo. Its just the same as it always was. So if you live in a place with plenty of large speed breakers, avoid.
The Figo Titanium would be a better value for money deal since the price difference is just Rs 23K. It has far more space for passengers and luggage. The ground clearance issue – was partly because of the rigid rear mudflaps. They have been changed in the new Figo to flexible ones. But the car still sinks low when fully loaded. It’s not a deal…[Read more]
Even i think Ford Figo is much better than Chevy Beat, Yes GC lowers a bit when fully loaded , but again its not a deal breaker!! As Roshun sir said, pros of car far outweigh the cons.
I agree with Roshun sir and Amitosh !! I myself have Figo for last 8 months and GC has never been a issue unless a irregular speedbreaker or too deep pothole come in you way in which every car will sink..Beat nowhere stands in front of Figo.
I had a similar dilemma last year and went for Figo. GC is not a deal breaker. I live in Pune and we have Speed breakers every 2.5 KM. (sometimes even less). The problem happened only once but the issue was with my tire pressure which was @ 15psi when recommended is 30-33.
The Figo is a better car. In almost every parameter except fuel efficiency.
You do not see the end of the hood on any car these days, leave aside the low slung City. That is a luxury only Scorpio or Safari or Fortuner buyers get. But its not needed. Drive the car around for a couple of days, and you will adjust accordingly.
But the thing is if my wife drives it. she might hit sum were. i have low confident in her. so thats the pblm i have,
U can get parking sensors installed in the front as well to be sure. I dont know if camera can be installed in the fron but its not needed. Parking sensors will do the job well.
Well, I must say you are underestimating the ladies. Its only a matter of practice. Rest assured, your wife can drive just as well as you.
Still, if you want, parking sensors on the front and rear are available. Ensure the front sensors have a switch on the dash that you can turn on / off, because otherwise in traffic if they are on, they’ll keep beeping a lot. There are 8-sensor models from brands like Worldtech. A camera in front? That’s overkill! Not needed.
So for being perfect. 8 senesor is good right. 4 at front & 4 at back side
You will manage, but you will never learn driving in traffic.
Just see how some taxi wallas without having any sensors just park and turn in the smallest available space on a big car like Xylo or Innova. I have seen one who was driving in reverse for some time in heavy on coming traffic. I also have seen one lady park her SX4 in parallel in just one shot. So its all practice and not gender. You can practice…[Read more]
But i already have a figo and used to drive well.. but now honda city i feel cnt judge the exact size of it. so practice make perfect.
It takes time to adjust. You have two high definition 24 fps cameras embedded in your face between your nose and your forehead. Thats more than what you need. Back them, and back your skills. Rest, its only a matter of practice.
I believe i have choose a correct Car for me.. Honda City Corporate
Whatever be the size of your car, if you use all three mirrors provided to you judiciously, you don’t need parking sensors. In fact, I have almost always miscalculated the distance whenever I have depended on parking sensors. reverse camera is useful only for SUVs where you might not notice two-wheelers / kids etc behind the vehicle due to high…[Read more]
You should visit a service center & have a word with owners. Personally I have not found anything wrong with Fiat service. My car is 2.5 years old & 30 k kms. Most people who may tell you that service is bad probably do not own one. Regards.
After sales service is good. But make sure the service center is near your house and if want to be sure u can interact woth people who own the linea on cartoq.
@rishabh nair, @amit @siddhartha mishra – all Fiat owners in the expert group. Amit’s already given you feedback. Fiat is in expansion mode and it is trying its best to woo customers and please them now, so expect service standards to really jump a few notches.
After sales was messed up primarily due to the Fiat-Tata tie up now that they have that sorted it should ideally be much much better!
Linea / Punto spares situation is better and they are priced well. Palio owners suffer but you shouldn’t be worried about that. trouble shooting skills / expertise still needs work.
It is much better here in Pune, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the only car waiting for spares was a Bravo. Palios & even Petras (IIRC) were being serviced just as smoothly as Puntos & Lineas. Probably availability of spares of ‘out of production’ cars is spreading across the nation slowly. Regards.
There was no need to go synthetic in the first place. The 1.3 DDiS had been running on regular mineral oil since its launch, 7-8 years back. Its only now that Maruti has officially shifted to synthetics, which is why dealers and workshops make it a point to push you towards them and make a killing process. Do flush the engine before you change the oil.
17000 on the same engine oil, why such a long gap when ur manufacturer asks to visit every 10000 ?
If you have not changed your engine oil between 22000 km and 39000 km, then you are not doing something good for your engine, especially becuase its a diesel. Get it changed ASAP.