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I want to buy a car .I am rare user of car.continously 10 days i can not use my car.But I need to buy a car to take my family once in week.please suggest me to choose the good car petrol /Diesel that should be good and useful decision.Experts are kindly help me to buy good car in all aspects.

By DOMINIC on Dec 25, 2008


  • Buy a second hand car. Go for a petrol version.
    Get a second hand Alto, Zen or Santro based on your budget. If you are not going to drive it much dont buy a new car.
    Answer by SHadab on Dec 26, 2008

  • It is better you can go for maruti alto/zen
    petrol car, you may also get good S/H CAR AT LOW PRICE WHICH ARE EQALLY GOOD FOR SUCH USE.
    Answer by T S BANERJEE on Dec 26, 2008

  • Maruti 800 is the best option either new or old, for 4 person, do not buy alto, zen and any diesel car. wish you all the best.
    Answer by Sunil on Dec 26, 2008

  • My situation is same as yours. Currently I own Swift - Petrol. I would advice only petrol engine coz,diesel vehical needs a min running of 50 - 60 kms run a day. If you are looking at small car ( B seg ) then Alto is best option keeping price in mind. If you can stretch 3lac + then you have host of options like Santro , Estillo and Spark too isn't bad. But Santro is the pick of the lot.
    Answer by Manish on Dec 26, 2008

  • Hi Dominic,

    Since you would be using the vehicle rarely as suggested by Manish, go in for a Petrol variant. Now a days even diesel vehicles aren't too heavy on the pockets to maintain and it really doesn't make a diff if you don't run the car for 10 days continuously or its in a idle state.

    Either a week day or on the weekend how many people would be seated in the vehicle you are looking at. Tell me the segment of car you would like to go in for and the budget. Maybe with the other details, I might be able to help you centering on a vehicle..

    Happy DRIVING :)
    Answer by Vishwanathan on Dec 26, 2008

  • Hi I want to sell my Maruti Alto LX 2005 July.
    Its 12000 KM done, very sparingly used.

    I can offer you in 2 Lac (no bargain please)
    Its a metallic silver with Central locking and Sony Explode CD player.

    if you are interested mail me at

    Answer by Mahendra Singh on Dec 26, 2008

  • Since you are not gona be a regular user, and if you have a family of 4-5 memders, its best to go for a Maruti 800/ Alto/ Estilo in petrol version. you can also have a look at Indica Vista.
    If I were to decide I would have gone with Indica Vista.
    Answer by Himanshu Sharma on Dec 26, 2008

  • sir ji,
    i would recommened u to go fro new and latest maruti suzuki A star...nice mileage...about 15 to 18....and good looking...nice interiours....very good looks...and a very decent price...
    Answer by Simran Pal Singh on Dec 26, 2008

  • Thanks for everbody`s suggestion and helps me to decide.My family members are 4.the car which i am going to buy should give any problem while i go for rere use also should not give any maintenance problem.suggest me good manufacturer.But i am not interested to buy and never like used car.
    Answer by Dominic on Dec 26, 2008

  • Hi, Dominic, Why worried ? Go every time, to get a new car at Auto stand for rent.
    Answer by Ramakrishnan on Dec 27, 2008

  • Hi Dear,
    As mentioned by Mr. Mahindra singh about his car (Alto 2005), you may check it. Take Car and go to any maruti authorized service center and get it checked by maruti service engineer. Ask owner for its last all insurance copies and checked for any accident. You may check its record from maruti service center also. If you found all in well then my suggestion is to buy this car. As per owner the running of car is very low and alto is the best car. Or my second suggestion is to go for true value car from maruti. Maruti gives 3/4 free services and 1 year warrenty also. Ok all the best.

    Answer by Manjeet Singh on Dec 27, 2008

  • Hey Dominic,

    If you have only 4 ppl traveling, go in for a small car. You can look at 2 cars Maruti Alto and Hyundai Santro. Both will be great fun to drive and not too much of a hassle to maintain. Santro is a bit more spacious and has a bit more power as compared to an Alto. Ground clearance is high in a Santro and so is the boot space. Also because of a higher cc, the Ac cooling is better in the Santro.
    Let me know if you need further clarifications.


    Answer by Vishwanathan on Dec 27, 2008

  • Hi dominic, as per your requirement I offer my car zen model 2006 LXI version. single hand user only 14500 adays.I am banker with rate use.cost about 250000/- not negotiable.
    Answer by Mark on Dec 29, 2008

  • dear domnic - looking to your use you have described any second hand car of good condition will serve your purpose - ofcourse petrole modle & if lpg kit is there along with- then it would be excellent - since petrole is becoming costlier daily .FIAT PALIO is a very good car of " middle car segment " with all saifty features of " big cars " .like- saifty air bag ,ABS breaking system etc.
    Answer by Dr Anand on Dec 29, 2008

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