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I have three obtions for me in middle prize version Luxary sedans, viz. Mahindra Loan, Maruti swift desire, Maruti sx 4, Huyndai accent and fiat Linea. Preferably diesel engine and affordable prize at maximum 7 Lac. Please suggest me, the best one amonngst the chosen lot.
By DILEEP KUMAR MISHRA 01 January 2009
Expert`s comment:


Among the options mentioned, Linea will certainly be a good option .

Answer by Shiva Shankar 01 January 2009

linea has 1.3 engine the same engine in swift dzire ..linea is 2 lakh costilear than dzire
i suggest u to go with dzire either with vxi or vdi both models r good

Answer by Lovelesh Sahota 01 January 2009

Go for the top end Linea diesel,but that comes cose to 9 lks,the lower versions are not worth the price.Check out the service in your area or else you will have a great car with a headache.
The sx4 comes only in petrol version if you are thinking petrol than sx4 is the car for you as its the best petrol car in that segment the top end is around 7 lks.
The car which comes with the best value for money is the dzire the diesel is the best and the interiors are cool,the mileage is fantastic around 21km/ltr.the service back up is the best.

GO FOR THE DZIRE DIESEL preferably the ZDI it comes around 7 lks

Answer by Ivan 01 January 2009

Dileep,I was in the same situation as you were just a couple of months ago.
I had the following choices with me
Maruti Dzire diesel,Fiat Linea(I knew it would be launched in Dec 08),Mahindra Logan.
Here is how I decided..Went for a test drive.
Dzire is a good car but its comes with wait period and Maruti makes good cars but not safe and strong cars.
I always knew that Fiat made fantastic sturdy cars...But fiat's service and parts are a major concern..
i finally decided on the New Ford Ikon TDCI..
And I think I made the right choice..Its been 2+ months now and its been a fabulous car..The engine is a winner(Its the same one thats in the fiesta Duratorq) and I get a milegae of close to 20 in bangalore
Ford also assures total care till 100000 kms..and for 6.15 lakhs on road,its got everything..all 4 power windows,power sterring,biege interiors,A/c,fog lamps,central locking..everything is factory fitted..
I am very happy about this car

Answer by Kiran 01 January 2009

Hi Dileep. SX4 & hyundai accent is only in petrol. Logan scores on space, but not great to drive. Fiat Linea is new in the market and will go above your budget of 7 lakhs. I would recommend the Swift dzire - it has a waiting, but overally a great car in terms of price, reliability and overall package. Kiran's option above - the ford ikon TDCI is also a good choice - however, there are 2 factors - firstly, the design of the ikon is outdated (been around too long) and the interior space is not great. Suggest you test drive the Dzire, Logan & Ford Ikon Diesel and then make your choice.

Answer by Sanjeev 01 January 2009
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