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Dear Friends I want to buy a new Tata Indica DLS as i have heard that the car is very good both on milage and maintainence, I want to know that if it is the right time to go for a new deisel car that too for a old type... but this is the only deisel car i can afford to buy, please suggest me If this is the correct choice.... my monthly running would be more than 2000KMS Please Advise...
By Shekhar 03 March 2009
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The onroad price of Indica DLS is app 3.85 lac and is worth buying.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 03 March 2009

Indica diesel Avg is 20-24KMPL
reguler servicing after 4500kms will take approx 1500-2000Rs.

Do not procure Indica because it is having very less resale value due to Indicabs
Brand image is like TAXI
Will take place of premier padmini soon.
Wheels are very small & not good for long Run as rim bends easily.
Spare parts are cheap but highly consumable due to low quality.

It is better to buy Swift Diesel then Indica Diesel.
Think for LOGAN also as price is nearly same.

Answer by Prashant Patil 03 March 2009

Hi Shekhar,
If you are able to afford Indica DLS, go for it- Swift diesel costs more than 5 lacs on road(LXI model). resale value of Indica is good - I sold off my 2001 model DLS at 1.1 lacs 2 months back, mileage is good - I was getting an average of 20 kmpl in city & 24 on highways with no major maintenance cost.

Answer by Dipankar 03 March 2009

yeah the vehicle is good cos of average, maintainance cost is also not so much. but thr is no resale value for indica and the image is like CAB or TAXI, heard abt new model vsta , prefer some other vehicles also.

Answer by Krishna 03 March 2009

Hi shekhar,

Pls for gods sake dont go for DLS. I have been using indica (now its 3rd model) for last 8 years. VISTA is only option. TATA deisel engine is not as good as FIAT quadrajet.same engine is in swift but cost goes up. VISTA is right option

Answer by Santosh Bade 03 March 2009
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