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I want to purchase a car which one would be better options from Maruti Swift Desire (VDI) or Fiat Linea (Diesel 1.3 Multijet) . Which one is better in terms of Milage & Performance and how much?
By Jagdish Parekh 06 June 2009

The engine is the same in both cars, the initial pickup of linea is a little slow but once it gets going its pure fun. in terms of looks and features and safety there is nothing to match up to linea( only cars costlier by 1.5 to 2 lac can be compared). i have driven my linea emotion diesel for 4500 kms in last two months. gives 15.5 in city and 20 on highways at average speed of 69 kms per hour. i have driven from ahmedabad to mumbai (550 kms) in 7.5 hrs and got the above mileage. reached top speed of 170 kms/hr and can take turns without over steering like no other car i have driven so far.

Answer by Dr Partho Mukherjee 06 June 2009

What a question. The difference between a Linea & the DZire is similar to Aishwarya & some "BXPYD" with a few extra & unwated Kilos at the hind ! The only thing Desirable about the DZire is the name! Agree with Dr. Partho Mukherjee and you must go for the LINEA. Also the though the engine in DZire & LINEA are the same FIAT 1.3Multijet, FIAT has a variable turbo that gives approximately 25% more power (90bhp vs 75bhp).

Answer by Yusuf 06 June 2009
Expert`s comment:

Fiat Linea is a class above Dzire not only in its features but in price also.Fiat linea does win over Dzire in all parameters .Dzire does have advantage of lower price and good features and gives value for money. If investment is not a criteria then Fiat linea will be a best selection.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 06 June 2009

Both are nice cars to own.
Dzire is in the lower side in terms of cost and its from a Maruthi, so you can expect good service network.
Linea is bit underpowered, (we can expect a 1.6 Multiget with better power sooner this year), But a nice looking car with great space and comfort. If you have a better budget go for linea.

Answer by Benny 06 June 2009

Jagdish,I had the similar inhibitions in Dec 2008 when i wanted to upgrade.I had already drive a Swift Diesel so Dzire was ruled out for me.I wanted to go for the Linea diesel but the wait was getting frustrating..
Hence,i test drove the New Ford Ikon diesel and brought it instantly..Since Dec 2008,i have driven it in cities,highways,villages and rough tereians.I have covered 10000kms in 6 months and i've just enjoyed the car..Many people scared me about the Ford parts and service..Guess what,its much cheaper to maintain a Ford car than a Maruti now.My swift diesel service is much more expensive than the Ford Ikon Diesel service.I get 18kms in Blore city and 23kmpl on highways..Its an awesome car..perfect vlaue for money..In blore,its 6.19lakhs on road and its a fully loaded car for this amount..
So do think about this before you take a call.


Answer by Kiran 06 June 2009

No contest at all the linea is light years ahead in looks features performance and above all does not have an odd rear like the Dzire ,so i guess the ans is pretty clear the LINEA OFCOURSE.

Answer by Mohit 06 June 2009

the best choice out of Dzire and Linea is the one and only.....that is Linea. If cost is not the constraint go for Linea, well its the car of the year.


Answer by Ikram 06 June 2009
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