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I like to buy a medium diesel car with good mileage,good engine performance,good look,good resale value,less maintenance cost.My option is Fiat punto 1.3,Maruti Dzire 1.3 Diesel,Hyundai Getz 1.5 diesel.Anybody help me from this confusion.
By Abraham George 06 June 2009

Go for Fiat grand punto if you want hatch back if not then dzire is your car.

Answer by Anshu 06 June 2009

I feel Ford fusion (diesel) is a better option. It has durotorque engine and has a good milage.

Answer by Prabhakar 06 June 2009

I would put my money on the Ikon 1.4 duratorq...
Superbly fuel efficient,low on maintainence and easy to drive...It wont the pocket too..Just 6.1lakhs on road for a fully loaded car.

Answer by Kiran 06 June 2009

i use hyundai getz from last one year i count deasal milage is 20+ space and pic up power and interior is good camparetive with swift

Answer by R Khan 06 June 2009

Go for the Getz Diesel!
Why? Read On. (I own one for 12 months now, and the honeymoon is still going on ...)
Class Leading Power - Very few people know that this humble-looking car actually has the Verna's 110BHP CRDi engine under its hood!
Class-leading pleasure of ownership - It is a desirable executive-class car with perfect balance of road-presence, sophistication, luxury, power, fun-to-drive and low maintenance cost.
Class-leading fuel efficiency [Real data on road]
o Mileage @ City drive with AC: 16.6km/lit of diesel
o Mileage @ Long/highway drive with AC: 19.5km/lit of diesel
Class-leading build quality comparable to a Skoda/Corolla - close a door and you will know from the solid thud. Not a minute vibe/rattle even after 10 months and 15000 kms with a diesel engine!
This machine is "A wolf in sheep's clothing" (source: Overdrive Magazine) - you have to drive it to believe the fun factor!
Tremendous low-end torque helps negotiate slow city traffic with playful ease; the car moves from standstill easily without stepping on the accelerator ... put it on 1st gear, leave the clutch and it eagerly prowls ahead, with all passengers and AC on!
Flat torque curve and smooth power delivery helps highway overtaking surprisingly easy at 80kmph - 140kmph speeds.
Mountain road climbs are tremendous fun This gem of a car eats up the ghats with effortless élan, while the Scorpios and Safaris grunt to perform.
Accelerate 0-100kmph in just 11 seconds

Super spacious interiors:
More cabin space, legroom & headroom compared to other premium hatchbacks: Swift, Aveo UV-A, i10, i20, Fabia, Fusion.
More cabin space compared to many Sedans: Esteem, Accent, Verna, Ikon, Fiesta, Indica Vista, Indigo etc.
Powerful Air conditioning with heating with double membrane air filter - ensures healthy dust free cockpit.
Power steering with tilt facility - for comfortable driving posture over long distances.
Only car in the segment to offer 2-step reclining rear seat backrest.
Only car in it's segment to offer Double folding 60: 40 Split RR seat Backrest as standard fitments.
Only car in it's segment to offer completely folding rear seats (use it like a stationwagon) with a flat floor.

Further Reading:
Business Standard Motoring (BSM) Review:

Swift Diesel vs Getz CRDi:

Verna Crdi Vs GetZ Crdi? EDIT : Finalising on Getz!

Test Drive posted @ Team-BHP:

Ownership Experience & Review on MouthShut:

Answer by DieselHead 06 June 2009

George, Now a days a scheme is going on where in you can get Getz 1.5 CRDI for 4.99 showroom price. Well that is a heck of a deal, dont let it go. Getz on Diesel is a GREAT car.

If you rule out getz then for sheer road presence and peace of mind - RITZ.

Fiat stil has a long way to go, in order to be more value for money and to be called as a reliable car brand. So the game is between Getz and Ritz, your choice.

Answer by Suraj Kumar 06 June 2009
Expert`s comment:

Hi, Dzire is Sedan car and others are hatchback.Considering overall parameters including, performance,interior space etc Getz will be a good selection.But with i20 diesel to be launched innear future, the resale value of Getz will be comparitively quite less. FiatPunto Diesel will be optimum choice if going for hatchback and Dzire if willing for sedan.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 07 July 2009



Answer by SUHAS 07 July 2009


just read all the reply's for ur query, and i guess if u r looking for a hatch thn go for grand punto as it is in top 5 worldwide..nowdays every car company is using fiat 1.3 diesel engine which is just superb, maruti and tata both r using same engine so i guess if u want the same machine thn go for grand punto..better interiors, great road grip, better safety and excellent ride quality for sure, and like i told many times here and everywhr,if u r willing to buy a car then go for the best drivers car u dont hav to think about karne se pehle sale karne ka sochna is just foolishness and as far as my thinking diesel car market is gr8 so u will get a good resale value, no matter its tata or maruti or fiat..and if u want to buy a sedan thn just close ur eyes and buy ford ikon 1.4 which is coming wid 2yrs and 100000kms warrenty, as i am using fiesta now yrs and abt 42000kms run with no tension at all..and my partner is using ikon1.4 tdci so u need not to worry abt engine performence and ikon is one of the best vehicle of ford great road grip and safety wise perfect, i dont knw why people never concernd abt safety..road pe chalna hai thn safety prime concern hona thats it!!!
now its up to u...u have many suggestions, now choice is urs..take care and good luck.

Answer by Sanjeev Parashar 07 July 2009

If you want a sedan go for the Dzire fun to drive.after sales service is the best.
i get a overall mileage of 20km/l with the ac
If you are looking for a hatch back wait till you test drive the i20

Answer by Ivan 07 July 2009
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