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I want to buy my first car for monthly running of 1500-1800 K.m.,between price budget of 3 to 4 lac,with best milege and A.C. performance and low on Maintaince cost,confused between Indica Vista TDi,Spark LS,Indica Xeta,WagonR Duo also kindly suggest Any extra maintaince cost if I go for Diesel Engine like vista for normal running of say 20000-22000 Km. anually
By Dshah 07 July 2009

diesel would not suit you as ur running is pretty low per month.
so go for petrol and in petrol u should choose between ritz petrol or the A-star. best engines as comapred to any other car in mileage and power category. and its a maruti product choose btween either of these two.

Answer by Dheeraj 07 July 2009

i was so confused when i bought car the previous month... i had to choose between LPG / Petrol / Diesel. I looked at Wagon R Duo(3.7 lacs), Spark LPG(3.6lacs) and Indica Xeta LPG(3.3lacs).

Then I came across Indica Vista Aqua TDi. The moment I learned about its price n features I finalized that. It was available for 35k more than Wagon R Duo. So that it was an obvious choice, coz I got Diesel Car and in bonus Power Windows, Tubeless Tyres, Fog Lamps, More boot space, More rear space, Tilt adjustable steering, Dual Tone Interiors, Bigger Glove Box...

And today am happy with my choice. Moreover everyone n family is happy with my choice... I looked at Maruti Swift Diesel too, but that was too costly. And let me tell you that it has same Fiat engine as in Vista Quadrajet(Aqua/Aura), but its 60k more costly.

See that vista n swift has same power, same torque, same displcement, etc. Also u get tubeless tyres, front n rear fog lamps and music system and more height,width n length... It will accomodate 3 persons in rear seat comfortbly, but swift won't...

So, why shud we pay premium for brand maruti? even tata is not behind in customer service and its world 6th most trusted brand.if u look at resale value then maruti ill fetch higher coz u r paying higher... vista is d model which has changed many things in one go and its far ahead of times in terms of technology...if u go for top end model of vista then too u save 30k n u get a better car...

i feel vista gets 10/10 in this comparison n swift gets 8/10..

plus vista n swift r using same engine from FIAT, but maruti has made its own gear box that doesn't go well with fiat and as we all know tata n fiat have joint venture so the engine n gear box in vista is smooth and synchronized .... its a pleasure to drive......

-Ojal Suthar,
Udaipur, RJ,

Answer by Ojal Suthar 07 July 2009
Expert`s comment:

In the budget range mentioned Wwagon R and Spark LS fits the budget.Indica Vista costs more than 4.0 lac on road.Chevrolet spark is also worth considering and is a good value for money.If you go for diesel car there wont be any extra maintenance cost, however initial investment will be more.In overall the selection will be between Spark and Wagon R if going for petrol car.Among the two Wagon R is better.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 07 July 2009
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