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Currently I own a CIELO. M planning to change my car to a hatchback due to Size. I use the car alternate days and travel 40 - 50 Kms. Please suggest, should I go for a petrol car- If yes, then which one OR should I go for diesel(Which I Prefer)- If yes, then which one? Requirements (Comfort, economical, fuel efficient, low on maintenance cost). Please advise. My Budget is 5-6 Lac
By Talha 01 January 2010

Hi - go for a diesel vehicle if your running is more than 50kms per day. In Diesel, you have many options withing the budget of 5-6 lacs, swift, dezire,vista,Indigo CS & Indigo Manza,Ritz.
Hatchback - Go for Vista.Swift & Dezire both use the same engine as in Vista, but vista you get value for money
Sedan - Go for Manza - extremely good value for money with ac,power steering,music system, power windows,etc for the basic model
Happy driving!!

Answer by Dipankar 01 January 2010

I earlier owned a tata indica turbo diesel. Now own a vista multijet diesel(34k kms). I also own a 7 yr old hyundai accent and a brand new chevy optra 2.0 diesel.

I would suggest you a hyundai accent-petrol or a hyundai i10/chevy beat. I am suggesting you a petrol car as your running is not more than 1000 kms a month.

If you draw a cost comparision, A petrol car always works out much cheaper and is better value if you are doing 500-800 kms a month.

Suggested hyundai accent because i feel its a fantastic car and great value for money with absolutely no niggles, the car is near perfect. It is a sedan with great handling, power, comfort and economy. hyundai design quality, parts, after sales, is much better than tata.

suggested i10 if you want to go for a smaller car. with all the hyundai advantages.

suggested beat, because I feel GM is the most underrated car maker in india, though they really make good cars. Beat is fresh, great features, and good value for money. Only drawback i feel with GM india is low re-sale value(mindset in ppl's minds) and very bad after sales in some parts of the country. Pls check that in your city before you decide on a GM car.

All the best! hope my post helps..

Answer by Vaibhav Arora 01 January 2010
Expert`s comment:

In the budget range and requirment mentined Tata Manza would be the ideal selection for its updated features, style, onroad image, power and price factor.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 01 January 2010

i am suggesting you to go for ford ikon (disel) with the 1.6 litre disel engine it gives you great fill of driving and there is no problem of vibretion which come forword with the disel cars.its suspention are superb and lots of boot space at the rear seat with the strong air condition gives you joy of driving

Answer by Kunal 01 January 2010
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