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hi sir, i want to buy a small family car i am opting for santro,alto & old zen, iam intersrested in a preownwed car,please suggest me a suitable car for me,from 2000-2003 model in the price range of 0ne lakh t0 0ne lakh 10,000
By Dominic 02 February 2010

my choice will be old zen. its a small and cute car which will cost lower than others for maintanance.

Thank you

Answer by Reny 02 February 2010

You can get good santro for the price. my car 2001 model with power steerig, front power windows, rear wiper washer is for sale. good mechanical condition. run 60000 kms all maintenance by hyundai. i am the second owner. It is for sale.

Answer by S Srkdharan 02 February 2010

I sold my 1999 model santro zipdrive 6 month back for 1 lakh, i had purchased it second hand myself for 1.3 lakh and used it for 2 years without any maintenance not even slight problem on a long drive of 1200 kms. I suggest the same to you.

Answer by Geet 02 February 2010

Santro is good bet; the car is better suited for Indian roads and for local running.The AC is better than in the case of Zen and Alto.For the price you are willing to put in, Santro would be a good bet.

Answer by Pradeepjauhar 02 February 2010
Expert`s comment:

Inthe range mentioned and availability, ease of maintenance Zen would be the right selection.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 02 February 2010

I myself have not driven Alto and Zen. I owned a used Santro 99 model and sold it last month. Car is good for family use with smooth use. Though I feel maintenance cost will be lower for Alto and Zen (around 2-3k per year less than Santro). But I fell Santro is better because of the space it offers and other two score very less on space.

I myself faced this situation around 3-4 years back.

Santro Pros:
- more space
- better engine (than Alto)
Santro Cons:
- Though it does not require much maintenance, General servicing and maintenance charges are higher for Hyundai than Maruti. Expect around 9k per year minimum in general.

- Better fuel efficiency
- Low maintenance
- Less powerful engine
- Less space

Old Zen Pros:
- Good looks
- Low maintenance
Old Zen Cons:
- Phased out model
- Less space

I won't mind paying more maintenance for Santro for space and convenience it offers.

Also Santro might be costlier than the other two but i think you recover the price when selling it.

Answer by Gourav 02 February 2010

i will prefer santro ... u can get a santro xing 2003 04 in 135000 - 150000 .

Answer by Gunjan 03 March 2010
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