Originally Posted by pankajchris
Kindly suggest and let me know if i'm missing something imp or any other good option.
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Agree with your views. It is a good car but feels very much like Swift hatchback only.
A reliable Toyota engine, good space, reasonable comfort.
Other than dull and below par interiors there are several cost cutting issues which make it pathetic.
Your views are right here too.
However as you mentioned, its body is very light and make it not so suitable for highway driving. Consider that a Sunny is weighing only 998 kg while a Manza petrol is weighing 1125 kg even with a lighter engine. Similarly Volkswagen Vento weighs 1120 kg.
Further, the rear seat of Sunny, even though has that (famous) extra leg space and knee space, they are not comfortable for a long journey due to lack of thigh support - Width or seating space of Sunny rear seat is small and are not supporting the thighs fully for adults and seating is placed low which adds to this lack of support.
You should also consider the following cars:-
Corporate eddition should be within your budget.
Its a fantastic driver's car. Rear seating is cramped like Swift Dezire.
Base model of Vento can be considered as an entry level sedan. However, it lacks features and no Air bag and ABS
See one for yourself in a showroom and do a test drive. You will be surprised by the power and acceleration of the Safire jet engine. Interiors are decent.
There are other two which are in entry level segment:
Mahindra Verito and Tata Indigo eCS - They are very basic though.