This is my first thread on TAI
(So please be considerate with me)
Looking at the thread subject line. you must be sure that I am a confused soul.
First let me give you brief about my requirement.
We have a family of 3 people( Me, my wife and 1.5 years old daughter). We started our search for our car in June, We had a budget of 5 lakhs in our mind.
We visited all the car showrooms and realized that we did not like cars in 5lakh segment (Swift (petrol)/Wagon R (CNG) and so on)
Now my requirement
1. Should be spacious (Should not be cramped rear sits)
2. Very good fuel economy (My monthly running is 1000km on higher side)
3. Should not be more than 6-6.5 lakh
So we found two cars fitting our requirement
1. Honda amaze (Petrol)
2. Ford Figo (diesel)
Now let me explain you basis for selecting these two cars
1. Honda Amaze (Petrol)
We thought we will buy EMT (Petrol) model of Honda amaze.
-It is a new car
- It's quite spacious
- I can upgrade to sedan class
- It fits the price range of 6 lakhs (I can fit ICE which will cost me another 20k)
- Monthly running of 1000 km translates to spend of around 7k (With Fuel economy of 12km/ltr and petrol price of INR 82/ltr)
Now that's a way too much for me, so we thought we will convert it to CNG and monthly fuel bill will be less than 5K or may be much less than that
Please see the attached excel for details
2. Ford Figo
- It has got loads of space
-In 6.5 lakhs I will get a diesel car (ZXIversion)
- Monthly fuel spending would be around 4-4.25K (With fuel economy of 14km/ltr and diesel price of 60)
After lot of thinking we booked Honda amaze on 11th June (that time CNG price was INR34-36/kg in Mumbai)
However currently the CNG price rose to 40/kg and by 1st April 2014 CNG price is expected to be INR 20 more i.e. 60/kg in Mumbai. This is very much comparable to diesel
I am planning to take delivery of Amaze on this Dussera which is 13th October
Now in such a scenario, I am really confused on what to do?
If I go with Amaze then running on petrol will be too expensive and even if I convert it to CNG later on it will be equivalent to diesel
(Currently one can not fit CNG in amaze as RTO approval is still pending, hence I need to run the car on petrol for some time may be for a year)
Again waiting for CNG filling will be additional pain
I will lose the boot space
Does anybody has any idea if I fit CNG in amaze how much boot space will be left?
Second option if I go with Figo
I will be back to sedan class
It will be diesel, so diesel clutter will be there
Most of you might think that the choice is pretty simple Ford Figo
But would like to have your views before making any decision
Please help me with your detailed view