Originally Posted by vaibhav
i m buying new petrol car on wedding
budget is 5 lac
please suggest best car
mostly wife will drive
Top 5 small cars under 5 lakhs are
1. Honda Brio
2. Chevrolet Beat
3. Hyundai i10
4. Maruti Celerio
5. Nissan Micra Active
All these cars are available around 5 lakhs.
Brio & Beat have 4 cyl engines while rest have 3 cyl engines.
All cars have pros and cons
1. Brio has best engine, performance, fit & finish, Dynamics. Small boot and quirky looks are its weaknesses. I have Brio and love it much more then other cars every time i take it for drive.
2. Chevrolet Beat has funky interior's, good FE, features. While small cabin, hate or love kind of design, low resale value are its cons.
3. Hyundai i10 is the most successful car here in terms of sales. It has good engine, interiors, feature packed. While high service costs, poor dynamics, low FE are its cons.
i10 feels dated since it was launched in 2008
5. Nissan Micra Active is the largest car here and it is spacious has bigger boot and is also dynamically better. Again styling is hit or miss, and the car hasn't been that successful compared to others.
I would pick Brio for its performance, engine, gwarbox, easy to drive nature, compact turning radius, Honda Peace of Mind. You can check ownership reports of Brio in the related thread.