Originally Posted by 350Z
Welcome aboard to The Automotive India. Firstly take sometime to list out the exact requirements and pinpoint what purpose is the new car going to serve? Then share those requirements with us using the template suggested in this link
which will help the members to recommend most suitable car for you.
am sorry for breaking a rule , i would try my best not to break any other rule i have read all the rules and i am going to insert my requirement in the template
Originally Posted by Viru
If you want a car that's fun to drive, you should be looking at a manual transmission. At least in my opinion, automatics just ruin the pleasure of a car. Especially CVT transmission, simply because in a normal car you can stay in one gear and the engine revs rise (Which is enjoyable) while in a CVT car the revs stay constant (Boring IMO
) while the gearing adjusts itself. FYI
CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission ~ Infinite gears.
Glad to see young people becoming interested in safety now, keep it up!
i love the manual transmission but sometimes it's an pain when u r stuck in stop and go traffic ...left foot aches alot
as per your description of working of CVT am planning to drop the idea of a CVT car .. totally not my type why honda why ..they should have launched an AT version
in today's date when people do drunk driving and do stupid things i strongly believe that government should make airbags mandatory and do some test like ENCAP
Originally Posted by icecool
Hi Torquelover.. Welcome to the group
Reading your requirement, does make me ponder why only these 2 cars
if you are looking for fun to drive cars, try fiat linea / VW vento / Skoda rapid / Polo TDi/Tsi
Which fuel you would prefer? I personally find petrols more fun to drive, but diesels are a bliss on highways. But you mention your ride will mainly be within cities.
Regarding safety, dont only look for airbags and other stuff. See for structural rigidity as well.. Honda city somehow looks very tin type. Again here I would suggest fiat/VW stable. Ecosport has incidences where it has rolled over at high speed. Also its rear is very cramped so may be your parents wont like it.
Honda city aslso has very skinny tires and super silent to run and easy to mantain. But safety wise I always doubt its structural capability and its skinny tires
But putting low mantainence has put me in fix. VW and Skodas are very expensive to mantain. Fiats are comparatively better. How about Hyundai verna / elite i20. Also personally i have been a great fan of now named Ford fiesta classic, but it is towards end of life. If you dont mind that fact, then my money is on this car.
i would love to buy a german (VAG) car but the bad A.S.S and the attitude of top most employees of skoda and Volkswagen makes me steer away from them
are fiat cars reliable they dont even sell much right ? i have a big doubt of them
i love driving the petrol & i dont like the NVH levels of diesel cars so its a no-no to diesel
so what do u suggest in the safety aspect
a honda city or ford ecosport or some third option (sedan please)
how about a ford fiesta 2014 instead of the classic is it a good competitor ?
and i didnt consider verna because of cramped rear seats , sensitive steering ,bad suspension and a newer model is going to come next year ( not sure tho.. i read it some where
Originally Posted by Viru
Icecool has a very good point, why not also consider Fiat Punto Evo/New Linea and Polo/Vento?
Both the Polo and Punto Evo are sturdy cars.
again i dont trust VAG group and have no respect for them and i dont have no idea about fiat cars reliability , A.S.S etc) "tata -fiat" together killed fiat i guess
but still i would love to buy a 90bhp punto anyday if i was in the market for a hatch back
Originally Posted by Surfer
From your list I will recommend city , its always fun to drive , proven car (pterol).
Go for top model which got abs
, air bags
i guess am gonna book the city soon but i would let that to the test drive and ur all suggestion ... thanks for the suggestion gonna keep that in mind btw
which model of city do u suggest V or an ICE'D sv ( price difference between sv and v)
Originally Posted by acechip
First of all, how much experience do you have driving cars in general ? Considering you are 18 years old only, I hope not too much. If you really do not have much experience, please accumulate some hours at an authorised driving school to get the fundamentals right.
Nothing personal, folks, but 110 bhp of high-tech (perhaps turbocharged) power+ 18 years age + Indian cities is a combination I have some trouble accepting firsthand.
I dont mind the flak I receive for this comment, I just had to state it.
i am 19 and i wont say i have much experience but am driving cars from an year (2 months drove 70 km on weekdays ) and still learning
i dont neet that 110 + BHP a to race but i just hate the turbo lag i hate it when my chevy beat takes ages to pick up ..i have driven honda civic for around 200-300 km and i just love driving that car
and i do lover my life and am not going to do something stupid and try my best not to invite any troubles ... i have seen cars wrecked - totaled and read in newspaper of people dying in car accidents
therefor i always wear the seat belts and m looking for cars with basic safety features like airbags and ABS