Hey guys - I have chosen Liva Petrol V version - ultramarine blue. Quite happy.
I have also test driven the vehicles mentioned below over the last 2 days. Thanks a lot for your replies. They helped me look at my options more clearer
Punto Diesel is amazing.Let me say that again AMAZING. Petrol ..not so much(except the emotion range, but not in my budget). But still was impressed by its drive ability.
but didnt hear good stories about ASS
Polo ruled out because of VW ASS
horror stories. Can't take that risk.
I especially have one word for Amaze - CHEAP !!!
and I thought Liva was cheap.
I test drove the vehicle from green honda(kudos to their excellent sales people) but me and my wife were terribly disappointed. Clutch was heavy(for a petrol vehicle), engine was quite refined but very bad pickup. Rear seat Space was very restricted(Liva had better space - i know its not believable, but its true) and dashboard was not what I was expecting from a sub 4m sedan(swift dzire had better). I was ready to spend extra bucks for a better looking vehicle but looks like sub 4m sedans are really no match to proper sedans like city,ciaz etc in every department.
Atleast Liva doesnt pretend to be a comfort/luxury vehicle and delivers what it promises. The interiors look very cheap but I see that people on many forums like team bhp or even this forum rely on outdated 2011-2012 reviews to judge this car and customers like me who want a VFM
petrol car but dont care about looks are missing out on the Liva.
It just cost me around 6.5 lakhs with some march financial year end discount btw
. Sweet deal. I also asked him for another test drive before buying it, just to drive the car. Never have i felt like that with any car.