I am looking to get Celerio manual ZXi(O) top model. I took a TD recently and found it quite to my liking in the city. But I'd like to know its highway handling from anyone who's gone on the highway in a Celerio, preferably the manual version. I thought I'd get Swift but its top model is beyond my budget of 5.5L. Currently I am driving an Alto 800 LXi to work and i10 Sportz (first generation) for longer distance trips.
My queries would relate to 1) Body roll above 80 kmph 2) Steering feedback 3) What rear passengers say 4) Driver's seat comfort 5) Noise (subjective) but still 6) Pick-up from 80 kmph tp 100 kmph for overtaking runs and any other observation on Celerio's highway behaviour.
I also considered Brio, its VMT comes with ABS
(without airbags) around the same price point as the top model Celerio. But Honda six-month maintenance interval is a downer for me. And considering some of the places where I want to go on long drives in the months and years to come, I am aware of Honda's weakness in support and getting parts, while Maruti will have no hiccups here. Thing is I got to put my foot down, otherwise while buying a car the tendency is to think "add some bucks and get that one instead" and then "add some more a bit and get that other one instead" :-)
So, anyone done good amount of highway run on Celerio?