I am in a quandary and would like some help in decided the next car for our family.
The requirements are as follows.
> Budget: 9-10 Lakhs
> New or Used: New Car
> Your Location: Bangalore
> Top Five Priorities: Automatic (No compromise), Fun to Drive and low running/operational costs
> Monthly Running: Around 1000 kms
> Type of Fuel: Doesn't matter
> For What Purpose: Commuter for mother and weekend fun for me.
> Seating Capacity: 4 (We are a family of 3)
> Type of Segment: No preference
Based on the requirements I have short-listed Tata Zest XTA and the Volkswagen Polo GT Tsi.
The conundrum is thus.
The Zest is the practical car and suits most of my requirements to perfection. However, the small niggles reported by owners has put me off. This is more of a problem since the Tata service stations aren't considered the best.
The VW GT Tsi is a fun to drive car and would also meet most of my requirements. However, the reports of expensive parts, DSG failures, and unreliable service stations has me worried.
I would be grateful if the owners of these two vehicles could add their feedback.
I have considered and dropped Maruti cars for the safety aspect (everyday use will be by my mother) and Honda cars for less than pleasing interiors.