Originally Posted by passion4drive
Title of this threads showed all my concern.
I have shortlisted swift lxi(o), or polo tl, or brio vxmt(if I get good offer).
Want to keep my budget in 5.5 lacs. I am also inclined towards polo but I am afraid if some parts may be too costly to replace. I will go for petrol & yearly unsafe will be within 4k km. Pls guide..
You must precisely define your requirements,
- number of people travelling most of times
- ages of people travelling in back seat
- height/avg. height of people
- budget [5.5 lac as you said]
- which terrain you are going to drive most [TOWN/CITY/HIGHWAY]
- need good luggage space?
- need fun to drive? [so YES from your side]
- monthly run
There are many choice in your case if you are looking for petrol variant. If diesel then either you will need to narrow down your option with some cheap/compact hatchback or you will need to increase the budget.
So considering your budget,
MS Ritz Zxi [really fun to drive, robust, tall body, everything is just at its place, little expensive]
MS StingRay Vxi(O) [not really fun to drive, but look good, spacious, perfect city car, comes with driver Airbag + ABS
MS Celerio ZXi (O) [Compact car, good for city, can be taken to highways]
Now why I didn't suggest you other cars?
Buying a higher variant car of lower segment is always better than buying a lower variant in higher segment, as it will have more safety features and comes fully loaded.
Remember safety first, so ABS
+Airbag should be there.