Originally Posted by Akula
So ,basically you want to buy ford figo aspire diesel ;you just want to hear it from us .
Ok,go ahead buy it!good choice.
By the way you have already bought it in your mind.
Well, I still dont know. I have been test driving cars since a few months. I forgot to mention I had once gotten close to buying Honda Jazz Petrol but then test drives (yes 3 of them) made me decide against buying it. It was a very poor puller. Other than the poor engine, everything was excellent, be it space, safety, practicality.
Originally Posted by allhyundaicars
Have you checked the on road prices ? Difference will increase after adding taxes and insurance amount.
Another awkward thing is you are choosing a hatchback and a compact sedan. Any reason why you are not considering the figo hatchback ?
Anyways your username proves how much you like the car :p you should buy what you like to drive and glad to know that you are one of those persons who don't care about the resale. I had the same feeling when I test drive the diesel figo and that's why I own one now.
Figo hatchback titanium diesel will cost exactly the same as the Baleno zeta petrol variant.
But there's one more thing i'd like to add. One should not buy a diesel if running is just a 1000 kms.
I have not gone deep but if I am not wrong, Figo has a very small boot (or the car just appears to be very small from outside). Not that Aspire appears much bigger but the boot of Aspire will be able to accommodate a few suitcases better than the Figo just for those ocassional trips with the family. Oh, and that Indian mindset - Hatchback vs sedan.
Regarding buying diesel car for only 1000 km a month, I was not considering diesels earlier as the difference in prices of diesels vs petrols was quite huge. But then, in this equation, the difference is quite less.
I reckon the difference (even after insurance and road tax) will be less than what I said earlier (60k) because I expect Ford to have some schemes whereas Baleno is gung ho on the success of Baleno. So, difference of price will be quite less.
Originally Posted by balenoed
For engine its Aspire Diesel for anything else its Baleno.
Ford has lost for what they were known for, be its the build quality or riding dynamics. My vote is for aspire only because of its 1.5 TCDi.
I may not be correct on this one as I am no expert but I believe the structure/build of Ford to be better considering it weights almost 150 kg more than the Baleno. I have not driven old Fords but found this current Aspire to have good enough handling.
Originally Posted by puneet848
See if you compare to a diesel no petrol hatch below Polo TSI will come close to fun driving as they all have similar weak 1.2 ltr engines. For your running a petrol is more suited but if you want to enjoy a diesel is great and that 100ps ford is sure very fun to drive. I too would suggest a Ford Figo titanium diesel than the aspire.
Im surprised you didnt TD Baleno Delta diesel as it is also under 8 lakhs on road with most needed features ( in NCR) and is more fun to ride than the Petrol. Do ride that too as it is also feature packed though engine power is a bit lower than Figo/Aspire.
Aspire diesel happened by chance on a Sunday when they slashed prices last month. Otherwise ex showroom price of Aspire Titanium diesel itself was 8+ and I wasnt even considering any diesel car.
Originally Posted by $@ndy
if you are not in need to buy a compact sedan i would too suggest Figo Titanium
Thanks for the suggestion. I need to check the difference in boot space there.