Originally Posted by shihasali_p
My Ritz Vxi (2010) is getting old and started showing some issues
. Some times the power steering tend to cut off. Need to replace the clutch disc it became too hard.
You can also consider getting the issues sorted and using it for the next 2 years. Works out far cheaper than a new car. Ritz won't fare well in used market since it was discontinued recently.
The cars i prefer, |
1. Baleno Alpha 1.2
2. Ciaz zxi+
3. Ecosport (preferebly not bcz my brother owns one)
From the above list, Jazz Petrol seems to be a good option (spacious, feature loaded, good quality, good handler, smooth as well as decently quick) followed by Brezza and Ciaz. The latter two would be difficult to navigate across busy streets by elders as compared to hatchbacks. If an AT is in consideration, I would look no further than Jazz. Not even Baleno.
Coming to manual transmission, Baleno has the same engine underneath so I won't recommend it as an upgrade to Ritz. But in isolation, it is a good all rounder in the Alpha trim with space, features and efficiency.
Ameo, Elite i20, Aspire Diesel, Amaze and Verna are some other options that come to mind. All are a step above the Ritz in most aspects but you'll miss the tall seating of Ritz in most of these alternatives (except Brezza of course, even EcoSport has limited visibility). Since this car won't be used much by you, consider the opinion of those who will be living with the car during the year.
EDIT - Check out Polo Highline as well. Diesel engine is a cracker and coupled with timeless styling and good build quality, it is a good sorted out hatchback. Even if you had considered Polo in the past, it is really clear that it comes across as a premium hatchback. Definitely a segment above Ritz.