Originally Posted by aryayush
Thank you for your reply. I dearly want to buy a Polo GT but the only Volkswagen showroom in the city got shut down a few months ago and the service is currently being handled by a third party authorised by the company. And even if the showroom was still there, I’ve read nothing but horror stories about Volkswagen’s customer service and repair costs. Plus, we have terrible roads out here and reviews of the Polo always mention that this car demands good roads. That’s why it is not on the poll.
I was hoping for a little more input from the people here but the response to the thread is lackluster.
The response in TAI
could be less, because members could be hoping that fellow "TAIgers from your region (with adequate knowledge on the terrain)" would respond
I give not one, but OUR answers. Answer-1:
"Get a car with more Torque per weight, to tackle the unpaved hilly roads and with enough GC". With its 83 bHP, 115 NM Torque and 175mm GC, Maruti Baleno might fit the bill. OMG ... a Maruti hater just recommended a Maruti
Consider the Nissan Micra CVT. The narrow width could be ideal for your "parking nightmare". Somewhere I read, the CVT is engaging to drive. Could come in handy while going uphill. After all it is from Renault group. But do check out its GC. Answer-3:
If you consider Celerio AVT, you might save another 50 mm in width (compared to Micra) to take care of your "parking nightmare". Answer-4:
When the engine has low power, an autobox could struggle in Hilly conditions. Please correct me if I am wrong. Is an autobox mated to a less than 100 bHP engine suitable for your terrain ??? Why not a manual
hatchback with optimum power and max GC combo. Answer-5:
Considering the terrain, find out the "top 5 hatchbacks" seen in and around your area
. Such cars are holding their own in the bumpy and broken roads in your area. Check your distance to the Service Centers. If required, get opinions of owners of these cars on the maintenance aspect, to fine-tune your choices. Check if auto transmission variant is offered in those models. THEN ask TAIgers for their opinion
Happy with FIVE ???
Good luck in your quest.