so kind you are.
Mercedes.....not even I can dream ....
I am 45 + executive and need to buy a sedan car ASAP
. I stay in Bangalore for last few yeas. The car ex-showroom cost must be within 10 Lac. (including discount). The main use will be :
1: City Drive - 20 KM (Home to Office and back) - 80%
2. Hill - Ghat area drive : twice in year : 1500 KM max. - 20%
Petrol or diesel anything is good for me.
A car with :
1: Less yearly service cost
2: Very safe car with good build quality.
3: Easy to drive in City and Ghat areas.
4: Good fuel mileage
Verna/ City /Maruti etc......not considered as we all in the family donot like them.
Took TD for the following:
1> Tjet 125S :
Pros: Very safe, very good breaks, very good pickup.
Cons: Not easy to drive in City, As per the review it will cost me too much for fuel bill, Bit costly to maintain, leg space very less.
2> Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.6 MPI
Cons: Very good to drive, very comfortable in back seat, Nice look,
Pro: Seems bit slow pickup but not sure.
3> Skoda Rapid Ambition 1.5 TDI
Pros: Very good pickup, Loved to drive in city & highway
Cons: Vibration noticed, Notice noise ever what the ac on and all windows closed.
4> Volkswagen Vento Comfortline 1.2 Petrol AT
Pros: Automatic....I liked it as I will grow old I might need it in city drive. All others same as Rapid.
Cons: Seems highest in maintain cost among all the four option. ATF cost very high. DSG gear box not dependable????
* I need to keep the car (my only car) till the time possible.
My 1st option was : Vento 1.2 TSI Comformline
Due to scare stories of Vento service cost, DSG failure rates Vento 1.2 TSI is out of my list now.
================================================== ========== Now only two remain:
1> From looks wise(to me and my family), easy driving (to me), service cost wise (As per Skoda portal and from my colleagues experience- 7K-9K per year), Service center (very near to me - 3KM only) 1st choice : Rapid 1.5 MT
2> For very strong breaks, nice pickup 2nd optice: TJET 125S
but not as easy to drive as Rapid ..IMO
. Car stopped 3 times in low speed in very slow speed city drive. :(
Yearly Service/Maintain cost seems same for both Rapid and TJET.