I have been following this forum sincerely for several months and found it very interesting. This forum has helped many people to decide about their dream machine. Now its my turn to get your support.
As this is my first post, please excuse if I am wrong in any aspect.
Before sharing about the history of my car search, let me tell you my requirements. Your Budget:
6 Lakh. Your Location:
Bangalore. Top 5 Priorities:
Comfort for my parents(rear seat occupants), Drivability, Mileage, maintenance, VFM
. Monthly Running:
900kms + one trip(not always). For Which Purpose:
family use, office some time, Trips. Max. Seating Capacity:
4, sometimes 5. Priority of Fuel Type:
Diesel. Body Type:
Now, the history: My search for car started some couple of months before. Initially I thought of buying used car and inspired by Ilango's Lancer and accent story I decided to buy some old diesel car and rebuild it. But later with no-no from friends and parents, I decided to go for a new one.
With launch of new Beat diesel I felt that I can afford a new diesel vehicle. Took a test drive, felt engine peppy and noiseless but parents felt that under thigh support is very less and long trips would be exhausting. Also they complained about the shock absorbers as hard(They felt it as AUTO
Later we checked Figo (will take test drive tomorrow): Papa felt that under thigh support is adequate and further testing will be tomorrow.
We almost decided to choose between Beat and Figo, then my first love Punto gave my mind the second thought. So, I took my friend TDed the vehicle. Its great, it checks all the boxes. Although a family testdrive is pending.
Now after researching a bit about Punto, I am in confusion.
People are of opinion that TATA A.S.S is not upto the mark, availability of parts may be a question, no. of cars sold per month is not satisfactory.
As compared to Figo: It seems that Ford is gaining customer trust and money. People feel that it is a good VFM
, no. of cars sold per month shows that people trust this vehicle, availability of parts is easy.
Its hard for me to decide between them now. The following questions needs to be answered..
1. Should I convince my parents for Beat and buy it. As I will save around a lakh when compared to other deal?
2. I should play safe and buy figo which is best selling VFM
3. Damn all those cars, listen to my heart and buy Punto??
Thanks for reading until this.. Now please fire your suggestions