Originally Posted by mumbaikar
but esteem is 85BHP in a 860 kg car.
so the power to weight ratio in esteem is much higher than zen which is 60BHP in 780kg! so accleration of the esteem would definitely be better.
also esteem is 1.3 vs 993cc in a zen.
may be low slung seating and not so good looks works against it!
wow now i realise the value of having an old gen mpfi zen
I think the people who tells about esteem, not fun to drive are sure not driven the esteem new model, which came with 85 BHP and all new aluminum engine, which later used in first model Swift petrols.
when we tells about esteem, Most of the people thinks about only old Maruti 1000(45 BHP) and the first model esteems(65BHP). This given a bad name and low resale value for esteems tottaly and small hatch backs had always better resale value than sedans. Even you could get a good Baleno also less than a good new model zen's price.
I own esteem 2006 lxi petrol(55k Km in n ODo) and my uncle had 2006 Zen Vxi(61K Km in ODO). Also my brother has a 1998 zen vx(89k KM). I driven all three a total of 30k km in the last 3 years.In performance wise i love my Esteem Lxi petrol. second 98 zen vx, which has no power steering.
I hate to drive my uncle's 2006 zen Vxi, with more than 2 people and A/c. It really struggles to reach an avaerage speed of 60KM when the vechicle fully loaded, due to this only they are plans to sell the vechicle.But it looks really cute, with the rear wiper ,fog lamp and defogger. My esteem gives me more than 14+ KMPL in local with a/c.2006 zen gives 12-13 with out a/c in same conditions. Old zen gives arouns 16 without a/c. All figures are in short trips.