Originally Posted by P3T3R
Can you please elaborate. What makes the Dzire the best car? The Fiesta and Manza are better in all respects.
Sure. Why not. There are guys who just read the specs and arrive into conclusions. If that's enough, why do people ask questions here and why do people write reviews.
Manza is Better?
Looks: Subjective but Dzire is my pick. It's difficult to write about Manza's looks. It's that kind of a thing. Disproportionate. Fiesta looks good but feels dated. But I do like its looks. Looks more complete than the Dzire.
Engine/performance: Dzire. Not on paper but it is the best performer in practice. No doubt about that. Fastest car in the segment.
Fun to drive aspect: Manza is not even in the picture here. Body roll is a huge issue and it's nowhere near as smooth as the Dzire. Dzire is a fun to drive car so is Fiesta. Fiesta might have slightly better handling(not sure about this since other cars have improved a lot in terms of handling) but it's not enough to give it a decisive edge over the Dzire.
Fuel efficiency: Not so sure about this. Manza and Dzire neck and neck. Both better than Fiesta I suppose.
Cabin space and boot space: Manza, hands down. There's plenty of space and the backseat is very comfortable. It has a large boot too. So does Fiesta.
Interior looks and quality: New benchmark, Dzire. Enough said.
Features list: Manza has bluetooth connectivity and the Dzire and Fiesta haven't. Dzire's ORVMs can be folded from the inside. I'm not a great fan of electronically adjustable ones but foldable ones are definitely useful. Don't think Fiesta or Manza has it. Dzire has brake assist along with ABS
. The other two haven't got brake assist. Not mentioning all the features here. Just mentioned a few important ones.
Riding comfort: Honestly speaking, I'm not so sure about this. All the cars are evenly matched I guess. The sofa like backseat of the Manza might be more comfortable but cant say the same about its suspension. I'm sure there is no big difference in terms riding comfort between the three. Poor rear legroom might be a concern for the Dzire here. It's not too narrow though.
Reliability: Maruti vs TATA vs Ford. Easy. Maruti. Do you need any explanation?
After sales and service: Stories of many unfortunate guys come to my mind. Anyways I don't want to write all of that here. Again Maruti is my pick. I don't think anyone would disagree.
Maintenance cost: Again no doubt. Maruti is cheaper to maintain.
Price(exshowroom):Dzire ZDI : 7.5 lakhs
Manza Elan Quadrajet : 8 lakhs
Fiesta 1.4 TDCI SXI : 8.5 lakhs
Actually with that kind of pricing, Fiesta is half a segment higher than the other two
Winner: Leaving that job to the readers. It's not too difficult. Is it?
Can the OP live with the relatively smaller boot and rear leg room? I think he can. All I said to him was that he should TD the Dzire before he removes it from the list.
PS:I hate writing long posts.