Originally Posted by Music_Swift
I m posting this thread because I m buying a new car till 13-20L budget.
The cars which I shortlist is,
1.VW Vento High Line TDI
2.Hyundai Verna 1.6 SX (O) CRDI
3.Mahindra XUV500 W6 or W8
4.Toyota Innova GX or VX
5.Chevy Cruze LT or LTZ and
6.Skoda Laura Ambition or Elegance
Didn't consider Jetta,Corolla,Elantra,Safari,Scorpio and Fluence due to some reasons.
We had already booked and cancelled Duster.Why we cancelled Duster due to under powered engine and 5-6 month waiting period.
So,this is the replacement for Swift VDI,which had done nearly 70K Km in 30 months 11 days.
We need only Diesel.As our running per day is close to 100 Km.Monthly running is 2K to 3K Km per month.So,yearly close to 30-35K Km per year.
If you're looking for car with:
- Fairly high driver seating position
- Very comfortable driver seating
- Fairly good clutch and stick.
- Excellent steering wheel
- Excellent breaking (with ABS
- Excellent handling even at high speeds
- Fairly good safety record
- Very comfortable seats for 3-4 passengers (excluding the driver)
- A drive-train that will serve you well for at least 10 years
- Fairly ok ground clearance
- Very low maintenance (every 10K km)
- Great for long drives
- Priced less than 20Lakhs
- Ok to be driven by the owner or a driver
Then go for Toyota Innova Vx model (since it's got driver and co-passenger Airbags, ACC + few more goodies)
Note --> based on my discussions with lots of friends who own and drive a variety of cars:
- Skoda could be expensive to maintain
- Chevy is expensive to maintain
- Mahindra service could suck big time (especially while you rectify the initial niggles which cannot be completely ruled out)
- Hyundai is as good as Toyota (make sure the new Verna's suspension suits your needs though)
- Check the mileage and service network of VW. I think VW is still a new comer.
Hope this helps.
P.S. Just in case if you happen to decide to buy the big dabba Innova, take multiple TDs to figure out which seating configuration (7 vs 8) suits your needs.