Originally Posted by Magi
@amiti, Thank you very much for your idea. I will test drive all the hatchbacks and come back here to take the final call. BTW
my daily usage would be 40kms. Which one to go petrol or diesel(based on the current price)?
Magi, you are welcome! Regarding petrol or diesel, it is really a tough one but I will try to simplify it to a great extent.
40kms per day means it is on the border line. My running is also same 40 kms per day from Monday to Friday in almost jammed roads. I chose Liva diesel. However my friends were in favor of Laura TSI or Honda city. Apart from TSI (which is a petrol), I liked the push of diesel torque in Punto and Liva. Was fedup with hyundai (I never use H for hyundai) and Dezire was not available for a test drive. So it was Liva diesel for me. Good punch from engine no turbo lag. I chose the car based on following parameters,
1. Good drivability and visibility
2. Comfortable for driver and passengers
4. Excellent quality brakes, ABS
and next to Punto. Good straight line stop ability. Add airbags also.
5. Good A.S.S. and easy on pocket
6. Good AC
7. Simpler engine bay (read-- easy to replace bulbs, battery etc. and was in favor of neat and easy to view and operate engine bay)
8. Last one was mileage
Hope it helps. I have got lot of bashing from my friends and relatives as well, as I went ahead by want and not by greed/so called status.