I am planning to buy a car within December 2012.This will be my first car. Here is my requirement to get a petrol or diesel hatch back family car. Also did some home work. Kindly go through this. This is the first time I am seeking an advice/suggestion from a forum. Need advice from the experts:
My Budget: Rs.5-6 Lakhs
New or Used: New Car
Top Five Priorities: Good Mileage,Safety,Comfort,Low Maintenance,Descent Luggage Space
Monthly Running:Between 1,000 – 1,500 Kms
Type of Fuel: Diesel or Petrol
For What Purpose: Regular city Use, Occasional Highway Trips
Seating Capacity: Maximum 5 Adults
Type of Segment: Hatch
I am preferring tall boy design and I have nailed down my preference. I have visited the showrooms and had a look on the cars, especially based on my height as i am 5'9". But I haven't TD any cars yet.
Neglected the following car.Owners please don't mistake me. These are all in my opinion.
Huyndai Santro: old model car though it has LPG
Huyndai I10: giving less mileage got to know from my friends.(not very sure owners please advice)
Chevy Beat Diesel: Very Small car. Would be okay only for couples not for a family.
Ford figo Diesel: Not very sure about the mileage(owners please advice)
Tata vista: Because of "T" batch
Never went to the following car showrooms:
My preference would be
New RITZ VDI if the choice is diesel. I might go extra miles in the future( but could not able to say right now)
New RITZ VXI or Wagon R DUO (if it is petrol confused between two because in WR duo we have an alternate option of LPG)
Cash discount for WR duo is Rs.35000/- and RITZ VXI is Rs.25000/-
Need your suggestion and advice from all these areas.