Originally Posted by VISHNUCARCRAZY
Ford is a driver's car,hence rear seat legroom and under thigh support is always an issue with them.
If one drive's with 4 passengers all the time,its a true value for money car.
I dont think thats the case actually
The Indian market is so crowded nowadays that there are too much of everyrhing,but not a car that has everything in a balanced manner,
Like the Amaze has loads of space,good under thigh support,..
But let down by pathetic built quality,noisy engine and interior,and not so smart ride
Its built so cheap that I felt that I can pluck every part of its interior and exterior with hand,but on the other hand light weight yields its good power to weight,awesome mileage,then the backing of brand means it will sell
The Zest is a very very very good car,seems Tata had lot of its engineers sent to EUROPE to drive,measure and analyze the VW Golf MK7 before finalizing its credentials,
It actually feels like an Indian made VW Golf, its got good interior space,good quality not stellar,good engines,good NVH,good brakes, and good handling too which was a pleasant surprise..
The XCENT too has all the greatness but lacks built quality,and the highway performance was pathetic,too strained after 80 kmph, if car is loaded, there ends the story..
So I think all brands have their strengths and shortcomings,
Ford and VW are the only brands that insist on a true drivers cars, VW is let down by its service and lack of back seat space
Ford on the other hand seems to have its most balanced car since the Ford Fiesta of 2006,
Sure it isnt perfect but the service costs have come down significantly,the quality of servicr too has improved by a lot and the Aspire seems to sport a well finished interior as well,
The new Jazz and new Aspire are really the cars that could be best in segement cars,
Lets sew how Ford is going to price it,
Aspire will be launched coming August
I am a potential new car buyer,our current Figo has been anything but brilliant,its served us impeccably well,just 26k kms on odo, we dont intend to sell it now but will be here as a secondry car because its worth every penny, just spent 4.54 lakhs for an amazing drivers car and still goes strong despite minor miss use and less care, and no service cost has ever gone above Rs 4000 unless we wanted it to,like interior cleaning and polishing,major part change too included.
So this November our Figo is getting 5 years old and we are extremely satisfied with Figo so far,so our next ride will be a Figo probably the diesel one for long drives,
The petrol will remain as our city car for another 5 more years.