Good job on pricing Ford but still i was kind of disappointed with my requirement. My first and foremost requirement is ABS
with Driver + Passenger airbag since most of my trips are done with me and my wife. Now lets shortlist the cars which are fulfilling my base requirement.
My trips are mainly city and rarely highway. So I'm going to settle with Petrol. I've omitted Sail, Etios, Elite i20, jazz since it was over my budget and not interested in hatchbacks in the CS category.
Ford Figo Aspire Titanium - 6.70
Ford Figo Aspire Titanium Plus - 7.25
Tata Zest XMS - 5.71
Tata Zest XT - 6.29
Maruti Suzuki Dzire ZXi - 6.81
Honda Amaze 1.2 SX i-VTEC - 6.49
Honda Amaze 1.2 VX i-VTEC - 6.88
Honda Amaze 1.2 VX (O) i-VTEC - 7.33
Hyundai Xcent SX 1.2 - 6.61
Hyundai Xcent SX 1.2 (O) - 6.87
Out of all these, Zest XMS is what my mind tells me. If i want all the bells and whistles I can opt for zest xt and i can add almost all of the accessories i needed and equal to the price of Titanium/Zxi/Xcent SX/ Amaze SX.
I think the zest is still the king of value for money. According to me ABS
scores more weight than airbag. But to a novice driver like me i need both to have a peace of mind journey.
I think Aspire missed a trick by not offering ABS
in trend variant. I was hoping for it but i was too much ambitious.