Hi All, This is my first post. I went yesterday to test ride Quanto and here is my reviews. I have Santro drving since 2002 and wish to upgrade to SUVs considering the bad roads in my area.
Went to Global Gallarie in Godbunder Road, Thane while returning to Pune. The demo vehicle was white in colour. The first impression from front is it is Xylo. The side view is bit weird though it looks more like Santro. The rear view is good and i liked it a lot. The exterior build is good. Felt the bumper and it feels solid atleast gives a good feeling that it will protect you. I had seen the bumper of Ertiga and it feels so thin , i thought i can make a dent with a light punch. The paint quality is excellent. The vehicle is very tall. I am 5,10 and i am sure i can never see the top of the car without getting into a stool so tough for cleaning. Even the seats are at a very good height. I had to use the foot board to get in. My mother said even though she stood the footboard it was not hitting her head when getting in, it is so tall.
Interiors is good feels quite big and spacious compared to santro. The driver seat is the best seat in the car. The hand rests are good. The footwell is wide. Steering is also wide and feels nice. The speedometer is white and looks good. the second row was also wide and my mother was feeling very comfortable and not cramped as santro.
Started the engine and whole vehicle shook for couple of seconds. After that it was ok. The steering I had a turn little more than Santro while taking turns. But the steering is light and comfortable.The gears felt soft though it is at an awkward angle. It will get some time to adjust with it. The sales guy hardly allowed me to around drive 1-2kms. In that short ride overall the ride is ok but can feel the road bit more than Santro. As driver I found the ride quite good. The view from the driver seat is excelleent. The brakes I found is very hard. Had to press a bit more to get some response. But overall I think it is ok though i didnt get much opportunites to brake. My sister and her friend were sitting on the last row. They are around 5 in height and felt isolated as the second row is quite high and they had to stretch to look in front. The cooling was also not good there. AC was good. Didnt feel any body roll in my short drive even the other members. I drive quite normal speed. Infact express highway i dont cross 80 and turns also I take slow depending on the turn.
Impressed with cars interior space. Driver seat is the best.
Road view is great.
Second row leg room is better than Santro
Boot space is much more than Santro. Can carry luggage for Airport or Trains trips
I liked the rear view.
The doors when pushed from inside open a certain angle and then stops. After that you have to again push to open it fully. I liked it as it should not simply go and bang others car. I dont know if it is a common feature in other cars too.
Getting in/ out of quanto is easy.
Have a tray behind the front seats which is quite practical, though it is small in size
The headroom above is quite good. It feels quite spacious.
The rear seats cannot be used for long trips. It will become hot. Or else have to stop after every 30-45 mins. Good for short trips.
Ride is ok ok type.
Break was very hard. At one moment i was scared is it stuck. The sales man says it is because of ABS
The Clutch was having some vibrations.
I liked the car and may think of buying. C8 costs 8.5 and C6 is 8. Thinking which one to go for. However right now I am in wait and watch mode and may decide next year.