Took back to back test drives of toyota etios diesel and tata zest diesel.
The ride quality is very good in etios and it was very good. For zest it felt planted on road due to its heavy weight.
Etios is very driveable and easy to handle heavy traffic.
Features and feel good zest was in different league altogether.
The etios GD was 8 lakhs on road and zest xms diesel was around 8.1 lakhs here on road. I can negotiate on the zest as the dealers have a lot of idle zests in their stockyard. The etios diesel is a super hit here in hyderabad with most of the cabbies opting for it. So not much discounts for etios. I am not going for the petrol due to its air con issue and low mileage.
My running is 9K to 10K per year, but even then I am looking to go for the diesel due to its proven engines and ability to handle highways alongwith good mileage in the long term.
I am seriously confused after the test drive.
I have rejected aspire once and for all.
The 14" don't justify the car and ford has clearly compromised on ride and handling. Its just another dzire for me. I am sorry to be harsh but I was clearly disappointed due to my higher expectations from it.
Need to wait to get another quotes for other dealers.