I would like to share my thoughts and experience in this thread starting from the day I thought of previous car. Please ignore the areas where I am boring. EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY MY OWN THOUGHTS/ ASSUMPTIONS & even it can be WRONG in many places
I started to own TATA Indica DLS starting Oct 2006 (though I was predominantly using couple of cars in my past owned by my father) and sometime in 2009 I have decided to sell this car close before 5 yrs of its age and move to Sedan.
Why Sedan? - to go to an upgraded segment, like to capacity it has and also I love driving it (as in USA, I owned NISSAN Altima for 1.5 yrs and love that car till now)
By that time, my mind was blank on searching for which one I need to own and thought I can think of it later when the time comes.
Year 2011 started and I started to think about next car.
I was pretty clear that I will be going for Diesel as I cannot afford petrol car for daily transport (my plan is to give rest for my bike - Unicorn my fav & use car on daily basis to avoid back pains, so Diesel is the option I thought off).
Initially, the car in my mind was IKON or FIESTA. Since my bro in law have IKON, I didnt want to have 1 more in our family. When we (me and bro in law) explored both IKON and FIESTA, FIESTA attracted me more, but he wanted IKON as its his long time liking.
I like the car to be sporty (may be because I love NFS games
) & thought FIESTA will support those customization. But, I dont want to make a call with just a single car in mind.
I was taking feedback from bro in law about Verna (1st edition & transform which was owned by his colleagues. Vento came into the market and promising.
So 3 cars are in my radar now by Mar'11.
Then the news on Verna RB (now Fluidic) and new version of Fiesta made me to wait to know what is in them.
Friends asked me to have SX4 Diesel also in my radar, but I didnt like the quality and looks of the car somehow (my take).
The all new fiesta was launched & it was attractive and I liked the features, design in it as well !!! But couldnt conclude without the price being revealed
Then comes the Fluidic Verna Launch in May with attractive price tag with more models to choose. I like the strategy, but it was 1L more for my budget on the model I was choosing, but still it was NOT dropped.
Next Fiesta price was revealed and man, its way out of my budget. They didnt price the car well with the features on each model.
This created the path for me to decide to take up FLUIDIC VERNA
though its bit more from my budget
My take by Aug 2011 is FLUIDIC VERNA 1.6L CRDI Base version
More to be continued.....