Fuel Efficient Car for Highway Commuting


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Hi guys,

i am thinking of buying second hand car around 4L . Its not that i am gona buy car right way but i have driving safari on highway it gives me 13-16 mileage . So i thought why not look for car with better mileage .

Monthly travel would be around 2000+ KM as my new factory in himachal has started running properly .


i need a car with good braking and good build quality as well as comfortable (safari spoiled me [;)])

right now after seeing raj and jayadev punto . i am thinking about it but -ve is less GC(while driving my friend punto i scraped its button in just small uneven path holes ) and single din system . i always wanted double din which i really miss in safari .

any other car i should look

i am just asking suggestion can't promise i will buy but you never know
 
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Hi dude,

Have a look at Fiesta. You get better mileage for sure.
A friend of mine bought a used one for 4.5L and he is happy about it. He is getting around 18+ in highway. Yeah GC will be very less. [;)]
 

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Hi dude,

Have a look at Fiesta. You get better mileage for sure.
A friend of mine bought a used one for 4.5L and he is happy about it. He is getting around 18+ in highway. Yeah GC will be very less. [;)]
+1. Go for Fiesta TDCi. You will get a decent one in your budget. Though it wont be as fast as your Safari, but it gives ultimate driving pleasure and comfort.
 
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Okay , used car 4.5L diesel and good FE i can't think of anything other than Verna and Fiesta.


Verna-Even more powerful than your Safari , even though powerful its extremely FE , you can expect 18+ figures easily. But not a great handler , anything above 140kmph will feel scary for the persons sitting inside the car. Extremely refined diesel engine and silent , should remain trouble free if maintained well by the previous owner.


Fiesta- As others said an awesome driver's car. It wont be as quick as your Safari but you will enjoy driving it. Less powerful and so good FE. My friend has a Fiesta and he drive my car once. He said this" Verna is not as exciting to drive as my Fiesta but extremely powerful and amazing pick-up".

On comfort point i think Fiesta has a marginally better cabin and space but only marginal!

So its your choice , if you want your car to be quick and powerful and at the same time FE , Verna is the car for you. If you want a driver's car which handles well , Fiesta then. Both are good cars and has got their own positives and negatives.


Drive both the cars and then decide. I think you will like Verna for its power after driving your Safari beast.
 
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Hi dude,

Have a look at Fiesta. You get better mileage for sure.
A friend of mine bought a used one for 4.5L and he is happy about it. He is getting around 18+ in highway. Yeah GC will be very less. [;)]
what about running cost i heard ford is expensive to maintain .

+1. Go for Fiesta TDCi. You will get a decent one in your budget. Though it wont be as fast as your Safari, but it gives ultimate driving pleasure and comfort.
thanks will look for fiesta if i get time


Okay , used car 4.5L diesel and good FE i can't think of anything other than Verna and Fiesta.


Verna-Even more powerful than your Safari , even though powerful its extremely FE , you can expect 18+ figures easily. But not a great handler , anything above 140kmph will feel scary for the persons sitting inside the car. Extremely refined diesel engine and silent , should remain trouble free if maintained well by the previous owner.


Fiesta- As others said an awesome driver's car. It wont be as quick as your Safari but you will enjoy driving it. Less powerful and so good FE. My friend has a Fiesta and he drive my car once. He said this" Verna is not as exciting to drive as my Fiesta but extremely powerful and amazing pick-up".

On comfort point i think Fiesta has a marginally better cabin and space but only marginal!

So its your choice , if you want your car to be quick and powerful and at the same time FE , Verna is the car for you. If you want a driver's car which handles well , Fiesta then. Both are good cars and has got their own positives and negatives.


Drive both the cars and then decide. I think you will like Verna for its power after driving your Safari beast.
its hard to believe that verna can give good FE with that much power in hand . BTW how much does verna give with 100% AC city and highway as you own this beauty .Why 100% AC as i never drive car without AC unless its winter so there is no point of asking FE without AC .

i am guy who don't drive over speed . mostly i drive 100-120 between because according to me this is safest speed on indian highway . But UK and US never driven car below 150 and max. 200 whenever i got chance [evil].




So as long as car has good GC as himachal road is not so good it still lot of road widening work is going on and good FE i don't care its hatch or sedan i will think about it .
 
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Mileage depends on the traffic conditions , for me full city driving 100%AC i get around 12-13kmpl , in highways also 100% AC i get 18+kmpl for speeds in the range of 100-120kmph.


GC both Fiesta and Verna are good enough , i have scraped the bottom only two times so far , my car also travels through the worst possible roads if its going to the construction sites.


You also use your car to carry some items i guess , so i suggest stay away from hatches , you never know when a boot will be useful to you!
 
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ya i carry lot of item around . some day i will click pic of my i10 with item inside it . you will say only one thing why are you using i10 as small truck :biggrin:
 
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well there's no better car then fords ones, they handle best with their cars, fiesta no doubt is drivers car.Diesel Tdci engine gives you aprox 18+ very easily and is good to drive as well.Dont worry about its maintenance, surely is maneagable and at par with safari or even lesser.
 
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Since you prefer to have double din head unit in your car, so two great mile munchers i.e. Punto & Linea get rejected automatically.

Among the rests Fiesta, Verna & i20 CRDI do make a case for themselves. Hyundai 1.4 Crdi is quite a scorcher while Tdci of Ford has almost zero turbo lag and offers better drivability & mileage.

As far as comfort is concerned two things need to be taken care:

1. Suspension system. Here Ford scores over Hyundai. Fiesta's slightly firmer but well damped suspension easily tames road undulation while Verna & i20 offer more bumpy ride specially at rear.

2.Seat comfort & ergonomics: This in my opinion is a subjective thing. I personally feel Fiesta's driver seat needs some more under thigh support. On the other hand, Verna's seats were more comfortable to me. Now the best judge here would be you. I suggest you to personally check out both Fiesta & Verna (also i20 if you don't mind a hatch) to judge the comfort level.
 
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