New Car Under Strictly Rs.5 Lakh (No Beat / Punto / Brio / Swift / Indica)


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drsuvro,

Thanks for your suggestion.
I liked BRIO the first time i saw it. But i would be travelling with luggage frequently. And the read glass makes the boot luggage fully visible. I dont like that part. Otherwise, its very peppy...

Swift - is a good car. Known for its performance and comfort. But again, my boot space requirement disqualifies it.

I cant dump the luggage in passanger's area and reduce their comfort.

I think Ritz is very good VFM and a powerful package...
Just dont like its front look.

Again i go back to i10 and Figo. [;)]
Not sure if i am biased. But, they look to satisfy my requirements in all angles.

Thanks all - for your valuable suggestions.
My next step is to visit the showroom and to a TD and then come up with my findings. Just theoritical research is really helpful, but wont be sufficient to make the decision.

If possible, can someone get me the recent OTR (Chennai) for i10 Magna LPG and Figo Exi Petrol? And any discounts if you come across.

Thanks again everyone !!!
I got your points... very logical ones....
Ritz is truly VFM... but while driving through narrow space you may scratch off the rear wheel bulges... gives you a SUV like stance and feeling... you may go for it if lookwise it's ok to you.

If you have to drive yourself, get an i10. It's fantastic to drive.
If driven by a chauffeur get a Figo... good ride quality and spacious interior...
 
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Considering your requirements, I have taken the i10, Ritz and Figo into account.

Figo:

Advantages:

• Robust build and construction
• Interiors more comfortable than chief competitors i10 & Swift
• 1.4 Diesel's proven driveability and fuel efficiency. No turbolag
• The Ford Figo's mature big-car-like ride quality
• Ford's DNA in the on-road behaviour and quick steering
• Class-topping 284 liter boot space

Disadvantages:

• Lacks the modernity of recently launched hatchbacks
• Both of the engines in the Figo are lacking in outright performance. Neither engine can exploit the car's dynamics
• No true top-end variant (tilt adjustable steering, rear power windows, MID etc.)
• Average backseat legroom. Not in the league of, say, an Indica Vista
• Ford's sub-par dealership experience

Ritz:

Advantages:

• A practical "Maruti Swift"
• Well-packaged interiors
• Outstanding petrol & diesel engines
• Composed handling for a tall boy
• Maruti’s after-sales service

Disadvantages:

• Weird rear styling can be a deal breaker
• Ride quality at low speeds is bumpy
• Interior part quality isn't as good as the Hyundais

i10

Advantages:

• A well-rounded city hatchback
• Best-in-class interior fit, finish and quality
• Refined 1.2L petrol is a sprightly performer. Variable valve timing tech too
• Light clutch, gearbox & steering. Incredibly easy to drive
• Hyundai’s excellent after-sales service quality

Disadvantages:

• Unsettled ride on less-than-perfect roads. Rear (especially) gets bouncy
• Narrow width makes it a strict 4 seater. Unwelcome 5th adult
• Missing goodies (No climate control, alloy wheels, dead pedal or adjustable front neck restraints)
• Severely under-tyred. An upgrade to 175/70 R13 is highly recommended
• No diesel variant available yet. Most competitors offer the oil-burner option
 
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@surya

Good un-biased report !!

Yes Ritz is little bumpy in slow moving and I seriously felt the tyre size would have been 185 section than thin 165 as for tall boy design it is must to reduce the body roll
 
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@surya

Good un-biased report !!

Yes Ritz is little bumpy in slow moving and I seriously felt the tyre size would have been 185 section than thin 165 as for tall boy design it is must to reduce the body roll
guralla 74 - What you said is true. I have actually not driven the Figo and Ritz, but have got inside them. I have driven the i10, however. I have a collection of advantages and disadvantages of cars based on the reviews here. Can use those in these circumstances, I guess.
 
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Hey guys,

I decided to take Figo Petrol EXI (Diamond white) in a couple of days.
Took a test drive today @ MPL Ford, Kovilambakkam, Chennai.
OTR is 4,85,000 (within my budget)

Am planning to get a Audio cum GPS Navi system and alloy wheels.
Please give me suggestions, if i can do it in showroom or other specialists in chennai ?

Budget for alloy - 20k (saw in net, optimum upgrade is 185/65 R14)
Budget for Audio/GPS - 30k

If all goes fine, i will be having my Figo in the next 14 days.

Thanks for your support !!!

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Additional Note:
Had a look at micra / a-star / swift / dzire / zen estilo @ the auto-expo in CTC last week.
Had a look at i10 / i20 at my office stall.

Micra was a good option. I am not a fan of round round stuff. I mostly like square/rectangle. So, rejected.
i10 - 3rd person space was very little in the rear. So, rejected.
a-star - was not in my option. anyway didnt like the plastics & finishing.
swift - impractical boot & comparatively higher cost is the only reason, i rejected it.
dzire - not in my budget.
zen estilo - interiors was average and not impressive. so, rejected.
i20 - not in my budget.
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Am planning to get a Audio cum GPS Navi system and alloy wheels.
Please give me suggestions, if i can do it in showroom or other specialists in chennai ?

Budget for alloy - 20k (saw in net, optimum upgrade is 185/65 R14)
Budget for Audio/GPS - 30k
Congrat's Buddy, all these accessories which you have mentioned will be very expensive at dealer's side my advice to you is to get it done from the open market where you will get better option's at a reasonable price.
 
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Thank you Visran
[drive]

Paid 10k advance today for the car. MPL Ford, Taramani.

Checked with dealer about alloy, and he said the one which comes with Titanium variant is only available. So, planning to do this job outside.

Also GPS systems, planning to do outside.

Current offers: (applicable till 31 July 2012)
On Road Price - 5,02,322
Discounts
Less Insurance - 14231
Corporate Discount - 2490

Actual On Road Price - 4,85,601
+ 1gm gold coin free
Floor mat/mud flap - free
Essential pack & ext paint protection - 4860 (already included in price)

Chrome grills, side repeaters, tailgate - 3 x 540.

Waiting for loan processing !!!
 
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Actual On Road Price - 4,85,601 is very nice price, look's like you got yourself a good deal see you at ownership report.
 
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Congrats buddy, looks like you got a nice deal out there. Do update once you take the delivery. And will be waiting for the ownership review.
 
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Hey friends,

I got my carrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........................ [drive]
Its night here, so no pics for now... but, expect them soon...

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Let me be the first one to congratulate you. Have safe miles ahead with your ride.
Now waiting for your ownership review with lots of pics.[:)]
 
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congrats Elavu for your new car. Hope to read your experience of ownership and long drives in it soon. Dont forget to post pics of your White Horse.
 
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congratulations once again for your new Figo.[clap]

Do post pictures since this thread is incomplete without pictures. [;)]
 
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Welcome to the club and its a good choice you have made and i am sure you will love it more once u ride it.
 

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