Which is the Best Driver's Diesel Car?


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Which is the hottest diesel car for a driver?


  1. Aggressive performance
  2. Great handling
  3. Fun to drive
Please throw your opinions.


  • From a hatch back
  • From entry level sedan segment
  • C class sedans
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Hatchbacks: Swift D or Punto 90HP
entry level sedan: fiesta classic
C segment sedan: Linea or Fiesta.
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Note:All that I am posting this is not from my driving experiences. Just feel that they belongs to it which is from what I heard,read

Hatchback:From your requirements it the swift diesel.It is fun to drive,handling is good I think.I dont know whether swifts performance is aggressive or not.

Entry level sedan:Not sure

C segemnt sedan:VW Vento
 
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hatch- its swift.sedan its chevy optra magnum diesel. vw vento ( although am a proud owner of one ) is no way near it.
 
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Hatchback- Swift has the aggressive performance and is fun to drive with its peppy engine but not a great handler but Punto on the other hand doesn't have the aggressive performance but is a great handler and is fun to drive because of its driving mannerisms. Finally i would give it for Punto 90HP since it satisfies most of the above requirements.


Entry level sedan- None of the entry level sedans are aggressive performers and none of the them except the Fiesta classic are great handlers. Fiesta classic is also the only driver's car which is fun to drive in this segment. So it has to be the Fiesta classic here.


C-segment sedan-Aggressive performers would be City , Verna and Vento. Great handlers are Linea and Vento. Fun to drive factor again Linea and Vento. So i would give it to the Vento here.


I have taken the cars which are doing currently well in the segment and are being manufactured even now. So out goes good cars like Palio , Optra Magnum , Ikon etc etc
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Hatch back - Swift
Entry Level C - Fiesta Classic
C - Optra Magnum
 

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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Amongst sedans, i find Chevrolet Optra Magnum one of the best drivers car. Atleast thats what i feel.
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Hatchback (Fun to Drive) - Swift,
Hatchback (Good handler) - Punto, Polo, Fabia.
Entry level Sedan - Fiesta Classic
C Class Sedan - Vento, Linea.

* All Diesels and currently in production.
 
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Best all-round drivers car in Hatch would be Punto 90HP. No doubt. Although Swift D is peppier but lacks high speed grace and has hard suspension and not to forget little feedback on steering.
Entry level sedan - fiesta classic
C seg - Cant say. Havent driven one with diesel heart!
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Which is the hottest diesel car for a driver?


  1. Aggressive performance
  2. Great handling
  3. Fun to drive
Please throw your opinions.


  • From a hatch back
  • From entry level sedan segment
  • C class sedans
Hatch back – Aggressive performance: VW Polo, Best handling – Fiat Punto, fun to drive – VW Polo.

Entry level sedan – Aggressive performance: Maruti Dezire, Best handling – Maruti Dezire, fun to drive – Maruti Dezire (There is no competition for Maruti Dezire in entry level sedan[thumbswink]).

C class sedan– Aggressive performance: VW Vento, Best handling – Fiat Linea, fun to drive – Ford Fiesta (New).
 
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Re: Which is the best Drivers diesel car?

Hatchbacks: Swift D or Punto 90HP
entry level sedan: fiesta classic
C segment sedan: Linea or Fiesta.
+1 to that. Absolutely what I would've replied. [cheers]
Adding to that in C segment I would rate Vento at top. It's only a notch below Fiesta in handling but the diesel powerplant in best in it's class. It's wild to say the least and is the torque king of the segment.

Volkswagen Vento :
Engine Type/Model 1.6L Diesel
Displacement (cc) 1598
Power (PS@rpm) 105@4400
Torque (Nm@rpm) 250@1500

Ford Fiesta :
Engine Type/Model 4 Cylinder In-line 8V SOHC
Displacement (cc) 1498
Power (PS@rpm) 90@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm) 204@2000


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Volkswagen Vento :
Engine Type/Model 1.6L Diesel
Displacement (cc) 1598
Power (PS@rpm) 105@4400
Torque (Nm@rpm) 250@1500

Ford Fiesta :
Engine Type/Model 4 Cylinder In-line 8V SOHC
Displacement (cc) 1498
Power (PS@rpm) 90@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm) 204@2000
Optra Magnum
Engine Type/Model TCDi
Displacement cc 1991
Power (PS@rpm) 121PS @3000rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 314Nm @2125rpm
 
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Optra Magnum
Engine Type/Model TCDi
Displacement cc 1991
Power (PS@rpm) 121PS @3000rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 314Nm @2125rpm
Very True Surfer. Just one thing that makes me drool on Vento is that it makes it peak at just 1500 rpm. Now just imagine driving this awesome low end torque machine. No doubt Magnum is equally amazing car oops...beast. [evil]


P.S. Just reliased that this very post is 100th from mine. Hurray!!!!! [drive]

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@ Freakdude Agree with you! I am lucky enough to get to drive my friend's Vento TDI Highline! But though it has an amazing low end torque , pick up in first gear is very slow or sluggish but after that its awesome. My Verna has 235Nm torque and the Vento lacks the grunt or pick-up in first gear which my Verna has , but after that Vento is just awesome!


BTW Congratulations for 100 posts , keep up the good work!
 
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