So when it comes to seating 5 and that too for long trips the seats should be really comfortable and not cramped! In this point of view Swift is ruled out!
Take a look at Punto and Figo and decide finally! As its for long trips the main priorities should be safety , comfort , leg room and boot space! FE as its for long trips all the cars must be having pretty much identical figures!
try within new Figo from ford or Ritz from maruti, yes its rear design isnt too good to love, but inside its good with best plastics quality offered till now from maruti in their hatchbacks, better ride position and same DDiS engine.Ford has huge hopes and their future on figo which i am sure wont go wrong with them, best is to test drive it once, and check out spares prices at the dealers place to get the fair idea.
Reading through the posts, I feel you should get the RITZ. I don't have to tell you all the goodies about MSIL cars. I personally like the RITZ look. I have seen couple of modified RITZ and trust me they look just awesome.
ford called in a local dealer. I know him though he didn't recognize me. He came a year back to store to do a mis match work. Worst fellow. He asked my car for 1L in exchange.
Though the plan is in hold the td of figo(price of vista is good + there buy back of marina) was so good.
Solid build and 1.4 proven diesel engine.
Maintenance is 1 year of 10000kms interval.
But slightly sluggish compared to swift and vista quadrajet in lower rpm. You need to rev harder. Turbo lag , did i find that.
So those who come across this thread
Compared to Low priced diesel hatch , forget the indica/ vista tdi
Vista quadrajet is cheaper and next immediate is figo lxi diesel.
though vista quadra terra model is 23K cheaper (14K discount of vista not included) , the amount is justified for the build quality of the ford.
As my traveller plan is also in process , this is shifted to later months