IGNIS vs PUNCH
I am very much interested in IGNIS Alfa, but my Hubby prefers the PUNCH. I have become a member of this forum to know this from you
Welcome Indu to our TAI forum. Thank you for your reposed confidence.
Your choice is right … and, your husband’s preference is also right.
To me, the IGNIS
is more towards Feminine; PUNCH
is more towards Masculine. .. Ha ha…
It’s purely depends upon WHO and HOW one is going to drive.
I preferred the IGNIS for my wife based on her expectations. She wanted a small automatic car but not smaller like Maruthi Alto. She wanted a clear road view, better GC, smooth engine and she liked the design. I am also comfortable at this age of 65, amidst ever growing traffic and parking issues.
We always drive around 60 km speed & may go up to 80 if the road in front is ours.
Punch was not introduced at the time and, now after driving/testing both the Automatic Transmission, we have no regrets.
There are two adverse comments about IGNIS online - Retro design and Safety (Tin quality).
Design depends upon individual perception.
Everyone will not like every side of a car.
A car to please everyone is yet to be produced.
Even we look bad in some photographic angle.
If you like the design, you will love everything. I have driven Honda City for 10 years and bought this. It's a cute, little car best for city & village roads. I am only afraid of the OE soft tires, you may have to keep handy a puncture kit and an inflator.
The suspension is definitely little stiff that become necessary for a higher GC car. But, we learnt how to manage and you need to be slow on speed breakers and potholes except you don't have control over unexpected ones. This is applicable to every car, right?
Trust me, you will love the driving on normal roads.
I belong to a generation where we drove Amby and Padmini when Maruthi came with 800 claiming better safety with their new ‘crumple absorbing zones’ body shell
(Absorb energy from the impact of a collision that controls deformation).
They claimed, it saves the passengers at the cost of the car.
I still remember, those days’ people after buying an Amby, spent towards extra welding of chassis, as they said, everything in that new car would give sound except the horns.
Now, we talk about 5-Star safety. Of course, safety is very important but no car is safe if the driver is bad
. It's not uncommon to come across fatal accidents even in so called very safe cars.
I don't want to talk about the negatives, both the cars have few of them, but both are definitely good cars.
At Present :
is Bold, Beautiful and Bigger one. I have due respects to TATA built, they have been improving now in service aspects. PUNCH is a new, most selling ICONIC CAR from Tata's stable.
is a Cute, small and Practical car, with a reliable proven engine, it is almost an international design, it has decent safety ratings (3-star for Indian version and 5-star ratings for European version), better after sales experience whether in spares or service.
IGNIS is four years old (Except the cosmetic Facelift), though it is not a market model I didn't come across one single dissatisfied customer. She has her own good tract records like ....
Suzuki IGNIS was one of the finalist of 2017 World Car of the Year
Cars.co.za’ s 2018/2019 Budget Car of the year
NDTV Car and Bike award, 2018 the hatchback of the year
whatcar.com’s best small SUV for value,2021
Choice depends upon one’s need, budget, usage, what to compromise & importantly, how well we are to manage the compromise.
Go with what your mind is saying after analyzing your personal demo experience and service conditions at your place.
Not only you should like the car, the car should also like you.
It may look weird when I say this, but it’s a part of partnership in life.
All the very best.