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|17th February 2007, 02:29||#1|
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Tata Indica Turbo DLX vs. Maruti Swift DDiS LDi
I am in a dilemma over whether to buy a Tata Indica Turbo DLX or a Maruti Swift DDiS Vdi
1) Daily commute of 40 Km per day meaning around 800 km a month in city + 400 km long distance travel: around 1200 km a month i.e. 14400 km a year
2) budget around 5 lakhs is comfort zone
3) seating capacity: 5
4) Driving comfort
5) Women should also be comfortable driving it
Tata Indica Turbo DLX +ves:
1) Mileage of 14 km in city and 18 km in highway
2) Highest end version (with power windows, facelifted bumpers and interiors, ...)
3) Cost of around Rs 480000 on road
4) Good strong steel body with some great paint quality
5) Safety owing to good weight
6) Facelifted version
Tata Indica Turbo DLX -ves:
1) Taxi Image of the car
2) Old engine model (not contemporary)
3) Refinement (Is it true? or are people against Tatas in general)
4) Do women drive Tata Indica?
Maruti Swift DDiS Ldi
1) Latest contemporary world class Fiat 1.3 Multijet engine
2) Mileage of 18 kmpl in city and 24 kmpl in highway
3) Refinement of engine
4) Sporty look
5) Safety equal to Indica
6) Women like the Swift to drive
1) High cost for base version: 532800 on road
2) Is the engine proven on Indian Roads
|17th February 2007, 08:15||#2|
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I wouldnt compare those two cars... Swift is way ahead of the Indica in terms of all parameters except interior space and price...
But at that price, i would prefer Swift... (Unless TATA offers 30k discount)
The engine is tried and tested in various markets... I dont think there should be much of a risk factor associated with it... Maruti has made huge investments on the diesel engine plant... So, they will only play it safe this time...
|17th February 2007, 08:35||#3|
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I did get a negative opinion on the new gen CRDi's (DDiS, DICOR etc..included). Bad diesel (adulteration) did soup up the engines on highways, as they are very sensitive to fuel quality.
|17th February 2007, 09:01||#4|
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As posted by milin in this post the Indica DICOR may be out in march. As for women being able to drive the Indica, they might find it slightly crude and unrefined (So do I), but whats that got to do with being able to drive it?
|17th February 2007, 10:45||#5|
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if you are going to drive the car for next 5 years then Swift is worth spending the money. But .. Logan will be out in 2 months time, you should surely look at that if not in a hurry. Seating capacity of 5 in a swift can bit compromise on comfort.
You will definitely have to make few compromises when you buy any car. Look out for your compromises.
|17th February 2007, 10:53||#6|
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One can't compare indica and swift I feel. Go for indica for its economy and better interior space. For 5 adults swift is cramped car. Swift is good for looks, refined engine (although new in india..), big car feeling. Its just feeling thats all!
I suggest wait for logan once its lauchned there will be discounts for Swift D. so you can choose either swift or logan or indica!
Another car I suggest is Aveo-UVA thats really awesome car for sure!
All the best!
|17th February 2007, 10:58||#7|
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Yes women drive Indica's.
Swift-D is the winner hands down in your case.
I wouldnt consider 40 Kms/daily as high running. Then again you do plan on keeping the car for 5 years so I guess you will recover the deisel.engine.premium in that time. Do a comparative analysis before you take the plunge.
|17th February 2007, 11:33||#8|
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Go for the Swift, if you want to have the car for 5 years.
Reliable service by Maruthi, peace of mind, rather good to own a premium hatch back...
As some one said earlier the 1.3 DDiS was tested in various markets and is a clear winner...
If you dont want to get the lack of power feel, when you drive inch by inch during peak hours... Go for the Swift... VFM in terms of every thing....
|17th February 2007, 12:04||#9|
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IMO, SWIFT is a small car and is definately overpriced in the diesel avatar.
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