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Old 10th May 2007, 14:19   #1
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A friend of mine is contemplating buying a second car. He has narrowed down to three choices - Alto Lxi, Wagon R Vxi and Indica Xeta GLX.

He has not considered Swift since its more expensive plus he is wary of its build quality issues etc. His budget is 4 lakhs max. The car will be driven by him as well as his father and sometimes by his mother and wife too. He is a good driver and does not race or thrash the car much.

Which out of these would be the best buy considering decent FE, low maintenance, ease of maintenance etc.

EDIT : I forgot to add that most of the times the car will be driven with max 1 or 2 ppl.

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Get the wagon R, but i am not sure the vxi is within 4 lakhs.
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Which out of these would be the best buy considering decent FE, low maintenance, ease of maintenance etc.

EDIT : I forgot to add that most of the times the car will be driven with max 1 or 2 ppl.
It has to be Alto.... ...without doubt...

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If its two persons max and not a tall family then here is my preference.
Alto - WagonR - Xeta
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if max 2 people at a time and if the family's members height is not more than 5.9ft Alto. has more FE compared to other 2 cars. if family's members are taller then it must be Xeta
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Get the wagon R, but i am not sure the vxi is within 4 lakhs.
It is within 4 lakhs in Delhi with the discounts. No ABS
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Yeah even I doubt, theWagon R VXi's price inNoida s per MUL site is 375823(Non Metallic) & 379213 (Metallic) which translates to 4L+ on road but I guess discounts might bring the price within 4L

Btw if they are not bothered about Space Alto would be an economical option.
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Wagon R Vxi. Might be a 5 -8 K more than the budget with the current discounts, but its a good buy. Good fuel efficiency and low maintenence. Alto is a good car too but it is underpowered. Can look at Duo option in case the monthly mileage is more.
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Go for the Wagon R. The xeta is the most spacious and would have been the best if you had a driver. But would not recommend it for self driving. The Alto is way too small and cramped. If you are willing to spend 4 lakhs, the Wagon R is the best of the lot. But if you want it to save money and dont mind less power less space try the alto.
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WagonR suits your requirements perfectly.
You can also consider Santro Xing. Alto is a bit underpowered specially with a/c on.
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Good option would be to try the Santro. Not that I feel there is any problems with the other cars mentioned, but Santro takes my vote.
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Good option would be to try the Santro. Not that I feel there is any problems with the other cars mentioned, but Santro takes my vote.
May i ask why Santro over Wagon R ?
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May i ask why Santro over Wagon R ?
Not that i have anything against the Wagon R, more of a personal choice.
I can also say I find the Santro much better looking than the 'new' Wagon R. When it comes to features, i guess most of them in this category are pretty evenly matched.
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When it comes to features, i guess most of them in this category are pretty evenly matched.
You are right. Wagon R Vxi has Airbags, Electric ORVM but no rear power windows like Santro. But it still has Maruti A. S. S. backup.

EDIT : And remember the car will be driven most of the times with 1 or 2 ppl...so no great need for rear Power Windows.

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The car will be driven by him as well as his father and sometimes by his mother and wife too. He is a good driver and does not race or thrash the car much.
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You are right. Wagon R Vxi has Airbags, Electric ORVM but no rear power windows like Santro. But it still has Maruti A. S. S. backup.

EDIT : And remember the car will be driven most of the times with 1 or 2 ppl...so no great need for rear Power Windows.
have seen lot of ladies driving santro than Wagon R in bangalore
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