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Old 10th August 2004, 23:41   #1
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hi fellow bhpians im lookin for a new small car to replace my good ol maruti zen but my buget is 3-4 lakhs for a hatch back so plz help me in selectin one.
Itll be basically a car driven personally wid people pilling on occasionally so it has to be zippy nd easy to manouver nd also fuel efficient



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Old 10th August 2004, 23:51   #2
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Go for new Esteem. Value for money. Looking for a hatch back?
Get Palio 1.2 petrol.
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Since u said car - WagonR and Santro are OUT!
zippy.... .. Only zen is left in this segment.
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I guess you can also try the Indica V2 may be petrol or diesel as u like..as its the only hatch back I call really really comfortable and fuel efficient..Pue Value for money. On second thought.. get a Wagon R or a Palio 1.2.
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Since you have already owned a Zen, a new Zen is ruled out. Not too much difference.

In the 3 - 4 lac bracket, I have two suggestions:

1. The Santro Xing - Looks better, great room, zippy to drive, nice quality, awesome resales. You cant go wrong with this car.

2. Fiat Palio NV - If you dont mind a little worry about massive depreciation and poor after-sales (especially compared to option no.1), its a great all round car.

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Quote[/b] (Stratos @ Aug. 10 2004,22:49)]I guess you can also try the Indica V2 may be petrol or diesel as u like..as its the only hatch back I call really really comfortable and fuel efficient..Pue Value for money.
I think the Indica petrol is less fuel efficient that the palio 1.2 also
the indica petrolo V2 is cheap , spacious, but gear shift and efficiency ae bad .
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if you could stretch your budget a little bit, then you could go in for the Fiat Petra. It's big, powerful, comfortable and safe. Look at it as a Palio with a boot.

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if u don mind waitin a month u cud get the new esteem as i get a feeling there are gonna be some massive discounts on the car once it runs out of its initial steam ......
its fuel efficient , bigger than some small cars , powerfull and with the right rubber - quite good fun to drive ........
option no 2 - a palio 1.2 nv
avg FE , very comfortable , good fun to drive , adequate power , good looks , safety , space , etc

option no 3
santro / wagonR - same specs but wagonR a bit bigger and more FE
should give them both a test drive .....
or u can go in for a new siena 1.2 2002 models which were not sold by the dealers in time and have been lying around in the garage for a throwaway price of 4 lakhs on road mum ......
when i mean new i mean done less than 200 km but just made in the year 2002
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hey guys ny one gone nd bought the new zen??? or has nyone test driven it??? i want review on the new zen and the wagon r as my dads plannin to xchznge the old zen for the new zen in da xchange scheme b maruti so plz reply asap.
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Ya my cousin bought a new zen a few weeks back...
comparing it to my own wagonR - (though they shouldn't be compared, they are different)

Still...
Ride Quality - WagonR
Low end response - WagonR
Rear Seat width and legroom - Zen!!
FE.... Can't say, but both are equal.
Brakes - WagonR
too High speeding - Zen
on the front seats wagonR is far more comfortable than zen, but at the rear it may depend from person to person.

First time in WagonR .. it feels much bigger than the zen... then you get used to it, and its as easy to zip around as a zen...

Anyways given the option I'd buy the wagon R again over zen
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Go for the WagonR ... its much better overall package than Santro Xing.. as proved in the poll (wagonr vs santro vs Indica)
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Go for the wagon R...It feels much more spacious than it looks. Once managed to squeeze 9 pple including kids on a 60 km journey in the Wagon R. The Santro Xing would be the second choice. I'd suggest Palio but the recent rusted Petra case comes to mind.
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