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Old 28th May 2004, 10:36   #1
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[i]iam planning to buy a new diesel car with a budget of 5lakhs........... i have thought of ZEN DI and INDIGO.... which is a best option taking in long run for over 6 to 7 years(1 lakh kms plus). can u ppl sugest me abt it...... i did not have any idea abt indigo at all. iam looking at these i run around 60 to 70 kms per day on an avg.............. WHICH CAR DO U SUGGEST KEEPING ECONOMY,COST PER KM,SPACE,MAINTANANCE,BODY SOUNDS IN MIND........ plz feel free to write any comments or suggestions
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Old 28th May 2004, 10:49   #2
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Neither - go for the Palio
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Old 28th May 2004, 13:00   #3
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hey i am not keen on fiat........... so palio is out for me. plz guys sugest me
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Hmm...the Zen has a great engine, but the rest of the car is well past its prime. Its small, no luggage space, harsh ride and really was not designed to carry a heavy diesel engine, so who knows what effect that could have on the body after a few years.

The Indigo is definatley a better overall car. Loads of space, very comfortable, decent engine, great service backup, low running costs and good exterior finish.

There's really no competition here....the Indigo wins in all areas against the Zen.

We also have an Indigo owner here, so maybe he'll give you his first hand experience on the car.

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Quote[/b] ]There's really no competition here....the Indigo wins in all areas against the Zen.
Likewise. Theres no point in wasting time choosing between the two. The Indigo it is.

The Zen was originally designed for a 600cc engine, which later had a 1 liter fitted into it. Fine. But a 1.5 liter diesel engine? That car will start falling apart once you cross the 50000 - 60000 kms mark.

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Indigo, definitely. The ZenD consumes less fuel, but the Indigo is better in almost every other field. Our fellow member, Stratos has just bought an Indigo LS. Ask him what he feels about the car.
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hey Ravi

The Zen doesnt even come into the picture when you consider the Indigo. Its not very expensive to buy, Tata quality levels improve constantly and I feel it is one of the most spacious cars this side of the Ambassador. You can walk in and out of it. It also has decent equipment levels and driving is easy with the power steering. The AC also cools well. The Zen D on the other hand has nothing really going for it except fuel efficiency. The Peugeot engine is good but too big for a car this size. The Zen is good only in it 1.0 litre petrol avtaar.

So the Indigo makes sense to buy..

However if you are keen on a hatch you might want to wait for the Hyundai Getz CRDi 1.5. That should also be an interesting car

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Quote[/b] ]Zen is good only in it 1.0 litre petrol avtaar.
Or those lightning fast E-Zens? (1.3 liter Zens)

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Zen VS Indica why compare against Indigo

wiat for couple of months as dippy suggested, i would say

Indigo again Tata, my friend is selling his 4 month ol car coz of electrical probs, after mails to Tata and 4 dealers trying to fix, he has opted for accent CRDi
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Really no comparison, the Indigo it is. I have seen Zen Ds falling apart, first to go will be the rims, as the diesel engine is way heavier than the weight they were designed for. I guess reliability issues have gone down with the Tatas, and maintenance costs have never been one. but you really should have considered the Palio D. infact im really considering it myself since my father wants a diesel car. i agree its got a steep asking price, what you do get is a much better car. think about it, take a test drive. and Fiat's A.S.S is looking much better now.
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I'm not a car guru,
But, i feel indigo would be a much better option coz its got a TC engine, its spacious and its got more boot space.
The sales figures of the Indigo shows that it is a good car.
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why dont u wait for the crdi hyundai getz.
the zen with diesel engine does not handle like the petrol engined one.
the indigo is definitely a more better diesel car ,than the zen diesel

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Hey, i agree with Satya. I think its worth a look i.e. if time is not a constraint...
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Quote[/b] (ported_head @ May 28 2004,12:50)]. I have seen Zen Ds falling apart, first to go will be the rims,
bud, i have seen zen d's which have done over a lakh of kms
certifed by maruti true value and retail for abt 2 -2.5lacs!!!!

leaving aside true value i has seen plenty of zens d starting at first crank which hve done abt 80 to 90 k kms in very bad conditions
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Quote[/b] ]bud, i have seen zen d's which have done over a lakh of kms
Quote:
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Quote[/b] ]i has seen plenty of zens d starting at first crank which hve done abt 80 to 90 k kms in very bad conditions
Courtesy : Not Maruti. But the Peugeot TUD5 engine.
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