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Old 7th January 2008, 08:19   #1
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Guys,

I have asked for this before as part of my intro.

Based at Trivandrum, need a car for for my wife. She is a few months pregnant now (exp May 08).

Need a replacement for the age old M800. Suggest an all-round city car please.

Factors: Ease of driving (width is problem in the Trivandrum alleys), Visibility, Ride, Safety, Brakes (yeah separately named),

Go to run now
Thanks in adv.

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What is your budget bro???
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Factors: Ease of driving (width is problem in the Trivandrum alleys), Visibility, Ride, Safety, Brakes (yeah separately named),
Except for a slightly bouncy ride quality, Hyundai's i10 fits the bill perfectly.
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Except for a slightly bouncy ride quality, Hyundai's i10 fits the bill perfectly.
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need a car for for my wife. She is a few months pregnant now (exp May 08).
this should be taken into consideration before deciding. it might be a problem a few months later.

she might need something which should have absolute smooth ride.

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i10 seems to be perfect, the ride would be in the same league as the other small hatchbacks like Santro/WagonR etc.,
Another option is the getz petrol, the gearshift is very very light and the car is very egronomical(I presume egronomics are your first criteria)
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Except for a slightly bouncy ride quality, Hyundai's i10 fits the bill perfectly.
The i10 will be available with an Autobox very soon, it should be even easier to drive then.
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hyundai i10 is the best buddy....
or if you think it exceeds your budget, go for the santro. hyundais make reliable cars and their service standards are quite high.
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The Alto is a pretty good option too for ease of handling on small roads.
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The i10 will be available with an Autobox very soon, it should be even easier to drive then.
Which is going to add to the already runaway success of the iDus
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The Alto is a pretty good option too for ease of handling on small roads.
I second that.Alto is a very good car for ladies car and being 154 cms wont cause much of a visiblity problem here
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Maruti Wagon R, good visibility, easy getting in and out of it, narrow. also, is a good baby transporter.
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I'd recommend the WagonR over the alto. Since your wife is expecting, ingress and egress would be pretty comfortable in the wagorR than in the alto. Also wagonR has rear folding split seats so it will be handy when you are travelling with loads of baby stuff and toys.

All the best to you and your wife.
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i10 and zen estilo. Both are perfect city cars for women.
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Except for a slightly bouncy ride quality, Hyundai's i10 fits the bill perfectly.
Also highly recommend the Spark. And its got a better ride too. Do test-drive both and update us with your comments.
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I think a wagonR would be just about perfect. Easy ingress and egress, decent ride even at the rear, effortless power steering, good visibility are some of the reasons. Also, its got a huge boot (bigger than an Indica!), which would be suitable to carry all the stuff around.
I won't recommend Alto or any other low slung car, since it would need bending to get into the car. In a wagonR or a Santro, you just "slide" in. Also the large angle the wagonR doors open (almost 90degree) adds to the comfort.
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