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Old 27th July 2005, 11:32   #16
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Since it will be driven by a woman,
You will def. want to look for a Petrol.
For women drivers, WagonR and Santro are the best.
Even Getz is good but a newbie will be more comfortable in Santro or wagonR.
Palio is a good car for an experienced driver.

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Old 27th July 2005, 16:03   #17
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since she used to drive a lancer...i think you should go for opel corsa sail...a trouble free car....just the fe is a bit low...people say theyre getting 9-10....i have been getting around 7-8...but itz truly a great car to drive...easy to drive ...smooth...basically a very reliable car...and really easy to drive
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Old 27th July 2005, 16:13   #18
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I would say it is better she sticks with either getz or swift, preferably getz.
I wouldn't advise palio just because of its turning radius. otherwise it is a good car worth considering.
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since she used to drive a lancer
Just now she learnt driving & have not been on the wheels of Lancer before. That Lancer is a chauffer driven car.

As said earlier, Swift is ruled out because of the waiting period. Now maruti dealer says that waiting period is till next year March. Not sure to what extent this is true.

Since she does not felt the power of LANCER & the new car is also going to be a chauffer driven one, what about going for a diesel hatch one as the first preference
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Dude,
I suggest you wait for the launch of WagonR+ JTD...
It will be a diesel, will be peppy and Fuel efficient as well..

If you cant wait, go for the Santra Erlx.. i have heard its good, but have never driven it..
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Then you have can go for Santro. As for wagon R+ you have to wait for a year, that makes santro the winner for now. If you are looking at a premium hatch you can get the getz with a 20k discount
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Since she does not felt the power of LANCER & the new car is also going to be a chauffer driven one, what about going for a diesel hatch one as the first preference
then seriously go for Indica V2 Diesel
It has a very good rear seat space & is not THAT bad car to drive
meaning its not an enthusiats car but isn't bad either. Its a very practicle & good car.
Plus there is advantage of diesel & Indica is known for its FE.
Even you can give a thought to Indica Petrol
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Santro Erlx automatic is its going to be self driven in city traffic. NHC CVT is an expensive option at the other end of the spectrum.

If money is no object why does he care if its a hatch or a sedan.
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umm i dont think so. Indica is good for big people. I am assuming the wife will be less than 5'7 in height, so she may find it a tad uncomfortable. Also new drivers stall the car pretty often and get frustrated. In diesel its indigo TDi, but then its not a hatch. Santro/Swift wins here
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umm i dont think so. Indica is good for big people. I am assuming the wife will be less than 5'7 in height, so she may find it a tad uncomfortable.
can you explain it please

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Also new drivers stall the car pretty often and get frustrated.
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the new car is also going to be a chauffer driven one,
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Santro/Swift wins here
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Swift is ruled out because of the waiting period. Now maruti dealer says that waiting period is till next year March
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i still feel you should go for sail...even when you sit in the car u find it a neat and a rich car..the way it feels inside...i own one...the interiors including the speedometer....looks neat..the a/c is also too good...if you are thinking of a diesel ten you should go for a palio d
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I own an indica which i find okay as i am used to it but when my wife tried to drive it she was frustrated. Also she finds the seats uncomfortable, infact i see that people taller than 5'10 usually found indica comfortable. She is accustomed to the santro, so driving the indica is a pain. I have driven the indica for 50000kms and sometimes even i find it a pain, esp start stops at inclines.Thats why i said newbies stall the car often
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OK I will say after reading the post that

1.It will be driven by a woman.
2. it will be used in the city.
3. It will be used unfrequently to go small distances

A lancer wont be good for such a use. A hatch is better.because It is hard for women to maintain big cars. Secondly in city driving small cars are more comfortable and easy to boot stuff. they are more fuel efficient.
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Guys,
As Surprise says,
SHE is a NEW DRIVER who HAD A CHAEFFUER.
Since this will the first car she is driving i would still reccomend a Santro as the front seats are excellent, the car handles really well and is reliable and cheap to own.
After having a Test RIDE (not DRIVE) of the eRLX with my brother (who has an old Santro Xing), the ride felt a bit better (Taller Profile tyres), and my brother says the Performance was a bit better.
Not sure about FE but according to ACI, The santro has a better FE.
So apart from a better ride and more space, the WagonR has no more fields in which it can beat the new Santro.
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WagonR makes more sense accoriding to me as the new one has abs and airbags translating into better safety. Its a maruti too which translates into easy and cheap maintainence.
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