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Old 30th September 2005, 19:14   #1
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Question Newbie.. buying a Santro

Hi everyone,

I am new in the sense that this is my first post, but I have been following these forums for almost a month now. Greate site and great folks.


I kinda decided to go for Xing XO stretching my budget to the hilt lol. I somehow dont like Wagon-R (looks saaad, IMO) and Alto Lxi seems good but I had pretty bad experience with my dads M800. The A/C in M800 is awful. I heard its much better in Alto but will it have good pickup with the A/C on?

The difference is like 85k between Alto Lxi and Xing XO. Which has better price/performance?
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Old 30th September 2005, 20:58   #2
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just go for the santro. the extra money you pay will be worth it.
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just go for the santro. the extra money you pay will be worth it.
Thanks, but that was kinda short I personally like Santro, but the wife is nagging about the extra cost and stuff :-(
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Alto is a good car...but when you can afford a santro, theres no point in looking at the alto...the alto is cramped...strapped for power when the ac is on. Whereas the santro itself isnt very powerful but much better than the alto...has adequate grunt. The FE is also pretty decent. The rear seat is a bit bouncy however...dont know if thats been taken care of in the Erlx? versions.

But overall...its a much more practical car than the alto....go for it...its worth the extra money.

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Alto is a good car...but when you can afford a santro, theres no point in looking at the alto...the alto is cramped...strapped for power when the ac is on. Whereas the santro itself isnt very powerful but much better than the alto...has adequate grunt. The FE is also pretty decent. The rear seat is a bit bouncy however...dont know if thats been taken care of in the Erlx? versions.

But overall...its a much more practical car than the alto....go for it...its worth the extra money.

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Thanks a lot!! Now this shud give me enough ammo to fight my case

I do admit that I should test drive an Alto but felt its too much of a hassle unless you guys think its definitely wortha try. Logic says if a M800 has awful A/C Alto's should be OK at best. ANd I experienced Santro's A/C and I liked it alot.
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Altos ac is pretty good too...but the engine performance will leave a lot to be desired with the ac switched on...but whats the harm in testdriving the alto...take a look at it as well. On top of that the santro will offer you more space...more space never hurt anyone.

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both cars are good,
if u compare the alto and the M800 then the alto is the clear winner.. and if you do a comparo on alto and the santro (excepting price) the alto stands no chance , clear winner on all fronts is the santro!!!
you would have small niggling things like the rear seat comfort when on long drives and bouncyness in rugged roads... well as a matter of fact you can't expect luxurious ride, but the santro has better comfort on these roads too than an alto!!
so you can close your eyes and go in for the santro, but as drifter said, take a spin in the alto, you may have a change of heart too!!
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Santro and Alto , How dare u compare


Get the Santro mate. I just brought a second one
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both cars are good,
if u compare the alto and the M800 then the alto is the clear winner.. and if you do a comparo on alto and the santro (excepting price) the alto stands no chance , clear winner on all fronts is the santro!!!
you would have small niggling things like the rear seat comfort when on long drives and bouncyness in rugged roads... well as a matter of fact you can't expect luxurious ride, but the santro has better comfort on these roads too than an alto!!
so you can close your eyes and go in for the santro, but as drifter said, take a spin in the alto, you may have a change of heart too!!
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true, drives hell better tahn alto over broekn roads and is silent.

mate just drive both and see..

end of story

get teh Santro

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Close ur eyes and buy a Santro...

dont think twice...
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Santro,santro and santro again.Err...just one will do.
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I personally like Santro, but the wife is nagging about the extra cost and stuff :-(
She's just doing her duty...just ask her what would've happened if you'd taken that route when you decided to get married.

Just so that you're clear in your mind, living with the Alto will be worse than listening to a bit of nagging.
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Its undoubtably Santro eRLX
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Santro eRlx is good... but do consider the wagon also, EIII got some major torque tweakings...
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Well Alto is certainly not bad,

I see it this way

Engine --> Santro
Handling ---> Alto
Ride Quality ---> Alto
A/c ---> Both decent
Space ---> Santro
Fuel Economy ---> Alto
Price ---> Alto
Comfort ---> If you don't have a family of 4 adults .. both are equal!!

Now depends what weights you have for each of these factors.
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