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Old 5th February 2017, 20:33   #421
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I own a Figo Diesel, currently at 96K. When I brought it Petrol vs Diesel was about 75K - 100K in market. Swift, Figo, Tata Indigo etc. For Figo Petrol vs Diesel Titanium version. Running cost per Km had about ~2.5 to 3 rupees less for D. So my break even point was approx 33,000 kms which I did in about 18 months. Rest all is saving s. I feel Diesel is hands down, no brainer cheaper in India.

Before this I had 800. Netnet I say when I drive for full month I need 2 tank full and P vs D difference is evident. Literally laughing all the way to bank.


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Please refrain from making claims without any maths behind it. The current difference in both the fuels stands at almost Rs. 12.2.
I have prices for Ciaz hence considering it as an example.

Here is a rough note of prices of Ciaz top model in Mumbai. These prices are a month old (before rto hiked the registration rates). On road prices. Mileage is ARAI. Petrol rates are today's. Kms considered is 1,00,000.

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Price difference at time of buying is Rs Rs. 151072. Fuel price extra paid for petrol is Rs. 142627. I've not considered differences in servicing costs or the extra interest generated over 5 years. Also the difference in petrol and diesels is shrinking.

Kindly correct me if my maths is wrong.

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I have prices for Ciaz hence considering it as an example.

Kindly correct me if my maths is wrong.
The official price list on MSIL website states the price of Ciaz as follows:

1. ZDI+ = 956690
2. ZXI+ = 935789
( prices are for manual variants, ex-showroom Delhi).

So thats a difference of mere 20000 Rs. Or am I missing something here?
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The official price list on MSIL website states the price of Ciaz as follows:

1. ZDI+ = 956690
2. ZXI+ = 935789
( prices are for manual variants, ex-showroom Delhi).

So thats a difference of mere 20000 Rs. Or am I missing something here?
Blackswasp has quoted prices of Mumbai, as mentioned by him.
And you have quoted prices of Delhi.
Delhi gets some subsidy for the SHVS variants. Hence the less difference.
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Get a used Fiesta S or a used Linea TJet or get a Punto and diesel and remap it. :P
While I'd love to, not everyone is comfortable with a used car.

Also, performance petrols (esp. the 1.6S) are really difficult to find used. New ones sold in limited numbers, and nobody worth their sniff of petrol is willing to sell theirs!

A City may be the best compromise, some tasty deals expected on outgoing model stock soon.
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Congratulations on the i20 D. Its definitely one of the best out there among hatches.

In your calculation diesel i20 has a 50k edge in resale value over petrol counterpart after 7 years period which looks understandable by current market standards. But going by the current NGT drama around diesels and almost obvious further stringent laws around diesel engines, don't you think this will get hampered? I mean resale value also depends on market sentiments isn't it?

Reason I ask this is, I have a running of 1400-1600kms(borderline case) and hence trying to understand the rationale behind decisions made by folks while choosing a petrol/diesel. Would be helpful(for planning my next upgrade) if you could share your view/s.

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Congratulations on the i20 D. Its definitely one of the best out there among hatches.

In your calculation diesel i20 has a 50k edge in resale value over petrol counterpart after 7 years period which looks understandable by current market standards. But going by the current NGT drama around diesels and almost obvious further stringent laws around diesel engines, don't you think this will get hampered? I mean resale value also depends on market sentiments isn't it?

Reason I ask this is, I have a running of 1400-1600kms(borderline case) and hence trying to understand the rationale behind decisions made by folks while choosing a petrol/diesel. Would be helpful(for planning my next upgrade) if you could share your view/s.

I have not considered any future possibilities because you can not predict it. I think there are different interests and lobbies that work together to make sure that some drastic steps are not taken.

Even on personal front, it might happen that I change my job or city and then I may have to use car more or may be less, there are so many variables that it is difficult to consider each and every thing. So I use only current prices and policies.

I have couple of friends who bought petrol cars and now their use has increased 2-3 folds so now they repent on their decision. Also I have one friend who bought i20 D when it was launched and by now ( I think 2.5 years) he has only used for 9000 km.

That's what I can say..

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