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View Poll Results: Which has the best suspension?
Swift 49 21.49%
Getz 32 14.04%
Indica 22 9.65%
Santro 1 0.44%
WagonR 2 0.88%
Alto 2 0.88%
Estilo 0 0%
Fusion 19 8.33%
Palio 90 39.47%
UV-A 4 1.75%
Spark 3 1.32%
M800 4 1.75%
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Old 12th September 2007, 12:12   #1
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Hey Guys,

Can we have our opinion on which hatchback has best suspension and road handling capabilities. Following are the options

* Maruti Suzuki Swift
* Hyundai Getz
* Ford Fusion
* Hyundai Santro
* Maruti Wagon R
* M - 800
* Zen Estilo
* Tata Indica
* Tata Marina
* Fiat Palio 1.1/1.2
* Fiat Palio 1.6

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IMO it should be the Getz or Fusion
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Undoubtedly the Getz followed by the Swift.
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Can you please add: Fiat Palio 1.2/1.1 and Palio 1.6 to the list!

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Include a poll option, so that the results would be easily read
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Please clarify what you are asking road holding/road handling, comfort etc.,

I would say Fusion/Getz for comfort
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Also the chevrolet's have been left out the aveo u-va and the spark.
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Mods,

Can you please add Chevy UVA and Chevy Spark to the list.

Road Handling = Comfort / Holding / Cornering capabilities.

It will be great if Poll can be added to get better assessment of the result.

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: completely.
Swift is the most fun to drive. It handles well, sticks to the road and precise cornering ability. A good comfortable drive offered too.
My vote goes for Swift, then Palio and Getz.
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Can we have our opinion on which hatchback has best suspension and road handling capabilities.

You should realize that handling and ride-comfort are inversely proportional.

If its the best handling hatch: Swift
Most comfortable ride: Indica - road aberrations hardly filter in at all.
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You should realize that handling and ride-comfort are inversely proportional.

If its the best handling hatch: Swift
Most comfortable ride: Indica - road aberrations hardly filter in at all.
Cornering and Braking are two important aspects of handling and in both these departments STOCK swift VDI with 165/80/14 tyres Sucks (My personal experience).
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Handling : Swift
Ride : Indica

Best of both the Worlds : Palio 1.2 NV
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Cornering and Braking are two important aspects of handling and in both these departments STOCK swift VDI with 165/80/14 tyres Sucks (My personal experience).
Yup. Maruti should be hauled into court for providing such incapable tyres on such a car.
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The Indica, Palio and Getz have the most balanced on-road behaviour. They are also the most suited for highway runs.

In terms of the fun-to-drive quotient, I guess its the Swifts suspension.
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Don't want to start a big debate. But why is Swift's handling better than Palio? wider body or stiffer suspension?
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