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Maruti Swift 1.3 DDis 159 29.23%
Fiat Palio 1.3 JTD 192 35.29%
Hyundai Getz 1.5Crdi 91 16.73%
Tata Indica Dicor 30 5.51%
Palio Stile 1.6 72 13.24%
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Old 12th March 2008, 12:13   #106
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But dont you think every one would think twice of spending some 20-40K more for a FIAT or a Maruti rather than a TATA with the current image it has. I agree that TATA has changed a lot over the years. But their image remains almost same in common mans mind.
This may not be true for everyone.
For someone looking at pure functionality, Indica DICOR will surely be a consideration, at the least.
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Out of the listed cars, swift looks great from the front, palio looks cute from the back, indica looks the same from all angles but the getz is certainly an uniformly proportionate good looking car. And the getz crdi seems to be a fantastic car to drive too, i haven't driven one yet, waiting to do so.
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Out of the listed cars, swift looks great from the front, palio looks cute from the back, indica looks the same from all angles but the getz is certainly an uniformly proportionate good looking car. And the getz crdi seems to be a fantastic car to drive too, i haven't driven one yet, waiting to do so.
Try to get a hand on the Getz D . I am sure you would be impressed with the power and drivability of the car.
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But dont you think every one would think twice of spending some 20-40K more for a FIAT or a Maruti rather than a TATA with the current image it has. I agree that TATA has changed a lot over the years. But their image remains almost same in common mans mind.
I agree the Indica has a Taxi image. If I (as a common man) had 20-40K extra to spend over the Indica I would definitely go for MUL rather than FIAT. Gives me more peace of mind, right ?

EDIT - There is a problem with the accelerator pedal on the Dicor. It is very high compared to the brake and clutch pedal which feel deep set. I feel it will not be comfortable over long distances.

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I find one important feature missing in MJD( which is there in all petrol variants) is engine immobilizer. Also on pricing front SWIFT VDI with ABS will be 5.95L on road in Mumbai. With about 18K finance & echange payout should be around 5.8L. Palio SLD will be around 5.55L. So with about 25K extra one gets 14" wheels, immobilizer, ABS and good A** and better choice of colours
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The size and pricing of the Getz CRDi suggests that it should be squared up against the Fusion TDCi, Fabia diesel and the upcoming Fiat GP and the Honda Jazz.

Tough call however, between the Swift DDiS and the Palio MJD. Both have the same heart and are good to look at. Palio has the edge on ride quality while Maruti pips Fiat on A.S.S. Maruti has made a few cosmetic changes to the dull interiors of the Swift while the Palio interiors are a 20th century carryover.

I do have one question though.....if they weigh almost the same, is the build quality in the Palio still better, does it still possess tank-like qualities? Cant wait for a Peted Palio MJD review!
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The new grill looks very aggressive and sporty.
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When is the launch officially happening,no news on it here in kerela.Any live pics of the same with any one.
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When is the launch officially happening,no news on it here in kerela.Any live pics of the same with any one.
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Its launched yesterday .
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I find one important feature missing in MJD( which is there in all petrol variants) is engine immobilizer. Also on pricing front SWIFT VDI with ABS will be 5.95L on road in Mumbai. With about 18K finance & echange payout should be around 5.8L. Palio SLD will be around 5.55L. So with about 25K extra one gets 14" wheels, immobilizer, ABS and good A** and better choice of colours
I have to point out however that the 14" wheels on the swift will need to be upgraded to wider alloys for better handling.
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Yes. Its officially launched and today they had a full page ad in TOI.
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Just FYI...

There is a nice article on comparision of all Diesel HatchBacks (minus Indica V2 Dicor) in "CAR India " recent editions.

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Fiat stops production of 1.3L Multijet diesel because of quality problem - AutoblogGreen


could this be true that fiat is contemplating on stopping the 1.3 MJD as mentioned in the above blog?
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could this be true that fiat is contemplating on stopping the 1.3 MJD as mentioned in the above blog?
Authenticity of such blog news is doubtful!

Even if the news is true, it would be just a temperory measure, since it is linked to some quality issues with some component provided by an outside supplier.
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Fiat stops production of 1.3L Multijet diesel because of quality problem - AutoblogGreen


could this be true that fiat is contemplating on stopping the 1.3 MJD as mentioned in the above blog?
Update: Fiat resumes engine production
Motor Authority Update: Fiat resumes engine production
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