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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 11th January 2008, 20:09   #1
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Default Maruti Swift 1.3 DDis or Fiat Palio 1.3MJD or Hyundai Getz Crdi + Tata Indica

So The war has started .
Within 3 years once a sleeping segment has become the battle ground for the brave.
What do you folks prefer taking into account their pros and cons

Let me tell you my preference.

I vote for Swift for being nearly a complete package.

+P r o s
  1. Good looks
  2. Cheap to maintain
  3. Good resale
  4. Awesome free revving engine (though its the same case with the new yet to be launched indica 1.3Dicor / Fiat 1.3JTD)
  5. Great Mileage
  6. Nice steering response
-c o n s
  1. By the time your car is delivere world might have already shifted to alternate fuel .
  2. Build quality of interior panels
  3. Cramped rear seats
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Old 11th January 2008, 21:33   #2
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For me Palio 1.3 Multijet is a Complete package - Ride comfort, Build quality, Handling, Space, Looks, FE, Power, Average Service!
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Old 11th January 2008, 21:35   #3
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My vote goes for Indica Dicor or X1 but it may got changed after taking test drives of alll the cars
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My vote to Swift DDIS for the corner cutting abilities and the ABS.
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Old 11th January 2008, 22:05   #5
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My vote goes for the Palio. It is one of the best looking cars even after all these years, safe, spacious and a decent handler too.
And from what MoralFibre has mentioned in this (Fiat Bravo and Fiat 500 anyone?) thread, it seems the Palio is cheaper than the Swift.

Agian cant really make out which is better until the Indica/X1 and Palio are out.
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Old 11th January 2008, 22:21   #6
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I've voted for the Palio as it scores over the swift in the following areas.

1. Better buld quality
2. Spacious rear seats
3. Looks (well this is subjective)

Though it is a little early to take a call since the Palio and Indica are not yet out in the market.
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For me Palio 1.3 Multijet is a Complete package - Ride comfort, Build quality, Handling, Space, Looks, FE, Power, Average Service!

How can you comment on the handling, power and FE before getting a drive.


I'll reserve my vote till I drive the Palio 1.3 multijet and the Indica X1 1.3 MJD.
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Old 11th January 2008, 22:33   #8
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The Palio will be havin 17KGM torque as opposed to 19KGM from the Swift Diesel, plus the Swift is lighter. I voted for the Getz for its insane engine. Otherwise Swift it is.

In the looks, power & handling department the Swift has got the Palio trumped.

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prefer Getz crdi might buy this one once the price comes down a bit after the market is flooded with all kinds of multijets from Fiat
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For me Palio 1.3 Multijet is a Complete package - Ride comfort, Build quality, Handling, Space, Looks, FE, Power, Average Service!
Why is the service average?
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How can you comment on the handling, power and FE before getting a drive.
Handling coz I have a Palio 1.2, so Palio 1.3 MJD should have the same Handling capabilites.
Power and FE coz Swift 1.3 DDis have the same MJD engine & everyone knows about its FE and Power. Though Palio's FE will be marginally less than that of Swift owing to Palio's weight factor.

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Why is the service average?
Fiat-Tata Service is decent enough!
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I drove the swift DDiS very briefly and loved it more than the Palio or the Getz. Loved the swift for its handling and braking (ABS).
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My vote goes to Palio 1.3 MJD
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isnt it premature to consider the new indica and the palio ? does anyone know what would be the specs of the engine in these cars? i have a feeling TATA and even FIAT for that matter might choose to detune the engine and extract better mileage ..so one needs to check the specs before commenting
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Isn't it pretty obvious Palio will win the poll?

Its after all the latest launch in the market with a fantastic engine thrown into a decade-old car!

Wonder whats the sales target for the car.

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