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|18th November 2008, 11:38||#1|
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Diesel: Facts or Myths
We are in need of a sedan for about 5-6 lacs which will be clocking about 75 km daily. I am totally in favor of Ikon TDCI but all members in my family are against a diesel car. I desperatly someone to throw some light on the below mentioned myths (or facts in some cases) which are used as an argument in my family. May sound like layman questions, especially in this forum, but we have never had a diesel car in our entire family ever. Here goes:
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|18th November 2008, 11:40||#2|
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well i dont know about 7,8,9 but the rest are myths. nothing of that sort happens with modern diesels. why not just take your family for a test drive and let them see for themselves.
|18th November 2008, 11:56||#3|
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|18th November 2008, 12:15||#5|
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Modern day diesels are extremely tolerable and almost on par with petrol engines. As each day passes the NVH levels are coming closer to a petrol engine and have already come in the luxury diesel car segment.
Diesel cars are more fun to drive ( take SwiftD, Accent CRDi, M-Hawk,Ford TDCi for e.g) without compromising on your pocket. And, i strongly dis-agree that it is costlier to maintain a diesel car than a petrol. It may be slightly costlier but then it is quite negligible that it goes without notice.
To give you an example, my 32K done Viva CRDi has been driven hard and in past 25 months have spent only 8K on its maintainence ( excluding wheel alignment and balance).
At the current price of Rs.60 for petrol with an average FE of 12 it is a blasphemous Rs.5/Litre. Where as it would be half the cost for a diesel car for per km. And, these days the difference between a petrol and diesel ain't 1 lakh rupees but a reasonable 50K.
For e.g Swift VXi is 5L on road and SwiftD LDi is 5.45L on road give and take 5-10K discounts et. all ( Hyderabad pricing) and it is easy to recover this additional cost over 2 years period if your driving for 75km/day.
To cut my story short, buying a diesel car will not invite any regret in future for either you nor your family
|18th November 2008, 12:28||#6|
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You might want to refer the threads discussed earlier
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...esel-cars.html (Driving pleasure as the criteria for buying Diesel cars!)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...trol+technical (The Technical Truth? :Petrol vs Diesel)
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...vs-diesel.html (The financial Truth: Petrol vs Diesel)
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