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Old 30th December 2008, 16:11   #31
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I think Verna is it.. and then the swift dezire. Optra goes on the higher side otherwise that is quite refined
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Old 30th December 2008, 16:28   #32
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I think Verna is it.. and then the swift dezire. Optra goes on the higher side otherwise that is quite refined
optra will cost more then 10. - I think.

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Old 30th December 2008, 16:41   #33
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i dont agree with the swift hatch being quiet on the inside.
i drove one for more than 1000 kms and there was a lot of diesel clatter inside the cabin but only at speeds below 40kmph.
i found the verna to be better insulated.
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Old 30th December 2008, 16:53   #34
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I would say the Fiesta TDCi has a well-insulated cabin for a diesel. It doesnt feel like a diesel once inside.

Besides that, i suppose the Verna also scores here.
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Old 31st December 2008, 10:18   #35
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My experience: Logan Diesel is best Sedan for low cabin noise, It beats every Diesel car. Then comes fiesta.

Dezire has got bad insulation.

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Add Vista Quadrajet to the list. no noise is audible while driving with windows closed, AC running and ICE switched off. on the outside, clatter is audible in the first 3 gears but there is only a hum in 4th and 5th gears. idling clatter occurs only while starting the car after a long halt (like in the morning or evening after work).
I support the comment. I have test driven the Vista, and felt the same
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My experience: Logan Diesel is best Sedan for low cabin noise, It beats every Diesel car. ..

Ravi.
I too will rate Logan pretty high in cabin noise levels comparable to Verna. Was surprised to find this in the airport taxi when i used it first time. I dont have experience with Fiesta though. Indigo is pretty noisy for sure. Same is the case with Swift.
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Old 31st December 2008, 11:20   #38
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Getz CRDI - too silent in the segment
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Old 31st December 2008, 11:23   #39
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Mahindra Bolero GLX - with IDI engine - with windows rolled up - its very quiet - cuts down both engine and ambient noise.
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Definitely not fiesta. The engine is refined, but i can hear everything else from outside, such as tire noise and all. At times, even the engine.
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My experience: Logan Diesel is best Sedan for low cabin noise, It beats every Diesel car. Then comes fiesta.
My experience in Logan Diesels have been restricted to Airport Taxis and I've found them to be very noisy, comparable to the Indigos.

Perhaps they were badly maintained examples, but these were on more than one occassion and most of the cabs I rode in hadnt done any serious mileage - the oldest had done about 22k kms.
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi is the best.
Verna comparitively makes a lot of noise cranking up. However, it is quite silent after warming up.
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Old 31st December 2008, 13:14   #43
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nothing as refined and less noisy as fiesta TDCI. I was with ford when i started and came accross hundreds who agreed with me on this..
i dont why people think it is under powered too, with the revs between 2k rpm - 3.5k rpm its really fun.
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I was quite happy with the sound insulation levels of my tata safari dicor 3.0.
At very high revs, the sound did creep in quite a bit though.
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But a diesel will clatter when its cold, whether its a 40 lakh car or a 4 lakh car. No getting away from it.
Totally agree on that one. Some of our opinions are biased based on whether we have sat in the car when the engine is cold or when it has just had a long drive. Ideally a 15-20 km drive is the time when the engine clatter has subsided.

I can't believe it's the same car I am driving when I compare the in-cabin noise after start-up and when I am idling before shutting off after a long drive. The difference is definitely noticeable.
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