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Old 29th December 2008, 20:10   #1
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Default Which diesel car has the best in-cabin noise insulation (<10 lacs)

Personally i have found the cabin of Swift DZire to be the best insulated cabin among diesel cars this side of 10 lacs. Note that i am not talking about engine refinement per se, but how well the cabin is insulated from the diesel clatter.
This poll is to see if indeed DZire happens to provide best insulation from the diesel clatter, or is it some other car?

EDIT: Missed the poll button, but we can have the views anyways.

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Old 29th December 2008, 20:21   #2
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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).
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Ford Fiesta hands down. The hatchbacks don't even come close on this one.
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Old 29th December 2008, 21:26   #4
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The Swift DZire is excellent in sound insulation. I was not aware that I was test driving a Diesel until the Maruti Exec told me. I could not hear any noise at all.

Although I am not sure if I will go for a Diesel car again, The engines start troubling you after 3 years..
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Fiesta TDCI and Optra Magnum( guess its tad above 10 lacs) for me.
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Old 29th December 2008, 22:13   #6
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Agree with ROC and Karanraheja, its Fiesta diesel. Very very close is Swift Dzire. I dont know about others but felt that Swift Dzire is quiter than Swift hatch in case of diesel.
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How about the Getz CRDi and the Verna?
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Old 29th December 2008, 22:24   #8
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Post Quiet Diesel Engines

Sorry but I disagree with the Fiesta diesel engine being silent. Me and my colleague [tbhp member] just the other day were witness to an idling Fiesta TDCi which was extremely noisy. The head of my dept from my previous employer also had himself a new TDCi, which was noisy too.

IMO, I think Swift DDiS and Vista Quad'jet are low on noise and almost petrol sounding like, with the diesel engine noise in reference.
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The following IMO would be the most silent diesel cars (from the cabin):
1. Swift Dzire
2. Swift hatch
3. Fabia
4. Indica Vista (Quadrajet) / Verna
5. Ford Ikon (newly launched)
6. Ford Fiesta
7. Palio Multijet
8. Mahindra Logan

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Old 29th December 2008, 22:33   #10
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How about the Getz CRDi and the Verna?
Agreed.. The Verna is the quietest thing on earth once inside the cabin with windows rolled up. Its not noise even wit the windows down for that matter
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i am assuming dceite is asking about in-cabin insulation and not engine refinement. in fact, a less refined engine usually begs for a better insulated cabin.
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@Gautam: Fabia and silent? IMO, its one of the noisiest diesel hatches in India!
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Verna has best insulation from road and suspension noise and engine is quite refined too.
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Old 30th December 2008, 01:20   #14
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Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Verna (the latter after it has warmed up) - dont know about the Getz.

The Swift is fairly silent, more silent than other hatches but calling it the best insulated cabin is stretching the imagination.

I would wait to see the i20 in its Diesel avatar, though - I'm quite impressed by the 'i' series.

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The Getz is quite a revelation in that department & would rate the highest along with the Verna. The Swift platform cars don't even come close in comparison.

Haven't tested a Magnum yet though.
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