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View Poll Results: Your Hatch is ..Diesel or Petrol
Own a Diesel Hatch 101 36.33%
Own a Petrol Hatch 117 42.09%
Skoda Fabia 4 1.44%
Indica Vista 13 4.68%
Old Indica 17 6.12%
Ford Fusion 4 1.44%
Maruti Swift 54 19.42%
Fiat Palio 37 13.31%
Jazz would be my next car 19 6.83%
Punto would be my next car 33 11.87%
Hyundail I20 13 4.68%
Maruti 800/ Alto 19 6.83%
Maruti Zen/ Estilo/ Wagon R 23 8.27%
Hyundai Santro / I10 28 10.07%
Other Hatches 22 7.91%
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Old 28th April 2009, 22:03   #31
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it would be a choice between i20/jazz/punto/ritz for my santro xing replacement. I would prefer diesel though. Comfy hatcback with good torque would be an ideal city runner.
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Old 29th April 2009, 08:48   #32
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Fiat Palio 1.6 GTX!
Enough Said?

Would like to upgrade to a diesel hatch soon though and get another tuner friendly petrol in.
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how are they technically hatches when they are sold as sedans in india if you look at it that way ford fiesta is also a hatch in UK, but in India its a 3 box
In the Octys (including Laura), there is no cross member connecting the 'C' pillars at waist level. If the parcel tray is removed, the space in the boot is totally integrated with the rest of the cabin. The whole of the rear end lifts up, as it should, in a hatch. They are therefore 5 door hatches. They are large cars, but nevertheless hatches. Perhaps it is their size and the 'notchback' that leads people to think they are saloons.

The Fiesta is made in both the hatch and the 3 box saloon variants for most markets. In India though, Ford sells only the Fusion in the 5 door form (estate/hatch).

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Old 29th April 2009, 20:47   #34
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For high-mileage running, nothing like a Vista quadrajet!
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Old 29th April 2009, 23:12   #35
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In the Octys (including Laura), there is no cross member connecting the 'C' pillars at waist level. If the parcel tray is removed, the space in the boot is totally integrated with the rest of the cabin. The whole of the rear end lifts up, as it should, in a hatch. They are therefore 5 door hatches. They are large cars, but nevertheless hatches. Perhaps it is their size and the 'notchback' that leads people to think they are saloons.

The Fiesta is made in both the hatch and the 3 box saloon variants for most markets. In India though, Ford sells only the Fusion in the 5 door form (estate/hatch).

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thats a nice explaination - never thought of it that way! but i guess a lot of our saloons/notchbacks would fall under hatches - i distinctly remember the hyundai accent boot matches your description, hence thats a hatch too then
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thats a nice explaination - never thought of it that way! but i guess a lot of our saloons/notchbacks would fall under hatches - i distinctly remember the hyundai accent boot matches your description, hence thats a hatch too then
The Viva was definitely a hatch. I do not think that the Accent was, IIRC the rear windshield of the Accent was fixed and did not open with the boot lid.

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I have a Palio 1.2.

I am waiting for the GP to be launched. Hopefully that should be my next ride.
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I own a Ford Fusion. I will love to have my next car as same as this. I prefer Compact SUV kind of vehicle. May be Yetti/Avanaza...
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For decent mileage running and pure fun of driving its nothing but a Getz CRDI!!!
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Have the trusted old M800, the original minicar of our country. Over ten year old but still going strong. Minimum maintenance maximum efficiency. Although there are better rides in the hatch segment now read Altos, Nanos, Sparks and the latest Eon, the 800 will go strong at least for 10 more years as my MASS mechanic says every time we chat about its end.
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Own three hatches. All powered by the dirty fuel . The new Swift DDiS, i20 CRDi and the trusty old Indica Turbo.
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1 Petrol hatch - 2004 WagonR VXi.

1 Diesel hatch (booked) - 2012 (most probably due to the long waiting period) Swift ZDi.
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Old 10th December 2011, 12:46   #43
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Owned Wagon R before laying hands on POLO TDI couple of months back. Petrol bills were really becoming "pain in brain". Mods will sue me if told the truth about pain
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I own Black Getz GVS petrol hatch of oct 2005 make, still going strong for few more years but now would like to sell for diesel car due to price difference in two types of fuel.
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For a long time now have been waiting for a Polo with a fantastic oil-burner. For people like me with high yearly running, diesel is the only way to go. Besides with diesel technology taking huge strides forward, diesels are getting extremely refined,even more torquey and probably just as fun as petrols so diesels any day for me.
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