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Old 14th May 2009, 12:03   #46
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I think it got to be Fiesta S
I have owned Fusion which is basically a tallish Fiesta hatchback. The sense of control you get, the direct feel of the steering, seemless engine response, slick gearshift all are quite remarkable, which is sadly missing in my ANHC (in my opinion) and I wouldn't call ANHC a driver's car(even though ANHC is nice to drive in it's own way, especially in the city).
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  1. Honda City - 1.5 / VTEC
  2. Fiat Palio 1.6
  3. Ford Ikon (Yet to drive Fiesta-S)
  4. Maruti Esteem Mpfi
  5. Maruti Zen
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I dont agree about the accent,ive driven a accent for more than a lakh kilometers,the worst thing about the car is handling and the steering is nowhere close to ikon,s.The engines though decently punchy are crude at top end.

That's exactly what I said. That the handling of the car is average if not lower than average. But that's the fun of it. There is this one turn at which I noticed that in most cars I could take it at like 65-70 and only pushing it further would they start to lose it and slide all over the place whereas with the Accent at like 50 it would start. And its so easy to make the Accent slide either by throwing a very hard steering input or left footing and flooring it side by side.
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That's exactly what I said. That the handling of the car is average if not lower than average. But that's the fun of it. There is this one turn at which I noticed that in most cars I could take it at like 65-70 and only pushing it further would they start to lose it and slide all over the place whereas with the Accent at like 50 it would start. And its so easy to make the Accent slide either by throwing a very hard steering input or left footing and flooring it side by side.
Handling Accent like this and pushing her into corners, I think this is like playing "Catch me If you can with Yamraj",
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Handling Accent like this and pushing her into corners, I think this is like playing "Catch me If you can with Yamraj",
Indeed, with that logic the Driver's Delight - Best car under 10L would be a Reva or a M800!

Back to the topic... I cant vote cuz I've never driven the old City VTEC :(

However I can say that the old Ford Ikon 1.6 was way more fun to drive that the new Ford Fiesta, although after 4000 rpm it was quite terrible (almost like a diesel).
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My fav cars under the 10 lac segment.

Baleno.
Swift- Petrol and diesel.
Palio- 1.6
Ikon 1.6
SX4
The OHC VTEC. (Was this car under the 10 lac segment??)
Fiesta S seems to be a fav amongst a lot of people. Hoping I'd drive one soon.
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Baleno
Ikon 1.6
Lancer - love the feel of the car. Very nice to drive.

Wouldn't the base version of the last gen Corolla qualify too? It did sell for less than 10.

I've primarily driven the Corolla on straight stretches. The engine does pull very well. How does it's handling compare with the sub-10 group being discussed here?
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In no order, since they all have their strong points:
Lancer
Cedia (with discounts, it did sell under 10L)
OHC VTEC
Baleno
Palio 1.6
Ikon 1.6 ZXI
Fiesta 1.6 (the old SXI, as well as the new S)
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I think you have to try the i10 Kappa 1.2 lt to be able to judge. Absolutely fantastic drive.
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In no order, since they all have their strong points:
Lancer
Cedia (with discounts, it did sell under 10L)
OHC VTEC
Baleno
Palio 1.6
Ikon 1.6 ZXI
Fiesta 1.6 (the old SXI, as well as the new S)
Baleno? I am sure it is not for the tall Drivers.
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Take a test drive of the Cedia and bargain big and you could get it under 10L. Its fully loaded, too!
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The Baleno label has been dead for a long time and has been replaced by the SX4. What is interesting is that the SX4 finds no mention anywhere. Wakey wakey MS.
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That's exactly what I said. That the handling of the car is average if not lower than average. But that's the fun of it. There is this one turn at which I noticed that in most cars I could take it at like 65-70 and only pushing it further would they start to lose it and slide all over the place whereas with the Accent at like 50 it would start. And its so easy to make the Accent slide either by throwing a very hard steering input or left footing and flooring it side by side.

Interesting view point. Obviously, you enjoy driving hard. Actually, thats one one of the reasons I like my OHC vtec too. It also does not have a great handling setup and shows big time when u drive hard. But I guess thats the fun part for some people. anyway, my list goes like this...

Hundai Accent (average handling)
OHC vtec (gr8 engine..so so handling)
esteem (good engine, light car and so so handling)
ikon 1.6 (very good car)
baleno (good car)
palio 1.6 (very good steering feel)

Have not driven many of the other good cars like the lancers and zens etc. So no idea about them.
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Baleno? I am sure it is not for the tall Drivers.
I am 6'1", and I have had no issues driving a Baleno.
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Verna VGT
swift ZXi-ABS gives a sure shot feeling
Santro-good for the city drives


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