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Old 12th May 2009, 14:09   #1
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Cool Driver's Delight - Best driver's car under 10 L

There are cars which are chosen by head and there are cars chosen by your heart. India is not the country where cars are offered for enthusiasts but still there are few cars which awakes the driver in you and make you enjoy the every moment of it.

I owned Esteem and City Vtec and even after selling them few years back, I am still not able to go over the memories I had with them, I still cherish every moment spend with them. None of my current machines offer me the same delight offered by both of these.

I found the following cars to be great fun to drive and admired by loads of enthusiasts all across the country.

Maruti Zen Old

Maruti Esteem

Maruti Swift in Both Diesel & Petrol

Honda City Vtec old

Fiat Palio 1.6

Ford Fiesta "S"

My choice:

Fiesta "S" followed Old Honda City Vtec / Maruti Esteem

Reason why I choose the Fiesta over my passions (Old Honda City Vtec / Maruti Esteem) is, I found this to be great package overall, excelling in all departments - Chassis, Handling, Engine & Safety Gizmos.


Would be great to know the likings of all my fellow Bhpians.

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Well i think Hyundai Verna CRDI or a getz Crdi deserve to be in the list. Also the ANHC . Im not too sure if Zen fits the list. Baleno and Ikon 1.6 deserve to be in the list too.
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I would say:

1. Honda City (Type I & II)
2. Fiat Palio 1.6
3. ANHC
4. Swift DDIS
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@ Karanraheja

Well do agree for these mentioned machines, they should also be added to the list.
However my reason behind adding the Old zen was the fan following it receives till date.
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I would say Honda City Vtec (Old).. very difficult to find a car to match this, even from the honda :(
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Well i think Hyundai Verna CRDI or a getz Crdi deserve to be in the list. Also the ANHC . Im not too sure if Zen fits the list. Baleno and Ikon 1.6 deserve to be in the list too.
Verna and Getz CRDI may be high performance cars but their handling leaves a lot to be desired, hence they may not fit in this list.

The ANHC, IKON 1.6 and Baleno should be on the list, I agree.
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@S_budhiraj - I owned a zen too , it was zippy yes. It did feel sluggish with A/c on though. Just my personal opinion.

Best cars i have driven till date under 10 lacs :-

1. OHC VTEC
2. Fiesta S
3. ANHC
4. Ikon 1.6
5. Verna CRDI
6. Swift DDIS
7. Baleno
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How come no mention of Lancer? I thought it would automatically qualify, given its handling.
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Well till date I like the old Zen and the old honda city (1.5 or the Vtec). Also I would add the Palio Adventure (Never owned that car but have had a chance to drive it from mumbai to pune and it a memorable drive. The only thing messed up in that car was the mileage), Baleno, Verna CrDi (the engine keeps asking for more) and Qualis (Despite of the taxi image that the car had built up over the years, it had good engine and was a very practicle car for the Indian roads)

PS: Thought of adding the Swift DDi but then in my opinion, its only the initial pick up that thrills you. Its not something that you'll crave for.
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1. Ford Fiesta S
2. Fiat Linea Emotion pack MJD
3.Hyundai Verna
4.Maruti Baleno
5.Mitsubishi Lancer Petrol
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@ karanraheja

that car was sluggish with AC on but still you can't deny the fact that Zen was the first hatch to offer some performance for the people who had no other choice than 800.

The cause for this thread is to know the list of likings of all my fellow Bhpians and that seems to be working after seeing your last post
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In order of preference.

1. 1.5 OHC( Even after 8 years the test drive is still fresh in my mind, it is still a benchmark for me)

2. Ikon 1.6 ( What an Engine)Own it.

3. Fiesta S ( Great driving position )

4. Old Zen ( Gem of an engine,Jewel of a Car)
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I would say Honda City Mk.III, City Mk.I, original Zen, Esteem in that order
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1. OHC VTEC
2. Fiesta 1.6
5. ANHC
4. Palio 1.6
5. Baleno
6. Verna crdi
7. Esteem
8. Lancer 1.5
9. Old Zen

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there is no better adrenaline rush than taking turns in high speeds in a wagon r
my choice any day!

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