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View Poll Results: Best driver's car below 5Lakhs (ex-showroom)
Figo - TDCi 58 17.68%
Swift - 1.2K series 111 33.84%
Figo - 1.2 petrol 12 3.66%
Swift - DDiS 120 36.59%
A-star 8 2.44%
Chevy Beat (Petrol) 19 5.79%
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Old 19th June 2010, 19:14   #61
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Before voting for some specific car, Imagine which car would you like to drive on a trackday?
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Old 19th June 2010, 20:38   #62
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Does the Figo diesel retail under 5lakhs ?
Yes, the ex-showroom prices of both the LXi and EXi fall under 5L.
In New Delhi even ZXi falls under 5L.

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Figo Petrol in the best driver's cars under 5L poll?
I'm lost! What is the selection criteria here?
Is the 1.2 L petrol engine that bad compared to the 1.4 TDCi.?
May '10 sales figures indicate otherwise. It is 45% petrol and 55% diesel.

The FE of the 1.2 isn't great. Even then if it's selling around 2750 units a month there must be something good about the car.

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Why isn't the Palio Stile 1.6 not included in the poll.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1943550 (Best Driver's car below 5 Lakhs)

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Old 19th June 2010, 22:44   #63
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Oh this is 5 lakhs ex-showroom and not on-road? Then I think it has to be Swift Diesel, no doubt about it.

Swift diesel is closely followed by Figo diesel and Swift petrol of course.
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Figo Petrol in the best driver's cars under 5L poll?

I'm lost! What is the selection criteria here?
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Is the 1.2 L petrol engine that bad compared to the 1.4 TDCi.?
May '10 sales figures indicate otherwise. It is 45% petrol and 55% diesel.

The FE of the 1.2 isn't great. Even then if it's selling around 2750 units a month there must be something good about the car.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1943550 (Best Driver's car below 5 Lakhs)
1. The Figo 1.4 TDCi is a nice refined engine with linear power delivery and good FE. But still I would not call that a powerfull engine by any measure for it to be a driver's car. A 1.6L TDCi perhaps, yes!
2. The 1.2L P is far worse than the 1.4L TDCi. Talk about a already low powered diesel beating a petrol engine! And when you bring in the K-Series petrols, game over!

Talking about sales. I'm surprised at the sales of the Figo petrols. Here you have an engine that's not the benchmark/matches the competition in FE or Power but still it sells! The space-features-VFM quotient seems to have hit the sweet spot with the public.

When the Palio 1.6L was around, it was thrashed to death. Now see what we are discussing - 60/70 odd BHP cars as driver's car
Polo 1.6, 2011 Fiesta 1.6 - Good luck!!!
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Old 20th June 2010, 01:12   #65
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Figo TDCi .. I feel it is the best driver's car after riding it for some distance. Only Figo give satisfaction in dynamics and steering feel after my Ikon 1.6 ..
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Voted for Swift DDiS. I think swift petrol and figo diesel are also good contenders for the title
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Old 20th June 2010, 11:22   #67
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Voted for the Swift 1.2 K-series. IMO this petrol motor packs enough punch to call it the best driver's car below Rs.5 Lakhs.
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I go with the Swift 1.2 ; undoubtedly the best driver's car in that price bracket
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Swift Petrol, no competitor here. I was given a loan car when my alto faced a brakedown. In few days, I virtually fell in love with the car. I felt that the car can be turned through 90degrees at speeds (little exaggeration here), while the car still remains well planted on the road. Great commanding dirivng position, great visibility through wide angle (ritz fails here), great steering response, the list goes on .....
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Except A-Star many of them has 5+ L versions right? So its not fair to include them in the race.
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Maruti Suzuki Swift 1.2 K Series is the one for me, if I am looking for a Best Driver's Car under 5 lakhs!
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Except A-Star many of them has 5+ L versions right? So its not fair to include them in the race.

Those higher versions usually have gizmos like bluetooth, ACC, power windows, keyless entry, 4 speakers, chrome strips, body coloured RVMs, etc, etc which don't aid a driver in making it a better 'driver's car'.
So i guess the right criteria is to take the 'base' version price.

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The only one I can think of is Palio Stile 1.6. Doesn't matter fuel efficiency or bad A.S.S, this is a true driver's car this side or 5L and yes it is still available although against order only.
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No competition, its the Swift without a doubt. Great engines, real fun on the twisties, hugely chuckable nature, tight handling and fast gearbox. I see both the Swifts (petrol & diesel) have over 70% of the poll too.

I'd give the A-Star due credit here. At speed, the chassis' brilliance shows; the car is incredibly balanced, the engine feels revv-happy and is a lot of fun to drive over 60 kph. Unfortunately, it loses out on practicality thanks to the poor low speed behaviour + cramped rear bench.

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My vote goes for the Swift DDiS and then follows the petrol.
Its a superb drivers car in this range.
things that i don't like in the swift:
its rear seat leg room and...
...the fact that there are too many swifts around
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