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Old 20th August 2009, 05:31   #16
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Thank you all for reply. I can stretch my budget to around 25 L as Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI does not fall for 22 L. Captiva and Fortuner are not considered as looking for Sedan only. Looking at the replies, It made me think that I should consider Petrol car as well. How much Superb 1.8 petrol cost otr?

As far as the hatch is concerned, parents actually test drove all 3 cars and mom kind of liked Ritz and Swift and dad liked Punto. Did not consider i20 as do not want to stretch budget for the hatch, might as well stretch it on sedan. Looks like, gonna settle down on Punto.

But still confused on sedan.

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Looking at the replies, It made me think that I should consider Petrol car as well. How much Superb 1.8 petrol cost otr?
Depending on where you register the car, will be in the span of 20-22 lakhs.
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Best option in higher range.

1) Superb 1.8 Petrol costing about 20L on the road.
2) Superb 2.0 TDI would be almost 27L on the road. - do not think this is justified and recomend the petrol itself.
3) Laura 2.0 TDI would also be about 19.5 OTR and is a good car.
4) Accord 2.4 Petrol also about 20l OTR is a good reliable car with safe servicing.
5) Captiva Diesel is a good option at about 20-23 l OTR depending on option and choice of manual or auto.
6) toyota fortuner Diesel at about 20-22l is also a good option.

Go for Superb or Accord if Petrol will do.
Go for Laura if Deisel Sedan is essential.
Go for Captiva or fortuner if Diesel SUV will do.

On the lower segment.
1) I20 Diesel - Best Interiors and class appeal
2) Punto Emotion Pack Diesel - Best VFM with Interior and drive combo.
3) Swift Deisel - Max drive fun.
4) Vista Diesel - Max VFM
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Old 22nd August 2009, 04:47   #19
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Thank you guys for the replies. Have locked Fiat Punto Emotion PK Diesel for the small car. Still confused for the sedan. Heart says to go for Superb 1.8 TSI but Head tilts towards Honda Accord 2.4l A/T.
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Let us know if the heart or head wins.

Normally a head over heart decision leaves one wanting a change sooner than a Heart over head decision.
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Hi

Jetta definitely is a good bet - however the Skoda gives you so much more at roughly the same price range.

Smaller car - you might find the Fiat Punto a good bet - nice and solid - good engine
Swift Diesel is a top car - no doubt about it. - same engine as the Fiat Punto but since it is a lighter car, it moves quicker.
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move up in life, get a 4x4 (SUV for yanks) for your parents, Toyota Fortuner!
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So im looking in for a diesel sedan under 25 lacks, so currently under consideration are
VW Passat (can some one please enlighten me about its variants and prices ?)
Skoda Laura 2.0 L&K
Skoda 1.8 Petrol (willing to take petrol engine in this case)

So what do you guys think ?

Ps- its for me to drive myself hence ommited the accord as it seems to cumbersome for the city
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So im looking in for a diesel sedan under 25 lacks, so currently under consideration are
VW Passat (can some one please enlighten me about its variants and prices ?)
Skoda Laura 2.0 L&K
Skoda 1.8 Petrol (willing to take petrol engine in this case)

So what do you guys think ?

Ps- its for me to drive myself hence ommited the accord as it seems to cumbersome for the city
if you have to drive it yourself.

go for the skoda 1.8 TFSi (or whatever skoda calls it)

best of both the worlds.

silent as death.
no bloody NVH.
nice and flat torque curve.

i am sure after a test drive you will be licking the steering wheel

and i forgot to mention, nice FE too

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I think ( please confirm this) that the Passat would be in the range of 25-28 l.

If you wish to see how the Jetta 1.9 TDI Comfortline ( OTR Bombay approx 18 l) is faring, please check out my post ( Got my VW Jetta) and Akhilesh's thread on his purchase decision and initial driving reports.

Take a decision based on your requirements ( and not dreams/wishes) in a comprehensive manner. Best wishes for the purchases and safe driving.

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No the jetta's too ugly in my opinion.
And the 1.8TFSI seems to be too under equipped, and im in america right now so no test drives are possible

Does anybody know any details about passat versions and prices ?
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So im looking in for a diesel sedan under 25 lacks,
Stretch a wee bit more and you could have the BMW 320D Link to thread
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Default Re: Need Advice: Diesel Car around 20 lacs - 22 Lacs

I have sold my civic and now in the market for a automatic diesel , the budget is 20L. I have test driven the Jetta, Elantra, Cruze. I personally found the Elantra to be very comfartable and VFM. The Cruze amazing to drive but not comfortable, Jetta good car but does not feel worth 24L as basic things are amiss. Coming from the civic the interiors matter a lot to me. Hence the lean towards Elantra. Need help in deciding also I am not able to get Fuel efficiency of the automatics I have listed. Did not mention Laura as I feel it is too old and will shortly be replaced.
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