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Old 27th July 2006, 22:33   #1
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I almost made my mind for Fiesta Zxi Diesel; but now again thinking is it worth it.... Here is how much i drive:

1. 30 Kms daily
2. Once in 6 Months on a highway trip

Now, my shortlisted cars:

- Maruti Baleno - 5.75L Ex Showroom + Discounts
- Ford Fiesta Diesel Zxi - 8LOn Road
- Ford Fiesta Sxi Petrol - 7.6L On Road
- GM Aveo - 6.5L On Road
- Lancer CNG - 8 L on road

What i want in my car?

1. Power
2. Stylish looking with alloys and all
3. Good FE
4. Affordable Maintaince

Budget: Max 8L - On Road

Now, i look upto you guys again - which is the real car for me to go for?
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Old 27th July 2006, 22:38   #2
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Go for the Fiesta Sxi 1.6 Petrol. Your usage does not render a diesel car approporiate. If the Fiesta Sxi does not happen, settle for the Aveo. All other cars in your list are either too dated or are not a VFM proposition.
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yes even i think you should go in for the petrol variant fiesta or the aveo . i will say the fiesta though btw the 2 models.
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According to me you should go for the Maruti Baleno as it fits most of your priorities.

1. Power- good enough compared to the others in the same segment.

2. Stylish looking with alloys and all- Wouldn't call it stylish but you can modify it by puting nice alloys etc..etc..

3. Good FE- sure it does.

4. Affordable Maintaince- its a maruti. No brainer!

Buttt because ur budget is 8L I would also consider Fiesta for a new fresh look on the road. Lancer for CNG. My top pick would be baleno.

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U should go in for the Maruti Baleno VXi - it fulfills most of your requirements.

Another car u can look at is the Fiat Adventue. For street presence, none of these cars come even within a mile of it!
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go for the fiesta 1.6sxi good power,handles well ,will get a mileage of 10-12 km in city with full time ac on and on the highway around 14-15
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You want power, and drive only 30kms a day. Why would you want a Fiesta diesel then? Its not powerful, and you really wont make use of the diesel economy.

The Fiesta 1.6 anyday. IMHO, it stomps the Baleno.
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U should go in for the Maruti Baleno VXi - it fulfills most of your requirements.

Another car u can look at is the Fiat Adventue. For street presence, none of these cars come even within a mile of it!
Absolutely right , Baleno rocks, the adventure at 5.95 is a steel, with 100 horses and presence like none other, except will have to change tyres as the oem are noisy
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Fiesta is more practical, is newer model and will have a better resale value. Besides, it is fun to drive as well so it gets my vote.
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Bro,
go for the Fiesta Petrol with ABS and get after market alloys.
It meets all your requirements and more.
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I'd have a look at the Ford Fusion too. The top-end version should be a lakh cheaper than the Fiesta Sxi, and IMHO a more practical & FTD car. It shares parts with Fiesta, so maintenance costs should come down. Resale value would be a killer though.

And damn, that's not a Shortlist, it's a Looong list ! The only other cars left over in that segment are the NHC and Accent. You need to prioritise on your requirements a bit more.
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Seems like Fiesta Sxi petrol is coming as the winner here... between the 2 Diesel Zxi and Petrol Sxi which is more VFM?
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while you are looking at a petrol car, I would recommend the fiesta sxi/ aveo 1.6 to you.

Both are equally good but fiesta has a more sporty character to it from its older brother Ikon while Aveo is similar to corsa and more comfortable. I like Aveo's looks but the Fiesta's engine and qualitites are better. Both are as close as it can get.

If there is a CNG pump near your house then the lancer is superb too. CNG today is cheaper so you Better take advantage of it. I would Strictly suggest this car only if it comes with leather, titanium finish, Electric mirror fold and 14" alloys. The rear a/c vents are actually effective and the all-round visibility and handling is still one of the best in the segment.

The best bet is to test-drive all and see which you find the most convenient and comfortable and the most fun to drive.

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I think u should go for tha baleno.Amazing car backed by marutis superb after sales service
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Quote:
Originally Posted by udit78
Fiesta Zxi Diesel; ... is it worth it....

1. 30 Kms daily
2. Once in 6 Months on a highway trip

Now, my shortlisted cars:

- Maruti Baleno - 5.75 L Ex Showroom + Discounts
- Ford Fiesta Diesel Zxi - 8.00 L On Road
- Ford Fiesta Sxi Petrol - 7.60 L On Road
- GM Aveo - 6.50 L On Road
- Lancer CNG - 8.00 L on road

What i want in my car?
1. Power
2. Stylish looking with alloys and all
3. Good FE
4. Affordable Maintaince

Budget: Max 8L - On Road
Earlier this month, I was in your situation too. I chose Baleno VXi.
Have posted pictures at:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/new-ca...aleno-vxi.html

My company has professionals whose job includes advising people buying new cars in this budget.
They advised me Baleno over NHC, Fiesta, Fusion or Aveo.
Important factors cited were:
  • very weak dealer support,
  • inordinately long workshop times,
  • poor availability of spares
  • leading to low popularity
Every morning at my company, the two-storey parking lots fill up and every evening they spew out approx. 1,100 cars. A handful of Mercedes lead the way for scores of new and almost new Octavias, Corollas, Balenos, Esteems, Santros and WagonRs.
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