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Old 7th August 2006, 15:12   #1
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Hi Everyone

Instead of deciding on a particular segment , i have shortlisted 3 cars based on Price Range

1. TOYOTA INNOVA DIESEL

2. HONDA CITY GXI

3. FORD FIESTA DIESEL

Budget Max 8.5 Lakhs

Driving : Mix of City and Highway with an average of 70-80 Kms per Day

Mostly self driven , partially chauffer driven

my view (current)

INNOVA : Great car but bulky and problems with exhaust / maintenance issues

HONDACITY : Petrol and hence more expensive to run


FIESTA : DIESEL BUT FORD ( HIGH Maintenance and Poor Service)

Please give me your suggestions to help me decide

Thanks

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As your running is on higher side I suggest you should stick with diesel.

As for between Innova and Fiesta, it depends on what you want.
If you want a big car (for family outings) then go for Innova.

Any particular reason to stick with only these three cars ?
Why not look for Accent ? With Hyundai's widespread network you will have better support.
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i'd say get the fiesta....its a great engine..very refined ( for a diesel) and good fe
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As your running is on higher side I suggest you should stick with diesel.

As for between Innova and Fiesta, it depends on what you want.
If you want a big car (for family outings) then go for Innova.

Any particular reason to stick with only these three cars ?
Why not look for Accent ? With Hyundai's widespread network you will have better support.
hi thanks for the reply

We had previously owned Santro and did not had a very good experience with Hyundai Service and particularly was not impressed with Santro's Body. We are a Family of Eight Hence probably Innova for Family outings should be good but i am scared about Innova 's size and parking issues in our City (Delhi-Gurgaon)

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hey man i have a innova , no issues at all. service to, when i got m 1st one done was 500 rs or so. the car is good, and is giving me 12 kmpl in the city constantly with the ac on. though parking might be a problem in small places like old delhi. i dont think in the better parts or malls it should have any kind of problems as there is ample of space.
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What about Safari DICOR???
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dude what about Accent CRDI with pete's tuning chip... will rock
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For a family of 8 with a mileage od 70-80km daily you need a UV definitely.

Look at

Chevrolet Tavera NEO Diesel
Scorpio CRDe
Tata safari 4x2 Ex DICOR BS3
Toyota G1 Diesel
Maruti Versa (just because its a maruti)


I would suggest mahindra Scorpio CRDe as personal favouraite.

As a VFM Chevy Tavera and Toyota Innova make sense. Both have a good dealer network and both are good cars.

As a luxury I would look at tata safari.


All lie within your budget of 8.5.
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Nitinz,

If going out with a family is a rare event, Fiesta would make more sense otherwise Innova.

However I was wondering if you could elaborate on the exhaust/maintenance issues.
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Hi guys thanks a lot again

Few of Innova Owners have told me about lot of Black Fumes from The Exhaust, hence a little apprehension. I already own Tata Indigo LX, which i have driven from nearly 89000 Km in 2 and Half years and have spent a lot on maintenance. hence going for another Tata vehicle even if Dicor , scares me .

further Tavera is a good option but given a choice i would prefer Innova.

Now I have shortlisted Innova and Fiesta.

We do as a family have on an average 1 family outing a week , then we have to take 2 cars. so i was thinking on saving on it .

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Hi guys thanks a lot again

Few of Innova Owners have told me about lot of Black Fumes from The Exhaust, hence a little apprehension. I already own Tata Indigo LX, which i have driven from nearly 89000 Km in 2 and Half years and have spent a lot on maintenance. hence going for another Tata vehicle even if Dicor , scares me .

further Tavera is a good option but given a choice i would prefer Innova.

Now I have shortlisted Innova and Fiesta.

We do as a family have on an average 1 family outing a week , then we have to take 2 cars. so i was thinking on saving on it .

Cheers

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i think innova is the vehicle for u due to the family outing
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You need an Innova. Go get one.
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How about the scorpio?

between the Innova and fiesta. You surely do need an Innova.
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I've never seen an INNOVA emitting smoke!! Even the callcenter innovas that i've seen running around creating havoc, never saw smoke coming out of their exhaust.

U shud try out the innova, delhi roads are among the best in the country purrfecto for a big vehicle like innova.
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HI Guys


I test drove Fiesta yesterday , was amazed by the difference (I currently drive an INDIGO) and was truly impressed by the small drive the salesman offered me. only flaw that i could find was it did not look a proper sedan, just a compact car.

Innova on the other hand, i was looking at G4 , is slightly pricey and if i have to buy it on company account , will be registered as semi-commercial making it a yearly hassle for me.

at this point of time i am favouring the Fiesta

Thanks everyone

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