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Old 19th August 2006, 10:22   #31
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Hey what about Fusion? It's much cheaper now with the price drop and everything.
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Old 10th December 2006, 19:53   #32
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@numerouno you ended up with the palio adventure,good choice.

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Old 12th December 2006, 04:31   #33
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Go For verna If you can Digest the looks other wise buy ford fiesta or even accent Crdi it still looks better than the verna to me
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Default Diesel -> Petrol Good choice

Originally Posted by numerouno View Post
I am planning to undertake a 4000 km trip ...
Please let me know based on your experiences as to which one would be an ideal choice for the highway.
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@numerouno you ended up with the palio adventure,good choice.
You started with a diesel requirement ended up with a petrol SUV !!

Good choice though, have fun.
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Old 12th December 2006, 12:58   #35
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May I sugges Verna Crdi.
OD took a Mumbai to Calcutta shootout and were most impressed with Verna's power and ability to handle bad roads. It was also much cheaper than the most efficient petrol car on the shootout, Honda City(iDSi)
Price will be around 8L
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Old 12th December 2006, 16:01   #36
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Personally, I would suggest you to go in for the Indigo / Marina Diesel. Choose your variant.

My cousin has an Indigo LS TDI which has clocked 12000 kms in 4 months. No problems till date. Only went in for the regular service. Has been giving 15kmpl in city driving conditions and 17kmpl on the highway on a regular basis. Was rock steady on the chennai - trichy golden quadrilateral section at 150 kmph and still had reserve power.

It basically boils down to how you handle your car (use / abuse) and knowing your limitations in terms of adjusting to the speed / reflexes etc.

On the highway, just in case you are broke, you are sure to find atleast one mechanic for this car.. am not so sure about the latest ones

Go ahead, make your pick
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Old 13th December 2006, 01:27   #37
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accent crdi not the viva.. check for discounts you could get a new one for about 730 to 760 depending on city..

also petra diesel is a really really good car. suprising quick for a normal diesel..

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Hey scorp1, did u mention fiat adventure diesel??.Is this the same as the adventure sport?? If so I thought there was the petrol option only...if wot u say is true then can u give me some update abt this car. I feel the adventure is one of the most underrated cars owing to bad publicity coz of its manufacturer..
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accent crdi!! awesome on the highwaysa
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Go with the Adventure if you dont mind the FE. You wont feel that safe on highways in any other vehicle at that price range. If you really want to buy another vehicle try out the fusion. Its fun to drive it on the highways. But you might not feel as comfortable as in the adventure. If you can wait i hear they are also coming out with the TDCi(Diesel) Engine soon. Dont know about the Marina much. But one suggestion. Since its more of a highway vehicle you are looking for i suggest you go for vehicles with powerful engines and higher ground clearance and a good boot. I would never suggest the scorpio(Except for LOOKS..that too the older version).
Drive Safe. and dont forget the seatbelts.
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It's not clear what car numerouno finally choose.
From Rahul's post, shows that he went for an Adventure.
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Guys please check the last post date before reopening threads.
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Old 1st March 2007, 22:10   #43
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As many others opine, the Tavera would be a great buy. We own a Tavera in our family and I cannot remember the no. of long trips we have made with the vehicle fully packed. Its is for sure rugged and reliable and can seat 7 with comfort. The only drawback I found was the lack of power while overtaking other vehicles where it struggled a bit. Otherwise I do not see any issues whatsoever. It has been a great buy and has not let us down on any occasion. Our Tavera is about 2 years old and has clocked about 40,000 km so far.
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Default Ford Fusion

If you are looking for a Highway Ride under 7.5 Lakhs, you should look at the Ford Fusion (Petrol and Diesel). I use a Petrol and it's been one of the best things to ride in on the Highways. Looking at the vehicle in terms of Pros and Cons will give:

First the Cons
1. Bone jarring low speed ride. (thats if you stick to speeds below 40)
2. Rattling bodywork. (Again at speeds below 40)
3. Engine / Road noise in the Cabin. (Unless you are a snarly noisy engine fan)
4. Bad plastic components. (The new ones thankfully do not have them)
5. No airbags.
6. Mileage is not one of the best. (15 - 17 with AC on highway depending on how aggressive you are)
7. Very hard power steering. (Do not expect a softer one like in WagonR)
8. Car feels shaky at speeds higher than 130 Kmph. (Unless fully loaded)
9. Ford service is not one of the Best. (Depends on the dealer)

Then the Pros
1. Its easy to park as its smaller.
2. Ample amount of space for 5 even for Long Journeys with pillows and cushions thrown in. (I have been on many with 5 people in the car)
3. Good driving position, much higher than a regular sedan.
4. Large boot space to gobble up luggage.
5. Large speakers can be put on all 4 doors, good music is essential for any long drive.
6. The car is as stable as any other at High Speeds and the 15" Alloys let you swallow larger gaps and holes on the road.
7. At 198 mm the ground clearance is the best.
8. The best part about the vehicle is the Steering Input, its probably the most direct and it is possible to avoid the occasional dog at 100 Kmph.
9. It may not travel very fast, but with the Petrol version, it is possible to touch 100 Kmph in 11 Seconds. (Just like the brochure says, no hype)

The best part is it's still a Hatch with Highway manners. And when you do take it out just driving by yourself, it feels a lot better than driving a larger vehicle like Innova, Tavera etc. Given their associations with Cab service, you really don't want to get mistaken for one.
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Originally Posted by shubhodeepdas@g View Post
If you are looking for a Highway Ride under....or one.
Great first post shubhodeep.

However this post and the query is over two years old.

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