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Old 10th October 2016, 22:16   #31
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Well why don't you look at the Ecosport? Unless you are strictly looking at a sedan, the Ecosport could be fun. Alternatively, the S-cross 1.6 could stretch your budget but it'd be worth in my opinion. Or, wait for the Baleno RS. Though i think the baleno is a bit too light for the highway commute, I've time and time again felt its build quality is poor. Especially after that car accident in which 5 people died in their new baleno, I've advised anyone looking for the Baleno to look at it only if its a city car.

But my recommendation for sedans would be between the Rapid and Vento and Verna if it appeals to you. The new rapid is due, you can wait for that. That could bring a few new features. And if not, you can expect the current Rapid with extra discounts since its an outgoing model.



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1. S-Cross 1.6

2. Ecosport

3. New Rapid

4. Current gen Rapid or Vento



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Thanks mijnoirhammer67. I did test drive ecosport petrol AT. I was about to zero it to ecosport because of high seating, good ground clearance and 2.5 lakhs cheaper ( ongoing vento is getting at the same rate as ongoing Rapid for me). S Cross is expensive 1.6 costs 14 lakh without any promotions. And no automatic.

I am confused about VENTO DSG vs the commoner City. I hate looks of Ciaz. I need a good suspension as my weekends are spent at my wife's native place with hardly any roads. And my daily commute is half within city and half in highways. Daily I travel 50-60 kms. I need good fuel economy whether its petrol or diesel. And I don't intend to change this car in another 5 yrs.

I am tensed about german brand although i am well satisfied with the drive of DSG diesel. I haven't test driven CITY being petrol and lower FE on papers compared to VENTO DSG TDI. Googled a lot , hardly see any definite reviews of TDI DSG mileage. So I am tensed about the sales person's promise of a 20km/l.

Please help me. I am about to book it on wednesday once bank papers are OK. Thanks!

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Planning to buy vento highline TDI DSG (Automatic). Didn't think about City Cvt because I am currently using Amaze. F E of city is around 12 and vento TDI around 20. Service intervals are different. I don't like the looks of CIAZ and I cant go beyond 14 Lakhs to buy a Creta. Anyone please advise, will it be a wise decision. I am planning to keep this car for around 5-6 years and my daily commute is around 50-60km (half is highway).
Why don't you look at the AMEO TDI DSG. You will be saving 3L rupees for essentially the same car as the vento except for boot and some rear space. It being a new model in the market further adds to its appeal. Lower weight + 110 bhp should make it better to drive than the vento.
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In terms of suspension Vento is on weak side with potholes felt much more. Read suspension views on net.

As for FE user views are there in various threads. In Rapid TDI with heavy traffic I get 10-11, sometimes in bumper to bumper with avg speed 16 km/h around 8-9.

Tankful to tankful under above use avg is 11 km/l.

Only highway with avg trip speed 60-90 km/h FE of 19-22, even as much as 24 rarely.

In mix of city traffic and highways, tankful to tankful avg 14-17 km/l.

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I was pulled towards vento after test drive mainly because of the solid built, heaviness of steering during drive and the response from engine
Earlier i was against VW, but few of my relatives too answered my woes on maintenance and economy.
Major factor for giving a nod for Vento is the higher exchange rate given by them for my old Amaze.
But when I am on the verge of buying it, my mind feels to test drive the commoner sedan The City !
There are few things good in city, like the engine, after sales, touch screen with rear camera integration and VFM
But my dislikes in city are the sunroof, poor plastic quality unlike Vento, no projectors or DRL ( even vento doesnt )
Another major concern is chance for a recent facelift for City.
Whichever vehicle i opt, the top variant will be chosen so that i get the best in the ongoing model
But friends, are these cars ( vento and City) comparable
I need comparisons on suspension, DSG vs CVT etc
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In below thread on very first page CVT & DSG explained along with others.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...no-ertiga.html (Automatics under 10 Lakh OTR - A Comprehensive Guide (now with the Baleno & Ertiga))

In below thread AT cars in your budget compared.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/what-c...ive-guide.html (Automatics between 10-17 Lakh OTR - A Comprehensive Guide)

I would suggest reading reviews and ownership threads of both City & Vento.

If resale is high in value chain for you then City might be better though in day to day driving pleasure DSG is good.

A right balance might be Ameo DSG as you save about 2 lakhs today which to certain extent offset resale loss later in life.
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I need comparisons on suspension, DSG vs CVT etc
All the people here would give suggestions and advice on what you should buy. Consider it, but only buy the car you feel is right. You need to TD them extensively to check it all out. Take both the Vento and City out in the highway and take it over bumper to bumper traffic and potholes. This is your car with your money. Its okay to look at suggestions from Team-BHP and other sites. But if you have zeroed it down to two choices, now it should completely come down to your preference. One mans garbage is another mans gold. So pay heed to this. Moreover, ask around on ownership threads about how the people who own it and drive it daily feel. The wear and tear and A.S.S. is something you should check out from owners, rest the decision of purchase should lie solely on you.
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