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Old 4th September 2006, 19:58   #1
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hey, my grandparents in delhi have decided to buy a new car,they currently onw an esteem and are very happy with it but it has become realy old (9yrs) so theyt are planning to buy a new one!
well they need a car with a boot to accomodate luggage whn my uncles come over,not a very big car...their budget is "flexible" around 6lacs...their require ments are--

Low Maintenance(no running around for services very often)
Boot
Petrol
and of course our average indian requirement, Fuel Efficiency!

the following cars are within the requirements-
fiesta
accent
ikon
indigo
aveo-ruled out,F.E. bad and i think it will be too big to drive for him

i cant make up my mind,can any delhi-ites tell me how the ford service centres are¿accent i think will be too big again but not sure...and with indigo reliability¿
Please Help!
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Old 4th September 2006, 20:35   #2
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Fiesta 1.4 suits the requirements perfectly..
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Old 4th September 2006, 20:45   #3
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Well Why don't u consider the Amby the great ambassador... perfect for grandparents.....
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Why not the esteem again ?
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esteem once again else fiesta, but i have doubts whether it will come close to esteem in FE.
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Hyundai Getz.
It as roomy as most sedans inside and smaller on the outside which will make it easy for your grandparents to drive. The boot too is spacious enough(not as much as a sedan). Hyundai service is easy done everywhere.
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Roomy and solid...I would say the new esteem or the ford fiesta.Perfect for grandparents
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How about the accent. Keeping in mind Delhi's distances, don't you think this diesel would serve their purpose? Plus the boot space is adequate too!

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you could try the new ford fusion...or the fiesta is a good choice too...esteem again would be less exciting....might as well go in for the fiesta...A.W.E.S.O.M.E machine
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@jango- hell no!

@shuvc-they are bored of the esteem,its been 9yrs man!

@shail- no man a boot is a MUST

@ghostrider-no they wont be driving that much around,maximum 300km per month
How come nobody suggested the indogo or ikon!¿
i too was inclined for the fiesta....can someone pls tell me how much efficiency can someone expect out of the petrol fiesta in city¿
what is the service chart for the fiesta and how good are the service centres in delhi,is there any in Ashok Vihar¿
what about spares¿
sorry about askin soo many questions
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Don't let them test drive the City ZX.... else it's bought.... its just too comfy to drive and the rear seat is again.... but... nevermind...

..I see the Baleno as the best deal for you!!.. FE, Space... not too huge to drive... and price within 6L

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baleno would be the best bet....
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I would first suggest you an Esteem vxi. If they feel No No... for another esteem, they can go for baleno. I don't think you have anyother option if you have to consider FE and low maintenance.

Good luck anyways!!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bharanidharang
baleno would be the best bet....
I second that opinion.
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The Indigo and the Ikon would be the most comfortable of the lot. Very easy to get in and out - one of the most important factors considering their age.

I have no idea about the Ikon's mileage but the Indigo petrol should give you around 10 kpl in the city with the A/C running. The Ikon comes with control stalks on the wrong side (very annoying if your grandparents are used to the Esteem).
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