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Old 5th October 2006, 16:01   #1
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Folks,

In many forums, its said that unless one drives atleast 40-50kms per day, diesel cars arent the best bet. Could someone shed more light on this? Surely the car will run every single day but much less..

Daily commute is 25-30kms. Largely City driving with occasional highway runs.. Inshort, 75% of the time I need efficiency and 25% of the time, I dont care
Cant go for 2 cars since I dont have parking space and it costs a lottt to get another one - I would rather spend this money on a better car!
Budget is between 8 - 10L. Hatch/sedan/MUV/SUV/whatever - will do..

Thoughts pls..
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Old 5th October 2006, 17:49   #2
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it is said that more you use your diesel car, the more you save. but that doesn't mean you should make unnecessary trips. lol. the idea behind that is like this :

A diesel car costs a lot more than a petrol version.
Diesel engines are more expensive to maintain than a petrol one.

to offset the above, the cost per km travelled makes up.

so depending on your usage and how much you think you are gonna save , you can decide. cheers
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Exactly. Like tour operators prefer the Diesels, since on an avarage the vehicles run 6/7 k per month.
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8-10 L, diesel...
Hyundai Verna it is.
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i'd say go for the fiesta diesel and use the rest of hte money for maintenance..
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i think you should go for Hyundai Verna crdi.
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8-10 L, diesel...
Hyundai Verna it is.
100 times for now!!
Yes, soon there will be another one to beat it. But there's nothing better than this VERNA thingy in that slot!!
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You mean Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
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Yes, soon there will be another one to beat it. But there's nothing better than this VERNA thingy in that slot!!
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Ford fiesta 1.6 TDCi produces 90 bhp,So it may actually not be comparable on the performance front to the hyundai verna.
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Ford fiesta 1.6 TDCi produces 90 bhp,So it may actually not be comparable on the performance front to the hyundai verna.
I am very sorry about my ignorance. but has the 1.6 Tdci has already been launched? i never knew this. is that the sport version thingy? the ad that came today in the times news paper? i am confused.

plz throw some light....
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Hi,

NO its not launched yet but its due to launch in 2007 with 1.6 litre 90 BHP TDCi engine. Which does 0-100 same as verna in 11.xx secs.

The sports fiesta is 1.6 Petrol ones. They are limited editions.

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I am very sorry about my ignorance. but has the 1.6 Tdci has already been launched? i never knew this. is that the sport version thingy? the ad that came today in the times news paper? i am confused.

plz throw some light....
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The 1.6 tdci figures I quote from are from the engine which is present in the ford fiesta hatch in the UK.

No the 1.6 tdci has not yet been launched in India by Ford.
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Yes you are right. The figures are from hatch available in UK and Europe. Plus i have taken verna figures from accent crdi which is sold with the same 110 BHP engine.

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The 1.6 tdci figures I quote from are from the engine which is present in the ford fiesta hatch in the UK.

No the 1.6 tdci has not yet been launched in India by Ford.
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Equus,
Just go for Verna CRDi. I personally had a very good at the car, test drove. Here in this part of the world, the Verna is launched as Accent. It looks big, matured looks, very quiet. FE is claimed to be in the unprecedented level! For all the money, this is the latest machine possibly you can get! Lastly, unless otherwise you see the CRDi badge in the rear, you cannot feel that diesel smell or noise or pick up lag. Cool mean machine!
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Equus If you are keen on diesel its Verna for you but my suggestion Petrol Verna is VFM buy, Verna CRDi is smart/enthu owner/driver's choice.

Its unfortunate Verna CRDi comes with basic features of Verna just don't make sense to buy that at least according to me.

Ravi.
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