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Old 24th June 2007, 21:57   #1
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Default Most fuel efficient diesel sedan\muv

I currently drive a 1.6 base Optra (petrol) looking for my next wheels:

1. Diesel.
2. Highly fuel efficient --- very highly daily city travel, self driven.
3. Midsize or larger. Can be sedan or MUV ...
4. Ex-showroom price from 5L to 12L in Bangalore (fuel-efficiency would overrule price point).

5. Resale value is not important.
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Old 25th June 2007, 01:01   #2
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5 to 12 lakhs..yesht vast budget range nimdu saar..!!
Verna crdi
Optra magnum
Indigo Diesel
swift diesel if u want to go in for a hatch but since thats not ur prefrence we can rule that out
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it can be muv so why no get a innova ours gives around 12 kmpl with a/c and it handles like a car
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Most efficient diesel is a toss between the ford fiesta and hyundai verna. Take your pick .
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Ford Fiesta. Mileage king, that car is. Looks nice too, and handles beautifully. Pity about the (lack of) power, and the pathetic A.S.S.
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Today i was watching car and bike show in cnbc. ACI editor Mr: Sorabjee was advicing a man to go for Logan instead of fiesta as logan gives better mileage in highways.
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Fiesta or Verna is the perfect fit. Inside the city you will not feel lack of power in the Fiesta. But if you can spend 12L and would like luxury why not the optra diesel, unless you do not want to have 2 optra's.
In diesel a kmpl here or there does not matter much.
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My vote is for Fiesta. High mileage, decent resale value and low-medium service cost. Only downside is the availability of A.S.S. in small towns.
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Since you are already used to the spacious Optra, I presume that you would want that aspect to remain as is. In that case, the best option is Optra Magnum, especially since you are used to the A.S.S of GM.

An alternate is Innova D. The flip side is that Innova might prove a handful as you would be self-driving it in Blr.

Going back to the GM stable, you could even consider Tavera, since you are OK with a MUV.
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I would say go for the verna or the fiesta... Both are very good cars.. Verna is a little peppier but fiesta is the milage queen
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How about an Octi?. I think that would be a decent upgrade from Optra.
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They may lack on outright power but the Fiesta, Indigo and Logan rule on the FE front. Test-drive all three and make your choice.

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4. Ex-showroom price from 5L to 12L in Bangalore (fuel-efficiency would overrule price point).
I have my doubts on this reasoning? Would you spend 3 lakh rupees more on the initial purchase for only 10 - 15% more fuel-economy? Or are there other reasons?
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I see that you already have Optra, So if you are satisfied with the A.S.S. and performance you should look at Optra Magnum. If you are looking at maximising fuel efficiency in the City then its Fiesta TDCi (the best City diesel) and on highways its Verna CRDi. Octavia in case you are looking at solid build, great highway driving and slightly fatter wallet...
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For this bugest Range best bet is Ford Fiesta or Logan both are most fuel efficient Deisel sedans right now but I don't know which give better FE among two. From both in Bangalore traffic you should get at least 14kmpl with AC on. On highway you can expect anything above 18kmpl with AC on. You can extract even 22kmpl.

If you want to save money and max. 4 people (+1 kid) travelling then its Swift D which gives at least 15kmpl with Ac on in Bangalore city. On
highway you can expect 20kmpl and can extract 24kmpl.

If you need MUV its Innova D since you have budget of 12lacs think about Innova V spec awasome car which can carry easily 7 guys!You can expect FE as 10kmpl in Bangalore City with AC on and on highway at least 12kmpl with AC on and can get around 15 as well.

One of my freind told me when drove Innova D during night where no traffic at all and speed of 60 to 80kmpl they extracted 18kmpl and with Petrol one reported 14kmpl.

Since already you own optra think about Optra Magnum which is good car as well.

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Ravi.

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Possible diesel options: Fiesta, Verna, Optra, Elantra & Innova.
Expected diesel: Aveo, New Elantra

The most fuel efficient would be Fiesta. Since you have the budget, I would suggest Optra Magnum - which is spacious & comfortable. Between Fiesta & Optra, fuel cost per Km will be less than Rs 0.5/-

PS: BTW, Fiesta is cheaper to Optra by about 5L. 5L will buy fuel worth approx 250,000 Km
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