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Old 23rd July 2007, 23:38   #16
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Hey guys,
small change.
My bro is actually looking for two cars now.
One for his wife and one for himself.
Both will be self driven and he is thinking of a Santro CNG for his wife in exchange for the Getz while he is figuring out his budget for his new car.
Now does anyone have any details on the Xing CNG? And is a new one expected anytime soon?
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Old 23rd July 2007, 23:45   #17
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Hey guys,
small change.
My bro is actually looking for two cars now.
One for his wife and one for himself.
Both will be self driven and he is thinking of a Santro CNG for his wife in exchange for the Getz while he is figuring out his budget for his new car.
Now does anyone have any details on the Xing CNG? And is a new one expected anytime soon?
Does this mean his budget will be lower?

Why not consider the Fusion D also?
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Old 24th July 2007, 02:06   #18
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@khanak,
I think so. He would be selling off the Getz mostly and would be looking at buying a small hatch for his wife and a mid size sedan for himself.
I told him about the fusion but i dont think he would want a hatch.
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Old 24th July 2007, 09:59   #19
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Now given my brother's requirements, i have marked which car IMHO is best for each criteria -
- Good FE - Fiesta
- A trunk - Verna and Fiesta
- Resale Value - Verna
- Good ride and Handling - Fiesta
- Easy to Drive - Fiesta
- Cheap to maintain - Verna

So can people please help me out and point out if i have gone wrong anywhere in this post.
Cheers and a big thanks
Lambo, you will be surprised to see how the Fiesta diesel retains its resale value. The car has phenomenal demand due to the extremely frugal nature of the 1.4 tdci. I wouldnt be surprised if the depreciation is lesser than the Verna.

As a general rule of thumb, a car that sells well when new will also sell well in the used market.
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Also, the ford A.S.S in Mumbai is quite good.
Good to see the true facts coming out from someone who actually owns(/family-owned) the car.

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@GTO,
thats the first thing that came to my mind and my brother loves our car. He's driven it for arund a 1Kkm at the very least and that includes a trip to Pune and in and around the city.
Lambo, if the 8L budget still exists, go for the Fiesta TDCi. Mumbai after-sales is good, and also since the person has actually driven your car a lot and feels comfortable in it, there neednt be any doubts.

Slightly off-topic, but could someone please put up the spare parts prices for the Fiesta and the Verna ? Just so we know what exactly we mean when we say 'expensive' parts.

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yeah thats what has me confused about costly a.s.s and spare parts,till date have done one paid service for my fiesta1.6 which included a oil+filter change,air filter change and the usual things which they carry out at the 10,000 kms service plus had the logos of my car changed which were half broken courtesy our gurkha who washes the car and the amount i spent was 2400 bucks,can anyone tell how much are the service charges for the verna and the aveo
p.s can vouch for the statement ford a.s.s in mumbai is quite good
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@Lambo, since the budget of 8L to be split two-ways, i think it is a simple decision ( but, if it was me ).

Swift D : 6L
Maruti Alto: 2.5L ( i think its around that price)

Cheers and goodluck in your search and decision.
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Hey guys,
can other Fiesta owners please share their experiences about service costs please.
We just got ours serviced and it came upto 5K but this was the 30Kkm service which included changing quite a few things like the filters and oil and putting a new bulb in the tail lamp.
The Verna service is some 1200rs according to the Hyundai sales person but i doubt this includes changing the oil filter and all.
According to the ACI study carried out in Nov 06, the Accent CRDi's spare parts were some 66K or similar and the Fiesta's in the region of 8x K.
I assume the Verna will also fall into the 80+ category.
Guys also, i was thinking.
Why not a used 2005/06 Accent CRDi?
And a Santro CNG or similar for his wife?
Swift D is out as it's too cramped and he didn't like the Swift Petrol to drive in rush hour traffic.
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Is the Santro CNG available for a TD ? I mean, is the kit fitted on demand to a "normal" car ? If yes, I doubt they would keep one for a TD. Any idea ?
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Eddy,
The santro CNG is not available for TD.
the kit costs rs55,000 extra (according to ACI August 07).
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So Lambo, did you come to any conclusion for your 8 wheels? ( 2 cars)
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Eddy,
The santro CNG is not available for TD.
the kit costs rs55,000 extra (according to ACI August 07).
Hmmm, I guessed so. Any idea of its performance ? Has anyone driven it ?
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Old 1st August 2007, 20:09   #28
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mobike - not my cars bro.. my bro's wheels.
eddy - guess performance should be in the league of the non erlx santro Xing or in the worst case like the 1.0L Santro. But has anyone driven it and does anyone have any idea about the trim levels being offered?
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i have Verna SX and im extremely satisfied with it buddy. It gives me 19 kmpl in the highway cum city traffic with AC most of the time. Customer service is really great, i have done 3.5k on my odo and i feel spare parts cost just as santro. I just went to the spare part shop and inquired few costs and i felt it was reasonably low for this segment. i have taken my car at high speeds in cornering, but i have driven at 100kmph speed, i havent felt it being unstable.
hope you wudnt anyway make a turn in 100km speed. U need ABS for verna, braking is just too fine and steering is so light.
Just my few points.
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Old 3rd August 2007, 18:35   #30
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go in for the fiesta man the verna still need some work to be done on it.
if you like the accent go in for the accent viva crdi if its still avaliable it costed me around 7.7lacs in hyderabad!
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